Week of April 1, 2019

Parliament Update – Week of April 1, 2019

The following was debated in the House:
  • C-278— Foreign Lobbyist Transparency Act ((Second Reading) • C-420 – An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Official Languages Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act (Second Reading)
  • C-438 – An Act to Enact the Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights and to Make Related Amendments to Other Acts (First Reading)
  • Ways & Means Motion #27 – Budgetary Policy • Motion 207 – Dutch Heritage Day
  • S-238 – Ban on Shark Fin Importation and Exportation Act (Second Reading)
  • S-1003 – The United Church of Canada Act (Passed)
  • Conservative Opposition Motion – Vice-Admiral Mark Norman
Beginning on Monday to end of day on Thursday, Conservative Finance Shadow Minister Pierre Poilievre did a marathon speech in the House of Commons to demand that the Liberals agree to re-open the Justice Committee’s investigation into Justin Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin cover-up.

Also, on Monday, the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU), continued to hear from witnesses on Cybersecurity in the Financial Sector as a National Economic Security Issue.

On Tuesday, I returned to Ottawa from Ukraine where I was part of an observer mission for the presidential election. The experience reminded me on how fortunate we are in Canada in being able to vote freely without fear of retaliation. In Lviv, where I was stationed as an observer, I found it to be very organized and at the end of the 12-hour voting period, no problems arose.

You can read comments and questions from Debates on the House Publications page at www.ourcommons.ca/en

This week, I attended three meetings, two events.

On Friday, I will be staying in Ottawa to catch up on correspondence and phone calls as I prepare for next week as Parliament continues.

Look for my next update for the week of April 8th on the happenings of Parliament.

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