Week of April 3, 2017

Parliament Update – Week of April 3, 2017

This week in Parliament, we continued to debate the Liberal Government’s Budget 2017. We also discussed the CBC, seal products, and impaired driving.

The following was debated in the House:

  • Budget 2017
  • 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 (Report Stage and Third Reading)
  • Bill S-208 – National Seal Products Day Act (Report Stage)
  • Bill S-230 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (drug-impaired driving) (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-307 – An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (tamper resistance and abuse deterrence) (Second Reading)
  • Motion No. 102 – Formaldehyde emissions
  • Motion No. 104 – Ottawa River Watershed

On Wednesday, I took part in debate on Budget 2017. I asked how the Liberal Government intends to modernize and increase military operations, while cutting $12 billion of military funding in the last two years. Also on Wednesday, I made a statement in which I welcomed my first great-granddaughter into the world, as well as thanked the Ronald McDonald Foundation for the help, compassion, and family support it gives to rural Canadians who have loved ones in medical care. You can read my question and statement on Wednesday’s Hansard at: www.parl.gc.ca/HouseChamberBusiness/ChamberHome.aspx.

Also during the week, I attended a meeting of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. I also attended a meeting of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources where geothermal energy was discussed, as well as a meeting of the Standing Committee on Health regarding the legalization of marijuana.

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

This week, I attended­ 17 meetings, four events, and recorded four media messages. I will be in the riding for the weekend, and my next update will be on the happenings of Parliament as it will continue to sit next week.

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