Week of February 5, 2018

Parliament Update – Week of February 5, 2018

This week, we covered topics including transparency in political fundraising, Indigenous rights, unions in the public service, and the Prime Minister’s Christmas vacation.

The following was debated in the House:

  • Bill C-50 – An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing) (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-262 – United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-354 – An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood) (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-371 – Prevention of Radicalization through Foreign Funding Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-377 – An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle (Second Reading)
  • NDP Opposition Motion – Tax Fairness in Budget 2018
  • CPC Opposition Motion – Conflict of Interest

To read debates on any of the above, visit House of Common’s website at www.ourcommons.ca/en. You can also watch events in the House and at Committees online at www.cpac.ca/en/.

In the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC), we elected a new Chair and discussed future studies. For more information on these meetings, visit the CHPC Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/CHPC.

I also had the opportunity to sit on the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) where we continued to hear witnesses for the study on broadband access in rural Canada. This was the last week of witnesses for the study, and I expect to see a finished report shortly. For more information on these meetings, visit the INDU Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/INDU.

This week, I attended ­­eight meetings and six events. I will remain in Ottawa over the weekend to attend the Manning Networking Conference. Look for my update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament.

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