Week of December 5, 2016

Parliament Update – Week of December 5, 2016

This week in Parliament, we discussed the 2016 Budget, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), violent sexual material, and several holiday and Memorial Day proposals.

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 (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-29 – A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-30 – An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States and to provide for certain other measures (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-235 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (fetal alcohol disorder) (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-306 – An Act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-311 – An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day) (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-4 – An Act to implement a Convention and an Arrangement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and to amend an Act in respect of a similar Agreement (Second Reading)
  • Motion 47 – Instruction to the Standing Committee on Health (violent and sexual online material) (Resuming Debate)
  • Motion 73 – German Heritage Month (Resuming Debate)

In the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI), we studied Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act. This bill amends legislation to modify the boundaries of some National Parks, and to set out priorities in respect to the management of the Rouge National Urban Park.  For more information on these meetings, visit: www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/ENVI.

This week, I attended 15 meetings and three events. I will be back in Alberta over the weekend to attend events in the riding, returning to Ottawa on December 11th.  My next update will be on the happenings of Parliament as it continues to sit for the last week before Christmas break.

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