Friday, 30 September 2016

Welcome back to Elizabeth May’s parliamentary week in review!

Key Moments in the House – Bill C-246
Though Elizabeth has been on the road with ERRE and is unable to be in the House, there are still some important issues before Parliament.
On Wednesday, the House debated Bill C-246, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act.Bill C-246 would strengthen protections for animals in Canada. It would amend several acts to end the cruel practice of shark finning, close loopholes in the Criminal Code related to animal fighting, create a new offence of gross negligence for animal cruelty, and stop the sale of cat and dog fur, among other changes.
Bill C-246 will be voted on this Wednesday. Elizabeth seconded this bill and, while she will be on the road with ERRE during the vote, she has reached out to her parliamentary colleagues to encourage them to pass the bill.