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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 113 (Unrevised)

Thursday, April 13, 2017
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcIntyreMcPhedranMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWattWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcIntyreMcPhedranMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWattWetstonWhiteWoo

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 Documents

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

Government response to the sixteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, entitled Vigilance, Accountability and Security at Canada’s Borders, tabled in the Senate on June 18, 2015 during the Second Session of the Forty-first Parliament.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1048S.

(Pursuant to rule 12-24(4), the report and the response were deemed referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence.)

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Runciman presented the following:

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has the honour to present its

FOURTEENTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts, has, in obedience to the order of reference of March 9, 2017, examined the said bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1.Clause 42, page 44:

(a) Replace, in line 31, the words “not to exceed” with the words “not less than 45 days or more than”.

(b)add after line 36 the following:

56.2 (1) The Minister may establish, for each supervised consumption site, a citizen advisory committee charged with advising those in charge of the site on matters relating to its operation and public concern about the presence of the site in their community, including with respect to public health and safety.

(2) The committee shall consist of 5 to 10 volunteers who live in the immediate vicinity of the site.

(3) The committee shall provide the Minister with a written report on its activities each year, no later than sixty days after the anniversary of the date on which it was established.

56.3 (1) A person who is responsible for the direct supervision, at a supervised consumption site, of the consumption of controlled substances, shall offer a person using the site alternative pharmaceutical therapy before that person consumes a controlled substance  that is obtained in a manner not authorized under this Act.

(2) The failure to offer alternative pharmaceutical therapy in subsection (1) does not constitute an offence under this Act or any other Act of Parliament.”

Respectfully submitted,

BOB RUNCIMAN

Chair

The Honourable Senator Runciman moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson, 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.

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The Honourable Senator Lang informed the Senate that, pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on April 21, 2016, the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on April 13, 2017, its tenth report (interim) entitled Military underfunded: The walk must match the talk.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1047S.

The Honourable Senator Lang moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Neufeld, 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.

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The Honourable Senator Manning, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented the sixth report of the committee (Budget—study on Maritime Search and Rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities—power to hire staff and to travel).

(The report is printed as Appendix A at pages 1640-1652 (available in print format PDF).)

(The HTML version of the report is available on the committee website.)

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Manning 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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The Honourable Senator Fraser, Chair of the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament, presented the sixth report of the committee, entitled Report on the Case of Privilege Relating to Leaks of the Auditor General’s Report on the Audit of Senators’ Expenses.

(The report is printed as Appendix B at pages 1653-1765 (available in print format PDF).)

(The HTML version of the report is available on the committee website.)

The Honourable Senator Fraser moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Jaffer, 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.

SPEAKER'S RULING

I am ready to deal with the point of order raised yesterday by Senator Lankin in relation to the amendment of Senator Frum to Bill C-6, as amended. The point of order questioned whether the amendment violates the rules and practices governing the receivability of amendments and, as such, should not be considered by the Senate.

Senator Lankin was concerned that the amendment fundamentally undermines the basic principle of the bill, which she characterized as being to facilitate access to citizenship. Senator Lankin cited a range of procedural authorities and precedents in making her argument. I thank her for this very useful review.

Several other senators also participated in debate on the point of order. Among them was Senator Carignan, who expressed concern about adopting an excessively rigid approach when dealing with amendments.

It is a basic tenet of parliamentary practice that an amendment must respect the principle and scope of a bill, and must be relevant to it. A ruling of December 9, 2009, cited by Senator Lankin, noted that:

It may generally be helpful to view the principle as the intention underlying a bill. The scope of the bill would then be related to the parameters the bill sets in reaching any goals or objectives that it contains, or the general mechanisms it envisions to fulfil its intentions. Finally, relevancy takes into account how an amendment relates to the scope or principle of the bill under examination.

Amendments must, therefore, be in some way related to the bill and cannot introduce elements or factors alien to the proposed legislation or destructive of its original goals. In addition, amendments must respect the objectives of the bill. In considering these issues, it may be necessary to identify the fundamental policy and goals behind a bill. Factors such as the long title of the bill, its content and the debate at second reading may be taken into account. Debate at second reading is particularly relevant since, according to rule 10-4, “The principle of a bill is usually debated on second reading.” However, as acknowledged in previous rulings, it is often difficult to identify the principle.

There is another element, not directly raised during the point of order, which must also be taken into account. As noted in a ruling of April 16, 2013, several Speakers “have expressed a preference of presuming a matter to be in order, unless and until the contrary position is established.” This approach is in keeping with the role of the Senate as a debating chamber, where legislation and policy issues are subject to vigorous discussion, and to the consideration of possible alternatives. As a result, unless an item of business, such as an amendment, is clearly out of order, debate should be allowed to proceed.

Debate on second reading of Bill C-6 included the following statement by the sponsor: “This bill finds a more appropriate balance between fulfilling reasonable requirements, on the one hand, and facilitating citizenship, on the other, because evidence shows that citizenship is a facilitator of integration.” This was in a speech identifying three basic principles of citizenship that are woven through the bill. The other principles were the equality of Canadians and program integrity.

The amendment at issue does not affect many of the changes proposed in Bill C-6. As an example, it would not affect the proposed reduction of the total length of time a person must be resident in Canada to 1,095 days during the five years immediately before the application for citizenship. The current requirement under the Citizenship Act is 1,460 days during the period of six years preceding the application. What the amendment does propose is to maintain the current requirement, which Bill C-6 would remove, that a person must be “physically present in Canada for at least 183 days during each of four calendar years that are fully or partially within the six years immediately before the date of his or her application”.

It is possible to understand this amendment as an effort to re-balance the competing aims of facilitating citizenship while maintaining reasonable requirements for becoming a Canadian citizen. Such a re-balancing of these two objectives is not clearly destructive of the basic intention underlying the bill. The reduced residency requirements in Bill C-6 would, as an example, be maintained with this amendment.

Honourable senators, it is not clearly evident that the amendment is fundamentally destructive of the original goals of Bill C-6. Taking into account the importance of allowing senators wide latitude in debate, the ruling is that the amendment is in order, and debate can continue.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

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.

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Frum, 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,

The question being put on the motion in amendment, it was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisEnvergaFrumHousakosLangMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldOgilviePattersonPlettRuncimanSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWhite—28

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BakerBellemareBernardBlackBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCoolsCordyCormierDawsonDayDeanDowneDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonForestFraserGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcPhedranMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonOhOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRinguetteSaint-GermainSinclairWallinWetstonWoo—51

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

The Senate resumed 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 Lang moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin:

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

(a)on page 4,

(i)in clause 4 (as replaced by decision of the Senate on April 4, 2017), by replacing sub-clause (2) with the following:

(2) Subsection 10.1(2) of the Act is replaced with the following:

(2) Any court that sentences a person to at least five years of imprisonment for a terrorism offence as defined in section 2 of the Criminal Code or for a terrorism offence as defined in subsection 2(1) of the National Defence Act may, in its discretion, make a declaration that the person was so sentenced.”,

(ii)in clause 5, by replacing line 7 with the following:

5 Section 10.3 of the Act is replaced by the following:

10.3 A person whose citizenship is revoked under paragraph 10.1(3)(b) becomes a foreign national within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

5.01 Section 10.4 of the Act is replaced by the following:

10.4 (1) Subsection 10.1(2) does not operate so as to authorize any declaration that conflicts with any international human rights instrument regarding statelessness to which Canada is signatory.

(2) If an instrument referred to in subsection (1) prohibits the deprivation of citizenship that would render a person stateless, a person who claims that subsection 10.1(2) would operate in the manner described in subsection (1) must prove, on a balance of probabilities, their claim.”, and

(iii)by adding after line 13 the following:

6.1 Section 10.7 of the Act is replaced by the following:

10.7 (1) An appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal may be made from a judgment under subsection 10.1(1) or section 10.5 only if, in rendering judgment, the judge certifies that a serious question of general importance is involved and states the question.

(2) An appeal from a judgment under subsection 10.1(2) lies to the Court Martial Appeal Court in the case of a judgment of a court martial or, in any other case, to the court of appeal of the province in which the judgment is rendered.”;

(b)on page 5, in clause 10,

(i)by replacing lines 14 to 17 with the following:

(3) Paragraphs 22(1)(f) and (g) of the Act are replaced by the following:”, and

(ii)by replacing line 23 with the following:

“or paragraph 10.1(3)(a); or

(g) if the person’s citizenship has been revoked under paragraph 10.1(3)(b).”; and

(c)on page 8, by replacing clause 26 (as replaced by the decision of the Senate on April 4, 2017) with the following:

26 Paragraphs 46(2)(b) and (c) of the Act are replaced by the following:

(b) subsection 10(1) of the Citizenship Act; or

(c) paragraph 10.1(3)(a) of the Citizenship Act.”.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Campbell moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser, that further debate on the motion in amendment be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Bills – Second Reading

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

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The order was called for the second reading of Bill C-22, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts.

SPEAKER'S STATEMENT

Honourable senators, I would like to read a statement that was made by the Speaker of the House of Commons yesterday:

I wish to inform the House of an administrative error that occurred with regard to Bill C-22, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts.

Members may recall that the House studied a number of motions at report stage. On March 20, 2017, the House adopted some of those motions and rejected others. One of the rejected motions was Motion No. 7, moved by the honourable member for Victoria, which was intended to delete clause 31 of the bill.

The House concurred in the bill, as amended, at report stage with further amendments and eventually adopted the bill at third reading on April 4, 2017.

As is the usual practice following passage at third reading, House officials prepared a parchment version of the bill and transmitted this parchment to the Senate. Due to an administrative error, the version of the bill that was transmitted to the other place was prepared as if Motion No. 7 had been adopted and clause 31 had been deleted, with the renumbering of another clause in the bill as a result. Unfortunately, the mistake was not detected before the bill was sent to the other place.

I wish to reassure the House that this error was strictly administrative in nature and occurred after third reading was given to Bill C-22. The proceedings that took place in this House and the decisions made by the House with respect to Bill C-22 remain entirely valid. The records of the House relating to this bill are complete and accurate.

However, the documents relating to Bill C-22 that were sent to the other place were not an accurate reflection of the House’s decisions.

Speaker Milliken addressed a similar situation in a ruling given on November 22, 2001, found on page 7455 of Debates. My predecessor also dealt with a similar situation in a statement made on September 15, 2014, found on page 7239 of Debates. Guided by these precedents, similar steps have been undertaken in this case.

First, once this discrepancy was detected, House officials immediately communicated with their counterparts in the Senate to set about resolving it. Next, I have instructed the Acting Clerk and his officials to take the necessary steps to rectify this error and to ensure that the other place has a corrected copy of Bill C-22 that reflects the proceedings that occurred in this House. Thus, a revised version of the bill will be transmitted to the other place through the usual administrative procedures of Parliament. Finally, I have asked that the “as passed at third reading” version of the bill be reprinted.

The Senate will, of course, make its own determination about how it proceeds with Bill C-22 in light of this situation. I wish to reassure members that steps have been taken to ensure that similar errors, rare though they may be, do not reoccur.

I thank honourable members for their attention.

Honourable senators, as the Speaker of the other place noted in his statement, we have had to deal with such errors before. 

Honourable senators will recall that the defective version of the bill was given first reading and is currently on the Orders of the Day for consideration.  I believe that Senator Harder is prepared to ask for leave for a motion to declare the proceedings on the bill thus far null and void.  If this proposal were accepted by this Chamber, we could then read the new message and give the corrected bill first reading. Subsequent proceedings would then depend upon the will of the Senate.

With leave of the Senate,

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

That all proceedings to date on Bill C-22, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts, be declared null and void.

After debate,

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

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-22, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts, 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.

Motions

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy:

That the following Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor General of Canada:

To His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:

We, Her Majesty’s most loyal and dutiful subjects, the Senate of Canada in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

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.

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Order No. 80 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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

That, in order to allow the Senate to receive a Minister of the Crown during Question Period as authorized by the Senate on December 10, 2015, and notwithstanding rule 4-7, when the Senate sits on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Question Period shall begin at 3:30 p.m., with any proceedings then before the Senate being interrupted until the end of Question Period, which shall last a maximum of 40 minutes;

That, if a standing vote would conflict with the holding of Question Period at 3:30 p.m. today, the vote be postponed until immediately after the conclusion of Question Period;

That, if the bells are ringing for a vote at 3:30 p.m. today, they be interrupted for Question Period at that time, and resume thereafter for the balance of any time remaining; and

That, if the Senate concludes its business before 3:30 p.m. today, the sitting be suspended until that time for the purpose of holding Question Period.

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

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

That, when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 2 p.m.

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

Inquiries

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

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

Orders No. 1 to 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills – Third Reading

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

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Frum, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pratte, for the second reading of Bill S-232, An Act respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Frum moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights.

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

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Orders No. 4 to 7 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1, 3, 5 to 12, 14, 15, 17 and 18 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the fifth report (interim) of the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament, entitled Dividing Bills, presented in the Senate on April 6, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Fraser moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, 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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Consideration of the ninth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence (Budget—Canada’s national security and defence policies, practices, circumstances and capabilities—power to hire staff and to travel), presented in the Senate on April 11, 2017.

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

After debate,

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

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Consideration of the fifteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance (Budget—study on the federal government infrastructure funding program), presented in the Senate on April 11, 2017.

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

After debate,

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

Motions

Orders No. 31, 51, 73, 89, 92, 139, 146 and 158 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Housakos, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications be authorized to examine and report on issues related to the 373 million dollars of federal public money on loan to Bombardier Inc., including but not limited to the overall value for investment on behalf of Canadians; and

That the committee submit its final report to the Senate no later than June 7, 2017 and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Pratte, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mitchell:

That the motion be not now adopted, but that it be amended:

(a)by replacing the words “Transport and Communications” by the words “National Finance”;

(b)by replacing all the words in the first paragraph following the words “related to” by the words “public assistance provided to multinational companies by the Government of Canada, including the 350 million dollar loan provided to Bombardier Inc. in 2008 and the 373 million dollars loaned to Bombardier Inc. in 2017, taking particular account of, but not limited to, the overall value of such investment on behalf of Canadians; and”; and

(c)by replacing the words “June 7” by the words “December 31”.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Forest moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Galvez, that further debate on the motion in amendment be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Inquiries

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

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The order was called for resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, calling the attention of the Senate to the human rights implications of climate change, and how it will affect the most vulnerable in Canada and the world by threatening their right to food, water, health, adequate shelter, life, and self-determination.

The Honourable Senator Cordy moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser, that further debate on the inquiry be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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Orders No. 8, 11 to 14 and 17 to 20 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 4:32 p.m., the Senate was continued until Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 2 p.m.)

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

Report of the President of the Treasury Board on Official Languages for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Official Languages Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. 31 (4th Supp.),s. 48. —Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1046.

Tenth report (interim) of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence entitled Military underfunded: The walk must match the talk, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on April 13, 2017, pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on April 21, 2016 and December 12, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1047S.

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 Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (April 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (April 12, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Boisvenu (April 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C. (April 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (April 12, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (April 12, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pate replaced the Honourable Senator Sinclair (April 12, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Manning (April 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan replaced the Honourable Senator Patterson (April 12, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Manning replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (April 12, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (April 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (April 12, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Wallin (April 13, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (April 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Raine replaced the Honourable Senator MacDonald (April 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator MacDonald replaced the Honourable Senator Mockler (April 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Griffin replaced the Honourable Senator Mégie (April 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Raine (April 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (April 12, 2017).