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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 146 (Unrevised)

Thursday, October 5, 2017
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCarignanChristmasCoolsCormierDeanDuffyDyckEggletonEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGalvezGoldGreeneHarderHartlingJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcIntyreMégieMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvieOmidvarPatePattersonPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerVernerWallinWellsWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemare*BernardBeyakBlack*BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCarignanChristmasCools*CordyCormier*Dagenais*DayDean*Downe*DoyleDuffyDyckEggletonEnvergaFraserFrumFureyGalvezGoldGreene*GriffinHarderHartlingJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonald*MaltaisMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcIntyreMégie*MercerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvie*OhOmidvarPatePattersonPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-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

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Report of the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled Fiscal Sustainability Report 2017, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1577.

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

Public Accounts of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, entitled (1) Volume I — Summary Report and Consolidated Financial Statements, (2) Volume II — Details of Expenses and Revenues, (3) Volume III — Additional Information and Analyses, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 64(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1578.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Ogilvie presented the following:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology has the honour to present its

SIXTEENTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (cruelty-free cosmetics), has, in obedience to the order of reference of December 13, 2016, examined the said bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1. Clause 3, page 1: Replace lines 25 and 26 with the following:

“cosmetic animal testing conducted more than four years after the day on which this paragraph comes into force.”.

2.Clause 5, page 2: Replace lines 9 and 10 with the following:

“ing conducted more than four years after the day on which this section comes into force may be submitted or used to establish”.

Respectfully submitted,

KELVIN KENNETH OGILVIE

Chair

The Honourable Senator Ogilvie moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen, 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 Ogilvie, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, presented the committee’s seventeenth report (Bill S-210, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, without amendment).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Richards, 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.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons to return Bill S-226, An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights and to make related amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act,

And to acquaint the Senate that the Commons has passed this bill with the following amendments, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The amendments were then read by one of the clerks at the table, as follows:

1.Clause 2, page 3:

a)replace line 6 with the following:

“2 The following definitions apply in this Act.”

b)add after line 17 the following:

foreign public official has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. (agent public étranger)”

c)delete, in the French version, lines 19 and 20;

d)replace, in the French version, line 34 with the following:

« étranger Individu autre : »

2.Clause 2, page 4:

a)delete, in the English version, lines 6 and 7;

b)delete lines 8 to 10.

3.Clause 4, page 4:

a)replace lines 13 to 15 with the following:

“4 (1) The Governor in Council may, if the Governor in Council is of the opinion that any of the circumstances described in subsection (2) has occurred,”

b)replace lines 18 and 19 with the following:

“ferred to in subsection (3) in relation to a foreign national that the Governor in Council consid-”

c)replace line 29 with the following:

“mitted against individuals in any foreign state who”

d)replace lines 31 and 32 with the following:

“(i) to expose illegal activity carried out by foreign public officials, or”

4.Clause 4, page 5:

a)replace lines 8 to 16 with the following:

“(c) a foreign national, who is a foreign public official or an associate of such an official, is responsible for or complicit in ordering, controlling or otherwise directing acts of corruption — including bribery, the misappropriation of private or public assets for personal gain, the transfer of the proceeds of corruption to foreign states or any act of corruption related to expropriation, government contracts or the extraction of natural resources — which amount to acts of significant corruption when taking into consideration, among other things, their impact, the amounts involved, the foreign national’s influence or position of authority or the complicity of the government of the foreign state in question in the acts; or”

b)replace lines 21 to 24 with the following:

“(3) Orders and regulations may be made under para-”

c)replace lines 36 and 37 with the following:

“an outside Canada of financial services or any other services to, for the benefit of or on the direction or order of the foreign national;

(d) the acquisition by any person in Canada or Canadian outside Canada of financial services or any other services for the benefit of or on the direction or order of the foreign national; and

(e) the making available by any person in Canada or Canadian outside Canada of any property, wherever situated, to the foreign national or to a person acting on behalf of the foreign national.”

d)add after line 37 the following:

“(4) The Governor in Council may, by order, authorize the Minister to

(a) issue to any person in Canada or Canadian outside Canada a permit to carry out a specified activity or transaction, or class of activity or transaction, that is restricted or prohibited under this Act or any order or regulations made under this Act; or

(b) issue a general permit allowing any person in Canada or Canadian outside Canada to carry out a class of activity or transaction that is restricted or prohibited under this Act or any order or regulations made under this Act.

(5) The Minister may issue a permit or general permit, subject to any terms and conditions that are, in the opinion of the Minister, consistent with this Act and any order or regulations made under this Act.

(6) The Minister may amend, suspend, revoke or reinstate any permit or general permit issued by the Minister.”

5.Clause 5, pages 5 and 6:

delete clause 5

6.New Clause 7.1, page 7:

add after line 5 the following new clause:

Disclosure

7.1 (1) Every entity referred to in section 7 must disclose, every month, to the principal agency or body that supervises or regulates it under federal or provincial law, whether it is in possession or control of any property referred to in that section and, if so, the number of persons or dealings involved and the total value of the property.

(2) Every person in Canada and every Canadian outside Canada must disclose without delay to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service

(a) that they have reason to believe that property in their possession or control is owned, held or controlled by or on behalf of a foreign national who is the subject of an order or regulation made under section 4; and

(b) any information about a transaction or proposed transaction in respect of property referred to in paragraph (a).

(3) No proceedings under this Act and no civil proceedings lie against a person for a disclosure made in good faith under subsection (1) or (2).”

7.Clause 8, page 7:

replace lines 6 to 18, and the heading before Clause 8, with the following:

Rights of Foreign Nationals Who are the Subject of an Order or Regulation

8 (1) A foreign national who is the subject of an order or regulation made under section 4 may apply in writing to the Minister to cease being the subject of the order or regulation.

(2) On receipt of the application, the Minister must decide whether there are reasonable grounds to recommend to the Governor in Council that the order or regulation be amended or repealed, as the case may be, so that the applicant ceases to be the subject of it.

(3) The Minister must make a decision on the application within 90 days after the day on which the application is received.

(4) The Minister must give notice without delay to the applicant of any decision to reject the application.

(5) If there has been a material change in the applicant’s circumstances since their last application under subsection (1) was submitted, he or she may submit another application.”

8.Clause 9, page 7:

replace lines 19 to 25 with the following:

“9 (1) Any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada whose name is the same as or similar to the name of a foreign national who is the subject of an order or regulation made under section 4 may, if they claim not to be that foreign national, apply to the Minister in writing for a certificate stating that they are not that foreign national.

(2) Within 45 days after the day on which the application was received, the Minister must,

(a) if he or she is satisfied that the applicant is not the foreign national, issue the certificate to the applicant; or

(b) if he or she is not so satisfied, provide a notice to the applicant of his or her determination.”

9.Clause 10, page 7:

replace line 26 with the following:

“10 (1) A foreign national who is the subject of an order or regula-”

10.Clause 10, page 8:

replace lines 5 to 8 with the following:

“(2) If the Minister determines that the property is necessary to meet the reasonable expenses of the applicant and their dependents, the Minister must issue a certificate to the applicant.

(3) The Minister must make a decision on the application and, if applicable, issue a certificate within 90 days after the day on which the application is received.”

11.New Clause 10.1, page 8:

add after line 8 the following new clause:

Offences

10.1 Every person who knowingly contravenes or fails to comply with an order or regulation made under section 4

(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years; or

(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable to a fine of not more than $25,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or to both.”

12.Clause 15, page 9:

replace lines 10 to 17 with the following:

“(3) Committees of the Senate and the House of Commons that are designated or established by each House for that purpose may conduct a review concerning the foreign nationals who are the subject of an order or regulation made under this Act and submit a report to the appropriate House together with their recommendations as to whether those foreign nationals should remain, or no longer be, the subject of that order or regulation.”

13.Clause 16, page 9:

replace lines 21 to 23 with the following:

“4 (1) The Governor in Council may, if the Governor in Council is of the opinion that any of the circumstances described in subsection (1.1) has occurred,”

14.Clause 16, page 10:

replace lines 9 to 36 with the following:

“(c) gross and systematic human rights violations have been committed in a foreign state; or

(d) a national of a foreign state who is either a foreign public official, within the meaning of section 2 of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, or an associate of such an official, is responsible for or complicit in ordering, controlling or otherwise directing acts of corruption — including bribery, the misappropriation of private or public assets for personal gain, the transfer of the proceeds of corruption to foreign states or any act of corruption related to expropriation, government contracts or the extraction of natural resources — which amount to acts of significant corruption when taking into consideration, among other things, their impact, the amounts involved, the foreign national’s influence or position of authority or the complicity of the government of the foreign state in question in the acts.”

15.Clause 17, page 10:

replace line 37 with the following:

17 (1) Subsection 35(1) of the Immigration and

16.Clause 17, page 11:

a)replace lines 1 to 4 with the following:

“(d) being a person, other than a permanent resident, who is currently the subject of an order or regulation made under section 4 of the Special Economic Measures Act on the grounds that any of the circumstances described in paragraph 4(1.1)(c) or (d) of that Act has occurred; or

(e) being a person, other than a permanent resident, who is currently the subject of an order”

b)add after line 7 the following:

(2) Section 35 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):

(2) For greater certainty, despite section 33, a person who ceases being the subject of an order or regulation referred to in paragraph (1)(d) or (e) is no longer inadmissible under that paragraph.”

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., that the message 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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A message was brought from the House of Commons to return Bill S-231, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code (protection of journalistic sources),

And to acquaint the Senate that the Commons has passed this bill with the following amendments, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The amendments were then read by one of the clerks at the table, as follows:

1. Clause 2, page 2:

a)delete lines 1 and 2;

b)replace line 25, in the French version, with the following:

« (8) Le tribunal, l’organisme ou la personne ne peut autori- »

c)replace line 26, in the English version, with the following:

“in evidence by any other reasonable means; and”

d)replace lines 29 to 31 with the following:

“dentiality of the journalistic source, having regard to, among other things,

(i) the importance of the information or document to a central issue in the proceeding,”

2. Clause 2, page 3:

replace lines 2 to 5 with the following:

“source and the journalist.

(8.1) An authorization under subsection (8) may contain any conditions that the court, person or body considers appropriate to protect the identity of the journalistic source.”

3.Clause 3, page 4:

a)replace lines 14 and 15 with the following:

“(2) Despite any other provision of this Act, if an applicant for a warrant under section 487.01, 487.1,”

b)replace line 17 with the following:

“under section 487, an au-”

c)replace lines 19 to 24 with the following:

“order under any of sections 487.014 to 487.017 knows that the application relates to a journalist’s communications or an object, document or data relating to or in the possession of a journalist, they shall make an application to a judge of a superior court of criminal jurisdiction or to a judge as defined in section 552. That judge has exclusive jurisdiction to dispose of the application.”

4.Clause 3, page 5:

a)add after line 2 the following:

“(4.1) Subsections (3) and (4) do not apply in respect of an application for a warrant, authorization or order that is made in relation to the commission of an offence by a journalist.

(4.2) If a warrant, authorization or order referred to in subsection (2) is sought in relation to the commission of an offence by a journalist and the judge considers it necessary to protect the confidentiality of journalistic sources, the judge may order that some or all documents obtained pursuant to the warrant, authorization or order are to be dealt with in accordance with section 488.02.”

b)replace line 3 with the following:

“(5) The warrant, authorization or order referred to in subsection (2) may contain any”

c)replace line 8 with the following:

“rant, authorization or order referred to in subsection (2) has the same powers, with”

d)add after line 10 the following:

“(7) If an officer, acting under a warrant, authorization or order referred to in subsection (2) for which an application was not made in accordance with that subsection, becomes aware that the warrant, authorization or order relates to a journalist’s communications or an object, document or data relating to or in the possession of a journalist, the officer shall, as soon as possible, make an ex parte application to a judge of a superior court of criminal jurisdiction or a judge as defined in section 552 and, until the judge disposes of the application,

(a) refrain from examining or reproducing, in whole or in part, any document obtained pursuant to the warrant, authorization or order; and

(b) place any document obtained pursuant to the warrant, authorization or order in a sealed packet and keep it in a place to which the public has no access.

(8) On an application under subsection (7), the judge may

(a) confirm the warrant, authorization or order if the judge is of the opinion that no additional conditions to protect the confidentiality of journalistic sources and to limit the disruption of journalistic activities should be imposed;

(b) vary the warrant, authorization or order to impose any conditions that the judge considers appropriate to protect the confidentiality of journalistic sources and to limit the disruption of journalistic activities;

(c) if the judge considers it necessary to protect the confidentiality of journalistic sources, order that some or all documents that were or will be obtained pursuant to the warrant, authorization or order are to be dealt with in accordance with section 488.02; or

(d) revoke the warrant, authorization or order if the judge is of the opinion that the applicant knew or ought reasonably to have known that the application for the warrant, authorization or order related to a journalist’s communications or an object, document or data relating to or in the possession of a journalist.”

e)replace lines 12 and 13 with the following:

“rant, authorization or order issued in accordance with subsection 488.01(3), or that is the subject of an order made under subsection 488.01(4.2) or paragraph 488.01(8)(c), is to be placed in a packet and sealed by the”

f)replace lines 20 and 21 with the following:

“part, a document referred to in subsection (1) without giving the journalist and relevant me-”

g)replace line 23 with the following:

“produce the document.”

5.Clause 3, page 6:

delete lines 22 and 23.

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Andreychuk, that the message be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.

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

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 Fraser moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., 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. 2 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Cordy, seconded by the Honourable Senator Richards, for the second reading of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Omidvar moved, for the Honourable Senator Gagné, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moncion, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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 Harder, P.C.:

That, when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 2 p.m.

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

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

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 17, 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.

Inquiries

Order No. 2 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, seconded by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., for the third reading of Bill S-219, An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Cools moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bovey, 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. 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 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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The order was called for resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mockler, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald, for the adoption 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 on October 4, 2017.

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

Motions

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

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Resuming debate on the motion, as modified, of the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk:

That the Senate urge the Government of Canada to call upon the Government of Myanmar:

1.to bring an immediate end to the violence and gross violations of human rights against Rohingya Muslims;

2.to fulfill its pledge to uphold the spirit and letter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and

3.to respond to the urgent calls of the international community and allow independent monitors entry into the country forthwith, in particular Rakhine State; and

That a message be sent to the House of Commons requesting that house to unite with the Senate for the above purpose.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Munson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., that further debate on the motion, as modified, be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Inquiries

Orders No. 1, 8, 11 to 14, 18 to 20, 23 to 26 and 28 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Munson, calling the attention of the Senate to the 10th anniversary of its groundbreaking report Pay Now or Pay Later: Autism Families in Crisis.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Omidvar moved, for the Honourable Senator McPhedran, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pratte, that further debate on the inquiry be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Cools moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bovey:

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance have the power to meet for the purposes of its study on the proposed changes to the Income Tax Act respecting the taxation of private corporations and the tax planning strategies involved, even though the Senate may then be sitting, and that rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto.

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 3:24 p.m., the Senate was continued until Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 2 p.m.)

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

Report on the Witness Protection Program by the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Witness Protection Program Act, S.C. 1996, c. 15, sbs. 16(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1573.

Report of the National DNA Data Bank of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the DNA Identification Act, S.C. 1998, c. 37, sbs. 13.1(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1574.

Report of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-10, s. 45.52.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1575.

Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-10, s. 30.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1576.


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 Wells replaced the Honourable Senator Patterson (October 5, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Dagenais (October 5, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Saint-Germain replaced the Honourable Senator Pratte (October 5, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Woo was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (October 5, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Black was added to the membership (October 5, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Forest replaced the Honourable Senator Black (October 5, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (October 5, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was added to the membership (October 5, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dyck was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (October 5, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Griffin replaced the Honourable Senator Duffy (October 5, 2017).