Overview

In the past two weeks, the Ontario Legislature, House of Commons, and Senate all met. The calendar was as follows:

  • Senate: November 28-30 and December 4-8
  • House of Commons: November 27-December 1 and December 4-8
  • Ontario Legislature: November 27-30 and December 4-7

One of the most important legislative moments over the last two weeks is that Ontario introduced legislation to formally recognize Indigenous Institutes as a part of the Post-Secondary Education landscape in Ontario, enabling them to issue their own diplomas.

Federally, the government continues to move along legislation that will enact the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement. Also, the Liberal Party supported NDP MP Romeo Saganash’s Bill 262 to make the laws of Canada amenable to UNDRIP, and that Bill is now in committee.

The legislative process for cannabis legalization in both levels of government continued, with Ontario setting a time limit on debate in the legislature.

Provincial Legislation

Bills at First Reading

  • Bill 182, An Act providing for the development of a provincial framework on hospice palliative care, 2017
    November 27, 2017 | First Reading |Carried
  • Bill 183, An Act to regulate the price of petroleum products
    November 28, 2017 | First Reading |Carried
  • Bill 184, An Act to amend the Liquor Licence Act with respect to maple wine and mead.
    December 4, 2017 | First Reading |Carried
  • Bill 185, An Act to proclaim the month of June as Filipino Heritage Month
    December 5, 2017 | First Reading |Carried
  • Bill 186, An Act to establish the Poet Laureate of Ontario in memory of Gord Downie.
    December 4, 2017 | First Reading |Carried

Bills at Second Reading

  • Second Reading of Bill 177, An Act to implement Budget measures and to enact and amend various statutes.
    November 30, 2017 | Second Reading Carried, Referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
  • Second Reading of Bill 175, An Act to implement measures with respect to policing, coroners and forensic laboratories and to enact, amend or repeal certain other statutes and revoke a regulation.
    December 4, 2017 | Carried
  • Second Reading of Bill 74, An Act to proclaim the Trans Day of Remembrance.
    November 30 | Carried

Bills at Third Reading

  • Bill 166, An Act to amend or repeal various Acts and to enact three new Acts with respect to the construction of new homes and ticket sales for events.
    November 28, 2017 | Report Adopted| December 6, 2017 | Debated
  • Third Reading of Bill 139, An Act to enact the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 and the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre Act, 2017 and to amend the Planning Act, the Conservation Authorities Act and various other Acts.
    November 29 and December 5, 2017 | Debate resumed
  • Third Reading of Bill 142, An Act to amend the Construction Lien Act
    December 5, 2017 | Carried
  • Third Reading of Bill 160, An Act to amend, repeal and enact various Acts in the interest of strengthening quality and accountability for patients.

Royal Assent

  • Bill 148, An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and to make related amendments to other Acts.
    November 27, 2017

Federal Legislation – House of Commons

Bills at First Reading

  • Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts
  • Bill C-385, An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (certain lakes and rivers in British Columbia)
  • Introduced, Read the First Time, and Ordered for a Second Reading – November 29, 2017
  • Bill C-386, An Act to establish Orange Shirt Day: A Day for Truth and Reconciliation
    Introduced, Read the First Time, and Ordered for a Second Reading – November 29, 2017
  • Bill C-67, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.
    Introduced, Read the First Time, and Ordered for a Second Reading – December 4, 2017
  • Bill C-387, An Act to continue VIA Rail Canada Inc. under the name VIA Rail Canada and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Bills at Second Reading

  • Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)
    Amendments made by the Senate read a second time and Concurred, November 29, 2017
  • Bill C-354, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood)
    November 27: Second Reading – referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources
  • Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters
    November 27: Second Reading, Referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
  • Reported by the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics with amendments
  • Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters
    Second Reading referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, November 27

Report Stage

  • Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts,
  • Bill C-240, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit — first aid)
    Defeated at Report Stage
  • Bill C-371, An Act respecting the prevention of radicalization through foreign funding and making related amendments to the Income Tax Act.
    Bill read a second time and referred to Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
  • Bill S-236, An Act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation
    Considered at Report Stage and Concurred to.
  • Bill C-64, An Act respecting wrecks, abandoned, dilapidated or hazardous vessels and salvage operations
    Read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
  • Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    Debated, and the Order dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence

Bills at Third Reading

  • Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
    Passed, December 6, 2017
  • Bill C-63, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures
    Reported by the Standing Committee on Finance, Carried, Approved at report stage
  • Bill C-61, An Act to give effect to the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
    Reported without amendment, deemed concurred at report stage, read a third time and passed

Federal Legislation – Senate

Bills at First Reading

  •  Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. (November 28, 2017)
  • Bill C-67, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. (December 4, 2017)
  • Bill C-63, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate. (December 4, 2017)
  • Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (December 6, 2017)

Bills at Second Reading

  • Bill C-63, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures. (December 5, 2017)
  • Bill S-243, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (reporting on
  • unpaid income tax) (November 29, 2017)
  • Bill C-311, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day) (November 29, 2017)
  • Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. (Debated November 29, 2017)
  • Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.
    (Debated November 30, 2017)
  • Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts. (Debated November 30, 2017)
  • Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts. (Debated November 30, 2017)
  • Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy (Debated December 6, 2017)
  • Bill C-61, An Act to give effect to the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. (adopted)

Bills at Third Reading

  • Bill S-210, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. (November 28 and 30, and December 6, 2017)
  • Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada.(November 29, 2017 – Passed with amendment)
  • Bill S-218, An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month (Debated November 29, 2017)
  • Bill S-219, An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations. (Debated November 30, 2017)
  • Bill C-309, An Act to establish Gender Equality Week. (Debated November 30, 2017)
  • Bill C-60, An Act to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal certain Acts and provisions that have expired, lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect.
  • Bill C-23, An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States.
    Passed without amendment

 

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