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65 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2016, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 57 (Revised)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCowanDayDowneDoyleDuffyDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaFraserFureyGagnéGreeneHarderHousakosHubleyJoyalKennyLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMercerMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPattersonPetitclercPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteSeidmanSibbestonSinclairSmithTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallaceWallinWells

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjan*Baker*BattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCowan*DagenaisDayDowneDoyleDuffyDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaFraserFureyGagnéGreeneHarderHousakosHubley*JafferJoyalKennyLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnis*McIntyreMercerMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPattersonPetitclerc*PlettPoirierPratteRaineRinguette*RuncimanSeidmanSibbestonSinclairSmithTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallaceWallinWells*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

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Downe tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 12th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, held in Ulan-Ude, Russia, from June 14 to 16, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-637.

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The Honourable Senator Merchant tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas respecting its participation at the Annual Gathering of the Open Parliament Network of ParlAmericas, held in Asunción, Paraguay, from May 25 to 28, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-638.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Delayed Answers

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., tabled the following:

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 11, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., concerning electoral reform.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-639S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 18, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., concerning the dairy industry—diafiltered milk.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-640S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 18, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., concerning the dairy industry—diafiltered milk.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-641S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 18, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Martin, concerning Veterans Affairs Canada—funding.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-642S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 19, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Plett, concerning porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-643S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 19, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Boisvenu, concerning exploitation and trafficking in persons.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-644S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 19, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Martin, concerning foreign investment—home ownership.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-645S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 31, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Lang, concerning FINTRAC referrals—investigation of terrorism financing through charitable organizations.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-646S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 3, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Lang, concerning terrorism financing.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-647S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 3, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Moore, concerning Russia—Sergei Magnitsky.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-648S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 3, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Ngo, concerning Canada-China relations—request for apology.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-649S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 7, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Plett, concerning trade contractors—prompt payment.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-650S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 8, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Lang, concerning dual citizienship—radicalized terrorists.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-651S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 8, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Lang, concerning dual citizienship—radicalized terrorists.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-652S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 8, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan, concerning the waiting period for child tax benefit—refugees.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-653S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 8, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Munson, concerning mental health support for refugees.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-654S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 8, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Jaffer, concerning judicial vacancies.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-655S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 9, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Raine, concerning marine protected areas—compensation for fishermen.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-656S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 9, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Patterson, concerning Russia—dumping of toxic chemicals—arctic sovereignty.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-657S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 16, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Martin, concerning small businesses.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-658S.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

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

Motions

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

Inquiries

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

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Reports of Committees

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

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 16 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Cordy, seconded by the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., for the second reading of Bill S-211, An Act respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day.

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Cordy moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., 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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Second reading of Bill S-226, An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights and to make related amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, 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 Stewart Olsen, seconded by the Honourable Senator Johnson, for the second reading of Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (cruelty-free cosmetics).

The Honourable Senator Martin 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.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, seconded by the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., for the second reading of Bill S-210, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

The Honourable Senator Martin 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.

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Order No. 21 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

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

Reports of Committees – Other

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

Motions

Orders No. 92, 31, 7, 79, 73, 9, 51, 69, 96, 60, 89 and 43 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Orders No. 11, 2, 1, 3, 12, 5 and 8 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Andreychuk:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce be authorized to study and report on the development of a national corridor in Canada as a means of enhancing and facilitating commerce and internal trade.

That the committee submit its final report no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2017, and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

After debate,

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

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

That the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce be authorized to study, and make recommendations on, the operation and practices of the Copyright Board of Canada.

That the committee submit its final report no later than Wednesday, November 30, 2016, and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 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 McInnis moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells:

That the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization be permitted, notwithstanding usual practices, to deposit with the Clerk of the Senate its first report, if the Senate is not then sitting and that the report be deemed to have been tabled in the Chamber.

After debate,

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

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

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Petitclerc:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 3:50 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.)

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

Actuarial Report of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions on the Canada Pension Plan dated December 31, 2015, pursuant to the Canada Pension Plan Act, R.S.C., 1985,c. C-8,s. 115.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-636.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Batters (September 28, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

The Honourable Senator Jaffer replaced the Honourable Senator Fraser (September 28, 2016).

Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (September 28, 2016).

The Honourable Senator MacDonald was added to the membership (September 28, 2016).