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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 134 (Unrevised)

Monday, June 19, 2017
4 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDean*DowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonald*MaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRinguetteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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

The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that a communication had been received from the Secretary to the Governor General.

The communication was then read by the Honourable the Speaker as follows:

RIDEAU HALL

June 19th, 2017

Mr. Speaker,

I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will proceed to the Senate Chamber today, the 19th day of June, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of giving Royal Assent to certain bills of law.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Wallace

The Honourable

The Speaker of the Senate

Ottawa

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 Public Sector Integrity Commissioner 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. 1/42-1219.

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

Document entitled “Cyber Threats to Canada’s Democratic Process”.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1220.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Dyck, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, presented the seventh report of the committee (Budget—study on the new relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples—power to hire staff).

(The report is printed as an appendix at pages 2285-2290 (available in print format PDF).)

(The HTML version of the report is available on the committee website.)

The Honourable Senator Dyck moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Kenny, 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 Dagenais presented the following:

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence has the honour to present its

THIRTEENTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill C-22, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts, has, in obedience to the order of reference of Tuesday, May 30, 2017, examined the said bill and now reports the same without amendment but with certain observations, which are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

DANIEL LANG

Chair

Observations to the Thirteenth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence (Bill C-22)

As part of its study on Bill C-22, which took place from June 5, 2017 to June 15, 2017, your committee held a total of five meetings. Over the course of these meetings, your committee heard from 29 witnesses.

Your committee has observations with respect to certain provisions of the bill, namely:

1)Section 8(1)(b) of the bill prohibits the committee from reviewing activities that are ongoing operations and the appropriate Minister determines that the review would be injurious to national security. Your committee is concerned that this may inhibit the Committee of Parliamentarians from performing its oversight role. Your committee also believes that there should be a mechanism to monitor the application of this restriction by the Minister, and that this mechanism should include provisions for regular reports thereon to the members of the committee.

2)Section 14(d) of the bill states that the Committee of Parliamentarians is not entitled to have access to information relating directly to an ongoing investigation carried out by a law enforcement agency that may lead to a prosecution. Your committee is concerned that this may prevent studies concerning instances where a law enforcement agency may be starting an ongoing investigation which may not be focused on an imminent prosecution but could have the possibility that the prosecution could exist sometime in the future. Your committee is further concerned that this may prevent studies related to Royal Canadian Mounted Police activities, since any action taken may lead to a prosecution.

3)Section 16(1) of the bill states that the appropriate Minister for a department may refuse to provide information if the information constitutes special operational information, as defined in subsection 8(1) of the Security of Information Act and the provision of the information would be injurious to national security. Your committee is concerned that special operational information as defined in the Security of Information Act covers an overly broad range of information. Your committee believes that given the wide scope of special operational information, there should be discussions between the Committee of Parliamentarians and the relevant ministers to create a consistent standard of application for this discretionary power to allow the committee to fulfill its objectives.

4)Your committee believes that the Committee of Parliamentarians should discuss with each relevant minister, official or law enforcement agency the areas of study that the committee should undertake in the fulfillment of its objective and the type of information that they will require to complete these studies. The outcomes of these discussions could be in the form of protocols or memorandums of understanding which would allow the committee to better accomplish its objectives.

5)Your committee observes that, traditionally, joint committees have had a balance of one third Senate representation, to two thirds House of Commons representation and that senators can bring institutional memory and expertise for the longer-term to the Committee of Parliamentarians. Given these observations, your committee believes that the government should re-evaluate Section 4(2) of the bill and give consideration to an alternative composition of members to better reflect the two chambers of Parliament, as defined by the Constitution Act, 1867.

6)Section 31.1 of the Act requires the committee to inform the appropriate Minister and the Attorney General of Canada of any activity that is carried out by a department and is related to national security or intelligence, and that in the Committee’s opinion, may not be in compliance with the law.  Your committee is concerned that this clause is too narrow and suggests that the Committee be obligated to also report on activities that may involve an unnecessary and unreasonable exercise of authority granted to the Minister or others in the department.

7)Your committee further believes that the government should give consideration to making the following changes with respect to the Committee of Parliamentarians’ powers and practices:

a.Provide authority to allow the committee to conduct its affairs as a judicial proceeding, which can administer oaths and prosecute perjury; subpoena witnesses; and protect whistle-blowers under the Security of Information Act.

b.Expand the bodies to whom the Committee can speak with to include the Privacy Commissioner.

c.Allow the Committee to provide confidential reports to the Prime Minister on matters of national security and allow all other reports to be tabled directly to Parliament.

d.Examine options for establishing the membership of the committee in a manner that balances an opportunity for different members to participate (i.e. term limits) while maintaining the institutional memory that consistency in membership provides.

e.In order to build confidence in the committee, allow the committee the authority to elect its chair from within its members.

8)The observations appended to this report reflect items of concern expressed by witnesses.  As a result your committee suggests that these observations be assigned to the Secretariat for monitoring.  The Executive Director, will, annually, provide a short report to the Chair of the Committee of Parliamentarians outlining his/her views as to what works well and/or what may require amending or changing.  Your committee also signals its intention to regularly hear from the Chair of the Committee of Parliamentarians and/or its Executive Director to speak to its work and activities, especially in relation to these observations, including the results of its reviews for consistency with our Constitution, and in particular the spirit and values in our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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

First Reading of Commons Public Bills

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-211, An Act respecting a federal framework on post-traumatic stress disorder, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Housakos moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading at the next sitting.

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

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 May 9, 2017 by the Honourable Senator McIntyre, concerning the Parliamentary Budget Officer.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1221S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 11, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Plett, concerning the provisions of the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1222S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 11, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Marshall, concerning the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1223S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 11, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Marshall, concerning the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1224S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 29, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Enverga, concerning cardboard cut-outs of the Prime Minister.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1225S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 4, 2017 by the Honourable Senator McIntyre, concerning vacancies and backlog of cases at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1226S.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 and 2 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1 to 7 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

Orders No. 1 and 2 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Third reading of Bill S-236, An Act to recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation, as amended.

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

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Cools moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ringuette, 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

Orders No. 2 and 3 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

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

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

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

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Second reading of Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada.

The Honourable Senator Eaton moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Seidman, that the bill be read the second time.

Debate.

DEFERRED VOTES

At 5:30 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 Enverga, 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 of the Honourable Senator Enverga, 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”.

The motion in amendment was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersDoyleEatonEnvergaHousakosMacDonaldManningMocklerNgoOhSmithTannasTkachukUngerWells—16

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BakerBellemareBlackBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellChristmasCoolsCormierDawsonDayDeanDupuisDyckEggletonForestFraserGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHubleyJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMassicotteMcCoyMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPratteRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanTardifWattWetstonWhiteWoo—52

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBeyakBoisvenuDagenaisMarshallMcInnisMcIntyrePlettPoirierRunciman—10

The Senate resumed 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).

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Beyak moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dagenais:

That Bill C-210 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended, on page 1, by adding the following after line 6:

“2 This Act comes into force on the later of July 1, 2017 and the day on which it receives royal assent.”.

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

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersBeyakCarignanDoyleEatonEnvergaFrumHousakosLangMacDonaldManningMarshallMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRuncimanSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerWellsWhite—30

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BakerBellemareBlackBonifaceBoveyCampbellChristmasCormierDawsonDeanDupuisDyckEggletonForestFraserGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHubleyJoyalKennyLankinLovelace NicholasMassicotteMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRinguetteSaint-GermainTardifVernerWattWetstonWoo—45

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBoisvenuCoolsDagenais—4


At 6:54 p.m., pursuant to rule 16-1(7), the proceedings were interrupted to resume after Royal Assent.

ROYAL ASSENT

The sitting of the Senate was suspended to await the arrival of His Excellency the Governor General.

After awhile, His Excellency the Governor General arrived and was seated at the foot of the Throne.

The Honourable the Speaker commanded the Usher of the Black Rod to proceed to the House of Commons and acquaint that House that:

“It is the pleasure of His Excellency the Governor General that they attend him immediately in the Senate Chamber.”

The House of Commons being come,

One of the Clerks at the Table then read the titles of the bills to be assented to as follows:

An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures (Bill C-7, Chapter 9, 2017)

An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act (Bill C-18, Chapter 10, 2017)

An Act to amend the Customs Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (presentation and reporting requirements) (Bill S-233, Chapter 11, 2017)

An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act (Bill C-4, Chapter 12, 2017)

An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Bill C-16, Chapter 13, 2017)

An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act (Bill C-6, Chapter 14, 2017)

To these bills the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk of the Senate in the following words:

“In Her Majesty’s name, His Excellency the Governor General doth assent to these bills.”

7:11 p.m.

The Commons withdrew.

After which His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to retire.

Orders of the Day

Other Business

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).

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Beyak, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dagenais:

That Bill C-210 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended, on page 1, by adding the following after line 6:

“2 This Act comes into force on the later of July 1, 2017 and the day on which it receives royal assent.”.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Wells moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Beyak:

That the motion in amendment moved by the Honourable Senator Beyak be amended by replacing the words “the later of July 1, 2017 and the day on which it receives royal assent” by the words “September 1, 2017”.

After debate,

The question was put on the subamendment.

Pursuant to rule 9-10(2), a standing vote was deferred until 5:30 p.m. at the next sitting, with the bells to sound at 5:15 p.m. for fifteen minutes.

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Eaton, seconded by the Honourable Senator Seidman, for the second reading of Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Hubley moved, for the Honourable Senator Cordy, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercer, 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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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 Fraser moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day, 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

Resuming debate on the consideration of the first report (interim) of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization, entitled Senate Modernization: Moving Forward, tabled in the Senate on October 4, 2016.

After debate,

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, 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.

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Orders No. 5 and 6 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Frum, seconded by the Honourable Senator Beyak, for the adoption of the ninth report (interim) of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization, entitled Senate Modernization: Moving Forward (Question Period), presented in the Senate on October 25, 2016.

After debate,

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Mercer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Massicotte, 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. 8, 10 to 12, 14 and 15, 17 and 18 and 29 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament, entitled Report on the Case of Privilege Relating to Leaks of the Auditor General’s Report on the Audit of Senators’ Expenses, presented in the Senate on April 13, 2017.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Fraser moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Hubley, 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.

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Orders No. 33, 35, 37 and 40 to 43 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages (Budget—study on Canadians’ views about modernizing the Official Languages Act—power to hire staff and to travel), presented in the Senate on June 15, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Tardif moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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

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Consideration of the eighth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Budget—the potential impact of the effects of climate change on the agriculture, agri-food and forestry sectors—power to hire staff and to travel), presented in the Senate on June 15, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Mercer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Massicotte, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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

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Orders No. 46 and 47 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Orders No. 31, 73, 89, 92, 139, 146, 158, 174, 189, 192, 194, 206 and 223 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Pratte, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné:

That it be an instruction to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance that it divide Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures, into two bills, in order that it may deal separately with the provisions relating to the Canada Infrastructure Bank contained in Division 18 of Part 4 in one bill and with the other provisions of Bill C-44 in the other bill.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuDagenaisDoyleDuffyEatonEnvergaForestFrumGriffinHousakosJoyalLangMacDonaldManningMarshallMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMercerMocklerNgoOhPlettPoirierPratteRuncimanSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerWellsWhite—38

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBlackBonifaceBoveyCampbellChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDayDeanDupuisDyckEggletonFraserGagnéGalvezGreeneHarderHartlingHubleyLankinMarwahMassicotteMcPhedranMégieMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercRinguetteSaint-GermainTardifWattWetstonWoo—38

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Gold—1

Inquiries

Orders No. 1, 2, 8, 11 to 14, 18 to 20 and 23 to 26 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator McInnis moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator McIntyre:

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Monday, December 12, 2016, the date for the final report of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization in relation to its study of methods to make the Senate more effective within the current constitutional framework be extended from June 30, 2017 to December 15, 2017.

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 10:10 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)

Report of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, together with the Auditors’ Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, S.C. 1997,c. 40,sbs. 51(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1209.

Report of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada Act, S.C. 2001,c. 29,s. 22.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1210.

Report of the Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency (Turkey Farmers of Canada), together with the Auditors’ Report, for the year ended December 31, 2016, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. F-4, s. 30.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1211.

Report of the Chicken Farmers of Canada, together with the Auditors’ Report, for the year ended December 31, 2016, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-4,s. 30.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1212.

Report of the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency (Egg Farmers of Canada), together with the Auditors’ Report, for the year ended December 31, 2016, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. F-4,s. 30.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1213.

Report of the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, together with the Auditors’ Report, for the year ended December 31, 2016, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. F-4,s. 30.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1214.

Report of Statistics Canada on corporations for the year 2015, pursuant to the Corporations Returns Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-43,sbs. 22(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1215.

Report of the Canadian Transportation Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act,S.C. 1996,c. 10,sbs. 42(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1216.

Report entitled The General Status of Wild Species in Canada for 2015, pursuant to the Species at Risk Act, S.C. 2002,c. 29,s. 128. —Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1217.

Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2013-1166, P.C. 2014-1258, P.C. 2015-430, P.C. 2016-27, P.C. 2016-28 and P.C. 2016-1070 concerning special measures to assist producers, pursuant to the Farm Income Protection Act, S.C. 1991,c. 22,sbs. 12(7).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1218.

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 Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Wallin replaced the Honourable Senator Griffin (June 16, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Griffin replaced the Honourable Senator Hartling (June 19, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Fraser was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (June 16, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator McPhedran replaced the Honourable Senator Hartling (June 16, 2017).

Corrigendum

(Journals of the Senate of Thursday, April 6, 2017)

Add the name of the Honourable Senator Watt to the list of senators convened and to the list of senators in attendance to business.