Bill C-420

Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act

An Act to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada

This bill was tabled by Marc Garneau on May 3, 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 Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act

    The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-420 under private members' business. ... more

    Dec. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act

    The House resumed from December 3 consideration of the motion that Bill C-420, An Act to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    Dec. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 576
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    • In favour 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Bloc
    • In favour 100%
      NDP
    • Against 100%
      Conservative
    Dec. 5, 2012
  • Photo of Marc Garneau
    Marc Garneau spoke about Private Members' Business > Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-420. I would like to thank those who have spoken to this bill, who have shared their thoughts with me and who have taken the time to listen to me. ... more

    Dec. 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dany Morin
    Dany Morin spoke about Private Members' Business > Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act

    Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to thank my Liberal colleague for introducing this bill, which will make up for the Conservative government's lack of leadership since coming to power. ... more

    Dec. 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act

    The House resumed from October 2, 2012, consideration of the motion that Bill C-420, Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    Dec. 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Marc Garneau
    Marc Garneau spoke about Statements By Members > National Child Day

    Mr. Speaker, today is National Child Day. On November 20 of every year, we commemorate and celebrate Canada’s signing of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. ... more

    Nov. 20, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kerry-Lynne Findlay
    Kerry-Lynne Findlay spoke about Private Members' Business > Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to participate in the debate on Bill C-420, An Act to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada. ... more

    Oct. 2, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Robert Goguen
    Robert Goguen spoke about Private Members' Business > Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to participate in this debate on Bill C-420, An Act to Establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada. ... more

    Oct. 2, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Marc Garneau
    Marc Garneau spoke about Private Members' Business > Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act

    moved that Bill C-420, An Act to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada, be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    Oct. 2, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Routine Proceedings > Private Members' Business

    The Chair would like to take a moment to provide some information to the House regarding the management of private members' business. ... more

    June 20, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht

    There are no concerns regarding C-420 to proceed, so it will proceed. ... more

    June 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht

    Any concerns? ... more

    June 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Marc Garneau
    Marc Garneau spoke about Routine Proceedings > Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-420, An Act to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada. ... more

    May 3, 2012,   Parliament