Week of May 15, 2017

Parliament Update – Week of May 15, 2017

This week in Parliament, we discussed topics including labour unions, illegal substances and overdoses, impaired driving, and seniors.

The following was debated in the House:

  • Bill C-4 – An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act (Consideration of Senate Amendments)
  • Bill C-7 – An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures (Consideration of Senate Amendments)
  • Bill C-37 – An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts (Consideration of Senate Amendments)
  • Bill C-46 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-309 – Gender Equality Week Act (Report Stage)
  • Bill S-226 – Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-233 – Conveyance Presentation and Reporting Requirements Modernization Act (Second Reading)
  • Estimates in Committee of the Whole – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
  • CPC Opposition Day – Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Motion No. 64 – Italian Heritage Month
  • Motion No. 106 – Seniors

On Tuesday, I asked multiple questions during debate on Bill C-7 regarding the unionization of the RCMP. You can find my comments and the responses to my questions on Tuesday’s Debates Hansard at the House of Commons’ new website: www.ourcommons.ca.

Also on Tuesday, our Conservative Interim Leader, Hon. Rona Ambrose, announced she is resigning her seat and stepping down from federal politics. I want to wish her all the best. Voting is currently underway to select the new Conservative Party Leader. The winner will be announced at a convention in Toronto on May 27.

On Wednesday, I spoke on an amendment to M-106, calling on the Prime Minister to appoint a Minister of Seniors. You can read my comments on Wednesday’s Debate Hansard at the above website.

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 12 meetings and four events, as well as recorded a radio message. My next update will be on my travels throughout the riding as Parliament will be on recess next week.

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