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70 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2021, Canada

2nd Session, 43rd Parliament

Issue 30 (Unrevised)

Monday, March 15, 2021
4 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuffyDuncanDupuisForestForest-NiesingFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKeatingKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithStewart OlsenTannasVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuffyDuncanDupuisForestForest-NiesingFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKeatingKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithStewart OlsenTannasVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The first list records senators present in the Senate Chamber during the course of the sitting.

An asterisk in the second list indicates a senator who, while not present during the sitting, was in attendance to business, as defined in subsections 8(2) and (3) of the Senators Attendance Policy.

(Pursuant to rule 3-6(2), the adjournment of the Senate was extended from February 23, 2021 to March 15, 2021.)

PRAYERS

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Parliament of Canada entitled Procuring Complex Information Technology Solutions, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(5).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-627.

Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Parliament of Canada entitled National Shipbuilding Strategy, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(5).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-628.

Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Parliament of Canada entitled Access to Safe Drinking Water in First Nations Communities—Indigenous Services Canada, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(5).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-629.

Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Parliament of Canada entitled Canada Child Benefit—Canada Revenue Agency, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(5).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-630.

Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Parliament of Canada entitled Follow-up Audit on Rail Safety—Transport Canada, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(5).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-631.

Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Parliament of Canada entitled Canadian Race Relations Foundation (special examination report), pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(5).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-632.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Woo presented the following:

Monday, March 15, 2021

The Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations has the honour to present its

FIRST REPORT

Your committee reports that in relation to its permanent reference, section 19 of the Statutory Instruments Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. S-22, the committee was previously empowered “to study the means by which Parliament can better oversee the government regulatory process and in particular to enquire into and report upon:

1.the appropriate principles and practices to be observed

(a)in the drafting of powers enabling delegates of Parliament to make subordinate laws;

(b)in the enactment of statutory instruments;

(c)in the use of executive regulation — including delegated powers and subordinate laws;

and the manner in which Parliamentary control should be effected in respect of the same;

2.the role, functions and powers of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.”

Your committee recommends that the same order of reference, together with the evidence adduced thereon during previous sessions, be again referred to it.

Your committee informs both Houses of Parliament that the criteria it will use for the review and scrutiny of statutory instruments are the following:

Whether any regulation or other statutory instrument within its terms of reference, in the judgment of the committee:

1.is not authorized by the terms of the enabling legislation or has not complied with any condition set forth in the legislation;

2.is not in conformity with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms or the Canadian Bill of Rights;

3.purports to have retroactive effect without express authority having been provided for in the enabling legislation;

4.imposes a charge on the public revenues or requires payment to be made to the Crown or to any other authority, or prescribes the amount of any such charge or payment, without express authority having been provided for in the enabling legislation;

5.imposes a fine, imprisonment or other penalty without express authority having been provided for in the enabling legislation;

6.tends directly or indirectly to exclude the jurisdiction of the courts without express authority having been provided for in the enabling legislation;

7.has not complied with the Statutory Instruments Act;

8.appears for any reason to infringe the rule of law;

9.trespasses unduly on rights and liberties;

10.makes the rights and liberties of the person unduly dependent on administrative discretion or is not consistent with the rules of natural justice;

11.makes some unusual or unexpected use of the powers conferred by the enabling legislation;

12.amounts to the exercise of a substantive legislative power properly the subject of direct parliamentary enactment; or

13.is defective in its drafting or for any other reason requires elucidation as to its form or purport.

Your committee recommends that its quorum be fixed at four members, provided that both Houses are represented whenever a vote, resolution or other decision is taken, and that the joint chairs be authorized to hold meetings to receive evidence and authorize the publishing thereof so long as three members are present, provided that both Houses are represented; and, that your committee have power to engage the services of such expert staff, and such stenographic and clerical staff as may be required.

Your committee further recommends to the Senate that it be empowered to sit during sittings and adjournments of the Senate.

Your committee, which was also authorized by the Senate to incur expenses in connection with its permanent reference relating to the review and scrutiny of statutory instruments, reports, pursuant to rule 12-26(2) of the Rules of the Senate, that the expenses of your committee (Senate portion) during the First Session of the Forty-Second Parliament are as follows:

General Expenses $ 269
Witness Expenses 0
TOTAL $ 269

During the First Session of the Forty-third Parliament the committee was not created and therefore did not incur any expenses.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) is tabled in the House of Commons.

Respectfully submitted,

YUEN PAU WOO

Joint Chair

With leave,

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the report.

The Honourable Senator Woo moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ringuette, that the report be adopted.

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

Government Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boehm:

That, notwithstanding points 7(a)(ii) and 7(c)(ii) of the order of October 27, 2020, concerning hybrid sittings and related matters, as continued by the order of December 17, 2020, today’s sitting and that of Wednesday, March 17, 2021, adjourn at the earlier of the end of business for the day or 9 p.m., unless earlier adjourned by motion; and

That, notwithstanding subparagraph 7(a) of the same order, the provisions of rule 3-3(1) apply today, subject to the provisions of paragraph 12 of that order.

After debate,

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

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With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Gagné moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C.:

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be authorized to examine and report upon the expenditures set out in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022; and

That, for the purpose of this study, the committee have the power to meet, even though the Senate may then be sitting or adjourned, with rules 12-18(1) and 12-18(2) being suspended in relation thereto.

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

Introduction and First Reading of Government Bills

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-18, An Act to implement the Agreement on Trade Continuity between Canada and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

Ordered, That the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading later this day.

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A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (additional regular benefits), the Canada Recovery Benefits Act (restriction on eligibility) and another Act in response to COVID-19, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

Ordered, That the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading later this day.

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Public Bills

The Honourable Senator Omidvar introduced Bill S-226, An Act respecting the repurposing of certain seized, frozen or sequestrated assets.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Omidvar moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading two days hence.

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

Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Jaffer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs be authorized to meet on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at 4:30 p.m., for the purpose of hearing from the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and officials from the Department of Justice, even though the Senate may then be sitting, and that the application of rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto.

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

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

A message was brought from the House of Commons in the following words:

Thursday, March 11, 2021

ORDERED,— That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that, in relation to Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), the House:

agrees with amendment 1(a)(ii) made by the Senate;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 1(a)(i) because this matter, including questions of most appropriate precise definitions, whether those definitions should be included in the Criminal Code or elsewhere, and whether any consequential amendments or protections relating to issues such as consent and capacity are necessary in relation to such an amendment, will also be addressed by the expert panel and the upcoming parliamentary review, and the Government will collaborate with provincial and territorial health authorities to ensure a consistent approach;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 1(a)(iii), 1(b) and 1(c) because it would permit advance requests for medical assistance in dying before an individual has a grievous and irremediable medical condition, a change which goes beyond the scope of the bill, and further, this expansion of the medical assistance in dying regime requires significant consultations and study, including a careful examination of the safeguards for persons preparing advance request and safeguards for practitioners administering medical assistance in dying, all of which could be part of the parliamentary review undertaken to study this important type of advance request to reflect the crucial input of Canadians affected by the medical assistance in dying regime;

proposes that, with respect to amendment 2:

the portion of paragraph 241.31(3)(a) before subparagraph (i) be amended by replacing it with the following:

“(a) respecting the provision and collection, for the purpose of monitoring medical assistance in dying, of information relating to requests for, and the provision of, medical assistance in dying, including”;

clause 241.31(3)(a)(i)(B) be amended by adding after the words “respecting the race” the words “or indigenous identity”;

subparagraph 241.31(3)(a)(i) be amended by deleting “and” at the end of clause (A), by adding “and” at the end of clause (B) and by adding the following after clause (B):

“(C) information — other than information that must be provided in relation to the assessment of eligibility to receive medical assistance in dying and the application of safeguards — respecting any disability, as defined in section 2 of the Accessible Canada Act, of a person who requests or receives medical assistance in dying, if the person consents to providing that information,”;

paragraph 241.31(3)(b) be amended by replacing it with the following:

“(b) respecting the use, analysis and interpretation of that information, including for the purposes of determining the presence of any inequality — including systemic inequality — or disadvantage based on race, Indigenous identity, disability or other characteristics, in medical assistance in dying;”;

as a consequence of amendments 1(a)(ii) and 3, proposes that the following amendment be added:

“1.New clause 3.1, page 9: Add the following after line 20:

“Independent Review

3.1 (1) The Minister of Justice and the Minister of Health must cause an independent review to be carried out by experts respecting recommended protocols, guidance and safeguards to apply to requests made for medical assistance in dying by persons who have a mental illness.

(2) A report containing the experts’ conclusions and recommendations must be provided to the Ministers no later than the first anniversary of the day on which this Act receives royal assent.

(3) The Ministers must cause the report to be tabled in each House of Parliament within the first 15 days on which the House is sitting after the day on which they receive the report.”;”

proposes that, with respect to amendment 3:

section 5 be amended by replacing it with the following:

“Review

5 (1) A comprehensive review of the provisions of the Criminal Code relating to medical assistance in dying and their application, including but not limited to issues relating to mature minors, advance requests, mental illness, the state of palliative care in Canada and the protection of Canadians with disabilities must be undertaken by a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament.

(2) The Joint Committee shall be composed of five Members of the Senate and ten Members of the House of Commons, including five Members from the governing party, three Members of the Official Opposition, and two Members of the opposition who are not Members of the Official Opposition, with two Chairs of which the House Co-Chair shall be from the governing party and the Senate Co-Chair shall be determined by the Senate.

(3) The quorum of the Committee is to be eight Members whenever a vote, resolution or other decision is taken, so long as both Houses and one Member of the governing party in the House and one from the opposition in the House and one Member of the Senate are represented, and that the Joint Chairs be authorized to hold meetings, to receive evidence and authorize the printing thereof, whenever six Members are present, so long as both Houses and one Member of the governing party in the House and one Member from the opposition in the House and one Member of the Senate are represented.

(4) The Committee must commence its review within 30 days after the day on which this Act receives royal assent.

(5) The Committee must submit a report of its review — including a statement of any recommended changes — to Parliament no later than one year after the day on which it commenced the review.

(6) When the report, referenced in paragraph (5), has been tabled in both Houses, the Committee shall expire.”;

section 6 be amended by replacing the words “18 months after” with the words “on the second anniversary of”.

ATTEST

Charles Robert

The Clerk of the House of Commons

The Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boehm:

That the message be considered now.

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

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the message from the House of Commons.

The Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boehm:

That, in relation to Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), the Senate:

(a)do not insist on its amendments 1(a)(i), 1(a)(iii), 1(b) and 1(c), with which the House of Commons has disagreed;

(b)agree to the amendments made by the House of Commons to Senate amendment 2;

(c)agree to the amendment made by the House of Commons in consequence of Senate amendments 1(a)(ii) and 3; and

(d)agree to the amendments made by the House of Commons to Senate amendment 3; and

That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house accordingly.

Debate.


Pursuant to rule 3-3(1) and the order adopted by the Senate earlier today, the Speaker left the Chair to resume the same at 7 p.m.

The sitting resumed.

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Boehm:

That, in relation to Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), the Senate:

(a)do not insist on its amendments 1(a)(i), 1(a)(iii), 1(b) and 1(c), with which the House of Commons has disagreed;

(b)agree to the amendments made by the House of Commons to Senate amendment 2;

(c)agree to the amendment made by the House of Commons in consequence of Senate amendments 1(a)(ii) and 3; and

(d)agree to the amendments made by the House of Commons to Senate amendment 3; and

That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house accordingly.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Plett moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Batters, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Bills – Second Reading

Second reading of Bill C-18, An Act to implement the Agreement on Trade Continuity between Canada and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Housakos moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Batters, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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Second reading of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (additional regular benefits), the Canada Recovery Benefits Act (restriction on eligibility) and another Act in response to COVID-19.

The Honourable Senator LaBoucane-Benson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., that the bill be read the second time.

Debate.

ADJOURNMENT

At 9 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate earlier today, the Senate adjourned until 2 p.m., tomorrow.

DOCUMENTS DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE SENATE PURSUANT TO RULE 14-1(7)

Revised report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled “The collection of GST from foreign-based sellers on the final price of goods sold to Canadian residents from Canadian fulfillment warehouses”, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-601.

Copy of the Regulations amending the Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations (P.C. 2021-79), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-602.

Report of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency on the administration and enforcement of the Pest Control Products Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2002, c. 28, sbs. 80(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-603.

Report of the Northern Pipeline Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Northern Pipeline Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-26, ss. 13 and 14.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-604.

Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled “Supplementary Estimates (C) 2020-21”, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-605.

Interim Order No. 22 Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-606.

Report on the Annual Summary of Steel Import Data for the year 2020, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. E-19, sbs. 5.1(3).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-607.

Report on the administration and operation of the Canada Health Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-6, s. 23.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-608.

Report on the administration of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act - Reserve Force Pension Plan for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-17, ss. 57, 59.7 and 72.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-609.

Report of the National Advisory Council on Poverty for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Poverty Reduction Act, S.C. 2019, c. 29, s. 315 “12”.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-610.

Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled “Review of PBO Economic and Fiscal Projections”, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-611.

Summaries of the Amended Corporate Plan for 2020-24 and of the Corporate Plan for 2021-25 of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-612.

Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled Cost Estimate of Bill C-246: Tuition for Persons with Disabilities, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-613.

Estimates for the year 2021-22, Parts I and II: The Government Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-614.

Summaries of the Corporate Plans for the period 2019-20 to 2021-22 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for the period 2019-20 to 2021-22 of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-615.

Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2021-75, P.C. 2021-76 and P.C. 2021-77 concerning minimizing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in Canada, pursuant to the Quarantine Act, S.C. 2005, c. 20, sbs. 61(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-616.

Work Plan of the Parliamentary Budget Officer for 2021-22, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-617.

Interim Order No. 2 Respecting Drugs, Medical Devices and Foods for a Special Dietary Purpose in relation to COVID-19 , pursuant to the Food and Drugs Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-27, sbs. 30.1(6) and (7).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-618.

Interim Order No. 2 Respecting the Importation and Sale of Medical Devices for Use in Relation to COVID-19, pursuant to the Food and Drugs Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-27, sbs. 30.1(6) and (7).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-619.

Interim Order No. 3 Restricting Pleasure Craft Navigation Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S.C. 2001, c. 26, s. 10.1.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-620.

Interim Order No. 5 Respecting Passenger Vessel Restrictions due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S.C. 2001, c. 26, s. 10.1.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-621.

Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled “The Government’s Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates for 2021-22”, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-622.

Implementation Report on the Yukon Land Claims and Self-Government Agreements for 2012-17.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-623.

Report of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement Implementation Coordinating Committee for 2016-17 and 2017-18.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-624.

2020 Annual Report on the RCMP’s Use of the Law Enforcement Justification Provisions.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-625.

Departmental Plans for 2021-22:

Accessibility Standards Canada

Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Revenue Agency

Canada School of Public Service

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Canadian Energy Regulator

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Grain Commission

Canadian Heritage

Canadian Human Rights Commission

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Transportation Agency

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP

Copyright Board of Canada

Courts Administration Service

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Department of Finance

Department of Justice

Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

Employment and Social Development Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Global Affairs Canada

Health Canada

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Indigenous Services Canada

Infrastructure Canada

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Invest in Canada Hub

Library and Archives Canada

Military Grievances External Review Committee

Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada

National Film Board

National Research Council of Canada

National Security and Intelligence Review Agency

Natural Resources Canada

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Northern Pipeline Agency Canada

Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

Office of the Correctional Investigator

Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Office of the Intelligence Commissioner

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

Parks Canada Agency

Parole Board of Canada

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada

Polar Knowledge Canada

Privy Council Office

Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Public Safety Canada

Public Service Commission of Canada

Public Services and Procurement Canada

RCMP External Review Committee

Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada, Office of the

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians

Shared Services Canada

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Statistics Canada

The Correctional Investigator of Canada, Office of the

The National Battlefields Commission

Transport Canada

Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Women and Gender Equality.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-626.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5 and order of October 29, 2020

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Senator Anderson was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (March 1, 2021).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Cotter was added to the membership (March 12, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Anderson was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (March 1, 2021).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan replaced the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C. (March 15, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Campbell replaced the Honourable Senator Black (Ontario) (March 10, 2021).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Richards replaced the Honourable Senator White (March 8, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Boehm replaced the Honourable Senator Moncion (March 7, 2021).

The Honourable Senator White replaced the Honourable Senator Richards (March 6, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Moncion replaced the Honourable Senator Boehm (March 5, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Galvez replaced the Honourable Senator Pate (March 1, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Boehm replaced the Honourable Senator Moncion (March 1, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Pate replaced the Honourable Senator Galvez (March 1, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Moncion replaced the Honourable Senator Boehm (March 1, 2021).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator Cotter was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (March 12, 2021).