Parliament Update – Week of April 18, 2016
This week in Parliament, we covered topics from political fundraising to the operations of Air Canada. We also began the debate on the Liberal Government’s legislation regarding physician-assisted dying.
The following was debated:
- Conservative MP Pat Kelly’s Motion 43 – Taxpayer Bill of Rights
- Bill C-10 – An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act and to provide for certain other measures. I had the opportunity to ask two questions during the debate of this Bill. My comments can be found on pages 51 and 52 of the following link: http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/hoc/House/421/Debates/041/HAN041-E.PDF
- A Conservative Motion regarding political fundraising activities
- Bill C-242 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (inflicting torture)
- Bill C-221 – Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act
- Bill C-14 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)
- Bill C-232 – An Act to amend the Excise Act, 2001 (spirits)As noted above, the debate on physician-assisted dying began on Friday. I plan on speaking on this topic when debate resumes in two weeks. This week I attended the Public Safety and National Security Committee meetings on Bill C-7. This bill amends the Public Service Labour Relations Act to provide for a labour relations regime for members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and reservist
Throughout the week, I attended 9 meetings and 5 events. The House will be down next week, and my next update will be on my travels around the riding. On Thursday, April 28, I will be opening a new satellite office in Rocky Mountain House. If anyone is in the area, please feel free to stop by and say “hello”!