I'm not up on law or government but how the hell does this guy just come out for a photo op in Toronto and say this is now LAW??? Wow talk about a communist prick.
Making Canada’s Laws
How a bill becomes law
The legislative process
The bill is considered read for the first time and is printed.
Members debate the bill’s principle.
Committee members study the bill clause by clause.
Members can make other amendments.
Members debate and vote on the bill.
The bill follows a similar process.
The bill receives Royal Assent after being passed by both Houses.
When you fly in an airplane, visit a national park or buy a product in a store, you are doing something that has probably been touched by a law made in Parliament.
An idea to make a new law or to change an existing law starts out as a "bill." Each bill goes through several stages to become law. At first reading, the bill is considered read for the first time and is printed. There is no debate. At second reading, Members debate the principle of a bill — is the idea behind it sound? Does it meet people's needs? If a bill passes at second reading, it goes to a committee of the House.
Committee members study the bill carefully. They hold hearings to gather information. They can ask for government officials and experts to come and answer questions. The committee can propose amendments, or changes, to the bill.
When a committee has finished its study, it reports the bill back to the House. The entire House can then debate it. During report stage debate, Members can suggest other amendments to the bill.
Once report stage is over, the bill is called for third reading debate. Members who voted for the bill at second reading may sometimes change their minds at third reading after seeing what amendments have or have not been made to the bill. After a bill has passed third reading in the House of Commons, it goes through a similar process in the Senate. Once both Chambers pass the bill in the same form, it is given Royal Assent and becomes law.