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68 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2019, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 292 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDuncanDupuisDyckEatonForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDuncanDupuisDyckEatonForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-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

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Galvez, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, presented the committee’s nineteenth report (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, with amendments and observations).

(The report is printed as an appendix at pages 4827-4863 (available in print format PDF).)

(The HTML version of the report is available on the committee website.)

The Honourable Senator Galvez moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Miville-Dechêne, 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 Galvez tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Parliamentary Delegation of the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas respecting its bilateral visit to Mexico, held in Mexico City, Mexico, from February 10 to 12, 2019.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3052.

Report of the Canadian Parliamentary Delegation respecting its participation at the 47th meeting of ParlAmericas’ Board of Directors and the 4th gathering of ParlAmericas’ Open Parliament Network, held in Quito, Ecuador from March 11 to 14, 2019.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3053.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

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

Bills – Reports of Committees

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

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 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.

Other Business

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Seidman, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boisvenu:

That the Senate agree to the amendments made by the House of Commons to Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children); and

That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house accordingly.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Wallin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bovey:

That the motion, together with the message from the House of Commons on the same subject dated September 19, 2018, be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry for consideration and report.

After debate,

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

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDalphondDawsonDayDoyleDuffyEatonFrumGriffinHousakosLankinMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMcCoyMcInnisMocklerNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetston—40

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonChristmasCordyCoyleDaskoDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisDyckForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneHarderHartlingJoyalKlyneKutcherLovelace NicholasMassicotteMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMoodieOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSinclairWoo—48

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

CampbellMunson—2

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Seidman, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boisvenu:

That the Senate agree to the amendments made by the House of Commons to Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children); and

That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house accordingly.

And on the motion of the Honourable Senator Wallin, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bovey:

That the motion, together with the message from the House of Commons on the same subject dated September 19, 2018, be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry for consideration and report.

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Housakos moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Frum:

That the motion be not now adopted, but that it be amended to authorize the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry to meet for no fewer than three meetings.

The question being put on the motion in amendment, it was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuCampbellCarignanDagenaisDawsonDoyleDuffyEatonFrumGreeneGriffinHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMcCoyMcInnisMercerMocklerMunsonNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWhite—41

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonChristmasCordyCoyleDaskoDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisDyckForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldHarderHartlingJoyalKlyneKutcherLankinLovelace NicholasMassicotteMcCallumMégieMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMoodieOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSinclairWoo—48

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Dalphond—1

DEFERRED VOTES

At 5:34 p.m., pursuant to rule 9-10(2), the Senate proceeded to the taking of the deferred standing vote 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.

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonChristmasCordyCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisDyckForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldHarderHartlingJoyalKlyneKutcherLankinLovelace NicholasMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMoodieMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSinclairWoo—55

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleDuffyEatonFrumGreeneHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMcCoyMcInnisMocklerNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWallinWells—33

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

CampbellGriffin—2

Accordingly, Bill C-71 was read a 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.

Other Business

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Seidman, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boisvenu:

That the Senate agree to the amendments made by the House of Commons to Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children); and

That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house accordingly.

And on the motion of the Honourable Senator Wallin, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bovey:

That the motion, together with the message from the House of Commons on the same subject dated September 19, 2018, be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry for consideration and report.

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Seidman:

That the motion be not now adopted, but that it be amended to authorize the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, without limiting the committee’s right to invite other witnesses as it may decide, to invite the following witnesses:

1.Dairy Farmers of Canada;

2.Grain Growers of Canada;

3.National Miller’s Association;

4.The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health; and

5.The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

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.

o o o

Order No. 2 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

Orders No. 1 and 2 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills – Third Reading

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

Private Bills – Third Reading

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

Senate Public Bills – Reports of Committees

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

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 11 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 10 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 1, 5 to 7, 50, 100 to 102, 104 and 105, 107, 110, 114, and 117 to 120 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Consideration of the eighteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples (Supplementary budget—examination of federal government’s constitutional and legal responsibilities to Aboriginal Peoples—power to hire staff), presented in the Senate on May 16, 2019.

The Honourable Senator Dyck moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lovelace Nicholas, that the report be adopted.

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, on division.

Motions

Orders No. 73, 89, 215, 302, 310, 325, 357 and 358, 371, 410, 439, 468, 470, 474, 476 and 478 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Orders No. 12, 20, 26, 36, 39 and 40, 47 and 52 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Manning, calling the attention of the Senate to the life of Nevaeh Denine.

Debate concluded.

o o o

Orders No. 55 to 59 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Moodie, calling the attention of the Senate to the issue of vaccine hesitancy and corresponding threats to public health in Canada.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Mégie moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells, that further debate on the inquiry be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

MOTIONS

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

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade in relation to its study on the impact and utilization of Canadian culture and arts in Canadian foreign policy and diplomacy, and other related matters, be extended from May 31, 2019 to June 28, 2019.

After debate,

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

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 6:15 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 Association of Canada Lands Surveyors for the year ended December 31, 2018, pursuant to the Canada Land Surveyors Act, S.C. 1998, c. 14, sbs. 70(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3051.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Ngo (May 27, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Manning replaced the Honourable Senator Dagenais (May 28, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Kutcher replaced the Honourable Senator Gold (May 28, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Dean replaced the Honourable Senator Boehm (May 28, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Campbell replaced the Honourable Senator Massicotte (May 28, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Klyne replaced the Honourable Senator Busson (May 28, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator Ngo replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (May 28, 2019).

The Honourable Senator McInnis replaced the Honourable Senator McIntyre (May 28, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Mercer was added to the membership (May 28, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (May 28, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Ngo (May 28, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Ngo replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (May 28, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Cormier replaced the Honourable Senator Saint-Germain (May 28, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (May 28, 2019).