Parliament Update – Week of May 30, 2016
This week in Parliament, we covered topics including physician-assisted dying, the unionization of the RCMP, and electoral reform.
The following was debated:
- 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. I gave a speech on this bill before it passed Third Reading and was sent to the Senate. See my comments on page 52 of the following document: http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/hoc/House/421/Debates/061/HAN061-E.PDF
- Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying), passed Third Reading and is now before the Senate.
- Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act and to provide for certain other measures, passed Third Reading and is now before the Senate.
- Bill C-210, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender), passed Second Reading and is at Report Stage.
- Bill C-238, National Strategy for Safe Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act.
- Liberal MP Geng Tan’s Motion No. 38 (Spring Festival).
- NDP Motion—Special Committee on Electoral Reform.
- Bill C-240, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit — first aid).
- Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget.
- Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act.
- Bill C-224, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act.
This week in the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, we resumed study of the Federal Sustainable Development Act, as well as began a review of Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development – Spring 2016. For more information on committee meetings, visit: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/ENVI
Throughout the week, I attended nine meetings and four events. Though the House will be sitting next week, I will be back in the riding this weekend to attend events and then returning to Ottawa on Sunday. Look for my update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament.