C-56 44th Parliament, 1st session November 22, 2021, to present

An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Competition Act
Short title: Affordable Housing and Groceries Act
Bill type
House Government Bill
This bill received royal assent on December 15, 2023

Statutes of Canada 2023, c. 31

Progress

End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, September 21, 2023
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
September 21, 2023
End of stage activity
Second reading and referral to committee, November 23, 2023
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
September 25, 2023
Sitting 223
Major speeches
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September 26, 2023
September 27, 2023
October 3, 2023
October 5, 2023
November 23, 2023
Sitting 254
Agreed to (Vote 456)
2nd reading and referral to committee - FINA
End of stage activity
Committee report presented with amendments, November 30, 2023
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 30, 2023
End of stage activity
Concurrence at report stage, December 5, 2023
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 5, 2023
End of stage activity
Third reading, December 11, 2023
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 11, 2023
Sitting 265
Agreed to (Vote 606)
3rd reading
End of stage activity
First reading, December 11, 2023
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 11, 2023
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 12, 2023
Sitting 170
Referral of subject matter of bill to committee adopted
End of stage activity
Committee report on subject matter of bill tabled, December 13, 2023
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 13, 2023
End of stage activity
Second reading, December 13, 2023
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 13, 2023
End of stage activity
Third reading, December 14, 2023
Bill passed by the Senate without amendment
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 14, 2023

Notes

On December 12, 2023, the Senate adopted the following motion:
That, notwithstanding any provision of the Rules, previous order or usual practice:
1. the Senate resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, to consider the subject matter of Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Competition Act;
2. the Committee of the Whole on the subject matter of Bill C-56 receive the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, each accompanied by one official, for a period of no more than 65 minutes, after which the committee rise;
3. the witnesses’ introductory remarks last a maximum total of five minutes; and
4. 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.

Details

Recorded votes

House of Commons

Vote 456 — November 23, 2023
Result:
Agreed To
2nd reading of Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Competition Act
Yeas:
309
Nays:
1
Paired:
12
Total:
322
Vote 471 — December 5, 2023
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Competition Act (report stage amendment) (Motion No. 1)
Yeas:
139
Nays:
172
Paired:
14
Total:
325
Vote 472 — December 5, 2023
Result:
Negatived
Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Competition Act (report stage amendment) (Motion No. 2)
Yeas:
137
Nays:
171
Paired:
14
Total:
322
Vote 473 — December 5, 2023
Result:
Agreed To
Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Competition Act (report stage amendment) (Motion No. 3)
Yeas:
309
Nays:
0
Paired:
14
Total:
323
Vote 474 — December 5, 2023
Result:
Agreed To
Concurrence at report stage of Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Competition Act
Yeas:
309
Nays:
0
Paired:
14
Total:
323
Vote 606 — December 11, 2023
Result:
Agreed To
3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Competition Act
Yeas:
316
Nays:
0
Paired:
4
Total:
320

Senate

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Speaker's rulings and statements

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Major speeches at second reading

House of Commons

Speech date Speech Member of Parliament
September 25, 2023 Sponsor’s speech(Sitting 223) Chrystia Freeland (Liberal)
September 25, 2023 Response speech(Sitting 223) Ryan Williams (Conservative)
September 25, 2023 Response speech(Sitting 223) Jean-Denis Garon (Bloc Québécois)
September 25, 2023 Response speech(Sitting 223) Daniel Blaikie (NDP)

Senate

Speech date Speech Senator
December 13, 2023 Sponsor’s speech(Sitting 171) Éric Forest (Independent Senators Group)

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