Week of September 17, 2018

Parliament Update – Week of September 17, 2018

It was a busy first week back in Ottawa.

The following was debated in the House:

• Bill S-228 – Child Health Protection Act (Third Reading)
• Bill C-79 – Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act (Second Reading)
• Bill C-375 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (presentence report) (Report Stage)
• Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act (Second Reading)
• Bill C-376 – Sikh Heritage Month Act (Second Reading)
• Bill C-71 – An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms (Third Reading)
• Bill C-77 – An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts (Second Reading)
• Bill S-245 – Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act (Second Reading)
• M-163 – Women, Peace and Security Ambassador

On Tuesday, I presented two petitions. The first requested that the government revise the definition of “eligible resident” in the National Parks Act so that those who do not work in Park communities, such as Jasper, can remain a resident if they demonstrate a strong connection to the community. The second requested that the government act to prevent Canadians from travelling abroad to receive illegally trafficked human organs.

On Friday, I gave a statement in the House to recognize my friend and Yellowhead constituent, Ray Gideon, who recently passed away at age 85.

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

In the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU), we met with a delegation from Norway, as well as received a briefing on cybersecurity for an upcoming study. As I have been newly appointed to SECU, I will be busy over the weekend reviewing material and preparing for my new role. For more information on these meetings, visit the SECU Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/SECU.

This week, I attended ten meetings and five events. I will remain in Ottawa over the weekend as the House will continue to sit next week. Look for my update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament.

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