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New laws this session

A list of Government bills that have become law in the second session of the 43rd Parliament.

A bill must be adopted in the same form in both the House of Commons and the Senate before it can receive Royal Assent, the last step in the legislative process that allows a bill to become law.

The following is a list of Government bills and the date each bill received Royal Assent in the second session of the 43rd Parliament (beginning September 23, 2020).

Bill C-4, COVID-19 Response Measures Act (October 10, 2020)

This legislation introduces three temporary benefits for Canadians who are unemployed, underemployed or unable to work due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more here.

Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy) (November 19, 2020)

This legislation was designed to help struggling Canadian businesses through the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic with the extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the creation of the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy. Find out more here.

Bill C-16, Appropriation Act No. 4, 2020-21 (December 10, 2020)

This legislation grants the sum of $26,138,756,442 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021. Find out more here.

Bill C-17, Appropriation Act No. 5, 2020-21 (December 10, 2020)

This legislation grants the sum of $20,874,356,291 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021. Find out more here.

Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying) (March 17, 2021)

This legislation expands access to medical assistance in dying in Canada, while also reinforcing safeguards. Find out more here.

Bill C-18, Canada—United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement Implementation Act (March 17, 2021)

The important trading relationship between Canada and the United Kingdom was secured with the passage of legislation to implement a new trade agreement. Find out more here.

Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (additional regular benefits), the Canada Recovery Benefits Act (restriction on eligibility) and another Act in response to COVID-19 (March 17, 2021)

This legislation further supports Canadians through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more here.

Bill C-26, Appropriation Act No. 6, 2020-21 (March 30, 2021)

This enactment grants the sum of $13,365,393,906 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021. Find out more here.

Bill C-27, Appropriation Act No. 1, 2021-22 (March 30, 2021)

This enactment grants the sum of $59,304,837,417 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. Find out more here.

  • Find out more about the Government bills that became law in the first session of the 43rd Parliament here.

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