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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 163 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDayDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart 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

Senators’ Statements

Tributes

Tribute was paid to the memory of the Honourable Senator Enverga, whose death occurred on November 16, 2017.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Report on Investigation on the lobbying activities of Trina Morissette, pursuant to the Lobbying Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.), s. 10.5.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1731.

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Maltais tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 38th interparliamentary meeting with the European Parliament’s delegation responsible for the relations with Canada and the third part of the 2017 session of the PACE, held in Brussels, Belgium, and Strasbourg, France, from June 21 to 29, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1732.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second 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 Boniface, seconded by the Honourable Senator Omidvar, for the second reading of Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

After debate,

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

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


With leave,

The Senate reverted to Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations.

The Honourable Senator Plett tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the International Executive Committee meeting, held in Darwin, Australia, from April 23 to 27, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1733.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

Order No. 3 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

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

Inquiries

Order No. 2 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

Orders No. 1 and 2 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Enverga, seconded by the Honourable Senator McIntyre, for the third reading of Bill S-218, An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the third time.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill, to which it desires its concurrence.

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

Commons Public Bills – Third Reading

Orders No. 1 and 2 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Senate Public Bills – Reports of Committees

Orders No. 1 and 2 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 7 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1, 5 to 8, 10, 15, 29, 33, 50 to 52, 61 and 64 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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

Order No. 8 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Seidman, calling the attention of the Senate to its role in the protection of regional and minority representation.

With leave of the Senate,

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

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Orders No. 13 and 14, 19 and 20, 23 to 26, 28 and 31 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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 3:36 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.)

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

Report of the Canadian Dairy Commission for the dairy year ended July 31, 2017, together with the Auditor General’s Report, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985,c. F-11,sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1730.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Marwah replaced the Honourable Senator Woo (November 29, 2017).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Cormier replaced the Honourable Senator Saint-Germain (November 29, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Fraser replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (November 29, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

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

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Verner, P.C. (November 29, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (November 28, 2017).