Bill C-393

Railway Noise and Vibration Control Act

An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (railway noise and vibration control)

This bill was tabled by Peter Julian on Feb. 9, 2012.


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

Introduction and First Reading

Activity Feed

  • Photo of Robert Chisholm
    Robert Chisholm spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Railway Noise and Vibration

    Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by a number of residents of Dartmouth—Cole Harbour. These are people who live on Shore Road and adjacent to Shore Road, which is next to the harbour and next to a CN rail line. They are suffering as a result of the excessive noise and vibrations caused by CN trains switching along the area of the residential street, Shore Road. ... more

    March 25, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Julian
    Peter Julian spoke about Routine Proceedings > Railway Noise and Vibration Control Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-393, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (railway noise and vibration control). ... more

    Feb. 9, 2012,   Parliament