Week of April 30, 2018

Parliament Update – Week of April 30, 2018

This week, we covered topics including the carbon tax, historical sites, and transportation.

The following was debated in the House:

  • Bill C-48 – Oil Tanker Moratorium Act (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-49 – Transportation Modernization Act (Consideration of Messages between the Senate and the House of Commons)
  • Bill C-281 – National Local Food Day Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-374 – An Act to amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board) (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-377 – An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle (Report Stage)
  • CPC Motion – Production of documents on the carbon tax
  • Motion No. 157 – Visitability


On Wednesday morning, Gordon Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds — Grenville — Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, passed away in his Ottawa office. Gordon was a respected member of the parliamentary community and will be greatly missed by all his colleagues in the House. I would like to extend my condolences to his wife Claudine and his sons, Chance and Tristan, as well as to his family and friends. Out of respect, Parliament closed early on Wednesday after the leaders of each party made a public tribute to Gordon in the House of Commons.

On Thursday, I participated in debate on Bill C-49, which is an omnibus bill that substantially amends 13 different Acts and has consequential impacts on all three modes of transport. 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 wrapped up our study on cultural hubs and cultural districts in Canada, as well as began a study on gender parity in cultural organizations. For more information on these meetings, visit the CHPC Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/CHPC .

This week, I attended­­ ­ten meetings and one event. I will be in the riding over the weekend to attend VE Day events at the Edson Legion before returning to Ottawa as the House will resume on Monday. Look for my update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament.

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