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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 106 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCormierDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJafferJoyalKennyLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRaineRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk*AtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCormier*DagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJafferJoyalKennyLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRaineRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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 Wells tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas respecting its bilateral visit to Bogota, Colombia, from January 23 to 26, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1010.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Reports of Committees – Other

Consideration of the thirteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, entitled Final Report on the Supplementary Estimates (C), 2016-17, tabled in the Senate on March 28, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Smith moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lang, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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

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Consideration of the fourteenth report (interim) of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, entitled First Interim Report on the Main Estimates 2017-18, tabled in the Senate on March 28, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Smith moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Housakos, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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

Bills – Second Reading

Second reading of Bill C-40, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for third reading at the next sitting.

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


With leave of the Senate,

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

That, notwithstanding the order adopted by the Senate on February 4, 2016, the Senate continue sitting today pursuant to the provisions of the Rules, until the conclusion of proceedings on Bill C-41;

That, once proceedings on Bill C-41 are concluded, the Senate stand adjourned if it is after 4 p.m.; and

That committees of the Senate scheduled to meet today be authorized to sit after 4 p.m. even though the Senate may then be sitting, and that rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto.

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

Bills – Second Reading

Second reading of Bill C-41, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Petitclerc, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Petitclerc, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for third reading at the next sitting.

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 4:11 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 Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Senator Brazeau replaced the Honourable Senator Sinclair (March 29, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (March 29, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu replaced the Honourable Senator Runciman (March 29, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Tannas (March 29, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Runciman (March 29, 2017).