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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 117 (Unrevised)

Monday, May 8, 2017
6 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBeyakBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyEatonEggletonForestFraserFureyGagnéGalvezGoldHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKennyLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRinguetteSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTardifVernerWellsWetstonWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBeyak*BlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyEatonEggleton*EnvergaForestFraserFureyGagnéGalvezGold*GreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKennyLangLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartin*MassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRinguetteSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTardif*TkachukVerner*WallinWellsWetston*WhiteWoo

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

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Lang, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, informed the Senate that, pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on April 21, 2016, the committee deposited with the Clerk of the Senate earlier this day, its eleventh report entitled Reinvesting in the Canadian Armed Forces: A plan for the future.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1086S.

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

Delayed Answers

Pursuant to rule 4-10(2), the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., tabled the following:

Reply to Question No. 38, dated January 31, 2017, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Downe, respecting the priority employment appointment of veterans.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1087S.

Orders of the Day

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons to return Bill S-208, An Act respecting National Seal Products Day,

And to acquaint the Senate that the Commons has passed this bill, without amendment.


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

Bills – Reports of Committees

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

Bills – Second Reading

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

Motions

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

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Resuming debate on the motion, as modified, of the Honourable Senator Bellemare, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C.:

That, in accordance with rule 10-11(1), the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be authorized to examine the subject matter of all of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures, introduced in the House of Commons on April 11, 2017, in advance of the said bill coming before the Senate;

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be authorized to meet for the purposes of its study of the subject matter of Bill C-44 even though the Senate may then be sitting, with the application of rule 12-18(1) being suspended in relation thereto;

That, in addition, and notwithstanding any normal practice:

1.The following committees be separately authorized to examine the subject matter of the following elements contained in Bill C-44 in advance of it coming before the Senate:

(a)the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade: those elements contained in the Division 1 of Part 4;

(b)the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce: those elements contained in Divisions 3, 8, 18 and 20 of Part 4;

(c)the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology: those elements contained in Divisions 5, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16 of Part 4;

(d)the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs: those elements contained in Divisions 10 and 17 of Part 4; and

(e)the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence: those elements contained in Divisions 12 and 19 of Part 4;

2. The various committees listed in point one that are authorized to examine the subject matter of particular elements of Bill C-44 be authorized to meet for the purposes of their studies of those elements even though the Senate may then be sitting, with the application of rule 12-18(1) being suspended in relation thereto;

3. The various committees listed in point one that are authorized to examine the subject matter of particular elements of Bill C-44 submit their final reports to the Senate no later than June 7, 2017;

4. As the reports from the various committees authorized to examine the subject matter of particular elements of Bill C-44 are tabled in the Senate, they be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting; and

5. The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be simultaneously authorized to take any reports tabled under point four into consideration during its study of the subject matter of all of Bill C-44.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, as modified, 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 and 2 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 to 6 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1, 3, 5 to 12, 14 and 15, 17 to 19, 29 and 31 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Orders No. 31, 51, 73, 89, 92, 139, 146, 158, 192 and 194 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Orders No. 1 and 2, 8, 11 to 14 and 17 to 20 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Ringuette moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator McCoy:

That the Rules of the Senate be amended by:

1.replacing the period at the end of rule 12-7(16) by the following:

“; and

Human Resources

12-7. (17) the Standing Senate Committee on Human Resources, to which may be referred matters relating to human resources generally.”; and

2.updating all cross references in the Rules accordingly.

After debate,

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 7:12 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 2 p.m.)

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

Eleventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence entitled Reinvesting in the Canadian Armed Forces: A plan for the future, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on May 8, 2017, pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on April 21, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1086S.


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 Raine replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (May 5, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Duffy replaced the Honourable Senator Griffin (May 8, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Eaton was added to the membership (May 5, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Unger was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (May 5, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bovey replaced the Honourable Senator Omidvar (May 5, 2017).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (May 5, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator White replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (May 5, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (May 5, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu was added to the membership (May 5, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (May 5, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

The Honourable Senator Dagenais replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (May 8, 2017).

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The Honourable Senator Housakos replaced the Honourable Senator White (May 8, 2017).

Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations

The Honourable Senator Runciman replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (May 5, 2017).

Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization

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

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Greene (May 8, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (May 5, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Dagenais (May 5, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Lang replaced the Honourable Senator Greene (May 8, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dean replaced the Honourable Senator Duffy (May 8, 2017).

The Honourable Senator MacDonald replaced the Honourable Senator Dagenais (May 5, 2017).