Week of December 11, 2017

Parliament Update – Week of December 11, 2017

This was a short week due to Parliament adjourning for the winter. It was a busy fall session and I look forward to spending some time in the riding.

The House of Commons debated the following:

  • Bill C-24 – An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-51 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-66 – Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act (Third Reading)
  • Bill S-228 – Child Health Protection Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-236 – Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-374 – An Act to amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board) (Second Reading)

In the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU), we concluded and tabled a report on Canada’s Anti-Spam Laws (CASL).

Also in Committee, we discussed two motions by MP Maxime Bernier. One requested a study of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and protecting workers’ pensions, which was voted down by the Liberal Members of the Committee. The other motion requested a review of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and will be discussed in the New Year before a decision is made.

I also want to remind residents that the Committee is still accepting submissions on our study on broadband connectivity in rural Canada.

For more information on these meetings, to find a copy of the CASL report, or to make a submission for the broadband study, visit the INDU Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/INDU.

This week, I attended ­three meetings and two events, as well as recorded a message.

I will be in the riding next week where I will visit the students at David Thompson High School in Condor on December 18, and talk about what the job of a Parliamentarian entails and how Canadian government works. After speaking with the students, I will be heading to Caroline Community Hub where I will be meeting with constituents on Community Crime Awareness.

On December 19, I will be co-hosting an Open House with MLA Jason Nixon in my Rocky Mountain House office, and then heading to the James River area for a meeting with constituents to discuss broadband issues.

On December 21st I will be hosting a second Open House in my Edson office.  Feel free to drop in and say hello!

As Parliament adjourned for winter break on Wednesday evening, I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and a safe holiday season. My next update will be in the New Year.

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