Week of October 23, 2017

Parliament Update – Week of October 23, 2017

This week the House of Commons debated the following:

  • Bill C-17 – An act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-24 – An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act (Report Stage)
  • Bill C-46 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-49 – Transportation Modernization Act (Report Stage)
  • Bill C-343 – An Act to establish the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Criminal Acts and to amend certain Acts (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-344 – An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit) (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-211 – National Sickle Cell Awareness Day Act (Third Reading)
  • Bill S-230 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (drug-impaired driving) (Second Reading)
  • Motion No. 17– Ways and Means
  • NDP Motion – Minister of Finance and Conflict of Interest Act

On Tuesday, I participated in debate on Bill C-46, which amends the provisions of the Criminal Code that deal with offences and procedures relating to alcohol and drug-impaired driving.

On Wednesday, I spoke on Bill C-49, which substantially amends 13 different Acts and has consequential impacts on three modes of transportation: air, rail, and water.

On Thursday, I gave a statement to thank local candidates who put their names forward for our municipal elections, as well as congratulate those who were elected to office. Later that day, I participated in debate on Bill C-17, which will make development of natural resources more difficult in the Yukon by slowing down the review process.

Also on Thursday during Adjournment Proceedings, I had the opportunity to raise a question I asked last Friday, calling on the federal government to assist Alberta in our fight against the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation.

You can read my questions and comments in the House on the corresponding day’s Hansard on the House Publications page at www.ourcommons.ca/en.

In the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU), we continued to hear witnesses for a study on Canada’s anti-spam laws. For more information on these meetings, visit the INDU Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/INDU.

This week, I attended 11 meetings and two events, as well as recorded one message. I will be back in the riding for the weekend to attend an event before heading back to Ottawa as the House will continue to sit. Look for my update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament.

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