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2nd Session, 41st Parliament

Issue 75

Thursday, June 19, 2014
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker

The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Baker, Batters, Bellemare, Beyak, Black, Boisvenu, Buth, Callbeck, Campbell, Carignan, Champagne, Chaput, Charette-Poulin, Cools, Cordy, Dagenais, Dawson, Day, Demers, Downe, Doyle, Dyck, Eaton, Eggleton, Enverga, Fortin-Duplessis, Fraser, Frum, Furey, Gerstein, Greene, Hervieux-Payette, Housakos, Hubley, Jaffer, Johnson, Kenny, Kinsella, Lang, LeBreton, Lovelace Nicholas, MacDonald, Maltais, Marshall, Martin, Massicotte, McCoy, McInnis, McIntyre, Mercer, Merchant, Meredith, Mitchell, Mockler, Moore, Munson, Nancy Ruth, Neufeld, Ngo, Nolin, Ogilvie, Oh, Patterson, Plett, Poirier, Raine, Ringuette, Rivard, Rivest, Robichaud, Runciman, Seidman, Seth, Smith (Cobourg), Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tardif, Unger, Verner, Wallace, Wells, White

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Baker, Batters, Bellemare, Beyak, Black, Boisvenu, Buth, Callbeck, Campbell, Carignan, Champagne, Chaput, Charette-Poulin, Cools, Cordy, Dagenais, Dawson, Day, Demers, Downe, Doyle, Dyck, Eaton, Eggleton, Enverga, Fortin-Duplessis, Fraser, Frum, Furey, Gerstein, Greene, Hervieux-Payette, Housakos, Hubley, Jaffer, Johnson, Kenny, Kinsella, Lang, LeBreton, Lovelace Nicholas, MacDonald, Maltais, Marshall, Martin, Massicotte, McCoy, McInnis, McIntyre, Mercer, Merchant, Meredith, Mitchell, Mockler, Moore, Munson, Nancy Ruth, Neufeld, Ngo, Nolin, Ogilvie, Oh, Patterson, Plett, Poirier, Raine, Ringuette, Rivard, Rivest, Robichaud, Runciman, Seidman, Seth, Smith (Cobourg), Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tardif, Unger, Verner, Wallace, Wells, White

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

The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that a communication had been received from the Secretary to the Governor General.

The communication was then read by the Honourable the Speaker as follows:

RIDEAU HALL

June 19th, 2014

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will proceed to the Senate Chamber today, the 19th day of June, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., for the purpose of giving Royal Assent to certain bills of law.

Yours sincerely,

Patricia Jaton

Deputy Secretary to the Governor General

The Honourable
The Speaker of the Senate
Ottawa

SENATORS' STATEMENTS

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Presenting or Tabling of Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Ogilvie presented the following:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology has the honour to present its

THIRTEENTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill S-218, An Act respecting National Fiddling Day, has, in obedience to the order of reference of Tuesday, April 29, 2014, examined the said bill and now reports the same with the following amendment:

Preamble, page 1: Replace line 14 with the following:

"history of fiddle music, and in honour of Antonio''.

Respectfully submitted,

KELVIN K. OGILVIE

Chair

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Ogilvie moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson, that the report be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration later this day.

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

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The Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., Deputy Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, presented its thirteenth report (Bill S-221, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators), without amendment).

The Honourable Senator Runciman moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson, 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.

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The Honourable Senator Jaffer, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, tabled its seventh report (interim) (Study on issues relating to human rights and, inter alia, to review the machinery of government dealing with Canada's international and national human rights obligations).—Sessional Paper No. 2/41-590S.

The Honourable Senator Jaffer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Massicotte, 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 Jaffer, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, presented its eighth report (budget—study on the UNHCR and UNICEF regarding the needs of children in conflict situations—power to hire staff and to travel).

(The report is printed as an appendix at pages 1127-1134 (available in print format PDF).)

The Honourable Senator Jaffer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Hubley, 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 Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Demers:

That photographers and camera operators be authorized in the Senate Chamber to photograph and videotape the Royal Assent ceremony today, with the least possible disruption of the proceedings.

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

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With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marshall:

That when the Senate adjourns today, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 2 p.m.

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

ANSWERS TO WRITTEN QUESTIONS

Pursuant to rule 4-10(2), the Honourable Senator Martin, tabled the following:

Reply to Question No. 30, dated May 1, 2014, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Callbeck, respecting the Canada Health Transfer. —Sessional Paper No. 2/41-591S.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Bills — Third Reading

Third reading of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

The Honourable Senator Eaton moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Rivard, that the bill be read the third time.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C.:

That Bill C-24, in Clause 3, be amended:

(a) by deleting lines 7 to 22 on page 11.

(b) by deleting lines 31 and 32 on page 14.

That Bill C-24, in Clause 3, be amended

(a) by replacing line 23 on page 11 with the following:

"(d) if under 55 years of age at the date of his''.

(b) by replacing line 27 on page 11 with the following:

"(e) if under 55 years of age at the date of his''.

That Bill C-24, in Clause 3, be amended by adding after line 4 on page 12 the following:

"(1.011) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(c), for every day during which the person was resident in Canada before his or her lawful admission to Canada for permanent residence the person shall be deemed to have accumulated one-half of a day of physical presence in Canada.''.

That Bill C-24, in Clause 8, be amended by adding after line 5 on page 25 the following:

"10.61 An appeal lies to the Federal Court from any decision of the Minister made under section 10.''.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

Baker, Callbeck, Campbell, Chaput, Charette-Poulin, Cools, Cordy, Dawson, Day, Downe, Dyck, Eggleton, Fraser, Furey, Hervieux-Payette, Hubley, Jaffer, Lovelace Nicholas, Massicotte, McCoy, Mercer, Merchant, Mitchell, Moore, Munson, Ringuette, Rivest, Robichaud, Smith (Cobourg), Tardif—30

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Batters, Bellemare, Beyak, Black, Boisvenu, Buth, Carignan, Champagne, Dagenais, Demers, Doyle, Eaton, Enverga, Fortin-Duplessis, Frum, Gerstein, Greene, Housakos, Johnson, Lang, LeBreton, MacDonald, Maltais, Marshall, Martin, McInnis, McIntyre, Meredith, Mockler, Nancy Ruth, Neufeld, Ngo, Ogilvie, Oh, Patterson, Plett, Poirier, Raine, Rivard, Runciman, Seidman, Seth, Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Unger, Verner, Wallace, Wells, White—52

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nolin—1

The question then being put on the motion of the Honourable Senator Eaton, seconded by the Honourable Senator Rivard, for the third reading of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, it was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Batters, Bellemare, Beyak, Black, Boisvenu, Buth, Carignan, Champagne, Dagenais, Demers, Doyle, Eaton, Enverga, Fortin-Duplessis, Frum, Gerstein, Greene, Housakos, Johnson, Lang, LeBreton, MacDonald, Maltais, Marshall, Martin, McInnis, McIntyre, Meredith, Mockler, Nancy Ruth, Neufeld, Ngo, Ogilvie, Oh, Patterson, Plett, Poirier, Raine, Rivard, Runciman, Seidman, Seth, Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Unger, Verner, Wallace, Wells, White—52

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

Baker, Callbeck, Campbell, Charette-Poulin, Cools, Cordy, Dawson, Day, Downe, Dyck, Eggleton, Fraser, Furey, Hervieux-Payette, Hubley, Jaffer, Lovelace Nicholas, Massicotte, McCoy, Mercer, Merchant, Mitchell, Moore, Munson, Ringuette, Rivest, Robichaud, Smith (Cobourg), Tardif—29

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Chaput, Nolin—2

Accordingly, Bill C-24 was then read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill, without amendment.

MESSAGES FROM THE  HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons with a Bill C-6, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marshall, 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.

Bills — Second Reading

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


With leave,

The Senate reverted to Presenting or Tabling of Reports from Committees.

The Honourable Senator Furey, Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration, tabled its seventh report (Senators' Travel Policy).—Sessional Paper No. 2/41-592S.

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The Honourable Senator Furey, Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration, tabled its eighth report (Changes to the Senate Protective Service).—Sessional Paper No. 2/41-593S.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Reports of Committees — Other

Orders No. 1 to 7 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Nancy Ruth:

That, in accordance with rule 10-11(1), the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs be authorized to examine the subject-matter of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney General of Canada v. Bedford and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, introduced in the House of Commons on June 4, 2014, in advance of the said bill coming before the Senate;

That, for the months of September and October 2014:

1) the committee be authorized to meet for the purposes of this study, even though the Senate may then be sitting, and that rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto;

2) notwithstanding rule 12-18(2)(a), the committee be also authorized to meet for the purposes of this study, even though the Senate may be then adjourned for more than a day but less than a week;

3) pursuant to rule 12-18(2)(b)(i), the committee be also authorized to meet for the purposes of this study, even though the Senate may then be adjourned for more than a week;

That, notwithstanding usual practices, the committee be authorized to deposit with the Clerk of the Senate its report on this study if the Senate is not then sitting, and that the report be deemed to have been tabled in the Senate.

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

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

Inquiries

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

Other

Order No. 2 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

OTHER BUSINESS

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser:

That when the Senate deals with Other Business and the Notice Paper today, it deal with items in the following order:

(a) Commons Public Bills — Third Reading: Number 1 (Bill C-489);

(b) Senate Public Bills — Reports of Committees: Thirteenth report of the Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee, as ordered earlier today;

(c) Senate Public Bills — Second Reading: Numbers 2 (Bill S-217), 3 (Bill S-208) and 5 (Bill S-214);

(d) Commons Public Bills — Second Reading: Numbers 2 (Bill C-483), 3 (Bill C-479) and 4 (Bill C-501);

(e) Motion Number 71; and

(f) Inquiry Number 35 on the Notice Paper;

followed by the other items in the order they appear on the Order Paper and Notice Paper.

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

Commons Public Bills — Third Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Dagenais, seconded by the Honourable Senator McIntyre, for the third reading of Bill C-489, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders).

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the third time and passed, on division.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill, without amendment.

Senate Public Bills — Reports of Committees

Consideration of the thirteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (S-218, An Act respecting National Fiddling Day), with an amendment), presented in the Senate earlier this day.

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Demers, that the report be adopted.

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

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Hubley moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen, that the bill, as amended, be read the third time now.

After debate,

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

The bill, as amended, was then read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill, to which it desires its concurrence.

Senate Public Bills — Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser, for the second reading of Bill S-217, An Act to modernize the composition of the boards of directors of certain corporations, financial institutions and parent Crown corporations, and in particular to ensure the balanced representation of women and men on those boards.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time, on division.

The Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Cowan, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser, for the second reading of Bill S-208, An Act to establish the Canadian Commission on Mental Health and Justice.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Fraser moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Munson, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology.

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy, for the second reading of Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exception to mandatory minimum sentences for manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death).

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Jaffer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Munson, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

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


Pursuant to rule 16-1(7), the proceedings were interrupted to resume after Royal Assent.

ROYAL ASSENT

The Senate adjourned during pleasure to await the arrival of His Excellency the Governor General.

After awhile, His Excellency the Governor General, having come and being seated at the foot of the Throne.

The Honourable the Speaker commanded the Usher of the Black Rod to proceed to the House of Commons and acquaint that House that:

"It is the pleasure of His Excellency the Governor General that they attend him immediately in the Senate Chamber.''

The House of Commons being come,

One of the Clerks at the Table then read the title of the bills to be assented to as follows:

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief relating to war memorials) (Bill C-217, Chapter 9, 2014)

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (personating peace officer or public officer) (Bill C-444, Chapter 10, 2014)

An Act to give effect to the Tla'amin Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Bill C-34, Chapter 11, 2014)

An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts (Bill C-23, Chapter 12, 2014)

An Act to amend the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures (Bill C-5, Chapter 13, 2014)

An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Honduras, the Agreement on Environmental Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Honduras and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Honduras (Bill C-20, Chapter 14, 2014)

An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (criminal organization recruitment) (Bill C-394, Chapter 17, 2014)

An Act respecting the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band Order (Bill C-25, Chapter 18, 2014)

An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts and to amend the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (Bill C-37, Chapter 19, 2014)

An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures (Bill C-31, Chapter 20, 2014)

An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (restrictions on offenders) (Bill C-489, Chapter 21, 2014)

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk of the Senate in the following words:

"In Her Majesty's name, His Excellency the Governor General doth assent to these Bills.''

5:45 p.m.

The Speaker of the House of Commons addressed His Excellency the Governor General as follows:

"May it Please Your Excellency:

The Commons of Canada have voted supplies to enable the Government to defray certain expenses of the public service.

In the name of the Commons, I present to Your Excellency the following Bills:

An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2015 (Bill C-38, Chapter 15, 2014)

An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2015 (Bill C-39, Chapter 16, 2014)

To which Bills I humbly request Your Excellency's Assent.''

After one of the Clerks at the Table read the title of these Bills.

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk of the Senate in the following words:

"In Her Majesty's name, His Excellency the Governor General thanks her loyal subjects, accepts their benevolence and assents to these Bills.''

5:48 p.m.

The Commons withdrew.

After which His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to retire.


At 5:50 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Commons Public Bills — Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator MacDonald, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wallace, for the second reading of Bill C-483, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (escorted temporary absence).

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 Poirier, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Boisvenu, seconded by the Honourable Senator Beyak, for the second reading of Bill C-479, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (fairness for victims).

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 Marshall, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Beyak, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells, for the second reading of Bill C-501, An Act respecting a National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Beyak moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boisvenu, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources.

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

Motions

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Plett, seconded by the Honourable Senator Frum:

That, on the occasion of the visit of Gino Farnetti-Bragaglia to Canada, the Senate of Canada express its gratitude to the four Canadian soldiers who saved his life and cared for him seventy years ago; pay respect to the families of the four soldiers; and honour the bravery and sacrifice of all Canadian soldiers who fought in the Italian campaign during the Second World War.

Debate.

WRITTEN DECLARATION OF ROYAL ASSENT

At 6:43 p.m. the Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the following communication had been received:

RIDEAU HALL

June 19, 2014

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, signified royal assent by written declaration to the bill listed in the Schedule to this letter on the 19th day of June, 2014, at 6:07 p.m.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Wallace

Secretary to the Governor General

The Honourable
The Speaker of the Senate
Ottawa

Schedule

Bill Assented To

Thursday, June 19, 2014

An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Bill C-24, Chapter 22, 2014)

OTHER BUSINESS

Motions

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Plett, seconded by the Honourable Senator Frum:

That, on the occasion of the visit of Gino Farnetti-Bragaglia to Canada, the Senate of Canada express its gratitude to the four Canadian soldiers who saved his life and cared for him seventy years ago; pay respect to the families of the four soldiers; and honour the bravery and sacrifice of all Canadian soldiers who fought in the Italian campaign during the Second World War.

After debate,

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

INQUIRIES

The Honourable Senator Cordy called the attention of the Senate to the career of the Honourable Senator Callbeck in the Senate and her many contributions in service to Canadians.

Debate concluded.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

OTHER BUSINESS

Commons Public Bills — Third Reading

Order No. 2 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Senate Public Bills — Second Reading

Second reading of Bill S-222, An Act to amend the Canada Border Services Agency Act (Inspector General of the Canada Border Services Agency) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

The Honourable Senator Moore moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercer, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Poirier, 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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Order No. 4 and 6 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Ngo, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ogilvie, for the second reading of Bill S-219, An Act respecting a national day of commemoration of the exodus of Vietnamese refugees and their acceptance in Canada after the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Nancy Ruth, 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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Second reading of Bill S-223, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Parliament of Canada Act (Speakership of the Senate).

The Honourable Senator Mercer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mitchell, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

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

Commons Public Bills — Second Reading

Orders No. 1 and 5 to 9 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees — Other

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Lang, seconded by the Honourable Senator Housakos, that the tenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence entitled: Canada and Ballistic Missile Defence: Responding to the Evolving Threat, tabled in the Senate on June 16, 2014, be adopted and that, pursuant to rule 12-24(1), the Senate request a complete and detailed response from the government, with the Minister of Defence being identified as minister responsible for responding to the report.

After debate,

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 Fisheries and Oceans (budget—study on the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry in Canada—power to travel), presented in the Senate on June 10, 2014.

The Honourable Senator Hubley moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Munson, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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

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Orders No. 3 and 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the sixth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry entitled: Innovation in Agriculture: The Key to Feeding a Growing Population, tabled in the Senate on June 18, 2014.

The Honourable Senator Mockler moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercer:

That the sixth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry entitled: Innovation in Agriculture: The Key to Feeding a Growing Population, tabled in the Senate on June 18, 2014, be adopted and that, pursuant to rule 12-24(1), the Senate request a complete and detailed response from the government, with the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food being identified as minister responsible for responding to the report.

After debate,

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

Motions

Orders No. 73, 8, 47, 74, 62, 69, 9, 56, 66 and 55 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C.:

That the Senate urges the Government to take the necessary measures to establish a National Commission for the 150th Anniversary of Confederation charged with the responsibility of preparing and implementing celebrations, projects and initiatives across the country to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation during the year 2017. Further, the Senate urges that the membership of this commission include representatives from all the provinces and territories and that, in addition to any budget voted by Parliament, the commission be able to receive contributions from Canadians.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Greene, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Inquiries

Orders No. 5, 33, 30, 31, 15, 17, 22, 14, 18 and 19 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Nolin, calling the attention of the Senate to the activities of some Senators in promoting and defending causes that concern public interest.

After debate,

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

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

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Orders No. 28, 8, 10, 29, 13, 25, 26, 12 and 21 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Nolin, calling the attention of the Senate to its role in representing the regions of the Canadian federation.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Tardif moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Jaffer, that further debate on the inquiry be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, calling the attention of the Senate to the issue of poverty in Canada — specifically unequal access to justice.

After debate,

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

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

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Lang moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Housakos:

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence be authorized to study and report on national security and defence issues in Indo-Asia Pacific Relations and their implications for Canada's national security and defence policies, practices, circumstances and capabilities; and

That the Committee report to the Senate no later than December 31, 2015, and that it retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 90 days after the tabling of the final report.

After debate,

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

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The Honourable Senator Lang moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Housakos:

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence be authorized to study and report on security threats facing Canada, including but not limited to:

(a) Cyber espionage;

(b) Threats to critical infrastructure;

(c) Terrorist recruitment and financing;

(d) Terrorist operations and prosecutions; and

That the Committee report to the Senate no later than December 31, 2015, and that it retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 90 days after the tabling of the final report.

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

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The Honourable Senator Lang moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Unger:

That, pursuant to rule 12-18(2)(b)(i), the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence be authorized to sit for 2 days between Friday, June 27, 2014 and Friday, September 12, 2014, inclusively, for the purpose of considering a draft report relating to its study on the policies, practices, and collaborative efforts of Canada Border Services Agency in determining admissibility to Canada and removal of inadmissible individuals, even though the Senate may then be adjourned for a period exceeding one week; and

That, notwithstanding usual practices, the Committee be permitted to deposit with the Clerk of the Senate the above mentioned report if the Senate is not then sitting; and that the report be deemed to have been tabled in the Senate.

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

INQUIRIES

The Honourable Senator Jaffer called the attention of the Senate to the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, and the mandate of Canada's Office of Religious Freedoms.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Jaffer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Munson, that further debate on the inquiry be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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The Honourable Senator Munson called the attention of the Senate to lighthouses as irreplaceable symbols of Canada's maritime heritage and monuments that enrich communities and the landscape of this country.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Mercer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser, that further debate on the inquiry be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

REPORTS DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE SENATE PURSUANT TO RULE 14-1(7):

Reports of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, 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. 2/41- 589.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Batters:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 9:56 p.m. the Senate was continued until Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 2 p.m.)


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Rivard replaced the Honourable Senator Maltais (June 18, 2014).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Beyak replaced the Honourable Senator Johnson (June 19, 2014).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Demers replaced the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (June 18, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Enverga replaced the Honourable Senator White (June 18, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk replaced the Honourable Senator Greene (June 18, 2014).

The Honourable Senator White replaced the Honourable Senator MacDonald (June 18, 2014).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Merchant replaced the Honourable Senator Munson (June 18, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Chaput replaced the Honourable Senator Hubley (June 18, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Demers was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (June 18, 2014).