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    ‘A controversial amendment to the Copyright Act that extended copyright on unpublished works of authors who died before 1948, died on the order paper.’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.’