Bill S-206

World Autism Awareness Day Act

An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day

This bill was tabled by on Oct. 5, 2011.

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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

Royal Assent

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  • Photo of Andrew Scheer
    Andrew Scheer spoke about Royal Assent

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

    Nov. 1, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Scott Andrews
    Scott Andrews spoke about Statements By Members > Autism

    Mr. Speaker, yesterday marked an important day for all people who are affected by autism. The House of Commons fast-tracked and passed Liberal Senator Jim Munson's, Bill S-206, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day, with the support of all parties. ... more

    Oct. 25, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Isabelle Morin
    Isabelle Morin spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very proud and pleased to rise in the House today to support Bill S-206, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day. ... more

    Oct. 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht
    Harold Albrecht spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    moved that the bill be read the third time and passed. ... more

    Oct. 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill S-206, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day, as reported (without amendment) from the committee.

    Oct. 23, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joy Smith
    Joy Smith spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Health

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Health in relation to Bill S-206, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day. The committee has studied the bill and has decided to report the bill back to the House without amendment.

    Oct. 17, 2012,   Parliament
  • Ms. Margaret Spoelstra (Executive Director, Autism Ontario) spoke

    Madam Chair and committee members, thank you very much for the opportunity to speak with you and the Standing Committee on Health. ... more

    Oct. 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Mr. Richard Burelle (Executive Director, Autism Society Canada) spoke

    Good morning. My name is Richard Burelle, and I am the executive director of the Autism Society of Canada. ... more

    Oct. 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Hon. Jim Munson (Senator, Lib., Senate) spoke

    Thank you, Madam Chair. It is really a pleasure to be with my parliamentary colleagues this morning. It's Tuesday, October 16. It has been a long journey, but a very positive journey for me, my team, and my office, and for senators—Conservatives and Liberals on the Senate side—in working with the autistic community. ... more

    Oct. 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Joy Smith
    Joy Smith spoke

    Could we ask the members to please be seated. We will begin. ... more

    Oct. 16, 2012,   Parliament
  • The Deputy Speaker spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill S-206, under private members' business.

    June 20, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    The House resumed from June 19 consideration of the motion that Bill S-206, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    June 20, 2012,   Parliament
  • Vote 452
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.
    • In favour 100%
      Conservative
    • In favour 100%
      NDP
    • In favour 100%
      Bloc
    • In favour 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    June 20, 2012
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht
    Harold Albrecht spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege to rise once again to encourage the House to support autism awareness, to support a world autism awareness day and to support Bill S-206, legislation raised by my colleague, Senator Munson, in the other place. ... more

    June 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Dany Morin
    Dany Morin spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, before beginning my speech, I would like to thank my NDP colleague from Chambly—Borduas for sharing with us this very touching story, this very heartbreaking story, about people living in this kind of situation. As a member of the Standing Committee on Health, I would like to tell them that the New Democratic team is working hard on the committee to ensure that the government provides greater assistance to informal caregivers through a tax credit or a tax benefit that will help low-income families and lower middle class families. We have to help families that are taking care of their loved ones, the members of their family. ... more

    June 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Matthew Dubé
    Matthew Dubé spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in this House in support of Bill S-206. ... more

    June 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Matthew Kellway
    Matthew Kellway spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to speak in support of Bill S-206, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day. ... more

    June 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Élaine Michaud
    Élaine Michaud spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    Madam Speaker, it is a great privilege to rise today in the House to speak to Bill S-206, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day. ... more

    June 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    The House resumed from February 28 consideration of the motion that Bill S-206, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    June 19, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Jacques Gourde
    Jacques Gourde spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I appreciate this opportunity today to speak to the issue of autism in light of Bill S-206 by the hon. Senator Jim Munson, to institute a World Autism Awareness Day. ... more

    Feb. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht
    Harold Albrecht spoke about Private Members' Business > World Autism Awareness Day Act

    moved that Bill S-206, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day, be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    Feb. 28, 2012,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht

    —in a future House, in a future spot. ... more

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
  • Mr. Michel Bédard spoke

    With respect to An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day, the House of Commons has not already voted on a similar bill in the current Parliament. Therefore, I see no reason to recommend to the subcommittee that it be designated non-votable.

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht

    Yes. ... more

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
  • Photo of Harold Albrecht

    Okay, I think we're coming to a consensus. All those in favour of allowing Bill C-350 to be considered votable? ... more

    Dec. 8, 2011,   Parliament
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