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65 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2016, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 77 (Revised)

Monday, November 28, 2016
6 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDayDeanDoyleDuffyDyckEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHubleyJafferJoyalKennyLangMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMeredithMitchellMoncionMooreMunsonNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePetitclercPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteRuncimanSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifWellsWetstonWhite

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDayDeanDoyleDuffyDyckEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHubleyJafferJoyalKennyLangMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMeredithMitchellMoncionMooreMunsonNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePetitclercPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteRuncimanSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifWellsWetstonWhite

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 Lang, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, informed the Senate that, pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on April 21, 2016, the committee deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on November 28, 2016, its seventh report entitled UN Deployment: Prioritizing commitments at home and abroad.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-808S.

The Honourable Senator Lang moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Griffin, 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.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Delayed Answers

Pursuant to rule 4-10(2), the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., tabled the following:

Reply to Question No. 10, dated May 11, 2016, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Downe, respecting priority hiring.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-809S.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

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

Bills – Reports of Committees

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

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Consideration of the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications (Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, with an amendment), presented in the Senate on November 24, 2016.

The Honourable Senator MacDonald moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Greene, seconded by the Honourable Senator Runciman, for the second reading of Bill S-4, An Act to implement a Convention and an Arrangement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and to amend an Act in respect of a similar Agreement.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Tannas moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells, 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. 2 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Omidvar, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, for the second reading of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Frum moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marshall, 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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Second reading of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.

The Honourable Senator Mitchell moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald, 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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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Bellemare, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., for the second reading of 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.

After debate,

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

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

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

Orders No. 1 to 5 were 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 question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.

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

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Orders No. 7 to 11 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

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

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1 to 6 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the second report (interim) of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization, entitled Senate Modernization: Moving Forward (Omnibus Bills), presented in the Senate on October 4, 2016.

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

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boniface, 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 12 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Orders No. 92, 60, 43, 31, 51, 7, 73, 72, 69, 89 and 79 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Orders No. 11, 2, 1, 13, 15, 8 and 12 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 8:58 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 2 p.m.)

DECLARATIONS OF PRIVATE INTERESTS

Pursuant to rule 15-7(1) and subsections 12(1) and 12(4) of the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators, a declaration of private interest was made as follows:

The Honourable Senator Black, by oral declaration made to the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, regarding a special study on the deployment of connected and automated vehicles.

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

Report of the Canadian Dairy Commission for the dairy year ending July 31, 2016, together with the Auditor General’s Report, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act,R.S.C. 1985,c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-806.

Actuarial Report (including cost certificate) on the Pension Plan for the Canadian Forces - Reserve Force as at March 31, 2015, and certification of assets of the Pension Plan, pursuant to the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act,R.S.C. 1985,c. C-17,s. 59.6.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-807.

Seventh report (interim) of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence entitled UN Deployment: Prioritizing commitments at home and abroad, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on November 28, 2016, pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on April 21, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-808S.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Runciman replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (November 28, 2016).

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (November 28, 2016).