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.

September 26

  • Conservative Party Elects Pierre Poilievre New Leader
  • House Transport Committee Receives Government Response to the Committee’s Report on Canada Infrastructure Bank
  • Public Safety Canada Releases Report on National Flood Insurance Program
  • Natural Resources Minister Releases Report on Public Charging Needs for Electric Vehicles in Canada
  • Statistics Canada Releases Third Tranche of Canada’s Core Public Infrastructure Survey 2020 Data
  • Statistics Canada to Release Fourth Tranche of Canada’s Core Public Infrastructure Survey 2020 Data

June 27

  • Government Suspends Vaccine Mandates for Domestic Travellers
  • Bill C-19, Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1, Receives Royal Assent
  • Bill C-26, An Act Respecting Cyber Security (ARCS), Introduced
  • House Finance Committee Opens Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2023 Budget
  • House Transport Committee Presents Report on Targeted Infrastructure Investments
  • Natural Resources Minister Launches Zero-Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative Call for Proposals
  • Environment and Health Ministers Announce Final Regulations to Prohibit Single-Use Plastics
  • Competition Bureau Launches Collusion Risk Assessment Tool
  • Natural Resources Minister Launches Call for Proposals to Fund Clean Fuels Awareness Projects
  • Natural Resources Canada Delivers Webinars on Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program

June 13

  • Bill C-19, Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1, Passed by House of Commons
  • Bill C-8, Economic and Fiscal Update Implementation Act, 2021, Receives Royal Assent
  • House Finance Committee Reports Bill C-19 with Amendments
  • House Environment Committee Extends Freshwater Study
  • Environment Minister Launches Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System
  • Natural Resources Minister Launches Regional Tables to Drive Opportunities for Net-Zero Future

May 30

  • Conservative Party Holds Second Official Debate of Leadership Race
  • Canada West Foundation Releases Report on National Trade Infrastructure Plan
  • Statistics Canada Releases Second Tranche of Canada’s Core Public Infrastructure Survey 2020 Data
  • Canadian Hurricane Centre Delivers Outlook for 2022 Hurricane Season
  • Environment Minister Launches Consultation to Develop Canada’s National Adaptation Strategy
  • Ministers of Natural Resources, Emergency Preparedness, and Indigenous Services Highlight Support for Communities Hit by Wildfires
  • APWA Region I Director Gary Losier Speaking on Cybersecurity at MISA/ASIM Canada Executive Summit

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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