Bill S-201

National Philanthropy Day Act

An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day

This bill was tabled by on June 12, 2011.

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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

Royal Assent

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  • Photo of Nathan Cullen
    Nathan Cullen spoke about Routine Proceedings > Privilege > Comments by the Member for Wellington—Halton Hills

    Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of personal privilege that I think will have some relevance to my colleague across the way, the House leader for the government, as well as the House leader for the Liberal Party. ... more

    June 6, 2013,   Parliament
  • Mr. Murray Rankin (Victoria, NDP) spoke about Private Members' Business > National Charities Week Act

    Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to rise on this important debate. I want to say in advance that the official opposition will be in support of the bill. However, it would take it to committee where we think it must be examined before we can sign on entirely to what would at first blush seem to be a fairly straightforward and sensible bill. Let me explain. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Barry Devolin
    Barry Devolin spoke about Royal Assent

    Order, please. I have the honour to inform the House that a communication has been received as follows: ... more

    Nov. 22, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Geoff Regan
    Geoff Regan spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the House and all the members who have spoken to the bill and indicated their support for it. ... more

    Nov. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Élaine Michaud
    Élaine Michaud spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am disappointed, but pleased nonetheless to rise in the House today to speak to Bill S-201, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day. The first National Philanthropy Day was celebrated on November 15, 1986, and in 2009, Canada was the first country to officially recognize this day. ... more

    Nov. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Armstrong
    Scott Armstrong spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today and speak to Bill S-201, which proposes making November 15 of every year National Philanthropy Day. Our debate today demonstrates our support for those Canadians who are currently striving to make Canada a better place. As our Governor General recently said, philanthropy creates a society, community and a country that can achieve much more than the sum of its parts. ... more

    Nov. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Marie-Claude Morin
    Marie-Claude Morin spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    I think that the bill from the member for Repentigny is worthy of applause. Although he is not here right now, he knows that I strongly support his bill. ... more

    Nov. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Marie-Claude Morin
    Marie-Claude Morin spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise here today to speak to Bill S-201, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day, which comes to us from the upper chamber. ... more

    Nov. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Daryl Kramp
    Daryl Kramp spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague, the member for Oak Ridges—Markham, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, for bringing forward Bill S-201, which would designate November 15 every year as National Philanthropy Day. ... more

    Nov. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Ted Hsu
    Ted Hsu spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure today to rise to speak in support of Bill S-201 to establish a national day of philanthropy on November 15. ... more

    Nov. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
    Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to continue the speech I began last week on Bill S-201. ... more

    Nov. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    The House resumed from October 30 consideration of the motion that Bill S-201, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day, be read the third time and passed.

    Nov. 5, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
    Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I will take full advantage of those two minutes. ... more

    Oct. 30, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jim Hillyer
    Jim Hillyer spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to support Bill S-201, which would designate the 15th day of November of every year as National Philanthropy Day. ... more

    Oct. 30, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Marc-André Morin
    Marc-André Morin spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, in my opinion, when 850,000 people rely on food banks for their groceries, it is time for this government to thank those who provide the food, rather than brag about its achievements. ... more

    Oct. 30, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Parm Gill
    Parm Gill spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise in the House today and speak in support of Bill S-201, which would designate November 15 of every year as National Philanthropy Day. This official designation would enact into law the government's 2009 declaration that November 15 be known as National Philanthropy Day in Canada. ... more

    Oct. 30, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Simms
    Scott Simms spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, after eight years of speaking in the House, I am once again honoured to rise today to speak about this particular private member's bill, because it fundamentally deals with how we love and support our communities. ... more

    Oct. 30, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Geoff Regan
    Geoff Regan spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    moved that Bill S-201, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day, be read the third time and passed. ... more

    Oct. 30, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill S-201, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day, as reported (without amendment) from the committee.

    Oct. 30, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rob Moore
    Rob Moore spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Canadian Heritage

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in relation to Bill S-201, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day. ... more

    Oct. 18, 2012,   Parliament
  • Hon. Terry M. Mercer (Senator, Lib., Senate) spoke

    Thank you, Mr. Chair. ... more

    Oct. 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Rob Moore
    Rob Moore spoke

    Good afternoon, everybody. We'll get started. ... more

    Oct. 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Tyrone Benskin
    Tyrone Benskin spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to add my voice to the unanimous support for Bill S-201, including the support of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and my colleagues from Sudbury and Halifax West. ... more

    March 27, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Gord Brown
    Gord Brown spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise this evening to talk about Bill S-201, which calls on the government to designate the 15th day of November of every year as National Philanthropy Day. ... more

    March 27, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Glenn Thibeault
    Glenn Thibeault spoke about Private Members' Business > National Philanthropy Day Act

    Madam Speaker, I am thrilled to be up here once again today to speak to another private member's bill. This time I am pleased to speak to Bill S-201, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day, sponsored in this House by the member for Halifax West. ... more

    March 27, 2012,   Parliament
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