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Harper Government Stays Focused on Results for Canadians

Spring Sitting of Parliament Emphasized Supporting and Protecting Canadian Families

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/19/14 -- Today, the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, highlighted the Government's legislative accomplishments in the spring sitting of Parliament.

"Through a productive and hardworking sitting of the House of Commons, including some overtime hours in recent weeks, we have delivered real results for Canadians by continuing to strengthen our economy, creating jobs and supporting families," said Minister Van Loan.

In this sitting, the Government passed legislation designed to keep Canadian families and communities safe, and put the rights of victims first, with the passage of the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act and the introduction of the Victims Bill of Rights Act.

The Government also delivered on many of its key commitments laid out in the Speech from the Throne last year, including safeguarding the globally-recognized value of Canadian citizenship with House passage of the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, and upholding the fairness of Canada's electoral system with the passage of the Fair Elections Act.

This spring, the Government continued to focus on important economic measures by passing legislation implementing key elements of Economic Action Plan 2014, which:

--  Supports jobs and growth by connecting Canadians with available jobs and
    better training the workforce of tomorrow

--  Supports and protects families through measures aimed at keeping
    communities safer; and

--  Keeps Canada on the path to return to budget balance.

"Our Government remains focused on what Canadians care most about - creating jobs and the economy. By implementing the important job-creating measures of Economic Action Plan 2014, we are building on our record that has seen the creation of over one million net new jobs since the global economic downturn," added Minister Blaney.

The House of Commons is scheduled to resume on September 15, 2014.


Government Bills which have received Royal Assent since October 2013

C-4, Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2

C-7, Canadian Museum of History Act

C-9, First Nations Elections Act

C-14, Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

C-15, Northwest Territories Devolution Act

C-16, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Governance Act

C-19, Appropriation Act No. 4, 2013-14

C-28, Appropriation Act No. 5, 2013-14

C-29, Appropriation Act No. 1, 2014-15

C-30, Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act

Government Bills expected to receive Royal Assent

C-5, Offshore Health and Safety Act

C-20, Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act

C-23, Fair Elections Act

C-24, Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act

C-25, Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Act

C-31, Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1

C-34, Tla'amin Final Agreement Act

C-37, Riding Name Change Act, 2014

C-38, Appropriation Act No. 2, 2014-15

C-39, Appropriation Act No. 3, 2014-15

More detailed information on the Government's bills and legislative agenda can be found at www.houseleader.gc.ca.

Private Members' Business Bills:

Private Member's Bill which has received Royal Assent since October 2013

C-462, An Act restricting the fees charged by promoters of the disability tax credit and making consequential amendments to the Tax Court of Canada Act (Cheryl Gallant: Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, Ontario)

Private Members' Bills expected to receive Royal Assent

C-217, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief relating to war memorials) (David Tilson: Dufferin-Caledon, Ontario)

C-394, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (criminal organization recruitment) (Parm Gill: Brampton-Springdale, Ontario)

C-444, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (personating peace officer or public officer) (Earl Dreeshen: Red Deer, Alberta)

C-489, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders) (Mark Warawa: Langley, British Columbia)

More detailed information on private members' legislation can be found on the Parliament of Canada website at www.parl.gc.ca.

Darlene Stone
Press Secretary
Office of the Government House Leader
(613) 995-7226

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