Week of June 12, 2017

Parliament Update – Week of June 12, 2017

The House continues to sit until midnight from Monday through Thursday in order to debate as much legislation as possible before Parliament breaks for the summer.

The following was debated in the House:

  • Bill C-6 – An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act (Consideration of Senate Amendments)
  • Bill C-49 – Transportation Modernization Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-50 – An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing) (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-51 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-211 – An Act respecting a federal framework on post-traumatic stress disorder (Report Stage)
  • Bill C-311 – An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day) (Third Reading)
  • Bill S-3 – An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration) (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-217 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (detention in custody) (Report Stage)
  • Bill S-226 – Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-233 – Conveyance Presentation and Reporting Requirements Modernization Act (Report Stage)
  • CPC Motion – The Government’s Mismanagement of the Economy
  • CPC Motion – Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act
  • NDP Motion – Appointments Committee
  • Government Business No. 1 – Main Estimates, 2017-18

On Friday, I asked a question of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change regarding the mountain pine beetle in Jasper National Park. I also asked a question in debate on Bill C-49 regarding trains blocking crossings in small communities. You can find my question and the Minister’s response on the corresponding day’s Debates Hansard at: www.ourcommons.ca.

This week, the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI), for which I am Vice Chair, released a report entitled, “A Review of The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.” I presented a dissenting report to the House to express the Conservative Party’s opposition to the report’s recommendations due to a focus on ideology rather than evidence presented to the committee. To find a copy of the report and for more information on these meetings, visit: www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/ENVI.

This week, I attended­ six meetings and four events. I will remain in Ottawa over the weekend as the House will continue to sit next week.

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