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65 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2016, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 23 (Revised)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker

The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCowanDagenaisDayDowneDoyleDyckEggletonEnvergaFraserFureyGreeneHervieux-PayetteHousakosHubleyJafferJohnsonJoyalKennyLangMaltaisMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMerchantMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhPattersonPlettPoirierRaineRinguetteRivardRuncimanSeidmanSibbestonSmith (Cobourg)Smith (Saurel)Stewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukWallaceWallinWattWellsWhite

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk*AtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCowanDagenais*DawsonDayDowneDoyleDyckEggletonEnvergaFraserFureyGreeneHervieux-PayetteHousakosHubleyJafferJohnsonJoyalKennyLangMaltaisMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMerchantMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhPattersonPlettPoirierRaineRinguetteRivardRuncimanSeidmanSibbestonSmith (Cobourg)Smith (Saurel)Stewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukWallaceWallinWattWellsWhite

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.


The Senate observed a minute of silence in memory of Jim Hillyer, M.P.

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cowan:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 2:08 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.)

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Patterson replaced the Honourable Senator Unger (March 23, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Raine replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (March 23, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Dagenais replaced the Honourable Senator Mockler (March 22, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Unger replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (March 22, 2016).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Manning (March 23, 2016).

Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization

The Honourable Senator Beyak replaced the Honourable Senator Wells (March 23, 2016).