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45 Elizabeth II, A.D. 1996, Canada

Journals of the Senate


Issue 30

Wednesday, June 12, 1996
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable Gildas L. Molgat, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams Anderson Andreychuk Atkins Austin Bacon Beaudoin Berntson Bolduc Bonnell Bosa Bryden Buchanan Carstairs Cochrane Cogger Cohen Comeau Cools Corbin Davey De Bané DeWare Di Nino Doody Doyle Fairbairn Forest Ghitter Gigantès Grafstein Graham Grimard Gustafson Haidasz Hays Hébert Hervieux-Payette Jessiman Johnson Kelleher Kelly Kenny Kinsella Kirby Kolber Landry Lavoie-Roux Lawson LeBreton Lewis Losier-Cool Lucier Lynch-Staunton Macdonald (Cape Breton) MacDonald (Halifax) MacEachen Marchand Milne Molgat Murray Nolin Oliver Ottenheimer Pearson Perrault Petten Phillips Poulin Prud'homme Riel Rivest Rizzuto Roberge Robertson Robichaud Rompkey Rossiter Roux St. Germain Simard Spivak Stanbury Stewart Stollery Stratton Taylor Tkachuk Twinn Watt Wood

PRAYERS.

SENATORS' STATEMENTS

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Stewart moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lewis :

That the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs have power to sit at 3:15 p.m. today, even though the Senate may then be sitting, and that Rule 95(4) be suspended in relation thereto.

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

ANSWERS TO WRITTEN QUESTIONS

Pursuant to Rule 25(2), the Honourable Senator Graham tabled the following:

Reply to Question No. 36, dated April 23, 1996, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Kenny, respecting the Department of Western Economic Diversification.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-211S.

Reply to Question No. 63, dated May 1, 1996, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Comeau, respecting groundfish in Nova Scotia.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-212S.

Reply to Question No. 90, dated May 15, 1996, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Oliver, respecting Free Trade Area of the Americas.-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-213S.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A Message was brought from the House of Commons to return Bill C-13, An Act to provide for the establishment and operation of a program to enable certain persons to receive protection in relation to certain inquiries, investigations or prosecutions,

And to acquaint the Senate that the Commons have agreed to the amendment made by the Senate to this Bill, without amendment.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Bills

Resuming the debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator De Bané, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Poulin, for the third reading of Bill C-7, An Act to establish the Department of Public Works and Government Services and to amend and repeal certain Acts;

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Nolin, seconded by the Honourable Senator LeBreton, that the Bill be not now read a third time but that it be amended:

1. in clause 2, on page 1, in the French version, by adding, after line 12, the following:

« « ministre » S'entend du ministre des Travaux publics et des Services gouvernementaux. » .

2. in clause 10, on page 4, by replacing line 22 with the following:

"consent of its owner, if the expenditure or performance is in the completion of a public work.".

3. (a) in clause 16, on page 5,

(i) by replacing line 34 with the following:

"16. (1) The Minister may do any thing for or on",

(ii) by replacing lines 41 and 42 with the following:

"Canada that requests the Minister to do that thing,"; and

(b) in clause 16, on page 6, by adding after line 2 the following:

"(2) Nothing in paragraph (1)(b) confers on the Minister the power to provide architectural or engineering services.".

4. in clause 62 by replacing line 21, on page 23, with the following:

"62. If Bill C-8, An Act respecting the".

After debate,

The question being put on the motion in amendment, it was negatived on division.

The question then being put on the motion of the Honourable Senator De Bané, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Poulin, for the third reading of Bill C-7, 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 have passed this Bill, without amendment.

Third reading of Bill C-19, An Act to implement the Agreement on Internal Trade.

The Honourable Senator Graham moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacEachen, P.C., that the Bill be read the third time.

After debate,

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

The Bill 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 have passed this Bill, without amendment.

Motions

The Order to resume debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C., was called and postponed until the next sitting.

OTHER BUSINESS

Senate Public Bills

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

Reports of Committees

Consideration of the Seventh Report of the Standing Commit tee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (budget - Foreign Affairs), presented in the Senate on June 10, 1996.

The Honourable Senator Graham for the Honourable Senator Kenny moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Perrault, P.C., that the Report be adopted.

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

(The revised Report is printed as an appendix at page 370.)

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

Other

Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Bonnell calling the attention of the Senate to the serious state of post-secondary education in Canada.

After debate,

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

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

Orders No. 22 (motion), 7, 6, 3 and 2 (inquiries) were called and postponed until the next sitting.

INQUIRIES

The Honourable Senator Carstairs called the attention of the Senate to Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Cools moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Adams, 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 Phillips moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marchand, P.C.:

That Senate Committee Room 160-S be designated the "Aboriginal Peoples Room" in honour and recognition of the contribution of Aboriginal Peoples to Canada.

After debate,

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

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

That the papers and evidence received and taken by the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance during its review of the Main Estimates 1995-96, in the First Session of the Thirty-fifth Parliament, be referred to the Committee.

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

The Honourable Senator Graham for the Honourable Senator Rompkey, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gigantès:

That, notwithstanding the Order of the Senate adopted on June 6, 1996, the Special Committee of the Senate on the Cape Breton Development Corporation be authorized to present its final report no later than June 28, 1996 and that the Committee retain all powers necessary to disseminate and publicize its final report until July 6, 1996; and

That the Committee be permitted, notwithstanding usual practices, to deposit its report with the Clerk of the Senate, if the Senate is not sitting, and that the said report shall thereupon be deemed to have been tabled in the Chamber.

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 National Farm Products Council required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1996, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, s. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, s. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-208.

Reports of the Department of Industry required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1996, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, s. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, s. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-209.

Reports of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1996, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, s. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, s. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 2/35-210.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Graham moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C.:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

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

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The names of the Honourable Senators Anderson, Cools and Taylor substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Haidasz, Forest and Cools (June 11).

The name of the Honourable Senator Haidasz substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Taylor (June 12).