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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 119 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJafferJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTardifUngerVernerWetstonWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyak*BlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggleton*EnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGold*GreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJafferJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartin*MassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart Olsen*TannasTardif*TkachukUngerVerner*WallinWetston*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 Munson, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, presented the committee’s seventh report (Bill S-232, An Act respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month, without amendment).

The Honourable Senator Frum moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Seidman, 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.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

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.

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C.:

That the order for the adoption of the second report of the Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators be discharged from the Order Paper.

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

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

Third reading of Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, as amended.

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

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Dean moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Griffin:

That Bill S-5 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended in clause 68 (as amended by decision of the Senate on May 9, 2017), on page 41, by replacing subclauses 68(3) and (4) with the following:

(3) Schedule 1 to the Act is amended

(a) in Column 1 of item 1, by adding “(other than those set out in Column 1 of item 1.2)” after the word “flavour”;

(b) by adding item 1.2 after item 1.1;

(c) in Column 1 in relation to item 1.2, by adding “Menthol, including l-menthol, and menthone, including l-menthone”;

(d) in Column 2 in relation to item 1.2, by adding “Tobacco products”;

(e) in Column 1 of item 9, by adding “(other than those set out in Column 1 of item 9.1)” after the word “herbs”;

(f) by adding item 9.1 after item 9;

(g) in Column 1 in relation to item 9.1, by adding “Cloves”; and

(h) in Column 2 in relation to item 9.1, by adding “Tobacco products”.”.

After debate,

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

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Petitclerc, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare, for the third reading of Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, as amended.

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

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

Bills – Second Reading

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

After debate,

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

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

Motions

Orders No. 1, 95 and 96 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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, 31 and 33 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, entitled Market Access: Giving Canadian Farmers and Processors the world, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on May 9, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Maltais moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Seidman:

That the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, entitled Market Access: Giving Canadian Farmers and Processors the World, tabled with the Clerk of the Senate on May 9, 2017, be adopted and that, pursuant to rule 12-24(1), the Senate request a complete and detailed response from the government, with the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food being identified as minister responsible for responding to the report, in consultation with the following Ministers:

(a)International Trade;

(b)Foreign Affairs;

(c)Health Canada;

(d)Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness;

(e)National Revenue;

(f)Innovation, Science and Economic Development;

(g)Employment, Workforce Development, and Labour;

(h)Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; and

(i)Transport.

After debate,

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 4 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on February 4, 2016, the Senate adjourned until 1:30 p.m., tomorrow.

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

Report of Operations under the International River Improvements Act for the year 2016, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. I-20,s. 51. —Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1107.

Report of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority, together with the Auditor General’s 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. 1/42-1108.


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 Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Christmas (May 10, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Raine (May 9, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Oh was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (May 9, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (May 9, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Griffin replaced the Honourable Senator Duffy (May 10, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Pate replaced the Honourable Senator Christmas (May 10, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Duffy replaced the Honourable Senator Marwah (May 10, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Ngo (May 9, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Jaffer replaced the Honourable Senator Hubley (May 10, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ogilvie replaced the Honourable Senator Ngo (May 9, 2017).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Moncion replaced the Honourable Senator Marwah (May 10, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator White (May 10, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (May 10, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Oh was added to the membership (May 9, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (May 10, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Duffy replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (May 10, 2017).