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67 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2018, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 221 (Revised)

Thursday, June 14, 2018
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncion*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

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Annual Report of the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, S.C. 2005, c. 46, sbs. 38(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2154.

The 2017-18 Report on the Activities of the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, s. 79.22.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2155.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Mockler presented the following:

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance has the honour to present its

THIRTIETH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, has, in obedience to the order of reference of June 12, 2018, examined the said bill and now reports the same without amendment but with observations.

Respectfully submitted,

PERCY MOCKLER

Chair

Observations to the thirtieth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance (Bill C-74)

In light of the extensive work of this committee and of seven other Senate committees on the subject matter of Bill C-74, we strongly encourage the government to consider and follow up on the observations made on the bill.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Mockler moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald, that the bill be read for a third time.

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

The bill was then read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill, without amendment.

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The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., presented the following:

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has the honour to present its

TWENTY-SIXTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing), has, in obedience to the order of reference of May 3, 2018, examined the said bill and now reports the same with the following amendment:

1. Clause 2, page 9:

(a) Replace line 22 with the following:

“in subsection 384.3(6.1) or (8.1) unless he or she is satis-”; and

(b)replace line 27 with the following:

“ferred to in subsection 384.3(6.1) or (8.1) or within two”.

Respectfully submitted,

SERGE JOYAL

Chair

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., that the report be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration later this day.

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

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The Honourable Senator Moncion presented the following:

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament has the honour to present its

SECOND REPORT

Pursuant to the Order of Reference from the Senate on Monday, June 11, 2018, House of Commons Standing Order 111.1(1), and the Order of Reference from the House of Commons on Friday, June 8, 2018, the Committee has considered the certificate of nomination of Heather P. Lank to the position of Parliamentary Librarian.

The Committee approves the appointment of Heather P. Lank to the office of Parliamentary Librarian.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 4) is tabled in the House of Commons.

Respectfully submitted,

LUCIE MONCION

Joint Chair

The Honourable Senator Moncion moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, 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.

Government Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

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

That, when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Monday, June 18, 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.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-344, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit), to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Omidvar moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, 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.

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,

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

The bill, as amended, was then read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill with certain amendments, to which it desires its concurrence.

Bills – Reports of Committees

Consideration of the twenty-sixth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing), with an amendment), presented in the Senate on June 14, 2018.

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

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

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day, that the bill, as amended, be read for a third time.

After debate,

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

The bill, as amended, was then read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill with an amendment, to which it desires its concurrence.

Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 3 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Second reading of Bill C-57, An Act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act.

The Honourable Senator Griffin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Christmas, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, 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 to 19 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy:

That the following Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor General of Canada:

To His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:

We, Her Majesty’s most loyal and dutiful subjects, the Senate of Canada in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., 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. 193 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

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

Other Business

Ordered, That the cover page of the nineteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on June 13, 2018, be replaced.

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

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

Commons Public Bills – Third Reading

Third reading of Bill C-211, An Act respecting a federal framework on post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Honourable Senator Housakos moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin, that the bill be read for a third time.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill, without amendment.

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Third reading of Bill C-309, An Act to establish Gender Equality Week.

The Honourable Senator Day moved, for the Honourable Senator Dawson, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., that the bill be read for a third time.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill, without amendment.

Senate Public Bills – Reports of Committees

Consideration of the twelfth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights (Bill S-240, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs), with an amendment), presented in the Senate on June 7, 2018.

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

After debate,

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

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

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Patterson, seconded by the Honourable Senator Enverga, for the second reading of Bill S-221, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 (Property qualifications of Senators).

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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Orders No. 2 to 9 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 Boniface, for the second reading of Bill S-252, Voluntary Blood Donations Act (An Act to amend the Blood Regulations).

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Omidvar 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.

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 6 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1, 5 and 6 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Frum, seconded by the Honourable Senator Beyak, for the adoption of the ninth report (interim) of the Special Senate Committee on Senate Modernization, entitled Senate Modernization: Moving Forward (Question Period), presented in the Senate on October 25, 2016.

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, for the Honourable Senator Smith, 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, 50 and 66 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the twenty-fourth report (interim) of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, entitled The Federal Role in a Social Finance Fund, tabled in the Senate on May 10, 2018.

The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercer:

That the twenty-fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, entitled The Federal Role in a Social Finance Fund, tabled in the Senate on May 10, 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 Families, Children and Social Development being identified as minister responsible for responding to the report.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, 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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Consideration of the second report of the Special Committee on the Arctic (Budget—consider the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic, and impacts on original inhabitants—power to hire staff and to travel), presented in the Senate on June 5, 2018.

The Honourable Senator Patterson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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

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Consideration of the thirteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights (Supplementary budget—study on the issues relating to the human rights of prisoners in the correctional system), presented in the Senate on June 7, 2018.

The Honourable Senator Jaffer moved, for the Honourable Senator Bernard, seconded by the Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., that the report be adopted.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Jaffer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ringuette, 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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Consideration of the fourteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, entitled Promoting Human Rights - Canada’s Approach to its Export Sector, tabled in the Senate on June 7, 2018.

The Honourable Senator Jaffer moved, for the Honourable Senator Bernard, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercer:

That the fourteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, tabled on Thursday, June 7, 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 Foreign Affairs being identified as minister responsible for responding to the report, in consultation with the Minister of International Trade.

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

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Order No. 93 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Order No. 31 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Patterson, seconded by the Honourable Senator Runciman:

Whereas the Senate provides representation for groups that are often underrepresented in Parliament, such as Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and women;

Whereas paragraph (3) of section 23 of the Constitution Act, 1867 requires that, in order to be qualified for appointment to and to maintain a place in the Senate, a person must own land with a net worth of at least four thousand dollars in the province for which he or she is appointed;

Whereas a person’s personal circumstances or the availability of real property in a particular location may prevent him or her from owning the required property;

Whereas appointment to the Senate should not be restricted to those who own real property of a minimum net worth;

Whereas the existing real property qualification is inconsistent with the democratic values of modern Canadian society and is no longer an appropriate or relevant measure of the fitness of a person to serve in the Senate;

Whereas, in the case of Quebec, each of the twenty-four Senators representing the province must be appointed for and must have either their real property qualification in or be resident of a specified Electoral Division;

Whereas an amendment to the Constitution of Canada in relation to any provision that applies to one or more, but not all, provinces may be made by proclamation issued by the Governor General under the Great Seal of Canada only where so authorized by resolutions of the Senate and House of Commons and of the legislative assembly of each province to which the amendment applies;

Whereas the Supreme Court of Canada has determined that a full repeal of paragraph (3) of section 23 of the Constitution Act, 1867, respecting the real property qualification of Senators, would require a resolution of the Quebec National Assembly pursuant to section 43 of the Constitution Act, 1982;

Now, therefore, the Senate resolves that an amendment to the Constitution of Canada be authorized to be made by proclamation issued by His Excellency the Governor General under the Great Seal of Canada in accordance with the Schedule hereto.

SCHEDULE

AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF CANADA

1.(1) Paragraph (3) of section 23 of the Constitution Act, 1867 is repealed.

(2) Section 23 of the Act is amended by replacing the semi-colon at the end of paragraph (5) with a period and by repealing paragraph (6).

2.The Declaration of Qualification set out in The Fifth Schedule to the Act is replaced by the following:

I, A.B., do declare and testify that I am by law duly qualified to be appointed a member of the Senate of Canada.

3. This Amendment may be cited as the Constitution Amendment, [year of proclamation] (Real property qualification of Senators).

The Honourable Senator Gold 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.

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Order No. 89 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion, as amended, of the Honourable Senator Ringuette, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C.:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce be authorized to:

(a)Review the operations of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI), and ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office (ADRBO);

(b)Review the agencies’ interaction with and respect for provincial jurisdictions;

(c)Review and determine best practices from similar agencies in other jurisdictions;

(d)Provide recommendations to ensure that the FCAC, OBSI, and ADRBO can better protect consumers and respect provincial jurisdiction; and

That the Committee submit its final report no later than March 18, 2018, and retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

The Honourable Senator Ringuette moved, for the Honourable Senator Marwah, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., that further debate on the motion, as amended, be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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

Inquiries

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

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Wallin, calling the attention of the Senate to the proposal put forward by Senator Harder, titled “Sober Second Thinking”, which reviews the Senate’s performance since the appointment of independent senators, and recommends the creation of a Senate business committee.

The Honourable Senator Cools moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day, 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. 26, 28, 32, 36 and 39 to 43 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Wallin, calling the attention of the Senate to the Silver Alert concept, which mirrors the successful AMBER Alert system, and which is focused on helping the more than 700,000 Canadians living with dementia or Alzheimer’s and their families and caregivers and is aimed at helping to locate missing cognitively impaired adults.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Omidvar moved, for the Honourable Senator Bernard, 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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Order No. 46 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

Order No. 349 was withdrawn pursuant to rule 5-10(2).

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The Honourable Senator Andreychuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tkachuk:

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade in relation to its study on such issues as may arise from time to time relating to foreign relations and international trade generally be extended from June 30, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

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

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The Honourable Senator Griffin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dean:

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Thursday, March 9, 2017, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry in relation to its study on the potential impact of the effects of climate change on the agriculture, agri-food and forestry sectors be extended from June 30, 2018 to December 21, 2018.

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

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The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercer:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology be permitted, notwithstanding usual practices, to deposit with the Clerk of the Senate two interim reports on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally, between June 18 and September 14, 2018, if the Senate is not then sitting, and that the reports be deemed to have been tabled in the Senate.

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

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The Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications be permitted, notwithstanding usual practices, to deposit with the Clerk of the Senate an interim report relating to its study on emerging issues related to its mandate and ministerial mandate letters, between July 2 and September 28, 2018, if the Senate is not then sitting, and that the report be deemed to have been tabled in the Chamber.

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

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The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercer:

That the Senate urge the government to initiate consultations with the provinces, territories, Indigenous people, and other interested groups to develop an adequately funded national cost-shared universal nutrition program with the goal of ensuring healthy children and youth who, to that end, are educated in issues relating to nutrition and provided with a nutritious meal daily in a program with appropriate safeguards to ensure the independent oversight of food procurement, nutrition standards, and governance.

After debate,

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

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


Ordered : That Order No. 357 be again called.

The Honourable Senator Housakos moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith:

That, in light of the Government of Canada’s recent significant shift in its foreign policy relating to Iran, which does not reflect the Senate’s recent decision to reject the principles of Bill S-219, An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations, including an annual report of Iranian human rights violations, the Senate now:

(a)strongly condemn the current regime in Iran for its ongoing sponsorship of terrorism around the world, including instigating violent attacks on the Gaza border;

(b)condemn the recent statements made by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calling for genocide against the Jewish people;

(c)call on the government to:

(i)abandon its current plan and immediately cease any and all negotiations or discussions with the Islamic Republic of Iran to restore diplomatic relations;

(ii)demand that the Iranian Regime immediately release all Canadians and Canadian permanent residents who are currently detained in Iran, including Maryam Mombeini, the widow of Professor Kavous Sayed-Emami, and Saeed Malekpour, who has been imprisoned since 2008; and

(iii)immediately designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a listed terrorist entity under the Criminal Code of Canada; and

(d)stand with the people of Iran and recognize that they, like all people, have a fundamental right to freedom of conscience and religion, freedom of thought, belief, opinion, and expression, including freedom of the press and other forms of communication, freedom of peaceful assembly, and freedom of association.

After debate,

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

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

INQUIRIES

The Honourable Senator Cools called the attention of the Senate to the powers and duties of the Auditor General of Canada, the officer authorized by the 1977 Auditor General Act to be “the auditor of the accounts of Canada,” which officer and office was first constituted in 1878 by the statute An Act to Provide for the Better Auditing of the Public Accounts; and to the 1987 Petrofina Case in the Federal Court of Appeal respecting the Auditor General’s demand for access to specific documents respecting the purchase of Petrofina Inc. wherein Justice Pratte, concurring with the lead Justice Heald, ruled, saying “The respondent is the ‘auditor of the accounts of Canada.’  He is not the auditor of the accounts of Crown corporations like Petro-Canada.”

Debate concluded.

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 5:23 p.m., the Senate was continued until Monday, June 18, 2018, at 6 p.m.)

DECLARATIONS OF PRIVATE INTERESTS

Pursuant to rule 15-7(1) and subsection 12(1) of the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators, a declaration of private interest was made as follows:

The Honourable Senator Jaffer, by oral declaration made to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration on Thursday, May 31, 2018, regarding the motion for a Request for Proposal for a food service contract to manage and operate the Government Conference Centre (GCC) cafeteria and to provide catering services for committee rooms and other special events in the GCC and 1 Wellington.

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

Report on the Employment Equity Act (Labour) for the year 2017, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, s. 20.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2152.

Report of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, together with the Auditors’ Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, S.C. 1997, c. 40, sbs. 51(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2153.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Senator McPhedran replaced the Honourable Senator Coyle (June 14, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Boyer (June 14, 2018).

Special Committee on the Arctic

The Honourable Senator Day replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (June 14, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Unger (June 14, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Pate replaced the Honourable Senator McPhedran (June 14, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Seidman replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (June 14, 2018).

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

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Munson replaced the Honourable Senator Cordy (June 14, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Wetston (June 14, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer replaced the Honourable Senator Mercer (June 13, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Cools replaced the Honourable Senator Campbell (June 14, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Deacon replaced the Honourable Senator Bernard (June 14, 2018).

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