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65 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2016, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 69 (Revised)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
2 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.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 4 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 – Second Reading

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Plett, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin, for the second reading of Bill S-224, An Act respecting payments made under construction contracts.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Ringuette moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator McCoy, 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. 3 and 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Andreychuk, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, for the second reading of Bill S-226, An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights and to make related amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Black, 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. 6 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Raine, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., for the second reading of Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children).

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Petitclerc moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lankin, 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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Orders No. 8 and 9 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Omidvar, for the second reading of Bill S-229, An Act respecting underground infrastructure safety.

After debate,

Further debate on the motion was adjourned until the next sitting, in the name of the Honourable Senator Martin.

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Orders No. 11 to 15 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 Ringuette moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator McCoy, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Nancy Ruth, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, for the second reading of Bill C-210, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender).

After debate,

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

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

Reports of Committees – Other

Consideration of the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (Budget—release of additional funds (study on Maritime Search and Rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities), presented in the Senate on November 1, 2016.

The Honourable Senator Hubley moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moore, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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

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Orders No. 2 and 3 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Day for the adoption of the third report (interim) of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization, entitled Senate Modernization: Moving Forward (Committees), presented in the Senate on October 4, 2016.

After debate,

Further debate on the motion was adjourned until the next sitting, in the name of the Honourable Senator Plett.

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Orders No. 5 to 7 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the sixth report (interim) of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization, entitled: Senate Modernization: Moving Forward (Speakership), presented in the Senate on October 5, 2016.

The Honourable Senator Tannas moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells, that the report be adopted.

Debate.

ADJOURNMENT

At 4 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on February 4, 2016, the Senate adjourned until 1:30 p.m., tomorrow.

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

Proposed Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 5(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-778.

Copy of Rules amending the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada (81000-2-2609), pursuant to the Supreme Court Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. S-26,sbs. 97(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-779.

Report on operations under sections 38.13 and 38.15 of the Canada Evidence Act from July 15, 2015 to July 14, 2016, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-5, s. 38.17.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-780.