Bill S-213

Korean War Veterans Day Act

An Act respecting a national day of remembrance to honour Canadian veterans of the Korean War

This bill was tabled by on Nov. 7, 2012.

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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

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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 Fin Donnelly
    Fin Donnelly spoke about Private Members' Business > Korean War Veterans Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak in support of Bill S-213, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance to honour Canadian veterans of the Korean War. If this bill passes, July 27 will be designated Korean War veterans day. ... more

    June 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Kevin Lamoureux
    Kevin Lamoureux spoke about Private Members' Business > Korean War Veterans Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is with pleasure that I rise today to speak to what is a very important bill. The member who spoke before me talked a lot about the support for Bill S-213. It goes a long way in recognizing what many Canadians have acknowledged for years, particularly our war vets, which is the important role Canadian soldiers played in Korea a number of decades ago. I believe that all members of the House of Commons support passage of this bill and want to see it passed as quickly as possible. ... more

    June 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Élaine Michaud
    Élaine Michaud spoke about Private Members' Business > Korean War Veterans Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise in the House today in support of Bill S-213, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance to honour Canadian veterans of the Korean War. ... more

    June 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Eve Adams
    Eve Adams spoke about Private Members' Business > Korean War Veterans Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I welcome this chance to rise in the House in support of Bill S-213. As each one of us knows, respect for Canada's veterans unites our country as few other things can. We see it in this chamber every day, regardless of where we sit in the House or where we find ourselves on the political spectrum. Each of us understands the role of Canada's veterans, that incredibly important role veterans have played in building our great nation, not only by wearing our country's uniform but by being leaders and active members of our communities. ... more

    June 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Korean War Veterans Day Act

    The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill S-213, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance to honour Canadian veterans of the Korean War, as reported (without amendment) from the committee.

    June 3, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Eve Adams
    Eve Adams spoke about Routine Proceedings > Committees of the House > Veterans Affairs

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the tenth report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs in relation to Bill S-213, an act respecting a national day of remembrance to honour Canadian veterans of the Korean War. ... more

    May 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Greg Kerr
    Greg Kerr spoke

    Yes, lobster, right. I think our friend from P.E.I. is going to provide those, isn't he, from his comments? Lawrence is trying to push lobsters. ... more

    May 9, 2013,   Parliament
  • spoke about Private Members' Business > Korean War Veterans Day Act

    The House resumed from May 7 consideration of the motion that Bill S-213, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance to honour Canadian veterans of the Korean War, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

    May 8, 2013,   Parliament
  • Vote 681
    That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.
    • In favour 100%
      Green
    • In favour 100%
      Liberal
    • In favour 100%
      Bloc
    • In favour 100%
      NDP
    • In favour 100%
      Conservative
    May 8, 2013
  • Photo of Sean Casey
    Sean Casey spoke about Private Members' Business > Korean War Veterans Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I begin my speech by acknowledging the work of Senator Yonah Martin, who has championed and introduced the bill in the Senate. ... more

    May 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Sylvain Chicoine
    Sylvain Chicoine spoke about Private Members' Business > Korean War Veterans Day Act

    Mr. Speaker, I am very honoured to stand today and speak in favour of Bill S-213, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance to honour Canadian veterans of the Korean War. ... more

    May 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Blaine Calkins
    Blaine Calkins spoke about Private Members' Business > Korean War Veterans Day Act

    moved that Bill S-213, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance to honour Canadian veterans of the Korean War, be read the second time and referred to a committee. ... more

    May 7, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Blaine Calkins
    Blaine Calkins spoke about Statements by Members > Korean War

    Mr. Speaker, 2013 is an important year for Canadian veterans. This year, we celebrate and remember the heroic military contributions and triumphs by our Canadian armed forces during the Korean War. ... more

    March 19, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Blaine Calkins
    Blaine Calkins spoke about Routine Proceedings > Korean War Veterans Day Act

    moved that Bill S-213, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance to honour Canadian veterans of the Korean War, be read the first time. ... more

    March 18, 2013,   Parliament
  • Photo of Bruce Stanton
    Bruce Stanton spoke about Routine Proceedings > Message from the Senate

    I have the honour to inform the House that a message has been received from the Senate informing the House that the Senate has passed the following bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired: Bill S-213, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance to honour Canadian veterans of the Korean War.

    March 6, 2013,   Parliament