Bill C-45

Jobs and Growth Act, 2012

A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures

This bill was tabled by Jim Flaherty on Oct. 18, 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

Committee Report Presented

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  • Photo of Kelly Block
    Kelly Block spoke

    Okay, thank you. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Pat Martin
    Pat Martin spoke

    Actually, your time is up, unfortunately, Bernard. Thank you. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Irene Mathyssen

    I would appreciate that. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Craig Scott
    Craig Scott spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Don River

    Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from citizens in Toronto, especially in my riding of Toronto—Danforth. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Anne Minh-Thu Quach
    Anne Minh-Thu Quach spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Navigable Waters

    Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by people from my riding, Beauharnois—Salaberry. Bill C-45, which is now law, made changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act. As a result, only 62 rivers, 97 lakes and three oceans will remain protected, while previously, that legislation protected all of Canada's waterways. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ted Hsu
    Ted Hsu spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > The Environment

    Mr. Speaker, I have a number of petitions today. The first one is from my constituents of Kingston and the Islands, and it concerns Bills C-38 and C-45, which gutted protection for ecosystems, especially around bodies of water. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Anne Minh-Thu Quach
    Anne Minh-Thu Quach spoke about Routine Proceedings > Navigable Waters Protection Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-527, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Lake Joseph and other lakes and rivers). ... more

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kirsty Duncan
    Kirsty Duncan spoke about Government Orders > Expansion and Conservation of Canada’s National Parks Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise tonight to speak to Bill S-15, which would amend the Canada National Parks Act to create the Sable Island national park reserve of Canada, the conclusion of 50 years of work to protect Sable Island's distinctive nature. ... more

    June 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Standing Committee on Finance--Speaker's Ruling

    I am now prepared to rule on a point of order raised on May 29, by the hon. House Leader of the Official Opposition regarding the process followed by the Standing Committee on Finance with respect to its consideration of Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Isabelle Morin
    Isabelle Morin spoke about Statements By Members > Environmental Stewardship

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate an exceptional citizen from my riding who shows great leadership, dedication and community spirit in her care for the environment. Every spring for the past three years, Maja Vodanovic leads a team of families, students, teachers and local residents to clean out the Bouchard Creek. This year, more than 100 students from 10 schools participated. ... more

    June 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé

    Okay. ... more

    June 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alexandrine Latendresse
    Alexandrine Latendresse spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, it is my turn to speak to Bill C-60. I would like to begin by saying that the people of Louis-Saint-Laurent are clearly not well served by the Conservatives' latest attempt to perform what the party seems to think are miracles. ... more

    June 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Brison
    Scott Brison spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1 > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, before being so rudely interrupted by the weekend, I was saying that the Conservatives' latest budget would raise taxes by a whopping $3.3 billion over four years, and a number of these tax measures are included in this budget implementation act. ... more

    June 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Government Orders > Points of Order > Standing Committee on Finance

    Mr. Speaker, I rise in part to add to my submissions of yesterday and in part to respond to the submissions of the hon. House Leader of the Official Opposition and others today. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Elizabeth May
    Elizabeth May spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Standing Committee on Finance

    Mr. Speaker, I am grateful to the hon. House Leader of the Official Oppositionfor raising this point of order yesterday, objecting to the unusual procedures that were accepted within the Standing Committee on Finance, in relation to the clause-by-clause treatment of Bill C-60, the 2013 omnibus budget bill. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Anne Minh-Thu Quach
    Anne Minh-Thu Quach spoke about Government Orders > Fair Rail Freight Service Act

    This is actually quite insulting, and most of all, undemocratic. The Conservatives are forcing us to sit until midnight from Monday to Thursday, and yet this makes the 37th time we have a time allocation motion. Talk about mixed messages. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Standing Committee on Finance

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today on a very specific point of order with regard to Bill C-60, an act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, and the work that was done by the committees that were studying this bill, particularly the finance committee, which invoked some measures we believe are not in order and fell well outside of its mandate. ... more

    May 29, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Annick Papillon
    Annick Papillon spoke about Government Orders > Technical Tax Amendments Act, 2012

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak in the House in support of Bill C-48 at third reading. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Pierre-Luc Dusseault
    Pierre-Luc Dusseault spoke about Government Orders > Technical Tax Amendments Act, 2012

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Chambly—Borduas for agreeing to share his time with me. I am very grateful. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Brison
    Scott Brison spoke

    Just for clarification, the decision to reduce the CHT escalator in future years from 6% to the greater of 3% or GDP growth was implemented in Bill C-45, was it not?

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dan Albas
    Dan Albas spoke about Government Orders > Incorporation by Reference in Regulations Act

    Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the member across the aisle for his speech. I would like just to go through a few points in it. ... more

    May 24, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Djaouida Sellah
    Djaouida Sellah spoke about Government Orders > Extension of Sitting Hours

    Mr. Speaker, the motion before us is rather bizarre. As many members have said before me, it is quite surprising that the government is using the excuse of urgency. ... more

    May 22, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sadia Groguhé
    Sadia Groguhé spoke about Government Orders > Extension of Sitting Hours

    Mr. Speaker, I will share my speaking time with my colleague, the member for Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert. ... more

    May 22, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Government Orders > Extension of Sitting Hours

    Mr. Speaker, I am not very happy about being here. However, I am here because we need to stand up to this government, which believes that Parliament exists only for its benefit and that it is just a place concerned with the government's problems and accountability. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Government Orders > Extension of Sitting Hours

    Mr. Speaker, I apologize for interrupting my colleague just at the beginning of his speech on the justification for the motion that he has just presented to the House, but we have a point of order that we need to raise because I think it establishes a couple of important things for you, as Speaker, to determine before we get into the context and the particulars of this motion. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
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