Types of Bills

Government Bills

Introduced by a Minister. These are the only types of bills that can call for the expenditure of public money. In the federal system, these are usually numbered from 2 to 199.

 

Private Members' Bills

Introduced by any individual Member who is not a Minister. Unlike government bills, these bills cannot call for the expenditure of public money. In the federal system, these are usually numbered from 200 to 999.

 

Private Bills

Introduced by any individual Member, which concern matters of a particular interest or benefit to a person or persons (incorporated businesses, charitable organizations, etc.). These are fairly rare. In the federal system, these are usually numbered 1000+. In Ontario, the bill number is preceded by the letters "PR".

 

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Content last updated: May 24, 2018