Monday: Today in Politics

Monday: Today in Politics

May 1, 2017 6amET

MPs return from a two-week break, with the budget implementation bill (C-44) expected on today’s order paper.

However, debate has yet to conclude on the privilege motion concerning access to the House of Commons on Budget Day (March 22)

Bill C-305 is considered at report stage. The private member’s bill  would impose stronger Criminal Code penalties for graffiti and property damage relating to gender identity and sexual orientation. It would also place schools, daycare centres, sporting facilities, seniors residences, colleges, universities, and community centres under the mischief law, which currently only protects places of worship.

MPs vote on an NDP concurrence motion for a report from the status of women committee.

In committee:

  • Environment Minister Catherine McKenna discusses estimates at the Commons environment committee. LIVE ONLINE 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT
  • Auditor General Michael Ferguson discusses military equipment upkeep at the public accounts committee. LIVE ONLINE 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT
  • Jean-Denis Fréchette, the parliamentary budget officer, answers questions on Canada’s economic and fiscal outlook at the finance committee.
  • Guy Parent, the federal veterans ombudsman, testifies at the veterans affairs committee on services offered in other countries.

-Andrew Thomson