THE STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, TRADE AND COMMERCE

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS


OTTAWA, Wednesday, June 8, 2022
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[English]

Pursuant to the order of the Senate of May 5, 2022, the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met in camera this day in room W110, 1 Wellington St., and with videoconference, at 6:32 p.m. ET, the chair, the Honourable Pamela Wallin, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Deacon (Nova Scotia), Gignac, Loffreda, Marshall, Smith, Wallin, Woo and Yussuff (8).

Members of the committee present by videoconference: The Honourable Senators Bellemare, Massicotte and Ringuette (3).

Participating in the meeting: Joëlle Nadeau, Principal Clerk and Debbie Larocque, Administrative Assistant, Committees Directorate; Edison Roy-César and Adriane Yong, analysts, Library of Parliament; Éliane Lafrenière, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate.

Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee met in camera to discuss a draft agenda (future business).

It was agreed that each committee member be allowed to have one staff member present during the in camera portions of today’s meeting.

At 6:43 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 6:44 p.m., the committee resumed in public.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, April 28, 2022, the committee continued its consideration of Bill S-6, An Act respecting regulatory modernization.

WITNESSES (by videoconference):

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada:

Anna Lillicrap, Counsel, Legal Services;

Kathryn Fredericks, Director, International and Intergovernmental Relations.

Anna Lillicrap and Kathryn Fredericks answered questions from time to time.

It was agreed that the committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill S-6, An Act respecting regulatory modernization.

It was agreed that the title stand postponed.

With leave,it was agreed that the clauses be grouped according to the 10 parts of the bill as described in the Table of Provisions.

It was agreed that Part 1, which contains clauses 1 to 15, carry.

It was agreed that Part 2, which contains clauses 16 to 79, carry.

It was agreed that Part 3, which contains clauses 80 to 94, carry.

It was agreed that Part 4, which contains clauses 95 to 101, carry.

It was agreed that Part 5, which contains clauses 102 to 131, carry.

The chair asked whether Part 6, which contains clauses 132 to 152, shall carry.

After debate, Part 6, which contains clauses 132 to 152, was negatived.

It was agreed that Part 7, which contains clauses 153 to 158, carry.

The chair asked whether Part 8, which contains clauses 159 and 160, shall carry.

The Honourable Senator Woo moved that Bill S-6 be amended in clause 159, on page 76, by adding the following after line 1:

“and under a written agreement or arrangement that defines the elements of personal information, the purpose for disclosure, any limits on secondary use and onward transfer of personal information, and other relevant details, “.

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

It was agreed that clause 159, as amended, carry.

The Honourable Senator Woo moved that Bill S-6 be amended in clause 160, on page 77, by replacing line 8 with the following:

“for the purposes of cooperation, where such disclosure would be made under a written agreement or arrangement that defines the elements of personal information, the purpose for disclosure, any limits on secondary use and onward transfer of personal information, and other relevant details.”.

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

It was agreed that clause 160, as amended, carry.

It was agreed that Part 8, which contains clauses 159 and 160, as amended, carry.

It was agreed that Part 9, which contains clauses 161 and 162, carry.

It was agreed that Part 10, which contains clause 163, carry.

It was agreed that Schedule 1 carry.

It was agreed that Schedule 2 carry.

It was agreed that Schedule 3 carry.

It was agreed that the title carry.

It was agreed that the bill, as amended, carry.

It was agreed that the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel be authorized to make technical, grammatical, or other required non-substantive changes as a result of the amendments adopted by the committee, including updating cross-references and renumbering of provisions.

It was agreed that observations be appended to the committee’s report on the bill.

It was agreed that the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be empowered to approve the final version of the observations being appended to the report taking into consideration today’s discussion and with any necessary editorial, grammatical or translation changes as required.

It was agreed that the chair report Bill S-6, with amendments and with observations, to the Senate.

At 7:22 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 7:23 p.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera to discuss a draft report.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, December 16, 2021, the committee continued its study of matters relating to banking, trade and commerce generally, as described in rule 12-7(8).

It was agreed that the committee allow the transcription of the in camera portion of today’s meeting, that a copy be kept with the clerk of the committee for consultation by committee members and/or staff; and that the transcript be destroyed by the clerk when authorized to do so by the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, but no later than the end of this parliamentary session.

The committee considered draft reports.

At 8:29 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Kalina Waltos

Clerk of the Committee

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