The next batch of incoming private members’ bills and motions include efforts to promote building with wood, auditing the government’s financial literacy strategy, and recognizing search-and-rescue volunteers.
From the top left, Conservative MP Tony Clement, Liberal MP John Aldag, NDP MP Richard Cannings, NDP MP Sheri Benson, Conservative MP Guy Lauzon, Liberal MP Brenda Shanahan, and NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson are among the next 15 MPs to get a chance to pass a piece of private members' business when Parliament returns in September. The Hill Times file photographs
The next round of MPs who get to take a crack at passing private members’ bills are prepping their legislative plans and, in some cases, praying the government acts first.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.
MPs will be able to continue to charge the central House budget for the cost of items like masks and hand sanitizer, or office reconfiguration as a result of COVID-19, until Sept. 30, among other measures.
As of January, $185-million of the $761-million approved for the first five years of work on the Centre Block building and construction of the underground welcome centre, up to 2021-22, has been spent.