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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 162 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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 Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that a commission under the Great Seal had been issued to Jacqueline J. Kuehl, Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, appointing her a Commissioner to administer the oath of allegiance to members of the Senate and also to take and receive their declarations of qualification.

The said commission is as follows:

JULIE PAYETTE
(G.S.)

CANADA

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

NATHALIE DROUIN

Deputy Attorney General

TO Jacqueline J. Kuehl, of the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU that, reposing trust and confidence in your loyalty, integrity and ability, We have assigned, constituted and appointed and by these Presents do assign, constitute and appoint you,

JACQUELINE J. KUEHL

Our Commissioner to tender and administer to and take from all and every person or persons who is or are appointed a Member of the Senate of Canada the Oath of Allegiance contained in the fifth schedule to the Constitution Act, 1867, and the Declaration of Qualification contained in the same schedule.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said powers and authorities unto you, Jacqueline J. Kuehl, during Our Pleasure and your tenure of office as Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel of the Senate of Canada.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be herunto affixed to it.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Julie Payette, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this tenth day of November in the year of Our Lord two thousand and seventeen and in the sixty-sixth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

JOHN KNUBLEY

Deputy Registrar General of Canada

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Campbell, Chair of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration, presented the twenty-first report (interim) of the committee (Audit and Oversight).

(The report is printed as an appendix at pages 2727-2737 (available in print format PDF).)

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

The Honourable Senator Campbell moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moncion, 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 Government Bills

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

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

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

Reply to Question No. 58, dated October 4, 2017, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Boisvenu, respecting the annual number of active offenders from specific groups for the period of 2012-17.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1729S.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 3 were 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.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons to return Bill S-211, An Act respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day,

And to acquaint the Senate that the Commons has passed this bill, without amendment.

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, seconded by the Honourable Senator McPhedran, for the 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.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, for the Honourable Senator Eaton, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, 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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Ordered, That debate on Order No. 2 be postponed until the next sitting of the Senate.

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Orders No. 3 and 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills – Third Reading

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Eaton, seconded by the Honourable Senator Seidman, for the third reading of Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Petitclerc moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C.:

That Bill C-277 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended in clause 2, on page 2,

(a)by replacing line 12 with the following:

“frameworks, strategies and best practices;”; and

(b)by replacing line 15 with the following:

“End-of-Life Care; and

(h)identifies measures for public education and awareness on palliative care.”.

Debate.

Question Period

Pursuant to the order adopted on November 23, 2017, the Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Pursuant to the order adopted on December 10, 2015, the Honourable  Bardish Chagger, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, entered the Senate and took part in Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Other Business

Commons Public Bills – Third Reading

The order was called for resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Eaton, seconded by the Honourable Senator Seidman, for the third reading of Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada.

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Petitclerc, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C.:

That Bill C-277 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended in clause 2, on page 2,

(a)by replacing line 12 with the following:

“frameworks, strategies and best practices;”; and

(b)by replacing line 15 with the following:

“End-of-Life Care; and

(h)identifies measures for public education and awareness on palliative care.”.

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, that further debate on the motion in amendment be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Senate Public Bills – Reports of Committees

Consideration of the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins), with amendments), presented in the Senate on October 31, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Manning moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Housakos, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Plett moved, for the Honourable Senator McInnis, seconded by the Honourable Senator Beyak, 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.

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 6 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Second reading of Bill S-243, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (reporting on unpaid income tax).

The Honourable Senator Downe moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin 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.

Commons 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 Day, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercer, for the second reading of Bill C-311, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day).

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Day moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology.

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

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Order No. 5 was 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 Omidvar moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moncion, 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 to 8, 10, 15, 29, 33, 50 to 52 and 61 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the 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.

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

That the eighteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, tabled with the Clerk of the Senate on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, be adopted and that, pursuant to rule 12-24(1), the Senate request a complete and detailed response from the government, with the Minister of Health being identified as minister responsible for responding to the report, in consultation with the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.

After debate,

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

Motions

Orders No. 31, 73, 89, 92, 139, 146, 158, 174, 189, 206, 215 and 245 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Orders No. 8, 12 to 14, 19 and 20, 23 to 26, 28 and 31 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Gold moved, for the Honourable Senator Manning, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mégie:

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Thursday, April 14, 2016, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans in relation to its study on Maritime Search and Rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities be extended from November 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

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

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

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Monday, June 19, 2017, the date for the final report of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization in relation to its study of methods to make the Senate more effective within the current constitutional framework be extended from December 15, 2017 to June 29, 2018.

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

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

That photographers and camera operators be authorized in the Senate Chamber to photograph and videotape the tributes to the late Honourable Senator Enverga, with the least possible disruption of the proceedings.

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 5:28 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)

Annual Report of the Specific Claims Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Specific Claims Tribunal Act, S.C. 2008,c. 22, s. 40.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1723.

Amendments to the Management Plan for the Prince Edward Island National Park 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. 1/42-1724.

Amendments to the Management Plan for the Fort St. Joseph National Park 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. 1/42-1725.

Management Report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11,sbs. 49(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1726.

Report of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, S.C. 2000, c. 17, sbs. 71(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1727.

Report on operations under sections 38.13 and 38.15 of the Canada Evidence Act from July 15, 2016 to July 14, 2017, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. C-5, s. 38.17.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1728.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Eaton was added to the membership (November 27, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Unger was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 27, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Marwah was added to the membership (November 27, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Moncion was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 27, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Hartling replaced the Honourable Senator Bovey (November 27, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Marwah replaced the Honourable Senator Massicotte (November 28, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Massicotte was added to the membership (November 28, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Marwah was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 28, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Dagenais replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (November 28, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Andreychuk (November 28, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator McPhedran replaced the Honourable Senator Griffin (November 28, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Griffin replaced the Honourable Senator McPhedran (November 27, 2017).

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C. (November 27, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Verner, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C. (November 27, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Cordy replaced the Honourable Senator Munson (November 28, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Manning was added to the membership (November 27, 2017).

The Honourable Senator MacDonald was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 27, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Plett was added to the membership (November 27, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Manning was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (November 27, 2017).