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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 151 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlackBoisvenuBoveyBrazeauCampbellChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKennyLankinMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerVernerWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlackBoisvenuBoveyBrazeauCampbellChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonEnvergaForestFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKennyLankinMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerVernerWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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:

Government response to the second report of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, entitled Accessibility of Documents Incorporated by Reference in Federal Regulations, presented in the Senate on March 30, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1656S.

(Pursuant to rule 12-24(4), the report and the response were deemed referred to the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.)

Government response to the third report of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, entitled Marginal Notes, presented in the Senate on March 30, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1657S.

(Pursuant to rule 12-24(4), the report and the response were deemed referred to the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.)

Tabling of Petitions

The Honourable Senator Sinclair tabled the following petition:

Of residents of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec concerning Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1658S.

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

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

o o o

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 Dupuis moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Unger, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

o o o

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

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

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

Commons Public Bills – Third Reading

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

Senate Public Bills – Reports of Committees

Order No. 1 was 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 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Andreychuk, seconded by the Honourable Senator Seidman, for the second reading of Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code (sexual assault).

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Mercer 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.

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1, 5 to 8, 10, 15, 29, 33 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 245 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Orders No. 1, 8, 11 and 12 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Bellemare, calling the attention of the Senate to the relevance of full employment in the 21st century in a Globalized economy.

After debate,

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

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

o o o

Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Hubley, calling the attention of the Senate to the current state of literacy and literacy programs on Prince Edward Island, including the need for federal support of the PEI Literacy Alliance.

After debate,

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

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

o o o

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

o o o

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 Eggleton, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy, that further debate on the inquiry be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

DEFERRED VOTES

With leave of the Senate,

At 4:15 p.m., pursuant to rule 9-10(2), the Senate proceeded to the taking of the deferred standing vote on the subamendment of the Honourable Senator Plett, to the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Beyak, to the motion of the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Petitclerc, for the third reading of Bill C-210, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender).

The question being put on the subamendment, it was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersBoisvenuDagenaisDoyleEatonEnvergaFrumHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPlettPoirierSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTkachukUngerWells—25

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlackBoveyBrazeauCampbellChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDawsonDayDowneDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonForestGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingJoyalKennyLankinMarwahMassicotteMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainVernerWattWetstonWoo—47

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Patterson—1

ADJOURNMENT

At 4:24 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on February 4, 2016, the Senate adjourned until 1:30 p.m., tomorrow.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5 and to the Order of the Senate of December 7, 2016

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Galvez replaced the Honourable Senator Wallin (October 25, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Richards was added to the membership (October 25, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dean was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (October 25, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Brazeau replaced the Honourable Senator McCoy (October 25, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bovey replaced the Honourable Senator Hartling (October 25, 2017).

Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization

The Honourable Senator Greene replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (October 25, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Richards replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (October 25, 2017).