Parliament Update – Week of November 27, 2017
We are now two weeks into the final stretch before the winter break. We covered topics including the budget, national security, de-radicalization, and distracted driving.
The House of Commons debated the following:
- Bill C-59 – An Act respecting national security matters (Second Reading and Committee Stage)
- Bill C-63 – Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 (Report Stage)
- Bill C-354 – An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood) (Second Reading)
- Bill C-371 – Prevention of Radicalization through Foreign Funding Act (Second Reading)
- Bill C-373 – Federal Framework on Distracted Driving Act (Second Reading)
- Bill C-378 – An Act to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (fairness principles) (Second Reading)
- Bill S-3 – An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration) (Consideration of Messages between the Senate and the House of Commons)
You can find all debates in the House on the corresponding day’s Hansard on the House Publications page at www.ourcommons.ca/en. Don’t forget you can also watch Parliamentary proceeding live on the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) or at www.cpac.ca.
In the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU), we heard witnesses on broadband connectivity in rural areas. We also heard from the Minister of Science and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development regarding their requests for more funding in Supplementary Estimates (B). For more information on these meetings, visit the INDU Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/INDU.
This week, I attended nine meetings and four events, as well as recorded a message. I will be in the riding this weekend to hold a Community Crime Awareness Discussion in Breton on Friday evening and heading back to Ottawa on Sunday. Look for my update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament as the House will continue to sit next week.