C-24 41st Parliament, 1st session June 2, 2011, to September 13, 2013

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
Short title: Canada–Panama Economic Growth and Prosperity Act
This bill received royal assent on December 14, 2012

Statutes of Canada 2012, c. 26

Progress

End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, November 15, 2011
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 15, 2011
End of stage activity
Second reading and referral to committee, June 20, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 12, 2011
Sitting 65
Major speeches
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February 27, 2012
February 29, 2012
March 2, 2012
March 29, 2012
May 28, 2012
June 7, 2012
June 19, 2012
June 20, 2012
Sitting 144
Agreed to (Vote 454)
2nd reading and referral to committee - CIIT
End of stage activity
Committee report presented, October 5, 2012
Committee meetings
Meeting date Minutes
September 25, 2012
Meeting 46
September 27, 2012
Meeting 47
October 2, 2012
Meeting 48
October 4, 2012
Meeting 49
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
October 5, 2012
End of stage activity
Concurrence at report stage, November 2, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 2, 2012
End of stage activity
Third reading, November 7, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 2, 2012
November 6, 2012
November 7, 2012
Sitting 178
Agreed to (Vote 492)
3rd reading
End of stage activity
First reading, November 8, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 8, 2012
End of stage activities
Second reading, November 21, 2012
Referral to committee, November 21, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 21, 2012
Sitting 120
Major speeches
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End of stage activity
Committee report presented, December 6, 2012
Committee meetings
Meeting date Details
November 28, 2012
Meeting 44
November 29, 2012
Meeting 45
December 5, 2012
Meeting 46
December 6, 2012
Meeting 47
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 6, 2012
End of stage activity
Third reading, December 11, 2012
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 11, 2012

Details

Recorded votes

House of Commons

Vote 275 — June 7, 2012
Result:
Agreed To
Time allocation for 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
Yeas:
145
Nays:
114
Paired:
0
Total:
259
Vote 453 — June 20, 2012
Result:
Agreed To
2nd reading of 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 (previous question)
Yeas:
153
Nays:
137
Paired:
0
Total:
290
Vote 454 — June 20, 2012
Result:
Agreed To
2nd reading of 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
Yeas:
185
Nays:
105
Paired:
0
Total:
290
Vote 490 — November 6, 2012
Result:
Agreed To
Time allocation for 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
Yeas:
148
Nays:
125
Paired:
0
Total:
273
Vote 492 — November 7, 2012
Result:
Agreed To
3rd reading and adoption of 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
Yeas:
171
Nays:
90
Paired:
0
Total:
261

Senate

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Major speeches at second reading

House of Commons

Speech date Speech Member of Parliament
December 12, 2011 Sponsor’s speech(Sitting 65) Gerald Keddy (Conservative)
December 12, 2011 Response speech(Sitting 65) Brian Masse (NDP)
December 12, 2011 Response speech(Sitting 65) Wayne Easter (Liberal)

Senate

Speech date Speech Senator
November 21, 2012 Sponsor’s speech(Sitting 120) Doug Finley (Conservative)
November 21, 2012 Response speech(Sitting 120) Percy E. Downe (Liberal)

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On 15 November 2011, the Minister of International Trade introduced 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 (Canada-Colombia Economic Growth and Prosperity Act), in the House of Commons and it was given first reading.

Bill C-24 implements a free trade agreement between Canada and Panama that was signed in May 2010. Among other things, it:
• approves the Free Trade Agreement and the related agreements and provides for the payment by Canada of its share of the expenditures associated with the operation of the institutional aspects of the agreements and the power of the Governor in Council to make orders for carrying out the provisions of the enactment;

• amends existing laws in order to bring them into conformity with Canada’s obligations under the Free Trade Agreement and the related agreement on labour cooperation; and

• contains coordinating amendments and the coming into force provision.

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