KENORA – Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora Riding), released the following statement regarding Bills recently passed in the House of Commons.
“As the 42nd Parliament adjourned last week, we were able to finish on a high-note with 21 Bills being signed into law in the closing week. In this Parliament, the House passed 89 Government bills during the last four years. In total, more than100 pieces of government legislation were tabled in the House of Commons since 2015.
“In the last week of Parliament, two specific Bills relevant to Northwestern Ontario were passed, including Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families. This legislation will work to ensure Indigenous children remain with their own families, and in their own communities. This is what we expect for all children in Canada, so the same expectation should be afforded to Indigenous children.
“Bill C-91, the Indigenous Languages Act, was also passed, which is designed to help reclaim, revitalize, strengthen and maintain Indigenous languages in Northwestern Ontario and across Canada. This Bill could help save many Indigenous languages that are on the brink of extinction. We simply cannot allow this to happen as it is critically important to ensure that these languages continue.
“Bill C-97, The Budget Implementation Act received Royal Assent of June 21, 2019, which implements key measures from Budget 2019, including the Canada Training Credit, the new First-Time Home Buyer Incentive, improvements to the economic security of low-income seniors, and protection for pensions.
“It has been a busy Parliament but, as always, there is more work to do. I look forward to continuing debate on outstanding legislation when we return in the fall, including my Private Members Motion, M-226, which tackles the issue of how we can improve the delivery of health care in rural Canada.”