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Royal Assent
An act to ban contact in hockey for those under 16 years of age.

Now that the bill has gone through the same process in both the Senate and the House of Commons and has passed in both Chambers, it can go to the Governor General, or a representative of the Governor General for Royal Assent.
Congratulations! Your bill has passed in the House of Commons!
Did you know?
  • During Royal Assent the Governor General acts on behalf of the Monarch and approves a bill passed by Parliament to make it law. Sometimes a Royal Assent ceremony takes place in the Senate Chamber. Other times, the bill is signed at Rideau Hall, where the Governor General lives.