Legislation of the 41st Parliament 1st & 2nd Session

November 30, 2015

A comprehensive guide of Government of Canada legislation introduced in the House of Commons and in the Senate of Canada during the 1st and 2nd session of the 41st Parliament, 2011-2015.


 

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Introduction.........................................................................................................................................................................VIII

41 Parliament 1st Session: June 2, 2011 - September 13, 2013

Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mega-trials)......................................................................................................2
Bill C-3, An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011............................................5
Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act and the
Marine Transportation Security Act...........................................................................................................................................8
Bill C-5, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of air service operations ......................................................10
Bill C-6, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of postal services.................................................................11
Bill C-7,An Act respecting the selection of senators and amending the Constitution Act, 1867 in respect of Senate term limits........ 12
Bill C-8, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2012 .....................................................................................................................................13
Bill C-9, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2012 .....................................................................................................................................14
Bill C-10, An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal
Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal
Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts.................................................................................15
Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act .......................................................................................................................26
Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ...........................................34
Bill C-13, An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011 and other measures .........36
Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act and the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act.... 42
Bill C-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts........................43
Bill C-16, An Act to amend the National Defence Act (military judges)..................................................................................49
Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act ......................................................................................51
Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts..... 52
Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act .....................................................................................57
Bill C-20, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867, the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act and the Canada Elections Act......62
Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (accountability with respect to political loans).....................................66
Bill C-22, An Act to give effect to the Agreement between the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and Her Majesty the Queen in
right of Canada concerning the Eeyou Marine Region ............................................................................................................68
Bill C-23, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the
Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Agreement on Labour
Cooperation between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan ....................................................................................70
Bill C-24, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Panama, the Agreement
on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Panama and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between
Canada and the Republic of Panama .......................................................................................................................................74
Bill C-25, An Act relating to pooled registered pension plans and making related amendments to other Acts..........................79
Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (citizen’s arrest and the defences of property and persons)..............................83
Bill C-27, An Act to enhance the financial accountability and transparency of First Nations...................................................88
Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act...........................................................................93
Bill C-29, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2012 .....................................................................................................................................97
Bill C-30, An Act to enact the Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act and to amend
the Criminal Code and other Acts...........................................................................................................................................98
Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, the Marine
Transportation Security Act and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act..........................................................100
Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Civil Marriage Act...............................................................................................................109
Bill C-33, An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of air service operations ..................................................111
Bill C-34, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2012 ...................................................................................................................................112
Bill C-35, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2013 ...................................................................................................................................113
Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (elder abuse)................................................................................................114
Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Criminal Code ....................................................................................................................118
Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures...... 122
Bill C-39, An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of rail service operations .................................................142
Bill C-40, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2013 ...................................................................................................................................143
Bill C-41, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2013 ...................................................................................................................................144
Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and to make related and consequential
amendments to other Acts.....................................................................................................................................................145
Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.............................................................................150
Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential
amendments to the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations....................................................................................156
Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012
and other measures................................................................................................................................................................160
Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act .................................................................173
Bill C-47, An Act to enact the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act and the Northwest Territories Surface
Rights Board Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.............................................................176
Bill C-48, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act,
the First Nations Goods and Services Tax Act and related legislation .....................................................................................181
Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make
consequential amendments to other Acts...............................................................................................................................185
Bill C-50, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2013 ...................................................................................................................................187
Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Witness Protection Program Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.......188
Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (administration, air and railway transportation and arbitration).....192
Bill C-53, An Act to assent to alterations in the law touching the Succession to the Throne..................................................197
Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder) .........................................199
Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Criminal Code ....................................................................................................................202
Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.... 205
Bill C-57, An Act to enact the Aviation Industry Indemnity Act, to amend the Aeronautics Act, the Canada Marine Act,
the Marine Liability Act and the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and to make consequential amendments to other Acts............207
Bill C-58, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2013 ...................................................................................................................................209
Bill C-59, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2014 ...................................................................................................................................210
Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures...... 211
Bill C-61, An Act to amend the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, the Canada-Nova Scotia
Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures...........222
Bill C-62, An Act to give effect to the Yale First Nation Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.... 224
Bill C-63, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2014 ...................................................................................................................................226
Bill C-64, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2014 ...................................................................................................................................227
Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act..................................................................................228
Bill S-2, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to
structures and lands situated on those reserves.......................................................................................................................229
Bill S-3, A third Act to harmonize federal law with the civil law of Quebec and to amend certain Acts in order to ensure
that each language version takes into account the common law and the civil law...................................................................234
Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to the Canada Transportation Act ....... 236
Bill S-5, An Act to amend the law governing financial institutions and to provide for related and consequential matters.......239
Bill S-6, An Act respecting the election and term of office of chiefs and councillors of certain First Nations and the
composition of council of those First Nations........................................................................................................................243
Bill S-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Security of Information Act......................246
Bill S-8, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nation lands .......................................................................251
Bill S-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code.......................................................................................................................256
Bill S-10, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions.................................................................................260
Bill S-11, An Act respecting food commodities, including their inspection, their safety, their labelling and advertising,
their import, export and interprovincial trade, the establishment of standards for them, the registration or licensing of
persons who perform certain activities related to them, the establishment of standards governing establishments where
those activities are performed and the registration of establishments where those activities are performed..............................263
Bill S-12, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act and to make consequential amendments to the Statutory
Instruments Regulations........................................................................................................................................................268
Bill S-13, An Act to amend the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act............................................................................................271
Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act...........................................................................273
Bill S-15, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources
Accord Implementation Act and to make consequential amendments to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 .............................276
Bill S-16, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco)..............................................................279
Bill S-17, An Act to implement conventions, protocols, agreements and a supplementary convention, concluded between
Canada and Namibia, Serbia, Poland, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Switzerland, for the avoidance of double taxation
and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes .......................................................................................................282

2nd Session: October 16, 2013 - August 2, 2015

Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act....................................................................................286
Bill C-3, An Act to enact the Aviation Industry Indemnity Act, to amend the Aeronautics Act, the Canada Marine Act,
the Marine Liability Act and the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and to make consequential amendments to other Acts............291
Bill C-4, A second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and
other measures.......................................................................................................................................................................295
Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, the Canada-Nova Scotia
Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures...........306
Bill C-6, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions ..................................................................................310
Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make
consequential amendments to other Acts...............................................................................................................................314
Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts...... 316
Bill C-9, An Act respecting the election and term of office of chiefs and councillors of certain First Nations and the
composition of council of those First Nations........................................................................................................................321
Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco) .............................................................324
Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (priority hiring for injured veterans)..................................328
Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.............................................................................329
Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal
Assistance in Criminal Matters Act........................................................................................................................................332
Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder) .........................................339
Bill C-15, An Act to replace the Northwest Territories Act to implement certain provisions of the Northwest Territories
Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement and to repeal or make amendments to the Territorial Lands Act, the Northwest
Territories Waters Act, the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act, other Acts and certain orders and regulations.............342
Bill C-16, An Act to give effect to the Governance Agreement with Sioux Valley Dakota Nation and to make
consequential amendments to other Acts...............................................................................................................................349
Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act ............................................................................................................351
Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food .......................................................................355
Bill C-19, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2014 ...................................................................................................................................362
Bill C-20, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Honduras, the
Agreement on Environmental Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Honduras and the Agreement on
Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Honduras ...................................................................................363
Bill C-21, An Act to control the administrative burden that regulations impose on businesses ..............................................367
Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada’s offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation
Act, repealing the Nuclear Liability Act and making consequential amendments to other Acts..............................................370
Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts ...... 375
Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts................................386
Bill C-25, An Act respecting the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band Order .........................................................................390
Bill C-26,An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration
Act, to enact the High Risk Child Sex Offender Database Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts...........393
Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (enhancing hiring opportunities for certain serving
and former members of the Canadian Forces) .......................................................................................................................398
Bill C-28, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2014 ...................................................................................................................................401
Bill C-29, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2015 ...................................................................................................................................402
Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act and to provide for other measures ........403
Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures.........408
Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts ...................................................423
Bill C-33, An Act to establish a framework to enable First Nations control of elementary and secondary education and to
provide for related funding and to make related amendments to the Indian Act and consequential amendments to other Acts....... 431
Bill C-34, An Act to give effect to the Tla’amin Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts ......433
Bill C-35, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (law enforcement animals, military animals and service animals).................435
Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney
General of Canada v. Bedford and to make consequential amendments to other Acts............................................................438
Bill C-37, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts and to amend the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act....... 447
Bill C-38, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2015 ...................................................................................................................................449
Bill C-39, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2015 ...................................................................................................................................450
Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park................................................................................................451
Bill C-41, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Korea................................455
Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code and to make a related amendment and a
consequential amendment to other Acts................................................................................................................................459
Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014
and other measures................................................................................................................................................................463
Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts...................................................476
Bill C-45, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2015 ...................................................................................................................................479
Bill C-46, An Act to amend the National Energy Board Act and the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act............................480
Bill C-47, An Act to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a noncontroversial
and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal certain provisions that have expired,
lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect................................................................................................................................484
Bill C-48, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts............................486
Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Competition Act .................................................................................................................487
Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act...........................................................................................................488
Bill C-51, An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend
the Criminal Code, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts ........................................................................................491
Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act........................................................500
Bill C-53, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and to make related
and consequential amendments to other Acts........................................................................................................................504
Bill C-54, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2015 ...................................................................................................................................505
Bill C-55, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2016 ...................................................................................................................................506
Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and to make a consequential amendment
to the International Transfer of Offenders Act .......................................................................................................................507
Bill C-57, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act and the Universal Child Care Benefit Act and to make related
amendments to another Act ..................................................................................................................................................508
Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act
and to make consequential amendments to another Act........................................................................................................509
Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures ........ 510
Bill C-60, An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Immigration
and Refugee Protection Act and the International Transfer of Offenders Act .........................................................................520
Bill C-61, An Act to amend the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act................................................................521
Bill C-62, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act .............523
Bill C-63, An Act to give effect to the Déline Final Self-Government Agreement and to make consequential and
related amendments to other Acts .........................................................................................................................................524
Bill C-64, An Act to amend the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act ................525
Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons
with perceptual disabilities)...................................................................................................................................................527
Bill C-66, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2016 ...................................................................................................................................528
Bill C-67, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the
financial year ending March 31, 2016 ...................................................................................................................................529
Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection
and Electronic Documents Act..............................................................................................................................................530
Bill C-69, An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. Nur.............531
Bill C-70, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts ........532
Bill C-71, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and the Criminal Code.....................................................................533
Bill C-72, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act..................................................................................................535
Bill C-73, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences in relation to conveyances) and the Criminal Records Act
and to make consequential amendments to other Acts...........................................................................................................537
Bill C-74, An Act to implement the accord between the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec for the
joint management of petroleum resources in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and to make consequential amendments to other Acts........ 538
Bill C-75, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act............................540
Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act and to make consequential amendments to the Statutory
Instruments Regulations........................................................................................................................................................541
Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act..............................................................................................544
Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and to make a
consequential amendment to another Act..............................................................................................................................547
Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve of Canada) ........................553
Bill S-6, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and the Nunavut Waters
and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act .............................................................................................................................556
Bill S-7, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal
Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.................................................................................................559