Week of February 6, 2017

Parliament Update – Week of February 6, 2017

This week in Parliament, we discussed topics including international trade, collecting statistics, veterans, taxation, water quality, electoral reform, and job losses in the energy sector.

The following was debated in the House:

  • Bill C-30 – Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Report Stage)
  • Bill C-31 – An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-36 – An Act to amend the Statistics Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-211 – An Act respecting a federal framework on post-traumatic stress disorder (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-211 – An Act respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-274 – An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (Transfer of small business or family farm or fishing corporation) (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-323 – An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property) (Second Reading)
  • M-69 – Water Quality (Resumed debate on amendments)
  • Opposition Day Motion – Commitments Regarding Electoral Reform
  • Take Note Debate No. 11 – Job Losses in the Energy Sector – Consideration in Committee of the Whole

On Tuesday, I participated in debate by asking questions on Bill C-36 and Bill C-31. I also asked a question, on Wednesday, during the debate on job losses in the energy sector.  You can read my comments on the corresponding day’s Hansard at: http://www.parl.gc.ca/HouseChamberBusiness/ChamberHome.aspx.

In the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI), we continued to consider a draft report on federally protected areas and conservation objectives. For more information on these meetings, visit: www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/ENVI.

This week, I attended ­­ eight meetings and three events.  This weekend, I will be in the riding to attend an event on Friday and a meeting on Saturday and returning to Ottawa the next day.  My next update will be on the happenings of Parliament as it continues to sit next week.

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