Bill C-41

Appropriation Act No. 3, 2012-13

An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013

This bill was tabled by Tony Clement on June 7, 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 Laurie Hawn
    Laurie Hawn spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I have three or four quick points and a quick question. ... more

    April 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jasbir Sandhu
    Jasbir Sandhu spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to speak on behalf of my constituents in Surrey North. ... more

    April 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter MacKay
    Peter MacKay spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    moved that Bill C-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be read the third time and passed. ... more

    April 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Christine Moore
    Christine Moore spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act > Motions in Amendment

    Mr. Speaker, I will conclude my brief opening remarks. ... more

    March 21, 2013,   Parliament
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    James Bezan spoke

    Yes. ... more

    Feb. 25, 2013,   Parliament
  • Colonel Michael R. Gibson (Deputy Judge Advocate General of Military Justice, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of National Defence) spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    Feb. 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rick Norlock
    Rick Norlock spoke

    Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and through you to the witnesses, thank you for appearing. ... more

    Feb. 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter MacKay
    Peter MacKay spoke

    Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. ... more

    Jan. 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Chris Charlton
    Chris Charlton spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to participate in the debate on Bill C-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. ... more

    Dec. 11, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Craig Scott
    Craig Scott spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise after many of my colleagues have spoken in the last few months to Bill C-15 on military justice. ... more

    Dec. 11, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alex Atamanenko
    Alex Atamanenko spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to be able to speak today and say a few words on Bill C-15. ... more

    Dec. 6, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean Crowder
    Jean Crowder spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, before I launch into my speech, I will just pick up on a point that my good friend was making about the amendments proposed to the previous incarnation of this bill. As he rightly pointed out, those amendments have not been included in the current version of the legislation. ... more

    Dec. 6, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, Bill C-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, proposes a series of measures to enhance the military justice system. This bill is a legislative response to some of the recommendations made by Justice Lamer in 2003 following his review of the National Defence Act and to recommendations made by the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs six years later. Of Justice Lamer's 88 recommendations, Bill C-15 takes just 28 into account. Sixty recommendations were not included in the bill that the Conservatives introduced in response to the key concerns raised by the Lamer report on national defence. ... more

    Oct. 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Hélène Laverdière
    Hélène Laverdière spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives really have trouble with happy mediums and balanced approaches. One place where this is obvious is in the area of foreign policy, but we also see it in legislation. Just this week, we have again been presented with a mammoth bill that covers pretty much everything but the kitchen sink. And yet on a subject as important as military justice and the rights of the men and women who defend our country, the Conservatives have brought forth a mouse. I think there is room, somewhere between the mammoth and the mouse, for legislation that is a little more worthwhile. ... more

    Oct. 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Paulina Ayala
    Paulina Ayala spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, on October 7, 2011, the Minister of National Defence introduced Bill C-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. The NDP believes that this bill is a step in the right direction in order to make the military justice system and the civilian justice system more uniform. Still, it does not address the key issues needed to reform the summary trial system and the grievance system. Today I will speak to the grievance system. ... more

    Oct. 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Annick Papillon
    Annick Papillon spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to take part in today's debate on Bill C-15 on military justice. ... more

    Oct. 22, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Françoise Boivin
    Françoise Boivin spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise in the House today to speak to Bill C-15. ... more

    Oct. 22, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Candice Bergen

    Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. ... more

    Oct. 22, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Royal Assent > Message from the Senate

    I have the honour to inform the House that when the House did attend His Excellency the Governor General in the Senate chamber, His Excellency was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the royal assent to the following bills: ... more

    June 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jinny Sims
    Jinny Sims spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to speak today against the second reading stage of Bill C-15. Before my colleagues across the way start saying that I do not like the military and all of those things, I will stress that it is because I so strongly support the men and women in our military who sacrifice so much to serve our country and put themselves on the line that I find it very difficult to support this legislation. Surely, our men and women who serve us at home and overseas in unimaginable circumstances deserve due process, and that is what this is all about. It is about transparency, accountability, t doing the right thing and natural justice. ... more

    June 20, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Matthew Kellway
    Matthew Kellway spoke about Government Orders > Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

    Madam Speaker, I am happy to rise today to speak about Bill C-15, the strengthening military justice in the defence of Canada act. As per its title, Bill C-15 is intended to amend the National Defence Act on matters related to military justice. ... more

    June 20, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Tony Clement
    Tony Clement spoke about Government Orders > Supplementary Estimates (A), 2012-13

    moved that Bill C-41, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013, be read the first time. ... more

    June 7, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 268
    That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
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    June 6, 2012
  • Vote 267
    That Bill C-41, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further ... more
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    June 6, 2012
  • Vote 266
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
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    June 6, 2012