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List of Government bills that have become law this session of Parliament

More than two years into this session of Parliament, 51 Government bills have become law.

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 first session of the 42nd Parliament (beginning December 3, 2015).

C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (June 21, 2018)

C-80, Appropriation Act No. 2, 2018-19 (June 21, 2018)

C-50, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing) (June 21, 2018)

C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act (June 21, 2018)

C-45, Cannabis Act (June 21, 2018)

C-74, Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 (June 21, 2018)

C-66, Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act (June 21, 2018)

C-49, Transportation Modernization Act (May 23, 2018)

S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (May 28, 2018)

C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and the Competition Act (May 1, 2018)

C-72, Appropriation Act No. 5, 2017-18 (March 29, 2018)

C-73, Appropriation Act No. 1, 2018-19 (March 29, 2018)

C-70, Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee Governance Agreement Act  (March 29, 2018)

S-2, Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (March 1, 2018)

C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (December 14, 2017)

C-63, Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 (December 14, 2017)

C-61, Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Act (December 14, 2017)

C-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act (December 12, 2017)

C-67 Appropriation Act No. 4, 2017-18 (December 12, 2017)

C-23 Preclearance Act, 2016 (December 12, 2017)

C-60 Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017 (December 12, 2017)

S-3 An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration) (December 12, 2017)

C-22 An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts (June 22, 2017)

C-53 Appropriation Act No. 2, 2017-18 (June 22, 2017)

C-54 Appropriation Act No. 3, 2017-18 (June 22, 2017)

C-44 Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1 (June 22, 2017)             

C-7 An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures (June 19, 2017)

C-18 An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act (June 19, 2017)

C-4 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act (June 19, 2017)

C-16 An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (June 19, 2017)

C-6 An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act (June 19, 2017)

C-31 Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (June 1, 2017)

C-37 An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts (May 18, 2017)

C-30 Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (May 16, 2017)

C-40 Appropriation Act No. 5, 2016-17 (March 30, 2017)

C-41 Appropriation Act No. 1, 2017-18 (March 30, 2017)

C-35 Appropriation Act No. 4, 2016-17 (December 15, 2016)

S-4 Tax Convention and Arrangement Implementation Act, 2016 (December 15, 2016)

C-2 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (December 15, 2016)

C-26 An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act and the Income Tax Act (December 15, 2016)

C-29 Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2 (December 15, 2016)

C-13 An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act, the Hazardous Products Act, the Radiation Emitting Devices Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Pest Control Products Act and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and to make related amendments to another Act (December 12, 2016)

C-10 An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act and to provide for certain other measures (June 22, 2016)

C-11 An Act to amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities) (June 22, 2016)

C-15 Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1. (June 22, 2016)

C-19 Appropriation Act No. 2, 2016-17 (June 22, 2016)

C-20 Appropriation Act No. 3, 2016-17 (June 22, 2016)

C-14 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) (June 17, 2016)

*C-8 Appropriation Act No. 5, 2015-16 (March 24, 2016)

*C-9 Appropriation Act No. 1, 2016-17 (March 24, 2016)

*C-3 Appropriation Act No. 4, 2015-16 (December 11, 2015)

*These bills became law before the creation of the Government Representative Office in the Senate.

Find out more about recently passed bills here.

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