Bill C-414

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals)

This bill was tabled by Joe Comartin on April 4, 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

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  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Private Members' Business > Criminal Code

    Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties and I believe that, if you were to seek it, you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move: ... more

    May 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Government Orders > Bill C-60—Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties and I believe that, if you were to seek it, you would find unanimous consent for the following motion: That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, Bill C-413, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (judicial discretion), and Bill C-414, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals), be withdrawn from the Order Paper.

    May 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joe Comartin
    Joe Comartin spoke about Routine Proceedings > Criminal Code

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-414, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals). ... more

    April 3, 2012,   Parliament