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68 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2019, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 305 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuncanDupuisDyckEatonForestForest-NiesingFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSinclairSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuncanDupuisDyckEatonForestForest-NiesingFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMunsonNeufeldNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-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

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Annual Report of the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Lobbying Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.), s. 11.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3128.

Annual Reports of the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada for the period ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, s. 72, and to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, sbs. 20.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3129.

Annual Report of the Information Commissioner of Canada for the period ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. A-1, s. 38.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3130.

Reports of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, s. 72.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3131.

Report of the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, entitled Federal Program Spending on Housing Affordability, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3132.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., presented the following:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has the honour to present its

THIRTY-FIFTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill C-93, An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis, has, in obedience to the order of reference of Tuesday, June 11, 2019, examined the said bill and now reports the same without amendment but with certain observations, which are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

SERGE JOYAL

Chair

Observations

to the thirty-fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (Bill C-93)

Observation 1

The committee notes, as the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness acknowledged in his testimony, the need for broader reform to the criminal record system to ensure that no one is barred from accessing criminal records relief to which they are entitled simply because they lack legal or financial resources.

The committee also notes with concern the current barriers to obtaining a criminal record suspension, in particular relating to the cost and the complexity of the application process. The committee notes the negative impact such barriers have for successful community integration and public safety.

The committee calls on the government to accelerate reforms to the Criminal Records Act. In particular, it calls on the government to examine how best to improve co-ordination of the management of records across Canadian jurisdictions and to implement the necessary technological advances to allow for a more automated approach to criminal records relief that would not require an application process or fee.

Observation 2

The committee invites provinces that do not have laws proscribing discrimination on the basis of suspended criminal records to consider legislative amendments in that regard.

Observation 3

To help vulnerable and marginalized populations make use of the proposed measures contained in Bill C-93, the committee recommends that the government ensures that the bill’s implementation plan includes the development of awareness and information tools designed specifically for these groups, as well as measures to assist them in applying for a criminal record suspension. When developing these tools and measures, the committee recommends that the government collaborate with community organizations and considers factors such as theses groups’ limited access to social networks and traditional means of communication.

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

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Day tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Standing Committee Meeting, held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on March 23 and 24, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3133.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 2018 Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, held in Warsaw, Poland, from May 25 to 28, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3134.

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The Honourable Senator Mercer tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association respecting its bilateral visit to New Zealand and Samoa, held in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand, and Apia, Samoa, from March 1 to 10, 2019.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3135.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the International Executive Committee meeting, held in London, United Kingdom, from November 5 to 9, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3136.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the International Executive Committee meeting, held in Port Louis, Mauritius, from March 20 to 24, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3137.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare:

That the Senate do not insist on its amendments 1 and 2 to Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters, to which the House of Commons has disagreed; and

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

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

That the motion be not now adopted, but that it be amended:

1.by replacing the words “amendments 1 and 2” by the words “amendment 1”;

2.by deleting, in the English version, the word “and” at the end of the first paragraph; and

3.by replacing the second paragraph by the following:

“That the Senate insist on its amendment 2, to which the House of Commons has disagreed;

That, pursuant to rule 16-3, the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence be charged with drawing up the reasons for the Senate’s insistence on its amendment;

That the committee present its report with the reasons pursuant to this order no later than Friday, June 28, 2019; and

That once the reasons for the insistence have been agreed to by the Senate, a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house accordingly.”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleEatonHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWellsWhite—29

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldHarderHartlingJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMunsonPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSinclairVernerWoo—59

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Griffin—1

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare:

That the Senate do not insist on its amendments 1 and 2 to Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters, to which the House of Commons has disagreed; and

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

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBellemareBernardBlack (Ontario)BoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellChristmasCordyCormierCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingJoyalKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsVernerWallinWhiteWoo—64

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleEatonHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWells—27

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons in the following words:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

ORDERED,— That a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that, in relation to Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, the House:

agrees with amendments 1, 2, 4, 5(b), 6, 7, 8(b), 9, 10, 11, 13, 14(b), 15(a), (b) and (d), 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 made by the Senate;

respectfully disagrees with amendments 3 and 12 because the amendments seek to legislate matters which are beyond the policy intent of the bill, whose purpose is to make targeted amendments to the Act, notably to authorize the Information Commissioner to make orders for the release of records or with respect to other matters relating to requests, and to create a new Part of the Act providing for the proactive publication of information or materials related to the Senate, the House of Commons, parliamentary entities, ministers’ offices including the Prime Minister’s Office, government institutions, and institutions that support superior courts;

as a consequence of Senate amendment 4, proposes to add the following amendment:

1. New clause 6.2, page 4: Add the following after line 4:

“6.2 The portion of section 7 of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

7 Where access to a record is requested under this Act, the head of the government institution to which the request is made shall, subject to sections 8 and 9, within 30 days after the request is received,”.

proposes that amendment 5(a) be amended to read as follows:

“(a) on page 5, delete lines 31 to 36;

(a.1) on page 6, replace line 1 with the following:

“13 Section 30 of the Act is amended by adding the”;”;

as a consequence of Senate amendment 5(a), proposes to add the following amendments:

1.Clause 16, page 7: Replace line 37 with the following:

“any of paragraphs 30(1)(a) to (e), the Commissioner”.

2.Clause 19, page 11: Replace line 28 with the following:

“any of paragraphs 30(1)(a) to (e) and who receives a re-”.

proposes that amendment 8(a) be amended by deleting subsection (6);

proposes that amendment 14(a) be amended by replacing the text of the English version of the amendment with the following: “the publication may constitute a breach of parliamen-”;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 15(c) because providing the Information Commissioner with oversight over proactive publication by institutions supporting Parliament and the courts has the potential to infringe parliamentary privilege and judicial independence.

 ATTEST

Charles Robert

The Clerk of the House of Commons

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare, that the message be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.

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

Government Business

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

Consideration of the message from the House of Commons concerning Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence:

Monday, June 17, 2019

ORDERED,— That a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that, in relation to Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence, the House:

agrees with amendments 1(b), 1(c), 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15 made by the Senate;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 1(a) because it is contrary to the objective of the Act that its habitat provisions apply to all fish habitats throughout Canada;

proposes that amendment 3 be amended by deleting “guaranteed,” and, in the English version, by replacing the word “in” with the word “by”;

proposes that amendment 9 be amended by deleting section 35.11;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 11 because the amendment seeks to legislate in respect of third-party, or market-based, fish habitat banking, which is beyond the policy intent of the Bill that is to provide only for proponent-led fish habitat banking.

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

That, in relation to Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence, the Senate:

(a)agree to the amendments made by the House of Commons to its amendments; and

(b)do not insist on its amendments to which the House of Commons has disagreed; and

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

Debate.


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

The sitting resumed.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-102, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

Ordered, That the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading at the next sitting.


With leave of the Senate,

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

That, in accordance with rule 10-11(1), the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be authorized to examine the subject matter of Bill C-101, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, introduced in the House of Commons on June 5, 2019, in advance of the said bill coming before the Senate;

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be authorized to meet for the purposes of its study of the subject matter of Bill C-101 even though the Senate may then be sitting, with the application of rule 12-18(1) being suspended in relation thereto; and

That the committee submit its final report to the Senate no later than June 20, 2019.

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

Government Business

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare:

That, in relation to Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence, the Senate:

(a)agree to the amendments made by the House of Commons to its amendments; and

(b)do not insist on its amendments to which the House of Commons has disagreed; and

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

After debate,

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

Bills – Third Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Gold, seconded by the Honourable Senator Omidvar, for the third reading of Bill C-77, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

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

That Bill C-77 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended:

(a)on page 81, by adding the following after line 39:

“Review — Training Strategy

67.1 (1) No later than the first anniversary of the day on which this subsection comes into force, the Minister must prepare and implement a training strategy for military justice system participants that includes information in respect of the provisions of this Act and the needs of victims, in particular vulnerable victims and victims of sexual assault.

(2) No later than two years after the anniversary of the day on which this subsection comes into force, the Minister shall cause a report to be tabled in each House of Parliament that sets out

(a) the strategy developed by the Minister under subsection (1); and

(b) how the strategy ensures that military justice system participants receive appropriate training to understand the needs of victims.

(3) In this section, military justice system participant includes a person who is

(a) a member of the military police within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the National Defence Act;

(b) the Judge Advocate General;

(c) an officer or non-commissioned member who acts under the supervision of the Judge Advocate General; and

(d) a liaison officer named under subsection 71.16(1) of the National Defence Act as if section 7 of this Act were in force.”; and

(b)on page 82, in clause 68, by replacing line 2 with the following:

this Act, other than sections 63 to 67.1, come into”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleEatonHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWhite—31

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBellemareBernardBlack (Ontario)BoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCordyCormierCoyleDalphondDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DowneDuncanDupuisDyckForestForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSinclairWoo—55

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons in the following words:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

ORDERED,— That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that, in relation to 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, the House:

agrees with amendment 1 made by the Senate;

proposes that, as a consequence of Senate amendment 1, the following amendment be added:

“1.Clause 2, page 1: Add the following after line 15:

Indigenous peoples of Canada has the meaning assigned by the definition aboriginal peoples of Canada in subsection 35(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982. (peuples autochtones du Canada)”;

proposes that amendment 2 be amended by replacing the text of the amendment with the following:

“32 (1) During the fifth year after the day on which this section comes into force, a review of the provisions and operation of this Act must be undertaken by any committee of the Senate, of the House of Commons or of both Houses of Parliament that is designated or established for that purpose, including a review of the impact of this Act on the environment, on social and economic conditions and on the Indigenous peoples of Canada.

(2) The committee referred to in subsection (1) must submit a report of the results of the review to the Senate, the House of Commons or both Houses of Parliament, as the case may be, on any of the first 15 days on which the Senate or the House of Commons, as the case may be, is sitting after the report is completed.”.

 ATTEST

Charles Robert

The Clerk of the House of Commons

The Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bellemare, that the message be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration 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 Gold, seconded by the Honourable Senator Omidvar, for the third reading of Bill C-77, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Dagenais moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith:

That Bill C-77 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended, in clause 1, on page 1, by replacing lines 4 and 5 with the following:

1 The National Defence Act is amended by adding the following before the enacting clause:

Whereas crime has a harmful impact on victims and on society;

Whereas victims of crime and their families deserve to be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect, including respect for their dignity;

Whereas it is important that victims’ rights be considered throughout the military justice system;

Whereas victims of crime have rights that are guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;

Whereas consideration of the rights of victims of crime is in the interest of the proper administration of justice;

Whereas the federal, provincial and territorial governments endorsed, in 1988, the Canadian Statement of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and, in 2003, the Canadian Statement of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime, 2003;

1.1 The heading before section 2 of the French version of the Act is replaced by”.

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleEatonHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWellsWhite—28

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBellemareBernardBlack (Ontario)BoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCordyCormierCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinMarwahMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSinclairWoo—55

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Wallin—1

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Gold, seconded by the Honourable Senator Omidvar, for the 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 question being put on the motion, it was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBellemareBernardBlack (Ontario)BoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCordyCormierCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinMarwahMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMiville-DechêneMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSinclairWoo—55

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleEatonHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNeufeldNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWellsWhite—27

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

RichardsWallin—2

Accordingly, Bill C-77 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.

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Third reading of 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.

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

After debate,

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

The bill 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, without amendment.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Boyer, seconded by the Honourable Senator Francis, for the third reading of Bill C-84, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting).

After debate,

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

The bill 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, without amendment.

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Order No. 4 was called and postponed until the next sitting.


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 11:56 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)

Annual Report on the National Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias for 2019, pursuant to the National Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Act, S.C. 2017, c. 19, s. 5.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-3127.


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Petitclerc replaced the Honourable Senator Cormier (June 18, 2019).