Week of May 06, 2016

Parliament Update – Week of May 2, 2016

This week in Parliament, we continued the debate on physician-assisted dying, amending the national anthem, and the implementation of the 2016-2017 Budget.

The following was debated:

  • Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall ‘s PMB – Bill C-225(Cassie and Molly’s Law)
  • Bill C-14 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying). I took part in the debate on Tuesday evening. My comments can be found on page 101 of the following document: http://www.parl.gc.ca/content/hoc/House/421/Debates/047/HAN047-E.PDF
  • Bill C-247 – An Act to amend the Criminal Code (passive detection device)
  • Bill C-233 – National Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Act
  • Bill C-224 –  Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act
  • Bill C-15 – Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 1.
  • Bill C-210 – An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender)We also experienced a rare display of unity within the House of Commons as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Opposition Leader Rona Ambrose offered support and prayers for the displaced residents of Fort McMurray. My thoughts are with all those affected by the wildfire

This week in the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, we studied and heard witnesses regarding federal protected areas and conservation objectives. For more information on committee meetings, visit:  http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/ENVI

Though the House is sitting again next week, I am travelling back to the riding for the weekend to attend events. On Friday, I will attend the grand opening of the new Veteran/Community Park and celebrate the purchase of a senior’s transportation bus at the Wildwood Legion.

On Saturday, I will join the Edson Legion to take part in the Victory in Europe Day celebrations.

Throughout the week in Ottawa, I attended 9 meetings and 5 events. I will be heading back to Ottawa on Sunday and my next update will be on the happenings of Parliament for the following week.

Happy Mother’s Day!



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