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67 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2018, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 214 (Unrevised)

Monday, June 4, 2018
6 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDawsonDayDeaconDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDawsonDayDeaconDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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

INTRODUCTION OF SENATORS

The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the Clerk of the Senate had received a certificate from the Registrar General of Canada showing that Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia had been summoned to the Senate.

The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that there was a senator without waiting to be introduced.

The Honourable Senator Ravalia was introduced between the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Pate, 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,

MOHAMED-IQBAL RAVALIA

a member of Our Order of Canada,

of Twillingate, in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador,

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 first day of June in the year of Our Lord two thousand and eighteen and in the sixty-seventh year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

N. BAINS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Ravalia 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 his seat as a member of the Senate.

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The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the honourable senator introduced today had made and subscribed the Declaration of Qualification required of him 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.

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 Housakos moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith:

That Bill C-45, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 226, on page 124,

(a)by replacing line 20 with the following:

226 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the provisions”; and

(b)by adding the following after line 29:

(3) No order may be made under subsection (1) unless the Minister has caused to be prepared and laid before each House of Parliament a report setting out the measures to be taken to assist any Canadian citizen or permanent resident, within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, who is denied entry into the United States on the basis of an activity in relation to cannabis that is authorized or not otherwise prohibited under the Cannabis Act.”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleDuffyHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTkachukWellsWhite—29

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDawsonDayDeaconDeanDowneDupuisDyckEggletonGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingJafferJoyalLankinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainVernerWallinWetstonWoo—50

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,

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 and 13 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the twelfth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (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), tabled in the Senate on May 31, 2018.

Debate concluded.


Ordered : That Order No. 1 under Bills – Reports of Committees be again called.

Consideration of the twenty-fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (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), presented in the Senate on May 31, 2018.

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

After debate,

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

The Honourable Senator Boniface moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., that the bill, as amended, 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.

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 15 to 18 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

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

Inquiries

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

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 9:21 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 2 p.m.)

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

Interim Order No. 9 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft (81100-3-64-9), dated May 31, 2018, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2109.

Amendments to the Management Plan for the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, sbs. 11(2) and to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2110.

Amendments to the Management Plan for the Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, sbs. 11(2) and to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2111.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (June 4, 2018).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Housakos replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (June 4, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (June 4, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Dagenais replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (June 4, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator Bernard replaced the Honourable Senator Brazeau (June 4, 2018).