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House Government Bill
43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
September 23, 2020 - August 15, 2021
Text of the Bill
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An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19
Short Title
COVID-19 Response Measures Act
Statute of Canada
2020, c. 12
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2020-10-02)
Progress: Royal Assent
Status of the Bill
  • House of Commons
    • First reading
      • Introduction and First Reading
    • Second reading
        • 2nd reading and referral to committee - WHOL
          Agreed To
      • Second Reading and Referral to Committee
    • Consideration in committee
      Committee of the Whole
      • Committee Reporting the Bill without Amendment
    • Report stage
      • Concurrence at Report Stage
    • Third reading
      • Third Reading
  • Senate
    • First reading
      • First Reading
    • Second reading
      • Second Reading
    • Third reading
      • Third Reading
        Bill passed by the Senate without amendment
    • Royal assent
      • Royal Assent
        Statutes of Canada: 2020, c. 12
On October 1, 2020, the Senate adopted the following motion:

That, notwithstanding any provisions of the Rules or usual practice:

1.the Senate resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole at the start of Orders of the Day on Thursday, October 1, 2020, or immediately after the adoption of this motion, whichever comes later, to consider the subject matter of Bill C-4, An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19;

2.the Committee of the Whole on the subject matter of Bill C-4, receive the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, P.C., M.P., Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, each accompanied by one official;

3.the Committee of the Whole on the subject matter of Bill C-4 rise no later than 125 minutes after it begins;

4.the witnesses’ introductory remarks last a maximum total of five minutes; and

5.if a senator does not use the entire period of 10 minutes for debate provided under rule 12-32(3)(d), including the responses of the witnesses, that senator may yield the balance of time to another senator.
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