Bill S-14

Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act

This bill was tabled by on March 29, 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

First Reading

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  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Royal Assent

    I have the honour to inform the House that when the House did attend His Excellency the Governor General in the Senate chamber, His Excellency was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the royal assent to certain bills: ... more

    June 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Peter Van Loan
    Peter Van Loan spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    I move: ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    The House resumed from June 14 consideration of the motion that Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, be read the third time and passed.

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alain Giguère
    Alain Giguère spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, Canada is in last place because it is the last country to pass this type of legislation. Our country has become a laughingstock. This government has known for years that this type of legislation is essential. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alain Giguère
    Alain Giguère spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, this is directly related to a government policy. The government chose to never be on the right people's side. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alain Giguère
    Alain Giguère spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, my colleague's last question is unfortunately so partisan that he has missed the point. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Barry Devolin
    Barry Devolin spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Before I go to the hon. member for Marc-Aurèle-Fortin, I would like to remind all hon. members that the matter before the House is Bill S-14 and that their questions and comments and also the responses ought to be related to that somewhat directly. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act be read the third time and passed.

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Alain Giguère
    Alain Giguère spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to state right from the outset that the NDP is in favour of Bill S-14. We would have liked the legislation to go further and move faster, but it is a good start. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Hélène LeBlanc
    Hélène LeBlanc spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for her speech. She did a good job of summarizing Bill S-14. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Djaouida Sellah
    Djaouida Sellah spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to address Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, to increase the maximum sentence of imprisonment applicable to the offence of bribing a foreign public official; eliminate the facilitation payments exception to that offence; create a new offence relating to books and records and the bribing of a foreign public official or the hiding of that bribery; and establish nationality jurisdiction that would apply to all of the offences under the act. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Colin Carrie
    Colin Carrie spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I listened to my colleague's speech and some of the questions she answered. We talked a bit about Canada taking a leadership role. Our government has been very forthright in moving forward around the world to negotiate trade agreements. One of the important things, when we take a leadership role, is to ensure that when deal with other countries, we set the bar fairly high so the countries we do business with have an idea of how Canada will operate. We have taken a leadership role in that regard. Each and every time we have tried to negotiate these trade agreements, except for once, the NDP has always voted against it. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Hélène LeBlanc
    Hélène LeBlanc spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak to Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. The bill talks about corruption and transparency. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dany Morin
    Dany Morin spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak to Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, be read the third time and passed.

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Matthew Kellway
    Matthew Kellway spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for Vancouver East for the benefit of her years of experience in this House in being able to talk about those issues. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Libby Davies
    Libby Davies spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak to Bill S-14, an act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, and as we are debating this at second reading, it still has to go to committee. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    The House resumed consideration of the motion that Bill S-14, an act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, be read the third time and passed.

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sean Casey
    Sean Casey spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act > Sitting Resumed

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to add my voice to the debate on Bill S-14, an act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Paul Dewar
    Paul Dewar spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak, yet again, to Bill S-14. We on this side of the House have mentioned before that we support the bill. We believe that we could go further, as I mentioned in my comments and questions to the parliamentary secretary. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Bob Dechert
    Bob Dechert spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, enforcement is very important. The Prime Minister made a very important announcement in London last week about legislation that will be presented soon requiring Canadian companies to disclose all payments that they make to foreign governments. That is a big step forward. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Bob Dechert
    Bob Dechert spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise today to participate in the third reading debate on Bill S-14, the fighting foreign corruption act. I would like to thank members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development for considering the bill so quickly and our witnesses for their thoughtful contribution to discussion. I note the chairman of the foreign affairs committee is here, and I just want to say to all the members of the House what a superb job he does chairing that committee. ... more

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Government Orders > Fighting Foreign Corruption Act

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, as reported (without amendment) from the committee.

    June 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lois Brown
    Lois Brown spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Foreign Affairs and International Development

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 13th report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development in relation to Bill S-14, an act to amend the corruption of foreign public officials act. ... more

    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
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