Bill C-458

National Charities Week Act

An Act respecting a National Charities Week and to amend the Income Tax Act (charitable and other gifts)

This bill was tabled by Peter Braid on Nov. 1, 2012.

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  • 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

  • spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week Act

    The House resumed from May 28 consideration of the motion that Bill C-458, An Act respecting a National Charities Week and to amend the Income Tax Act (charitable and other gifts), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    May 29, 2013,   Parliament
  • Vote 701
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
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    May 29, 2013
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    Peter Braid spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise in the House once again to speak to my private member's bill, Bill C-458. I would like to begin by thanking all of my colleagues in this place who have spoken to the issue of my bill, and who have also spoken about the importance of the charitable sector in Canada. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
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    Shelly Glover spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week

    Mr. Speaker, I am absolutely thrilled to be standing here today because I truly believe in Bill C-458. This is an important proposal before us today. It is intended to help Canadians across the country when they are involved in charities. We truly do have a commitment to help donors and ensure that they get the benefits that have been put forward by this government. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
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    François Choquette spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-458, An Act respecting a National Charities Week and to amend the Income Tax Act (charitable and other gifts). ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of John Carmichael
    John Carmichael spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-458. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Brison
    Scott Brison spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week

    Mr. Speaker, as I rise today to speak to Bill C-458, the national charities week act, I want to refer to what my colleague from Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor noted during the first hour of the debate. As he stated in his remarks in this House, the Liberal Party of Canada will be supporting the bill. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week

    The House resumed from March 19 consideration of the motion that Bill C-458, An Act respecting a National Charities Week and to amend the Income Tax Act (charitable and other gifts), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Braid
    Peter Braid spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time this afternoon with the member for Fort McMurray—Athabasca. ... more

    May 1, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kevin Sorenson
    Kevin Sorenson spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise on behalf of my constituents in the Alberta riding of Crowfoot to participate in the private member's debate brought forward by my colleague, the member of Parliament for Kitchener—Waterloo. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Manon Perreault
    Manon Perreault spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week Act

    Mr. Speaker, naturally, we are going to support Bill C-458 since it is well-intentioned and the NDP supports the charitable sector. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of James Rajotte
    James Rajotte spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-458, a private member's bill introduced by my friend and colleague, the member for Kitchener—Waterloo. I will support this bill at second reading and I hope all members on both sides of the House do the same. It has certainly received some positive support in the speeches I have heard thus far, which I also appreciate. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
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    Scott Simms spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-458, which my Liberal colleagues and I will be supporting. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Murray Rankin (Victoria, NDP) spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week Act

    Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to rise on this important debate. I want to say in advance that the official opposition will be in support of the bill. However, it would take it to committee where we think it must be examined before we can sign on entirely to what would at first blush seem to be a fairly straightforward and sensible bill. Let me explain. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kevin Lamoureux
    Kevin Lamoureux spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week Act

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to take the opportunity to recognize the hundreds of charitable organizations from coast to coast and the phenomenal work they do not only within Canada, but outside of it as well. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Braid
    Peter Braid spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week Act

    moved that Bill C-458, An Act respecting a National Charities Week and to amend the Income Tax Act (charitable and other gifts), be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Michel Bédard spoke

    Bill C-458 would designate the last seven days of February as National Charities Week. It would also amend the Income Tax Act to extend the deadline for charitable, crown, cultural, and ecological gifts until the end of February. ... more

    Nov. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jean-François Larose
    Jean-François Larose spoke about Private Members' Business > Income Tax Act

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by thanking the members of all parties represented in the House. I would like to thank my honourable NDP colleagues for their support, but I would also like to thank the Liberal and Conservative members. To me, the fact that we sometimes disagree and have different approaches is essential. I also think that this debate about what is happening with organizations across Canada is essential. ... more

    Nov. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Braid
    Peter Braid spoke about Routine Proceedings > National Charities Week Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-458, an act respecting a national charities week and to amend the Income Tax Act (charitable and other gifts). ... more

    Oct. 31, 2012,   Parliament