Bill C-65

Respect for communities Act

An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

This bill was tabled by Leona Aglukkaq on June 7, 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

Activity Feed

  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Respect for Communities Act > Bill C-65—Notice of time allocation motion

    Mr. Speaker, an agreement could not be reached under the provisions of Standing Orders 78(1) or 78(2) with respect to the second reading stage of Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

    June 14, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    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
  • Photo of Leona Aglukkaq
    Leona Aglukkaq spoke about Government Orders > Respect for Communities Act

    moved that Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, be read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health. ... more

    June 13, 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
  • Photo of Leona Aglukkaq
    Leona Aglukkaq spoke about Routine Proceedings > Respect for Communities Act

    moved for leave to introduce Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament