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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 147 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyDagenaisDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosJoyalKennyLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTardifUngerVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyDagenais*DawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosJoyalKennyLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTardif*TkachukUngerVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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

Report of the Security Intelligence Review Committee, entitled Accelerating Accountability, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-23, s. 53.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1629.

Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement between participating First Nations and Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1630.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Housakos presented the following:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has the honour to present its

NINETEENTH REPORT

Your committee recommends that the following funds be released for fiscal year 2017-18.

Scrutiny of Regulations (Joint)

General Expenses $ 2,250
Total $ 2,250

Respectfully submitted,

LEO HOUSAKOS

Chair

The Honourable Senator Housakos moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Manning, 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.

Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Manning moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Housakos:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans have the power to meet on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 5 p.m., 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.

Delayed Answers

Pursuant to rule 4-10(2), the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., tabled the following:

Reply to Question No. 50, dated April 11, 2017, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Downe, respecting the Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada (part 1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1631S.

Reply to Question No. 50, dated April 11, 2017, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Downe, respecting the Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada (part 2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1632S.

Reply to Question No. 54, dated June 21, 2017, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Pate, with respect to Jordan’s Principle (Health Canada).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1633S.

Reply to Question No. 54, dated June 21, 2017, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Pate, with respect to Jordan’s Principle (Indigenous and Northern Affairs).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1634S.

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

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on September 21, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., concerning the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1635S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on September 27, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., concerning the Infrastructure Bank. —Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1636S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on February 28, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Dagenais, concerning mental health (Public Safety).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1637S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on February 28, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Dagenais, concerning mental health (Treasury Board).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1638S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on February 28, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Dagenais, concerning mental health (Veterans Affairs).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1639S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 2, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Gagné, concerning mental health and home care — official languages.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1640S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on September 20, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Griffin, concerning funding for literacy programs.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1641S.

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.

The Honourable Senator Day moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy, 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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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Wetston, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., for the second reading of Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and the Competition Act.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Massicotte moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy, 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. 3 was 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

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

Consideration of the amendments made by the House of Commons to 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:

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 Ogilvie:

That the Senate concur in the amendments made by the House of Commons to 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

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

After debate,

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

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Consideration of the amendments by the House of Commons to Bill S-231, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code (protection of journalistic sources):

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 Stewart Olsen:

That the Senate concur in the amendments made by the House of Commons to Bill S-231, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code (protection of journalistic sources); and

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

After debate,

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

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 – Reports of Committees

Consideration of the sixteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (cruelty-free cosmetics), with amendments), presented in the Senate on October 5, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Ogilvie moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Ringuette 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.

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator MacDonald, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, for the second reading of Bill S-238, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (importation of shark fins).

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Ringuette 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.

Question Period

Pursuant to the order adopted on October 5, 2017, the Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Pursuant to the order adopted on December 10, 2015, the Honourable  Jim Carr, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources, entered the Senate and took part in Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

Order No. 5 was 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 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 Harder, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day, 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 and 18 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Pate, calling the attention of the Senate to the circumstances of some of the most marginalized, victimized, criminalized and institutionalized in Canada, particularly the increasing over-representation of Indigenous women in Canadian prisons.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare, 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. 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 Martin moved, for the Honourable Senator Patterson, 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.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Griffin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin:

That the Senate affirm that literacy is a core component to active citizenship, a determinant for healthy outcomes, and, at its core, key to building an innovative economy with good, sustainable jobs;

That the Senate urge the Government to take into consideration the particular regional circumstances of Atlantic Canada based on smaller populations, many of which are in rural areas, when determining whether to implement programs using project-based funding compared to core funding;

That the Senate further urge the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour to make an exception to the present terms and conditions of the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills project-based funding programs in order to request an emergency submission to the Treasury Board for $600,000 of core funding for the Atlantic Partnership for Literacy and Essential Skills based on their 2017 pre-budget consultation submission to Parliament; and

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

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Greene moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day, 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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The Honourable Senator Day moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C.:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce be authorized to study and report on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud, including:

cyber threats to Canada’s financial and commercial sectors;

identity theft, privacy breach and other fraudulent activities targeting Canadian consumers and small businesses;

the current state of cyber security technologies; and

cyber security measures and regulations in Canada and abroad.

That the committee submit its final report no later than Friday, June 29, 2018, and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

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

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The Honourable Senator Day moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C.:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce be authorized to examine and report, from time to time, on issues pertaining to the management of systemic risk in the financial system, domestically and internationally; and

That the committee submit its final report no later than Friday, June 29, 2018, and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

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 4:50 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 2 p.m.)

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

Government Response, dated October 6, 2017, to the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry entitled Market Access: Giving Canadian Farmers and Processors the World, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on May 9, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1579S.

(Pursuant to rule 12-24(4), the report and the response were deemed referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.)

Report of the National Gallery of Canada, together with the Auditors’ Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1580.

Report of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1581.

Report of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act, S.C. 1991, c. 8, sbs. 26(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1582.

Report of the Canadian Museum of History, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1583.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1584.

Report of the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency, together with the Auditors’ Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1585.

Report of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1586.

Revised Reports of the Security Intelligence Review Committee for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1587.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Department of National Defence for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1). —Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1588.

Report of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, together with the Auditors’ Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 18 (3rd Supp.), Part I, s. 40.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1589.

Report of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1590.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Office of Infrastructure of Canada for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1591.

Report of the National Energy Board for the year ended December 31, 2017, pursuant to the National Energy Board Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-7, s.133.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1592.

Report of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, S.C. 1997, c. 9, s. 72.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1593.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1594.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Department of Finance for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1595.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Department of Employment and Social Development for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1596.

Report of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the year ended December 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1597.

Amendments to the Management Plan for the Fort Battleford National Historic Site of Canada, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, sbs. 11(2) and to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1598.

Report of the National Research Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the National Research Council Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-15, s. 17.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1599.

Report of the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1600.

Report of the International Development Research Centre, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the International Development Research Centre Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-19, sbs. 22(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1601.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1602.

Report of Sustainable Development Technology Canada for the year 2017, pursuant to the Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology Act, S.C. 2001, c. 23, sbs. 30(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1603.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Department of Western Economic Diversification for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1604.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1605.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy 2017 to 2020 of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1606.

Reports of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1607.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy 2017 to 2020 of Global Affairs Canada, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1608.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy of the Department of Justice for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1609.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Department of Natural Resources for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1610.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy of the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1611.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy of Transport Canada for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1612.

Report of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1613.

Report of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, together with the Auditors’ Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act, S.C. 2001, c. 9, s. 34.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1614.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy of Canada Border Services Agency for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1615.

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), s. 42.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1616.

Report of the Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office Act, S.C. 2009, c. 2, ss. 297 "16(1) and (2)" and 298.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1617.

Report of the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Deparment of Public Works and Government Services Act, S.C. 1996, c. 16, s. 22.3.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1618.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy of Public Services and Procurement Canada for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1619.

Report of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board on the administration of Part I (Staff Relations) of the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 33 (2nd Supp.), s. 84.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1620.

Report on the Implementation of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, and the Enforcement of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, pursuant to the Act, S. C. 1998, c. 34, s. 12.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1621.

Reports of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1622.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for 2017-2020 for Environment and Climate Change Canada, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1623.

Report of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board on the administration of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2013, c. 40, s. 365 “42”.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1624.

Report of the Canada Lands Company Limited, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1625.

Report of Defence Construction (1951) Limited, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1626.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1627.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for Parks Canada Agency for 2017 to 2020, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1628.

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 Doyle replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (October 10, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Dyck was added to the membership (October 17, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Downe replaced the Honourable Senator Watt (October 17, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bovey replaced the Honourable Senator Sinclair (October 16, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Duffy replaced the Honourable Senator Hartling (October 13, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Wells (October 10, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (October 10, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (October 10, 2017).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Forest replaced the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C. (October 17, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Campbell replaced the Honourable Senator Woo (October 6, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Dagenais (October 11, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (October 10, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (October 17, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (October 16, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu replaced the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (October 10, 2017).