In today’s edition:

  • In HoC: debate on CETA and corporate governance regime changes
  • Liberal MP’s motion to establish German Heritage Month, back before House
  • New private members’ bills and motions selected for debate
  • A look at the week ahead


Government business

Two government bills have been placed on Friday’s agenda – a bill proposing changes to the corporate governance regime for companies incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) and legislation to implement CETA.

Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and the Competition Act

Bill C-30, Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act


Private members’ business

To close out the week, MPs are expected to give a final hour of debate to Liberal MP Marwan Tabbara motion to recognize the contributions of German-Canadians to Canadian society.  If requested at the end of Friday’s debate, a vote on the motion will be scheduled for Tuesday, December 13.

Full text of motion: That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that German-Canadians have made to Canadian society, the richness of the German language and culture, and the importance of educating and reflecting upon German heritage for future generations, and that the Waterloo Region is host to the largest Oktoberfest outside of Germany, by declaring October, every year, German Heritage Month, and the nine days commencing the Friday before Thanksgiving, every year, Oktoberfest.