Week of May 6, 2019

Parliament Update – Week of May 6, 2019

The following was debated in the House:

  • C-55 (Senate amendments) — An Act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act
  • C-84 (Third Reading and Passed) — Criminal Code
  • C-91 (Third Reading) — Indigenous Languages Act
  • C-93 (Second Reading) — An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis
  • C-266 (Second Reading) — Respecting Families of Murdered and Brutalized Persons Act
  • C-406 (Second Reading) — An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (foreign contributions)
  • C- 446 (First Reading) — School Food Program for Children Act
  • CPC Opposition Motion — Price of gas
  • S-203 (Third Reading) — Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act

On Sunday, May 5th while in Ottawa, my wife Nancy and I attended an event Commemorating the Battle of the Atlantic.

On Monday, I participated in a short research interview regarding a study to better understand how representatives [MPs] deal with the extreme work load their position involves.

Later that day, in the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU), we continued hearing from witnesses on Bill 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

On Tuesday, I asked a question during the Conservative Opposition Motion on the ‘Price of Gas’. Also, on Tuesday, MP Mark Warawa delivered his farewell speech ahead of his retirement.  This can be found on my Facebook at:  www.facebook.com/jimeglinski.mp

On Wednesday, in the SECU Committee, we heard from witnesses on the Subject Matter of Clauses 222 to 224 (Part 4, Division 10) of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures.

For more information on these meetings, visit the SECU Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/SECU

On Thursday, close to 20,000 people were on Parliament Hill for the National March for Life.

This week, I attended eight meetings and four events, I will remain in Ottawa over the weekend.

Look for my update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament.

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