Parliament Update – Week of December 4, 2017
This week was busy in the House of Commons as we prepare for the winter break. We covered topics including ISIS fighters, indigenous rights and education, the salaries of Ministers, and access to information.
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 (Report Stage)
- Bill C-58 – An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Third Reading)
- Bill C-61 – Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Act (Third Reading)
- Bill C-66 – Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act (Second Reading)
- Bill S-236 – Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act (Report Stage)
- CPC Motion – ISIS Fighters Returning to Canada
- Bill C-262 – United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Second Reading)
- Bill C-352 – An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and to provide for the development of a national strategy (abandonment of vessels) (Second Reading/deemed non-votable)
- Bill C-364 – An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (political financing) (Second Reading)
- Bill C-375 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (presentence report) (Second Reading)
- Bill C-377 – An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle (Second Reading)
I participated in debate on the Conservative Motion (ISIS Fighters Returning to Canada) by asking a question. You can find all questions, comments and speeches from debates on the corresponding day’s Hansard on the House Publications page at www.ourcommons.ca/en.
In the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU), we began the consideration of a draft report on Canada’s Anti-Spam Laws (CASL). We also heard from the newly appointed Chief Science Advisor and had the opportunity to ask her questions on how she will advise the government on matters related to science. For more information on these meetings, visit the INDU Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/INDU.
This week, I attended seven meetings, three events, and recorded two messages. I will be attending functions in Ottawa over the week-end. Look for my update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament as the House will continue to sit for one final week before the winter break.