Journals
Download as PDF
Text size:

66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 166 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBoisvenuBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBoisvenuBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierDagenaisDawsonDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-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

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Tabling of Documents

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

Annual Report for 2011-12 of the Yukon Land Claims and Self-Government Agreements.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1747.

2014-15 Annual Report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1748.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Plett presented the following:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Committee of Selection has the honour to present its

SIXTH REPORT

Pursuant to rule 12-2(2) of the Rules of the Senate, your committee submits herewith the list of senators nominated by it to serve on the following committees:

Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament

Independent Senators Group

The Honourable Senators Duffy and Forest.

Conservative Party of Canada

The Honourable Senators Eaton and McInnis.

Independent Liberals

The Honourable Senator Mercer.

Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations

Independent Senators Group

The Honourable Senators Duffy and Woo.

Conservative Party of Canada

The Honourable Senators Stewart Olsen and Unger.

Independent Liberals

The Honourable Senator Day.

Special Senate Committee on the Arctic

Independent Senators Group

The Honourable Senators Bovey, Galvez, McPhedran and Pate.

Conservative Party of Canada

The Honourable Senators Eaton, Neufeld, Oh and Patterson.

Independent Liberals

The Honourable Senators Dyck and Watt.

Respectfully submitted,

DONALD NEIL PLETT

Chair

The Honourable Senator Plett moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells, 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.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

Second reading of Bill C-63, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures.

The Honourable Senator Marwah moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bovey, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Marwah moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bovey, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance.

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

Bills – Third Reading

Third reading of Bill C-60, An Act to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal certain Acts and provisions that have expired, lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect.

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., that the bill be read for a third time.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill, without amendment.

Bills – Second Reading

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 Smith, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, for the second reading of Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

Debate.

Question Period

Pursuant to the order adopted on November 30, 2017, the Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Pursuant to the order adopted on December 10, 2015, the Honourable  Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P., Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, entered the Senate and took part in Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, for the second reading of Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.


Ordered, That motion No. 273 standing in the name of the Honourable Senator Mockler on the Notice Paper be brought forward.

The Honourable Senator Mockler moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Raine:

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, have the power to meet for the purposes of its study on the Minister of Finance’s proposed changes to the Income Tax Act, even though the Senate may then be sitting, with the provisions of rule 12-18(1) being suspended in relation thereto; and

That the Committee be permitted, notwithstanding usual practices, to deposit its report with the Clerk of the Senate, if the Senate is not then sitting, and that the report be deemed to have been tabled in the Chamber.

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

o o o

Ordered, That motion No. 274 standing in the name of the Honourable Senator Mockler on the Notice Paper be brought forward.

The Honourable Senator Mockler moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Raine:

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance in relation to its study on such issues as may arise from time to time relating to federal estimates generally, including the public accounts, reports of the Auditor General and government finance, be extended from December 31, 2017 to December 31, 2019.

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

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, for the second reading of Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

After debate,

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

o o o

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

Motions

Orders No. 1 and 145 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

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

That, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017, the Senate resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole in order to receive Ms. Nancy Bélanger respecting her appointment as Commissioner of Lobbying; and

That the Committee of the Whole report to the Senate no later than 90 minutes after it begins.

After debate,

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

o o o

Order No. 147 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.

o o o

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.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Omidvar moved, for the Honourable Senator Cools, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare, 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.

o o o

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.”.

With leave of the Senate and pursuant to rule 5-10(1), the motion in amendment to Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada, was withdrawn.

The Senate resumed 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.

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

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

Senate Public Bills – Reports of Committees

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

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Ogilvie, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson, for the adoption of the sixteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (cruelty-free cosmetics), with amendments), presented in the Senate on October 5, 2017.

After debate,

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

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

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

Orders No. 8, 12 to 14, 19 and 20, and 23 to 25 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator McPhedran, calling the attention of the Senate to the important opportunity we have to review our principles and procedures with a view to ensuring that the Senate has the strongest most effective policies and mechanisms possible to respond to complaints against senators of sexual or other kinds of harassment.

After debate,

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

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

o o o

Orders No. 28 and 31 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson:

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Thursday, March 9, 2017, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications in relation to its study on the regulatory and technical issues related to the deployment of connected and automated vehicles be extended from December 31, 2017 to March 1, 2018.

After debate,

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

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 4:57 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 2 p.m.)


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Omidvar replaced the Honourable Senator Ringuette (December 5, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Neufeld (December 5, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

The Honourable Senator Smith was added to the membership (December 5, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Mockler was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (December 5, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Griffin replaced the Honourable Senator Omidvar (December 5, 2017).