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65 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2016, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 72 (Revised)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanCoolsCormierCowanDagenaisDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGagnéGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMercerMerchantMeredithMitchellMoncionMooreMunsonNancy RuthNgoOgilvieOhPatePetitclercPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteRuncimanSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTardifTkachukWallaceWallinWellsWetstonWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanCools*CordyCormierCowanDagenais*DayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGagnéGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwah*MassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMercerMerchantMeredithMitchell*MocklerMoncionMooreMunsonNancy Ruth*NeufeldNgoOgilvieOhPate*PattersonPetitclercPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteRuncimanSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTardifTkachukWallaceWallinWellsWetston*WhiteWoo

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

INTRODUCTION OF SENATORS

The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the Clerk of the Senate had received certificates from the Registrar General of Canada showing that:

Marilou McPhedran,

Wanda Thomas Bernard,

Tony Dean,

Sarabjit S. Marwah,

Lucie Moncion,

Howard Wetston,

Diane Griffin, and

Renée Dupuis,

respectively, had been summoned to the Senate.

The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that there were senators without waiting to be introduced.

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The Honourable Senator McPhedran was introduced between the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Sinclair, and having presented Her Majesty’s Writ of Summons it was read by one of the clerks at the table as follows:

CANADA

David Johnston

(G.S.)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO

Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

MARILOU McPHEDRAN

A Member of our Order of Canada,

of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada.

AND WE do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this tenth day of November in the year of Our Lord two thousand and sixteen and in the sixty-fifth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

N. BAINS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator McPhedran came to the table and took and subscribed the oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took her seat as a member of the Senate.

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The Honourable Senator Bernard was introduced between the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Cowan, and having presented Her Majesty’s Writ of Summons it was read by one of the clerks at the table as follows:

CANADA

David Johnston

(G.S.)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO

Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

WANDA THOMAS BERNARD

A Member of our Order of Canada,

A Member of the Order of Nova Scotia,

of Dartmouth, in the Province of Nova Scotia,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada.

AND WE do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this tenth day of November in the year of Our Lord two thousand and sixteen and in the sixty-fifth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

N. BAINS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Bernard came to the table and took and subscribed the oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took her seat as a member of the Senate.

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The Honourable Senator Dean was introduced between the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., and having presented Her Majesty’s Writ of Summons it was read by one of the clerks at the table as follows:

CANADA

David Johnston

(G.S.)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO

Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

TONY DEAN

A Member of the Order of Ontario,

of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada.

AND WE do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this tenth day of November in the year of Our Lord two thousand and sixteen and in the sixty-fifth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

N. BAINS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Dean came to the table and took and subscribed the oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a member of the Senate.

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The Honourable Senator Marwah was introduced between the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., and having presented Her Majesty’s Writ of Summons it was read by one of the clerks at the table as follows:

CANADA

David Johnston

(G.S.)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO

Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

SARABJIT S. MARWAH

of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada.

AND WE do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this tenth day of November in the year of Our Lord two thousand and sixteen and in the sixty-fifth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

N. BAINS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Marwah came to the table and took and subscribed the oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a member of the Senate.

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The Honourable Senator Moncion was introduced between the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Tardif, and having presented Her Majesty’s Writ of Summons it was read by one of the clerks at the table as follows:

CANADA

David Johnston

(G.S.)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO

Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

LUCIE MONCION

of North Bay, in the Province of Ontario,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada.

AND WE do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this tenth day of November in the year of Our Lord two thousand and sixteen and in the sixty-fifth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

N. BAINS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Moncion came to the table and took and subscribed the oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took her seat as a member of the Senate.

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The Honourable Senator Wetston was introduced between the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Black, and having presented Her Majesty’s Writ of Summons it was read by one of the clerks at the table as follows:

CANADA

David Johnston

(G.S.)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO

Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

HOWARD WETSTON

One of Our Counsel learned in the law,

A Member of Our Order of Canada,

of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada.

AND WE do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this tenth day of November in the year of Our Lord two thousand and sixteen and in the sixty-fifth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

N. BAINS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Wetston came to the table and took and subscribed the oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a member of the Senate.

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The Honourable Senator Griffin was introduced between the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Hubley, and having presented Her Majesty’s Writ of Summons it was read by one of the clerks at the table as follows:

CANADA

David Johnston

(G.S.)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO

Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

DIANE GRIFFIN

A Member of the Order of Prince Edward Island,

of Stratford, in the Province of Prince Edward Island,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada.

AND WE do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this tenth day of November in the year of Our Lord two thousand and sixteen and in the sixty-fifth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

N. BAINS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Griffin came to the table and took and subscribed the oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took her seat as a member of the Senate.

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The Honourable Senator Dupuis was introduced between the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Bellemare, and having presented Her Majesty’s Writ of Summons it was read by one of the clerks at the table as follows:

CANADA

David Johnston

(G.S.)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO

Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

RENÉE DUPUIS

A Member of our Order of Canada,

of Sainte-Pétronille, in the Province of Quebec,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada and We do appoint you for the division of The Laurentides in our Province of Quebec.

AND WE do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this tenth day of November in the year of Our Lord two thousand and sixteen and in the sixty-fifth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

N. BAINS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Dupuis came to the table and took and subscribed the oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took her seat as a member of the Senate.

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The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the honourable senators introduced today had made and subscribed the Declaration of Qualification required of them by the Constitution Act, 1867, in the presence of the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed to receive and witness same.

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Hubley tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian parliamentary delegation of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) respecting its participation at the CPA Election Seminar for the Parliament of Guyana and the Capacity Building Programme Workshop for Committee Chairs and Clerks, held in Georgetown, Guyana, from March 31 to April 6, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-794.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

ADJOURNMENT

At 4:08 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on February 4, 2016, the Senate adjourned until 1:30 p.m., tomorrow.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Manning replaced the Honourable Senator Tannas (November 15, 2016).

Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Maltais (November 16, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Raine replaced the Honourable Senator Unger (November 16, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Beyak replaced the Honourable Senator MacDonald (November 16, 2016).