Week of November 6, 2017

Parliament Update – Week of November 6, 2017

This was a short week in Parliament. We discussed topics including the Firearms Act, the environment, government finances, and the legalization of marijuana.

The House of Commons debated the following:

  • Bill S-236 – Recognition of Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation Act (Referred to Committee)
  • Bill C-63 – Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-346 – An Act to amend the Firearms Act (licences) (Defeated at Second Reading)
  • Bill C-17 – An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-45 – Cannabis Act (Report Stage)
  • Motion No. 124 – Automated external defibrillators

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 continued to hear witnesses for a study on Canada’s anti-spam laws. We also resumed the consideration of a draft report on intellectual property transfer. For more information on these meetings, visit the INDU Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/INDU.

This week, I attended ­­ 12 meetings six 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 Saturday, I will be attending a Remembrance Day ceremony in Drayton Valley followed by a Remembrance Day supper at the Edson Legion.  Look for my update next Friday on my travels throughout the riding.

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