Bill C-46

Pension Reform Act

An Act to amend the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act

This bill was tabled by Jim Flaherty on Oct. 20, 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

Royal Assent

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  • Photo of Wladyslaw Lizon
    Wladyslaw Lizon spoke about Government Orders > Jobs and Growth Act, 2012

    Mr. Speaker, I am happy and proud to stand today to speak to Bill C-45, the jobs and growth act, 2012. ... more

    Nov. 29, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Tom Lukiwski
    Tom Lukiwski spoke

    Clear as mud, thank you very much, but we won't get into that. It could be a discussion for another day. ... more

    Nov. 29, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Committees of the House

    Mr. Speaker, very briefly, I am a bit dismayed that my colleague across the way seems to have missed the part that I said for emphasis about the concern that we have around the committee. He suggested in his last point about the moot nature of amendments coming from committees. Some of the committees were given one committee meeting to hear from a couple of witnesses, view all of the clauses of the bill that were proposed, somehow formulate those amendments in the committee, and then vet those amendments and pass them on. Some committees did in fact move amendments. ... more

    Nov. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Committees of the House

    Mr. Speaker, I wanted to wait through much of our procedural moment because I have a significant point of order to raise today. It is of some duration and I wanted to allow members who have to go on to other business to do so. ... more

    Nov. 26, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Francisco Rico-Martinez (Regional Director, Toronto, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)) spoke

    We are basically focusing on youth and racialized youth because these are the people we serve in the different community-based organizations, and this has been an issue identified by our members. ... more

    Nov. 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of François Choquette

    I have a point of order. ... more

    Nov. 7, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Françoise Boivin

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. I have a point of order this morning. Once we have reviewed the documents that have been submitted to us— ... more

    Nov. 6, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Royal Assent

    Order, please. I have the honour to inform the House that a communication has been received as follows: ... more

    Nov. 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Guy Caron
    Guy Caron spoke

    Yes. ... more

    Oct. 31, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mrs. Denise Page spoke

    Thank you, Madam Chair. ... more

    Oct. 30, 2012,   Parliament
  • Ms. Yvonne Séguin spoke

    Okay. ... more

    Oct. 24, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Françoise Boivin

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you for joining us today, Mr. Minister. You are starting to be part of the furniture at our committee. We appreciate that. ... more

    Oct. 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Marc Garneau
    Marc Garneau spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    Oct. 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lynne Yelich
    Lynne Yelich spoke about Government Orders > Bill C-45—Jobs and Growth Act, 2012

    Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. There have been consultations and I think you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move: ... more

    Oct. 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lynne Yelich
    Lynne Yelich spoke about Government Orders > Combating Terrorism Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. There have been consultations concerning the provisions of the second budget bill dealing with members' pensions. I hope to receive the unanimous consent of the House for the following motion. It is a slightly edited version of what was proposed by the Liberal House leader yesterday. ... more

    Oct. 19, 2012,   Parliament