Week of November 21, 2016

Parliament Update – Week of November 21, 2016

This week in Parliament, we discussed trade, hate crimes, palliative care, and the boundaries of national parks.

The following was debated in the House:

  • Bill C-18 – An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-25 – An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for –profit Corporations Act, and the Competition Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-30 – Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-274 – An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of small business or family farm or fishing corporation) (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-277 – Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-305 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief) (Second Reading)
  • Motion No. 69 – Water quality
  • Motion No. 73 – German Heritage Month

I had the opportunity to put forward a question during debate on Bill C-18 on November 24.  My question can be found on page 11 at: http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/hoc/House/421/Debates/114/HAN114-E.PDF.

On November 25th I asked another question during debate on Bill C-18 and later during question period, I queried the Government on Softwood Lumber.  The first question on C-18 can be found on page 8 and the latter question on page 17 at:  http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/hoc/House/421/Debates/115/HAN115-E.PDF.

In the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI), we continued to review The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. We also discussed federal protected areas and conservation objectives. For more information on these meetings, visit: www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/ENVI.

This week, I attended 15 meetings and two events. My next update will be on the happenings of Parliament as it continues to sit next week.

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