How a Bill becomes Law in Canada?

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Parliament is the place where new laws are made. The Senate and the House of Commons propose, debate, probe and finally, approve the bills for becoming new laws, on daily basis. Here is how this process goes: –

Stage 1: The First Reading

At this point, the bill is presented to the House of Commons, made up of elected members of Parliament. The bill is then passed on to the other members. These MP’s meet in Ottawa to review and discuss the bill.

Stage 2: The Second Reading

At this point, the bill is debated in the House of Commons. Representatives’ debate on whether the bill is worth it.

Stage 3: The Committee Stage

At this point, the bill goes to committee who probe (read) the bill through every section and passage.

Stage 4: The Report Stage

The Committee can now share its views on the bill whether it is good or bad. Once the bill has returned to the House. The Committee examines all modifications or amendments made to the bill.

Stage 5: The Third Reading

The members of Parliament have a final opportunity to review and make changes to the final version of the bill.

Stage 6: The Senate

The bill will be sent to the Senate of Canada. The Senate examines the bill on rent prices. The Senate either approves the bill or could have said no if the Senate is of the opinion that rent prices should be lowered in Canada. Therefore, the Senate has the absolute power to pass or stop bills.

Stage 7: Royal Assent

The Governor General of Canada who is the Queen’s representative in Canada gives the bill to lower rent prices a special royal blessings. Now, the bill is an official Law of Canada. And now Paul can afford a House.