Being the model for sustainability with Greening Government—we are on track to our plan to reduce the government’s own greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.
Ended the improper use of omnibus bills by providing the Speaker authority to divide bills and group them thematically for voting at second and third reading.
Improved accountability by requiring a government to table a document outlining the reasons for prorogation within 20 sitting days.
Strengthened parliamentary committees to better scrutinize legislation by ensuring that parliamentary secretaries cannot vote or move a motion.
Changed the tabling and reporting dates for main estimates, so that the estimates can better reflect the budget and allow parliamentarians to conduct a more detailed review.
Passed legislation to increase government transparency and openness, and enhance citizens’ trust in our government.
Established the Parliamentary Budget Officer as an independent Officer of Parliament in order to provide expert, objective research and analysis on the state of the nation’s finances.
Increased the transparency of the Board of Internal Economy, by making its meetings open to the public by default.
Established the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarian to allow MPs and Senators to be active participants to help ensure that our national security agencies are keeping Canadians safe.
Improved the level of direct accountability by introducing the Prime Minister’s Question Period as a practice in the House of Commons.
Implemented the Common Reporting Standard that is a new international standard for automatic exchange of financial account information between tax administrations. This will fight tax evasion while promoting voluntary compliance with tax laws.
Modernizing the tax filing system to be on a digital platform. As of June 2017, almost 90% of tax and benefit returns were filed online.
Assisted vulnerable Canadians file their returns and access benefits through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, Over 700,00 individuals were helped in filling almost 770,000 returns in 2017.
Implemented a new non-partisan, merit based of Senate appointments process. So far, 28 Senators have been appointed under the new process.
Took action to defend the democratic process from cyber threats by supporting the Communications Security Establishment’s release of the first ever cyber threat assessment of our democratic process.
Passed Bill C-22 to create a National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians with access to classified information.
Created a new $138 million National Immigration Detention Framework to enhance alternatives to detention within the immigration system.
Issued a new public Ministerial Directive to more clearly prohibit disclosure of information to foreign entities when there is a risk of torture or mistreatment.
There’s still more to do:
Work to allow charities to do their work on the behalf of Canadians free from political harassment, and modernize the rules governing the charitable and non-for-profit sectors.
Passing Bill C-33, a legislation we introduced to repeal the undemocratic elements of the previous government’s so-called Fair Elections Act that will make it easier for Canadians to vote and improve the integrity of our elections.
Passing Bill C-50, that if passed, will give Canadians more information on who is going to fundraisers by letting them know who is going, where and when they are happening, and the amount required to attend.