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New laws this session

So far, 14 Government bills have become law in the second session of the 43rd Parliament. One more awaits Royal Assent.

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.

Bill C-29, Port of Montreal Operations Act, 2021 (April 30, 2021)

This legislation provides for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal and imposes mediation as the process for resolving matters remaining in dispute between the parties. Find out more here.

Bill C-14, Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2020 (May 6, 2021)

This legislation implement certain provisions of the economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 30, 2020 and other measures. Find out more here.

Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code (May 6, 2021)

This new law aims to ensure all newly appointed provincial superior court judges participate in continuing education in sexual assault law and social context. Find out more here.

Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Offshore Health and Safety Act (June 3, 2021)

This legislation extends health and safety regulations for offshore activities in Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia to give the provincial and federal governments the needed time to complete a new occupational health and safety regime. Find out more here.

Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) (June 3, 2021)

This legislation designates September 30 as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It responds to Call to Action 80 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to ensure public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools, and to honour survivors, as well as their families and communities. Find out more here.

Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call to action number 94)  (awaiting Royal Assent)

This legislation changes Canada’s Oath of Citizenship to include a promise to respect the Aboriginal and treaty rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It C-8 advances Call to Action 94 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Find our more here.

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