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68 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2019, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 298 (Unrevised)

Thursday, June 6, 2019
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDuncanDupuisDyckEatonForestForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawson*DayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDuncanDupuisDyckEatonForestForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWhiteWoo

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 Black (Alberta), Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, 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. 1/42-3091S.

(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 Dyck, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, tabled the nineteenth 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. 1/42-3092S.

(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 Boniface, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, tabled the twenty-fifth 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. 1/42-3093S.

(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 Tkachuk, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, tabled the eighteenth 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. 1/42-3094S.

(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 Griffin, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, tabled the seventeenth 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. 1/42-3095S.

(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 Petitclerc, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, tabled the thirty-sixth 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. 1/42-3096S.

(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.)

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.

Debate.


A point of order was raised relating to unparliamentary language used in communications on social media.

After debate,

The Speaker reserved his decision.

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

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.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBellemareBernardBoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCarignanCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDuncanDyckEatonForestForest-NiesingFrancisFrumGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhPatePattersonPetitclercPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWhiteWoo—86

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BattersPlettWells—3

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Black (Alberta)Wallin—2

Accordingly, Bill C-68, as amended, 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 with certain amendments, to which it desires its concurrence.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures, 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.

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

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.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Boisvenu moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson:

That Bill C-69, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 1, on page 3, by replacing line 4 with the following:

“more efficiently, and the importance of respecting the constitutional rights of Canada’s provinces, including those laid out in section 92A of the Constitution Act, 1867;”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBlack (Alberta)BoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleEatonFrumHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWhite—33

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBellemareBernardBoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCordyCormierCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuffyDuncanDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMunsonPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSinclairWoo—55

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

JoyalMcCoy—2

DEFERRED VOTES

At 6:07 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 Tkachuk, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald, for the adoption of the seventeenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications.

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBlack (Alberta)BoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleDuffyEatonFrumGreeneHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSimonsSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWhite—38

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBellemareBernardBoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCordyCormierCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldHarderHartlingJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMunsonPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSinclairWoo—53

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Griffin—1

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 third reading at the next sitting.

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

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

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 Manning moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Frum:

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

(a)in clause 6, on page 94, by deleting lines 34 and 35; and

(b)in clause 7, on page 95, by deleting lines 23 and 24.

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBlack (Alberta)BoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleDuffyEatonFrumHousakosLaBoucane-BensonMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreNeufeldNgoPattersonPlettPoirierRavaliaRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallin—34

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBellemareBernardBoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCordyCormierDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingKlyneKutcherLankinLovelace NicholasMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMunsonPatePetitclercPratteRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSinclairWoo—48

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

CoyleMoncion—2

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-93, An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis, 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 Mitchell, 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.

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

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 Plett moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan:

That Bill C-69, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended, on page 94, by deleting clause 5.

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleDuffyEatonFrumHousakosLaBoucane-BensonMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMcCoyMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoPattersonPlettPoirierRavaliaRichardsSeidmanSimonsSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallin—35

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBellemareBernardBoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCordyCormierDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisGalvezGoldHarderHartlingKlyneKutcherLovelace NicholasMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMunsonPatePetitclercPratteRinguetteSaint-GermainSinclairWoo—44

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

CoyleGagnéGriffinLankinMoncion—5

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.

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

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.

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Orders No. 3 and 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Bills – Reports of Committees

Orders No. 2 and 3 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Bills – Second Reading

Second reading of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families.

The Honourable Senator LaBoucane-Benson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Simons, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Simons moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Duncan, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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


Ordered, That motion No. 513 standing in the name of the Honourable Senator Andreychuk on the Notice Paper be brought forward.

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

That the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade be permitted, notwithstanding usual practices, to deposit with the Clerk of the Senate a report relating to its study on cultural diplomacy, if the Senate is not then sitting, and that the report be deemed to have been tabled in the Chamber.

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


Ordered, That Order No. 278 under GOVERNMENT BUSINESS, Motions, be brought forward.

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

That, when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Monday, June 10, 2019, at 6 p.m.;

That committees of the Senate scheduled to meet on that day be authorized to do so for the purpose of considering government business, even though the Senate may then be sitting, and that rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto;

That, notwithstanding any provision of the Rules, if a vote is deferred to that day, the bells for the vote ring at the start of Orders of the Day, for 15 minutes, with the vote to be held thereafter; and

That rule 3-3(1) be suspended on that day.

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


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 7:35 p.m., the Senate was continued until Monday, June 10, 2019, at 6 p.m.)

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

Report on the administration of student financial assistance programs for the loan year 2016-17, pursuant to the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, S.C. 1994, c. 28, sbs. 20(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3090.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator McInnis (June 6, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Brazeau replaced the Honourable Senator Kutcher (June 6, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Hartling replaced the Honourable Senator Cormier (June 6, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator McPhedran replaced the Honourable Senator Busson (June 6, 2019).

The Honourable Senator Pratte replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (Nova Scotia) (June 6, 2019).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) replaced the Honourable Senator Griffin (June 6, 2019).