Bill C-463

Discover Your Canada Act

An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (travel expenses)

This bill was tabled by Massimo Pacetti on Nov. 6, 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 > Discover Your 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-463 under private members' business.

    May 22, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Discover Your Canada Act

    The House resumed from May 9, 2013, consideration of the motion that Bill C-463, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (travel expenses), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    May 22, 2013,   Parliament
  • Vote 689
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    • In favour 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Bloc
    • Against 99%
      NDP
    • Against 100%
      Conservative
    May 22, 2013
  • Photo of Guy Caron
    Guy Caron spoke about Private Members' Business > Discover Your Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, this bill is truly based on good intentions, to encourage tourism in Canada by Canadians. Of course, taxpayers are in favour of more tax credits, especially when this would enable them to reduce the cost of their family vacations by a considerable amount. ... more

    May 9, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Discover Your Canada Act

    The House resumed from March 27, 2013, consideration of the motion that Bill C-463, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (travel expenses), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    May 9, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Christine Moore
    Christine Moore spoke about Private Members' Business > Discover Your Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, that is too bad because I have a lot to say. ... more

    March 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Tilly O'Neill-Gordon
    Tilly O'Neill-Gordon spoke about Private Members' Business > Discover Your Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, thank you for the opportunity to speak about Bill C-463, which is sponsored by the MP for Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel. Before I get into the details of the bill, I would like to begin today by taking a few moments to speak about the important contributions tourism makes to our economy in every region of our great country. ... more

    March 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Brison
    Scott Brison spoke about Private Members' Business > Discover Your Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is with pleasure that I rise today to speak to Bill C-463, the discover your Canada act. I want to thank my colleague from Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel for introducing this legislation and for giving the House an opportunity to discuss the importance of our tourism sector and to address Canada's travel deficit. ... more

    March 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Bernard Trottier
    Bernard Trottier spoke about Private Members' Business > Discover Your Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak to Bill C-463 brought forward by the Liberal member for Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel. ... more

    March 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Massimo Pacetti
    Massimo Pacetti spoke about Private Members' Business > Discover Your Canada Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak about my private member's bill, which I call “Discover Your Canada”. ... more

    March 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Discover Your Canada Act

    The House resumed from November 6, 2012, consideration of the motion that Bill C-463, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (travel expenses), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    March 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Discover Your Canada Act

    (Bill C-463. On the Order: Private Members' Business:) ... more

    Feb. 25, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Michel Bédard spoke

    Bill C-463 would amend the Income Tax Act and it would enact the Discover Your Canada Act. It would provide a new deduction for travel expenses for travel within Canada. ... more

    Nov. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Massimo Pacetti
    Massimo Pacetti spoke about Routine Proceedings > Discover Your Canada Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-463, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (travel expenses). ... more

    Nov. 6, 2012,   Parliament