Week of April 16, 2018

Parliament Update – Week of April 16, 2018

This week, we covered topics including Budget 2018 and the ongoing Trans Mountain Expansion Project crisis.

The following was debated in the House:

  • 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 (Consideration of messages between the Senate and the House of Commons)
  • Bill C-74 – Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-330 – An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (landlord consent) (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-395 – Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-396 – An Act to amend the Department of Industry Act (financial assistance) (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-210 – An Act to amend An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Second Reading)
  • Emergency Debate – Trans Mountain Expansion Project

On Monday, I had the pleasure of meeting with Avery Pelz, a young constituent and student from Edson. She was visiting Ottawa as a participant of Encounters with Canada.

On Tuesday, in the ouse oH House of Commons, I had the opportunity to recognize a local constituent. Ciera Knight, a 24 year-old from Edson, is currently at the base camp of Mount Everest and will attempt to summit the mountain between May 20 and 26. You can read comments, speeches, and debates in the House on the corresponding day’s Hansard at www.ourcommons.ca/en .

In the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC), we continued our study on cultural hubs and cultural districts in Canada. We also continued our study on the state of Canadian museums. For more information on these meetings, visit the CHPC Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/CHPC .

This week, I attended­­ seven meetings four events. I will return to the riding on Thursday to attend an event in the riding. The House will not sit on Friday to accommodate the Liberal national convention that kicked off Thursday in Halifax. I will return to Ottawa on Sunday as the House will resume on Monday. Look for my update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament.



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