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67 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2018, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 236 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDyckForestForest-NiesingFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRavaliaSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithTkachukVernerWallinWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk*AtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDasko*DawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDyckForestForest-NiesingFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPratteRavaliaSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithTkachukVernerWallin*WellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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 Senator Harder, P.C., tabled the following:

Annual report of the Tlicho Implementation Committee: Tlicho Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement 2010-2011 to 2014-2015.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2517.

Inuvialuit Final Agreement Consolidated Report of the Implementation Coordinating Committee 2013-2014 to 2015-2016.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2518.

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Public Bills

The Honourable Senator Bernard introduced Bill S-255, An Act proclaiming Emancipation Day.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Bernard moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boehm, 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.

Reading of Petitions for Private Bills

The third report of the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills was tabled (Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2519S) and reads as follows:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Pursuant to rule 11-3(3), the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills has the honour to table his

THIRD REPORT

Your Examiner has duly examined the following petition and finds that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have been complied with in all material respects:

Of The United Church of Canada, of the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario; praying for the passage of a private Act to amend The United Church of Canada Act so that the corporation may change its governance structure in accordance with the restructuring motion adopted by The United Church of Canada’s 42nd General Council on August 14, 2015, and the results of the remit process undertaken thereafter, as confirmed by The United Church of Canada’s 43rd General Council on July 22, 2018.

Respectfully submitted,

BLAIR ARMITAGE

Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills

The following petition was read and received:

Of The United Church of Canada, of the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario; praying for the passage of a private Act to amend The United Church of Canada Act so that the corporation may change its governance structure in accordance with the restructuring motion adopted by The United Church of Canada’s 42nd General Council on August 14, 2015, and the results of the remit process undertaken thereafter, as confirmed by The United Church of Canada’s 43rd General Council on July 22, 2018.

Introduction and First Reading of Private Bills

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., introduced Bill S-1003, An Act to amend The United Church of Canada Act.

The bill was read the first time.

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

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

Second reading of Bill C-79, An Act to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

The Honourable Senator Marwah moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wetston, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Marwah moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wetston, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

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

Bills – Third Reading

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

Bills – Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Coyle, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pratte, for the second reading of Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act.

Debate.


At 4 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:30 p.m., the sitting resumed.

DEFERRED VOTES

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to rule 9-10(2), the Senate proceeded to the taking of the deferred standing vote on the subamendment of the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, to the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Tannas, to the motion of the Honourable Senator Sinclair, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, for the third reading of Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins), as amended.

The question being put on the subamendment of the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, seconded by the Honourable Senator Andreychuk:

That the motion in amendment moved by the Honourable Senator Tannas be amended, in paragraph (a), by replacing subclause 7(2) with the following:

(2) On the recommendation of the Minister designated for the purpose of the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act, the Governor in Council may, by order, add a name to or delete a name from the schedule if the Governor in Council is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to do so.”.

The subamendment was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleFrumHousakosMacDonaldManningMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettSeidmanSmithTkachuk—23

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Ontario)BoehmBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDalphondDaskoDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDuffyDyckForestGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingJoyalLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaSaint-GermainSinclairVernerWetstonWoo—49

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Forest-NiesingSimons—2

ADJOURNMENT

At 5:37 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on February 4, 2016, the Senate adjourned until 1:30 p.m., tomorrow.

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

Report of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2516.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator McCallum (October 17, 2018).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Tannas replaced the Honourable Senator Housakos (October 17, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (October 17, 2018).