POLITICS

Some of the government legislation that has yet to pass the House of Commons

05/10/2015 12:38 EDT | Updated 05/10/2016 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - With less than two months left before Parliament begins its summer recess and with a fall election looming, a number of Harper government bills have yet to be passed by the House of Commons. Here's a look:

Bill C-11

The Priority Hirings for Injured Veterans Act is designed to give wounded warriors first crack at public service job openings. The bill has only received first reading in the Commons and still has a long way to go before passage.

Bill C-33

The First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act was introduced with much fanfare, but was put on hold because of loud opposition from the aboriginal community. It's likely to die on the order paper.

Bill C-35

Quanto's Law, named for an Edmonton police dog stabbed to death by a suspect in 2013, creates an offence for killing a police, military or service animal, with a penalty of up to five years. It's currently before committee.

Bill C-42

The Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act streamlines the rules around firearms licences. It also gives the government the final say on classification of firearms as allowed or prohibited. It is awaiting third-reading debate.

Bill C-48

The Modernization of Canada's Grain Industry Act provides some extra protections for farmers. It has only received first reading.

Bill C-49

The Price Transparency Act allows the competition commissioner to investigate cases of cross-border price discrepancies. It has only received first reading.

Bill C-50

The Citizen Voting Act seeks to ensure that people voting from outside the country are actually citizens and vote only in the riding where they were last resident in Canada. It is before a committee.

Bill C-52

The Safe and Accountable Rail Act sets minimum insurance requirements for rail freight shippers and was part of the response to the Lac Megantic disaster. It awaits third reading debate.

Bill C-53

The Life Means Life Act would abolish the possibility of parole for certain heinous crimes, including killings of police or prison guards or murders committed during kidnappings, sex assaults or terrorism. It has received first reading.

Bill C-57

The Support for Families Act enacts the new Universal Child Care Benefit. The government wants the cheques to start arriving in July, which means it has to pass into law before the House rises in June. It has only had first reading.

Bill C-58

The Support for Veterans and Their Families Act is billed as offering help for those leaving the military for civilian life and providing improved pension benefits for seriously injured soldiers. It has only had first reading.

Bill C-59

The latest Economic Action Plan Act is an omnibus bill that enacts the measures in the budget, among other things. It was only introduced on Thursday.