Week of September 25, 2017

Parliament Update – Week of September 25, 2017

The following was debated in the House:

  • Bill C-21 – Act to amend the Customs Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-47 – An Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the accession to the Arms Trade Treaty and other amendments) (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-55 – An act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-58 – An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-325 – An Act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing) (Second reading)
  • Bill C-345 – An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (pregnant and nursing employees) (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-231 – An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code (protection of journalistic sources) (Second Reading)
  • Private Motion No. 128 – Venezuela
  • Private Motion No. 132 – Federally Funded Health Research
  • Emergency Debate – Situation of the Rohingyas

On Thursday, I took part in debate on Bill C-55, which deals with the designation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). 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 Industry, Science and Technology (INDU), we continued the consideration of a draft report for a study on intellectual property and technology transfer. We also heard witnesses for an upcoming 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 four events. I will be back in the riding for the weekend to attend an event in Jasper before returning to Ottawa on Sunday. Look for my update next Friday on the happenings in Parliament.

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