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67 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2018, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 212 (Unrevised)

Thursday, May 31, 2018
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDawsonDayDeaconDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisEatonEggletonFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDawsonDayDeaconDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisEatonEggletonFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Griffin, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, tabled the twelfth report of the committee (Subject matter of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2095S.

(Pursuant to the order adopted on April 24, 2018, the report was deemed referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance and placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.)

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The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen, Deputy Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, tabled the twenty-first report (interim) of the committee, entitled Taxation of the Hutterites in Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2096S.

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson, 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 Boniface, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, tabled the seventeenth report (interim) of the committee (Subject matter of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2097S.

(Pursuant to the order adopted on April 24, 2018, the report was deemed referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance and placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.)

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The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen, Deputy Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, tabled the twenty-second report of the committee (Subject matter of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2098S.

(Pursuant to the order adopted on April 24, 2018, the report was deemed referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance and placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.)

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The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, presented the committee’s twenty-fourth report (Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, with amendments and observations).

(The report is printed as an appendix at pages 3512-3546 (available in print format PDF).)

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

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day, 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 Joyal, P.C., Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, tabled the twenty-fifth report of the committee (Subject matter of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2099S.

(Pursuant to the order adopted on April 24, 2018, the report was deemed referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance and placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.)

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The Honourable Senator Galvez, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, tabled the fifteenth report of the committee (Subject matter of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2100S.

(Pursuant to the order adopted on April 24, 2018, the report was deemed referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance and placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.)


Ordered, That the fourth report of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, presented in the Senate on May 22, 2018, be corrected by replacing the final page of the report with a copy of the government response to the second report of said committee.

Government Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senators Smith, Woo and Day:

That, notwithstanding any provision of the Rules or usual practice, until the start of the sitting that next follows June 6, 2018, the following provisions govern proceedings on Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts: 

1.1.proceedings on each sitting shall be limited to the following themes in the bill, with speeches or amendments not generally relating to the theme of a particular day being out of order:

(a)Thursday, May 31, 2018:  issues relating to cannabis production, including matters such as cultivation, home growth and agricultural production;

(b)Friday, June 1, 2018:  issues relating to the sale and distribution cannabis, including matters such as procurement and storefront distribution, packaging, health warnings and advertising;

(c)Monday, June 4, 2018:  international issues relating to cannabis, including matters such as treaties and border issues;

(d)Tuesday, June 5, 2018:  issues relating to criminal penalties, including matters such as criminality and youth, criminal penalties for distribution and illicit cannabis; and

(e)Wednesday, June 6, 2018:  issues relating to cannabis consumption, including matters such as the minimum age for consumption, possible effects on mental health, possible effects on public health, and matters relating to the Indigenous peoples of Canada;

1.2.a senator may speak once per sitting, for a maximum of 10 minutes, to the motion for third reading of the bill, and may also speak once, for a maximum of 10 minutes, to any amendment and subamendment;

1.3.if a standing vote is requested in relation to any motion relating to the bill, that vote shall not be deferred, and the bells to call in the senators shall ring for only 15 minutes;

1.4.no motion to adjourn debate, to adjourn the Senate or to take up any other item of business shall be received while the Senate is considering an amendment to the bill or a subamendment;

1.5.if, at the ordinary time of adjournment, the Senate is considering an amendment to the bill or a subamendment, the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings to put successively, without further debate or amendment, all questions necessary to dispose of the amendment and, if a subamendment is under consideration, the subamendment, with the bells to call in the senators only ringing once, and for 15 minutes, for the first standing vote that is requested; and

1.6.the sitting shall not be suspended at 6 p.m. unless proceedings on the bill have been adjourned; and

That at the sitting that next follows June 6, 2018, the Rules and practices apply as normal in relation to proceedings on Bill C-45, except as follows:

2.1.any prior speech relating to the bill shall not be counted as a speech for the purposes of rule 6-2(1);

2.2.no motion to adjourn debate on any motion relating to the bill shall be received;

2.3.no motion to adjourn the Senate or to take up any other item of business be received until the bill has been decided upon;

2.4.if a standing vote is requested on any motion relating to the bill, that vote shall not be deferred, and the bells to call in the senators shall only ring for 15 minutes;

2.5.the sitting shall not be suspended at 6 p.m. unless the Senate has disposed of the bill; and

2.6. if the Senate has not disposed of the bill at the ordinary time of adjournment, the Speaker shall interrupt proceedings to put successively, without further debate or amendment, all questions necessary to dispose of the bill, with the bells to call in the senators only ringing once, and for 15 minutes, for the first standing vote that is requested.

After debate,

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

First Reading of Commons Public Bills

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Sinclair moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pratte, 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.

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Jaffer tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association respecting its bilateral visit to Dar es Salaam and Dodoma, Tanzania, and Lusaka, Zambia, from August 20 to 30, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2101.

Report of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from November 1 to 8, 2017, and its bilateral visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka, from November 8 to 11, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2102.

Report of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 66th Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure held in London, United Kingdom, from November 13 to 17, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2103.

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The Honourable Senator Wells tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association respecting its mission to Dublin and Cork, Ireland and to Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, from March 5 to 9, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2104.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

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

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Third reading of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, as amended.

The Honourable Senator Dean moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dupuis, that the bill, as amended, be read for a third time.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator White moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ngo:

That Bill C-45, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended

(a)in clause 2, on page 2, by replacing line 41 with the following:

“(2), 11(1) or (2), 12(1), (4) or (7), 13(1) or”;

(b)on page 6, by deleting clause 5.2 (added by decision of the Senate on May 30, 2018);

(c)in clause 8, on page 7,

(i)by deleting lines 13 to 15, and

(ii)by replacing lines 16 and 17 with the following:

(e) for an individual to possess one or more cannabis plants; or”;

(d)in clause 9,

(i)on page 9, by replacing lines 26 to 30 with the following:

(c) for an individual to distribute one or more cannabis plants;”, and

(ii)on page 10, by replacing line 30 with the following:

“(1)(a)(i), (iii) and (iv) and paragraph (c) — or sub-”;

(e)in clause 12,

(i)on page 13, by replacing lines 15 to 35 with the following:

“harvest any cannabis plant or any other living thing from which cannabis may be extracted or otherwise obtained, or to offer to do any of those things.”,

(ii)on page 14,

(A)by deleting lines 6 to 13, and

(B)by replacing lines 15 and 16 with the following:

“of age or older who contravenes subsections (1) or (4), or any organization that contravenes sub-”;

(f)in clause 14, on page 15, by replacing line 18 with the following:

“12(1), (4) or (7) or 13(1).”;

(g)in clause 51,

(i)on page 29, by replacing lines 23 and 24 with the following:

“the contravention of paragraph 8(1)(e) or 9(1)(c) in respect of up to six cannabis”, and

(ii)on page 30,

(A)by replacing lines 8 and 9 with the following:

“the contravention of subsection 12(4) in respect of up to six cannabis plants; and”, and

(B)by deleting lines 10 to 12;

(h)in clause 182, on page 107, by replacing line 21 with the following

“(4) or (7), 13(1) or 14(1) of the Cannabis”;

(i)in clause 208, on page 119, by replacing lines 17 and 18 with the following:

“section 9(1) or (2), 10(1) or (2), 11(1) or (2), 12(1), (4) or (7), 13(1) or 14(1) of the Cannabis Act, or”;

(j)in clause 214, on page 120, by replacing line 37 with the following:

“(2), 11(1) or (2), 12(1), (4) or (7), 13(1) or 14(1)”; and

(k)in clause 225, on page 124, by replacing line 13 with the following:

“(2), 11(1) or (2), 12(1), (4) or (7), 13(1) or 14(1)”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuBonifaceCarignanDagenaisDuffyGalvezGriffinHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMcInnisMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWallinWellsWhite—33

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBoveyBoyerCampbellChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDawsonDayDeanDupuisEggletonGagnéGoldGreeneHarderHartlingJoyalLankinManningMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonPatePetitclercPratteRinguetteSaint-GermainSinclairVernerWetstonWoo—40

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Dean, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dupuis, for the third reading of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, as amended.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Andreychuk:

That Bill C-45, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 12, on page 14, by deleting lines 6 to 13.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMassicotteMcInnisMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWellsWhite—31

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDawsonDayDeanDupuisEggletonGagnéGalvezGoldHarderHartlingJoyalLankinManningMarwahMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonPatePratteRinguetteSaint-GermainSinclairWallinWetstonWoo—40

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

DuffyGreeneGriffin—3

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Dean, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dupuis, for the third reading of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, as amended.

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

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 Ringuette, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cools, for the second reading of Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, 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.

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

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 12 and 13 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Orders No. 1 and 193 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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

That, in order to allow the Senate to receive a Minister of the Crown during Question Period as authorized by the Senate on December 10, 2015, and notwithstanding rule 4-7, when the Senate sits on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Question Period shall begin at 3:30 p.m., with any proceedings then before the Senate being interrupted until the end of Question Period, which shall last a maximum of 40 minutes;

That, if a standing vote would conflict with the holding of Question Period at 3:30 p.m. on that day, the vote be postponed until immediately after the conclusion of Question Period;

That, if the bells are ringing for a vote at 3:30 p.m. on that day, they be interrupted for Question Period at that time, and resume thereafter for the balance of any time remaining; and

That, if the Senate concludes its business before 3:30 p.m. on that day, the sitting be suspended until that time for the purpose of holding Question Period.

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

Inquiries

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

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

Orders No. 1 to 5 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., for the second reading of Bill S-206, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence).

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 Sinclair moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Plett, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

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

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Orders No. 2 to 9 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Second reading of Bill S-249, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy for the prevention of domestic violence.

The Honourable Senator Manning moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Pate moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, 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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Order No. 11 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Second reading of Bill S-251, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (independence of the judiciary) and to make related amendments.

The Honourable Senator Pate moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Plett moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin, 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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Second reading of Bill S-252, Voluntary Blood Donations Act (An Act to amend the Blood Regulations).

The Honourable Senator Wallin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boniface, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Sinclair moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator McCallum, 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 – Second Reading

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

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The order was called for resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Andreychuk, seconded by the Honourable Senator Seidman, for the second reading of Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code (sexual assault).

The Honourable Senator Day moved, for the Honourable Senator Cools, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

The question being put on the motion of the Honourable Senator Andreychuk, seconded by the Honourable Senator Seidman, for the second reading of Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code (sexual assault), it was adopted.

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

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

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Orders No. 3 to 6 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees – Other

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Tannas, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells, for the adoption of the sixth report (interim) of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization, entitled Senate Modernization: Moving Forward (Speakership), presented in the Senate on October 5, 2016.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Mercer 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.

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Orders No. 6 to 8 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Order No. 15 (Fourth report of the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament) was called and, pursuant to rule 4-15(2), dropped from the Order Paper and Notice Paper.

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Orders No. 50, 66, 83 and 84, and 87 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Orders No. 31 and 73 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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

That, in order to ensure that legislative reports of Senate committees follow a transparent, comprehensible and non-partisan methodology, the Rules of the Senate be amended by replacing rule 12-23(1) by the following:

“Obligation to report bill

12-23. (1) The committee to which a bill has been referred shall report the bill to the Senate. The report shall set out any amendments that the committee is recommending.  In addition, the report shall have appended to it the committee’s observations on:

(a) whether the bill generally conforms with the Constitution of Canada, including:

(i) the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and

(ii) the division of legislative powers between Parliament and the provincial and territorial legislatures;

(b) whether the bill conforms with treaties and international agreements that Canada has signed or ratified;

(c) whether the bill unduly impinges on any minority or economically disadvantaged groups;

(d) whether the bill has any impact on one or more provinces or territories;

(e) whether the appropriate consultations have been conducted;

(f) whether the bill contains any obvious drafting errors;

(g) all amendments moved but not adopted in the committee, including the text of these amendments; and

(h) any other matter that, in the committee’s opinion, should be brought to the attention of the Senate.”

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Nancy Ruth, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk:

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

1.adding the following new subsection after proposed subsection (c):

“(d) whether the bill has received substantive gender-based analysis;”; and

2.by changing the designation for current proposed subsections (d) to (h) to (e) to (i).

The Honourable Senator Gold moved, for the Honourable Senator Omidvar, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moncion, that further debate on the motion in amendment be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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Orders No. 146, 158, 189, 215, 245, 286, 302, 309 and 310, 325 and 328 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Wallin, seconded by the Honourable Senator Plett:

That the Senate encourage the Government of Canada to work with provincial and territorial governments and other stakeholders to institute a national Silver Alert strategy and network, modeled after those of the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba, to facilitate the location of cognitively impaired adults who become lost; and

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

After debate,

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

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

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Wallin, seconded by the Honourable Senator Plett:

That the Senate encourage the Government of Canada to work with provincial and territorial governments and other stakeholders to institute a national Silver Alert strategy and network, modeled after those of the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba, to facilitate the location of cognitively impaired adults who become lost; and

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

After debate,

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

Inquiries

Orders No. 8 and 12 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Bellemare, calling the attention of the Senate to the relevance of full employment in the 21st century in a Globalized economy.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Bellemare 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.

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Orders No. 20, 24, 26, 28, 32, 36 and 39 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Poirier, calling the attention of the Senate to the ongoing challenges faced by seasonal workers in New Brunswick.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Gold moved, for the Honourable Senator Ringuette, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moncion, that further debate on the inquiry be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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Orders No. 41 to 44 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Bellemare 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 7:40 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 9 a.m.)

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

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2017-18 to 2021-22 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2017-18 of the Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2093.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2017-18 to 2021-22 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2017-18 of the National Gallery of Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2094.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Boyer (May 31, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Brazeau replaced the Honourable Senator Boyer (May 31, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Mercer replaced the Honourable Senator Dawson (May 31, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Verner, P.C. (May 31, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C. (May 31, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Dawson replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (May 31, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Deacon replaced the Honourable Senator Coyle (May 30, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Coyle replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (May 30, 2018).