Parliament Update – Week of October 15, 2018
The following was debated in the House:
• Bill C-65 – An act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1.(Consideration of Senate Amendments)
• Bill C-77 – An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts (Second Reading)
• Bill C-82 – An Act to implement a multilateral convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting (Second Reading)
• Bill C-83 – An act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another act (Second Reading)
• Bill C-281 – National Local Food Day Act (Report stage)
• Bill C-405 – An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (pension plans) (Second Reading)
• Bill S-245 – An Act to declare the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and related works to be for the general advantage of Canada (Second Reading)
• M-177 – Flight Training Schools
• Emergency debate – Global Warming
On Monday, I took part in debate on Motion No. 177, which instructs the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities to study issues faced by flight training schools in Canada.
On Friday, I took part in debate on Bill C-83, which would end solitary confinement in federal prisons. Also on Friday, I gave a statement on my experience sailing on board the HMCS Vancouver last week. You can read comments and questions from Debates on the House Publications page at www.ourcommons.ca/en.
In the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU), we began the study on M-167, which deals with rural crime. For more information on these meetings, visit: www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/SECU.
This week, I attended 12 meetings and three events, as well as recorded a message. I will remain in Ottawa over the weekend to attend a rally with the Conservative Party to mark the one year countdown to the next election. Look for my update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament as it will continue to sit for the next two weeks.