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65 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2016, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 79 (Revised)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJafferJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMercerMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMoncionMooreMunsonNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteRuncimanSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifWallinWellsWetstonWhite

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJafferJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMercerMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMoncionMooreMunsonNancy RuthNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteRuncimanSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifWallinWellsWetstonWhite

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 Day, Deputy Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, tabled the seventh report of the committee, entitled Copyright Board: A rationale for urgent review.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-812S.

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

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

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on April 19, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Lang, concerning a potential electromagnetic pulse attack.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-813S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 11, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Martin, concerning the seniors portfolio.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-814S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 18, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Downe, concerning Veterans Affairs—leadership.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-815S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 16, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Dagenais, concerning elder abuse—New Horizons program.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-816S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on September 27, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Andreychuk, concerning the protocol during the visit of the Chinese delegation and the right to protest.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-817S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on September 28, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Doyle, concerning the appointment process for Supreme Court Justices.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-818S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on September 28, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Moore, concerning the appointment process for Supreme Court Justices.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-819S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on September 29, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, concerning the Capital Markets Regulatory Authority.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-820S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on October 6, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., concerning the Zika virus.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-821S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on October 19, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Ngo, concerning the International Civil Aviation Organization and Taiwan.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-822S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on October 19, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Andreychuk, concerning the International Civil Aviation Organization and Taiwan.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-823S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on October 20, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, concerning the number of refugees.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-824S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on October 26, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Ngo, concerning the appointment of citizenship judges.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-825S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on November 1, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Mockler, concerning Atlantic salmon.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-826S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on November 2, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Patterson, concerning inuit fishing enterprises.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-827S.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Black, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser, for the third reading of Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act, the Hazardous Products Act, the Radiation Emitting Devices Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Pest Control Products Act and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and to make related amendments to another Act.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumGagnéGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJafferJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMoncionMooreMunsonNancy RuthNeufeldOhPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteRuncimanSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifWallinWellsWetstonWhite—84

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Bernard—1

Accordingly, Bill C-13 was read a third time and passed.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill, without amendment.

o o o

Third reading of Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act.

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

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin 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.

Bills – Reports of Committees

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

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

Orders No. 1 to 10 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Runciman (November 30, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (November 30, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (November 30, 2016).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (November 30, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Manning (November 30, 2016).

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk replaced the Honourable Senator Maltais (November 30, 2016).

Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (November 30, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (November 30, 2016).