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58 Elizabeth II, A.D. 2009, Canada

Journals of the Senate
(Unrevised)

2nd Session, 40th Parliament


Issue 39

Thursday, May 28, 2009
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable Rose-Marie Losier-Cool, Speaker pro tempore


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Andreychuk, Atkins, Bacon, Baker, Brazeau, Brown, Callbeck, Carstairs, Champagne, Cochrane, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, Cordy, Cowan, Dawson, Di Nino, Dickson, Downe, Eaton, Eggleton, Eyton, Fortin-Duplessis, Fox, Fraser, Furey, Gerstein, Greene, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, Housakos, Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Keon, Lang, LeBreton, Losier-Cool, MacDonald, Manning, Martin, Massicotte, McCoy, Meighen, Merchant, Milne, Mitchell, Mockler, Moore, Munson, Murray, Nolin, Oliver, Pépin, Poulin (Charette), Poy, Prud'homme, Ringuette, Rivard, Rivest, Robichaud, Rompkey, Segal, Sibbeston, Smith, Spivak, Stratton, Tardif, Tkachuk, Wallace, Wallin, Watt, Zimmer

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Andreychuk, Atkins, Bacon, Baker, Brazeau, Brown, Callbeck, Carstairs, Champagne, Cochrane, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, Cordy, Cowan, Dawson, Di Nino, Dickson, Downe, *Duffy, Eaton, Eggleton, Eyton, Fortin-Duplessis, Fox, Fraser, Furey, Gerstein, *Grafstein, Greene, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, Housakos, *Hubley, Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Keon, Lang, LeBreton, Losier-Cool, *Lovelace Nicholas, MacDonald, Manning, Martin, Massicotte, McCoy, Meighen, Merchant, Milne, Mitchell, Mockler, Moore, Munson, Murray, Nolin, Oliver, Pépin, Poulin (Charette), Poy, Prud'homme, Ringuette, Rivard, Rivest, Robichaud, Rompkey, Segal, Sibbeston, Smith, Spivak, *Stollery, Stratton, Tardif, Tkachuk, Wallace, Wallin, Watt, Zimmer

PRAYERS

SENATORS' STATEMENTS

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Presentation of Reports from Standing or Special Committees

The Honourable Senator Furey presented the following:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

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

SIXTH REPORT

Your Committee recommends that the following funds be released for fiscal year 2009-2010.

Scrutiny of Regulations (Joint)

Professional and Other Services    $ 1,200
Transportation and Communications    30,186
All Other Expenditures    3,300
TOTAL    $ 34,686

(includes funds for participation at a conference)

Respectfully submitted,

GEORGE J. FUREY

Chair

The Honourable Senator Furey moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Callbeck, 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.

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The Honourable Senator Furey presented the following:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

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

SEVENTH REPORT

Your Committee wishes to inform the Senate that on May 7th, 2009 your Committee adopted revised guidelines for International Travel.

Therefore your Committee requests that the Senate Administrative Rules be amended as follows:

(a) in chapter 4:03,

(i) by replacing subsection 5(1) with the following:

"5. (1) One point shall be deducted from a Senator's travel points for each four-day period, or portion thereof, of a return national trip or of a return trip to Washington, D.C., or New York City, undertaken under section 13.1.'', and

(ii) by replacing subsection 13.1(1) with the following:

"13.1 (1) A Senator is entitled to make, for the purpose of carrying out the Senator's parliamentary functions, a total of four return trips per fiscal year from anywhere in Canada to Washington, D.C., or, in respect of United Nations-related matters, New York City.''; and

(b) in chapter 6:01, on page 2, in the text before the breakdown of the daily allowance for meal and incidental expenses, by replacing the words "in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.,'' with the following:

"in Washington, D.C. or in New York City,''.

Respectfully submitted,

GEORGE J. FUREY

Chair

The Honourable Senator Furey moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cowan, 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.

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The Honourable Senator Andreychuk, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, tabled its second report (interim) entitled: Canada's Universal Periodic Review before the United Nations Human Rights Council.—Sessional Paper No. 2/40-402S.

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Comeau, 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.

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The Honourable Senator Johnson, Deputy Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, presented its fourth report (Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, without amendment).

The Honourable Senator Johnson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Meighen, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a third reading at the next sitting.

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

Introduction and First Reading of Government Bills

The Honourable Senator Comeau presented a Bill S-7, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 (Senate term limits).

The bill was read the first time.

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

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

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Public Bills

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., presented a Bill S-237, An Act for the advancement of the aboriginal languages of Canada and to recognize and respect aboriginal language rights.

The bill was read the first time.

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

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

Tabling of Reports from Inter-Parliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Nolin tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting the visit to Vilnius, Lithuania, by the Science and Technology Committee and the Economics and Security Committee Sub-Committee on East-West Economic Co- Operation and Convergence, on November 5 and 6, 2008. —Sessional Paper No. 2/40-403.

Report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 70th Rose-Roth Seminar, held in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from March 19 to 21, 2009. —Sessional Paper No. 2/40-404.

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The Honourable Senator Oliver tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union respecting its participation at the Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Twelve Plus Group of the IPU, held in London, United Kingdom, on March 7, 2008.—Sessional Paper No. 2/40-405.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union respecting its participation at the Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Twelve Plus Group of the IPU, held in London, United Kingdom, on September 15, 2008.—Sessional Paper No. 2/40-406.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union respecting its participation at the Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Twelve Plus Group of the IPU, held in London, United Kingdom, on March 2, 2009.—Sessional Paper No. 2/40-407.

Presentation of Petitions

The Honourable Senator Harb presented a petition:

Of Residents of the Province of British Columbia concerning Canada's commercial seal hunt.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons to return S-2, An Act to amend the Customs Act,

And to acquaint the Senate that the Commons has passed this bill, without amendment.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Bills

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Martin, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cochrane, for the second reading of Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, to validate certain calculations and to amend other Acts.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stratton, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance.

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

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Orders No. 2 to 5 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Second reading of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Marine Liability Act and the Federal Courts Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

The Honourable Senator Housakos moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stratton, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Tardif moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser, 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

Third reading of Bill S-217, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day, as amended.

The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Adams, that the bill, as amended, be read the third time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Comeau moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stratton, 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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Orders No. 2 and 3 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Second reading of Bill S-236, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (election expenses).

The Honourable Senator Dawson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cook, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Di Nino moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cochrane, 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 Hervieux-Payette, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C., for the second reading of Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children).

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Wallace 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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Orders No. 6 to 20 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Phalen, seconded by the Honourable Senator Banks, for the second reading of Bill S-223, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to enact certain other measures in order to provide assistance and protection to victims of human trafficking.

After debate,

Further debate on the motion was adjourned until the next sitting in the name of the Honourable Senator Dickson.

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Orders No. 22 to 24 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Segal, seconded by the Honourable Senator Brown, for the second reading of Bill S-225, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (oath of citizenship).

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Dickson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Di Nino, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Reports of Committees

Orders No. 1 to 6 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (committee budgets—legislation), presented in the Senate on May 7, 2009.

The Honourable Senator Cook moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Poy, that the report be adopted.

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

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Consideration of the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, entitled: Early Childhood Education and Care: Next Steps, tabled in the Senate on April 28, 2009.

The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Rompkey, P.C., that the report be adopted.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Keon 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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Consideration of the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (committee budgets—legislation), presented in the Senate on April 23, 2009.

The Honourable Senator Cook moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Milne, that the report be adopted.

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

Other

Orders No. 46, 6 (motions), 1, 6 (inquiries), 10, 23, 8, 9 (motions), 10 (inquiry), 7, 25 (motions), 17 (inquiry), 12, 60 (motions), 19 (inquiry), 28, 44 (motions), 13, 15 (inquiries), 49, 57, 51, 13 (motions) and 12 (inquiry) were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Hubley calling the attention of the Senate to the Treaty on Cluster Munitions.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Comeau, for the Honourable Senator Wallin, moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Di Nino, 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 Grafstein, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C.:

That the Senate endorse the following Declaration, adopted by the Conference on Combating Antisemitism, held at London, United Kingdom, from February 15 to 17, 2009:

THE LONDON DECLARATION ON COMBATING ANTISEMITISM

Preamble

We, Representatives of our respective Parliaments from across the world, convening in London for the founding Conference and Summit of the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism, draw the democratic world's attention to the resurgence of antisemitism as a potent force in politics, international affairs and society.

We note the dramatic increase in recorded antisemitic hate crimes and attacks targeting Jewish persons and property, and Jewish religious, educational and communal institutions.

We are alarmed at the resurrection of the old language of prejudice and its modern manifestations — in rhetoric and political action — against Jews, Jewish belief and practice and the State of Israel.

We are alarmed by Government-backed antisemitism in general, and state-backed genocidal antisemitism, in particular.

We, as Parliamentarians, affirm our commitment to a comprehensive programme of action to meet this challenge.

We call upon national governments, parliaments, international institutions, political and civic leaders, NGOs, and civil society to affirm democratic and human values, build societies based on respect and citizenship and combat any manifestations of antisemitism and discrimination.

We today in London resolve that;

Challenging Antisemitism

1. Parliamentarians shall expose, challenge, and isolate political actors who engage in hate against Jews and target the State of Israel as a Jewish collectivity;

2. Parliamentarians should speak out against antisemitism and discrimination directed against any minority, and guard against equivocation, hesitation and justification in the face of expressions of hatred;

3. Governments must challenge any foreign leader, politician or public figure who denies, denigrates or trivialises the Holocaust and must encourage civil society to be vigilant to this phenomenon and to openly condemn it;

4. Parliamentarians should campaign for their Government to uphold international commitments on combating antisemitism — including the OSCE Berlin Declaration and its eight main principles;

5. The UN should reaffirm its call for every member state to commit itself to the principles laid out in the Holocaust Remembrance initiative including specific and targeted policies to eradicate Holocaust denial and trivialisation;

6. Governments and the UN should resolve that never again will the institutions of the international community and the dialogue of nation states be abused to try to establish any legitimacy for antisemitism, including the singling out of Israel for discriminatory treatment in the international arena, and we will never witness — or be party to — another gathering like Durban in 2001;

7. The OSCE should encourage its member states to fulfil their commitments under the 2004 Berlin Declaration and to fully utilise programmes to combat antisemitism including the Law Enforcement programme LEOP;

8. The European Union, inter-state institutions and multilateral fora and religious communities must make a concerted effort to combat antisemitism and lead their member states to adopt proven and best practice methods of countering antisemitism;

9. Leaders of all religious faiths should be called upon to use all the means possible to combat antisemitism and all types of discriminatory hostilities among believers and society at large;

10. The EU Council of Ministers should convene a session on combating antisemitism relying on the outcomes of the London Conference on Combating Antisemitism and using the London Declaration as a basis.

Prohibitions

11. Governments should take appropriate and necessary action to prevent the broadcast of explicitly antisemitic programmes on satellite television channels, and to apply pressure on the host broadcast nation to take action to prevent the transmission of explicitly antisemitic programmes;

12. Governments should fully reaffirm and actively uphold the Genocide Convention, recognising that where there is incitement to genocide signatories automatically have an obligation to act. This may include sanctions against countries involved in or threatening to commit genocide or referral of the matter to the UN Security Council or initiate an inter-state complaint at the International Court of Justice;

13. Parliamentarians should legislate effective Hate Crime legislation recognising "hate aggravated crimes'' and, where consistent with local legal standards, "incitement to hatred'' offences and empower law enforcement agencies to convict;

14. Governments that are signatories to the Hate Speech Protocol of the Council of Europe `Convention on Cybercrime' (and the `Additional Protocol to the Convention on cybercrime, concerning the criminalisation of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems') should enact domestic enabling legislation;

Identifying the threat

15. Parliamentarians should return to their legislature, Parliament or Assembly and establish inquiry scrutiny panels that are tasked with determining the existing nature and state of antisemitism in their countries and developing recommendations for government and civil society action;

16. Parliamentarians should engage with their governments in order to measure the effectiveness of existing policies and mechanisms in place and to recommend proven and best practice methods of countering antisemitism;

17. Governments should ensure they have publicly accessible incident reporting systems, and that statistics collected on antisemitism should be the subject of regular review and action by government and state prosecutors and that an adequate legislative framework is in place to tackle hate crime.

18. Governments must expand the use of the EUMC `working definition' of antisemitism to inform policy of national and international organisations and as a basis for training material for use by Criminal Justice Agencies;

19. Police services should record allegations of hate crimes and incidents — including antisemitism — as routine part of reporting crimes;

20. The OSCE should work with member states to seek consistent data collection systems for antisemitism and hate crime.

Education, awareness and training

21. Governments should train Police, prosecutors and judges comprehensively. The training is essential if perpetrators of antisemitic hate crime are to be successfully apprehended, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced. The OSCE's Law enforcement Programme LEOP is a model initiative consisting of an international cadre of expert police officers training police in several countries;

22. Governments should develop teaching materials on the subjects of the Holocaust, racism, antisemitism and discrimination which are incorporated into the national school curriculum. All teaching materials ought to be based on values of comprehensiveness, inclusiveness, acceptance and respect and should be designed to assist students to recognise and counter antisemitism and all forms of hate speech;

23. The OSCE should encourage their member states to fulfill their commitments under the 2004 Berlin Declaration and to fully utilise programmes to combat antisemitism including the Law Enforcement programme LEOP;

24. Governments should include a comprehensive training programme across the Criminal Justice System using programmes such as the LEOP programme;

25. Education Authorities should ensure that freedom of speech is upheld within the law and to protect students and staff from illegal antisemitic discourse and a hostile environment in whatever form it takes including calls for boycotts;

Community Support

26. The Criminal Justice System should publicly notify local communities when antisemitic hate crimes are prosecuted by the courts to build community confidence in reporting and pursuing convictions through the Criminal Justice system;

27. Parliamentarians should engage with civil society institutions and leading NGOs to create partnerships that bring about change locally, domestically and globally, and support efforts that encourage Holocaust education, inter-religious dialogue and cultural exchange;

Media and the Internet

28. Governments should acknowledge the challenge and opportunity of the growing new forms of communication;

29. Media Regulatory Bodies should utilise the EUMC `Working Definition of antisemitism' to inform media standards;

30. Governments should take appropriate and necessary action to prevent the broadcast of antisemitic programmes on satellite television channels, and to apply pressure on the host broadcast nation to take action to prevent the transmission of antisemitic programmes;

31. The OSCE should seek ways to coordinate the response of member states to combat the use of the internet to promote incitement to hatred;

32. Law enforcement authorities should use domestic "hate crime'', "incitement to hatred'' and other legislation as well as other means to mitigate and, where permissible, to prosecute "Hate on the Internet'' where racist and antisemitic content is hosted, published and written;

33. An international task force of Internet specialists comprised of parliamentarians and experts should be established to create common metrics to measure antisemitism and other manifestations of hate online and to develop policy recommendations and practical instruments for Governments and international frameworks to tackle these problems.

Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism

34. Participants will endeavour to maintain contact with fellow delegates through working group framework; communicating successes or requesting further support where required;

35. Delegates should reconvene for the next ICCA Conference in Canada in 2010, become an active member of the Inter-parliamentary Coalition and promote and prioritise the London Declaration on Combating Antisemitism.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Tardif, for the Honourable Senator Grafstein, moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Corbin:

That the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament examine the manner in which committee substitutions are made and in particular the need for temporary as well as permanent replacements of committee members.

After debate,

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


With leave,

The Senate reverted to Government Notices of Motions.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Comeau moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Di Nino:

That when the Senate adjourns today, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at 2 p.m.

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

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

Reports of Canada Development Investment Corporation for the year ended December 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. 2/40- 399.

Reports of Canada Eldor Inc. for the year ended December 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. 2/40-400.

Reports of Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation for the year ended December 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. 2/40-401.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Comeau moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Keon:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 4:24 p.m. the Senate was continued until Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at 2 p.m.)


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

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Massicotte replaced the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C. (May 28, 2009).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Fraser replaced the Honourable Senator Banks (May 27, 2009).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Downe replaced the Honourable Senator Hubley (May 27, 2009).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator De Bané, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Zimmer (May 28, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Segal replaced the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (May 28, 2009).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Kinsella replaced the Honourable Senator Nolin (May 28, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Nolin replaced the Honourable Senator Kinsella (May 28, 2009).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Mitchell replaced the Honourable Senator Chaput (May 28, 2009).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator Lang replaced the Honourable Senator Manning (May 28, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Nolin replaced the Honourable Senator Meighen (May 28, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Day replaced the Honourable Senator Downe (May 27, 2009).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Cordy replaced the Honourable Senator Munson (May 28, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Munson replaced the Honourable Senator Cordy (May 28, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Merchant replaced the Honourable Senator Dyck (May 28, 2009).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Eyton replaced the Honourable Senator Stratton (May 28, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Mercer replaced the Honourable Senator Campbell (May 28, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Stratton replaced the Honourable Senator Eyton (May 27, 2009).