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68 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2019, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 287 (Unrevised)

Monday, May 13, 2019
6 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBussonCampbellChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDuncanEatonForestForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonMacDonaldMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBussonCampbellChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDuncanEatonForestForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonMacDonaldMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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 Christmas, for the Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, tabled the seventeenth report of the committee (Subject matter of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3019S.

The Honourable Senator Christmas moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Griffin, 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.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Pratte, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wetston, for the third reading of Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator McIntyre moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator McInnis:

That Bill C-71 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended on page 10, by adding the following after line 21:

“11.1 The Act is amended by adding the following after section 94:

94.1 (1) The Commissioner shall provide to the Minister, no later than February 1 of each year, a written report for the immediately preceding calendar year that sets out

(a) the decisions and recommendations made by the Commissioner regarding whether a firearm is a prohibited firearm, a restricted firearm or a non-restricted firearm; and

(b) the reasons for those decisions or recommendations.

(2) The federal Minister shall cause each report received under subsection (1) to be tabled before each House of Parliament on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after the federal Minister receives it.”.

After debate,

The question was put on the motion in amendment.

Pursuant to rule 9-10(2), a standing vote was deferred until 5:30 p.m. at the next sitting, with the bells to sound at 5:15 p.m. for fifteen minutes.

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Third reading of Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada, as amended.

The Honourable Senator Munson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Downe, 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 certain amendments, to which it desires its concurrence.

Bills – Second Reading

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

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 22 to 28 and 33 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Orders No. 1 and 246 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Order No. 4 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Other Business

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

BattersBellemareBoehmBoisvenuBussonCoyleDagenaisDoyleDuncanEatonFrancisFrumGoldHarderHousakosKlyneMacDonaldMarshallMartinMcCallumMégieMocklerMoncionNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsSeidmanSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTkachukWells—37

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

Black (Ontario)ChristmasCordyCormierDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DowneDuffyForestForest-NiesingGagnéGriffinJoyalLaBoucane-BensonMarwahMcPhedranMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsWoo—30

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Dean—1

(Accordingly, at 8:56 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)

Report of the Royal Canadian Mint, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the year ended December 31, 2018, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3018.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk replaced the Honourable Senator Neufeld (May 13, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen replaced the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C. (May 13, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Bovey replaced the Honourable Senator Hartling (May 10, 2019).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (May 13, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Moodie replaced the Honourable Senator Forest-Niesing (May 13, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (May 10, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

The Honourable Senator Gagné replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (May 13, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Forest-Niesing replaced the Honourable Senator Gagné (May 13, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer replaced the Honourable Senator Forest-Niesing (May 13, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Wells replaced the Honourable Senator Manning (May 13, 2019).