Bills and laws

Bills are written proposals for a new law or a change to an existing law. There are three types of bills: public, private, and Senate bills.

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The process of passing a bill and Royal Assent

A bill must go through different stages before passing. Through the different houses, a committee, being voted on and finally, receiving Royal Assent.

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What is a Royal Assent?

Learn quick facts about what is a Royal Assent and its process.

Canada's Judicial System

The highest court in the land is the Supreme Court of Canada. The Supreme Court has the official power to decide whether legislation and government actions respect Canadians’ fundamental rights. Those rights are listed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which is part of the Canadian Constitution.

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