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64 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2015, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 1 (Revised)

Thursday, December 3, 2015
The Senate met this day at 12:45 p.m., being the First Session of the Forty-second Parliament of Canada as summoned by Proclamation.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuCampbellCarignanChaputCoolsCordyCowanDagenaisDawsonDayDemersDowneDoyleDyckEggletonEnvergaFrumFureyGersteinGreeneHousakosHubleyJafferLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthNgoOgilvieOhPattersonPlettRaineRinguetteRivardRuncimanSeidmanSibbestonSmith (Cobourg)Smith (Saurel)Stewart OlsenTannasTardifWallaceWallinWellsWhite

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuCampbellCarignanChaputCoolsCordyCowanDagenaisDawsonDayDemersDowneDoyleDyckEggletonEnvergaFrumFureyGersteinGreeneHousakosHubleyJafferLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthNgoOgilvieOhPattersonPlettRaineRinguetteRivardRuncimanSeidmanSibbestonSmith (Cobourg)Smith (Saurel)Stewart OlsenTannasTardifWallaceWallinWellsWhite

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.

INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER

The Honourable the Speaker rose and informed the Senate that a commission had been issued under the Great Seal of Canada appointing him Speaker of the Senate.

The said commission was then read by the Clerk of the Senate, as follows:

CANADA

David Johnston

(G.S.)

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO

The Honourable George Furey,

A Member of the Senate,

One of Our Counsel learned in the law,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that reposing special trust and confidence in your loyalty, integrity and ability, We have constituted and appointed, and We do hereby constitute and appoint you,

GEORGE FUREY

SPEAKER OF THE SENATE.

TO HAVE, hold, exercise and enjoy the said office of Speaker of the Senate, unto you, George Furey, with all the powers, rights, authority, privileges, profits, emoluments and advantages unto that office of right and by law appertaining during Our Pleasure, effective the third day of December in the year of Our Lord two thousand and fifteen.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this third day of December in the year of Our Lord two thousand and fifteen and in the sixty-fourth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

NAVDEEP BAINS

Registrar General of Canada

JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD

Attorney General of Canada

Ordered, That the mace be carried before the Honourable the Speaker.

The Honourable the Speaker took the chair at the foot of the Throne, to which he was conducted by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Cowan.

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

November 30, 2015

Mr. Speaker:

I am commanded to inform you that the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, in her capacity as Deputy of the Governor General, will proceed to the Chamber of the Senate to open the First Session of the Forty-Second Parliament of Canada at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, the 3rd day of December, 2015.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Wallace

Secretary to the Governor General

The Honourable

The Speaker of the Senate

Ottawa


The sitting of the Senate was suspended to await the arrival of the Right Honourable Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General.

After awhile, the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, in her capacity as Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, arrived and was 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 desire of the Right Honourable Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General that they attend her immediately in the Senate Chamber.”

The House of Commons being come,

The Honourable the Speaker of the Senate said:

Honourable Members of the Senate,
Members of the House of Commons:

I have it in command to let you know that His Excellency the Governor General does not see fit to declare the causes of his summoning the present Parliament of Canada, until a Speaker of the House of Commons shall have been chosen, according to law; but tomorrow, Friday, December 4, 2015 at 2:30 p.m., His Excellency will declare the causes of his calling this Parliament.”

The Commons withdrew.

The Right Honourable the Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to retire.

The sitting resumed.


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

November 30, 2015

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform you that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will arrive at the Peace Tower at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, the 4th day of December, 2015.

When it has been indicated that all is in readiness, Their Excellencies will proceed to the Chamber of the Senate to formally open the First Session of the Forty-Second Parliament of Canada.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Wallace

Secretary to the Governor General

The Honourable

The Speaker of the Senate

Ottawa

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn until tomorrow, Friday, December 4, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

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

(Accordingly, at 1:24 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.)