Meaning of die on the Order Paper in English:

die on the Order Paper


  • (of a bill) fail to be voted on before the end of a legislative session.

    ‘A controversial amendment to the Copyright Act that extended copyright on unpublished works of authors who died before 1948, died on the order paper.’
    • ‘The other is that it embody a commitment to habitat protection, provision for which was missing from the Government's last attempt at endangered species legislation, Bill C-65, which died on the Order Paper in 1997.’