Week of November 5, 2018

Parliament Update – Week of November 5, 2018

The House of Commons debated the following:

    • Bill C-75 – Criminal Code (Youth Criminal Justice Act) (Report Stage)
    • Bill C-85 – Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Second Reading)
    • Bill C-86 – Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 (Second Reading)
    • Bill C-87 – Poverty Reduction Act (First Reading)
    • Bill C-88 – Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (First Reading)
    • Bill C-281 – National Local Food Day Act (Third Reading)
    • Bill C-316 – Canada Revenue Agency Act (organ donors) (Second Reading)
    • Bill C-375 – Criminal Code ((presentence report) (Third Reading)
    • Bill C-376 – Sikh Heritage Month Act (Third Reading)
    • Bill C-393 – Canadian Multiculturalism Act (Second Reading)
    • NDP Opposition Motion – Service Standards for Veterans


On Monday, I had the opportunity to ask a question during debate on the NDP Motion on Service Standards for Veterans.  You can read all questions, comments, and speeches in the House on the corresponding day’s Hansard at www.ourcommons.ca/en.

In the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU), we began the study on Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act which seeks to put an end to solitary confinement in favour of a new program called Structural Intervention Units (SIUs). For more information on these meetings, visit:


This week, I attended 14 meetings and two events, as well as recorded a radio message. The House has been adjourned for Friday so that MPs can travel back to their ridings in order to participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies. On Friday, as a member of the Alberta MP Rural Crime Task Force, I will be participating in a Rural Crime symposium in Red Deer.  On Sunday, I will be attending a Remembrance Day ceremony in Thorsby as well as visiting local Legions in the area.  Look for my update next Friday on my travels throughout the riding.

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