C-61 40th Parliament, 2nd session January 26, 2009, to December 30, 2009

An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of railway operations
Short title: Railway Continuation Act, 2009
Bill type
House Government Bill


Current status
At second reading in the House of Commons
Latest activity
Introduction and first reading on November 30, 2009 (House of Commons)


End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, November 30, 2009
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
November 30, 2009
Second reading
No activity
Consideration in committee
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Report stage
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Third reading
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First reading
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Second reading
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Third reading
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Legislative summary

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On 30 November 2009, the Minister of Labour introduced Bill C-61, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of railway operations (Railway Continuation Act, 2009) in the House of Commons and it was given first reading.

Bill C-61 provides for the resumption and continuation of CN railway operations and imposes a binding arbitration process to resolve matters remaining in dispute between CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC).

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