Week of June 4, 2018

Parliament Update – Week of June 4, 2018

This week, we covered many topics including our justice system, firearms legislation, and national security.

The following was debated in the House:

  • Bill C-47 – An Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the accession to the Arms Trade Treaty and other amendments) (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-59 – An Act respecting national security matters (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 ( Time Allocation and Report Stage)
  • Bill C-71 – An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms (Instruction to Committee)
  • Bill C-74 – Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-75 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-394 – Supporting New Parents Act (Second Reading)
  • 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 (Report Stage)
  • Bill S-218 – Latin American Heritage Month Act (Report Stage)
  • M-110 – Instruction to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (loss of an infant child)
  • M-154 – Endangered Whales
  • CPC Motion – Israel
  • NDP Motion – United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


On Monday evening, I had the opportunity to ask questions during debate on Bill C-71, which amends the laws related to firearms to create more red tape for law-abiding firearms owners. You can read all questions, comments, and speeches in the House on the corresponding day’s Hansard at www.ourcommons.ca/en .

Also on Monday, my wife, Nancy, on my behalf, attended an award ceremony for seniors in Hinton.

In the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC), we continued our review of the Copyright Act, as well as questioned Minister Jolie regarding the Department of Canadian Heritage’s budget for 2018-2019. For more information on these meetings, visit the CHPC Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/CHPC .

This week, I attended­­ ­four meetings and ­three events, as well as recorded a message. Over the weekend, I will attend events in Nordegg, Rocky Mountain House, Drayton Valley, Wildwood, Edson, and Evansburg. I will fly back to Ottawa on Sunday as the House will continue to sit for two more weeks before the summer break. Look for my next update on the happenings of Parliament.

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