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67 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2018, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 220 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDawsonDayDeaconDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDawsonDayDeaconDeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncion*MunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart 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 Dagenais, Deputy Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, informed the Senate that, pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on March 7, 2017, and June 11, 2018, the committee deposited with the Clerk of the Senate earlier this day, its nineteenth report entitled From Soldier to Civilian: Professionalizing the Transition.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2141S.

The Honourable Senator Dagenais moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator McIntyre, 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.

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Downe tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association respecting its mission to the next country to hold the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and its participation at the Second Part of the 2018 Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, held in Vienna, Austria and Strasbourg, France, from April 16 to 27, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2143.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the meeting of the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, held in Kiruna, Sweden, on May 13 and 14, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2144.

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The Honourable Senator Andreychuk tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 95th Rose-Roth Seminar, held in Kyiv, Ukraine, from July 3 to 5, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2145.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council, the Sub-Committee on transition and development and the Sub-Committee on NATO Partnerships, held in Odessa, Ukraine, on March 5 and 6, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2146.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation in the joint visit of the Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council and the Sub-Committee on NATO Partnerships, held in Kyiv and Hostomel, Ukraine, from April 4 to 7, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2147.

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The Honourable Senator Day tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 63rd annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, held in Bucharest, Romania, from October 6 to 9, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2148.

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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 72nd annual meeting of the Council of State Governments’ Midwestern Legislative Conference, held in Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America, from July 9 to 12, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2149.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the Annual Legislative Summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures, held in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, from August 6 to 9, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2150.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the 57th annual meeting and Regional Policy Forum of the Council of State Governments’ Eastern Regional Conference, held in Uncasville, Connecticut, United States of America, from August 13 to 16, 2017.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2151.

Notices of Motions

Ordered, That motion No. 347 standing in the name of the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., on the Notice Paper be brought forward.

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs be authorized to meet on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 3 p.m., even though the Senate may then be sitting, and that the application of rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto.

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

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 Boniface, seconded by the Honourable Senator Sinclair, for the 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.

After debate,

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

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) A peace officer may, in the course of the lawful exercise of powers under an Act of Parliament, an Act of a provincial legislature or arising at common law, by demand, require the person who is operating a vessel, an aircraft, any railway equipment, a bus, a heavy-load truck or a taxi cab to immediately provide the following samples that, in the peace officer’s opinion, are necessary to enable a proper analysis to be made by means of an approved device or the approved equipment and to accompany the peace officer for that purpose:

(a) samples of breath, if the peace officer has in his or her possession an approved screening device; and

(b) samples of a bodily substance, if the peace officer has in his or her possession the approved drug screening equipment.”; 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 question being put on the motion in amendment, it was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierSeidmanSmithTannasTkachukWells—27

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDalphondDawsonDayDeaconDeanDowneDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingJafferLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMcCallumMégieMercerMitchellMoncionOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainVernerWallinWetstonWhiteWoo—51

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

ForestMassicotteStewart Olsen—3

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Boniface, seconded by the Honourable Senator Sinclair, for the 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 Omidvar, that further debate on the motion 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 4:29 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.)

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

Nineteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, entitled From Soldier to Civilian: Professionalizing the Transition, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on June 13, 2018, pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on March 7, 2017 and June 11, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2141S.

Report on the administration of the Atlantic Fisheries Restructuring Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-14, sbs. 8(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2142.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Senator Coyle replaced the Honourable Senator McPhedran (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Boyer replaced the Honourable Senator Boniface (June 13, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Dalphond replaced the Honourable Senator Wallin (June 13, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Deacon replaced the Honourable Senator Cormier (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator McPhedran replaced the Honourable Senator Pate (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Cormier replaced the Honourable Senator Brazeau (June 13, 2018).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Cordy replaced the Honourable Senator Munson (June 13, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Wetston replaced the Honourable Senator Boniface (June 13, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Campbell replaced the Honourable Senator Cools (June 13, 2018).

Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization

The Honourable Senator Wells replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Dean replaced the Honourable Senator Dalphond (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Coyle (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Coyle replaced the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C. (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Wells (June 13, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Dalphond replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (June 13, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Batters (June 13, 2018).