Bill S-10

Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act

An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

This bill was tabled by on April 26, 2012.

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  • 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

Committee Report Presented

Activity Feed

  • Vote 753
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    • In favour 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Bloc
    • Against 99%
      NDP
    • In favour 100%
      Conservative
    June 12, 2013
  • Photo of Raymond Côté
    Raymond Côté spoke about Government Orders > Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act

    Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Ottawa Centre for his very strong speech. He has made clear the great weaknesses in this bill. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Paul Dewar
    Paul Dewar spoke about Government Orders > Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act

    I thank the House for that, Mr. Speaker. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Paul Dewar
    Paul Dewar spoke about Government Orders > Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to a bill that was introduced in this House literally at midnight very recently. Bill S-10, as it indicates, comes from the Senate. Here we go again. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act

    The House resumed from May 29 consideration of the motion that Bill S-10, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter MacKay
    Peter MacKay spoke about Government Orders > Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act > Bill S-10—Time Allocation Motion

    Mr. Speaker, the short answer to what it means for Canada is action, not words. It means we are actually implementing and moving forward on this important issue. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Government Orders > Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act > Bill S-10—Time Allocation Motion

    Mr. Speaker, I too have a good idea. I move: ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ray Boughen
    Ray Boughen spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Cluster Munitions

    Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions in support of Bill S-10 signed by residents of Regina and the surrounding area. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Vote 749
    That, in relation to Bill S-10, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the second reading stage of the Bill; and ... more
    • Against 100%
      Green
    • Against 100%
      Liberal
    • Against 100%
      Bloc
    • Against 100%
      NDP
    • In favour 100%
      Conservative
    June 11, 2013
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Government Orders > Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act > Bill S-10—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 third reading stage of Bill S-10, an act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Government Orders > Tax Conventions Implementation Act, 2013

    Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. When I rise in this House to give notice of a motion under Standing Order 78(3), I have to advise that an agreement could not be otherwise reached. These are not empty words. This reflects the state of discussions among the parties on a given bill. ... more

    June 11, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Linda Duncan
    Linda Duncan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Cluster Munitions

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to table a petition from people from St. Albert, Edmonton and Calgary who want greater action to be taken by Parliament on dealing with cluster munitions. ... more

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Maurice Vellacott
    Maurice Vellacott spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Cluster Munitions

    Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions. The first is from a number of people in my riding and outside as well. ... more

    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
  • Photo of Linda Duncan
    Linda Duncan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Cluster Munitions

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of tabling a number of petitions. ... more

    May 31, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht
    Harold Albrecht spoke about Routine Proceedings > Petitions > Cluster Munitions

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a number of petitions today. ... more

    May 31, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Government Orders > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, now that we have been sitting for a week under our Conservative government's plans for a harder-working, productive and orderly House of Commons, I would remind all hon. members of what we have been able to achieve since just Victoria Day. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Deepak Obhrai
    Deepak Obhrai spoke about Government Orders > Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise tonight to begin debate on the second reading of Bill S-10, the prohibiting cluster munitions act. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Government Orders > Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act

    moved that Bill S-10, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Government Orders > Extension of Sitting Hours

    Mr. Speaker, I will pick up where I left off. Obviously my hon. friend did not hear this and has not read the motion. I will respond to his macho riposte at the end of his comments by pointing out that the motion would do three things: first, it would provide for us to sit until midnight; second, it would provide a manageable way in which to hold votes in a fashion that works for members of the House; and third, it would provide for concurrence debates to happen and motions to be voted on in a fashion that would not disrupt the work of all the committees of the House and force them to come back here for votes and shut down the work of committees. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, this afternoon we will continue the debate on today’s opposition motion from the NDP. Pursuant to the rules of the House, time is allocated and there will be a vote after the two-day debate. ... more

    May 9, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, I thank the opposition House leader for his stream-of-consciousness therapy. ... more

    May 2, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Oral Questions > Business of the House

    Mr. Speaker, I want to start by thanking everyone involved in supporting us as members of Parliament in Tuesday’s voting. Despite all of the amendments at committee and in the House, the balance of the government’s 2012 economic action plan will become law shortly. ... more

    Dec. 6, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Routine Proceedings > Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act

    moved that Bill S-10, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions, be read the first time. ... more

    Dec. 6, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joe Comartin
    Joe Comartin spoke about Government Orders > Message from the Senate

    I have the honour to inform the House that a message has been received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following bill, to which the concurrence of the House is desired: Bill S-10, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions. ... more

    Dec. 5, 2012,   Parliament
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