Bill C-58

Appropriation Act No. 5, 2012-13

An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013

This bill was tabled by Tony Clement on March 21, 2013.

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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

Third Reading

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  • Photo of Tony Clement
    Tony Clement spoke about Government Orders > Supplementary Estimates (C), 2012-2013

    moved that Bill C-58, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013, be now read the first time. ... more

    March 20, 2013,   Parliament
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    That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
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  • Vote 635
    That Bill C-58, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further ... more
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  • Vote 634
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
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