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67 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2018, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 204 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDawsonDayDeaconDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhite

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDawsonDayDeaconDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRaineRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhite

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 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 Canadian-American Border Trade Alliance Conference, held in Ottawa, Ontario, from May 7 to 9, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2037.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the meeting with members of the U.S. House of Representatives, held in Windsor, Ontario, from September 14 to 16, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2038.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the annual National Conference of the Council of State Governments, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, from December 14 to 16, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2039.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the annual winter meeting of the National Governors Association, held in Washington D.C., United States of America, from February 23 to 25, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2040.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare:

That the Senate agree to House of Commons amendment 4, as well as House of Commons amendments 1, 2 and 3 made to its amendments 6, 7(b) and 9 to 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;

That the Senate do not insist on its amendments 1(a)(i), 1(a)(ii), 1(b), 3, 4, 5(a)(i), 5(a)(ii), 5(a)(iii), 5(b), 7(c), 8 and 10(a), to which the House of Commons has disagreed; and

That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house accordingly.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Raine:

That the motion be not now adopted, but that it be amended:

1.by deleting, in the second paragraph, the reference to amendments “7(c)” and “8”, and the word “and” at the end of that paragraph in the English version;

2.by adding, after the second paragraph, the following:

“That the Senate insist on its amendments 7(c) and 8, to which the House of Commons has disagreed;”; and

3.by replacing the third paragraph with the following:

“That, pursuant to rule 16-3, the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications be charged with drawing up the reasons for the Senate’s insistence on its amendments and present its report, with the reasons for the insistence, on or before the later of May 10, 2018, and the second day the Senate sits after the adoption of this order; and

That, once the reasons for the insistence have been agreed to by the Senate, a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house accordingly.”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBlack (Ontario)BoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDowneDoyleDuffyEatonFrumGalvezGriffinHousakosLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRaineRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerVernerWallinWellsWhite—43

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBonifaceBoveyBoyerChristmasCoolsCordyCoyleDawsonDayDeaconDupuisDyckEggletonFureyGagnéGoldGreeneHarderHartlingJafferJoyalLankinMassicotteMcCallumMégieMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRinguetteSaint-GermainSinclairWetston—39

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

BrazeauCormier—2

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast, 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 Mitchell, 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.

DEFERRED VOTES

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to rule 9-10(2), the Senate proceeded to the taking of the deferred standing vote 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.

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleEatonFrumHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRaineSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukUngerWellsWhite—33

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBlack (Ontario)BonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDawsonDayDeaconDowneDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMégieMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRinguetteSinclairWallin—44

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

BernardHartlingRichardsSaint-GermainWetston—5

Government Business

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

The Senate resumed debate on the motion, as amended, of the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare:

That the Senate agree to House of Commons amendment 4, as well as House of Commons amendments 1, 2 and 3 made to its amendments 6, 7(b) and 9 to 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;

That the Senate do not insist on its amendments 1(a)(i), 1(a)(ii), 1(b), 3, 4, 5(a)(i), 5(a)(ii), 5(a)(iii), 5(b), and 10(a), to which the House of Commons has disagreed;

That the Senate insist on its amendments 7(c) and 8, to which the House of Commons has disagreed; and

That, pursuant to rule 16-3, the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications be charged with drawing up the reasons for the Senate’s insistence on its amendments and present its report, with the reasons for the insistence, on or before the later of May 10, 2018, and the second day the Senate sits after the adoption of this order; and

That, once the reasons for the insistence have been agreed to by the Senate, a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house accordingly.

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

Bills – Third Reading

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

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Third reading of Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts.

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

After debate,

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

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

Bills – Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Sinclair, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mitchell, for the second reading of Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act.

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

Orders No. 2 and 3 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

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

Inquiries

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 6:24 p.m., pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on February 4, 2016, and May 8, 2018, the Senate adjourned until 1:30 p.m., tomorrow.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Moncion replaced the Honourable Senator Marwah (May 9, 2018).

Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations

The Honourable Senator Pratte replaced the Honourable Senator Woo (May 9, 2018).

Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization

The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (May 9, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Manning (May 9, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Sinclair replaced the Honourable Senator Griffin (May 9, 2018).