How a Bill Becomes Law

The legislative process – the making of new laws for the people of Ontario - is the most important work that takes place at the Legislative Assembly. Every bill starts with an idea written in legal language and presented by Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) in the Legislative Chamber. All bills go through stages that are called readings. If a bill reaches third reading and receives the support of the majority of MPPs, it is on its way to becoming a new law in the province. However, not every bill becomes a law. Find out how it works - select one of the ideas below and see what happens! Have fun as you discover what it takes to make a new provincial law!