Wednesday, Oct. 5 The House of Commons will vote on ratifying the Paris Accord, as well as three private members’ proposals: Bill C-246, Modernizing Animal Protections Act from Liberal MP Nate Erskine-Smith (second reading); and M-24, Tamil Heritage Month from Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree; and Bill C-227, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit) from Liberal MP Ahmed Hussen (second reading). It will also resume debate at second reading on Bill C-225, Protection of Pregnant Women and Their Preborn Children Act (Cassie and Molly’s Law) from Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall. The House Finance Committee will resume pre-budget consultations from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (local time) in Regina, Sask. with witnesses from: Gabriel Housing Corporation, the Saskatchewan Mining Association, Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, VIDO-InterVac, Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism, University of Regina, Regina and District Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board, Northern Lights School Division No.113, and All Nations Hope Network, to be followed by audience remarks. The House Government Operations Committee will meet 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (local time) in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on Canada Post. Witnesses: Vesey's Seeds Ltd., Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, Milk & Amber, City of Summerside, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Liberal Charlottetown MP Sean Casey, and the P.E.I. Council of People with Disabilities. The Special House Electoral Reform Committee will meet 1:30-9:30 p.m. (local time) in St. John’s, N.L., to continue studying electoral reform. It will hear from Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Parliament past president Mackenzie Dove, and as individuals Memorial University associate professor Amanda Bittner, Christopher Dunn, Marilyn Reid, and James Wilson. It will also hear audience remarks. The House Fisheries and Oceans Committee will meet 3:30-5:30 p.m. in room 268, Valour Building, 151 Sparks St., to study northern cod stock. It will hear from the Ecology Action Centre’s senior marine conservation co-ordinator Susanna Fuller by video. The committee will then meet in private to draft instructions for a report on wild Atlantic salmon in eastern Canada. The House Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee will meet 3:30-5:30 p.m. in private, in Centre Block, room 237-C, to consider a draft report on the Canadian government’s countries of focus for bilateral development assistance. It will also discuss future business. The House Indigenous and Northern Affairs Committee will meet 3:30-5:30 p.m. in room C-110, 1 Wellington St., in a televised meeting on suicide among indigenous peoples and communities. It will hear from Thompson Rivers University professor Rod McCormick, Michael DeGagné, and witnesses from the Ilisaqsivik Society, Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre (by teleconference), and National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health. The House Industry Committee will meet 3:30-5:30 p.m. in room 306 Valour Building, 151 Sparks St., on the manufacturing sector. It will hear from officials from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, and Food and Consumer Products of Canada. The House Status of Women Committee will meet 3:30-5:30 p.m. in room 228 Valour Building, 151 Sparks St., on violence against young women and girls, with witnesses from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, West Coast LEAF Association, and Women’s Media Centre. The Senate Official Languages Committee will meet 8 a.m. (local time) in Vancouver, B.C. to study challenges associated with access to French schools and French immersion programs in B.C. It will hear from witnesses from the Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, B.C. Francophone Parents Federation, Canadian Parents for French, Association provinciale des professeurs d'immersion et du programme francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, B.C. Association of Teachers of Modern Languages, B.C. Francophone Teachers’ Union (Local 93), and B.C. Teachers’ Federation. The committee will meet again at 1 p.m. and hear from witnesses from the University of British Columbia, Conseil jeunesse francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, Simon Fraser University, and the Collège Éducacentre. The Senate Human Rights Committee will meet 11:30 a.m. in room 9, Victoria Building, to study gender-based analysis in federal policy-making. It will hear from The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action, European Women's Lobby, and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee will meet at 4:15 p.m. in room 257 in East Block to discuss matters pertaining to delays in Canada’s criminal justice system, hearing from officials from the Official Languages Commissioner’s Office, Genis and Associates, Hale Criminal Law Office, Henein Hutchison LLP, and Murphy Lawyers. The Senate Finance Committee will meet at 6:45 p.m. in room 9 in the Victoria Building, to continue its study on the federal government infrastructure funding program. It will hear from Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Fréchette and his officials, as well as Environment and Sustainable Development Commissioner Julie Gelfand and officials from the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and Infrastructure Ontario. The Senate Banking, Trade, and Commerce Committee will meet at 4:15 p.m. in room 9, Victoria Building on its study of the development of a national corridor in Canada to facilitate commerce and internal trade. It will hear from The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary’s Garrett Kent Fellows and Andrei Sulzenko. The Senate Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committee will meet at 4:15 p.m. in room 160-S, Centre Block, to study recent political and economic developments in Argentina. The Senate Transport and Communications Committee will meet at 6:45 p.m. in room 257 East Block partially in private to discuss a draft report on the transportation of crude oil in Canada. Thursday, Oct. 6 The House of Commons will have a scheduled debate on House Standing Orders and Procedure. Then it will resume second reading debate of Bill C-230, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firearm—definition of variant) from Conservative MP Larry Miller. The House Finance Committee will meet 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. local time in Winnipeg, Man. to continue pre-budget consultations. It will hear from witnesses from: Supporting Employment & Economic Development (SEED) Winnipeg Inc., the Canada West Foundation, Association of Manitoba Municipalities, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Winnipeg Inc., Business Council of Manitoba, Keystone Agricultural Producers, Canola Council of Canada, and Opaskwayak Cree Nation. It will also hear audience remarks. The House Government Operations Committee will continue its study on Canada Post at Beresford, N.B. 10 a.m. to noon, with witnesses from: The Municipality of Bathurst, Village of Chipman, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick, Réseau communauté en santé Bathurst, and Association acadienne et francophone des aînées et aînés du Nouveau-Brunswick. The House Justice and Human Rights Committee will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 253-D Centre Block on Bill C-242, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (inflicting torture). It will hear from Justice Department witnesses and work on clause-by-clause consideration. The Special House Electoral Reform Committee will meet at 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. (local time) in Charlottetown, P.E.I., to continue studying electoral reform. It will hear from witnesses from the Commission on P.E.I.’s Electoral Future, the P.E.I. legislative assembly’s Special Legislative Committee on Democratic Renewal, P.E.I. Advisory Council on the Status of Women, P.E.I. Council of People with Disabilities, electoral reform advocate Anna Keenan, and the P.E.I. Coalition for Women in Government. It will also open the floor to the audience. The House Environment Committee will meet 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Valour Building (151 Sparks. St.), room 228, as part of its review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. It will hear from senior officials with the Department of the Environment and Health Canada. It will also discuss committee business in private. The House Public Accounts Committee will meet 3:30-5:30 p.m. in room 112-N of Centre Block in private to consider draft reports on two parts of the auditor general’s spring 2016 reports, on drug benefits and Via Rail Canada. The Special House Electoral Reform Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. (local time) in Fredericton to continue studying electoral reform. It will hear from a series of individuals including political science professors from the University of New Brunswick. It will then move into the audience remark portion of the meeting. The Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee will meet at 8 a.m. in room 2 in the Victoria Building to discuss the government response to the Ninth Report: “The importance of Bee Health.” It will hear from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Health Canada, and Canadian Food Inspection Agency officials. The Senate Internal Economy, Budgets, and Administration Committee will meet at 9 a.m. in room 160-S Centre Block regarding financial and administrative matters. The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee will meet in room 257 East Block at 10:30 a.m. on matters relating to delays in Canada’s criminal justice system, hearing from witnesses from the Metis National Council. The Senate Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. in room 160-S Centre Block to continue its study on recent political and economic developments in Argentina. Friday, Oct. 7 The House of Commons will resume debate at second reading on C-238, Liberal MP Darren Fisher’s private member’s bill, National Strategy for Safe Disposal of Lamps Containing Mercury Act. The House Government Operations Committee will continue its study on Canada Post at Quebec, Que. from 9:30-11:30 a.m. hearing from The Union of Quebec Municipalities, Municipalité de Ristigouche-sud-Est, Conference Board of Canada, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Association québécoise de défense des droits des personnes retraitées et préretraitées, Regroupement des organismes de personnes handicapées de la région 03, and Comité d'action des personnes vivant des situations de handicap. That committee will meet again 1 to 4 p.m. in Lévis, Que., hearing from Desjardins Group, the Chambre de commerce Baie-des-Chaleurs, Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Coopérative d'habitation Ludovica, and Vincent Lambert and Jean-François Simard as individuals. The House Electoral Reform Committee will continue its study of electoral reform in Fredericton, N.B., 1:30-9:30 p.m. local time, hearing from individuals including professors from the University of New Brunswick, and open the floor to the audience. Monday, Oct. 10 The House and Senate are on a break this week, returning the week of Oct. 17.