Week of November 26, 2018

Parliament Update – Week of November 26, 2018

The House of Commons debated the following:

  • C-75 – Criminal Code (An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts) (Third Reading)
  • C-81 – Canada Accessibility Act (Third Reading)
  • C-86 – Budget Implementation Act, 2018 No.2 (Third Reading)
  • C-87 – Poverty Reduction Act (Second Reading)
  • C-391 – Aboriginal Cultural Property Repatriation Act (Report Stage)
  • C-405 – Pension Benefits Standards Act (Second Reading)
  • C-417 – Criminal Code (disclosure of information by jurors) (Second Reading)
  • C-422 – Parliament of Canada Act (First Reading)
  • S-203 – Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act (Second Reading)
  • S-215 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Sentencing for Violent Offences Against Aboriginal Women) (Second Reading)
  • S-234 – An Act to Amend the Parliamentary of Canada (Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate) (Second Reading)
  • Emergency Debate – Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector

On Monday, I spent the day in Leeds-Grenville, meeting with local business leaders.

On Tuesday, in the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU), we continued the study on Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.

On Wednesday, I attended a luncheon featuring a keynote address by Premier Rachel Notley.  She spoke of the challenges facing Alberta’s energy industry and explained why every Canadian, whether they work in energy or not, has a direct stake in Alberta’s success. Later that evening, I asked a question during the Emergency Debate on Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector in relation to the jobs losses in Alberta.

On Thursday, I attended the Transportation Committee meeting in the morning and the Public Safety and National Security (SECU) in the afternoon where we went through Bill C-83, clause-by-clause well into the evening.  www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/SECU.

On Friday, while on House Duty, I asked a question during debate on the Poverty Reduction Act (C-87).

You can read comments, speeches and debates on the corresponding day’s Hansard on the ouse Publicationspage HH House Publications page at:  www.ourcomons.ca/en .

This week, I attended 11 meetings, and two events.   Commitments will keep me in Ottawa over the week-end.  Look for my update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament.

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