Week of June 11, 2018

Parliament Update – Week of June 11, 2018

This week, we covered many topics including marijuana, Iran, the carbon tax, accessibility, and federal finances.

The following was debated in the House:

  • Bill C-45 – Cannabis Act (Consideration of Senate Amendments)
  • Bill C-68 – An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence (Time Allocation and Report Stage)
  • Bill C-69 – An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-344 – An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit) (Third Reading)
  • Bill S-218 – Latin American Heritage Month Act (Report Stage)
  • Motion 157 – Visitability
  • CPC Motion – Carbon Pricing
  • CPC Motion – Iran
  • NDP Motion – Global Climate Change and Clean Energy Leadership
  • Main estimates – Consideration of motions to concur in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to ask questions during debate on Bill C-45, which legalizes the recreational use of marijuana. You can read all questions, comments, and speeches in the House on the corresponding day’s Hansard at www.ourcommons.ca/en .

The House sat through the entire night on Thursday to debate and vote on the Main Estimates. Because the votes went past 10am the next morning, the House did not convene Friday.

In the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC), we considered a draft report for our study on the state of Canadian museums, as well as a draft report for our study on cultural hubs. For more information on these meetings, visit the CHPC Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/CHPC .

This week, I attended­­ ­10 meetings and ­one event. Over the weekend, I will remain in Ottawa as the House will continue to sit for one final week before the summer recess. Look for my next update on the happenings of Parliament.


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