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67 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2018, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 245 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
2 p.m.

The Honourable PATRICIA BOVEY, Acting Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBoveyBoyerBrazeauCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDuffyDupuisDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisFrumGagnéGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKlyneLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBoveyBoyerBrazeauCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)Dean*DowneDuffyDupuisDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisFrumGagnéGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKlyneLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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 Acting Speaker tabled the following:

Report of the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled The Strategic Personnel Generation Model (SPGM) Version 1.0, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2576.

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Day tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-China Legislative Association respecting its participation at the 26th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, held in Hanoi, Vietnam, from January 18 to 21, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2577.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Motions

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

That, in accordance with rule 10-11(1), the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be authorized to examine the subject matter of all of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, introduced in the House of Commons on October 29, 2018, in advance of the said bill coming before the Senate;

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be authorized to meet for the purposes of its study of the subject matter of Bill C-86 even though the Senate may then be sitting, with the application of rule 12-18(1) being suspended in relation thereto;

That, in addition, and notwithstanding any normal practice:

1.The following committees be separately authorized to examine the subject matter of the following elements contained in Bill C-86 in advance of it coming before the Senate:

(a)the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples: those elements contained in Divisions 11, 12 and 19 of Part 4;

(b)the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce: those elements contained in Divisions 3, 4, 6, 7 and 10 of Part 4;

(c)the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources: those elements contained in Division 5 of Part 4;

(d)the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade: those elements contained in Division 13 of Part 4;

(e)the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications: those elements contained in Divisions 22 and 23 of Part 4;

(f)the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs: those elements contained in Division 20 of Part 4; and

(g)the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology: those elements contained in Divisions 8, 15, 16 and 21 of Part 4;

2.That the various committees listed in point one that are authorized to examine the subject matter of particular elements of Bill C-86 be authorized to meet for the purposes of their studies of those elements even though the Senate may then be sitting, with the application of rule 12-18(1) being suspended in relation thereto;

3.That the various committees listed in point one that are authorized to examine the subject matter of particular elements of Bill C-86 submit their final reports to the Senate no later than Tuesday, December 4, 2018;

4.That, as the reports from the various committees authorized to examine the subject matter of particular elements of Bill C-86 are tabled in the Senate, they be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting; and

5.That the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be simultaneously authorized to take any reports tabled under point four into consideration during its study of the subject matter of all of Bill C-86.

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

Bills – Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Dawson, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy, for the second reading of Bill C-76, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoyerChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)DeanDupuisDyckForestForest-NiesingGagnéGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingJoyalKlyneLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaSimonsSinclairWallinWetstonWoo—50

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisFrumHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWells—29

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

Accordingly, Bill C-76 was read a second time.

The Honourable Senator Dawson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Munson, 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, on division.

o o o

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

o o o

Ordered, That Order No. 6 under GOVERNMENT BUSINESS, Bills – Second Reading, be brought forward.

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pratte, for the second reading of Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

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.

o o o

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

Debate.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Black (Alberta) tabled the following:

Letter from the Nisga’a Lisims Government addressed to the Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P., in opposition to the proposed crude oil tanker moratorium.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2578S.

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.

o o o

Orders No. 3 to 5 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 Coyle, for the second reading of Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms.

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.

Motions

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

Inquiries

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 5:09 p.m., pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on February 4, 2016, and October 31, 2018, the Senate adjourned until 1:30 p.m., tomorrow.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Wells was added to the membership (November 7, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator McCallum replaced the Honourable Senator Simons (November 7, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (November 7, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Boehm replaced the Honourable Senator Saint-Germain (November 7, 2018).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Forest-Niesing replaced the Honourable Senator Verner, P.C. (November 7, 2018).

The Honourable Senator Dean replaced the Honourable Senator Saint-Germain (November 7, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Pate replaced the Honourable Senator Gold (November 7, 2018).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Duffy replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) (November 7, 2018).