When the Chamber’s doors open on Friday, MPs are expected to debate the budget implementation bill (C-29), which is now at report stage. The bill was adopted by the finance committee and reported back with minor amendments on November 29.
Bill C-29, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures
Short title: Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2
Bill summary and complete text of the legislation, can be accessed here.
Private members’ business
Before the Chamber adjourns for the week, Bill C-228 sponsored by NDP MP Fin Donnelly is set to receive its second and final hour of second reading. The bill proposes changes to the Fisheries Act to require fish farms on the Pacific Coast to move from open-net pens to safe, closed containment systems. If requested, a vote to send the bill to committee will be scheduled for Tuesday, December 6.
Bill C-228, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture)
Bill Summary: “This enactment amends the Fisheries Act to require that finfish aquaculture for commercial purposes in Canadian fisheries waters off the Pacific Coast be carried out in closed containment facilities. It also requires the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to prepare, table in Parliament and implement a plan to support the transition to the use of closed containment facilities and to protect the jobs and financial security of workers in that sector.”