Bill C-509

An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Goldstream River)

This bill was tabled by Randall Garrison on Oct. 18, 2012.


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 Randall Garrison
    Randall Garrison spoke about Statements By Members > The Environment

    Mr. Speaker, the Conservative government has developed a bad habit of gutting environmental protection in my riding of Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca and across Canada. Last year, in Bill C-38, it eliminated protection for all streams, rivers and lakes on Vancouver Island under the Navigable Waters Protection Act. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Randall Garrison
    Randall Garrison spoke about Routine Proceedings > Navigable Waters Protection Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-509, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Goldstream River). ... more

    May 8, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Marie-Claude Morin
    Marie-Claude Morin spoke about Private Members' Business > Secure, Adequate, Accessible and Affordable Housing Act

    moved that Bill C-400, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    Oct. 17, 2012,   Parliament