Bill C-49

Canadian Museum of History Act

An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

This bill was tabled by James Moore on Nov. 27, 2012.

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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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    Matthew Dubé spoke about Government Orders > Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act > Bill C-54—Time Allocation Motion

    Mr. Speaker, in my opinion, if Canadians thought that the Mulroney government was so extraordinary, they would not have reduced it to a two-member caucus at the next election. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
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    Andrew Scheer spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act

    Pursuant to order made on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded divisions on the motions at report stage of Bill C-49. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act

    The House resumed from June 17 consideration of Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, as reported (without amendment) from the committee, and of the motions in Group No. 1.

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Vote 758
    That Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be concurred in at report stage.
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    June 18, 2013
  • Vote 757
    That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
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    June 18, 2013
  • Photo of Erin O'Toole
    Erin O'Toole spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to stand in this House today to not only pledge my support for Bill C-49 but also to tell my personal story in relation to my passion for history and why I totally agree with the vision and applaud our minister and his able parliamentary secretary for bringing the bill before this House for debate tonight. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
    Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act

    Mr. Speaker, I find the point my colleague raised very interesting. Museums change over the decades and Canadian history is important. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Guy Caron
    Guy Caron spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act

    Mr. Speaker, I listened to my government colleague's speech and was interested in two points, on which I have some questions. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Blake Richards
    Blake Richards spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to have the opportunity to speak about Bill C-49 tonight. Bill C-49 would create the new Canadian museum of history. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Bernard Trottier
    Bernard Trottier spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act

    Mr. Speaker, thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak to Bill C-49, a bill to create the Canadian museum of history. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
    Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act

    Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her speech, which was very passionate, as usual. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Djaouida Sellah
    Djaouida Sellah spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act

    Mr. Speaker, Bill C-49 provides for changing the mandate and name of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in order to create the Canadian Museum of History. The Canadian Museum of Civilization is the most popular museum in Canada. Its temporary exhibits on the cultures of the world have made it a tourist attraction that has economic benefits and creates jobs for the Ottawa-Gatineau region. I will also take this opportunity to note that it is the only museum in the federal capital region that is on the Quebec side. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Corneliu Chisu
    Corneliu Chisu spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am rising today to speak in support of Bill C-49, which would amend the Museums Act to create the Canadian museum of history. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act

    The House resumed consideration of Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, as reported without amendment from the committee, and of the motions in Group No. 1.

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Laurin Liu
    Laurin Liu spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, my colleague just raised a very important point. Bill C-49 has been surrounded by a lack of transparency and consultation throughout this entire process. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Guy Caron
    Guy Caron spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, one thing the government does not seem to understand is the lack of confidence this side of the House has in the government's decisions, such as those proposed in Bill C-49. All of the Conservatives' decisions are aimed at redefining Canadian culture and symbols. We see rebranding the Canadian Museum of Civilization as the Canadian Museum of History as another step in that direction. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Laurin Liu
    Laurin Liu spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-49, the purpose of which is to change the name and mandate of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in order to establish the Canadian museum of history. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Laurin Liu
    Laurin Liu spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, last week I was quite fortunate to take part in the debate on Bill C-49. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Royal Galipeau
    Royal Galipeau spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, many in this House know that I am passionate about Canadian history, so I am pleased to rise to speak about Bill C-49, a bill to create a new Canadian museum of history. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
    Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jacques Gourde
    Jacques Gourde spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, last week, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages introduced a series of new measures to make our history more accessible to all Canadians, particularly our youth. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ruth Ellen Brosseau
    Ruth Ellen Brosseau spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to oppose Bill C-49 to amend the Museums Act. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Armstrong
    Scott Armstrong spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, I am rising today to speak in support of Bill C-49, which would establish the Canadian museum of history. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
    Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question, I know he is very involved in his riding. He listens to the residents of his riding, and he probably has a number of suggestions himself about what could be done with the money invested in changing the name of the museum. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
    Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe spoke about Government Orders > Canadian Museum of History Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill C-49. I want to begin by reading the current mission of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. ... more

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
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