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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 103 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDuffyDupuisDyckForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMunsonOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRaineRinguetteSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

*AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignan*ChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDay*Downe*DoyleDuffyDupuisDyckForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakos*Hubley*JafferJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltais*ManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoy*McInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMerchantMeredithMitchellMocklerMunson*NgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRaineRinguette*Saint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWhiteWoo

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

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Dawson tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF) respecting its participation at the meeting of the Political Committee of the APF, held in New York, United States of America, from April 11 to 13, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-952.

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The Honourable Senator Day tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Joint meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council and the Sub-Committee on NATO Partnerships, held in Brussels, Belgium, on November 23, 2015.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-953.

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. 21, dated November 16, 2016, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Cordy, respecting the Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit Program and annual allowable earnings.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-954S.

Reply to Question No. 27, dated December 14, 2016, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., respecting the National Seniors Council.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-955S.

Reply to Question No. 36, dated December 14, 2016, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., respecting the marine protected areas.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-956S.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Bellemare, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., for the third 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 Ringuette moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Hartling, 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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Third reading of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act.

The Honourable Senator Omidvar moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, that the bill be read for a third time.

After debate,

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

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 and to the Order of the Senate of December 7, 2016

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (March 8, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (March 8, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Galvez replaced the Honourable Senator Wetston (March 8, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Moncion (March 8, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Wetston replaced the Honourable Senator Duffy (March 8, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Andreychuk (March 8, 2017).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Dawson replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (March 8, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Munson replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (March 8, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (March 8, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Moncion replaced the Honourable Senator Marwah (March 8, 2017).

Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization

The Honourable Senator Dean replaced the Honourable Senator Cormier (March 8, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Ringuette (March 8, 2017).