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64 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2016, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 8 (Revised)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackCampbellCarignanChaputCoolsCordyCowanDagenaisDawsonDemersDowneDoyleDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGersteinGreeneHervieux-PayetteHousakosHubleyJohnsonJoyalLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhPattersonPlettPoirierRaineRinguetteRuncimanSeidmanSibbestonSmith (Cobourg)Stewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallaceWallinWattWhite

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackCampbellCarignanChaputCoolsCordyCowanDagenaisDawson*DayDemersDowneDoyleDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGersteinGreeneHervieux-PayetteHousakosHubleyJohnsonJoyal*KennyLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhPattersonPlettPoirierRaineRinguette*RivardRuncimanSeidmanSibbestonSmith (Cobourg)Stewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallaceWallinWatt*WellsWhite

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

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Maltais tabled the following (Sessional Paper No. 1/42-83S):

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry has the honour to table its

FIRST REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such matters as were referred to it, tables, pursuant to rule 12-26(2), the following report on expenses incurred for that purpose during the Second Session of the Forty-first Parliament:

1. With respect to its examination and consideration of legislation :

2013-2014





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL $ 0







2014-2015





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
11,151

SUBTOTAL $ 11,151







2015-2016





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
95

SUBTOTAL $ 95





TOTAL $ 11,246




2. With respect to its special study on research and innovation efforts in the agricultural sector authorized by the Senate on Thursday, November 7, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses $ 0

Activity 1: Ontario
5,648

Witness Expenses
117

SUBTOTAL $ 5,765







2014-2015





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
7,464

SUBTOTAL $ 7,464







2015-2016





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
122

SUBTOTAL $ 122





TOTAL $ 13,351




3. With respect to its special study on the importance of bees and bee health in the production of honey, food and seed in Canada authorized by the Senate on Thursday, November 21, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
42,735

SUBTOTAL $ 42,735







2014-2015





General Expenses $ 0

Activity 1: Washington



21,609

Activity 2: Morrisburg



1,312

Witness Expenses
12,186

SUBTOTAL $ 35,107







2015-2016





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL $ 0





TOTAL $ 77,842




4. With respect to its special study on international market access priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector authorized by the Senate on Thursday, October 23, 2014:

2014-2015





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
10,120

SUBTOTAL $ 10,120







2015-2016





General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
5,671

SUBTOTAL $ 5,671





TOTAL $ 15,791




During the session, your committee held 73 meetings (116 hours and 6 minutes), heard 253 witnesses and submitted 9 reports in relation to its work. Your committee examined 2 bills (C-18 and C-30) and received a total of 8 orders of reference.

Respectfully submitted,

GHISLAIN MALTAIS

Chair

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The Honourable Senator Neufeld tabled the following (Sessional Paper No. 1/42-84S):

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources has the honour to table its

FIRST REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such matters as were referred to it, tables, pursuant to rule 12-26(2), the following report on expenses incurred for that purpose during the Second Session of the Forty-first Parliament:

1. With respect to its examination and consideration of legislation:

2013-2014


General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
19,660

SUBTOTAL $ 19,660







2014-2015


General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
21,640

SUBTOTAL $ 21,640
2015-2016


General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
690

SUBTOTAL $ 690





TOTAL $ 41,990




2. With respect to its special study on non-renewable and renewable energy development including energy storage, distribution, transmission, consumption and other emerging technologies in Canada’s three northern territories, authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, March 4, 2014:

2014-2015


General Expenses $ 0

Activity 1: Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Rankin Inlet, Yellowknife, Diavik, What Ti, Whitehorse
129,814

Witness Expenses
10,037

SUBTOTAL $ 139,851
2014-2015


General Expenses $ 9,055

Witness Expenses
6,193

SUBTOTAL $ 15,248





TOTAL $ 155,099




3. With respect to its special study on the current state of “One Call” programs that identify critical underground infrastructure in Canada, authorized by the Senate on Thursday, February 13, 2013:

2013-2014


General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
1,570

SUBTOTAL $ 1,570
2014-2015


General Expenses $ 0

Witness Expenses
1,496

SUBTOTAL $ 1,496








TOTAL $ 3,066




During the session, your committee held 66 meetings(90.25 hours), heard 223 witnesses and submitted 17 reports in relation to its work. Your committee examined 10 bills (C-5, C-15, C-22, C-40, C-46, C-61, C-64, C-72, C-501 and S-6) and received a total of 16 orders of reference.

Respectfully submitted,

RICHARD NEUFELD

Chair

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Tardif tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Parliamentary Delegation respecting its participation at the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association held in Paris, France, on July 1, 2015.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-85.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 43rd Annual Meeting, held in Paris and Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France, from May 18 to 22, 2015.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-86.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Motions

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

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 3 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Second reading of Bill S-201, An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination.

The Honourable Senator Cowan moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Cowan moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights.

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

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Order No. 5 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Second reading of Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins).

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

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Mockler moved, for the Honourable Senator Johnson, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marshall, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

o o o

Orders No. 7 to 14 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Second reading of Bill S-215, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women).

The Honourable Senator Dyck moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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.

Motions

Orders No. 25, 6, 9 and 7 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

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

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Campbell moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ringuette :

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, in accordance with rule 12-7(5), be authorized to examine such issues as may arise from time to time relating to federal estimates generally, including the public accounts, reports of the Auditor General and government finance; and

That the committee report to the Senate no later than December 31, 2017.

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

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

That the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications be authorized to examine and report on emerging issues related to its mandate under rule 12-7(6);

That it be further authorized to examine and report on the elements related to its mandate found in the ministerial mandate letters of the Minister of Transport, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and the Minister of Canadian Heritage; and

That the committee submit its final report no later than June 30, 2017.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin 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.

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

That the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce be authorized to examine and report upon the present state of the domestic and international financial system; and

That the committee submit its final report no later than December 31, 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.

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

That the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, in accordance with rule 12-7(4), be authorized to examine such issues as may arise from time to time relating to foreign relations and international trade generally; and

That the committee report to the Senate no later than June 30, 2017.

After debate,

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

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 4:38 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 2 p.m.)

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

Report on the Statutes Repeal Act for the year 2016, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2008,c. 20,s. 2.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-82.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Smith (Saurel) (January 26, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Patterson replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (January 27, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Patterson (January 26, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Wells replaced the Honourable Senator Batters (January 27, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Batters replaced the Honourable Senator Wells (January 26, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Unger replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (January 27, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Rivard (January 27, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Tannas replaced the Honourable Senator Johnson (January 26, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Beyak replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (January 26, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

The Honourable Senator Rivard replaced the Honourable Senator Dagenais (January 27, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Dagenais replaced the Honourable Senator Rivard (January 26, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Plett was added to the membership (January 26, 2016).