The bill C-306 "On recognition of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as genocide and the establishment of May 18 as Memorial Day in Canada" was presented at the Canadian Parliament by Kerry Diotte, MP of the opposition Conservative Party, on November 4, 2016.

November 7, the second presentation of the draft law by Kerry Diotte’s party fellow, James Bezan (shadow minister of defense), was held at the Parliament. 

The debate was scheduled for December 7. The MP, who introduced the bill, will answer the opponents’ questions and prove why the bill is important and should be adopted. After that there will be assigned a vote.

If the bill attains the required number of votes, it will be forwarded to the relevant Committees, which have the right to cancel the bill, considering it untimely or harmful (for example, if the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decides that the act is able to aggravate international relations).

Having received the support of the Committees, the bill undergoes one more vote in the Senate, but symbolic one, and then is sent to the Governor-General, the representative of Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, who solemnly declares the act coming into force, on behalf of the Queen.

The entire procedure can take up to a year.

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