Bill C-407

An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (gender balanced representation)

This bill was tabled by Irene Mathyssen on March 9, 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

Introduction and First Reading

Activity Feed

  • Photo of Gerry Byrne
    Gerry Byrne spoke about Private Members' Business > Financial Administration Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise and speak to Bill C-473. It is clear to the House that the intention of the proposed act is to amend the Financial Administration Act to provide some method of balance. It is a laudable goal of a Canadian just society to ensure that gender equity is not a slogan but a commonplace action within our society. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Judy Sgro
    Judy Sgro spoke about Private Members' Business > Financial Administration Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to lead off the debate for the Liberal caucus and to speak in favour of Bill C-473 at second reading. ... more

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Irene Mathyssen
    Irene Mathyssen spoke about Routine Proceedings > Financial Administration Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-407, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (gender balanced representation). ... more

    March 8, 2012,   Parliament