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45 Elizabeth II, A.D. 1996, Canada

Journals of the Senate


Issue 3

Tuesday, March 19, 1996
2:00 p.m.

The Honourable Gildas L. Molgat, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

Anderson Andreychuk Angus Atkins Bacon Beaudoin Berntson Bonnell Bosa Bryden Buchanan Carstairs Cochrane Cogger Cohen Comeau Cools Corbin Davey De Bané DeWare Di Nino Doody Doyle Eyton Fairbairn Ghitter Graham Grimard Gustafson Haidasz Hays Hébert Hervieux-Payette Jessiman Kelly Kinsella Kirby Kolber Landry Lavoie-Roux LeBreton Lewis Losier-Cool Lucier Lynch-Staunton MacDonald (Halifax) MacEachen Maheu Marchand Milne Molgat Murray Nolin Pearson Perrault Petten Pitfield Poulin Prud'homme Riel Rizzuto Roberge Robertson Rossiter Roux
St. Germain Simard Sparrow Spivak Stratton Taylor Tkachuk Watt Wood

PRAYERS.

INTRODUCTION OF SENATORS

The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the Clerk of the Senate had received a certificate from the Registrar General of Canada showing that Nicholas William Taylor had been summoned to the Senate.

The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that there was a Senator without waiting to be introduced.

The Honourable Senator Taylor was introduced between the Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Hays and having presented Her Majesty's Writ of Summons it was read by one of the Clerks at the Table as follows:-

CANADA

Roméo LeBlanc

(G.S.)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO

Our Trusty and Well-beloved

NICHOLAS WILLIAM TAYLOR

of Bon Accord, in the Province of Alberta

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada.

AND WE do command you that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Roméo A. LeBlanc, a Member of Our Privy Council for Canada, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this seventh day of March, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety-six and in the forty-fifth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

JOHN MANLEY

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Taylor came to the Table and took and subscribed the Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the Senate.

The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the Honourable Senator Taylor had made and subscribed the Declaration of Property Qualification required of him by the Constitution Act 1867, in the presence of the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed to receive and witness same.

SENATORS' STATEMENTS

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

Tribute was paid to the Honourable H.A. (Bud) Olson, P.C., who resigned from the Senate on March 7, 1996, and who will become Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta.

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable Senator Graham tabled the following:

1996 Budget Plan;

Budget in Brief;

The New Child Support Package;

The Seniors Benefit-Securing the Future.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-48.

The Government Expenditure Plan and Highlights by Ministry, Part I, 1996-97 Estimates;

The Main Estimates 1996-97, Part II;

Expenditure Plans, Part III, 1996-97 Estimates for the following:

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Atomic Energy Control Board
Canada Labour Relations Board
Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal
Canadian Centre for Management Development
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Canadian Heritage
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
Canadian International Development Agency
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Canadian Space Agency
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Civil Aviation Tribunal of Canada
Competition Tribunal of Canada
Copyright Board Canada
Correctional Service Canada
Environment Canada
Federal Office of Regional Development - Quebec
Department of Finance Canada
Department of Justice Canada
Fisheries and Oceans
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission Canada
Health Canada
Human Resources Development Canada
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Canadian Polar Commission
Industry Canada
Medical Research Council of Canada
NAFTA Secretariat, Canadian Section
National Archives of Canada
National Battlefields Commission
National Defence
National Energy Board
National Film Board
National Library of Canada
National Parole Board
National Research Council Canada
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
National Transportation Agency of Canada
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
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
Office of the Correctional Investigator
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
Privy Council Office
Public Service Commission of Canada
Public Service Staff Relations Board
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Complaints Commission
Registry of the Federal Court of Canada
Revenue Canada
Security Intelligence Review Committee
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Solicitor General Canada
Statistics Canada
Status of Women Canada
Supreme Court of Canada
Tax Court of Canada
Transport Canada
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Veterans Affairs Canada
Western Economic Diversification Canada; and
Document entitled: "Getting Government Right-A Progress Report", dated March 7, 1996; and
Document entitled: "Program Expenditure Detail: A Profile of Departmental Spending", dated March 7, 1996.
-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-49.

Supplementary Estimates (B) 1995-96.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-50.

_______________________________

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator MacDonald (Halifax) tabled the following:

Document entitled: "Supplementary Appendix to the Remarks Made by Senator Finlay MacDonald in the Senate on February 1st, 1996, Respecting Further Inaccuracies in the Minority Report on the Pearson Airport Agreements, Tabled on December 13th, 1995."-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-51S.

Presentation of Reports from Standing or Special Committees

The Honourable Senator Di Nino presented the following:

TUESDAY, March 19, 1996

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has the honour to present its

FOURTH REPORT

Your Committee recommends that Senators be reimbursed for taxi expenses incurred on public business while in Ottawa to a maximum of $25 per trip.

Your Committee also recommends that these expenses be charged to the Statutory Vote and that taxi expenses be reimbursed on a monthly basis upon the submission of receipts to the Senate Finance Directorate indicating the amount and destination.

Respectfully submitted,

CONSIGLIO DI NINO
Deputy Chair

The Honourable Senator Di Nino moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Simard, that the Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.

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

The Honourable Senator Kirby tabled the following (Sessional Paper No. 2/35-52S):

TUESDAY, March 19, 1996

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce has the honour to present its

FIRST REPORT

Your Committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such legislation and other matters as were referred to it, reports, pursuant to Rule 104 of the Rules, that the expenses incurred by the Committee during the First Session of the Thirty-fifth Parliament are as follows:

With respect to its special study on the financial system in Canada in the wake of the major legislative and regulatory reform of 1992, authorized by the Senate on Thursday, February 24, 1994:

Committee Travel

$1,100.43

Contract Consulting

5,602.70

Hospitality

4,043.37

Miscellaneous

13.70

TOTAL

$10,760.20

An additional expenditure related to the work of your Committee, but paid from the budget of the Committees and Private Legislation Directorate, was incurred for witness ex penses. This amount totalled $10,678.32.

During the session, your Committee held 65 meetings, considered 23 Orders of Reference and submitted 27 reports in relation to its work. Of these, two involved special studies related to financial institutions: one dealing with consumer protection and the other with the 1992 legislation.

Your Committee also examined 20 bills including C-2, An Act to amend the Department of National Revenue Act and to amend certain other Acts in consequence thereof; C-5, An Act to amend the Custom Tariff; C-9, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act; C-11, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act, the Customs Act, and the Tobacco Sales to young Persons Act; C-12, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act and to make consequen tial amendments to other Acts; C-13, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and a related Act; C-15, An Act to revise certain income tax law amendments in terms of the revised Income Tax Act and Income Tax Application Rules; C-27, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Income Tax Application Rules, the Canada Pension Plan, the Canada Business Corporation Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Unemployment Insurance Act and certain related Act; C-46, An Act to establish the Department of Industry and to amend and repeal certain other Acts; C-59, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Application Rules; C-70, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Income Tax Application Rules and related Acts; C-90, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Excise Act; C-91, An Act to continue the Federal Business Development Bank under the name Business Develop ment Bank of Canada; C-93, An Act to amend the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, the Income Tax Act and the Tax Court of Canada Act; C-99, An Act to amend the Small Business Loans Act; C-102, An Act to amend the Customs Act and the Customs Tariff and to make related and consequential amend ments to other Acts; C-103, An Act to amend the Excise Tax and the Income Tax Act; C-105, An Act to implement a convention between Canada and the Republic of Latvia, a convention between Canada and the Republic of Estonia, a convention between Canada and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and a protocol between Canada and the Republic of Hungary, for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income; S-2, An Act to implement a convention between Canada and the Republic of Hungary, an agreement between Canada and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, an agreement between Canada and the Republic of Zimbabwe, a convention between Canada and the Argentine Republic and a protocol between Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to income taxes and to make related amendments to other Acts; S-9 An Act to amend the Canada-United States Tax Convention Act, 1984; and Regulations proposed to the Export Development Act S.C. 1993-C26.

Respectfully submitted,

MICHAEL KIRBY
Chairman

Introduction and First Reading of Government Bills

A Message was brought from the House of Commons with a Bill C-8, An Act respecting the control of certain drugs, their precursors and other substances and to amend certain other Acts and repeal the Narcotic Control Act in consequence thereof, to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate.

The Bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Poulin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool, that the Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday next, March 21, 1996.

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

A Message was brought from the House of Commons with a Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Judges Act, to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate.

The Bill was read the first time.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Graham moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacEachen, P.C., that the Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading at the next sitting.

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

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Public Bills

The Honourable Senator Haidasz, P.C., presented a Bill S-5, An Act to restrict the manufacture, sale, importation and labelling of tobacco products.

The Bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Haidasz, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cools, that the Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday next, March 21, 1996.

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

Tabling of Reports From Inter-Parliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Hays tabled the following:

Report of the Delegation of the Canada-Japan Inter- Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, held in Cha-am, Thailand, January 15 to 19, 1996.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-53.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

Messages were brought from the House of Commons in the following words:

Monday, March 4, 1996

IT WAS ORDERED,-That the Standing Joint Committees be composed of the Members listed below:

Library of Parliament

Members: Adams, Gallaway, Karygiannis, Mayfield, Mercier, O'Brien and Skoke-(7)

Associate Members: White (North Vancouver)

Official Languages

Members: Allmand, Bellemare, Gagnon (Bonaventure- Iles-de-la-Madeleine), Godfrey, Marchand, Ringma and Serré-(7)

Associate Members: Leroux (Richmond-Wolfe) and Silye

Scrutiny of Regulations

Members: Fillion, Harb, Knutson, Lebel, Lee, McTeague, Wappel and White (North Vancouver)-(8)

That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours of the names of the Members to serve on behalf of this House on the Standing Joint Committees.

ATTEST:

ROBERT MARLEAU
Clerk of the House of Commons

Tuesday, March 12, 1996

ORDERED,-That a Special Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Commons be appointed to develop a Code of Conduct to guide Senators and Members of the House of Commons in reconciling their official responsibilities with their personal interests, including their dealings with lobbyists;

That seven Members of the Senate and fourteen Members of the House of Commons be the Members of the Committee, and the Members of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be appointed to act on behalf of the House as Members of the said Committee;

That changes in the membership of the Committee on the part of the House of Commons be effective immediately after a notification signed by the member acting as the chief Whip of any recognized party has been filed with the clerk of the Committee;

That the Committee be directed to consult broadly and to review the approaches taken with respect to these issues in Canada and in other jurisdictions with comparable systems of government;

That evidence adduced in the First Session of the Thirty-Fifth Parliament by the Special Joint Committee on a Code of Conduct be deemed to have been laid upon the Table and referred to the Committee;

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

That the Committee have the power to report from time to time to send for persons, papers and records, and to print such papers and evidence as may be ordered by the Committee;

That the Committee have the power to retain the services of expert, professional, technical and clerical staff;

That a quorum of the Committee be 11 Members whenever a vote, resolution or decision is taken, so long, as both Houses are represented and that the Joint Chairpersons be authorized to hold meetings, to receive evidence and authorize the printing thereof, whenever six Members are present, so long as both Houses are represented;

That the Committee be empowered to appoint, from among its Members, such sub-committees as may be deemed advisable, and to delegate to such sub-committees, all or any of its power except the power to report to the Senate and House of Commons;

That the Committee be empowered to authorize television and radio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings;

That the Committee make its final report no later than June 21, 1996;

That, notwithstanding usual practices, if the Senate is not sitting when the final report of the Committee is completed, the report may be deposited with the Clerk of the Senate and it shall thereupon be deemed to have been presented to that House; and

That a Message be sent to the Senate requesting that House to unite with this House for the above purpose, and to select, if the Senate deem advisable, Members to act on the proposed Special Joint Committee.

ATTEST:

ROBERT MARLEAU
Clerk of the House of Commons

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Motions

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Bacon, seconded by the Honourable Senator Rompkey, P.C.:

That the following Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor General of Canada:

To His Excellency the Right Honourable Roméo A. LeBlanc, a Member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:

We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the Senate of Canada in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

After debate,

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

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

The Honourable Senator Graham moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Taylor:

That the proceedings on the Order of the Day for resuming the debate on the motion for an Address in reply to His Excellency the Governor General's Speech from the Throne addressed to both Houses of Parliament be concluded on the eighth sitting day on which the order is debated.

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

OTHER BUSINESS

Senate Public Bills

Second reading of Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (sexual orientation).

The Honourable Senator Kinsella moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool, that the Bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

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

Second reading of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (plea bargaining).

The Honourable Senator Cools moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Sparrow, that the Bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Graham for the Honourable Senator Wood moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Corbin, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Order No. 3 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees

Orders No. 1 and 2 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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

Report on the operations of Harbours and Ports for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Public Harbours and Ports Facilities Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-29, s. 26.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-1.

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal concerning certain combed, ring-spun, polycotton, blended yarns, dated January 22, 1996, pursuant to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, 1988, c. 65, sbs. 21(2).- No. 2/35-2.

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled "Request for Tariff Relief by Peerless Clothing Inc. regarding woven fabrics of flax", dated January 17, 1996, pursuant to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, 1988, c. 65, sbs. 21(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-3.

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled "Request for Tariff Relief by Sunsoakers Inc. regarding C-Tex and C-Tex "Sport" fabrics", dated January 17, 1996, pursuant to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementa tion Act, 1988, c. 65, sbs. 21(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-4.

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled "Request for Tariff Relief by Hi Fibre Textiles (Sugoi) Ltd. regarding Polyester Knitted Jersey Fabric", dated January 29, 1996, pursuant to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, 1988, c. 65, sbs. 21(2).- Sessional Paper No. 2/35-5.

Summaries of the 1996-2000 Corporate Plans and the 1996 Capital Budgets of the Canada Ports Corporation, Halifax Port Corporation, Montreal Port Corporation, Prince Rupert Port Corporation, Port of Quebec Corporation, Saint John Port Corporation, St. John's Port Corporation and Vancouver Port Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, s. 125(4).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-6.

Report of the Canadian Coast Guard (Ship Safety) on exemptions issued to Masters, Mates and Engineers for the year 1995, pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. S-9, sbs. 132(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-7.

Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1996-80, amending the United Nations Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) Regulations made by Order in Council P.C. 1992-1167 of June 2, 1992, pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. U-2, s. 4(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-8.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for 1996-2000 and the Capital Budget for 1996 of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, s. 125(4).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-9.

Report on the receipts and disbursements of the Office of the Auditor General for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-17, s. 21(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-10.

Report on the Administration and on the Examination of the Financial Statement of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Account (Part I) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-11, s. 31.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-11.

Report of the Auditor General on the examination of the Financial Statement of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Dependants) Pension Fund, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Continuation Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. R-10, s. 55(4).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-12.

Agreement of contract for RCMP Policing Services made on November 14, 1995, between Canada, the province of Saskatchewan and the Ahtahkakoop First Nation, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-10, s. 20(5).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-13.

Agreement of contract for RCMP Policing Services made on October 1, 1995, between Canada, the province of Saskatchewan and the Black Lake First Nation, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-10, s. 20(5).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-14.

Agreement of contract for RCMP Policing Services made on October 3, 1995, between Canada, the province of Saskatchewan and the English River First Nation, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-10, s. 20(5).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-15.

Agreement of contract for RCMP Policing Services made on September 22, 1995, between Canada, the province of Saskatchewan and the Sturgeon Lake First Nation, the Wahpeton Dakota Nation, the Lac la Ronge Indian Band and the Montreal Lake Cree Nation, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-10, s. 20(5).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-16.

Agreement of contract for RCMP Policing Services made on August 30, 1995, between Canada, the province of Saskatchewan and the Touchwood Agency First Nations, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-10, s. 20(5).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-17.

Agreement of contract for RCMP Policing Services made on October 11, 1995, between Canada, the province of Saskatchewan and the Canoe Lake First Nation, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-10, s. 20(5).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-18.

Agreement of contract for RCMP Policing Services made on October 11, 1995, between Canada, the province of Saskatchewan and the Buffalo River First Nation, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-10, s. 20(5).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-19.

Agreement of contract for RCMP Policing Services made on October 11, 1995, between Canada, the province of Saskatchewan and the Hatchet Lake First Nation, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-10, s. 20(5).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-20.

Agreement of contract for RCMP Policing Services made on October 11, 1995, between Canada, the province of Saskatchewan and the Muskoday First Nation, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-10, s. 20(5).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-21.

Agreement of contract for RCMP Policing Services made on October 11, 1995, between Canada, the province of Saskatchewan and the Fond du Lac First Nation, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-10, s. 20(5).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-22.

Report of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions on the Administration of the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985 (2nd Supp.), c. 32, s. 40.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-23.

Order amending the Foreign Extraterritorial Measures (United States) Order 1992 (Canada and Cuba), pursuant to the Foreign Extraterritorial Measures Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-29, s. 10.- Sessional Paper No. 2/35-24.

Reports of the Department of Agriculture required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, s. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, s. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-25.

Report on the Operation of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985 (4th Supp.), c. 24, s. 8.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-26.

Report of the National Arts Centre Corporation, including its accounts and financial statements certified by the Auditor General, for the fiscal year ended August 31, 1995, pursuant to the National Arts Centre Act, R.S.C. 1985, N-3, s. 17(2)-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-27.

Report on the Canada-Nova Scotia fiscal equalization offset payments and the determination of per capita fiscal capacity and the Canada-Nova Scotia Development Fund for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act, S.C. 1988, c. 28, s. 231 and 238.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-28.

Proceedings of the Royal Society of Canada, 1994, together with 1994 Transactions, 1995-1996 Calendar and the Report of Council 1994-95, including its accounts and financial statements certified by the auditors, pursuant to An Act to Incorporate the Royal Society of Canada, S.C. 1883, c. 46, s. 9.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-29.

Report of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions on the administration of the Investment Companies Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-22, s. 31(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-30.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 1996-2000 and the 1996 Capital and Operating Budgets of Petro-Canada Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, s. 125(4).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-31.

Summary of intergovernmental arrangement which led, through the adoption of regulation SOR/96-47, to the inclusion of products on the Import Control List, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. E-19, sbs. 5(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-32.

Report of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on the Annual Summary of Steel Import Permit Information for the year 1995, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, R.S.C. 1985 (3rd Supp.), c. 13, s. 5.1(3).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-33.

Reports of the National Battlefields Commission required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1993, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, s. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, s. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-34.

Reports of the National Battlefields Commission required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1994, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, s. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, s. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-35.

Reports of the National Battlefields Commission required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, s. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, s. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-36.

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled: "Request for Tariff Relief by Pelion Mountain Products Ltd. regarding dyed polyester fabric with a urethane coating" dated February 16, 1996, pursuant to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, S.C. 1988, (4th Supp.), c. 47, s. 21.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-37.

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled: "Request for Tariff Relief by Château Stores of Canada Ltd. regarding bouclé and mohair knitted fabrics" dated February 13, 1996, pursuant to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, S.C. 1988, (4th Supp.), c. 47, s. 21.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-38.

Report on Government Annuities, including its accounts and financial statements certified by the Auditor General, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Government Annuities Improvement Act, S.C. 1974-75-76, c. 83, s. 18(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-39.

Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1995-1829, dated October 31, 1995, concerning the Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Austria, pursuant to the Old Age Security Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. O-9, s. 42(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-40.

Treaty on Extradition between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Korea, pursuant to the Extradition Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. E-23, s. 7.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-41.

Report concerning Trade Unions Registered in the Office of the Registrar General of Canada for the year 1995, pursuant to the Trade Unions Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. T-14, s. 30.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-42.

Lists of Commissions issued for the year 1995, pursuant to the Public Officers Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-31, s. 4.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-43.

Report of the Department of Health Canada required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, s. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, s. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-44.

Report on the administration and operation of the Canada Health Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-6, s. 23.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-45.

Report on the operations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act for the period ended March 31, 1995, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985 (4th Supp.), c. 16, s. 138.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-46.

Report of the Columbia River Treaty Permanent Engineering Board to the Governments of the United States and Canada, for the period October 1, 1993 to September 30, 1994.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-47.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Graham moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Milne:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

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Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 85(4)

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs

The name of the Honourable Senator Kelleher substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Doody (February 28).

Committee of Selection

The names of the Honourable Senators Marchand, Poulin and Lewis substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Olson, Petten and Stanbury (March 19).