Monday: Budget in the Commons and at Committee

Monday: Budget in the Commons and at Committee

UPDATED April 23, 2018 5:16pmET


Second-reading debate is expected to conclude on the budget implementation bill when MPs return to the House of Commons on Monday, with a time allocation motion on notice from the government.

Meanwhile, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz and parliamentary budget officer Jean-Denis Fréchette appear at the Commons finance committee. LIVE ONLINE at 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT

Fréchette’s office released three reports that same morning on the fiscal outlook, the potential cost of new measures in the 2018 federal budget, and the federal debt.

Here’s what Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre had to say this morning:

And a question period exchange between Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

CPAC In Focus: Budget 2018

A motion from Liberal MP Karen Ludwig (New Brunswick Southwest) will call for committee study on endangered whales:

That the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be instructed to undertake a study on the situation of endangered whales and be mandated to

(i) identify steps that could be taken to better protect and help the recovery of right, beluga, and killer whales,

(ii) identify immediate and longer term improvements limiting the impact of human activities on each of these species and, by so doing, add to recovery efforts and to recommendations for new or enhanced actions,

(iii) call expert witnesses on each of the species, hearing from those who might be impacted by any possible actions, and working to find a balance among various competing claims; and that the Committee present its final report to the House within four months of the adoption of this motion.

Also in committee on Monday:

-Andrew Thomson