Bill C-233: What’s that all about?

Bill C-233 is a Private Member’s Bill calling for the development and implementation of a national dementia strategy. The bill calls on all levels of government to work together to coordinate research, promote prevention, and improve care.

See also: What is a national dementia strategy and why do we need one?

What needs to happen for Bill C-233 to become law?

For a bill to become law, it must go through many stages in both the House of Commons and the Senate.

Bill C-233 progress so far:

  1. Introduction and First Reading in the House of Commons

    February 25, 2016

    Conservative MP Rob Nicholson introduces Private Member’s Bill C-233 ‘An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias’ in the House of Commons. Liberal MP Rob Oliphant seconds the bill.

  2. One hour of debate in the House of Commons

    May 4, 2016

    Bill C-233 is debated for an hour in the House of Commons.

  3. Second Reading in the House of Commons and Referral to Committee

    June 8, 2016

    Debate on bill C-233 continues. The bill passes, receiving widespread support from Members of Parliament across all political parties, and is referred to the Standing Committee on Health (HESA) for study and amendment.

  4. Committee Review

    Fall 2016

    The Standing Committee on Health (HESA) reviews bill C-233.

  5. Bill Passes

    February 3, 2017

    Bill C-233 returns to the House of Commons for third reading and is passed. From there, it will need to go through the same process in the Senate before it can be given Royal Assent and become law.

  6. Introduction in the Senate

    February 7, 2017

    Bill C-233 is introduced in the Senate at first reading.

  7. Second reading in the Senate and Referral to Committee

    March 28, 2017

    Bill C-233 is adopted in the Senate at second reading and referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology.

  8. Senate Committee Review

    June 1, 2017

    The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology conducts a clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-233 and presents its report without amendment.

  9. Bill C-233 passes

    June 22, 2017

    Bill C-233 receives Royal Assent, becomes an Act of Parliament and one of the statutes of Canada.

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Last Updated: 06/23/17
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