Bill C-475

An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (order-making power)

This bill was tabled by Charmaine Borg on March 19, 2013.

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  • 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 Charmaine Borg
    Charmaine Borg spoke about Oral Questions > Privacy

    Mr. Speaker, in her report released yesterday, the Privacy Commissioner was clear: Canada has fallen behind when it comes to privacy matters. ... more

    June 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Charmaine Borg
    Charmaine Borg spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Privacy

    Mr. Speaker, today I am presenting a petition from people in my riding who support my bill, Bill C-475, which is designed to better protect the personal information that Canadians put online. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Irene Mathyssen
    Irene Mathyssen spoke about Adjournment Proceedings > Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to point out to the member that the NDP has actually drafted legislation that would help to address privacy breaches. The member for Terrebonne—Blainville has introduced Bill C-475. This bill would create mandatory data breach reporting in the event that a data breach causes a risk of harm to an individual. The bill would also increase the enforcement powers of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner to ensure that organizations comply with PIPEDA when handling the personal information of Canadians. ... more

    May 29, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kevin Lamoureux
    Kevin Lamoureux spoke about Government Orders > Incorporation by Reference in Regulations Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise this evening to address this bill. I have never had the honour of sitting on the statutory instruments regulations committee. It sounds as if it might be a very interesting committee. I do find it most fascinating that the government has chosen to use this particular bill, given that we are allocated four or five hours, which is probably more hours of debate than for many other pieces of legislation. However, at the end of the day, it is going to be interesting. I suspect that we might see differing opinions. We in the Liberal Party have a great deal of concern with regard to this bill. We cannot see ourselves supporting it at this time, and we will have to wait and see what happens at committee stage and see if the government is going to be able to address the issues. ... more

    May 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Laurin Liu
    Laurin Liu spoke about Private Members' Business > Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

    Before I begin, Mr. Speaker, I would like to remind the members opposite that Bill C-475 does not represent a comprehensive review of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, and for that reason, it cannot be compared with the government’s Bill C-12, which does in fact constitute a thorough review and is much broader in scope. Therefore I would invite the members to learn more about this bill before criticizing it. ... more

    May 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mike Lake
    Mike Lake spoke about Private Members' Business > Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to comment on private member's Bill C-475 tabled by my colleague, the member of Parliament for Terrebonne—Blainville. ... more

    May 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Murray Rankin
    Murray Rankin spoke about Private Members' Business > Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise today in support of Bill C-475, put forward by my colleague from Terrebonne—Blainville. This is an extremely important initiative for all Canadians. ... more

    May 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Andrews
    Scott Andrews spoke about Private Members' Business > Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

    Mr. Speaker, I listened to the member talking about supporting Bill C-12. The problem is that the bill has been sitting on the order paper now for almost a year and the government has done absolutely nothing in advancing it, so that we could get it to committee and have a debate on it. One thing that Bill C-475 does is move forward the debate on privacy and the access to and protection of people's private information. ... more

    May 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Parm Gill
    Parm Gill spoke about Private Members' Business > Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to private member's Bill C-475. ... more

    May 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Charmaine Borg
    Charmaine Borg spoke about Private Members' Business > Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

    moved that bill C-475, An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (order-making power), be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

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

    That is the biggest difference that jumped out at me. There are also smaller discrepancies, such as the one that I just mentioned. ... more

    March 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Michel Bédard spoke

    Yes. In Bill C-475, for example, there is a provision to authorize the commissioner to take action against an organization that has lost private information. There is no similar provision in Bill C-12. That's an example. ... more

    March 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dave MacKenzie

    We move on to Bill C-475.

    March 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Charmaine Borg
    Charmaine Borg spoke about Routine Proceedings > Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-475, An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (order-making power). ... more

    Feb. 26, 2013,   Parliament