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68 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2019, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 291 (Unrevised)

Monday, May 27, 2019
6 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuncanDyckEatonForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLankinMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuncan*DupuisDyckEatonForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLankinMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart 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

WRITTEN DECLARATION OF ROYAL ASSENT

At 6:03 p.m., the Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the following communication had been received:

RIDEAU HALL

May 27, 2019

Mr. Speaker,

I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, signified royal assent by written declaration to the bills listed in the Schedule to this letter on the 27th day of May, 2019, at 1:37 p.m.

Yours sincerely,

Assunta Di Lorenzo

Secretary to the Governor General and Herald Chancellor

The Honourable

The Speaker of the Senate

Ottawa

Schedule

Bills Assented To

Monday, May 27, 2019

An Act to amend the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act and to make related amendments to other Acts (Bill C-85, Chapter 6, 2019)

An Act to implement the Convention between Canada and the Republic of Madagascar for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income (Bill S-6, Chapter 7, 2019)

An Act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act (Bill C-55, Chapter 8, 2019)

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Manning presented the following:

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has the honour to present its

THIRTEENTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence, has, in obedience to the order of reference of December 11, 2018, examined the said bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1. Clause 1, pages 1 to 3:

(a)On page 1, replace lines 18 and 19 with the following:

fish habitat means any area on which fish depend directly or indirectly to”;

(b)on page 2, replace line 20 with the following:

“une organisation autochtone ou ses membres, conformément à la reconnaissance et à la confirmation des droits des peuples autochtones et des droits issus de traités au titre de l’article 35 de la Loi constitutionnelle de 1982 ou à des fins prévues dans toute mesure de mise en œuvre des droits convenue entre la Couronne et les peuples autochtones. (Indigenous)”; and

(c)on page 3, replace lines 6 to 15 with the following:

“members pursuant to the recognition and affirmation of Aboriginal and treaty rights in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 or for any purposes set out in any rights implementation measure as agreed to by the Crown and Indigenous peoples; (autochtone)

(10) Subsection 2(2) of the Act is repealed.”.

2.Clause 3, page 4: Replace lines 7 to 11 with the following:

2.3 This act is to be construed as upholding the rights of Indigenous peoples recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, and not as abrogating or derogating from them.”.

3.Clause 5, page 6: Add the following after line 25:

(9) An agreement entered into under subsection (1) must respect the rights guaranteed, recognized and affirmed in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.”.

4.Clause 9, pages 7 to 9:

(a)On page 7, replace line 29 with the following:

“shall implement measures to maintain major”;

(b)on page 8,

(i)replace line 4 with the following:

“fish stock above that point, taking into account the”,

(ii)replace line 12 with the following:

6.2 (1) If a major fish stock has declined to”,

(iii)replace line 14 with the following:

“velop a plan to rebuild the stock above that point in”, and

(iv)replace line 32 with the following:

“to do so, within a reasonable time and with reasons, on the Internet site of the Depart-”; and

(c)on page 9, in the French version, by replacing lines 1 to 3 with the following:

6.3 Les grands stocks de poissons visés par les articles 6.1 et 6.2 sont prévus par règlement.”.

5.Clause 15, page 14: Add the following after line 6:

23.2 (1) No person shall import into Canada or export from Canada, or attempt to import or export, a living cetacean or sperm, an egg or an embryo of a cetacean, except in accordance with a permit issued under subsection (2).

(2) The Minister may issue a permit authorizing the importation or exportation of a living cetacean or sperm, an egg or an embryo of a cetacean and impose any conditions that the Minister considers appropriate in the permit, if the importation or exportation is for the purpose of

(a) conducting scientific research; or

(b) keeping the cetacean in captivity if it is in the best interests of the cetacean’s welfare to do so.

(3) The Minister may amend, suspend or cancel a permit issued under subsection (2).”.

6.New clause 18.1, page 15: Add the following after line 6:

18.1 The Act is amended by adding the following after section 31:

32 (1) No person shall engage in the practice of shark finning.

(2) In this section, shark finning means the practice of removing the fins from a shark and discarding the remainder of the shark while at sea.

32.1 (1) No person shall import into Canada or export from Canada, or attempt to so import or export, any shark fins or parts of shark fins that are not attached to a shark carcass except in accordance with a permit issued under subsection (2).

(2) The Minister may issue a permit authorizing the importation or exportation into or from Canada of any shark fins or parts of shark fins that are not attached to a shark carcass and impose any conditions that the Minister considers appropriate in the permit

(a) if the importation or exportation is for the purpose of scientific research relating to shark conservation; and

(b) if, in the Minister’s opinion, the scientific research is likely to benefit the survival of any shark species or is required to enhance the chances of survival of any shark species in the wild.

(3) The Minister may amend, suspend or cancel a permit issued under subsection (2).”.

7.Clause 21, pages 16, 18 and 20:

(a)On page 16,

(i)replace line 5 with the following:

“exercising any power under subsection 34.3(2), (3) or (7),”, and

(ii)replace line 7 with the following:

“35(2)(b) or (c) or subsection 35(4), 35.1(3), 35.2(7) or”;

(b)on page 18, replace lines 19 to 25 with the following:

“ter and the water flow downstream of the obstruction or thing that are sufficient for the conservation and protection of the fish and fish habitat.”; and

(c)on page 20, replace line 12 with the following:

“35.1(3), in the case of a work, undertaking or activity that is part of a designated project and that is designated by the Minister under subsection 35.1(2); or”.

8.Clause 22, page 21: Replace line 27 with the following:

“35.1(3), in the case of a work, undertaking or activity that is part of a designated project and that is designated by the Minister under subsection 35.1(2); or”.

9.Clause 23, page 22: Replace lines 15 to 25 with the following:

35.1 (1) The Minister may designate, as a work, undertaking or activity that is associated with a designated project, any work, undertaking or activity that the Minister considers likely to result in the death of fish or the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat.

(2) The Minister shall designate any work, undertaking or activity that is part of a designated project and that the Minister considers likely to result in the death of fish or the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat.

(3) The Minister may issue a permit to carry on any work, undertaking or activity designated under subsection (2) and attach any conditions to it.

(4) No person shall carry on any work, undertaking or activity that is designated under subsection (2) except in accordance with a permit issued under subsection (3).

(5) The Minister may amend, suspend or cancel a permit issued under subsection (3).

35.11 (1) If a work, undertaking or activity is authorized or otherwise permitted under subsection 35(2) or 35.1(2), the person carrying out the work, undertaking or activity shall provide to the Minister, to offset the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction that results from such work, undertaking or activity, an equivalent or greater

(a) physical offset;

(b) payment in lieu of offset; or

(c) habitat credits.

(2) Any amount received as payment in lieu of offset under subsection (1) is to be used for habitat conservation or restoration within the province — or as close to it as practicable — in which the work, undertaking or activity is located.

(3) The Governor in Council may make regulations for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), including regulations respecting the calculation of amounts for payment in lieu of offset.”.

10.Clause 27, pages 30 and 31:

(a)On page 30, replace line 13 with the following:

“35(2)(b) or (c) or subsection 35.1(3) or 35.2(7), or with”; and

(b)on page 31,

(i)replace lines 17 and 18 with the following:

“under subsection 34.3(1), an order of the Minister made under subsection 34.3(2) or (3) or a provision of a regulation made under subsection 34.3(7),”, and

(ii)replace line 29 with the following:

“section 35.1(4), or”.

11.Clause 28, pages 32 to 34:

(a)On page 32,

(i)replace line 13 with the following:

“tivity that is carried on for the purpose of”,

(ii)by adding the following after line 22:

habitat bank sponsor means a proponent or any other person who proposes the carrying on of a conservation project. (parrain de réserve d’habitats)”,

(iii)replace line 24 with the following:

“between any habitat bank sponsor and the Minister under section”,

(iv)replace lines 27 and 28 with the following:

proponent means any person who proposes the carrying on of any work, under-”,

(v)replace lines 37 and 38 with the following:

(a) establish a system for the creation, allocation, management, transfer and exchange of habitat credits in rela-”, and

(vi)replace line 40 with the following:

(b) issue certificates respecting the”;

(b)on page 33,

(i)replace lines 2 and 3 with the following:

“the Minister may enter into arrangements with any habitat bank sponsor.”, and

(ii)add the following after line 30:

(e.1) the terms under which the habitat credits earned under the arrangement may be transferred or exchanged;”, and

(iii)replace line 34 with the following:

42.03 (1) A proponent may only use their certified habitat”; and

(c)on page 34,

(i)add the following after line 2:

(2) A proponent may only use their certified habitat credits if the fish habitat bank and the work, undertaking or activity referred to in subsection (1) are located within the same province, service area or area that the Minister may, by order, designate for purposes of this section.”,

(ii)replace line 5 with the following:

“creation, allocation, management, transfer and exchange of habitat credits”, and

(iii)replace line 10 with the following:

(c) respecting an arrangement with any habitat bank sponsor.”.

12.Clause 31, pages 37 and 38:

(a)On page 37,

(i)replace line 22 with the following:

“ferred to in subsection 35.1(3);”, and

(ii)replace line 27 with the following:

“35.1(3), or for the amendment, suspension or cancella­”; and

(b)on page 38,

(i)replace line 3 with the following:

“(c) or for issuing permits under subsection 35.1(3), or”,

(ii)replace lines 7 to 9 with the following:

“classes of projects that are likely to affect fish or fish habitat;”,

(iii)replace line 13 with the following:

“35(5), or a permit referred to in subsection 35.1(5), as”, and

(iv)replace line 22 with the following:

“or (6), or a permit under subsection 35.1(5), as the”.

13.Clause 32, page 41: Replace lines 1 and 2 with the following:

(2) The permissions, leases and licences referred to in subsection (1) — including their”.

14.New clauses 58.1 to 58.3, page 60: Add the following after line 26:

“Coordinating Amendments

58.1 (1) Subsections (2) to (8) apply if Bill S-203, introduced in the 1st session of the 42nd Parliament and entitled An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins) (in this section referred to as the “other Act”), receives royal assent.

(2) On the first day on which both section 2 of the other Act and this subsection are in force, the Fisheries Act is amended by adding the following after section 23.2:

23.3 (1) Subsection 445.2(2) of the Criminal Code does not apply to a person who conducts scientific research in accordance with a licence issued by the Minister under subsection (2).

(2) The Minister may issue a licence authorizing any person to conduct scientific research with respect to cetaceans and impose any conditions that the Minister considers appropriate in the licence.

23.4 (1) Paragraph 445.2(2)(a) of the Criminal Code does not apply to a person who keeps a cetacean in captivity in the best interests of the cetacean’s welfare in accordance with a licence issued by the Minister under subsection (2).

(2) The Minister may issue a licence authorizing any person to keep a cetacean in captivity in the best interests of the cetacean’s welfare and impose any conditions that the Minister considers appropriate in the licence.

23.5 Subsection 445.2(2) of the Criminal Code does not apply to the employees of any federal entity set out in Schedules I to V of the Financial Administration Act who are performing their duties or functions in relation to scientific research with respect to cetaceans and to persons who are assisting them.

23.6 Paragraph 445.2(2)(a) of the Criminal Code does not apply to the employees of any federal entity set out in Schedules I to V of the Financial Administration Act who are performing their duties or functions in relation to the keeping of a cetacean in captivity in the best interests of the cetacean’s welfare and to persons who are assisting them.

(3) If section 3 of the other Act comes into force before section 15 of this Act, then section 28.1 of the Fisheries Act is repealed.

(4) If section 15 of this Act comes into force before section 3 of the other Act, then that section 3 is deemed never to have come into force and is repealed.

(5) If section 3 of the other Act comes into force on the same day as section 15 of this Act, then that section 3 is deemed never to have come into force and is repealed.

(6) If sections 4 and 5 of the other Act come into force before section 15 of this Act, then section 7.1 and subsection 10(1.1) of the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act are repealed.

(7) If section 15 of this Act comes into force before sections 4 and 5 of the other Act, then those sections 4 and 5 are deemed never to have come into force and are repealed.

(8) If sections 4 and 5 of the other Act come into force on the same day as section 15 of this Act, then those sections 4 and 5 are deemed never to have come into force and are repealed.

58.2 (1) Subsections (2) to (7) apply if Bill S-238, introduced in the 1st session of the 42nd Parliament and entitled An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (importation and exportation of shark fins) (in this section referred to as the “other Act”), receives royal assent.

(2) If section 2 of the other Act comes into force before section 18.1 of this Act, then section 32 of the Fisheries Act, as enacted by that section 2, is repealed.

(3) If section 18.1 of this Act comes into force before section 2 of the other Act, then that section 2 is deemed never to have come into force and is repealed.

(4) If section 2 of the other Act comes into force on the same day as section 18.1 of this Act, then that section 2 is deemed never to have come into force and is repealed.

(5) If sections 3 and 4 of the other Act come into force before section 18.1 of this Act, then subsections 6(1.1) and 10(1.1) of the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act are repealed.

(6) If section 18.1 of this Act comes into force before sections 3 and 4 of the other Act, then those sections 3 and 4 are deemed never to have come into force and are repealed.

(7) If sections 3 and 4 of the other Act come into force on the same day as section 18.1 of this Act, then those sections 3 and 4 are deemed never to have come into force and are repealed.

58.3 (1) Subsections (2) to (4) apply if Bill S-203, introduced in the 1st session of the 42nd Parliament and entitled An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins) (in this section referred to as the “other Act”), receives royal assent.

(2) On the first day on which both section 2 of the other Act and this subsection are in force, the portion of subsection 445.2(2) of the Criminal Code before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

(2) Subject to subsections (2.1) to (3.1), every person commits an offence who

(3) On the first day on which both section 2 of the other Act and this subsection are in force, section 445.2 of the Criminal Code is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

(2.1) If a cetacean is gestating on the day on which this subsection comes into force, paragraphs (2)(b) and (c) do not apply in respect of that cetacean for the period in which it gestates that includes the day on which this subsection comes into force.

(2.2) Paragraph (2)(a) does not apply to the offspring of a cetacean if that offspring was born immediately after a gestational period that included the day on which this subsection came into force.

(4) On the first day on which both section 2 of the other Act and this subsection are in force, subsection 445.2(4) of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:

(4) Every person commits an offence who promotes, arranges, conducts, assists in, receives money for or takes part in any meeting, competition, exhibition, pastime, practice, display or event at or in the course of which captive cetaceans are used, in Canada, for performance for entertainment purposes, unless the performance is authorized under a licence issued by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of a province or by an authority in the province as may be specified by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.”.

15.Clause 59, page 60: Replace line 30 with the following:

28 to 30, subsections 31(6) and (13), sections 52”.

Respectfully submitted,

FABIAN MANNING

Chair

The Honourable Senator Manning moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan, 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 Day tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Parliamentary Delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Pre-NATO Summit Conference, held in Brussels, Belgium, on July 11 and 12, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3046.

Report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 16th Summer Defence Conference, held in Paris, France, on September 10 and 11, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3047.

Report of the Canadian Parliamentary Delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Parliamentary Transatlantic Forum, held in Washington, D.C., United States of America, from December 10 to 12, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3048.

Report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Joint Meeting of the Defence and Security, Economics and Security, and Political Committees, held in Brussels, Belgium, from February 18 to 20, 2019.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3049.

Report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Standing Committee Meeting, held in Zagreb, Croatia, from March 29 to 31, 2019.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3050.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE

Pursuant to rule 13-4, the Honourable Senator Sinclair raised a question of privilege concerning an agreement regarding Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Pursuant to rule 13-5(2), the Senate proceeded to the consideration of the question of privilege of the Honourable Senator Sinclair.

SPEAKER'S RULING

Honourable senators will recall that in a recent ruling on a question of privilege pertaining to agreements, I ruled that agreements reached outside of parliamentary proceedings are not covered by privilege. However, at the time I also stated that it is very important to the proper, efficient and effective running of the Senate that agreements that are entered into between parties or between senators should be taken very seriously. On this matter, I would suggest strongly to the parties involved that the matter be taken up in the committee for further consideration and, hopefully, resolution.

Orders of the Day

DEFERRED VOTES

Pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on May 16, 2019, the Senate proceeded to the taking of the deferred standing vote on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, to 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.

The question being put on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Tkachuk, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald:

That Bill C-71 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended in clause 2, on page 2,

(a)by replacing lines 4 to 10 with the following:

2 (1) Subsection 5(2) of the Act is amended by strik-”; and

(b)by replacing line 32 with the following:

(2) Section 5 of the Act is amended by adding the”.

The motion in amendment was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBoisvenuDoyleEatonFrumHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWells—27

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellChristmasCordyCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDyckForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneHarderHartlingKlyneKutcherLankinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMoodieMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSinclairVernerWetstonWoo—56

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Griffin—1

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

The Senate resumed 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.

Debate.

o o o

A point of order was raised with respect to unparliamentary language.

SPEAKER'S RULING

Senator Moncion raises a point that I have noted in the past. When senators are addressing a subject, they should deal with the issues. To criticize a person’s stand on an issue is fine, but to go behind that and start talking about the motivation or motives of an individual is really not parliamentary, and is something that should be avoided.

Any discussion on debate is, of course, fine — this is a debating chamber — but I would ask senators not to go beyond debating the topic or the legislation at hand and to avoid attributing motives for why people take a particular stand.

Bills – Third Reading

The Senate resumed 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.

Debate.

o o o

A point of order was raised with respect to unparliamentary language.

SPEAKER'S RULING

Honourable senators, I do not want to have the debate inflamed over this. Obviously, there is a line that can be crossed when you attribute attitudes or motives to a group or to individuals.

Senator Plett has made certain statements that no doubt are skating close to that line. However, I haven’t heard anything yet that I think crossed that line.

I thank senators for bringing this to my attention, allowing me to emphasize that we want debate in the chamber to be on issues, not on individuals or groups.

Bills – Third Reading

The Senate resumed 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,

The question was put on the motion.

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.

Bills – Reports of Committees

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Boniface, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pratte, for the adoption of the twenty-second report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence (Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters, with amendments and observations), presented in the Senate on May 15, 2019.

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

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

Bills – Second Reading

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

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Sinclair, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day, for the second reading of Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Sinclair moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marwah, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples.

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

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 22 to 28 and 33 and 34 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.

ADJOURNMENT

At 8:18 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on May 16, 2019, the Senate adjourned until 2 p.m. tomorrow.

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

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2019-20 to 2023-24 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets and Borrowing Plan of Farm Credit Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3038.

Interim Order No. 3 Respecting Flooded Areas (81100-3-74-2), dated May 14, 2019, pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S.C. 2001, c. 26, sbs. 10.1(1). —Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3039.

Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S.C. 2001, c. 26, sbs. 30(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3040.

Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2019-391 dated April 29, 2019, concerning the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods), pursuant to the Customs Tariff, S.C. 1997, c. 36, sbs. 53(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3041.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2019-20 to 2023-24 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets, and Borrowing Plan for 2019-20 of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3042.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2019-20 to 2023-24 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 2019-20 of Defence Construction (1951) Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3043.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2018-19 to 2022-23 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2018-19 of the Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3044.

Report of the Chief of Defence Staff on the National Sex Offender Registry for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-5, sbs. 227.171.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3045.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Senator Sinclair replaced the Honourable Senator LaBoucane-Benson (May 27, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Christmas replaced the Honourable Senator Klyne (May 17, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Miville-Dechêne replaced the Honourable Senator Cormier (May 17, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Klyne replaced the Honourable Senator Campbell (May 17, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Ringuette replaced the Honourable Senator Duncan (May 17, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Neufeld (May 27, 2019).

The Honourable Senator McCoy replaced the Honourable Senator LaBoucane-Benson (May 27, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator Christmas replaced the Honourable Senator Bovey (May 17, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Hartling replaced the Honourable Senator Ravalia (May 17, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Boehm replaced the Honourable Senator Busson (May 17, 2019).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Wetston replaced the Honourable Senator Omidvar (May 17, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Forest replaced the Honourable Senator Dalphond (May 17, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator MacDonald replaced the Honourable Senator Boisvenu (May 27, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Miville-Dechêne (May 17, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Massicotte replaced the Honourable Senator Pratte (May 27, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Busson replaced the Honourable Senator Klyne (May 27, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Day was added to the membership (May 17, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (May 17, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator Jaffer replaced the Honourable Senator Busson (May 27, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

The Honourable Senator Dawson was added to the membership (May 27, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (May 27, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer replaced the Honourable Senator Forest-Niesing (May 27, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen (May 27, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (May 27, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) replaced the Honourable Senator Kutcher (May 17, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Saint-Germain replaced the Honourable Senator Cormier (May 27, 2019).