Today in Politics and Podcast: UNDRIP Bill Returns to Commons

Today in Politics and Podcast: UNDRIP Bill Returns to Commons

February 5, 2018 6amET


The House of Commons considers the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the week begins.

Bill C-262, introduced by NDP MP Romeo Saganash, calls for Canadian law to comply with UNDRIP. The government already announced its intention to support the legislation, which is at second reading.

MPs also return to Bill C-50, the government’s legislation on political financing that’s designed to make public more information on party fundraisers.

The disclosure would apply to events involving the prime minister, cabinet ministers, party leaders, and leadership candidates. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended such a fundraiser last night in downtown Edmonton. It would also apply to any event that costs more than $200 to attend.

C-50 would require such events to be publicly announced at least five days in advance, with the names and addresses of attendees reported to Elections Canada for public disclosure.

-Andrew Thomson

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