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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 115 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLangLovelace NicholasMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePetitclercPlettPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyak*BlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagné*GalvezGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLangLovelace NicholasMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwah*MassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchell*MocklerMoncionMunson*NeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPate*PattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWetstonWhiteWoo

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.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Delayed Answers

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

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on October 19, 2016 by the Honourable Senator Maltais, concerning softwood lumber negotiations.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1083S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 29, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., concerning the Champlain Bridge.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1084S.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons to return Bill C-224, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (assistance — drug overdose),

And to acquaint the Senate that the Commons has agreed to the amendments made by the Senate to this bill, without amendment.

Orders of the Day

Ordered, That Order No. 32 under OTHER BUSINESS, Reports of Committees - Other, be brought forward.

The order was called for resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Andreychuk, seconded by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., for the adoption of the second report of the Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators, entitled Consideration of an Inquiry Report from the Senate Ethics Officer, presented in the Senate on May 2, 2017.

Ordered, That further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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, May 3, 2017, pursuant to the provisions of the Rules;

That committees of the Senate scheduled to meet on that day 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; and

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

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

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.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

BakerBellemareBernardBonifaceBoveyCampbellChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDawsonDayDeanDowneDupuisDyckEggletonForestFraserGagnéGoldHarderHartlingJafferJoyalLovelace NicholasMarwahMcCoyMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRinguetteSaint-GermainSinclairTardifWattWetstonWoo—45

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleEatonEnvergaFrumHousakosLangMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreNgoOgilviePlettRuncimanSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTkachukUngerVernerWhite—29

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

Accordingly, Bill C-6, as amended, was read a 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.

o o o

Third reading of Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts, as amended.

The Honourable Senator Campbell moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser, that the bill, as amended, be read for a third time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lang, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 4:06 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.)

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

Special Report of the Correctional Investigator, together with the government response, pursuant to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, S.C. 1992,c. 20,s. 193.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1078.

Report of the Canada Post Corporation, together with the Auditors’ Report, for the year ended December 31, 2016, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11,sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1079.

Report of the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors for the year ended May 5, 2016, pursuant to the Canada Land Surveyors Act, S.C. 1998,c. 14, sbs. 70(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1080.

Copy of Regulations Repealing the United Nations Côte d’Ivoire Regulations (P.C. 2017-377), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. U-2, sbs. 4(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1081.

Copy of the Regulations Repealing the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Liberia (P.C. 2017-378), pursuant to the United Nations Act,R.S.C. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1082.


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 Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Hubley replaced the Honourable Senator Fraser (May 3, 2017).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Omidvar replaced the Honourable Senator McCoy (May 3, 2017).

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (May 3, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McInnis replaced the Honourable Senator Housakos (May 3, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (May 3, 2017).