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66 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2018, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 176 (Unrevised)

Thursday, February 1, 2018
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDawsonDayDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFrumFureyGagnéGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDawsonDayDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFrumFureyGagnéGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTardifUngerVernerWallinWattWellsWhiteWoo

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 Honourable Senator Tardif, who will resign from the Senate on February 2, 2018.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

The Parliamentary Budget Officer’s annual work plan for 2018-19, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, s. 79.13.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1819.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Griffin, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, presented the ninth report of the committee (Budget—the potential impact of the effects of climate change on the agriculture, agri-food and forestry sectors—power to hire staff and to travel).

(The report is printed as Appendix A at pages 2928-2935 (available in print format PDF).)

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

The Honourable Senator Griffin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dupuis, 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.

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The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, presented the committee’s twenty-third report (Bill C-311, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day), without amendment).

The Honourable Senator Day moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tardif, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for third reading at the next sitting.

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

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The Honourable Senator Manning, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented the eighth report of the committee (Budget—study on Maritime Search and Rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities—power to hire staff and to travel).

(The report is printed as Appendix B at pages 2936-2943 (available in print format PDF).)

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

The Honourable Senator Manning moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Oh, 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 10th annual conference of the Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces Alliance, held in Toronto, Ontario, from June 4 to 6, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1820.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the summer meeting of the Western Governors’ Association, held in Whitefish, Montana, United States of America, from June 26 to 28, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1821.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the Canadian-American Border Trade Alliance Conference, held in Washington, D.C., United States of America, from October 1 to 3, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1822.

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The Honourable Senator Tardif tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association (CFIA) respecting its participation at the 45th annual meeting of the CFIA, held in Marseille and Paris, France, from April 10 to 14, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1823.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

At 2:57 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3 p.m., the sitting resumed.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons to return Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act,

And to acquaint the Senate that the Commons has passed this bill with the following amendments, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The amendments were then read by the Honourable the Speaker pro tempore, as follows:

1.Clause 9, pages 5 and 6 :

a)on page 5, replace lines 11 to 26 with the following:

10.51 A company that is subject to an order made under section 10.5 may correct a defect or non-compliance by doing one of the following:

(a) repairing the vehicle or equipment, including by adding to, removing anything from or modifying the vehicle or equipment, as the circumstances require;

(b) replacing the vehicle or equipment with a reasonable equivalent;

(c) reimbursing

(i) the reasonable cost of repairs to the vehicle or equipment that have already been undertaken before a notice of defect or non-compliance has been given, or

(ii) the sale price of the vehicle or equipment, less reasonable depreciation in the case where the vehicle or equipment has been sold to the first retail purchaser, on return of the vehicle or equipment.”;

b)on pages 5 and 6, replace line 27 on page 5 to line 17 on page 6 with the following:

10.52 For greater certainty, any person, including an automobile dealer, may benefit from any measure referred to in section 10.51 and any payment of costs under subsection 10.6(1).

10.53 For greater certainty, nothing prevents a company that is subject to an order under subsection 10.1(7) or 10.4(4), section 10.5 or subsection 10.6(1) from entering into an agreement with any person, including an automobile dealer, in respect of any matter related to the order — including, in the case of a vehicle or equipment that has not been sold to the first retail purchaser, in respect of the reimbursement of reasonable costs incurred — in addition to complying with any terms and conditions specified in the order.

10.54 For greater certainty, a correction to a vehicle or equipment in accordance with section 10.51 does not affect the right of any person, including an automobile dealer, to exercise any other right or remedy available at law, including a right or remedy to recover reasonable costs incurred as a result of an order under section 10.5.”.

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., that the message be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.

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

Government Business

Bills – Reports of Committees

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

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 Dean, seconded by the Honourable Senator Forest, for the second reading of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and 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.

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Orders No. 3 to 5 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

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

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

That, when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 2 p.m.

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

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.

Senate Public Bills – Reports of Committees

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

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Consideration of the twenty-second report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (Bill S-234, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Artist Laureate), with amendments), presented in the Senate on December 14, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., that the report be adopted.

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.

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 and 33 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the consideration of the tenth report (interim) of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, entitled Decarbonizing Transportation in Canada, tabled in the Senate on June 22, 2017.

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, for the Honourable Senator Neufeld, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, 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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Resuming debate on the consideration of the nineteenth report (interim) of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, entitled Getting Ready: For a new generation of active seniors, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on June 27, 2017.

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

That the nineteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance entitled Getting Ready: For a new generation of active seniors, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on June 27, 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 Families, Children and Social Development being identified as minister responsible for responding to the report, in consultation with the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Labour, and the Minister of Health.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Petitclerc, 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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Resuming debate on the consideration of the twentieth report (interim) of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, entitled Smarter Planning, Smarter Spending: Ensuring Transparency, Accountability and Predictability in Federal Infrastructure Programs, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on July 6, 2017.

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

That the twentieth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance entitled Smarter Planning, Smarter Spending: Ensuring Transparency, Accountability and Predictability in Federal Infrastructure Programs, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on July 6, 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 Infrastructure and Communities being identified as minister responsible for responding to the report.

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.

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Orders No. 64, 66 and 68 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Orders No. 31, 73, 89, 92, 139, 146, 158, 174, 189, 215, 245 and 286 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Orders No. 8, 12 and 13, 19 and 20, 24 to 26, 28, and 31 and 32 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

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

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 Wednesday, February 7, 2018, the Senate resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider the subject matter of the bill;

That the committee receive the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, P.C., M.P., Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs;

That the witness 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;

That the provisions of the order of February 4, 2016, respecting the time of adjournment, be suspended on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, until the Committee of the Whole has reported; and

That the provisions of rule 3-3(1) be suspended on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ringuette, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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 4:26 p.m., the Senate was continued until Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 2 p.m.)

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

Copies of Regulations Amending the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (P.C. 2018-9 and P.C. 2018-10), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-1818.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Maltais (February 1, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Ngo (February 1, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Griffin replaced the Honourable Senator Forest (February 1, 2018).