Bill C-464

An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act (parental leave for multiple births or adoptions)

This bill was tabled by Sana Hassainia on Nov. 8, 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 José Nunez-Melo
    José Nunez-Melo spoke about Statements By Members > The Conservative Government

    Mr. Speaker, March 28 was a dark day for the House of Commons. On that day, three important bills were arbitrarily rejected by the Conservative caucus. ... more

    April 15, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Pursuant to an order made on Friday, March 8, 2013, the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-464 under private members' business.

    March 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    The House resumed from Friday, March 8 consideration of the motion that Bill C-464, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act (parental leave for multiple births or adoptions), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    March 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Murray Rankin (Victoria, NDP) spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, I am also pleased to present petitions to this House in support of the bill introduced by my colleague from Verchères—Les Patriotes. Bill C-464, an act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act , which would grant extended parental leave for multiple births or adoptions as a way of levelling the playing field for parents with multiple children.

    March 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • Vote 650
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    • In favour 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Bloc
    • In favour 100%
      NDP
    • Against 99%
      Conservative
    March 27, 2013
  • Photo of Francine Raynault
    Francine Raynault spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, I will speak today from experience. On June 27, 1968, life gave me a very generous gift. I had twin daughters. They came into my life when my oldest daughter was only 27 months old. It was hard work, but I was young. ... more

    March 8, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Claude Gravelle
    Claude Gravelle spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak about Bill C-464, introduced by our colleague from Verchères—Les Patriotes. She is a very progressive MP who, unlike the Conservatives, thinks about the future. I can assure the people of Verchères—Les Patriotes that they are very well represented in the House of Commons. ... more

    March 8, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Armstrong
    Scott Armstrong spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today on Bill C-464. The bill would amend the Employment Insurance Act to double the maximum number of weeks of parental benefits for new parents who are blessed with multiple children from a single pregnancy, or who adopt more than one child at the same time. ... more

    March 8, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Laurin Liu
    Laurin Liu spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, first of all I would like to wish everyone a happy International Women's Day. I would like to encourage all parliamentarians in the House to continue fighting for women's rights. We unfortunately have a Conservative government that views the struggle for women's rights as an advertising campaign, but we must nevertheless work together to take real action. ... more

    March 8, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kevin Lamoureux
    Kevin Lamoureux spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, it is with pleasure that I rise to speak to an important issue. ... more

    March 8, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Cheryl Gallant
    Cheryl Gallant spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to review the reasons we cannot vote in favour of Bill C-464 on this side of the House. Quite simply, the bill from the member for Verchères—Les Patriotes bill goes against the spirit of the Employment Insurance Act. ... more

    March 8, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    The House resumed from February 4, consideration of the motion that Bill C-464, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act (parental leave for multiple births or adoptions), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    March 8, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mylène Freeman
    Mylène Freeman spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Thank you for the clarification, Mr. Speaker. ... more

    Feb. 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rodger Cuzner
    Rodger Cuzner spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to join in the debate this morning, not just as the critic for human resources and skills development for the Liberal Party but as the father of three boys. There is a fairly significant storm hitting the east coast today and schools have been cancelled in Cape Breton and in many districts. As my wife teaches at the community college, she is home today. Therefore, I will be very cautious not to try to overstate how much impact I had in those early days in rearing the three boys. However, from my perspective, I was a spectator in something that I thought was pretty impressive with all that goes on with raising three pretty high-energy boys who were sort born in steps and stairs. ... more

    Feb. 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Erin O'Toole (Durham, CPC) spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today to Bill C-464. ... more

    Feb. 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sana Hassainia
    Sana Hassainia spoke about Private Members' Business > Canada Labour Code

    moved that Bill C-464, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act (parental leave for multiple births or adoptions), be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    Feb. 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Private Members' Business > Speaker's Ruling--Bill C-464

    The Chair would like to take a moment to provide some information to the House regarding the management of private members' business. ... more

    Dec. 3, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Michel Bédard spoke

    The next bill is Bill C-464. This bill would amend the Canada Labour Code with respect to a leave of absence, and the Employment Insurance Act with respect to parental benefits in the case of multiple births and adoptions. ... more

    Nov. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sana Hassainia
    Sana Hassainia spoke about Routine Proceedings > Canada Labour Code

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-464, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act (parental leave for multiple births or adoptions). ... more

    Nov. 7, 2012,   Parliament