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67 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2018, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 213 (Unrevised)

Friday, June 1, 2018
9 a.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCoyleDagenaisDayDeanDoyleDuffyDupuisEatonEggletonFureyGagnéGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanCoolsCordyCoyleDagenaisDayDeanDoyleDuffyDupuisEatonEggletonFureyGagnéGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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 Ataullahjan tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union respecting its participation at the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, held in New York, New York, United States of America, on March 13, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2107.

Report of the Canadian Delegation respecting its participation at the 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union assembly and related meetings held in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 24 to 28, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2108.

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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Resuming 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 Seidman moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Housakos:

That Bill C-45, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 17, on page 19, by deleting lines 16 to 27.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuBoveyCarignanDagenaisDuffyGriffinHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMassicotteMcPhedranMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPetitclercPlettRichardsSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWhite—34

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)BonifaceBoyerCampbellCoolsCordyCoyleDayDeanDupuisEggletonGagnéGoldHarderHartlingJoyalMcCallumMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePratteRinguetteWetstonWoo—28

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Mégie—1

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 Oh moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dagenais:

That Bill C-45, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 26, on page 22, by replacing line 23 with the following:

“daring;

(d.1) that does not set out, in the prescribed manner, the quantity or concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol and any prescribed chemical in the cannabis; or”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDuffyGriffinHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMassicotteMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettRichardsSeidmanSmithTannasTkachukWallinWhite—27

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)BonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCoolsCordyDayDeanDupuisEggletonGagnéGoldHarderHartlingJoyalMcCallumMcPhedranMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRinguetteSaint-GermainWoo—30

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Mégie—1

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

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

Bills – Reports of Committees

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

Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 12 to 18 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 Petitclerc:

That, when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Monday, June 4, 2018, at 6 p.m.;

That committees of the Senate scheduled to meet on that day be authorized to sit even though the Senate may then be sitting and that rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto; and

That rule 3-3(1) be suspended on that day.

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

Inquiries

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

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 12:21 p.m., the Senate was continued until Monday, June 4, 2018, at 6 p.m.)

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

Summaries of the amended Corporate Plan for 2018-22 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2018 of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2105.

Report on transportation in Canada for the year 2017, pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act, S.C. 1996, c. 10, sbs. 52(1). —Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2106.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Unger replaced the Honourable Senator Maltais (June 1, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Housakos replaced the Honourable Senator MacDonald (June 1, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator McInnis (June 1, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Doyle (June 1, 2018).