Week of June 5, 2017

Parliament Update – Week of June 5, 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. This week, we covered topics including climate change, the legalization of marijuana, and Canada’s foreign policy.

The following was debated in the House:

  • Bill C-24 – An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-44 – Budget Implementation Act, 2017,  No. 1 (Report Stage)
  • Bill C-45 – Cannabis Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-49 – An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-50 – An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing) (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-243 – National Maternity Assistance Program Strategy Act (Report Stage)
  • Bill C-345 – An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (pregnant and nursing employees) (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-231 – Journalistic Sources Protection Act (Second Reading)
  • M-131- Carbon Pricing
  • NDP Motion – Nuclear Disarmament
  • Government Business No. 15 – Paris Agreement
  • Government Business No. 17 – Foreign Policy

On Monday, I asked a question on Motion No. 15 regarding the Paris Agreement, and on Wednesday I asked a question on Bill C-24 regarding Liberal Ministers’ entitlements. On Thursday, I gave a statement about a young constituent from Drayton Valley who won the 2017 Alberta Great Kids Award. You can find my statement and the responses to my questions on the corresponding day’s Debates Hansard at: www.ourcommons.ca.

In the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI), we continued our review of The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the consideration of a draft report.  For more information on these meetings, visit: www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/ENVI.

This week, I attended­ seven meetings and one event, as well as recorded three messages. I will fly back to the riding over the weekend to attend two events, and then head back to Ottawa on Sunday as Parliament will continue to sit next week.

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