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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 137 (Unrevised)

Thursday, June 22, 2017
10:30 a.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBakerBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDean*DowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosHubleyJoyalKennyLangLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonald*MaltaisMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRuncimanSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart 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

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Tabling of Documents

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

2015-16 Annual Report of the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for the Victims of Crime.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1238.

Report by Export Development Canada on Canada Account Operations for the fiscal year 2015-16.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1239.

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The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Report of the Senate Ethics Officer, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 20.7.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1240S.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Massicotte, Deputy Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, tabled the tenth report (interim) of the committee, entitled Decarbonizing Transportation in Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1241S.

The Honourable Senator Massicotte moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercer, 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-23, An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

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 a second reading two days hence.

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-309, An Act to establish Gender Equality Week, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

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 a second reading two days hence.

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

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

Consideration of the message from the House of Commons concerning Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures.

With leave,

The Honourable Senators Harder, P.C., Day and McCoy moved, seconded by the Honourable Senators Bellemare, Hubley and Omidvar:

That the Senate do not insist on its amendments to Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures, to which the House of Commons has disagreed, but that the Senate confirms its privileges, immunities and powers as provided under the Constitution to amend legislation, whatever its nature or source; and

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

The Honourable Senator Plett moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells:

That the motion, together with the message from the House of Commons on the same subject dated June 21, 2017, be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance for consideration and report; and

That the committee submit its report no later than June 30, 2017.

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleEatonEnvergaHousakosLangMacDonaldMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreNgoOgilvieOhPattersonPlettPoirierRuncimanSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerWellsWhite—32

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BakerBellemareBernardBlackBonifaceBoveyCampbellChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDawsonDayDeanDupuisDyckEggletonForestFraserGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHubleyJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteSaint-GermainSinclairTardifWallinWattWetstonWoo—49

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

The question being put on the motion of Honourable Senators Harder, P.C., Day and McCoy, seconded by the Honourable Senators Bellemare, Hubley and Omidvar:

That the Senate do not insist on its amendments to Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures, to which the House of Commons has disagreed, but that the Senate confirms its privileges, immunities and powers as provided under the Constitution to amend legislation, whatever its nature or source; and

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

The motion was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

BakerBellemareBernardBlackBonifaceBoveyCampbellChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDawsonDayDeanDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonForestFraserGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHubleyJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteSaint-GermainSinclairTardifWallinWattWetstonWoo—50

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleEatonEnvergaHousakosLangMacDonaldMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNgoOgilvieOhPattersonPlettPoirierRuncimanSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerWellsWhite—33

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

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

Bills – Reports of Committees

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.

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. 2 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Senate Public Bills – Reports of Committees

Order No. 1 was 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

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


With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Plett moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells:

That the vote on the subamendment to Bill C-210, deferred to 5:30 p.m. today, be further deferred to 5:30 p.m. on the next day the Senate sits.

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


With leave of the Senate,

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

That the sitting be suspended to await the announcement of Royal Assent, to reassemble at the call of the chair with a five minute bell.

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

(Accordingly, at 11:36 a.m., the sitting was suspended.)

At 12:52 p.m., the sitting resumed.

WRITTEN DECLARATION OF ROYAL ASSENT

At 12:52 p.m., the Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the following communication had been received:

RIDEAU HALL

June 22nd, 2017

Mr. Speaker,

I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, signified royal assent by written declaration to the bills listed in the Schedule to this letter on the 22nd day of June, 2017, at 12:19 p.m.

Yours sincerely,

Patricia Jaton

Deputy Secretary to the Governor General

The Honourable

The Speaker of the Senate

Ottawa

Schedule

Bills Assented To

Thursday, June 22, 2017

An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts (Bill C-22, Chapter 15, 2017)

An Act respecting the development of a national strategy for the safe and environmentally sound disposal of lamps containing mercury (Bill C-238, Chapter 16, 2017)

An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 (Bill C-53, Chapter 17, 2017)

An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 (Bill C-54, Chapter 18, 2017)

An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (Bill C-233, Chapter 19, 2017)

An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures (Bill C-44, Chapter 20, 2017)


With leave of the Senate,

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

That, when the Senate adjourns today, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 2 p.m.

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 12:58 p.m., the Senate was continued until Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 2 p.m.)

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

Interim Order No. 8 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft (81100-3-64-8), dated June 16, 2017, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. A-2, sbs.6.41(5) and (6).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1237.


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 Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Pratte replaced the Honourable Senator Gold (June 22, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Raine replaced the Honourable Senator Patterson (June 22, 2017).