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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 130 (Unrevised)

Thursday, June 8, 2017
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBoisvenuBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalKennyLankinLovelace NicholasMaltaisMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMitchellMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSibbestonSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBoisvenuBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalKennyLankinLovelace NicholasMaltaisMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMitchellMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSibbestonSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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 the Speaker tabled the following:

Report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner on the performance of her duties and functions under the Conflict of Interest Act in relation to public office holders, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. P-1, sbs. 90(1)(b).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1180.

Ninth Annual Report of the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying, for the period ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Lobbying Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. 44(4th Supp.),s. 11.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1181.

Report of the Information Commissioner for the period ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C., 1985,c. A-1,sbs. 40(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1182.

Annual Report of the Commissioner of Official Languages for the year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Official Languages Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. 31(4th supp.),s. 66.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1183.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Runciman, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, informed the Senate that, pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on November 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, the committee deposited with the Clerk of the Senate earlier this day, its seventeenth report entitled Controlling Foreign Influence in Canadian Elections.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1179S.

The Honourable Senator Runciman moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, 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 Housakos, Chair of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration, tabled the fourteenth report of the committee (International Travel Report—Senator Munson).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1184S.

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Bilateral Mission to the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Republic of Botswana, held in Harare, Republic of Zimbabwe and Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, from March 26 to 31, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1185.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

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

Bills – Third Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, for the third reading of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Plett moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Unger:

That Bill C-16 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended on page 2, by adding the following after line 3:

2.1 The Act is amended by adding the following after section 4:

4.1 For greater certainty, nothing in this Act requires the use of a particular word or expression that corresponds to the gender identity or expression of any person.”.

After debate,

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

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBoisvenuBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierDagenaisDayDeanDowneEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalKennyLankinLovelace NicholasMaltaisMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMitchellMoncionMunsonNgoOgilvieOhPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTardifUngerWattWellsWetstonWoo—68

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

White—1

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1 to 5 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

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

o o o

Order No. 106 was withdrawn pursuant to rule 5-10(2).

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

That, when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, June 13, 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

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

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Ordered, That debate on order no. 2 be postponed until the next sitting of the Senate.

DEFERRED VOTES

With leave of the Senate,

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to rule 9-10(2), the Senate proceeded to the taking of the deferred standing vote on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Plett, to the motion of the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Petitclerc, for the third reading of Bill C-210, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender).

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersBeyakCarignanEatonEnvergaHousakosMartinNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRuncimanSeidmanSmithUngerWells—18

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BakerBellemareBernardBoveyBrazeauCampbellChristmasCordyCormierDayDeanDowneDuffyEggletonForestGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingJafferJoyalKennyLankinLovelace NicholasMassicotteMcCoyMcPhedranMégieMitchellMoncionMunsonPetitclercPratteRinguetteSaint-GermainTardifWattWoo—41

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

BoisvenuDagenaisFraserFrumMaltaisMarshallMcInnisMcIntyreStewart Olsen—9

The order was called for resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Petitclerc, for the third reading of Bill C-210, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender).

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

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., for the second reading of Bill S-206, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence).

After debate,

Further debate on the motion was adjourned until the next sitting, in the name of the Honourable Senator Martin.

o o o

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

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The order was called for resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Moore, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., for the second reading of Bill S-234, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Artist Laureate).

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Bovey moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Hartling, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology.

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

o o o

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

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 3 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees – Other

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Tannas, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells, for the adoption of the sixth report (interim) of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization, entitled Senate Modernization: Moving Forward (Speakership), presented in the Senate on October 5, 2016.

The Honourable Senator Fraser moved, for the Honourable Senator Day, seconded by the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., 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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Orders No. 6 to 8, 10 to 12, 14 and 15, 17 and 18, 29, 31, 33, 35 and 37 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Tardif, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C.:

That the fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages, entitled Horizon 2018: Toward Stronger Support of French-language Learning in British Columbia, tabled in the Senate on May 31, 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 Canadian Heritage being identified as minister responsible for responding to the report, in consultation with the Ministers of Public Services and Procurement, Families, Children and Social Development, Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Jaffer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Munson, 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. 40 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Orders No. 31, 73, 89, 92, 139, 146, 158, 174, 189, 192, 194 and 206 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Orders No. 1, 2, 8, 11 and 12 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Bellemare, calling the attention of the Senate to the relevance of full employment in the 21st century in a Globalized economy.

After debate,

With leave of the Senate,

Further debate on the inquiry was adjourned until the next sitting, in the name of the Honourable Senator Cormier.

o o o

Order No. 14 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Order No. 17 was called and, pursuant to rule 4-15(2), dropped from the Order Paper and Notice Paper.

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Orders No. 18 to 20 and 24 to 26 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Jaffer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Munson:

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence have the power to meet for the purposes of its study on Bill C-22, Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts, even though the Senate may then be sitting, and that rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto.

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

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 5:46 p.m., the Senate was continued until Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 2 p.m.)

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

Interim Order No. 7 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft (81100-3-64-7), dated June 2, 2017, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-2,sbs. 6.41(5) and (6).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1177.

Report on the administration of the Atlantic Fisheries Restructuring Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-14, sbs. 8(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1178.

Seventeenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs entitled Controlling Foreign Influence in Canadian Elections, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on June 8, 2017, pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on November 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1179S.

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 Omidvar (June 8, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Duffy (June 8, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Duffy replaced the Honourable Senator Boniface (June 8, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Griffin replaced the Honourable Senator Sinclair (June 8, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Wallin (June 8, 2017).

Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization

The Honourable Senator Dupuis replaced the Honourable Senator Pratte (June 8, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (June 7, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator MacDonald replaced the Honourable Senator Dagenais (June 7, 2017).