Bill C-473

An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (balanced representation)

This bill was tabled by Anne-Marie Day 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

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  • Photo of Anne-Marie Day
    Anne-Marie Day spoke about Private Members' Business > Financial Administration Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am truly pleased to speak for five minutes today to Bill C-473, which would amend the Financial Administration Act in order to improve the representation of women on boards of directors of crown corporations. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Christine Moore
    Christine Moore spoke about Private Members' Business > Financial Administration Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to speak to Bill C-473, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (balanced representation), introduced by my colleague from Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Laurin Liu
    Laurin Liu spoke about Private Members' Business > Financial Administration Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today about Bill C-473 to help achieve gender parity on the boards of directors of crown corporations. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Gerry Byrne
    Gerry Byrne spoke about Private Members' Business > Financial Administration Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise and speak to Bill C-473. It is clear to the House that the intention of the proposed act is to amend the Financial Administration Act to provide some method of balance. It is a laudable goal of a Canadian just society to ensure that gender equity is not a slogan but a commonplace action within our society. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Financial Administration Act

    The House resumed from April 23 consideration of the motion that Bill C-473, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (balanced representation), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Niki Ashton
    Niki Ashton spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Gender Parity

    Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to present two petitions today. ... more

    June 14, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Anne-Marie Day
    Anne-Marie Day spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Gender Parity

    Mr. Speaker, my last petition is about Bill C-473, which seeks to achieve gender parity in federal crown corporations where ministers appoint individuals.

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joyce Bateman
    Joyce Bateman spoke about Private Members' Business > Financial Administration Act

    Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak about the government's position on Bill C-473, concerning the balanced representation of men and women on boards of directors of federal crown corporations. ... more

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Niki Ashton
    Niki Ashton spoke about Private Members' Business > Financial Administration Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to stand in the House and speak to the important work that my colleague, the member for Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles, has done to present this private member's bill. ... more

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Judy Sgro
    Judy Sgro spoke about Private Members' Business > Financial Administration Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to lead off the debate for the Liberal caucus and to speak in favour of Bill C-473 at second reading. ... more

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Stella Ambler
    Stella Ambler spoke about Private Members' Business > Financial Administration Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise today to speak to Bill C-473, an act to amend the financial administration act. As we know, women are significantly under-represented on corporate boards and our government certainly believes that having more women on corporate boards is smart for the economy, our government's number one priority. ... more

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Judy Sgro
    Judy Sgro spoke about Private Members' Business > Financial Administration Act

    Mr. Speaker, I would be interested in hearing from my hon. colleague as she moves forward on Bill C-473. She clearly is interested in seeing the kind of progression that we all want to ensure happens for Canadian women. Has she reviewed, or had any contact and discussion on, the bill currently before the Senate dealing with the same issue?

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Anne-Marie Day
    Anne-Marie Day spoke about Private Members' Business > Financial Administration Act

    moved that Bill C-473, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (balanced representation), be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    April 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Michel Bédard spoke

    Bill C-473 will amend the Financial Administration Act with respect to representation of women and men on boards of crown corporations. ... more

    March 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Anne-Marie Day
    Anne-Marie Day spoke about Routine Proceedings > Financial Administration Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-473, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (balanced representation). ... more

    Feb. 25, 2013,   Parliament