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65 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2016, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 81 (Revised)

Friday, December 2, 2016
9 a.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDeanDowneDuffyDupuisDyckForestFraserFureyGagnéGoldGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalKennyLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMarshallMartinMarwahMcCoyMcIntyreMégieMerchantMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePattersonPlettPratteRaineRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithTardifWallinWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCoolsCordyCormierDagenais*DayDeanDowneDuffyDupuisDyck*EnvergaForestFraserFureyGagnéGold*GreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalKennyLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMarshallMartinMarwah*MassicotteMcCoyMcIntyreMégieMerchantMitchellMocklerMoncionMunson*OhOmidvarPatePattersonPlettPratteRaine*RinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithTardifWallinWetstonWhiteWoo

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

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Introduction and First Reading of Government Bills

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-35, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, 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 Bellemare, 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.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

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

Bills – Reports of Committees

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

Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 3 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Second reading of Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act and the Income Tax Act.

The Honourable Senator Dean moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moncion, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, for the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen, seconded by the Honourable Senator Plett, 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. 5 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

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

That when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Monday, December 5, 2016 at 5 p.m.;

That committees of the Senate scheduled to meet on Monday, December 5, 2016  be authorized to sit even though the Senate may then be sitting and that rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto; and

That rule 3-3(1) be suspended on that day.

With leave of the Senate and pursuant to rule 5-10(1), the motion was modified to read as follows:

That when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6 p.m.;

That committees of the Senate scheduled to meet on Monday, December 5, 2016  be authorized to sit even though the Senate may then be sitting and that rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto; and

That rule 3-3(1) be suspended on that day.

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

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

That, pursuant to section 3 of the Statutes Repeal Act, S.C. 2008,c. 20, the Senate resolve that the Act and the provisions of the other Acts listed below, which have not come into force in the period since their adoption, not be repealed:

1.Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, R.S.,c. 33(2nd Supp):

-Parts II and III;

2.Contraventions Act, S.C. 1992, c. 47:

-paragraph 8(1)(d), sections 9, 10 and 12 to 16, subsections 17(1) to (3), sections 18 and 19, subsection 21(1) and sections 22, 23, 25, 26, 28 to 38, 40, 41, 44 to 47, 50 to 53, 56, 57, 60 to 62, 84 (in respect of the following provisions of the schedule: sections 1, 2.1, 2.2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 7.1, 9 to 12, 14 and 16) and 85;

3.Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act, S.C. 1996, c. 17:

-sections 17 and 18;

4.Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Implementation Act, S.C. 1998, c. 32;

5.Preclearance Act, S.C. 1999, c. 20:

-section 37;

6.Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act, S.C. 1999,c. 34:

-sections 155, 157, 158 and 160, subsections 161(1) and (4) and section 168;

7.Modernization of Benefits and Obligations Act, S.C. 2000, c. 12:

-sections 89 and 90, subsections 107(1) and (3) and section 109;

8.Marine Liability Act, S.C. 2001,c. 6:

-section 45;

9.Yukon Act, S.C. 2002, c. 7:

-sections 70 to 75 and 77, subsection 117(2) and sections 167, 168, 210, 211, 221, 227, 233 and 283;

10.An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, S.C. 2003, c. 26:

-sections 4 and 5, subsection 13(3), section 21, subsections 26(1) to (3) and sections 30, 32, 34, 36 (with respect to section 81 of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act), 42 and 43;

11.Assisted Human Reproduction Act, S.C. 2004, c. 2:

-sections 12 and 45 to 58;

12.Public Safety Act, 2002, S.C. 2004,c. 15:

-section 78;

13.Amendments and Corrections Act, 2003, S.C. 2004, c. 16:

-sections 10 to 17 and 25 to 27;

14.Budget Implementation Act, 2005, S.C. 2005, c. 30:

-Part 18 other than sections 124 and 125; and

15.An Act to amend certain Acts in relation to financial institutions, S.C. 2005, c. 54:

-subsections 1(1) and 27(2), sections 29 and 102, subsections 140(1) and 166(2), sections 168 and 213, subsections 214(1) and 239(2), section 241, subsection 322(2), section 324, subsections 368(1) and 392(2) and section 394.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, 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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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 8 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, seconded by the Honourable Senator Hubley, for the second reading of Bill S-222, An Act for the promotion and advancement of Canada’s linguistic plurality.

After debate,

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Jaffer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy, 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

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

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1 to 14 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

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

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Order No. 79 was called and, pursuant to rule 4-15(2), dropped from the Order Paper and Notice Paper.

Inquiries

Orders No. 8, 18, 12, 14, 11, 2, 1, 13 and 15 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 9:47 a.m., the Senate was continued until Monday, December 5, 2016, at 6 p.m.)

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. 1/42-830.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Smith (December 2, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Tannas (December 1, 2016).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., was added to the membership (December 2, 2016).