Originally published on the DaninOttawa.com site on December 8th, 2011.
Last night in the House of Commons my Private Members Bill received all party support and was passed at second reading debate and will know move on to Committee Stage review. In this case the committee in question will be the Finance Committee as the IILA legislation is administered by the CRA. Over the next few months the Finance Committee will call expert witnesses to speak to the Bill and also potentially propose amendments or changes. After Committee Stage the Bill then comes back to the House of Commons for Report and Third Reading. On a personal note it was very rewarding to hear from my colleagues both in the Liberal and NDP Caucus including my fellow BC MP’s Alex Atamanenko, Joyce Murray, Jean Crowder, Ron Cannan and Parliamentary Secretary Cathy McLeod who all spoke very passionately about the need to eliminate trade barriers within Canada and support our Canadian Wine Industry.
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