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.

May 16

  • CPWA President Meets with House Environment Committee Chair
  • Conservative Party Holds First Official Debate of Leadership Race
  • Bill C-19, Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1, Referred to House Finance Committee
  • Bill C-8, Economic and Fiscal Update Implementation Act, 2021, Passed by House of Commons
  • House Transport Committee Presents Report on Canada Infrastructure Bank
  • Natural Resources Minister Launches Request for Project Proposals for the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program

May 2

  • CPWA Board Holds Meetings in Ottawa
  • Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Tables 2022 Spring Reports
  • Bill C-19, Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1, Introduced
  • Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Issues Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on 2021 Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities
  • Statistics Canada Releases First Tranche of Canada’s Core Public Infrastructure Survey 2020 Data
  • Environment Minister Announces New National Program for Ecological Corridors
  • Public Safety Canada Opens Let’s Talk Critical Infrastructure Consultations

April 11

  • Deputy Prime Minister Releases Budget 2022
  • Prime Minister Announces 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan
  • House Environment Committee Presents Report on Single-Use Plastics
  • Indigenous Services Minister Opens Applications for Pathways to Safe Indigenous Communities Initiative
  • Supports for Zero Emission Bus Transportation Announced
  • Three More Candidates Announce Intent to Enter Conservative Party Leadership Race

March 28

  • Prime Minister Announces Delivering for Canadians Now, A Supply and Confidence Agreement
  • Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments Launches Call for New Applicants
  • House Transport Committee Launches Study of Canada Infrastructure Bank
  • House Finance Committee Presents Pre-Budget Consultations Report
  • House Procedure and House Affairs Committee Presents Report on Changes to Committee Membership
  • House Industry Committee Presents Affordability of Telecommunications Services Report
  • Emergency Preparedness Minister Appoints Advisory Panel to Review Post-Disaster Financial Assistance Program
  • Environment Minister Announces Applications for Environmental Damages Fund
  • Environment Minister Launches Consultations on Draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy
  • Eight Candidates Announced to Date for Conservative Party Leadership Race

March 7

  • Prime Minister Trudeau Revokes Emergencies Act
  • Conservative Party Leader Announces Changes to Conservative Leadership Team
  • Bill C-10, An Act respecting certain measures related to COVID-19, Receives Royal Assent
  • House Finance Committee Reports Bill C-8 with Amendments
  • Infrastructure Minister Appears Before House Transport Committee
  • House Procedure and House Affairs Committee Presents Report on Changes to Committee Membership
  • Indigenous Services Minister Launches First Nation Water and Wastewater Capacity Building Call for Proposals
  • Conservative Party Leadership Convention Scheduled for September

February 21

  • CPWA Releases 2022 Public Policy Priorities
  • Government Declares Public Order Emergency Under Emergencies Act
  • Council of Canadian Academies Issues Expert Panel Report on Disaster Resilience
  • Bill C-8, Economic and Fiscal Update Implementation Act, 2021, Referred to House Finance Committee
  • Bill C-10, An Act respecting certain measures related to COVID-19, Passed by House of Commons
  • Transport Minister Appears Before House Transport Committee
  • House Finance Committee Studying Bill C-8
  • Deputy Prime Minister Announces Investment in Public Transit
  • Innovation Minister Announces Next Phase to Strengthen Cyber Security Innovation Network
  • Environment Minister Launches Consultations on Recycled Content Regulations

February 7

  • Conservative Party of Canada Leader Ousted by Caucus, Interim Leader Selected
  • Bill C-8, Economic and Fiscal Update Implementation Act, 2021, Debated at Second Reading
  • Bill C-10, An Act respecting certain measures related to COVID-19, Introduced
  • House Finance Committee Studying Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2022 Budget
  • Transport Minister Announces Enhanced Train Control Notice of Intent
  • Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Launches Budget Consultations
  • Environment Minister Launches Consultations on New Measures to Reduce Pollution from Landfills
  • Infrastructure Minister Launches Call for Applications for Funding to Expand Public Transit
  • Environment Minister Launches Applications for Low Carbon Economy Fund
  • Conservative Party Leader to be Elected at Leadership Convention
  • Federal Budget Expected in March or April

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