Business of supply – opposition day
MPs will spend the balance of Thursday debating a Conservative motion calling on the House to reject the statement made by the Prime Minister following Fidel Castro’s passing and to express support for the Cuban people.
Text of motion: That, in light of the regrettable comments made by the Prime Minister on behalf of Canadians on the death of Fidel Castro, and in an effort to send a clear signal to Cuban people and the international community that his comments do not reflect the true sentiments of Canadians, the House: (a) reject the comments made by the Prime Minister on November 26, 2016; (b) recognize the past atrocities and repression borne by the Cuban people under the rule of Fidel Castro, including his long and oppressive regime of imprisoning critics and reported beatings during arrest, restrictions on freedom of expression, association and assembly, and the suffering and restrictions placed on the press, minorities, and the democratic process, including the LGBT community; and (c) express its hope and full support for the people of Cuba, that they may now begin to see freedom and a commitment to democracy, human rights, and the rule of law, in order to ensure a brighter and better future for the Cuban people now and for generations to come.
Business of supply – supplementary estimates
On Thursday evening, members in the House will consider several supply items including, motions to concur in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 and subsequent appropriations bills.
- on the Conservative opposition day motion on support for Cuba
- on motions to concur in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.
- on appropriations bills
Private members’ business
Senator Jane Cordy’s private bill to designate a “National Sickle Cell Awareness Day”, is scheduled to come before the House on Thursday evening. Already passed in the Senate, the bill will be spearheaded in the House of Commons by Liberal MP Darren Fisher.
Bill S-211, An Act respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day
Bill Summary: “This enactment designates the nineteenth day of June in each and every year as “National Sickle Cell Awareness Day”.