Bill C-486

Conflict Minerals Act

An Act respecting corporate practices relating to the extraction, processing, purchase, trade and use of conflict minerals from the Great Lakes Region of Africa

This bill was tabled by Paul Dewar on March 29, 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 Djaouida Sellah
    Djaouida Sellah spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to address Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, to increase the maximum sentence of imprisonment applicable to the offence of bribing a foreign public official; eliminate the facilitation payments exception to that offence; create a new offence relating to books and records and the bribing of a foreign public official or the hiding of that bribery; and establish nationality jurisdiction that would apply to all of the offences under the act. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dany Morin
    Dany Morin spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak to Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Matthew Kellway
    Matthew Kellway spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I was in the process of commenting on the source of this legislation being the Senate and the enormous legitimacy deficit that exists in the Senate. I think that is historical, but it is particularly acute these days. In particular, the Senate really is in no position to be issuing bills on the issue of corruption, mired as it is in scandals of exactly that nature. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Libby Davies
    Libby Davies spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak to Bill S-14, an act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, and as we are debating this at second reading, it still has to go to committee. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Paul Dewar
    Paul Dewar spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak, yet again, to Bill S-14. We on this side of the House have mentioned before that we support the bill. We believe that we could go further, as I mentioned in my comments and questions to the parliamentary secretary. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Paulina Ayala
    Paulina Ayala spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, we are very pleased that this bill was introduced, but it is disappointing that it came from the Senate. ... more

    June 5, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Don Davies
    Don Davies spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with my hon. colleague from LaSalle—Émard. ... more

    June 5, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ève Péclet
    Ève Péclet spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, once again, I feel a bit sick as I rise in the House to debate a bill that has come from the Senate. ... more

    June 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alex Atamanenko
    Alex Atamanenko spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am splitting my time with the member for La Pointe-de-l'Île. ... more

    June 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Paul Dewar
    Paul Dewar spoke about Routine Proceedings > Conflict Minerals Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-486, An Act respecting corporate practices relating to the extraction, processing, purchase, trade and use of conflict minerals from the Great Lakes Region of Africa. ... more

    March 26, 2013,   Parliament