Week of June, 18, 2018

Parliament Update – Week of June 18, 2018

Before the House adjourned for the summer, several government bills were pushed through to the Senate.

The following was debated in the House:

  • Bill C-45 – Cannabis Act (Consideration of Senate Amendments)
  • Bill S-210 – An Act to amend An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Third Reading)
  • 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-59 – An Act respecting national security matters (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-64 – Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act (Report Stage)
  • Bill C-71 – An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms (Time Allocation, Report Stage and Third Reading) 

On Monday, I presented a petition from constituents regarding the Liberal Government’s requirement to sign an attestation in agreement with the Liberals’ view on abortion when applying for student summer job funding. The petition called on the Prime Minister to defend freedom of conscience, thought, and belief, and to withdraw the attestation requirement.

Also on Monday, I made a statement in the House regarding the recent arson at our Edson Mosque that made national headlines. Edson is an inclusive community and we have many different religious and cultural organizations that have always intermingled and respected each other. Religious beliefs and freedoms must be respected, and we should not tolerate any group or individual who attacks the rights of religious groups in our community.

You can read all questions, comments, and speeches in the House on the corresponding day’s Hansard at www.ourcommons.ca/en .

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 ­six meetings and ­three events, as well as recorded one message. As the House has adjourned until the fall, my summer updates on my time in the riding will be sent on a monthly basis towards the end of each month. If you see me around the riding this summer, please say hi!

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