Week of November 28, 2016

Parliament Update – Week of November 28, 2016

This week in Parliament, we discussed the Prime Minister’s controversial statement on the passing of Fidel Castro, the proper disposal of lamps containing mercury, aquaculture, and the Canada Pension Plan.

The following was debated in the House:

  • Bill C-26 – An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act and the Income Tax Act (Report Stage)
  • Bill C-29 – A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures (Report Stage)
  • Bill C-238 – National Strategy for Safe Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act (Report Stage)
  • Bill C-245 – Poverty Reduction Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-211 – National Sickle Cell Awareness Day Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-217 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (detention in custody) (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-228 – An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture) (Second Reading)
  • Opposition Day Motion – Cuba
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in relation to proposed Bill C-242, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (inflicting torture).

On Monday, I had the opportunity to speak on Bill C-238, and, on Tuesday, I asked a question during debate on Bill C-26. You can read my comments and question on the corresponding day’s Hansard at: http://www.parl.gc.ca/HouseChamberBusiness/ChamberHome.aspx.

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

This week, I attended 12 meetings and six events. I will be back in Alberta over the weekend to attend an event in the riding, returning to Ottawa on December 4th.   My next update will be on the happenings of Parliament as it continues to sit next week.

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