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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 143 (Unrevised)

Thursday, September 28, 2017
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCarignanChristmasCoolsCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisEatonEggletonEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalKennyMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMitchellMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCarignanChristmasCoolsCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisEatonEggletonEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalKennyMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMitchellMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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.


At 1:48 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:57 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Special report to Parliament of the Information Commissioner of Canada, entitled Failing to Strike the Right Balance for Transparency - Recommendations to improve Bill C-58: An Act to Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to Make Consequential Amendments to Other Acts, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, s. 39.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1548.

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 – Second Reading

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

Motions

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

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

That, in order to allow the Senate to receive a Minister of the Crown during Question Period as authorized by the Senate on December 10, 2015, and notwithstanding rule 4-7, when the Senate sits on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Question Period shall begin at 3:30 p.m., with any proceedings then before the Senate being interrupted until the end of Question Period, which shall last a maximum of 40 minutes;

That, if a standing vote would conflict with the holding of Question Period at 3:30 p.m. on that day, the vote be postponed until immediately after the conclusion of Question Period;

That, if the bells are ringing for a vote at 3:30 p.m. on that day, they be interrupted for Question Period at that time, and resume thereafter for the balance of any time remaining; and

That, if the Senate concludes its business before 3:30 p.m. on that day, the sitting be suspended until that time for the purpose of holding Question Period.

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

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

That, when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, October 3, 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

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 Raine, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mockler, for the third reading of Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children), as amended.

After debate,

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

The bill, as amended, was then read the third time.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill, to which it desires its concurrence.

Commons Public Bills – Third Reading

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

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Third reading of Bill C-305, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief).

The Honourable Senator Gold moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mégie, that the bill be read for a third time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, for the Honourable Senator Frum, 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.

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 5 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1, 5 to 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15, 29, 33, 40 and 50 to 54 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Orders No. 31, 73, 89, 92, 139, 146, 158, 174, 189, 206, 215, 223 and 240 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

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

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Seidman, calling the attention of the Senate to its role in the protection of regional and minority representation.

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, that further debate on the inquiry be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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Orders No. 13 and 14, 18 to 20, 23 to 26 and 28 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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 2:53 p.m., the Senate was continued until Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 2 p.m.)

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

Report on the state of Canada’s forests for the year 2017, pursuant to the Department ofNatural Resources Act, S.C. 1994,c. 41,sbs. 7(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1546.

Actuarial Report on the Employment Insurance Premium Rate, together with the Summary, for the year 2018, pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996,c. 23, sbs. 66.31(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1547.


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 Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Woo replaced the Honourable Senator Omidvar (September 28, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Saint-Germain replaced the Honourable Senator Galvez (September 28, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Omidvar replaced the Honourable Senator Woo (September 27, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Forest replaced the Honourable Senator Black (September 28, 2017).