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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 159 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyCampbellCarignanCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisEggletonFraserFrumFureyGagnéGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosJoyalKennyLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMartinMarwahMassicotteMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonNgoPatePetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSibbestonSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

*AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyCampbellCarignan*CoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuis*EatonEggleton*ForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosJoyalKennyLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManning*MarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchell*MocklerMoncionMunson*NeufeldNgo*OhPatePetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSibbestonSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The first list records senators present in the Senate Chamber during the course of the sitting.

An asterisk in the second list indicates a senator who, while not present during the sitting, was in attendance to business, as defined in subsections 8(2) and (3) of the Senators Attendance Policy.

PRAYERS

The Senate observed a minute of silence in memory of the Honourable Senator Tobias C. Enverga, Jr., who passed away on November 16, 2017.

ADJOURNMENT

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

That, out of respect for the Honourable Senator Enverga, the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 2:05 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 November 17, 2017, to the fifteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, entitled National Corridor: Enhancing and Facilitating Commerce and Internal Trade, tabled in the Senate on June 21, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1705S.

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

Government response, dated November 15, 2017, to the nineteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, entitled Delaying Justice is Denying Justice: An Urgent Need to Address Lengthy Court Delays in Canada, tabled in the Senate on June 14, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1706S.

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

Government response, dated November 15, 2017, to the seventeenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, entitled Controlling Foreign Influence in Canadian Elections, tabled in the Senate on June 8, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1707S.

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

Report of the National Capital Commission, 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. 1/42-1708.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5 and to the Order of the Senate of November 7, 2017

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Senator Raine was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Patterson was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Manning was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Doyle was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tannas was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Brazeau was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pate was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boniface was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Christmas was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dyck was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McPhedran was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Lovelace Nicholas was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dyck was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Lovelace Nicholas was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Enverga was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McPhedran was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pate was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Watt was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Patterson was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tannas was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Christmas was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boniface was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Manning was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Raine was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mégie was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Doyle was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Sinclair was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Unger was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Oh was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Doyle was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dagenais was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Maltais was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Griffin was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mercer was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Gagné was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pratte was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Petitclerc was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tardif was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Woo was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Maltais was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mercer was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ogilvie was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tardif was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pratte was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bernard was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Galvez was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Petitclerc was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Woo was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dagenais was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Doyle was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Oh was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Gagné was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Unger was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tannas was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Maltais was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Black was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ringuette was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Wetston was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Downe was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Moncion was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Wallin was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Day was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Massicotte was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ringuette was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Day was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tannas was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Moncion was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Campbell was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Unger was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Black was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Wetston was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Maltais was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Wallin was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Enverga was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Seidman was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Patterson was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Neufeld was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mockler was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator MacDonald was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Galvez was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Fraser was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Wetston was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Richards was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cordy was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dupuis was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Massicotte was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Massicotte was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Neufeld was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Seidman was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Fraser was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Black was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McCoy was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Galvez was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Patterson was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Day was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mockler was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator MacDonald was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Wetston was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Griffin was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Richards was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Raine was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Poirier was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Plett was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McInnis was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Manning was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Gold was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Hartling was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Watt was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Christmas was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Greene was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ringuette was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Munson was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Manning was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McInnis was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Forest was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Plett was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Poirier was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Munson was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Gold was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Enverga was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Sinclair was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Watt was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Hartling was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McCoy was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Raine was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pate was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Oh was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Housakos was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ngo was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Greene was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dawson was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cools was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Saint-Germain was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cordy was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Marwah was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bovey was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cordy was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Downe was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Housakos was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cools was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bovey was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Gold was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dawson was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ngo was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Marwah was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Woo was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Saint-Germain was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Oh was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Eaton was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Campbell replaced the Honourable Senator Hartling (November 21, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ngo was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Martin was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Hartling was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cordy was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Brazeau was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bernard was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pate was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Munson was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bernard was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McPhedran was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pate was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Hartling was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Martin was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ngo was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Eaton was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Brazeau was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Wells was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tannas was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Plett was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Marshall was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Batters was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Verner, P.C., was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Forest was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dawson was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Saint-Germain was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Campbell was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McCoy was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Munson was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Marwah was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Housakos was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Downe was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Wells was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Batters was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cordy was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dupuis was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mitchell was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Saint-Germain was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McCoy was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tannas was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Marwah was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Munson was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Campbell was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Marshall was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Plett was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator White was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Batters was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boniface was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pratte was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Gold was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dupuis was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Sinclair was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Batters was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dupuis was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pate was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator White was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dagenais was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boniface was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Sinclair was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pratte was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Neufeld (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mockler was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Eaton was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Marshall was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Neufeld was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Day was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Black was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Campbell was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cools was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Forest was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pratte was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Marshall was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cools was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Day was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mockler was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pratte was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Neufeld was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Moncion was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Forest was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Black was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Oh was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Frum was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator McIntyre was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Doyle was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dagenais was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Brazeau was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Kenny was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Richards was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boniface was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McPhedran was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Kenny was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dagenais was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Saint-Germain was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator White was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boniface was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McPhedran was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Griffin was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

The Honourable Senator Mockler was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Maltais was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Poirier was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Moncion was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cormier was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mégie was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tardif was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Gagné was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tardif was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Gagné was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cormier was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mégie was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Moncion was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mockler was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bovey was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Poirier was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Fraser was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Maltais was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The Honourable Senator Wells was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Seidman was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Frum was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Batters was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Housakos was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ringuette was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Woo was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Gold was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Sinclair was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Greene was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Fraser was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Fraser was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Seidman was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Wells was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Day was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bellemare was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McCoy was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cools was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dupuis was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ringuette was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Batters was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Gold was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McInnis was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Frum was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator White was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Committee of Selection

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Frum was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Martin was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Plett was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McPhedran was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Omidvar was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Wallin was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mercer was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Woo was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Fraser was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Plett was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Frum was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Martin was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Wells was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tardif was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Black was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Omidvar was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Pratte was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Campbell was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization

The Honourable Senator Wells was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Oh was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Ngo was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Frum was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McInnis was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Verner, P.C., was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Fraser was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McCoy was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dean was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Massicotte was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Greene was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Massicotte was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McInnis was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Wells was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tardif was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McCoy was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bellemare was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Frum was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Forest was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Gagné was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dupuis was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dean was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Omidvar (November 21, 2017).

The Honourable Senator MacDonald was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Raine was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Poirier was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Neufeld was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Seidman was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Petitclerc was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dean was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Omidvar was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bernard was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Munson was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mégie was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Seidman was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Petitclerc was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Day was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mégie was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Hartling was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cormier was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Omidvar was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Raine was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Frum was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dean was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Neufeld was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Manning was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator MacDonald was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Gagné was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bovey was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Griffin was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cormier was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Galvez was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dawson was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mercer was added to the membership (November 20, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mercer was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dawson was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Hartling was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Saint-Germain was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Galvez was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Cormier was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator MacDonald was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Bovey was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Griffin was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 19, 2017).