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69 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2020, Canada

1st Session, 43rd Parliament

Issue 17 (Unrevised)

Friday, March 13, 2020
11 a.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBoehmBoisvenuBoveyBoyerCampbellCordyCormierDalphondDeacon (Nova Scotia)DeanForest-NiesingFureyGagnéGoldHarderJafferKeatingKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMartinMoncionMunsonNgoPatePlettRinguetteSeidmanSmithTannasVernerWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBoehmBoisvenuBoveyBoyerCampbellCordyCormierDalphondDeacon (Nova Scotia)DeanForest-NiesingFureyGagnéGoldHarderJafferKeatingKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMartinMoncionMunsonNgoPatePlettRinguetteSeidmanSmithTannasVernerWhiteWoo

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.

(Pursuant to rule 3-6(1) the Senate was recalled to sit this date, rather than March 24, 2020, as previously ordered.)

PRAYERS

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Gagné moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C.:

That, notwithstanding rule 3-4, the sitting continue beyond the ordinary time of adjournment today; and

That rule 3-3(1) be suspended today.

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

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With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Gagné moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C.:

That, notwithstanding rules 6-1 and 9-8(1)(b), senators may speak or vote from a seat other than their assigned places during today’s sitting.

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

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Introduction and First Reading of Government Bills

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading later this day.

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

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A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-10, 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.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading later this day.

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

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A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-11, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading later this day.

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

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A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (special warrant), to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading later this day.

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

Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Munson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy:

That the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration have the power to meet, even though the Senate may then be adjourned, and that rule 12-18(2) be suspended in relation thereto.

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

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

Second reading of Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States.

The Honourable Senator Boehm moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., that the bill be read the second time.

Debate.

DECLARATION OF PRIVATE INTEREST

Pursuant to rule 15-7(1) and subsection 12(1) of the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators, a declaration of private interest was made as follows:

The Honourable Senator Tannas, respecting Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States, by oral declaration.

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Boehm, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., for the second reading of Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

With leave of the Senate,

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

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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Second reading of Bill C-10, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020.

The Honourable Senator Gagné moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., that the bill be read the second time.

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

The bill was then read the second time.

With leave of the Senate,

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

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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Second reading of Bill C-11, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.

The Honourable Senator Gagné moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., that the bill be read the second time.

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

The bill was then read the second time.

With leave of the Senate,

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

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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Second reading of Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (special warrant).

The Honourable Senator Gagné moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., that the bill be read the second time.

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

The bill was then read the second time.

Third reading of Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (special warrant).

With leave of the Senate,

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

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.


With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Gagné moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C.:

That the sitting be suspended to await the announcement of Royal Assent, to reassemble at the call of the chair with a 15-minute bell.

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

(Accordingly, at 11:42 a.m., the sitting was suspended.)

At 1 p.m., the sitting resumed.

WRITTEN DECLARATION OF ROYAL ASSENT

At 1:01 p.m., the Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the following communication had been received:

RIDEAU HALL

March 13, 2020

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, signified royal assent by written declaration to the bills listed in the Schedule to this letter on the 13th day of March, 2020, at 12:14 p.m.

Yours sincerely,

Assunta Di Lorenzo

Secretary to the Governor General and Herald Chancellor

The Honourable

The Speaker of the Senate

Ottawa

Schedule

Bills Assented To

Friday, March 13, 2020

An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States (Bill C-4, Chapter 1, 2020)

An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 (Bill C-10, Chapter 2, 2020)

An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 (Bill C-11, Chapter 3, 2020)

An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (special warrant) (Bill C-12, Chapter 4, 2020)


With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Woo moved, seconded by the Honourable Senators Plett and Tannas:

That any special warrant issued under the provisions the Financial Administration Act may be deposited with the Clerk of the Senate during any period that the Senate is adjourned; and

That any special warrant issued under the provisions of the Financial Administration Act and deposited with the Clerk of the Senate be referred to the Standing Committee on National Finance, when and if the committee is formed, if it is not then properly constituted.

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

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With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Gagné moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C.:

That, when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 2 p.m.

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

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Gagné moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C.:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 1:06 p.m., the Senate was continued until Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 2 p.m.)

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

Annual Report of the Specific Claims Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Specific Claims Tribunal Act, S.C. 2008, c. 22, s. 40(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/43-383.

Service Fees Report of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for 2018-19, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20.—Sessional Paper No. 1/43-384.

Report of the British Columbia Treaty Commission, together with the Auditors’ Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the British Columbia Treaty Commission Act, S.C. 1995, c. 45, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/43-385.