Bill C-5

Continuing Air Service for Passengers Act

An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of air service operations

This bill was tabled by Lisa Raitt on June 17, 2011.


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 Mike Lake
    Mike Lake spoke about Government Orders > Protecting Air Service Act

    Mr. Chair, one question that comes up as we are thinking about this is whether there have been other strikes at Air Canada in the past and whether the government has ever intervened and introduced back to work legislation in the airline industry. ... more

    March 14, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lisa Raitt
    Lisa Raitt spoke about Routine Proceedings > Continuing Air Service for Passengers Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-5, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of air service operations. ... more

    June 16, 2011,   Parliament