UPDATED October 19, 2017 9:12amET
The Conservatives have their second opposition day of the week, with a motion on forestry from Quebec MP Alain Rayes:
(a) forestry is a major employer in Canada;
(b) Canada is a world leader in sustainable forestry practices;
(c) the government has failed to secure a Softwood Lumber Agreement and to make softwood lumber a priority by including it in the mandate letter for the Minister of International Trade; and
(d) forestry workers and forest-dependent communities are particularly vulnerable to misinformation campaigns and other attacks waged against the forest industry by foreign-funded environmental non-government organizations like Greenpeace and ForestEthics;
the House express its support for forestry workers and denounce efforts by foreign-funded groups seeking to disrupt lawful forest practices in Canada.
Debate continues on Bill C-203 – which would require new Supreme Court justices to understand both English and French “without the assistance of an interpreter.”
- The House of Commons Board of Internal Economy holds its first public, televised meeting. LIVE ONLINE at 11:15am ET / 8:15am PT
- Transport Minister Marc Garneau discusses Bill C-48, the proposed moratorium on tanker traffic along B.C.’s north coast, at the Commons transport committee. LIVE ONLINE at 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT
- Auditor General Michael Ferguson discusses Bill C-21 at the public safety committee.
- Stéphane Dion, Canada’s ambassador to Germany and special envoy to the European Union, testifies at the Senate foreign affairs committee via video link. LIVE ONLINE at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT
Here’s Mark Sutcliffe with more Today in Politics: