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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 145 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBonifaceBrazeauCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFureyGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMarshallMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMitchellMocklerMoncionNeufeldNgoOgilvieOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerVernerWallinWellsWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemare*BernardBeyakBlackBonifaceBrazeauCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDean*Downe*DoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonEnvergaForestFraserFrumFurey*GagnéGoldGreene*GriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonald*MaltaisMarshallMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMitchellMocklerMoncionNeufeldNgoOgilvie*OhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannas*TardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWellsWhiteWoo

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 Senate observed a minute of silence in memory of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Mockler, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, presented the twenty-first report of the committee (Budget—study of the proposed changes to the Income Tax Act respecting the taxation of private corporations—power to hire staff and to travel).

(The report is printed as an appendix at pages 2450-2459 (available in print format PDF).)

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

Ordered, That the report be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration later this day.

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Interparliamentary Union respecting its participation at the meeting of the Committee on Middle East Questions, held in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 6 and 7, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1570.

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The Honourable Senator Forest tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF) respecting its participation at the Bureau Meeting and the 42nd Ordinary Session of the APF, held in Antananarivo, Madagascar, from July 8 to 12, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1571.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF) respecting its participation at the meeting of the Education, Communication and Cultural Affairs Committee of the APF, held in Cotonou, Benin, on May 3 and 4, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1572.

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

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Black, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mitchell, for the second reading of Bill C-23, An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Pratte moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wallin, 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 and 2 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

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., for the second reading of Bill S-206, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence).

After debate,

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

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Consideration of the twenty-first report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance (Budget—study of the proposed changes to the Income Tax Act respecting the taxation of private corporations—power to hire staff and to travel), presented in the Senate earlier this day.

The Honourable Senator Mockler moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald, that the report be adopted.

Debate.

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.

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

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy of the Department of Veterans Affairs for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11 (1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1567.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1568.

Report of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada Act,R.S.C. 1985, c. A-13, s. 36.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1569.


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 Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Doyle (October 3, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Griffin replaced the Honourable Senator Duffy (October 4, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Christmas replaced the Honourable Senator Pate (October 3, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Pratte replaced the Honourable Senator Saint-Germain (October 4, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dagenais replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (October 3, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Patterson replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (October 3, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (October 3, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Woo replaced the Honourable Senator Forest (October 4, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk replaced the Honourable Senator Tannas (October 3, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dagenais replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (October 3, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk replaced the Honourable Senator Boisvenu (October 3, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Duffy replaced the Honourable Senator Griffin (October 3, 2017).