Bill C-469

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

This bill was tabled by Romeo Saganash on March 19, 2013.

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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

Activity Feed

  • Photo of Mylène Freeman
    Mylène Freeman spoke about Government Orders > Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act

    Mr. Speaker, I keep hearing members of the government saying that the NDP has not brought forward legislation on first nations issues. That is because what needs to be done is to consult and work with first nations. We do have one bill about that. It is Bill C-469, presented by my colleague from Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou. It would enact, in this Parliament, that we would have to respect the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which requires us as parliamentarians free, prior and informed consent. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Romeo Saganash
    Romeo Saganash spoke about Government Orders > Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act > Second Reading

    Mr. Speaker, today I rise to speak to the piece of legislation before us, Bill S-2. This bill marks the fourth attempt by the government to address a serious problem in the first nations community, a problem created by the Indian Act itself. Sadly, like the first three attempts taken by the government, it simply misses the mark. ... more

    April 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Romeo Saganash
    Romeo Saganash spoke about Routine Proceedings > Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-469, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. ... more

    Jan. 28, 2013,   Parliament