Bill C-443

National Health and Fitness Day Act

An Act to establish a National Health and Fitness Day

This bill was tabled by John Weston on Sept. 25, 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 John Carmichael
    John Carmichael spoke about Statements By Members > Sport Matters

    Mr. Speaker, as a former president of Rowing Canada Aviron and a board member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, I rise today to speak to the importance of health and fitness. ... more

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of John Weston
    John Weston spoke about Routine Proceedings > National Health and Fitness Day Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-443, An Act to establish a National Health and Fitness Day. ... more

    Sept. 24, 2012,   Parliament