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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 131 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJafferJoyalKennyLangLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJafferJoyalKennyLangLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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:

Reports of the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, s. 72.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1190.

Reports of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, s. 72.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1191.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Runciman presented the following:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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

EIGHTEENTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill S-236, An Act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation, has, in obedience to the order of reference of February 28, 2017, examined the said bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1.Preamble, page 1:

(a) Replace line 9 with the following:

“and grew out of the Charlottetown Conference form part of”; and

(b)replace lines 23 and 24 with the following:

“anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, which, along with the Quebec Conference of 1864 and the London Conference of 1866-1867, led to the promulgation of the Constitution Act, 1867;”.

2.Clause 2, page 2: Replace line 4, in the French version, with the following:

“est reconnue et déclarée comme étant le berceau de la Confé-”.

3.New clause 3, page 2: Add the following after line 4:

3 For greater certainty, nothing in this Act constitutes a designation within the jurisdiction of the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency under the Parks Canada Agency Act.”.

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.

Introduction and First Reading of Government Bills

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

Ordered, That the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading later this day.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons to return Bill S-233, An Act to amend the Customs Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (presentation and reporting requirements),

And to acquaint the Senate that the Commons has passed this bill with the following amendment, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The amendment was then read by one of the clerks at the table, as follows:

Clause 7, page 4: In the English version, replace line 17 with the following:

“side Canada and then leaves Canada, as long as”

The Honourable Senator Runciman moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson, that the message be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration later this day.

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

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.

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Plett, 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 question being put on the motion in amendment, it was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakCarignanCoolsDoyleEatonEnvergaFrumHousakosLangMacDonaldManningMartinMocklerNeufeldOgilvieOhPattersonPlettRuncimanSeidmanSmithTannasTkachukUngerWells—28

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BakerBellemareBernardBlackCampbellChristmasCordyCormierDawsonDayDeanDowneDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonForestFraserGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHubleyJafferJoyalKennyLankinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionPatePetitclercPratteRinguetteSaint-GermainTardifVernerWallinWattWetstonWoo—49

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

BoisvenuBrazeauDagenaisMaltais—4

The Senate resumed 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.

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 on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBoisvenuBrazeauChristmasCoolsCormierDagenaisDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumGalvezGoldHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJoyalLangLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo—76

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BlackCampbellGreene—3

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

CarignanCordyJaffer—3

Bills – Second Reading

Second reading of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures.

The Honourable Senator Woo moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Hartling, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

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 in the following words:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

ORDERED,—That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours that, in relation to Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, the House:

agrees with amendments 1(a), 1(c), 4 and 5 made by the Senate;

proposes that amendments 1(b)(i) and (ii) be amended by replacing the number “60” with the number “55”;

proposes that amendment 1(b)(iii) be amended by replacing the words in paragraph 5(1.04)(a) with the following words “made by a person who has custody of the minor or who is empowered to act on their behalf by virtue of a court order or written agreement or by operation of law, unless otherwise ordered by a court; and”;

proposes that with respect to amendment 2:

the portion of subsection 10(3) before paragraph (a) be amended by deleting the word “revoking” and adding the words “may be revoked” after the words “renunciation of citizenship”;

paragraph 10(3)(d) be amended by replacing all the words after the words “advises the person” to the word “Court.” with the following words “that the case will be referred to the Court unless the person requests that the case be decided by the Minister.”;

the portion of subsection 10(3.1) before paragraph (a) be amended by replacing the word “received,” with the words “sent, or within any extended time that the Minister may allow for special reasons,”;

paragraph 10(3.1)(a) be amended by deleting the words “humanitarian and compassionate” and adding after the words “including any considerations” the words “respecting his or her personal circumstances” and by adding the words “of the case” after the words “all of the circumstances” and by deleting the word “Minister’s” before the words “decision will render the person”;

paragraph 10(3.1)(b) be amended by replacing the words “referred to the Court” with the words “decided by the Minister”;

subsection 10(4.1) be amended by replacing that subsection with the following “(4.1) The Minister shall refer the case to the Court under subsection 10.1(1) unless (a) the person has made written representations under paragraph (3.1)(a) and the Minister is satisfied (i) on a balance of probabilities that the person has not obtained, retained, renounced or resumed his or her citizenship by false representation or fraud or by knowingly concealing material circumstances, or (ii) that considerations respecting the person’s personal circumstances warrant special relief in light of all the circumstances of the case; or (b) the person has made a request under paragraph (3.1)(b).”;

subclause 3(4) be amended by deleting all the words beginning with “(4) The Act is amended by adding the following” to the words “under this Act or the Federal Courts Act.”;

proposes that amendment 3(a) be amended in subsection 10.1(1) by replacing the words “If a person” with the words “Unless a person”;

proposes that with respect to amendment 3(b):

subsection 10.1(4) be amended by replacing all the words beginning with “If the Minister seeks a declaration” and ending with the words “knowingly concealing material circumstances.” with the words “For the purposes of subsection (1), if the Minister seeks a declaration that the person has obtained, retained, renounced or resumed his or her citizenship by false representation or fraud or by knowingly concealing material circumstances, with respect to a fact described in section 34, 35 or 37 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Minister need prove only that the person has obtained, retained, renounced or resumed his or her citizenship by false representation or fraud or by knowingly concealing material circumstances.”;

by deleting subsection 10.1(5);

proposes that amendment 6(a) be amended by replacing clause 19.1 with the following “19.1(1) Any decision that is made under subsection 10(1) of the Citizenship Act as it read immediately before the day on which subsection 3(2) comes into force and that is set aside by the Federal Court and sent back for a redetermination on or after that day is to be determined in accordance with that Act as it reads on that day. (2) A proceeding that is pending before the Federal Court before the day on which subsection 3(2) comes into force as a result of an action commenced under subsection 10.1(1) of the Citizenship Act is to be dealt with and disposed of in accordance with that Act as it read immediately before that day.”;

proposes that amendment 6(b) be amended by replacing clause 20.1 with the following “20.1 If, before the day on which subsection 3(2) comes into force, a notice has been given to a person under subsection 10(3) of the Citizenship Act and a decision has not been made by the Minister before that day, the person may, within 30 days after that day, request to have the matter dealt with and disposed of as if the notice had been given under subsection 10(3) of that Act as it reads on that day.”;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 7 because it would give permanent resident status to those who acquired that status fraudulently;

proposes that amendment 8 be amended by replacing all the words after “(3.1) Subsections” with the following words “3(2) and (3) and 4(1) and (3) and section 5.1 come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.”.

ATTEST

COLETTE LABRECQUE-RIEL
for / pour MARC BOSC

The Acting Clerk of the House of Commons

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare, that the message be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.

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

Reports of Committees – Other

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

o o o

Consideration of the fourteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce (Subject matter of Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures), tabled in the Senate on June 7, 2017.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Hubley moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., that further debate on the consideration of the report be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Motions

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

Inquiries

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

Other Business

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

Consideration of the amendment by the House of Commons to Bill S-233, An Act to amend the Customs Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (presentation and reporting requirements):

Clause 7, page 4: In the English version, replace line 17 with the following:

« side Canada and then leaves Canada, as long as »

The Honourable Senator Runciman moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk:

That the Senate concur in the amendment made by the House of Commons to Bill S-233, An Act to amend the Customs Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (presentation and reporting requirements); and

That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house accordingly.

After debate,

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

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

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

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Third reading of Bill S-219, An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations.

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., that the bill be read for a third time.

After debate,

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

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

Commons Public Bills – Third Reading

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).

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Enverga moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ngo:

That Bill C-210 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended in the schedule, on page 2, by replacing the words “all of us com-mand” with “all of our com-mand”.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, for the Honourable Senator Plett, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells, 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 division.

o o o

Order No. 2 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.

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan, seconded by the Honourable Senator Plett, for the second reading of Bill S-235, An Act to amend the Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act (investments).

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

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

o o o

Order No. 4 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator MacDonald, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, for the second reading of Bill S-238, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (importation of shark fins).

After debate,

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

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

o o o

Order No. 6 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

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

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Gold, seconded by the Honourable Senator Saint-Germain, for the second reading of Bill C-305, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief).

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Gold moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Andreychuk, seconded by the Honourable Senator Seidman, for the second reading of Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code (sexual assault).

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Cormier moved, for the Honourable Senator Gagné, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pate, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1, 5 to 8, 10 to 12, 14 and 15, 17 and 18, 29 and 31 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Lang, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin:

That the 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, 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 National Defence being identified as minister responsible for responding to the report.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tardif, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

o o o

Orders No. 35 and 37 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

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 question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

o o o

Order No. 40 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Consideration of the 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.

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

That the 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, 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 Democratic Institutions being identified as minister responsible for responding to the report.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Gold moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mégie, 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. 31, 73, 89, 92 and 139 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Ringuette, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C.:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce be authorized to:

(a)Review the operations of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI), and ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office (ADRBO);

(b)Review the agencies’ interaction with and respect for provincial jurisdictions;

(c)Review and determine best practices from similar agencies in other jurisdictions;

(d)Provide recommendations to ensure that the FCAC, OBSI, and ADRBO can better protect consumers and respect provincial jurisdiction; and

That the Committee submit its final report no later than May 31, 2017, and retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator McCoy moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C.:

That the motion be not now adopted, but that it be amended by replacing the words “May 31, 2017” with the words “March 18, 2018”.

After debate,

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

The Senate resumed debate on the motion, as amended, of the Honourable Senator Ringuette, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C.:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce be authorized to:

(a)Review the operations of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI), and ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office (ADRBO);

(b)Review the agencies’ interaction with and respect for provincial jurisdictions;

(c)Review and determine best practices from similar agencies in other jurisdictions;

(d)Provide recommendations to ensure that the FCAC, OBSI, and ADRBO can better protect consumers and respect provincial jurisdiction; and

That the Committee submit its final report no later than March 18, 2018, and retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

With leave of the Senate,

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

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Orders No. 158, 174, 189, 192, 194 and 206 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Chaput, calling the attention of the Senate to the Program to Support Linguistic Rights, the importance of ensuring public financing of court actions that seek to create a fair and just society and to the urgent need for the federal government to re-establish the Court Challenges Program.

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 Joyal, P.C.

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Orders No. 2, 8, 11 to 14, 18 to 20 and 24 to 26 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

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

That:

1.the next time Other Business is called after the adoption of this motion, the Senate resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole in order to consider the role of the Communications Directorate;

2.this Committee of the Whole meet at each subsequent sitting of the Senate, at the start of Other Business, until it has completed its work, without having to report progress and seek leave to sit again;

3.while this Committee of the Whole is meeting, the provisions of rule 12-33 be suspended, provided that a senator may at any point move that the committee rise, with that question being put without debate or amendment, and, if adopted, the committee then rising until the next time provided for in paragraph 2 of this order;

4.this Committee of the Whole hear from the Chair of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration; the Director of Communications; the Director of Information Services; the Director of Human Resources; and such other witnesses as it may consider appropriate; and

5.once the committee has completed its work, the chair report as soon as convenient during Presenting or Tabling of Reports from Committees during Routine Proceedings.

Debate.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Ringuette tabled the following:

Senate Communications organization chart as of May 23, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1192S.

Senate Communications organization chart as of May 25, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1193S.

Intratel Employees Records List for the Senate Communications Directorate.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1194S.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Neufeld, 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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The Honourable Senator Neufeld moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lang:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources be permitted, notwithstanding usual practices, to deposit with the Clerk of the Senate, between June 15 and June 23, 2017, a report relating to its study on the transition to a lower carbon economy, if the Senate is not then sitting, and that the report be deemed to have been tabled in the Chamber.

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

INQUIRIES

The Honourable Senator Cordy called the attention of the Senate to the importance of identifying palliative care as an insured health service covered under the Canada Health Act and to the importance of developing a national strategy for uniform standards and delivery of palliative care.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Eaton moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Maltais, that further debate on the inquiry 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 Petitclerc:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 11:11 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)

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2017-18 to 2021-22 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets, and Borrowing Plan for 2017-18 of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. F-11,sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1186.

Document entitled Canada’s Report with Respect to International Labour Organization Instruments adopted at the 103rd (June 2014) and 104th (June 2015) sessions of the International Labour Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1187.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2016-17 to 2020-21, Borrowing Plan, and Operating and Capital Budgets of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11,sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1188.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2017-18 to 2021-22, Borrowing Plan, and Operating and Capital Budgets of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. F-11,sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1189.


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 Manning replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (June 12, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Tannas replaced the Honourable Senator Raine (June 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Marwah replaced the Honourable Senator Sinclair (June 12, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Bovey replaced the Honourable Senator Omidvar (June 13, 2017).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Dawson replaced the Honourable Senator Munson (June 12, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Omidvar (June 13, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Ogilvie replaced the Honourable Senator Andreychuk (June 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (June 13, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator Beyak replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (June 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (June 12, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (June 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Beyak replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (June 12, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Beyak replaced the Honourable Senator Raine (June 13, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Marwah replaced the Honourable Senator Bovey (June 12, 2017).