Thursday: NDP opposition day

Thursday: NDP opposition day

UPDATED June 8, 2017 9:23amET

The NDP has an opposition day in the House of Commons. This motion on nuclear disarmament is on the order paper:

That the House :

(a) recognize the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear weapons, and recognize those consequences transcend national borders and pose grave implications for human survival, the environment, socioeconomic development, the global economy, food security, and for the health of future generations;

(b) reaffirm the need to make every effort to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again, under any circumstances;

(c) recall the unanimous vote in both Houses of Parliament in 2010 that called on Canada to participate in negotiations for a nuclear weapons convention;

(d) reaffirm its support for the 2008 five-point proposal on nuclear disarmament of the former Secretary-General of the United Nations;

(e) express disappointment in Canada’s vote against, and absence from, initial rounds of negotiations for a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons; and

(f) call upon the government to support the Draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, released on May 22, 2017, and to commit to attend, in good faith, future meetings of the United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.

The cannabis bill (C-45) faces a second-reading vote.

Tonight, MPs consider two other government bills at second reading: C-24 and C-50.

And Bill C-342, which seeks to exclude any provincial carbon levy from the calculation of GST, is debated for the first time.

In committee:

-Andrew Thomson