(Update: C-60 hasn’t passed in the Senate yet. But it is expected to before the upper chamber adjourns for the summer)
Wednesday afternoon, Canada is expected to get 19 new laws – and maybe 20.
Some are more self-explanatory than others: ones that make the RCMP more accountable by beefing up the review body and modernizing the discipline process; one that amends the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act; one that makes it a crime to wear a mask during a riot.
But others are more procedural, such as C-63 : An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2014.
And how could we forget the Economic Action Plan.
C-60, Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1, may become law today, if pass the final stage in the Senate before 4 p.m.
Below a list of bills expected to get Royal Assent by 4 p.m. today:
C-15, Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act
C-37, Increasing Offenders’ Accountability to Victims Act
C-42, Enhancing RCMP Accountability Act
C-43, Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act
C-47, Northern Jobs and Growth Act
C-62, Yale First Nation Final Agreement Act
C-63, Appropriation Act No. 2, 2013-2014
C-64, Appropriation Act No. 3, 2013-2014
S-2, Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act
S-8, Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act
S-9, Nuclear Terrorism Act
S-14, Fighting Foreign Corruption Act
S-15, Expansion and Conservation of Canada’s National Parks Act
S-17, Tax Conventions Implementation Act, 2013
S-209, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (prize fights)
S-213, Korean War Veterans Day Act
C-309, Preventing Persons from Concealing Their Identity during Riots and Unlawful Assemblies Act
C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials)
C-383, Transboundary Waters Protection Act