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60 Elizabeth II, A.D. 2011, Canada

Journals of the Senate
(Unrevised)

1st Session, 41st Parliament


Issue 24

Thursday, October 27, 2011
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Baker, Banks, Boisvenu, Braley, Brown, Campbell, Carignan, Chaput, Cochrane, Comeau, Cools, Cordy, Cowan, Dawson, Day, Demers, Di Nino, Dickson, Downe, Eaton, Eggleton, Fairbairn, Finley, Fortin-Duplessis, Fraser, Frum, Furey, Gerstein, Greene, Harb, Housakos, Hubley, Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Kinsella, Lang, LeBreton, MacDonald, Mahovlich, Manning, Marshall, Martin, Massicotte, Meighen, Mercer, Merchant, Meredith, Mitchell, Mockler, Moore, Munson, Nancy Ruth, Nolin, Ogilvie, Oliver, Patterson, Peterson, Plett, Poirier, Poulin (Charette), Raine, Ringuette, Rivard, Rivest, Robichaud, Runciman, St. Germain, Seidman, Smith (Cobourg), Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen, Stratton, Tardif, Tkachuk, Verner, Wallace, Wallin, Zimmer

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Baker, Banks, Boisvenu, Braley, Brown, Campbell, Carignan, Chaput, Cochrane, Comeau, Cools, Cordy, Cowan, Dawson, Day, Demers, Di Nino, Dickson, Downe, Eaton, Eggleton, Fairbairn, Finley, Fortin-Duplessis, Fraser, Frum, Furey, Gerstein, Greene, Harb, Housakos, Hubley, Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Kinsella, Lang, LeBreton, *Losier-Cool, MacDonald, Mahovlich, Manning, Marshall, Martin, Massicotte, Meighen, Mercer, Merchant, Meredith, Mitchell, Mockler, Moore, Munson, Nancy Ruth, Nolin, Ogilvie, Oliver, Patterson, Peterson, Plett, Poirier, Poulin (Charette), Raine, Ringuette, Rivard, Rivest, Robichaud, Runciman, St. Germain, Seidman, Smith (Cobourg), Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen, Stratton, Tardif, Tkachuk, Verner, Wallace, Wallin, Zimmer

PRAYERS

SENATORS' STATEMENTS

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Tabling of documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Reports of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, 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. 1/41-551.

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The Honourable Senator Carignan tabled the following:

Report of the Security Intelligence Review Committee for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, pursuant to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-23, s. 53. —Sessional Paper No. 1/41-552.

Presentation of Reports from Standing or Special Committees

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk presented the following:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

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

SECOND REPORT

Your Committee recommends that the following funds be released for fiscal year 2011-2012.

Banking, Trade and Commerce (Legislation)

Professional and Other Services    $ —
Transportation and Communications    —
All Other Expenditures    7,300
TOTAL    $ 7,300

Legal and Constitutional Affairs (Legislation)

Professional and Other Services    $ 42,500
Transportation and Communications    —
All Other Expenditures    7,000
TOTAL    $ 49,500

Scrutiny of Regulations (Joint)

Professional and Other Services    $ 1,200
Transportation and Communications    3,600
All Other Expenditures    2,250
TOTAL    $ 7,050

Respectfully submitted,

DAVID TKACHUK

Chair

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lang, 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 Foreign Affairs and International Trade, presented its second report (budget—study on the political and economic developments in Brazil—power to hire staff and power to travel).

(The report is printed as appendix "A'' at pages 285-291 (available in print format PDF).)

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Johnson, 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 Dawson, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, presented its second report (budget—study on the Canadian airline industry —power to hire staff and power to travel).

(The report is printed as appendix "B'' at pages 292-299 (available in print format PDF).)

The Honourable Senator Dawson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moore, 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 Mitchell, Deputy Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, presented its second report (budget—study on the energy sector—power to hire staff and power to travel).

(The report is printed as appendix "C'' at pages 300-311 (available in print format PDF).)

The Honourable Senator Mitchell moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Chaput, 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 Manning, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented its fourth report (budget—study the evolving policy framework for managing Canada's fisheries and oceans—power to hire staff and power to travel).

(The report is printed as appendix "D'' at pages 312-319 (available in print format PDF).)

The Honourable Senator Manning moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith (Saurel), 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 Wallin, Chair of the Standing Standing Senate Committee on Canada's National Security and Defence, presented its second report (budget—study on National Security and Defence Policies—power to hire staff and power to travel).

(The report is printed as appendix "E'' at pages 320-330 (available in print format PDF).)

The Honourable Senator Wallin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gerstein, 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 Wallin, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, presented its third report (budget—study on Veterans Affairs—power to travel).

(The report is printed as appendix "F'' at pages 331-338 (available in print format PDF).)

The Honourable Senator Wallin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Braley, 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.

Tabling of Reports from Inter-Parliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Oliver tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, respecting its participation at the International Parliamentary Conference on Parliaments, minorities and indigenous peoples: Effective participation in politics, held in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico, from October 31 to November 3, 2010.—Sessional Paper No. 1/41- 553.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, respecting its participation at the Parliamentary Conference on the Global Economic Crisis, held in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 7 and 8, 2009.—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-554.


With leave,

The Senate reverted to Tabling of Documents.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable the Speaker, tabled the following:

Correspondence between the Speaker of the Senate and the Governor of the Bank of Canada concerning the motion adopted by the Senate on March 8, 2011, recommending that the Bank of Canada add in printed form, the name and title of H.M. Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, to the next series of $20 Canadian banknotes.—Sessional Paper No. 1/41- 555S.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Bills

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

Inquiries

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

Motions

Orders No. 13 and 1 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

OTHER BUSINESS

Senate Public Bills

Orders No. 1 to 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees

Order No. 1 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Other

Orders No. 14 and 3 (inquiries), 2 (motion), 7, 4, 10 and 6 (inquiries) were called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Dawson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day:

That the Senate agree that suicide is more than a personal tragedy, but is also a serious public health issue and public policy priority; and, further, that the Senate urge the government to work cooperatively with the provinces, territories, representative organizations from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, and other stakeholders to establish and fund a National Suicide Prevention Strategy, which among other measures would promote a comprehensive and evidence-driven approach to deal with this terrible loss of life.

After debate,

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

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 Carignan moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Rivard:

That when the Senate adjourns today, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 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 the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, 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. 1/41- 550.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Carignan moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 2:59 p.m. the Senate was continued until Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.)


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

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Campbell replaced the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (October 26, 2011).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Lang (October 27, 2011).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Losier-Cool replaced the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (October 26, 2011).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Brown replaced the Honourable Senator Angus (October 26, 2011).

The Honourable Senator Banks replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (October 26, 2011).

Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

The Honourable Senator Dawson replaced the Honourable Senator De Bané, P.C. (October 26, 2011).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Hubley replaced the Honourable Senator Callbeck (October 26, 2011).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Champagne, P.C. (October 26, 2011).