Parliament Update – Week of June 3, 2019
The following was debated in the House:
- C-59 (Senate Amendments) — An Act respecting national security matters
- C-92 (Report Stage) — First Nations, Inuit and Metis Children, Youth and Families Act
- C-93 (Third Reading) — Criminal Records Act
- C-97 (Third Reading) — Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1
- C-101 (Second Reading) — An Act to amend the Customs Tariff and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act
- C-206 (Second Reading) — Criminal Code
- C-372 (Second Reading) — An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (pension plans and group insurance plans)
- C-438 (Second Reading) — Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights
- C-453 (First Reading) — Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
- S-214 (Second Reading) — Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act
- CPC Opposition Motion — News Media Industry
On Monday, in the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU), we heard from the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, and representatives from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canada Border Services Agency, the Correctional Services of Canada, and the Parole Board of Canada, regarding the main estimates.
For more information on these meetings, visit the SECU Committee website at: www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/SECU
On Tuesday, I rose in the House to speak on my Private Member’s Bill, C-206 – “An Act to amend the Criminal Code (abuse of vulnerable persons)”. My Bill dealt with the physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse of a person over the age of 65 or of a person 18 years of age or older who depends on others for their care because of a mental or physical disability as an aggravating circumstance for sentencing purposes. My speech can be found on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jimeglinski.mp/
On Wednesday, I met with representatives from the geothermal industry and later that evening, I rose in the House to give my ‘farewell’ speech to my colleagues, my constituents and to my staff in Ottawa and the riding. I will miss you all!
On Thursday, I participated in debate on C-93, “An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis”.
You can read comments and questions from Debates on the House Publications page at www.ourcommons.ca/en
This week, I attended six meetings, and two events.
I flew back to the riding Thursday evening and the next day I dropped in at the Alberta Forest Fire Centre in Edson, before heading on to the Hinton Neighbourlink grand opening’s ribbon cutting ceremony.
Later that evening, I attended Ecole Desrochers’ graduation dinner and said a few words to the 2019 graduates.
On Saturday, I will be speaking at the Edson Legion’s D-Day Commemorative Ceremony, acknowledging the 75th anniversary of the allied forces invasion of Normandy. The parade will begin at 10:45am, followed by a brief ceremony at the Cenotaph.
On Sunday, I will be returning to Ottawa as Parliament is scheduled to sit for the next two weeks.
Look for my update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament.