C-353 , 44th Parliament, 1st session November 22, 2021, to present

An Act to provide for the imposition of restrictive measures against foreign hostage takers and those who practice arbitrary detention in state-to-state relations and to make related amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
Short title: Foreign Hostage Takers Accountability Act
Bill type
Private Member’s Bill


Current status
At second reading in the House of Commons
Latest activity
Debate at second reading on December 1, 2023 (House of Commons)


End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, September 19, 2023
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
September 19, 2023
Placed on the order of precedence on September 20, 2023
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
December 1, 2023
Sitting 260
Major speeches
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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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On February 1, 2024, the Speaker of the House of Commons declared that the question at the third reading stage of Bill C-353 will not be put, unless a royal recommendation is received.


Recorded votes

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Speaker's rulings and statements

House of Commons

Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
October 19, 2023 Sitting 235
February 1, 2024 Sitting 273
February 1, 2024 Sitting 273

Major speeches at second reading

House of Commons

Speech date Speech Member of Parliament
December 1, 2023 Sponsor’s speech(Sitting 260) Melissa Lantsman (Conservative)
December 1, 2023 Response speech(Sitting 260) Francis Drouin (Liberal)
December 1, 2023 Response speech(Sitting 260) Simon-Pierre Savard-Tremblay (Bloc Québécois)
December 1, 2023 Response speech(Sitting 260) Heather McPherson (NDP)


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