The proposed bill to enhance the Canada Pension Plan is expected to receive further debate at report stage on Tuesday. As per the notice provided on Monday, it is expected that the government will move a time allocation motion to limit debate on the bill at its current stage.
Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act and the Income Tax Act
Bill summary and text of the legislation, can be accessed here.
Private members’ business
Senator Bob Runciman’s private bill, which would require prosecutors to introduce evidence about an accused’s criminal record at a bail hearing, will come before the House for the first time on Tuesday evening. Already passed in the Senate, the bill will be spearheaded in the House of Commons by CPC MP Michael Cooper.
Bill S-217, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (detention in custody)
Bill Summary: “This enactment amends the Criminal Code to (a) expand the grounds for the justification of detention in custody; and (b) require that, in any proceeding under section 515, the prosecutor lead evidence to prove the fact that the accused has failed to appear in court when required to do so and the fact that the accused has previously been convicted of a criminal offence or has been charged with and is awaiting trial for another criminal offence.”
Motion – concurrence of committee report
Late on Tuesday evening, members in the House will hold a one hour debate on the motion to concur in the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. The committee’s report recommends that Bill C-242, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (inflicting torture) – for which hearings were held over several days – not be proceeded with.