Week of February 13, 2017

Parliament Update – Week of February 13, 2017

This week in Parliament, we discussed topics including national parks, international trade, genetic testing, the CBC, and racism in Canada.

The following was debated in the House:

  • Bill C-18 – An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act (Report Stage)
  • Bill C-30 – Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-37 – An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts (Third Reading)
  • Bill S-201 – Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (Report Stage)
  • Bill C-308 – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Privatization Act (Second Reading)
  • M-100 – Role of co-operatives
  • M-103 – Systemic racism and religious discrimination (Liberal MP Motion)
  • M-102 – Formaldehyde emissions
  • Opposition Day Motion – Systemic racism and religious discrimination

In the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI), we continued to discuss federal protected areas and conservation objectives. On Wednesday, the committee presented a report on Bill C-18 to the House, which was then debated on Friday. For more information on these meetings, visit: www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/ENVI.

This week, I attended ­­ 15 meetings and one event. I will be in the riding for the Family Day long weekend and returning to Ottawa on Monday.  My next update will be on the happenings of Parliament as it continues to sit next week.

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