Bill C-38

Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act

An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures

This bill was tabled by Jim Flaherty on April 26, 2012.

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How does a bill become a law?

Don’t trust Schoolhouse Rock – that’s for Americans. To become a law, a bill in the Canada’s Parliament needs to go through the following steps, and pass when voted on during each step:

  • It all starts with the first reading, when the bill is introduced.
  • Next comes the second reading, when other MPs or Senators get to debate the bill.
  • After that, the bill goes to a committee that studies and amends it line-by-line. Once they finish, the bill goes returns to the House or Senate for the report stage, where anyone can propose amendments.
  • The third reading is the moment of truth: no more changes, just a debate and a final vote on whether or not the bill should pass.
  • If a bill makes it through all of those steps – in both the House of Commons and Senate – it’s ready to get Royal Assent and become a law.

Status of this Bill

Royal Assent

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  • Photo of Ted Hsu
    Ted Hsu spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > The Environment

    Mr. Speaker, I have a number of petitions today. The first one is from my constituents of Kingston and the Islands, and it concerns Bills C-38 and C-45, which gutted protection for ecosystems, especially around bodies of water. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Philip Toone
    Philip Toone spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Employment Insurance

    Mr. Speaker, today I have the pleasure of presenting three petitions. ... more

    June 14, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Randall Garrison
    Randall Garrison spoke about Statements By Members > The Environment

    Mr. Speaker, the Conservative government has developed a bad habit of gutting environmental protection in my riding of Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca and across Canada. Last year, in Bill C-38, it eliminated protection for all streams, rivers and lakes on Vancouver Island under the Navigable Waters Protection Act. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Anne-Marie Day
    Anne-Marie Day spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Employment Insurance

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present three petitions calling on the Canadian government to reverse the devastating changes to employment insurance introduced through omnibus Bill C-38 in spring 2012.

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Guy Caron
    Guy Caron spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Employment Insurance

    Mr. Speaker, there is strong opposition to EI reform in my region, in eastern Quebec. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Philip Toone
    Philip Toone spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Employment Insurance

    Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to present a petition signed by several thousand people from my riding, Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine, who oppose the employment insurance reforms in Bill C-38. ... more

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Anne-Marie Day
    Anne-Marie Day spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Employment Insurance

    Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions calling on the Government of Canada to reverse its decision about Bill C-38 and the devastating changes to employment insurance made in the spring of 2012.

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Government Orders > Expansion and Conservation of Canada’s National Parks Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise tonight to speak to Bill S-15, which would amend the Canada National Parks Act to create the Sable Island national park reserve of Canada, the conclusion of 50 years of work to protect Sable Island's distinctive nature. ... more

    June 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Standing Committee on Finance--Speaker's Ruling

    I am now prepared to rule on a point of order raised on May 29, by the hon. House Leader of the Official Opposition regarding the process followed by the Standing Committee on Finance with respect to its consideration of Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Isabelle Morin
    Isabelle Morin spoke about Statements By Members > Environmental Stewardship

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate an exceptional citizen from my riding who shows great leadership, dedication and community spirit in her care for the environment. Every spring for the past three years, Maja Vodanovic leads a team of families, students, teachers and local residents to clean out the Bouchard Creek. This year, more than 100 students from 10 schools participated. ... more

    June 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alexandrine Latendresse
    Alexandrine Latendresse spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, it is my turn to speak to Bill C-60. I would like to begin by saying that the people of Louis-Saint-Laurent are clearly not well served by the Conservatives' latest attempt to perform what the party seems to think are miracles. ... more

    June 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Brison
    Scott Brison spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1 > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, before being so rudely interrupted by the weekend, I was saying that the Conservatives' latest budget would raise taxes by a whopping $3.3 billion over four years, and a number of these tax measures are included in this budget implementation act. ... more

    June 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Yvon Godin
    Yvon Godin spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Employment Insurance

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present several petitions on the same subject. The petitions come from people in Quebec. They are calling on the government to cancel the changes made to employment insurance by the former Bill C-38, which have to do with the power to define the terms “suitable employment” and “reasonable and customary efforts to obtain suitable employment” and with the creation of a social security tribunal.

    May 31, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Anne-Marie Day
    Anne-Marie Day spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Employment Insurance

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present several petitions concerning the employment insurance reforms that are buried in Bill C-38. The public is still opposed to these reforms.

    May 31, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Standing Committee on Finance

    Mr. Speaker, I am grateful to the hon. House Leader of the Official Oppositionfor raising this point of order yesterday, objecting to the unusual procedures that were accepted within the Standing Committee on Finance, in relation to the clause-by-clause treatment of Bill C-60, the 2013 omnibus budget bill. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Anne Minh-Thu Quach
    Anne Minh-Thu Quach spoke about Government Orders > Fair Rail Freight Service Act

    This is actually quite insulting, and most of all, undemocratic. The Conservatives are forcing us to sit until midnight from Monday to Thursday, and yet this makes the 37th time we have a time allocation motion. Talk about mixed messages. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Standing Committee on Finance

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today on a very specific point of order with regard to Bill C-60, an act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, and the work that was done by the committees that were studying this bill, particularly the finance committee, which invoked some measures we believe are not in order and fell well outside of its mandate. ... more

    May 29, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Philip Toone
    Philip Toone spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act > Bill C-49—Time Allocation Motion

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to welcome everyone to this, the 36th time allocation motion. This is a record. It makes you wonder how the government justifies once again invoking time allocation. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Annick Papillon
    Annick Papillon spoke about Government Orders > Technical Tax Amendments Act, 2012

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak in the House in support of Bill C-48 at third reading. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Randy Kamp
    Randy Kamp spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Philip Toone
    Philip Toone spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Pierre-Luc Dusseault
    Pierre-Luc Dusseault spoke about Government Orders > Technical Tax Amendments Act, 2012

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Chambly—Borduas for agreeing to share his time with me. I am very grateful. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Matthew Dubé
    Matthew Dubé spoke about Government Orders > Technical Tax Amendments Act, 2012

    Mr. Speaker, first of all, I would like to say that I will be sharing my time with my colleague, the hon. member for Sherbrooke. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Anne Minh-Thu Quach
    Anne Minh-Thu Quach spoke about Adjournment Proceedings > The Environment

    Mr. Speaker, I would remind my colleague opposite that using rhetoric to avoid the issue or distract people from the issue will not help protect our parks, much like making investments does not create long-term jobs. ... more

    May 24, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Government Orders > Incorporation by Reference in Regulations Act

    Mr. Speaker, my colleague from Peace River eventually got around Bill S-12. However, I would like to ask him a question. ... more

    May 24, 2013,   Parliament
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