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57 Elizabeth II, A.D. 2008, Canada

Journals of the Senate

1st Session, 40th Parliament


Issue 8

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Andreychuk, Angus, Atkins, Bacon, Baker, Banks, Biron, Brown, Bryden, Callbeck, Campbell, Carstairs, Champagne, Chaput, Charette-Poulin, Cochrane, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, Cordy, Cowan, Dallaire, Dawson, Day, Di Nino, Downe, Dyck, Eggleton, Eyton, Fairbairn, Fox, Fraser, Furey, Goldstein, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, Hubley, Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Kenny, Keon, Kinsella, Lavigne, LeBreton, Losier-Cool, Mahovlich, Massicotte, McCoy, Meighen, Mercer, Merchant, Milne, Mitchell, Moore, Munson, Murray, Nolin, Oliver, Pépin, Phalen, Poy, Ringuette, Rivest, Robichaud, Rompkey, Sibbeston, Smith, St. Germain, Stollery, Stratton, Tardif, Tkachuk, Watt, Zimmer

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Andreychuk, Angus, Atkins, Bacon, Baker, Banks, Biron, Brown, Bryden, Callbeck, Campbell, Carstairs, Champagne, Chaput, Charette-Poulin, Cochrane, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, Cordy, Cowan, Dallaire, Dawson, Day, Di Nino, Downe, Dyck, Eggleton, Eyton, Fairbairn, Fox, Fraser, Furey, Goldstein, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, Hubley, Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Kenny, Keon, Kinsella, Lavigne, LeBreton, Losier-Cool, Mahovlich, Massicotte, McCoy, Meighen, Mercer, Merchant, Milne, Mitchell, Moore, Munson, Murray, *Nancy Ruth, Nolin, Oliver, Pépin, Phalen, Poy, Ringuette, Rivest, Robichaud, Rompkey, Sibbeston, Smith, St. Germain, Stollery, Stratton, Tardif, Tkachuk, Watt, Zimmer

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.

PRAYERS

SENATORS' STATEMENTS

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable Senator Comeau tabled the following:

Report entitled Canada's Engagement in Afghanistan (September 2008)—Sessional Paper No. 1/40-78.

Tabling of Reports from Inter-Parliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Bacon tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Section of the Canada-France Inter-Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 35th Annual Meeting, held in Quebec City, Quebec, from September 8 to 15, 2008.—Sessional Paper No. 1/40- 79.

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The Honourable Senator Andreychuk tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian delegation of the NATO Parliamentary Association respecting the visit of the Sub- Committee on Transatlantic Economic Relations to London, United Kingdom, from April 23 to 25, 2008. —Sessional Paper No. 1/40-80.

Report of the Canadian delegation of the NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Political Committee Meeting, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from March 31 to April 4, 2008. —Sessional Paper No. 1/ 40-81.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Motions

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Meighen, seconded by the Honourable Senator Champagne, P.C.:

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

To Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, 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 Comeau moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Andreychuk, 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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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Comeau, seconded by the Honourable Senator Brown:

That the expenditures set out in Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009, be referred to a Committee of the Whole for examination on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, with the Senate resolving itself into said Committee at the conclusion of Question Period;

That television cameras be authorized in the Senate Chamber to broadcast the proceedings of the Committee of the Whole, with the least possible disruption of the proceedings; and that photographers be authorized in the Senate Chamber to photograph proceedings, with the least possible disruption of the proceedings; and

That, notwithstanding the Order adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, when the Senate sits on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, it continue its proceedings beyond 4 p.m. and follow the normal adjournment procedure according to Rule 6(1); and

That Rule 13(1) be suspended on Wednesday, December 3, 2008.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Stratton moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, that the motion be amended by replacing the words "December 3, 2008'', wherever they appear in the motion, with the words "December 10, 2008''.

The question being put on the motion in amendment, it was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Angus, Brown, Champagne, Cochrane, Comeau, Di Nino, Johnson, Keon, LeBreton, Meighen, Nolin, Oliver, St. Germain, Stratton, Tkachuk—16

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Atkins, Bacon, Banks, Biron, Bryden, Callbeck, Campbell, Carstairs, Chaput, Cook, Corbin, Cordy, Cowan, Dallaire, Dawson, Day, Downe, Dyck, Eggleton, Fairbairn, Fox, Fraser, Furey, Goldstein, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, Hubley, Jaffer, Joyal, Losier-Cool, Mahovlich, Mercer, Merchant, Milne, Mitchell, Moore, Munson, Pépin, Phalen, Poulin, Poy, Ringuette, Robichaud, Smith, Stollery, Tardif, Zimmer—48

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nil


At 4:11 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on November 25, 2008, the Senate adjourned until 1:30 p.m. tomorrow.

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

Report on the implementation of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, and the enforcement of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, pursuant to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, S.C. 1998, c. 34, s. 12.—Sessional Paper No. 1/40-68.

Report on the operations of the Exchange Fund Account, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Currency Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-52, sbs. 21(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/40- 69.

Reports of the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 1/40-70.

Report of the Public Service Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "23'' and 13.—Sessional Paper No. 1/40-71.

Report of the Public Service Commission entitled "Government-Wide Audit of Executive (EX) Appointments'', pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "23'' and 13.—Sessional Paper No. 1/40-72.

Report of the Public Service Commission entitled "Follow-Up Audit of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP'', pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "23'' and 13.—Sessional Paper No. 1/40-73.

Report of the Public Service Commission entitled "Report on Investigations Conducted by the Public Service Commission in 2007-2008'', pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "23'' and 13.—Sessional Paper No. 1/40-74.

Reports of the Public Service Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). —Sessional Paper No. 1/40-75.

Report of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation for the year ended April 30, 2008, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 1/40-76.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2008-2009 to 2012-2013 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2008-2009 of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). —Sessional Paper No. 1/40-77.

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS WERE DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE SENATE, PURSUANT TO RULE 28(1), DURING THE PERIOD OF DECEMBER 3 TO DECEMBER 4, 2008

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled "Recommendation Regarding Canadian Association of Technical Outerwear Manufacturers (Three-layer Outerwear Fabric)'' dated October 28, 2008, pursuant to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), sbs. 21(2).— Sessional Paper No. 1/40-82.

Report of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy Act, S.C. 1993, c. 31, sbs. 23(2). — Sessional Paper No. 1/40-83.

Statement on the Operations of the Returned Soldiers' Insurance Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Returned Soldiers' Insurance Act, S.C. 1920, c. 54, sbs. 17(2). — Sessional Paper No. 1/40-84.

Statement on the Operations of the Veterans Insurance Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Veterans Insurance Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. V-3, sbs. 18(2). — Sessional Paper No. 1/40-85.

Reports of the Department of Veterans Affairs for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/40-86.

Report of the President of the Treasury Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.—Sessional Paper No. 1/40-87.

Report of the Privacy Commissioner for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 40(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/40-88.

Report of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, S.C. 2000, c. 17, sbs. 71(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/40-89.

Agreements for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5).—Sessional Paper No. 1/40-90.


The 1st Session of the 40th Parliament was prorogued
by Proclamation on Wednesday, December 4, 2008.

(See Proclamations)