Parliament Update – Week of February 12, 2018
This week, we covered topics including the Trans Mountain Expansion, veterans’ issues, fisheries, and homelessness.
The following was debated in the House:
• Bill C-68 – An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence (Second Reading)
• Bill C-69 – An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Second Reading)
• Bill S-228 – Child Health Protection Act (Second Reading)
• Bill S-232 – An act respecting Canadian Jewish heritage month (Second Reading)
• M-147 – Special Committee on Homelessness
• CPC Opposition Motion – Trans Mountain Expansion Project
• CPC Opposition Motion – Respect for Veterans
• Take-note Debate on Government Business No. 20 – Indigenous Peoples and Canada’s Justice System
On Monday, I asked a question during debate on a motion which called on the Prime Minister to prioritize the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and develop a plan to deal with the Alberta-British Columbia dispute.
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 Canadian Heritage (CHPC), we began a study on cultural hubs and cultural districts in Canada. For more information on these meetings, visit the CHPC Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/CHPC.
This week, I attended¬ six meetings, four events, and one conference call. Parliament did not sit on Friday to accommodate the NDP National Convention. Therefore, I returned to the riding on Thursday evening in order to attend the Mountain Pine Beetle Advisory Committee meeting in Hinton on Friday. Look for my update next Friday on my travels throughout the riding.