Bills are proposed laws that vary in size, effect and the public interest they receive. Here, you’ll find out about recently passed bills and the important role of the Senate in shaping legislation for Canadians.
Bill C-16: Affirming transgender and gender-diverse rights
This legislation enshrines concrete protections in Canadian law for transgender and other gender-diverse people.
Bill C-14: Legislation for medical assistance in dying
The Senate helped improve a new law that allows physicians and nurse practitioners to provide care and prescribe substances that help eligible individuals end their suffering.
Bill C-4: Rebalancing labour relations in Canada
This bill follows through on the Government's clear election promise to repeal two labour bills.
Bill C-7: A better labour relations regime for the RCMP
The bill creates a new labour relations framework for RCMP members and reservists, including a collective bargaining model tailored to the force.
Bill C-6: A law that removes barriers to Canadian citizenship
The bill, which reflects major government campaign promises, facilitates citizenship and protects Charter rights.
Bill C-37: Tackling the opioid epidemic head-on
This new law streamlines the application process for the creation of supervised drug consumption sites.