The 42nd Parliament of Canada concludes in October with the 2019 election. However, the spring session of the House of Commons wrapped up last week.
We did not end on a high.
In spite of opposition from premiers, communities, and business from right across Canada, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals forced through some very contentious and dangerous bills. Bills C-69, the no-pipelines bill; C-48, the tanker ban that punishes only Canadian energy; and C-68, which reimposes unnecessary environmental costs on municipalities; all passed at the last minute. These will create massive discontent and anger as we move forward.
But there was also another huge loss on June 20, the last day of Parliament. Mark Warawa, the MP for Langley lost his battle with cancer. Mark was a good friend of mine, a true man of integrity, and a gentleman. He worked hard on prolife and palliative care issues, and he was universally respected for how he approached both the people and the issues. Mark, we will miss you. May God protect you and bless your family.
David Anderson, MP