Bill C-60

Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures

This bill was tabled by Jim Flaherty on April 30, 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

Introduction and First Reading

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  • Photo of Pierre Nantel
    Pierre Nantel spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Crown Corporations

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to rise today to present a petition signed by nearly 800 people who are complaining about the interference in collective bargaining that would arise from Bill C-60. The petitioners are seeking to preserve the autonomy of these crown corporations.

    June 17, 2013,   Parliament
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    Peter Van Loan spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, this time last week, I said that I hoped to have a substantial list of accomplishments to report to the House. Indeed, I do. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
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    Nathan Cullen spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, it is nice to have that level of civility. I congratulate my friend across the way. ... more

    June 13, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Murray Rankin
    Murray Rankin spoke about Government Orders > Tax Conventions Implementation Act, 2013

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill S-17, which is a lengthy statute to deal with certain double taxation conventions between Canada and Namibia, Serbia, Poland, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Switzerland. This is second reading debate. I want to say at the outset that the official opposition supports the bill. ... more

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    The House resumed from June 7 consideration of the motion that Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, be read the third time and passed, and of the amendment.

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Vote 744
    That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
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    June 10, 2013
  • Vote 743
    That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “this House decline to give third reading to Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the ... more
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    June 10, 2013
  • spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, be read the third time and passed, and of the amendment.

    June 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Mauril Bélanger
    Mauril Bélanger spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague from Markham—Unionville for sharing his time with me. I also wish to inform the member for Louis-Hébert that the two subjects I plan to discuss have to do with credit unions and crown corporations. I will begin with credit unions. ... more

    June 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, be read the third time and passed, and of the amendment.

    June 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peggy Nash
    Peggy Nash spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    Mr. Speaker, I know Canadians are riveted with what is happening in Ottawa with all the scandals around the federal government. Nevertheless, in spite of Conservative scandals, there is important business that is continuing in Parliament. ... more

    June 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Royal Galipeau
    Royal Galipeau spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to address the House this morning to present the reasons I support Canada's economic action plan 2013, Bill C-60. This plan, introduced by the best finance minister in the world, is thoughtful and reasonable, and most of all, it will help Canada with its economic recovery. ... more

    June 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Royal Galipeau
    Royal Galipeau spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure for me to address the House this morning to present the reasons I support Canada's economic action plan 2013, Bill C-60. This plan, introduced by the best finance minister in the world, is thoughtful and reasonable, and most of all, it will help Canada with its economic recovery. ... more

    June 7, 2013,   Parliament
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    Joe Oliver spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1
    June 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, I do want to start by reviewing what our House has accomplished over the preceding five days since I last answered the Thursday question. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
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    Andrew Scheer spoke about Routine Proceedings > Points of Order > Standing Committee on Finance--Speaker's Ruling

    I am now prepared to rule on a point of order raised on May 29, by the hon. House Leader of the Official Opposition regarding the process followed by the Standing Committee on Finance with respect to its consideration of Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alexandre Boulerice
    Alexandre Boulerice spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Crown Corporations

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition in this House from over 2,600 people who oppose Bill C-60, particularly with respect to the Treasury Board's ability to interfere in the collective agreement negotiations of crown corporations. These people are extremely worried, even outraged, about this precedent. Crown corporations must be independent and able to negotiate their collective agreements on their own and at arms' length. This is known as freedom of negotiation and that is why I am presenting this petition today.

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peggy Nash
    Peggy Nash spoke

    Do you think it would be desirable specifically to exempt the Bank of Canada from this provision on labour relations and the control of the government over labour relations at crown corporations, as provided for in Bill C-60?

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
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    Peggy Nash spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Cash
    Andrew Cash spoke

    We already know that Bill C-60 will give powers to cabinet to set terms of employment for all staff at the museum—

    June 5, 2013,   Parliament
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    Andrew Cash spoke

    You say that the government doesn't interfere, and that agencies are very independent, but we know that Bill C-60 will give powers to cabinet—

    June 5, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    Pursuant to an 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-60. ... more

    June 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1

    The House resumed from June 3 consideration of Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, as reported (without amendment) from the committee, and of the motions in Group No. 1.

    June 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of David Sweet
    David Sweet spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act > Report Stage

    Mr. Speaker, I thank the House for having the opportunity to speak in the last few minutes to Bill C-60. ... more

    June 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Vote 725
    That Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, be concurred in at report stage.
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    June 4, 2013
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