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68 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2019, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 296 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDuncanDupuisDyckEatonForestForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDuncanDupuisDyckEatonForestForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-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, tabled the twentieth report of the committee (Subject matter of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3082S.

(Pursuant to the order adopted on May 2, 2019, the report was deemed referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance and placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.)

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The Honourable Senator Andreychuk, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, presented the committee’s twenty-fifth report (Bill C-82, An Act to implement a multilateral convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting, without amendment).

The Honourable Senator Coyle moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moncion, that the bill 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.

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The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, tabled the thirty-first report of the committee (Subject matter of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3083S.

(Pursuant to the order adopted on May 2, 2019, the report was deemed referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance and placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.)

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The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, presented the committee’s thirty-second report (Bill C-75, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, with amendments and observations).

(The report is printed as an appendix at pages 4933-4945 (available in print format PDF).)

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

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

Introduction and First Reading of Government Bills

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading two days hence.

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

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator MacDonald tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada–United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at United States Congressional Meetings, held in Washington, D.C., United States of America, from November 26 to 28, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3084.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada–United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at United States Congressional Meetings, held in Washington, D.C., United States of America, on February 26 and 27, 2019.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3085.

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 Christmas, seconded by the Honourable Senator Busson, for the third reading of Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence, as amended.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Poirier moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells:

That Bill C-68, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 3, on page 3, by replacing lines 22 to 26 with the following:

2.1 The purpose of this Act is to provide a framework for the proper management and control of fisheries, with due consideration for the need for conservation and protection of fish and fish habitat, including by preventing pollution.”.

After debate,

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

The question was put on the motion.

Pursuant to rule 9-3, a standing vote was requested, with the bells to ring for sixty minutes.

Ordered, That the standing vote be not proceeded with and the motion be withdrawn.

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

That Bill C-68, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 3, on page 3, by replacing lines 22 to 26 with the following:

2.1 The purpose of this Act is to provide a framework for the proper management and control of fisheries, with due consideration for the need for conservation and protection of fish and fish habitat, including by preventing pollution.”.

The motion in amendment was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBattersBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleEatonFrumHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWellsWhite—30

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBellemareBernardBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDalphondDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuffyDuncanDupuisDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMégieMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMoodieMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSinclairVernerWetstonWoo—57

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Greene—1


Pursuant to rules 3-3(1) and 3-3(2), the Speaker left the Chair to resume the same at 8 p.m.

The sitting resumed.

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Christmas, seconded by the Honourable Senator Busson, for the third reading of Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence, as amended.

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.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Black (Alberta), for the 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.

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator McCallum, 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;”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

BernardBoyerCordyCoyleDalphondDeanDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisGalvezLaBoucane-BensonLovelace NicholasMcCallumPateSimonsSinclair—17

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBattersBellemareBlack (Alberta)BoisvenuBonifaceBussonCarignanDagenaisDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DoyleDuncanEatonFrumGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMcInnisMcIntyreMitchellMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierPratteRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWallinWetstonWhite—44

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBoveyChristmasCormierDuffyDupuisGagnéGoldKlyneKutcherLankinMcCoyMégieMiville-DechêneMoncionOmidvarPetitclercRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainWoo—21

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Black (Alberta), for the 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.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Cordy moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dyck:

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

(a) on page 94, in clause 6, by replacing line 34 with the following:

(4) The chairperson must not be appointed from the roster and the persons appointed from the roster must not con-”; and

(b)on page 95, in clause 7, by replacing line 23 with the following:

(4) The chairperson must not be appointed from the roster and the persons appointed from the roster must not con-”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

BoveyCordyCoyleDeacon (Nova Scotia)DyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisGalvezGriffinKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLovelace NicholasMcCallumMégiePateRinguetteSimonsSinclairWoo—20

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukBattersBellemareBlack (Alberta)BoisvenuBonifaceBussonCarignanDagenaisDoyleDuffyDuncanEatonFrumHarderHousakosLankinMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMitchellMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierRavaliaRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWallinWhite—41

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

CormierDalphondDeanDupuisGagnéGoldKlyneMiville-DechêneMoncionOmidvarPratteSaint-GermainWetston—13

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The Honourable Senator Housakos moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 11:22 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 2 p.m.)

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Senator Manning replaced the Honourable Senator McInnis (June 4, 2019).

The Honourable Senator MacDonald replaced the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen (June 4, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (June 3, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Gold replaced the Honourable Senator Busson (June 4, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (June 4, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Boehm replaced the Honourable Senator Ravalia (June 4, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Ravalia replaced the Honourable Senator Boehm (June 4, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Dean replaced the Honourable Senator Campbell (June 4, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Campbell replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) (June 4, 2019).

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The Honourable Senator McCoy replaced the Honourable Senator Griffin (June 4, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Griffin replaced the Honourable Senator McCoy (June 4, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Griffin replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) (June 4, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Kutcher replaced the Honourable Senator Omidvar (June 4, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) replaced the Honourable Senator Kutcher (June 4, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Dasko replaced the Honourable Senator Moodie (June 4, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Neufeld (June 4, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Dasko replaced the Honourable Senator Busson (June 4, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Busson replaced the Honourable Senator Dasko (June 4, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (June 3, 2019).