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65 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2016, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 50 (Revised)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCowanDagenaisDayDowneDoyleDuffyDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGagnéGreeneHarderHousakosHubleyJafferJohnsonJoyalKennyLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPattersonPlettPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteRivardRuncimanSeidmanSibbestonSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallaceWallinWattWellsWhite

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

*AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCowanDagenaisDayDowneDoyleDuffyDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGagnéGreeneHarderHousakosHubleyJafferJohnsonJoyalKennyLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPattersonPlettPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteRivardRuncimanSeidmanSibbestonSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallaceWallinWattWellsWhite

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 Smith tabled the sixth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance (Supplementary Estimates (A), for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-361S.

The Honourable Senator Smith moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Manning, that the report be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.

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

Introduction and First Reading of Government Bills

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-19, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mitchell, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading two days hence.

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

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A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-20, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mitchell, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading two days hence.

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

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Pratte, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, for the second reading of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act and to provide for certain other measures.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time, on division.

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications.

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


With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C.:

That, for the purposes of its consideration of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act and to provide for certain other measures, the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications have the power to meet, even though the Senate may then be sitting, and that rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackCampbellCoolsCordyCowanDagenaisDayDowneDoyleDuffyDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaFraserGagnéGreeneHarderHubleyJafferJohnsonJoyalLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthOgilvieOhOmidvarPattersonPlettPratteRaineRinguetteRivardRuncimanSeidmanSibbestonSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifUngerWallaceWallinWattWellsWhite—68

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

HousakosMaltaisNgoTkachuk—4

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Carignan—1

Bills – Third Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., for the third reading of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying), as amended.

Debate.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-210, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender), to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Nancy Ruth moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Greene, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading two days hence.

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

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., for the third reading of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying), as amended.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBakerBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCowanDagenaisDayDowneDuffyDyckEatonEggletonFraserFrumGagnéGreeneHarderHousakosHubleyJafferJohnsonJoyalKennyLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMitchellMocklerMooreMunsonNancy RuthOgilvieOhOmidvarPattersonPratteRaineRinguetteRivardSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifWallaceWallinWattWellsWhite—64

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BattersDoyleEnvergaManningMeredithNgoPlettPoirierRuncimanSibbestonTkachukUnger—12

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Merchant—1

Accordingly, Bill C-14, as amended, was read a third time and passed.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill, with certain amendments, to which it desires its concurrence.

Bills – Second Reading

Order No. 3 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Bills – Reports of Committees

Consideration of the fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence (Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures, with amendments), presented in the Senate on June 14, 2016.

The Honourable Senator Lang moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Raine, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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

The question was put on the motion.

Pursuant to rule 9-3, a standing vote was requested, with the bells to ring for 15 minutes.

Ordered, That the standing vote be not proceeded with and the motion to adjourn debate be withdrawn.

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Lang, seconded by the Honourable Senator Raine for the adoption of the fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence (Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures, with amendments), presented in the Senate on June 14, 2016.

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

The Honourable Senator Lang moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Housakos, that the bill, as amended, be placed on the Orders of the Day for third reading at the next sitting.

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


Ordered, That Order No. 1 under OTHER BUSINESS, Reports of Committees - Other, be brought forward.

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Plett, seconded by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., for the adoption of the fourth report of the Committee of Selection (Change of membership on committees), presented in the Senate on June 8, 2016.

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

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C.:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 9:43 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 Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Andreychuk (June 15, 2016).