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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 112 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBoveyBrazeauCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosKennyLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldOgilvieOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBoveyBrazeauCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosKennyLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldOgilvieOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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

Government Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

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

That the Address by Malala Yousafzai, to Members of both Houses of Parliament, delivered Wednesday, April 12, 2017, together with all introductory and related remarks, be printed as an appendix to the Debates of the Senate of this day and form part of the permanent records of this House.

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

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator MacDonald tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the Summer Meeting of the Western Governors’ Association, held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States of America, from June 12 to 14, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1043.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the Annual Summer Meeting of the National Governors Association, held in Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America, from July 14 to 17, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1044.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the Annual National Conference of the Council of State Governments, held in Colonial Williamsburg, Virgina, United States of America, from December 8 to 11, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1045.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Ordered, That Order No. 26 under OTHER BUSINESS, Reports of Committees - Other, be brought forward.

Consideration of the thirteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce (Budget—study on the current and emerging issues of the banking sector and monetary policy of the United States—power to travel), presented in the Senate on April 11, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Greene, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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


Ordered, That Order No. 24 under OTHER BUSINESS, Reports of Committees - Other, be brought forward.

Consideration of the sixth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights (Budget—study on the issues relating to the human rights of prisoners in the correctional system—power to hire staff and to travel), presented in the Senate on April 11, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Munson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dawson, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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

Government Business

Motions

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

That, notwithstanding the order adopted by the Senate on February 4, 2016, the Senate continue sitting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, pursuant to the provisions of the Rules, until the conclusion of Government Business;

That the provisions of rule 3-3(1) be suspended on that day;

That, once government business is complete on that day, the Senate stand adjourned if it is after 4 p.m.; and

That the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology 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.

After debate,

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

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, as amended.

After debate,

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

The bill, as amended, was then read the 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 with certain amendments, to which it desires its concurrence.

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

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Frum moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen:

That Bill C-6, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended:

(a)in clause 1, on page 1, by deleting lines 17 and 18;

(b)by deleting clause 8, on page 4;

(c)in clause 14, on page 6, by replacing lines 6 to 8 with the following:

“14 Paragraph 5(1)c) of the Citizenship Act, as it read immediately before the day on which subsection 1(1) comes into force, applies”; and

(d) in clause 27, on page 9, by replacing line 1 with the following:

“27 (1) Subsections 1(1) and (7)”.

After debate,

A point of order was raised with respect to the receivability of the amendment.

After debate,

The Speaker reserved his decision.

Bills – Second Reading

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

Motions

Orders No. 1 and 80 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Order No. 2 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

ADJOURNMENT

At 4:14 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate earlier this day, the Senate adjourned until 1:30 p.m., tomorrow.

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

Report on the administration of the Canada Small Business Financing Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 1998,c. 36,ss. 18 and 20.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1039.

Report on Canada’s activities as a Member Nation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. F-26, s. 4.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1040.

Report of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission, together with the Auditors’ Report, for the year ended December 31, 2016, pursuant to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission Act, S.C. 1964-65, c. 19,s. 7.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1041.

Interim Order No. 3 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft (81100-3-64-3), dated April 10, 2017, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-2,sbs. 6.41(5) and (6).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1042.

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 Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Hartling (April 12, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Lang replaced the Honourable Senator Greene (April 12, 2017).