48 Elizabeth II, A.D. 1999, Canada

Journals of the Senate

2nd Session, 36th Parliament


Issue 3

Thursday, October 14, 1999
9:00 a.m.

The Honourable Gildas L. Molgat, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Andreychuk, Atkins, Austin, Berntson, Bolduc, Bryden, Callbeck, Carstairs, Chalifoux, Christensen, Cochrane, Cohen, Cools, Corbin, DeWare, Doody, Finnerty, Fitzpatrick, Furey, Gill, Graham, Grimard, Hays, Johnson, Joyal, Kelleher, Kenny, Kinsella, Kirby, Kroft, LeBreton, Lewis, Losier-Cool, Lynch-Staunton, Maheu, Mahovlich, Mercier, Milne, Molgat, Murray, Nolin, Oliver, Perrault, Perry (Poirier), Pitfield, Poulin (Charette), Prud'homme, Robichaud, (L'Acadie-Acadia), Robichaud, (Saint-Louis-de-Kent), Rompkey, Rossiter, Ruck, Sibbeston, Simard, Sparrow, Stewart, Stollery, Taylor, Watt

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Andreychuk, Atkins, Austin, *Beaudoin, Berntson, Bolduc, Bryden, Callbeck, Carstairs, Chalifoux, Christensen, Cochrane, Cohen, *Comeau, Cools, Corbin, DeWare, Doody, *Finestone, Finnerty, Fitzpatrick, *Fraser, Furey, Gill, *Grafstein, Graham, Grimard, Hays, Johnson, Joyal, Kelleher, Kenny, Kinsella, Kirby, Kroft, LeBreton, Lewis, Losier-Cool, Lynch-Staunton, Maheu, Mahovlich, *Meighen, Mercier, Milne, Molgat, Murray, Nolin, Oliver, Perrault, Perry (Poirier), Pitfield, Poulin (Charette), Prud'homme, Robichaud, (L'Acadie-Acadia), Robichaud, (Saint-Louis-de-Kent), Rompkey, Rossiter, Ruck, Sibbeston, Simard, Sparrow, Stewart, Stollery, Taylor, *Tkachuk, Watt

PRAYERS

SENATORS' STATEMENTS

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Government Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate, The Honourable Senator Hays moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C.:

That when the Senate adjourns today, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, November 2, 1999, at 2:00 p.m.

After debate, The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Tabling of Reports from Inter-Parliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Rompkey, P.C., tabled the following:

First Report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association on the 1999 Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, held in Warsaw, Poland, from May 27 to 31, 1999. -Sessional Paper No. 2/36-52.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

OTHER BUSINESS

Reports of Committees

Consideration of the First Report of the Committee of Selection (membership of Transport and Communications Committee), presented in the Senate on October 13, 1999.

The Honourable Senator Hays moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercier, that the Report be adopted.

After debate, The question being put on the motion, it was adopted. Consideration of the Second Report of the Committee of Selection (membership of Foreign Affairs Committee), presented in the Senate on October 13, 1999.

The Honourable Senator Hays moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Kroft, that the Report be adopted.

After debate, The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Motions

The Honourable Senator Hays moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Graham, P.C.:

That, pursuant to subsection 47(5) of the Canada Transportation Act, the order laid before this Chamber on September 14, 1999, authorizing certain major air carriers and persons to negotiate and enter into any conditional agreement, be referred for review to the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications;

That the Committee hear, amongst others, the Minister of Transport;

That the Committee have the power to permit coverage by electronic media of its public proceedings; and

That the Committee submit its final report no later than December 15, 1999.

After debate, The question being put on the motion, it was adopted. The Honourable Senator Hays moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Graham, P.C.:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs be authorized to examine and report upon the ramifications to Canada:

1. of the changed mandate of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Canada's role in NATO since the demise of the Warsaw Pact, the end of the Cold War and the recent addition to membership in NATO of Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic; and
2. of peacekeeping, with particular reference to Canada's ability to participate in it under the auspices of any international body of which Canada is a member.
That the papers and evidence received by the Committee on the subject of this reference during the First Session of the Thirty-sixth Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the Committee have the power to sit during sittings and adjournments of the Senate;

That the Committee have the power to permit coverage by electronic media of its public proceedings; and

That the Committee submit its final report no later than November 18, 1999.

After debate, In amendment, the Honourable Senator Lynch-Staunton moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Kinsella, that the motion be amended by inserting the following after paragraph No. 2.:

That the Committee hear, amongst others, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of National Defence, and the Chief of Defence Staff;
After debate, The question being put on the motion in amendment, it was adopted.

The question then being put on the main motion as amended, it was adopted. Order No. 1 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Stewart moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Adams:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs be authorized to examine and report on the consequences for Canada of the emerging European Monetary Union and on other related trade and investment matters;

That the papers and evidence received and taken on the subject and the work accomplished by the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs during the First Session of the Thirty-sixth Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the Committee submit its final report no later than December 15, 1999 and that the Committee retain all powers necessary to publicize the findings of the Committee contained in the final report until December 24, 1999; and

That the Committee be permitted, notwithstanding usual practices, to deposit its report with the Clerk of the Senate, if the Senate is not then sitting; and that the report be deemed to have been tabled in the Chamber.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

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With leave, The Senate reverted to Government Notices of Motions.

With leave of the Senate, The Honourable Senator Hays moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C. (L'Acadie-Acadia):

That for the duration of the present session any select committee may meet during adjournments of the Senate.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

REPORTS DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE SENATE PURSUANT TO RULE 28(2):

Reports of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-45.

Reports of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-46.

Reports of the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-47.

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled "Request for Tariff Relief by Tribal Sportswear Inc. regarding woven fabrics of cotton", dated August 24, 1999, pursuant to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, S.C. 1988, c. 65, s. 54.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-48.

Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1999-1323, dated July 28, 1999, concerning the European Union Surtax Order, pursuant to the Customs Tariff Act, S.C. 1997, c. 36, sbs. 53(4).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-49.

Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1999-1492, dated August 26, 1999, concerning the Order Amending the European Union Surtax Order, pursuant to the Customs Tariff Act, S.C. 1997, c. 36, sbs. 53(4).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-50.

Reports of the Department of Finance required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-51.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Hays moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercier:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.