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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2017, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 172 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanCoolsCormierCoyleDagenaisDawsonDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKennyLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifTkachukUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyak*BlackBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanCoolsCormierCoyleDagenaisDawsonDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFraserFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKennyLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-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

The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the Clerk of the Senate had received certificates from the Registrar General of Canada showing that:

Mary Jane McCallum, and

Mary Coyle,

respectively, had been summoned to the Senate.

The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that there were senators without waiting to be introduced.

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The Honourable Senator McCallum was introduced between the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Dyck, and having presented Her Majesty’s Writ of Summons it was read by one of the clerks at the table as follows:

CANADA

Julie Payette

(G.S.)

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.

TO

Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

MARY JANE McCALLUM

of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada.

AND WE do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

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

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 fourth day of December in the year of Our Lord two thousand and seventeen and in the sixty-sixth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

N. BAINS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator McCallum came to the table and took and subscribed the oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took her seat as a member of the Senate.

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The Honourable Senator Coyle was introduced between the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Bernard, and having presented Her Majesty’s Writ of Summons it was read by one of the clerks at the table as follows:

CANADA

Julie Payette

(G.S.)

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.

TO

Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

MARY COYLE

of Antigonish, in the Province of Nova Scotia,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada.

AND WE do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

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

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 fourth day of December in the year of Our Lord two thousand and seventeen and in the sixty-sixth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

N. BAINS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Coyle came to the table and took and subscribed the oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took her seat as a member of the Senate.

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The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the honourable senators introduced today had made and subscribed the Declaration of Qualification required of them by the Constitution Act, 1867, in the presence of the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed to receive and witness same.

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Mockler, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, informed the Senate that, pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on September 26, 2017, and December 5, 2017, the committee deposited with the Clerk of the Senate earlier today, its twenty-fourth report entitled Fair, Simple and Competitive Taxation: The Way Forward for Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1764S.

The Honourable Senator Mockler moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald, 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.

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator MacDonald tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the U.S. Congressional Meetings, held in Washington, D.C., United States of America, from March 14 to 16, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1765.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the 55th Annual Meeting with Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, held in Washington, D.C., United States of America, from June 20 to 22, 2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1766.

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The Honourable Senator Downe tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association respecting its mission to the Republic of Bulgaria, the next country to hold the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and its participation at the fourth part of the 2017 session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, held in Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria, and Strasbourg, France, from October 4 to 13, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1767.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the meeting of the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, held in Reykjavik, Iceland, from October 11 to 13, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1768.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

Third reading of Bill C-61, An Act to give effect to the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

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

After debate,

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

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.

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Third 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 Cormier, that the bill be read for a third time.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCormierCoyleDawsonDeanDowneDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonForestFraserFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneHarderHartlingJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRinguetteSaint-GermainSinclairTardifVernerWallinWattWetstonWoo—49

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakCarignanDagenaisDoyleEatonFrumHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRaineRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerWellsWhite—34

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Cools—1

Accordingly, Bill C-63 was read a 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

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.

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

That, in accordance with section 20.1 of the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. P-1, the Senate approve the appointment of Pierre Legault as Senate Ethics Officer.

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

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

That, without affecting the progress of any proceedings relating to Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Senate resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider the subject matter of the bill;

That the committee receive:

(a)the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada;

(b)the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health;

(c)the Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; and

(d)Mr. Bill Blair, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada and the Minister of Health;

That the witnesses be accompanied by officials;

That the Committee of the Whole report to the Senate no later than two hours after it begins;

That television cameras and photographers be authorized in the Senate Chamber to broadcast and photograph the proceedings with the least possible disruption of the proceedings; and

That the provisions of rule 3-3(1) be suspended on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

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, on division.

Inquiries

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 6:06 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on December 12, 2017, the Senate adjourned until 1:30 p.m., tomorrow.

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

Twenty-fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, entitled Fair, Simple and Competitive Taxation: The Way Forward for Canada, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate earlier today, pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on September 26, 2017 and December 5, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1764S.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Wallin (December 13, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Downe was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (December 13, 2017).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Pate replaced the Honourable Senator Bovey (December 13, 2017).