Week of June 17, 2019

Parliament Update – Week of June 17, 2019

The following was debated in the House:

  • C-83 (Agreed to on Division) — Corrections and Conditional Release Act
  • C-88 (Third Reading & Passed) — Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act
  • C-98 (Passed) — Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act
  • C-100 (Referred to Committee) — Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act
  • C-101 (Passed) — Customs Tariff
  • C-331 (Second Reading) — Federal Courts Act
  • C-460 (First Reading) — Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • C-461 (First Reading) — Criminal Code
  • C-462 (First Reading) — Department of the Environment Act
  • C-463 (First Reading) — Putting Victims First Act
  • C-464 (First Reading) — Supporting Small Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries Act
  • C-465 (First Reading) — Canada Labour Act
  • C-466 (First Reading) — Corrections and Conditional Release Act
  • C-467 (First Reading) — Royal Canadian Mounted Police Day Act
  • C-468 (First Reading) — Employment Equity Act
  • C-469 (First Reading) — Parks Canada Agency Act
  • Motion M-173 (Deferred) — Diabetes Awareness Month
  • CPC Motion –The Environment

On Monday, in the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU), we heard from Minister Ralph Goodale as well as several witnesses from the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Department of Justice, Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on C-98, ‘An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Canada Border Services Agency Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts’. This was followed by Clause-By-Clause consideration of the Bill.

For more information on this meeting, visit the SECU Committee website at: www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/SECU

On Monday evening, my wife Nancy and I attended, along with my Conservative colleagues who were also retiring, a dinner at the home of our Conservative Leader, the Hon. Andrew Scheer.  It was our final get together with Andrew and my colleagues.

On Tuesday, votes in the House went well into the night.

On Wednesday, I had a private meeting with Minister MacAulay to go over some Veteran issues in Yellowhead riding.  That evening, I was on House Duty to midnight and during that time I spoke on Bill C-75, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts, and on C-83, Corrections and Conditional Release Act.  It was a long day!

You can read the comments and questions from the Debates on the House Publications page at:  www.ourcommons.ca/en

On Thursday morning, I heard the sad news that my colleague, MP Mark Warawa had passed away.  Mark and I along with other MPs, travelled together to Ukraine as observers during the Ukraine Presidential Election in March and again in April of this year.  I will miss him.  With a heavy heart I spent the morning on House Duty.  That afternoon, tributes were given by members from all parties on Mark’s passing.  The House was then adjourned for summer recess.

On Friday, I said good-bye to our Ukrainian intern, Mykola Antoniuk and thanked him for his time volunteering in my Hill office.   I wished him a safe trip home.  That evening, I will be returning to the riding as the House will be down for the summer.

This week, I attended four meetings and one event.

On Saturday, I will be attending the Dragonfly Festival Parade in Wabamun and later that day, I will be at the Galloway Station Museum in Edson.

On Sunday, you will find me at the Alberta Beach Alliance Church celebrating their 70 years of service.

During the week of June 24th, I will be travelling to Fort Nelson, B.C., to attend my grandson’s graduation and ending the week in Grande Cache.

As the House has adjourned until the fall, my summer updates on my time in the riding will be sent at the end of July and August.

If you see me around the riding this summer, please say hi!

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