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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 139 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFraserFureyGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKennyLankinMacDonaldMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMercerMitchellMocklerMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSibbestonSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerVernerWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCarignanChristmasCoolsCordy*CormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggleton*EnvergaForestFraserFurey*GagnéGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKennyLankinMacDonald*Maltais*ManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedran*MégieMercerMitchellMockler*MoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlett*PoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSibbestonSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannas*TardifTkachukUngerVernerWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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 Andreychuk, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, informed the Senate that, pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on January 27, 2016, and June 21, 2017, the committee deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on July 20, 2017, its sixteenth report (interim) entitled The Deepening Crisis in Venezuela: Canadian and Regional Stakes.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1244S.

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk 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.

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The Honourable Senator Tkachuk, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, informed the Senate that, pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on February 16, 2017, and June 21, 2017, the committee deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on June 28, 2017, its sixteenth report entitled Study on the current and emerging issues of the banking sector and monetary policy of the United States.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1245S.

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald, 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.

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 March 9, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., concerning the legalization of marijuana — surveys and studies.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1530S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on April 12, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Day, concerning budget implementation.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1531S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 21, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Cordy, concerning physician-pharmaceutical company relationships.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1532S.

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 – Second Reading

Second reading of Bill C-23, An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States.

The Honourable Senator Black moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mitchell, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

Commons Public Bills – Third Reading

Orders No. 1 and 2 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

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

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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 Petitclerc moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare, 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. 4 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Second reading of Bill C-311, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day).

The Honourable Senator Day moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercer, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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.

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.


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 Brazeau replaced the Honourable Senator Mégie (September 20, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator MacDonald replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (September 20, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was added to the membership (September 20, 2017).