48 Elizabeth II, A.D. 1999, Canada

Journals of the Senate

2nd Session, 36th Parliament


Issue 4

Tuesday, November 2, 1999
2:00 p.m.

The Honourable Gildas L. Molgat, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Andreychuk, Angus, Atkins, Austin, Bacon, Beaudoin, Berntson, Bolduc, Boudreau, Bryden, Buchanan, Callbeck, Carney, Carstairs, Chalifoux, Christensen, Cochrane, Cohen, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, De Bané, DeWare, Di Nino, Doody, Fairbairn, Ferretti Barth, Finestone, Finnerty, Fitzpatrick, Forrestall, Fraser, Furey, Gauthier, Ghitter, Gill, Grafstein, Graham, Grimard, Gustafson, Hays, Hervieux-Payette, Joyal, Kelleher, Kelly, Kenny, Kinsella, Kirby, Kroft, LeBreton, Lewis, Losier-Cool, Lynch-Staunton, Maheu, Meighen, Mercier, Milne, Molgat, Moore, Murray, Nolin, Oliver, Pearson, Pépin, Perrault, Perry (Poirier), Pitfield, Poulin (Charette), Poy, Prud'homme, Rivest, Roberge, Robichaud, (L'Acadie-Acadia), Robichaud, (Saint-Louis-de-Kent), Roche, Rompkey, Rossiter, Ruck, Sibbeston, Simard, Sparrow, Spivak, Stewart, Stollery, Taylor, Tkachuk, Watt

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Andreychuk, Angus, Atkins, Austin, Bacon, Beaudoin, Berntson, Bolduc, Boudreau, Bryden, Buchanan, Callbeck, Carney, Carstairs, Chalifoux, Christensen, Cochrane, Cohen, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, De Bané, DeWare, Di Nino, Doody, Fairbairn, Ferretti Barth, Finestone, Finnerty, Fitzpatrick, Forrestall, Fraser, Furey, Gauthier, Ghitter, Gill, Grafstein, Graham, Grimard, Gustafson, Hays, Hervieux-Payette, Joyal, Kelleher, Kelly, Kenny, Kinsella, Kirby, Kroft, LeBreton, Lewis, Losier-Cool, Lynch-Staunton, Maheu, Meighen, Mercier, Milne, Molgat, Moore, Murray, Nolin, Oliver, Pearson, Pépin, Perrault, Perry (Poirier), Pitfield, Poulin (Charette), Poy, Prud'homme, Rivest, Roberge, Robichaud, (L'Acadie-Acadia), Robichaud, (Saint-Louis-de-Kent), Roche, Rompkey, Rossiter, Ruck, Sibbeston, Simard, Sparrow, Spivak, Stewart, Stollery, Taylor, Tkachuk, Watt, *Wilson

PRAYERS

SENATORS' STATEMENTS

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Report of the Privacy Commissioner for the period ending March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, s. 40(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-114. The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the Clerk of the Senate had tabled the following:

Statement of the Clerks Receipts and Disbursements for the fiscal year 1998-99, pursuant to Rule 133.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-115S.

Presentation of Reports from Standing or Special Committees

The Honourable Senator Stewart tabled the following (Sessional Paper No. 2/36-116S):

TUESDAY, November 2, 1999

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs 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-sixth Parliament are as follows:

1. With respect to its examination and consideration of legislation:

 

Professional Services   

 $ 727.50

Transportation   

 155.55

Miscellaneous   

 876.26

Witness Expenses   

 5,536.82

Total   

 $ 7,296.13

2. With respect to its special study on the growing importance of the Asia-Pacific region for Canada:

 

Professional Services   

 $ 5,898.79

Transportation   

 -

Miscellaneous   

 -

Witness Expenses   

 17,963.75

Total   

 $ 23,862.54

3. With respect to its special study on the consequences for Canada of the emerging European Monetary Union and on other related trade and investment matters:

 

Professional Services   

 -

Transportation   

 $ 36,000.00

Miscellaneous   

 -

Witness Expenses   

 -

Total   

 $ 36,000.00

4. With respect to its special study on the ramifications to Canada of the changed mandate of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and of peacekeeping:

 

Professional Services   

 $ 622.97

Transportation   

 71,344.15

Miscellaneous   

 498.17

Witness Expenses   

 5,704.66

Total   

 $ 78,169.95

During the session under consideration, your Committee heard from one hundred forty-one (141) witnesses, held fifty-seven (57) meetings and considered eleven (11) Orders of Reference.

Your Committee examined five bills:

Bill C-22, An Act to implement the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, production & transfer of anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction.

Bill C-35, An Act to amend the Special Import Measures Act and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act.
Bill C-52, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty.
Bill S-16, An Act to implement an agreement between Canada and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, an agreement between Canada and the Republic of Croatia and a convention between Canada and the Republic of Chile, for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Bill S-22, An Act authorizing the United States to preclear travellers and goods in Canada for entry into the United States for the purposes of customs, immigration, public health, food inspection and plant and animal health.
Your Committee travelled on a fact-finding visit to London, Paris, Bonn and Brussels, June 19 to July 3, 1999.

In all your Committee issued twelve (12) reports in relation to its work.

Respectfully submitted,

JOHN B. STEWART

Chair

The Honourable Senator Stewart, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, presented its Second Report (budget-study on the European Monetary Union).

(The Report is printed as Appendix "A")

The Honourable Senator Stewart moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Adams, 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 Stewart, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, presented its Third Report (budget-study on Canada's relation with NATO and peacekeeping).

(The Report is printed as Appendix "B")

The Honourable Senator Stewart moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pépin, 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 Mercier presented the following:

TUESDAY, November 2, 1999

The Committee of Selection has the honour to present its

THIRD REPORT

Pursuant to Rule 85(1)(a) and 85(2) of the Rules of the Senate, your Committee wishes to inform the Senate that it has met on the issue of nominating a Senator to preside as Speaker pro tempore.

Your Committee has not decided on a nomination and will report to the Senate at a later time.

Respectfully submitted,

LÉONCE MERCIER

Chairman

The Honourable Senator Mercier moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pépin, 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.

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 the Clerk's Accounts be referred to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration.

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

With leave of the Senate, The Honourable Senator Hays moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Poulin:

That when the Senate adjourns today, it do stand adjourned until tomorrow, Wednesday, November 3, 1999, at 1:30 p.m.

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 a Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act and to amend another Act in consequence, to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate.

The Bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Hays moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Poy, that the Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday next, November 4, 1999.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted. A Message was brought from the House of Commons with a Bill C-6, An Act to support and promote electronic commerce by protecting personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in certain circumstances, by providing for the use of electronic means to communicate or record information or transactions and by amending the Canada Evidence Act, the Statutory Instruments Act and the Statute Revision Act, to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate.

The Bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Hays moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moore, that the Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday next, November 4, 1999.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted. The Honourable Senator Hays presented a Bill S-3, An Act to implement an agreement, conventions and protocols between Canada and Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Algeria, Bulgaria, Portugal, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Japan and Luxembourg for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.

The Bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Hays moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Kroft, that the Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday next, November 4, 1999.

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

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Public Bills

The Honourable Senator Nolin presented a Bill S-4, An Act to provide for judicial preauthorization of requests to be made to a foreign or international authority or organization for a search or seizure outside Canada.

The Bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Nolin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator LeBreton, that the Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday next, November 4, 1999.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted. The Honourable Senator Grafstein presented a Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Poet Laureate).

The Bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Grafstein 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, November 4, 1999.

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

The Honourable Senator Oliver presented a Bill S-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code respecting criminal harassment and other related matters.

The Bill was read the first time.

With leave of the Senate, The Honourable Senator Oliver moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Di Nino, that the Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading at the next sitting.

After debate, The question being put on the motion, it was adopted. The Honourable Senator Lynch-Staunton presented a Bill S-7, An Act respecting the declaration of royal assent by the Governor General in the Queen's name to bills passed by the Houses of Parliament.

The Bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Lynch-Staunton moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Buchanan, P.C., that the Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday next, November 4, 1999.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted. The Honourable Senator Ghitter presented a Bill S-8, An Act to amend the Immigration Act.

The Bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Ghitter moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Roberge, that the Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Thursday next, November 4, 1999.

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

First Reading of Commons Public Bills

A Message was brought from the House of Commons with a Bill C-247, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (cumulative sentences), to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate.

The Bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Cools moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Watt, that the Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading on Tuesday next, November 9, 1999.

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

Tabling of Reports from Inter-Parliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Taylor tabled the following:

Report of the Senate delegation that visited the Kyrgyz Republic at the invitation of the Speaker of its Legislative Assembly in August 1998.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-117S.

Presentation of Petitions

The Honourable Senator Milne presented petitions:

Of Members of the Ontario Genealogical Society concerning the Statistics Act (census records).

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With leave of the Senate, The Honourable Senator Roche tabled the following:

Copy of the New Agenda Coalition's resolution concerning nuclear disarmament, which was presented in the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly on October 22, 1999.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-118S.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

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

Tuesday, October 19, 1999

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

Library of Parliament

Members: Assad, Bailey, Catterall, Clouthier, Finlay, Grey (Edmonton North), Harb, Karygiannis, Lavigne, Lill, Limoges, Mayfield, Mercier, Plamondon, Price, Redman.-(16)

Associate Members: Davies, Dumas, Tremblay (Rimouski-Mitis).

Official Languages

Members: Bélanger, Bellemare, Chamberlain, de Savoye, Folco, Godin (Acadie-Bathurst), Hill (Macleod), Kilger, Lavigne, Mark, McTeague, McWhinney, Meredith, Muise, Plamondon, Serré.-(16)

Associate Members: Dumas, Mercier, Nystrom, Tremblay, (Rimouski-Mitis), Turp.

Scrutiny of Regulations

Members: Assad, Bonwick, Bryden, Casey, Comuzzi, DeVillers, Epp, Grewal, Lebel, Murray, Nystrom, Pankiw, Pillitteri, Saada, Venne, Wappel, White (North Vancouver).-(17)

Associate Members: Bellehumeur, Dockrill, Guimond, Tremblay (Rimouski-Mitis).

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

The Clerk of the House of Commons

SPEAKER'S STATEMENT

During the Routine of Business on October 14, Senator Hays sought leave under Government Notices of Motion to move a motion relating to an extended adjournment of the Senate. Leave was granted, but as soon as the motion was under debate, there was some confusion about the nature of the proceedings. One Senator suggested that the motion was still under notice, others claimed that the motion was not debatable and that there was no debate allowed during Routine of Business. In the end, the motion on the two-week adjournment was adopted and the Senate proceeded to other business. Nonetheless, when Orders of the Day were called, Senator Lynch-Staunton asked the Chair for a statement of clarification regarding this event so as to avoid the possibility of any confusion in the future.

Following this request, I studied the matter closely and I am now prepared to make a statement explaining my understanding of the way the rules and practices of the Senate operate. In making this statement, I have attempted to summarize the possibilities with some thoroughness, but I am not certain that I have actually exhausted all possibilities. Moreover, I believe that this exercise has revealed some discrepancies and anomalies in the current rules that should be assessed by the Standing Committee on Privileges, Standing Rules and Orders.

The Routine of Business in its current form has been a feature of Senate practice since 1991. In that year, amendments were made to the Rules of the Senate setting out the order in which different items of Routine of Business would be called after Senators' Statements. The sequence of Routine of Business is stated in rule 23(6). Other subsections of rule 23 stipulate that no point of order or question of privilege can be raised during Routine of Business and that any requested standing vote be deferred to 5:30 p.m. unless it is in relation to a non-debatable motion moved without notice. Other provisions of rule 23 seek to fix the time when Question Period will take place and when Orders of the Day shall be called if the time for Routine of Business is extended.

The items of Routine of Business include the presentation of reports from standing or special committees, Government notices of motion, as well as notices for motions proposed by other Senators. Normally, Chairs simply present their reports and Senators just give notice of their motions. On occasion, however, leave will be sought to consider a committee report either immediately or later the same day. Similarly, under notices of motion, a committee Chair will seek leave to move a motion allowing a committee to meet at a time when the Senate might still be sitting. And, in recent years, every Tuesday the Senate is sitting, the Deputy Leader of the Government almost invariably seeks leave to move a motion to have the Senate meet at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday rather than at 2:00 p.m.

Every time leave is sought during Routine of Business, it is a request to suspend the notice normally applicable under rules 57 or 58. Leave is granted once it is determined that no Senator present in the Chamber disagrees with the request. If only one Senator refuses leave, the affected item cannot be considered before the required notice period has lapsed. Furthermore, when leave is granted, the adoption of the report or motion is moved immediately, unless the leave request proposes to postpone consideration of the report or motion to later in the day.

When the question on the report or motion is placed before the Senate, it is subject to debate. The fact that notice is required for these items makes it clear that they are debatable. No committee report or substantive motion presented to the Senate for adoption is exempt from the possibility of debate. That there is often little or no debate on motions moved with leave during Routine of Business does not mean that they cannot be debated. Only motions that can be moved without notice are non-debatable.

Once debate has begun, all the rules relating to debate are applicable including the possibility of raising a point of order. This is because, in agreeing to grant leave and put the question, the Senate has, in effect, stepped out of Routine of Business for the duration of the debate until it is decided or adjourned. In my view, the restriction imposed by rule 23(1) preventing points of order or questions of privilege being raised during Routine of Business does not apply during the debate because the Senate is no longer in Routine of Business.

If, in addition, a standing vote is requested at the conclusion of any debate, rule 23(3) states that the vote will be deferred to 5:30 p.m. the same day unless, of course, there is leave to hold it at another time. There is another subsection of rule 23 that also remains pertinent even when there is a debate. Rule 23(7) provides that not later than thirty minutes after the first item of Routine of Business is called, the Senate will proceed to Question Period. It is possible, therefore, that proceedings on Routine of Business or a debate on an item during Routine of Business will be interrupted for the purpose of the Question Period. In fact, this did happen on May 6, 1993 when debate on third reading of Bill C-114, amending the Canada Elections Act, was moved immediately following the presentation of the report on the bill by the Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs without amendment. On that occasion, the bill received third reading before the thirty-minute time limit for Routine of Business was reached to begin Question Period. This proceeding also included a standing vote which, according to my reading of rule 23(3), should have been delayed until 5:30 p.m. There is no indication that leave was given to take the vote immediately. Leave might have been implicit given the understanding that Royal Assent was scheduled later the same afternoon. Thereafter, the Senate proceeded to Orders of the Day without reverting to Routine of Business.

This then is a summary of what can occur whenever leave is granted during Routine of Business. I hope that it is of some assistance to understanding this aspect of our procedures. What occurred on Thursday October 14 when Senator Hays asked for leave to move his motion for the extended adjournment of the Senate was consistent with our rules.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Motions

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Kroft, seconded by the Honourable Senator Furey, for an Ad dress to Her Excellency the Governor General in reply to her Speech from the Throne at the Opening of the Second Session of the Thirty-sixth Parliament.

After debate, The Honourable Senator Hays moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C., that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

OTHER BUSINESS

Senate Public Bills

Second reading of Bill S-2, An Act to facilitate the making of legitimate medical decisions regarding life-sustaining treatments and the controlling of pain.

The Honourable Senator Carstairs moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pépin, that the Bill be read the second time.

After debate, The Honourable Senator DeWare for the Honourable Senator Lavoie-Roux moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Grimard, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

INQUIRIES

The Honourable Senator Chalifoux called the attention of the Senate to "Shelter Strategy for Aboriginal Peoples".

After debate, The Honourable Senator Rompkey, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C., that further debate on the inquiry be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

With leave of the Senate, The Honourable Senator Chalifoux tabled the following:

Chart showing disparities in shelter conditions.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-119S.

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

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 1999-2000 to 2003-04 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 1999-2000 of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-53.

Reports of the Canadian Human Rights Commission 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. 2/36-54.

Report of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 54 (4th Supp.), sbs. 31(3). -Sessional Paper No. 2/36-55.

Report of the Public Service Commission of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-33, sbs. 47(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-56.

Report of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-21, s. 18.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-57.

Report of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. S-12, sbs. 20(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-58.

Reports of the National Research Council 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. 2/36-59.

Report of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Financial Institutions and Deposit Insurance System Amendment Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 18 (3rd Supp.), s. 25.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-60.

Report of the Canadian Polar Commission, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Canadian Polar Commission Act, S.C. 1991, c. 6, s. 21(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-61.

Report of the Northern Oil and Gas for the year ended December 31, 1998, pursuant to the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.), s. 109.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-62.

Reports of the Canadian Centre for Management Development 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. 2/36-63.

Reports of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy 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. 2/36-64.

Reports of the Security Intelligence Review Committee 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. 2/36-65.

Reports of the Privy Council Office 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. 2/36-66.

Report on the Administration and Enforcement of the Fish Habitat Protection and Pollution Prevention Provisions of the Fisheries Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Act to amend the Fisheries Act and to amend the Criminal Code in consequence thereof, S.C. 1991, c. 1, s. 11.1.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-67.

Reports of the Department of Justice 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. 2/36-68.

Report of the Commissioner of Competition for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Competition Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 19 (2nd Supp.), s. 127.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-69.

Document entitled "Managing for Results 1999".-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-70.

Performance Reports for the period ended March 31, 1999:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Atomic Energy Control Board
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
Canada Industrial Relations Board
Canada Information office
Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal
Canadian Centre for Management Development
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Canadian Heritage
Canadian Human Rights commission
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Panel
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
Canadian International Development Agency
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Canadian Space Agency
Canadian Transportation Agency
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Civil Aviation Tribunal of Canada
Competition Tribunal
Copyright Board Canada
Correctional Service Canada
Environment Canada
Department of Finance Canada
Fisheries and Oceans
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission Canada
Health Canada
Human Resources Development Canada
Immigration and Refugee Board
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Industry Canada
Department of Justice Canada
Law Commission of Canada
The Leadership Network
Medical Research Council of CanadaMillennium Bureau 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
Natural Resources Canada
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Northern Pipeline Agency
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Office of the Chief Electoral Officer
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs
Office of the Commission 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 Canada
Privy Council Office
Public Service Commission of Canada
Public Service Staff Relations Board
Public Works and Government Services Canada
R.C.M.P. External Review Committee
R.C.M.P. Public Complaints Commission
Registry of the Federal Court of Canada
Revenue Canada
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Security Intelligence Review Committee
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Solicitor General Canada
Statistics Canada
Status of Women
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
-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-71.

Report of the National Museum of Science and Technology Corporation, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.C.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). -Sessional Paper No. 2/36-72.

Report of Telefilm Canada, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Canadian Film Development Corporation Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-16, sbs. 23(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-73.

Report of the National Gallery of Canada, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-74.

Report of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-75.

Report of the Canadian Museum of Nature, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-76.

Report of the Canada Council for the Arts, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Canada Council Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-2, sbs. 21(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-77.

Report of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Broadcasting Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. B-9, sbs. 39(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-78.

Report of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, together with the Auditors' report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act, S.C. 1991, c. 8, sbs. 26(3).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-79.

Report of the National Capital Commission, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-80.

Order in Council P.C. 1999-1558, dated September 14, 1999, concerning the Agreement on Social Security between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, signed on June 2, 1999, pursuant to the Old Age Security Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. O-9, sbs. 42(1). -Sessional Paper No. 2/36-81.

Report of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act, S.C. 1997, c. 6, s. 23.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-82.

Reports of the Immigration and Refugee 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. 2/36-83.

Reports of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada 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. 2/36-84.

Report on Loans to Immigrants for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Immigration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-2, sbs. 119(4).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-85.

Report on the accounts and financial transactions of the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act, S.C. 1989, c. 3, sbs. 13(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-86.

Copy of the Rule Repealing the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Rule, made by Order in Council SOR/99-242 on March 26, 1999, pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-36, sbs. 18(3).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-87.

Report of the National Research Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the National Research Council Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-15, s. 17.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-88.

Statutes of the Northwest Territories for the period of September 1998 to December 1998, pursuant to the Northwest Territories Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-22, sbs. 21(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-89.

Statutes of the Yukon for the period of November 1998 to March 1999, pursuant to the Yukon Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. Y-2, sbs. 22(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-90.

Statutes of Nunavut for the period of April 1999 to June 1999, pursuant to the Nunavut Act, R.S.C. 1999, c. N-28, sbs. 28(1). -Sessional Paper No. 2/36-91.

Reports of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 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. 2/36-92.

Reports of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 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. 2/36-93.

Report on the administration of the Atlantic Fisheries Restructuring Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-14, sbs. 8(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-94.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 1999-2000 to 2003-04 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 1999-2000 of the Canada Lands Company Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). -Sessional Paper No. 2/36-95.

Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1999-1778, dated October 6, 1999, concerning the supplementary convention intended to amend the convention between Canada and the Republic of Austria for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital, pursuant to the Income Tax Conventions Act, 1980, S.C. 1980, c. 44, Part XI, sbs. 33(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-96.

Report of the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-97.

Report of the Public Service Staff Relations Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 33 (2nd Supp.), s. 84.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-98.

Report of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-13, sbs. 26(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-99.

Report of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-100.

Report of the Canada Lands Company Limited, dated July 20, 1999, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-101.

Report of the Defence Construction (1951) Limited for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-102.

Report of the Queens Quay West Land Corporation, dated July 20, 1999, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-103.

Report of the Old Port of Montreal Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-104.

Report of the Canada Post Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-105.

Public Accounts of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, as follows: (1) Volume I-Summary Report and Financial Statements, (2) Volume II, Part I-Details of Expenditures and Revenues, (3) Volume II, Part II-Additional Information and Analyses, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 64(1).-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-106.

Report of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission, together with the auditor General's report, for the year 1998, pursuant to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission Act, S.C. 1964-65, c. 19, s. 7.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-107.

Reports of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development 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. 2/36-108.

Report on the Immigration Plan for the year 2000, pursuant to the Immigration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-2, s. 7.-Sessional Paper No. 2/36-109.

Reports of Revenue Canada 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. 2/36-110.

Reports of the Department of Transport 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. 2/36-111.

Report of the Security Intelligence Review Committee for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999, pursuant to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-23, s. 53. -Sessional Paper No. 2/36-112.

Reports of the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food 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. 2/36-113.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Hays moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Perry (Poirier):

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 Transport and Communications

The name of the Honourable Senator Maheu substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Finestone (October 21).

The names of the Honourable Senators De Bané and Losier-Cool substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Perrault and Callbeck (October 26).

The name of the Honourable Senator Fairbairn substituted for that of the Honourable Senator De Bané (October 27).

The names of the Honourable Senators Finestone, Callbeck, Perrault and Finnerty substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Maheu, Losier-Cool, Fairbairn and Perrault (November 1).

Committee of Selection

The name of the Honourable Senator Grafstein substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Stollery (November 1).

The name of the Honourable Senator Fraser substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Kirby (November 2).