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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 153 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonEnvergaForestFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalKennyLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonEnvergaForestFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalKennyLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNgoOgilvieOhOmidvarPatePetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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

Tributes

Tribute was paid to the Honourable Michael Pitfield, P.C., former senator, whose death occurred on October 19, 2017.

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Tabling of Documents

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

Supplementary Estimates (B), 2017-18.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1669.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Dawson, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, presented the eighth report of the committee (Budget—study on the regulatory and technical issues related to the deployment of connected and automated vehicles—power to hire staff and to travel).

(The report is printed as Appendix A at pages 2584-2591 (available in print format PDF).)

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

The Honourable Senator Dawson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Munson, 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 Tkachuk, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, tabled the seventeenth report (interim) of the committee, entitled Credit unions and the use of the word banking.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1670S.

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., 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, informed the Senate that, pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on October 25, 2016, and October 3, 2017, the committee deposited with the Clerk of the Senate, earlier this day, its eighteenth report entitled Challenge Ahead: Integrating robotics, artificial intelligence and 3D printing technologies into Canada’s healthcare systems.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1663S.

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 presented the following:

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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

NINETEENTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada, has, in obedience to the order of reference of Tuesday, September 26, 2017, examined the said bill and now reports the same without amendment.

Your committee has also made certain observations which are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

KELVIN KENNETH OGILVIE

Chair

OBSERVATIONS
to the 19th Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs Science and Technology (Bill C-277)

Your committee is strongly supportive of the intent of Bill C-277, which calls for the development of a national palliative care framework. Members would like to emphasize the sentiment echoed by all the witnesses who appeared to testify on this bill; that a palliative care framework is urgently needed in Canada.

However, committee members are concerned that the consultations that are to be held under clause 2(1) of the bill will focus only on the participants listed within that clause. Your committee agrees with those witnesses who suggested that the stakeholders who represent the interests of patients could provide a different perspective on palliative care. In this respect, members urge the Minister of Health to permit individual patients as well as groups representing the interests and needs of palliative care recipients to participate in the development of the palliative care framework.

In addition, your committee is concerned about the lack of access to palliative care in underserved areas of Canada. As such, your committee urges the federal government to provide additional funding for the provision of in-home, palliative care services in rural, remote and indigenous communities.

Finally, some witnesses addressed the possibility of re-establishing Health Canada’s Secretariat on Palliative and End-of-Life Care, as included in clause 2(1)(g) of the bill. Your committee notes that the secretariat existed within the department between 2002 and 2007 and that the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying recommended in its report that Health Canada re-establish that secretariat. Re-establishing the office would help to bring together all stakeholders; allow all of the office’s previous work to be properly considered in the current context; and serve as a knowledge centre from which best practices can be compiled and made available through a Best Practices Portal. As such, your committee urges the federal government to re-establish the Secretariat on Palliative and End-of-Life Care within Health Canada.

The Honourable Senator Ogilvie moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen, 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.

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The Honourable Senator Ogilvie, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, presented the committee’s twentieth report (Bill S-218, An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month, without amendment).

The Honourable Senator Enverga moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ngo, 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.

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The Honourable Senator Manning presented the following:

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has the honour to present its

SEVENTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins), has, in obedience to the order of reference of November 23, 2016, examined the said bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1.Clause 2, pages 1 and 2:

(a)On page 1, replace line 11 with the following:

(2) Subject to subsections (3) and (3.1), every one”; and

(b)on page 2,

(i)replace line 5 with the following:

“state of distress; or

(c) is authorized to keep a cetacean in captivity in the best interests of the cetacean’s welfare pursuant to a licence issued by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of a province or by such other person or authority in the province as may be specified by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

(3.1) Subsection (2) does not apply to a person who is conducting scientific research pursuant to a licence issued by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of a province or by such other person or authority in the province as may be specified by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.”, and

(ii)replace lines 20 to 26 with the following:

“an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine not exceeding $200,000.”.

2.Clause 4, page 3: replace lines 5 to 8 with the following:

7.1 No person shall, except under and in accordance with a permit issued pursuant to subsection 10(1.1), import into Canada or export from Canada a living cetacean, including a whale, dolphin or porpoise, or sperm, a tissue culture or an embryo”.

3.New Clauses 5 and 6, page 3: Add the following after line 9:

5 Section 10 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):

(1.1) The Minister may, on application and on such terms and conditions as the Minister thinks fit, issue a permit authorizing the importation or exportation of a living cetacean, or sperm, a tissue culture or an embryo of a cetacean, if the importation or exportation is for the purpose of

(a) conducting scientific research; or

(b) keeping the cetacean in captivity if it is in the best interests of the cetacean’s welfare to do so.

Related provision

6 For greater certainty, the amendments made by this Act to the Criminal Code, the Fisheries Act and the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act shall not be construed so as to abrogate or derogate from the protection provided for existing aboriginal or treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada by the recognition and affirmation of these rights in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.”.

Respectfully submitted,

FABIAN MANNING

Chair

The Honourable Senator Manning moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan, 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 Munson, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, presented the eighth report of the committee (Budget—study on the issues relating to the human rights of prisoners in the correctional system—power to travel).

(The report is printed as Appendix B at pages 2592-2603 (available in print format PDF).)

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

The Honourable Senator Munson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dawson, 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.

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Public Bills

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan introduced Bill S-240, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs).

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Manning, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading two days hence.

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

Delayed Answers

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

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on June 5, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Martin, concerning the Canada Post review.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1671S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on September 28, 2017 by the Honourable Senator Gagné, concerning support for children.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1672S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on October 4, 2017 by the Honourable Senator McPhedran, concerning the gender-based analysis — women’s programs.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1673S.

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 Carignan, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, 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 Tkachuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald, 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. 4 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

Third reading of 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.

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

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Omidvar moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boniface, 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 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.

Debate.

Question Period

Pursuant to the order adopted on October 26, 2017, the Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Pursuant to the order adopted on December 10, 2015, the Honourable  Harjit S. Sajjan, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence, entered the Senate and took part in Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

The order was called for 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.

The Honourable Senator Omidvar moved, for the Honourable Senator Cools, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, 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

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 5 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees – Other

Resuming debate on the consideration of the first report (interim) of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization, entitled Senate Modernization: Moving Forward, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on October 4, 2016.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Gold moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Galvez, that further debate on the consideration of the report be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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Orders No. 5 and 6 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Frum, seconded by the Honourable Senator Beyak, for the adoption of the ninth report (interim) of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization, entitled Senate Modernization: Moving Forward (Question Period), presented in the Senate on October 25, 2016.

With leave of the Senate,

Further debate on the motion was adjourned until the next sitting, in the name of the Honourable Senator Mercer.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy, for the adoption of the tenth report (interim), as amended, of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization, entitled Senate Modernization: Moving Forward (Nature), presented in the Senate on October 26, 2016.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Gold moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Galvez, 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. 10, 15, 29, 33 and 50 to 52 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the sixteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, entitled Study on the current and emerging issues of the banking sector and monetary policy of the United States, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on June 28, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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

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Consideration of the eleventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (Budget—study on the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy—power to travel), presented in the Senate on October 26, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Massicotte moved, for the Honourable Senator Neufeld, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dean, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Plett moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Poirier, 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. 59 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Order No. 31 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Patterson, seconded by the Honourable Senator Runciman:

Whereas the Senate provides representation for groups that are often underrepresented in Parliament, such as Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and women;

Whereas paragraph (3) of section 23 of the Constitution Act, 1867 requires that, in order to be qualified for appointment to and to maintain a place in the Senate, a person must own land with a net worth of at least four thousand dollars in the province for which he or she is appointed;

Whereas a person’s personal circumstances or the availability of real property in a particular location may prevent him or her from owning the required property;

Whereas appointment to the Senate should not be restricted to those who own real property of a minimum net worth;

Whereas the existing real property qualification is inconsistent with the democratic values of modern Canadian society and is no longer an appropriate or relevant measure of the fitness of a person to serve in the Senate;

Whereas, in the case of Quebec, each of the twenty-four Senators representing the province must be appointed for and must have either their real property qualification in or be resident of a specified Electoral Division;

Whereas an amendment to the Constitution of Canada in relation to any provision that applies to one or more, but not all, provinces may be made by proclamation issued by the Governor General under the Great Seal of Canada only where so authorized by resolutions of the Senate and House of Commons and of the legislative assembly of each province to which the amendment applies;

Whereas the Supreme Court of Canada has determined that a full repeal of paragraph (3) of section 23 of the Constitution Act, 1867, respecting the real property qualification of Senators, would require a resolution of the Quebec National Assembly pursuant to section 43 of the Constitution Act, 1982;

Now, therefore, the Senate resolves that an amendment to the Constitution of Canada be authorized to be made by proclamation issued by His Excellency the Governor General under the Great Seal of Canada in accordance with the Schedule hereto.

SCHEDULE

AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF CANADA

1.(1) Paragraph (3) of section 23 of the Constitution Act, 1867 is repealed.

(2) Section 23 of the Act is amended by replacing the semi-colon at the end of paragraph (5) with a period and by repealing paragraph (6).

2.The Declaration of Qualification set out in The Fifth Schedule to the Act is replaced by the following:

I, A.B., do declare and testify that I am by law duly qualified to be appointed a member of the Senate of Canada.

3.This Amendment may be cited as the Constitution Amendment, [year of proclamation] (Real property qualification of Senators).

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Omidvar moved, for the Honourable Senator Ringuette, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lankin, 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. 89 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Ngo, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cowan:

That the Senate note with concern the escalating and hostile behaviour exhibited by the People’s Republic of China in the South China Sea and consequently urge the Government of Canada to encourage all parties involved, and in particular the People’s Republic of China, to:

(a) recognize and uphold the rights of freedom of navigation and overflight as enshrined in customary international law and in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea;

(b) cease all activities that would complicate or escalate the disputes, such as the construction of artificial islands, land reclamation, and further militarization of the region;

(c) abide by all previous multilateral efforts to resolve the disputes and commit to the successful implementation of a binding Code of Conduct in the South China Sea;

(d) commit to finding a peaceful and diplomatic solution to the disputes in line with the provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and respect the settlements reached through international arbitration; and

(e) strengthen efforts to significantly reduce the environmental impacts of the disputes upon the fragile ecosystem of the South China Sea;

That the Senate also urge the Government of Canada to support its regional partners and allies and to take additional steps necessary to de-escalate tensions and restore the peace and stability of the region; and

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

The Honourable Senator Day moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Jaffer, 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. 139, 146, 158, 174, 189, 206, 215 and 245 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Orders No. 8 and 11 to 14 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Mockler, calling the attention of the Senate to the issue of pipeline safety in Canada, and the nation-building project that is the Energy East proposal, and its resulting impact on the Canadian economy.

Debate concluded.

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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 Woo, 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 Enverga moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator McInnis, 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 Dawson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C.:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications be authorized to examine and report on emerging issues related to its mandate under rule 12-7(6);

That it be further authorized to examine and report on the elements related to its mandate found in the ministerial mandate letters of the Minister of Transport, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and the Minister of Canadian Heritage;

That the papers and evidence received and taken and work already accomplished by the committee on this subject since the beginning the First Session of the Forty-second Parliament, as authorized by the Senate on January 28, 2016, be referred back to the committee; and

That the committee submit its final report no later than June 30, 2018.

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 5:23 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)

Eighteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, entitled Challenge Ahead: Integrating robotics, artificial intelligence and 3D printing technologies into Canada’s healthcare systems, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on October 31, 2017, pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on October 25, 2016 and October 3, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1663S.

Report of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board for the year ended December 31, 2016, pursuant to the Patent Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. P-4,sbs. 89(4) and 100(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1664.

Report of the Chief Public Health Officer on the State of Public Health in Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, S.C. 2006, c. 5,sbs. 12(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1665.

Report of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on the operation of the National Do Not Call List for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Telecommunications Act, S.C. 1993, c. 38, s. 41.6.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1666.

Report on the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2005,c. 46,sbs. 38.1(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1667.

Report on the administration of the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act for the year 2016, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 1992,c. 52, s. 28.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1668.

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 Enverga replaced the Honourable Senator Boisvenu (October 30, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Wallin replaced the Honourable Senator Greene (October 27, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Pate replaced the Honourable Senator Christmas (October 31, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Raine replaced the Honourable Senator Unger (October 30, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Brazeau replaced the Honourable Senator Omidvar (October 31, 2017).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C. (October 30, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Unger (October 31, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Unger replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (October 31, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (October 30, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dean replaced the Honourable Senator Griffin (October 27, 2017).