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68 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2019, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 295 (Unrevised)

Monday, June 3, 2019
6 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukBattersBellemareBlack (Alberta)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDuncanDupuisDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhite

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukBattersBellemareBlack (Alberta)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDuncanDupuisDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhite

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 Speaker tabled the following:

Report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner on the performance of his duties and functions under the Conflict of Interest Act in relation to public office holders, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 90(1)(b).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3080.

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

2016-17 Annual Report of the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3081.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, presented the committee’s seventeenth report (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, with a recommendation).

(The report is printed as an appendix at pages 4911-4922 (available in print format PDF).)

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

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald, 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.

Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs be authorized to meet on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 2:30 p.m., for the purpose of its study on Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, even though the Senate may then be sitting, and that the application of rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto.

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

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

DEFERRED VOTES

At 6:48 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on May 30, 2019, the Senate proceeded to the taking of the deferred standing vote on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Smith, to the subsidiary motion of the Honourable Senator Wallin, to 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).

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

That the motion be not now adopted, but that it be amended by adding the following after the word “report”:

“, and that the committee hold no fewer than five meetings”.

The motion in amendment was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukBattersBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleDuffyGriffinHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMcInnisMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWells—30

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBlack (Alberta)BonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)DeanDuncanDupuisDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneHarderJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinMassicotteMcCallumMégieMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMoodieOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSinclair—46

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

DalphondDowneMunsonWetston—4

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

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

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Third 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, as amended.

The Honourable Senator Mitchell moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Black (Alberta), that the bill, as amended, be read for a third time.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator McCallum moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boyer:

That Bill C-69, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 1,

(a) on page 16, by adding the following after line 15:

(c.1) the extent to which the issuance of a decision statement under section 65 allowing the proponent of the designated project to carry out the designated project would be consistent with the Government of Canada’s commitment to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;”;

(b)on page 20, by adding the following after line 19:

(c.1) the extent to which the issuance of a decision statement under section 65 allowing the proponent of the designated project to carry out the designated project would be consistent with the Government of Canada’s commitment to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;”; and

(c)on page 42, by adding the following after line 25:

(c.1) the extent to which the issuance of a decision statement under section 65 allowing the proponent of the designated project to carry out the designated project would be consistent with the Government of Canada’s commitment to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;”.

The Honourable Senator Omidvar moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, that further debate on the motion in amendment be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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Third reading of Bill C-77, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

The Honourable Senator Gold moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Omidvar, that the bill be read for a third time.

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.

Bills – Reports of Committees

Consideration of the thirty-fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act, with amendments and observations), presented in the Senate on May 30, 2019.

The Honourable Senator Petitclerc moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dean, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, that further debate on the consideration of the report be adjourned until the next sitting.

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.

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Consideration of the third report of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament, entitled Main Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under Library of Parliament, tabled in the Senate on May 30, 2019.

The Honourable Senator Moncion moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Francis, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, that further debate on the consideration of the report be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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 8:34 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on May 30, 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 2019-20 to 2023-24 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2019-20 of the Standards Council of Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3073.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2019-20 to 2023-24 of the Canada Lands Company Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3074.

Report on the administration of the Atlantic Fisheries Restructuring Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-14, sbs. 8(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3075.

Interim Order No. 5 Respecting Flooded Areas (81100-3-74-4), dated May 30, 2019, pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S.C. 2001, c. 26, s. 10.1.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3076.

Report on transportation in Canada for the year 2018, pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act, S.C. 1996, c. 10, sbs. 52(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3077.

Report of Operations under the International River Improvements Act for the year 2018, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-20, s. 51.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3078.

Report on the operations under the Canada Water Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-11, s. 38.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3079.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Senator Sinclair replaced the Honourable Senator McPhedran (June 3, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Ravalia replaced the Honourable Senator Black (Ontario) (June 3, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Black (Ontario) replaced the Honourable Senator Ravalia (May 31, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Ringuette replaced the Honourable Senator Duncan (May 31, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Busson replaced the Honourable Senator Gold (June 3, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Kutcher (May 31, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Pratte replaced the Honourable Senator Moodie (May 31, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Dupuis replaced the Honourable Senator Pate (May 31, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (May 30, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Moodie replaced the Honourable Senator Dasko (June 3, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (June 3, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Housakos replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (June 3, 2019).