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67 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2018, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 215 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDawsonDayDeaconDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDawsonDayDeaconDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-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

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner on the performance of his duties and functions under the Conflict of Interest Act in relation to public office holders, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 90(1)(b).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2116.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Patterson, Chair of the Special Committee on the Arctic, presented the second report of the committee (Budget—consider the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic, and impacts on original inhabitants—power to hire staff and to travel).

(The report is printed as an appendix at pages 3585-3593 (available in print format PDF).)

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

The Honourable Senator Patterson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen, that the report be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration two days hence.

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

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

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

o o o

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 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

(a)in clause 62, on page 36, by replacing line 17 with the following:

“directly or indirectly, and any other information to be made available to the public by the Minister under section 128.1.”; and

(b)on page 78 by adding the following after line 9:

128.1 The Minister must make available to the public the name of every holder of a licence or permit, including, if the holder is an organization, the names of

(a) its directors, officers and members and any person who controls it, directly or indirectly;

(b) any parent corporation or trust that controls it, directly or indirectly;

(c) the directors, officers and members of and any person who controls its parent corporation, directly or indirectly;

(d) the shareholders of the organization or parent corporation or, in the case of an organization or a parent corporation that is a public corporation as defined in paragraph (a) of the definition public corporation in subsection 89(1) of the Income Tax Act, the shareholders of the organization or parent corporation that hold more than 5% of any class of shares; and

(e) the directors, officers and beneficiaries of any trust that controls it, directly or indirectly.”.

After debate,

The question was put on the motion in amendment.

Pursuant to the order of May 31, 2018, the bells rang.

Question Period

Pursuant to the order adopted on May 31, 2018, the Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Pursuant to the order adopted on December 10, 2015, the Honourable  Mélanie Joly, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage, entered the Senate and took part in Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

Pursuant to the order of May 31, 2018, the bells resumed ringing for the standing vote on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., 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

(a)in clause 62, on page 36, by replacing line 17 with the following:

“directly or indirectly, and any other information to be made available to the public by the Minister under section 128.1.”; and

(b)on page 78 by adding the following after line 9:

128.1 The Minister must make available to the public the name of every holder of a licence or permit, including, if the holder is an organization, the names of

(a) its directors, officers and members and any person who controls it, directly or indirectly;

(b) any parent corporation or trust that controls it, directly or indirectly;

(c) the directors, officers and members of and any person who controls its parent corporation, directly or indirectly;

(d) the shareholders of the organization or parent corporation or, in the case of an organization or a parent corporation that is a public corporation as defined in paragraph (a) of the definition public corporation in subsection 89(1) of the Income Tax Act, the shareholders of the organization or parent corporation that hold more than 5% of any class of shares; and

(e) the directors, officers and beneficiaries of any trust that controls it, directly or indirectly.”.

The motion in amendment was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanChristmasCoyleDagenaisDayDowneDoyleGalvezGreeneGriffinHousakosJafferJoyalLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTkachukWallinWellsWhite—45

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BonifaceBoveyCampbellCoolsCordyCormierDawsonDeanDupuisDyckEggletonGagnéGoldHarderHartlingMarwahMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteWoo—29

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

BoyerDeaconLankinSaint-GermainWetston—5

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 Boisvenu moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson:

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

(a)in clause 12, on page 14, by replacing line 27 with the following:

(10) Subject to section 51, every young person who contravenes subsection (1)”; and

(b)in clause 51,

(i)on page 28, by replacing lines 30 and 31 with the following:

“may be commenced by a peace officer”, and

(ii)on page 29,

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

“the contravention of any of paragraphs 8(1)(a), (b) and (c) or any of subparagraphs 9(1)(a)(i), (iii) and (iv) and (b)(i) and (ii) in respect of”,

(B)by replacing lines 21 and 22 with the following:

(b) proceedings in respect of an offence arising out of”, and

(C)by replacing line 33 with the following:

“9(1)(a)(i), (iii) and (iv) and (b)(i) and (ii);”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPlettPoirierRichardsSmithTannasTkachukWells—26

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDawsonDayDeaconDeanDowneDupuisDyckEggletonGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainVernerWetstonWoo—50

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

GreenePattersonSeidmanStewart OlsenWallinWhite—6

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 Patterson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boisvenu:

That Bill C-45, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 8, on page 7,

(a) by replacing line 3 with the following:

“possess cannabis of one or more”; and

(b) by replacing line 6 with the following:

“to more than 30 g of dried cannabis, in a public place, or to more than 340 g of dried cannabis, elsewhere;”.

After debate,

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

That the motion in amendment moved by the Honourable Senator Patterson be amended by replacing the word “elsewhere” with the words “a dwelling-house”.

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleGriffinHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWhite—32

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoveyBoyerCampbellChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDawsonDayDeanDowneDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonGagnéGoldGreeneHarderHartlingJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainWetstonWoo—44

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

BernardBonifaceDeaconGalvezRichards—5

The question was put on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Patterson, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boisvenu:

That Bill C-45, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 8, on page 7,

(a) by replacing line 3 with the following:

“possess cannabis of one or more”; and

(b) by replacing line 6 with the following:

“to more than 30 g of dried cannabis, in a public place, or to more than 340 g of dried cannabis, elsewhere;”.

The motion in amendment was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWellsWhite—29

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDawsonDayDeaconDeanDowneDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonGagnéGalvezGoldHarderHartlingJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMoncionOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainWetstonWoo—46

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

BernardGreeneGriffinRichardsVernerWallin—6

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 White moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Doyle:

That Bill C-45, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended on page 69, by adding the following after line 35:

108.1 (1) A peace officer, inspector or prescribed person who seizes, finds or otherwise acquires a cannabis plant in the course of the administration or enforcement of this Act or any other Act of Parliament is not obligated to maintain or preserve it.

(2) If a cannabis plant that is ordered to be returned under section 103 or 107 has perished or been disposed of, an amount equal to its value must be paid to the person to whom its return is ordered.”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBlack (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCoyleDagenaisDoyleGalvezGreeneGriffinHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldOhPattersonPlettPoirierSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWhite—39

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)BoveyBoyerDawsonDayDeaconDeanDowneDupuisEggletonGagnéGoldHarderJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSinclairWoo—36

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

CormierDyckHartlingMoncionWetston—5

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-57, An Act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act, 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 Bellemare, 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.

Bills – Third Reading

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 Plett moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin:

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

(a)in clause 9,

(i)on page 10, by replacing subsection (2.1) (added by decision of the Senate on May 30, 2018) with the following:

(2.1) Subparagraph (1)(a)(ii) does not apply if the cannabis is distributed to an individual who is 16 years of age or older by their parent or guardian in their dwelling-house.”, and

(ii)on page 11, by adding the following after line 6:

(5.1) Despite paragraph (5)(a), a charge arising out of a contravention of subparagraph (1)(a)(ii), in respect of cannabis of one or more classes of cannabis the total amount of which, as determined in accordance with Schedule 3, is equivalent to 5 g or less of dried cannabis, is not to be prosecuted by indictment if the accused is less than two years older than the individual referred to in that subparagraph.”;

(b)in clause 51, on page 29, by adding the following after line 20:

(a.1) proceedings in respect of an offence arising out of a contravention of subparagraph 9(1)(a)(ii), in respect of cannabis of one or more classes of cannabis the total amount of which, as determined in accordance with Schedule 3, is equivalent to 5 g or less of dried cannabis, if the accused is less than two years older than the individual referred to in that subparagraph;”; and

(c)on page 127, by replacing the references after the heading “SCHEDULE 3” with the following:

“(Subsection 2(4), paragraphs 8(1)(a) and (c), subparagraphs 9(1)(a)(i) and (b)(i), paragraphs 51(2)(a), (a.1) and (c) to (f) and subsection 151(2))”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuBonifaceCampbellCarignanCormierDagenaisDeaconDoyleGagnéGalvezGreeneGriffinHousakosLankinMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo—42

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoveyBoyerChristmasCordyCoyleDawsonDayDeanDowneDyckEggletonHarderHartlingJafferJoyalLovelace NicholasMcCallumMcPhedranMercerMitchellMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRinguetteSinclair—31

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

DupuisGoldMarwahMégieMoncionRavaliaSaint-Germain—7

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, on division.

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Third reading of Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, as amended.

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

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Gold moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pate:

That Bill C-46, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 15,

(a)on page 23, by replacing line 35 (as replaced by decision of the Senate on June 4, 2018) with the following:

320.27 (1) If a peace officer has reasonable grounds to”;

(b)on page 24, by adding the following after line 17:

(2) If a peace officer has in his or her possession an approved screening device, the peace officer may, in the course of the lawful exercise of powers under an Act of Parliament or an Act of a provincial legislature or arising at common law, by demand, require the person who is operating a motor vehicle to immediately provide the samples of breath that, in the peace officer’s opinion, are necessary to enable a proper analysis to be made by means of that device and to accompany the peace officer for that purpose.”; and

(c)on page 34, by replacing line 18 (as replaced by decision of the Senate on June 4, 2018) with the following:

“conducted under paragraph 320.27(1)(a); and”.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Pratte moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Sinclair, that further debate on the motion in amendment be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Bills – Second Reading

Second reading of 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.

The Honourable Senator Jaffer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells, 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.

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Hartling, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wetston, for the second reading of Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1.

After debate,

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

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

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 12 and 13 and 15 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the twenty-second report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce (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.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Ringuette moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator McPhedran, 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.

o o o

Orders No. 17 and 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.

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

Orders No. 1 to 3 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 Moncion, for the third reading of Bill S-237, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal interest rate), as amended.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Ringuette 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.

o o o

Order No. 5 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

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

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Frum, seconded by the Honourable Senator Housakos, for the second reading of Bill S-239, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (eliminating foreign funding).

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, 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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Order No. 3 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Downe, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., for the second reading of Bill S-243, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (reporting on unpaid income tax).

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Downe moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dawson, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance.

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

o o o

Orders No. 5 and 6 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy, for the second reading of Bill S-247, An Act to establish International Mother Language Day.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mockler, 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. 8 to 12 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mégie, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dupuis, for the second reading of Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Dupuis moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mégie, 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 to 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Pratte, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., for the second reading of Bill C-377, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Housakos, 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

Order No. 6 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1, 5 to 8, 50, 66, and 83 and 84 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Consideration of the ninth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages (Budget—study on Canadians’ views about modernizing the Official Languages Act—power to hire staff and to travel), presented in the Senate on May 29, 2018.

The Honourable Senator Cormier moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moncion, that the report be adopted.

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

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Consideration of the twenty-first report (interim) of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, entitled Taxation of the Hutterites in Canada, tabled in the Senate on May 31, 2018.

The Honourable Senator Black (Alberta) moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator McPhedran:

That the twenty-first report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, tabled on Thursday, May 31, 2018, 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 Finance being identified as minister responsible for responding to the report.

After debate,

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

Motions

Orders No. 31, 73, 89, 146, 158, 189, 215, 245, 286 and 302 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Order No. 309 was called and, pursuant to rule 4-15(2), dropped from the Order Paper and Notice Paper.

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Orders No. 310 and 325 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Housakos, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin:

That, in the interest of promoting the autonomy and independence of the Senate, the Senate calls on the Governor in Council to appoint the Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments in accordance with the express recommendation of the Senate.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Saint-Germain moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Housakos:

That the motion be not now adopted, but that it be amended by adding the following before the period:

“; and

That it be an instruction to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration that it consider and recommend to the Senate, no later than the fifteenth day the Senate sits after the adoption of this motion, a process by which the Senate could submit to the Governor in Council its recommendation on the nomination of a person or list of persons with the skills and capacities required for the position of Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments”.

After debate,

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

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

Inquiries

Orders No. 8, 12 and 13, 20, 24 and 26 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Bovey, calling the attention of the Senate to the crisis in Churchill, Manitoba.

After debate,

With leave of the Senate,

Further debate on the inquiry was adjourned until the next sitting, in the name of the Honourable Senator Mercer.

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Orders No. 32, 36 and 39 to 44 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

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

That, notwithstanding the orders of the Senate adopted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, and on Thursday, November 17, 2016, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance in relation to its study on the design and delivery of the federal government’s multi-billion infrastructure program be extended from June 30, 2018 to December 31, 2019.

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

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The Honourable Senator Black (Alberta) moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator McPhedran:

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on October 17, 2017, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce in relation to its study on issues pertaining to the management of systemic risk in the financial system, domestically and internationally, be extended from June 29, 2018 to December 28, 2018.

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

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The Honourable Senator Black (Alberta) moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator McPhedran:

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on October 17, 2017, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce in relation to its study on issues and concerns pertaining to cyber security and cyber fraud be extended from June 29, 2018 to November 30, 2018.

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

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With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Dyck moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lovelace Nicholas:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples have the power to meet on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 6:45 p.m., even though the Senate may then be sitting, and that rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto.

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

INQUIRIES

The Honourable Senator Wallin called the attention of the Senate to the constitutionality of the Canada Summer Jobs attestation, which was implemented by the Government of Canada for the 2018 program.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Day moved, for the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Dyck, that further debate on the inquiry 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 11:11 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)

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2014-15 to 2018-19 of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2112.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2015-16 to 2019-20 of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2113.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2016-17 to 2020-21 of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2114.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2017-18 to 2021-22 of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2115.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Forest replaced the Honourable Senator Pratte (June 5, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Housakos (June 5, 2018).