Bill S-257: An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act

April 5, 2019

(mandatory national security review of investments by foreign state-owned enterprises)   This Senate Public Bill would amendment the Investment Canada Act to enact a mandatory national security review each time a foreign investment is proposed by an state-owned enterprise (SOE). This means that every SOE investment would be subject to a mandatory national security review. Background With rising global investments by foreign state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in key resource sectors, critical infrastructures, and sensitive technologies are increasingly considered as to national security, … Continue reading →

Journey to Freedom Day Act

May 1, 2014

SUMMARY OF JOURNEY TO FREEDOM DAY ACT Journey to Freedom Day Act is an Act recognizing April 30 of every year as a national day of commemoration of the exodus of Vietnamese refugees and their acceptance in Canada after the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. This legislation introduced by Senator Ngo will focus the attention of all Canadians on the perilous journey to freedom made by millions of refugees after the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. … Continue reading →