Daily Watch — Friday, December 9, 2016

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Daily Watch — Friday, December 9, 2016

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

IN THE HOUSE

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.

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!

Bill activity

  • FROM COMMITTEE: Bill S-230, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (drug-impaired driving) was reported back to the Senate from the legal and constitutional affairs committee without amendment.  The bill now await third reading.
  • FROM COMMITTEE: Bill S-215, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women) was reported back to the Senate from the legal and constitutional affairs committee without amendment.  The bill now await third reading.
  • FROM COMMITTEE: Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act and the Income Tax Act was reported back to the Senate from the social affairs, science and technology committee without amendment, but with observations.
  • TO COMMITTEE: Bill S-4, An Act to implement a Convention and an Arrangement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and to amend an Act in respect of a similar Agreement was passed at second reading in the House on Thursday, December 8 and will now go to the finance committee, which has already been conducting a pre-study of the bill.

Committee reports

Private members’ business

  • The Order of Precedence has been replenished.  Bills and motions to be spearheaded by MPs in the new year have been added (No. 17 to 31).

 

IN THE DAYS AHEAD

Monday, December 12, 2016

  • Government Business — the government is expected to Bill C-31, An Act to Implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine
  • Private members’ business — Bill C-301, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act and to make a related amendment to another Act (registered retirement income fund) — (resuming second reading debate) — Sponsor: Kelly McCauley (MP for Edmonton West)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

  • Government Business — Bill C-31, An Act to Implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine will be on the House agenda
  • Private members’ business — Bill C-277, Framework on Palliative Care in Canada Act — (resuming second reading debate) — Sponsor: Marilyn Gladu (MP for Sarnia—Lambton)
  • Vote — to concur in the second report of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform (concurrence debate took place on Thursday, December 8).
  • Vote — to refer Bill C-235,  An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (fetal alcohol disorder), sponsored by Liberal MP Larry Bagnell to the justice and human rights committee.
  • Vote to refer Bill C-306, Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day Act, sponsored by Kerry Diotte, to the foreign affairs committee.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

  • Government Business —  Bill S-4 (tax conventions legislation) will be given priority with the hopes it will be passed before the holiday break
  • Private members’ business — Bill C-309, Gender Equality Week Act — (resuming second reading debate) — Sponsor: Sven Spengemann (MP for Mississauga—Lakeshore)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

  • Government Business — Bill S-4 (tax conventions legislation) will be given priority with the hopes it will be passed before the holiday break
  • Private members’ business — Bill C-238, National Strategy for Safe and Environmentally Sound Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act — (resuming debate, third reading) — Sponsor: Darren Fisher (MP for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour) 

Friday, December 16, 2016

  • Private members’ business — Bill C-227, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit) — (report stage) — Sponsor: Ahmed Hussen (MP for York South—Weston)

Please note that information contained in this publication is subject to daily change based on events in Parliament, including government business, private members’ business and committee business

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