Royal Assent Ceremony

December 8, 2021

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, granted Royal Assent by written declaration for the following legislation:

  • An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy) (Bill C-4)

About Royal Assent
Royal Assent is granted by a representative of the Crown to approve a bill passed by the House of Commons and the Senate, making it into an Act of Parliament. Royal Assent is therefore the last stage in the legislative process and assembles the three constituent entities of Parliament (Crown, Senate, House of Commons). By tradition, Royal Assent is accorded in the Senate Chamber in the presence of members of the House and Senate. Since the Royal Assent Act of 2002, it may be signified by a written declaration by the governor general or by a deputy of the governor general (one of the justices of the Supreme Court).