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65 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2016, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 53 (Revised)

Monday, June 20, 2016
6 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyDayDowneDoyleDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGagnéGreeneHarderHousakosHubleyJafferJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMeredithMitchellMocklerNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPattersonPlettPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteRivardRuncimanSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallaceWattWellsWhite

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyDayDowneDoyleDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGagnéGreeneHarderHousakosHubleyJaffer*JohnsonJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartin*MassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMeredithMitchellMockler*MooreNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPattersonPlettPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteRivardRuncimanSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallaceWattWellsWhite

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

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., tabled the following:

2015 Annual Report on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s use of the Law Enforcement Justification Provisions pursuant to section 25.3 of the Criminal Code.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-388.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Maltais, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, presented the fourth report of the committee (Budget—release of additional funds (international market access priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector)).

(The report is printed as Appendix A at pages 691-692 (available in print format PDF).)

(The HTML version of the report is available on the committee website.)

The Honourable Senator Maltais moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, 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.

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The Honourable Senator Manning, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented the third report of the committee (Budget—study on Maritime Search and Rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities—power to hire staff and to travel).

(The report is printed as Appendix B at pages 693-702 (available in print format PDF).)

(The HTML version of the report is available on the committee website.)

The Honourable Senator Manning moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan, 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.

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The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan, Deputy Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, informed the Senate that, pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on February 3, 2016, and June 17, 2016, the committee deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on June 20, 2016, its fourth report (interim) entitled: The Forgotten Many: Human Rights and North Korean Defectors.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-387S.

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan 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.

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The Honourable Senator Smith, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, presented the committee’s seventh report (Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures, without amendment but with observations).

(The report is printed as Appendix C at pages 703-724 (available in print format PDF).)

(The HTML version of the report is available on the committee website.)

The Honourable Senator Smith moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Maltais, that the bill 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.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

Second reading of 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.

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

Debate.

At 6:37 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:44 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., for the second reading of 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.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., that the bill 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.

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Second reading of 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.

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

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 Harder, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., that the bill 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.

Bills – Third Reading

Third reading of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities).

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare, that the bill be read for a third time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Enverga moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ngo, 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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Third reading of 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, as amended.

The Honourable Senator Campbell moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pratte, that the bill, as amended, be read for a third time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Fraser moved, for the Honourable Senator Kenny, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Bills – Second Reading

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

Reports of Committees – Other

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

Motions

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

Inquiries

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

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Reports of Committees

Consideration of the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (Bill S-217, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (detention in custody), with an amendment and observations), presented in the Senate on June 16, 2016.

The Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., that the report be adopted.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Fraser moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 19 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Enverga, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen, for the second reading of Bill S-218, An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month.

The Honourable Senator Fraser moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., 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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Order No. 21 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

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

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1 to 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the second report of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (Budget—study on the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy—power to hire staff and to travel), presented in the Senate on June 16, 2016.

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

After debate,

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

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Consideration of the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence (Budget—study on issues related to the Defence Policy Review presently being undertaken by the government—power to hire staff and to travel), presented in the Senate on June 16, 2016.

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

After debate,

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

Motions

Orders No. 7, 92, 79, 73, 9, 51, 69, 96, 60, 89 and 43 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Bellemare, seconded by the Honourable Senator Enverga:

That the Senate — in order to ensure transparency in the awarding of public funds and foster efficiency in infrastructure projects in the larger context of economic diversification and movement toward a greener economy, all while avoiding undue intervention in the federal-provincial division of powers — encourage the government to make provision in the budget for the creation of the Canadian Infrastructure Oversight and Best Practices Council, made up of experts in infrastructure projects from the provinces and territories, whose principal roles would be to:

1.collect information on federally funded infrastructure projects;

2. study the costs and benefits of federally funded infrastructure projects;

3. identify procurements best practices and of risk sharing;

4. promote these best practices among governments; and

5. promote project managers skills development; and

That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House with the above.

The Honourable Senator MacDonald moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mockler, 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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Order No. 64 was called and, pursuant to rule 4-15(2), dropped from the Order Paper and Notice Paper.

Inquiries

Orders No. 2, 1, 3, 12, 5 and 8 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Manning moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be authorized to examine and report on the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry in Canada;

That the papers and evidence received and taken and work accomplished by the committee on this subject during the First Session of the Forty-first Parliament be referred to the committee; and

That the committee report from time to time to the Senate, but no later than June 30, 2016, and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings for 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 MacDonald moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin:

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications in relation to its study on the development of a strategy to facilitate the transport of crude oil to eastern Canadian refineries and to ports on the East and West coasts of Canada be extended from June 30, 2016 to November 17, 2016.

After debate,

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

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The Honourable Senator Cordy moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Jaffer:

That, pursuant to rule 12-18(2)(b)(i), for the remainder of the current session the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration be authorized to meet, even if the Senate may then be adjourned for a period exceeding one week.

After debate,

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

INQUIRIES

The Honourable Senator Tardif called the attention of the Senate to the Trans Canada Trail — its history, benefits and the challenges it is faced with as it approaches its 25th anniversary.

After debate,

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

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 10 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)

Interim Order No. 5 Respecting Flight Deck Occupants (81100-3-57), dated June 15, 2016, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-2,sbs. 6.41(5) and (6).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-382.

Reports of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-383.

Reports of VIA Rail Canada Inc. for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-1 and P-21,sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-384.

Reports of Ridley Terminals Inc. for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-385.

Reports of Marine Atlantic Inc. for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-386.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Patterson replaced the Honourable Senator Neufeld (June 20, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Mitchell was added to the membership (June 20, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (June 20, 2016).