C-28 To Get Second Reading

House of Commons

The anti-spam bill “Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act” (FISA) has been put back on the table in House of Commons for discussion (likely this afternoon!). Only a few more steps to go until we get there.

What’s happened so far (The long road):

  • May 2004 – IC establishes Task Force on Spam
  • May 2005 – Task Force presents final report to IC
  • April 24, 2009 – Bill C-27, the Electronic Commerce Protection Act (FISA) introduced in the HoC
  • November 30, 2009: passed House with unanimous support; amended as a result of consultation and committee meetings
  • December 15, 2009: passed 2nd reading in Senate
  • December 30, 2009: Parliament prorogued
  • May 25, 2010 – reintroduced as the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act
  • June 17, 2010 – HoC rises for summer, still awaiting 2nd reading

Next steps:

  • Second reading – debate and vote – referred to Committee
  • HoC Committee – debate, edits and vote
  • Third reading, debate and vote in the House – referred to Senate
  • Senate reading – #1 and 2 – debate, vote – referred to Committee
  • Senate Committee – debate, edits and vote
  • Third reading, debate and vote in the Senate – referred to Prime Minister for Signing

Stay tuned as we track the progress of FISA through the parliamentary process.

Author: Matt V - @emailkarma

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