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Ottawa Report

This newsletter is sent out bi-weekly when Parliament is in session to inform our Canadian members about the latest federal legislative and regulatory news which affects public works and public works professionals in Canada. Contact CPWA staff for more information.

April 27, 2020

  • Prime Minister Announces Additional Measures to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • House of Commons Establishes Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • House Committees Convening Virtually
  • Transport Minister Announces New Travel Measures
  • Canada Revenue Agency Launches Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Website
  • Covid-19 Support Resources

April 13, 2020

  • House of Commons Studying Virtual Sittings
  • Bill C-14, A second Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, Receives Royal Assent
  • Public Safety Minister Releases Guidance on Essential Services
  • Infrastructure Minister Announces Leadership Changes at Canada Infrastructure Bank
  • Covid-19 Support Resources

March 30, 2020

  • Bill C-13, An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, Receives Royal Assent
  • 2020 Budget Delayed
  • COVID-19 Support Resources

March 23, 2020

  • House of Commons and Senate Adjourn
  • Prime Minister Announces Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
  • House of Commons and Senate Recalled
  • Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States, Receives Royal Assent
  • 2020 Budget Delayed
  • COVID-19 Support Resources

March 9, 2020

  • CPWA Leaders Advocate for Public Works in Ottawa
  • Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States
  • Bill C-215, An Act respecting Canada’s fulfillment of its greenhouse gas emissions reduction obligations
  • Bill C-232, An Act respecting a Climate Emergency Action Framework
  • Ministers Appear Before House Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee
  • House Finance Committee Tables Pre-Budget Report
  • Date of 2020 Federal Budget Still To Be Set

February 24, 2020

  • CPWA Leaders in Ottawa
  • Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States
  • Bill S-206, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood)
  • Bill C-212, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (special benefits)
  • Leaders of House Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee Elected
  • 2020 Pre-Budget Consultations

January 13, 2020

  • CPWA 2020 Public Policy Priorities
  • CPWA Third-Annual Infrastructure Investment and Government Programs Survey
  • 2020 Pre-Budget Consultations
  • Party News
  • House of Commons Returns January 27; Senate February 4

December 16, 2019

  • Canada’s 43rd Parliament Rises
  • Key Dates - Reminder
  • Departmental Updates 

December 9, 2019

  • Canada’s 43rd Parliament Convenes
  • CPWA Congratulates New Ministers
  • Opposition Critics
  • Speech from the Throne
  • Key Dates

November 25, 2019

  • 43rd Parliament to Convene December 5
  • New Cabinet Announced
  • Canada's Core Public Infrastructure Survey

October 28, 2019

  • Federal Vote Yields Minority Liberal Government
  • What’s Next
  • CPWA 2020 Public Policy Priorities
  • New Report Finds Canada’s Public Infrastructure “At Risk”
  • CPWA Infrastructure Investment Survey

September 30, 2019

  • Federal Election Begins
  • Party Platforms
  • Leader Debates
  • Path to Electoral Victory

July 2, 2019

  • Bill C-97, the Budget Implementation Act, Proclaimed into Law
  • Bill C-100, the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement ratification bill, May Bring Parliament Back
  • House Finance Committee Issues Annual Call for Pre-Budget Submissions
  • Transport and Infrastructure Ministers Announce Funding to Explore High Frequency Rail Proposal
  • Government Announces Canada’s First Climate Centre

June 17, 2019

  • Bill C-97, the Budget Implementation Act, Advances to Senate
  • Bill C-100, the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement ratification bill, at Second Reading in House
  • House Public Safety Committee Examines Rural Digital Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Minister convenes call with provincial and territorial counterparts

June 3, 2019

  • Bill C-344 Awaits Committee Assignment in Senate
  • Finance Committees in House and Senate Continue to Examine Bill C-97

May 20, 2019

  • Bill C-344 Awaits Committee Assignment in Senate
  • Finance Committees in House and Senate Study Bill C-97
  • Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Report on Northern Infrastructure Projects 

May 6, 2019

  • The CPWA Board of Directors Held its Annual Meeting in Ottawa April 29 - 30
  • Bill C-97 Tabled in the House of Commons 
  • Bill C-344 Awaits Committee Assignment in Senate 
  • Finance Committees in House and Senate Study Bill C-97 
  • Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Report on Northern Infrastructure Projects 

April 22, 2019

  • Bill C-97 Tabled in the House of Commons
  • Bill C-344 Awaits Committee Assignment in Senate 
  • Committee on Finance to Study Bill C-97 
  • Parliamentary Budget Office Reports on Infrastructure Investment 

April 8, 2019

  • Bill C-344 Awaits Committee Assignment in Senate
  • Committee on Finance Review of 2019 Budget Implementation 
  • Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Report on Northern Infrastructure Projects 

March 25, 2019

  • Federal Budget 
  • The Third Cabinet Shuffle of 2019

March 11, 2019

  • Bill C-344 Awaits Committee Assignment in Senate
  • Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Examines Infrastructure Expenditures 
  • Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Studies Northern Infrastructure Projects 
  • Another Cabinet Shuffle 

February 25, 2019

  • Bill C-344 Awaits Committee Assignment in Senate
  • Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Studies Northern Infrastructure Projects 
  • Minister of Finance Announces Date for Budget 2019

February 11, 2019

  • Bill C-334 Awaits Committee Assignment in Senate 
  • Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Hires New Chief of Staff 
  • Prime Minister Shuffles Cabinet 
  • Budget 2019 Expected Soon

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