Week of October 30, 2017

Parliament Update – Week of October 30, 2017

This week the House of Commons debated the following:

  • Bill C-45 – Cannabis Act (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-49 – Transportation Modernization Act (Third Reading)
  • Bill C-63 – Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 (Second Reading)
  • Bill C-315 – An Act to amend the Parks Canada Agency Act (Conservation of National Historic Sites Account) (Defeated at Second Reading)
  • Bill C-325 – An Act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing) (Second reading)
  • Bill C-326 – An Act to amend the Department of Health Act (drinking water guidelines) (Second Reading)
  • Bill S-5 – An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Second Reading)
  • Motion No. 126 – Portuguese Heritage Month
  • Motion No. 132 – Federally Funded Health Research

On Wednesday, I asked a question during debate on Bill C-45 regarding the number of marijuana plants that will be allowed in each household and the effect it would have on apartment buildings.

On Friday, I had the opportunity to participate in Question Period, calling on the Liberal government to financially assist Alberta in fighting the mountain pine beetle infestation. Also on Friday, I presented a petition to the House regarding Christians being allowed to fully exercise their freedom of religion.

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. We also resumed the consideration of a draft report on intellectual property transfer. For more information on these meetings, visit the INDU Committee website at www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/INDU.

This week, I attended ­eleven meetings and 4 events, as well as recorded a video message for Remembrance Day. Look for my update next Friday on the happenings of Parliament as the House will continue to sit next week.

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