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65 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2016, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 64 (Revised)

Thursday, October 20, 2016
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

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The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

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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

Introduction and First Reading of Government Bills

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

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

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Tardif tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association respecting its mission to Paris, France, from July 11 to 14, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-744.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 and 2 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

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

That, in order to allow the Senate to receive a Minister of the Crown during Question Period as authorized by the Senate on December 10, 2015, and notwithstanding rule 4-7, when the Senate sits on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, Question Period shall begin at 3:30 p.m., with any proceedings then before the Senate being interrupted until the end of Question Period, which shall last a maximum of 40 minutes;

That, if a standing vote would conflict with the holding of Question Period at 3:30 p.m. on that day, the vote be postponed until immediately after the conclusion of Question Period;

That, if the bells are ringing for a vote at 3:30 p.m. on that day, they be interrupted for Question Period at that time, and resume thereafter for the balance of any time remaining; and

That, if the Senate concludes its business before 3:30 p.m. on that day, the sitting be suspended until that time for the purpose of holding Question Period.

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

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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 – Third Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Runciman, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson, for the third reading of Bill S-217, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (detention in custody), as amended.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Sinclair moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pratte:

That Bill S-217, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 2, on page 1, by replacing line 17 with the following:

"(c) the prosecutor may, in addition to any other rele-".

After debate,

The question being put on the motion in amendment, it was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

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NAYS

The Honourable Senators

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ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

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The question being put on the motion of the Honourable Senator Runciman, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson, for the third reading of Bill S-217, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (detention in custody), as amended, it was adopted, on division.

The bill, as amended, was then read the third time, on division.

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

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Third reading of Bill S-211, An Act respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day.

The Honourable Senator Cordy moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Munson, that the bill be read for a third time.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the third time.

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

Senate Public Bills – Reports of Committees

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

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 7 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Ordered : That Order No. 3 be again called.

Second reading of Bill S-230, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (drug-impaired driving).

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

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day, 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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Orders No. 8 to 19 were 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 11 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Orders No. 89, 51, 60, 92, 79, 43, 31, 7, 73, 9 and 69 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Orders No. 8, 12, 11, 2 and 1 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

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

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Thursday, April 14, 2016, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights in relation to its study on steps being taken to facilitate the integration of newly-arrived Syrian refugees and to address the challenges they are facing, including by the various levels of government, private sponsors and non-governmental organizations be extended from October 31, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

After debate,

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 Petitclerc:

That when the Senate adjourns today, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2 p.m.

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

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Petitclerc:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 4:02 p.m., the Senate was continued until Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 2 p.m.)


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Greene replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (October 20, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Lang (October 20, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator MacDonald replaced the Honourable Senator Enverga (October 20, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (October 20, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Maltais (October 20, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Unger replaced the Honourable Senator Mockler (October 20, 2016).