Week in review 02/7-11

Friday marked the deadline to designate which Private Members Bill MPs, especially with a good chance of getting their bill to a vote, declare which bill they will take forward. The order in which bills move forward is determined by lottery. This session, Elizabeth got a very good number – 21 out of 338! Today she designated the bill Greens hope to make law – C-226 – the bill to create a federal strategy on Environmental Racism.

Save the Experimental Farm

This week Elizabeth engaged in a campaign to save 750 mature trees from being cut down in the Experimental Farm and Queen Juliana Park in Ottawa. She sent a letter to Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault and presented a petition asking the government to conduct an inquiry into why that location was chosen as the site of the new Ottawa Civic Hospital.

Question Period

On the two-year anniversary since the last financial update from the Trans Mountain Corporation, Elizabeth asked the Prime Minister when Canadians will get a full review on the ballooning costs of the TMX pipeline, which already appear to be five times original projections, before an additional single penny is wasted.

On Thursday, Mike raised the important issue of fast-tracking the development of a Canada Disability Benefit, and asked the government for an update on when people with disabilities can expect this critical support.

Mike also presented a petition on this topic with more than 17,874 signatures. While the petition is closed, you can contact your own MP to advocate for this life changing benefit that can lift almost 1.5 Canadians with disabilities out of poverty.

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