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70 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2021, Canada

2nd Session, 43rd Parliament

Issue 46 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauBussonCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithStewart OlsenTannasVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBrazeauBussonCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithStewart OlsenTannasVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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

SPEAKER'S STATEMENT

Honourable senators, let us take a moment to reflect upon the tragic attack that took place in London, Ontario, this past Sunday, and that claimed the lives of four individuals, and left a young nine-year old family member seriously injured.

I know all senators will join with me to stand together in solidarity with the Muslim community against such acts of hate. We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who have died, and we wish a swift recovery to the young boy injured in this atrocity.

I now invite all honourable senators to rise and observe one minute of silence in memory of the victims.

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The Senate observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the attack in London, Ontario.

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Wetston presented the following:

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce has the honour to present its

THIRD REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill C-218, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting), has, in obedience to the order of reference of May 25, 2021, examined the said bill and now reports the same without amendment but with certain observations, which are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

HOWARD WETSTON

Chair

Observations to the third report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce (Bill C-218)

Observation 1

The committee strongly encourages the federal government to sign the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions in order to align with international practices on combatting match fixing, and to work with the provinces and territories – which have jurisdiction over gaming – in this regard.

Observation 2

The committee is of the opinion that, where appropriate, provinces and territories should work with First Nations and relevant groups on agreements related to gaming.

The Honourable Senator Wells moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin, 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 Wells, Chair of the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight, presented the fifth report of the committee, entitled Nomination of External Members.

(The report is printed as an appendix at pages 665-679 (available in print format PDF).)

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


At 2:40 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:56 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

Ordered: That the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight, entitled Nomination of External Members, be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration later this day at the start of Orders of the Day.

Government Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

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

That, notwithstanding any provisions of the Rules, usual practice or previous order, when the Senate sits on Thursday, June 10, 2021:

1.the Senate resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole at the start of Orders of the Day to consider the subject matter of Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call to action number 94), as well as other matters related to the responsibilities of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, with any proceedings then before the Senate being interrupted until the end of Committee of the Whole, which shall last a maximum of 95 minutes;

2.the Committee of the Whole on the subject matter of Bill C-8 and other matters receive the Honourable Marco Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, accompanied by at most four officials;

3.the witness’s introductory remarks last a maximum total of five minutes; and

4.if a senator does not use the entire period of 10 minutes for debate provided under rule 12-32(3)(d), including the responses of the witnesses, that senator may yield the balance of time to another senator.

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

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association, 19th Annual Parliamentary Transatlantic Forum, Washington, D.C., United States of America, from December 9 to 11, 2019.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-892.

Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Cordy moved, seconded by the Honourable Senators Gold, P.C., Plett, Tannas and Woo:

That, notwithstanding rule 12-3(2)(g), the Honourable Senator Klyne be appointed to serve on the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight, in addition to the members already appointed or to be appointed.

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

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Other Business

Reports of Committees – Other

Consideration of the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight, entitled Nomination of External Members, presented in the Senate on June 8, 2021.

The Honourable Senator Wells moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin, that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

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

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Second reading of Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call to action number 94).

The Honourable Senator Anderson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Anderson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo, 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.

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

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

Inquiries

Orders No. 1 and 2 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Other Business

Commons Public Bills – Third Reading

Third reading of Bill C-210, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (organ and tissue donors).

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

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.

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Moncion, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo, for the second reading of Bill S-202, An Act to amend the Assisted Human Reproduction Act.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Plett, 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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Order No. 3 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator McPhedran, seconded by the Honourable Senator Loffreda, for the second reading of Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Regulation Adapting the Canada Elections Act for the Purposes of a Referendum (voting age).

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Wells, seconded by the Honourable Senator Plett:

That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following therefor:

“Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Regulation Adapting the Canada Elections Act for the Purposes of a Referendum (voting age), be not now read a second time because a proposal which so fundamentally impacts the conduct of elections in this country, specifically the qualifications of electors, should more properly be introduced first in the elected chamber, namely the House of Commons.”

After debate,

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

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAtaullahjanBattersBoisvenuCarignanFrumHousakosMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMocklerNgoOhPattersonPlettRichardsSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenWallinWells—22

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Ontario)BonifaceBoveyBrazeauBussonCordyCormierCotterCoyleDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanForestForest-NiesingFrancisGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMoncionMoodieMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsTannasWetstonWhiteWoo—51

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

DagenaisDupuis—2


Pursuant to rule 3-3(1) and the orders adopted by the Senate on October 27, 2020, and December 17, 2020, the Speaker left the Chair to resume the same at 7 p.m.

The sitting resumed.

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator McPhedran, seconded by the Honourable Senator Loffreda, for the second reading of Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Regulation Adapting the Canada Elections Act for the Purposes of a Referendum (voting age).

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Wells, seconded by the Honourable Senator Plett:

That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following therefor:

“Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Regulation Adapting the Canada Elections Act for the Purposes of a Referendum (voting age), be not now read a second time because a proposal which so fundamentally impacts the conduct of elections in this country, specifically the qualifications of electors, should more properly be introduced first in the elected chamber, namely the House of Commons.”

The question was put on the motion in amendment.

Pursuant to rule 9-10(2) and the orders adopted by the Senate on October 27, 2020, and December 17, 2020, the standing vote was deferred until Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 3:30 p.m., with the bells to sound at 3:15 p.m., for fifteen minutes.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Moodie, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mégie, for the second reading of Bill S-210, An Act to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Youth in Canada.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Duncan moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo, 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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Orders No. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator McCallum, seconded by the Honourable Senator Galvez, for the second reading of Bill S-227, An Act respecting a National Ribbon Skirt Day.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Duncan moved, for the Honourable Senator Forest-Niesing, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo, 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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Order No. 15 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Boniface, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo, for the second reading of Bill S-229, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy for the decriminalization of illegal substances, to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Seidman, 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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Orders No. 17, 18, 19 and 20 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

Second reading of Bill C-204, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (final disposal of plastic waste).

The Honourable Senator Frum moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Galvez moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dean, 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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Second reading of Bill C-237, An Act to establish a national framework for diabetes.

The Honourable Senator Mégie moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Mégie moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology.

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

Reports of Committees – Other

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Wells, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin, for the adoption of the fourth report (interim) of the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight, entitled Intersessional Authority, presented in the Senate on June 1, 2021.

After debate,

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

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Order No. 15 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

Orders No. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 31, 39, 41, 43, 64, 65 and 69 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator McPhedran, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo:

That, in relation to Senator Leila M. de Lima, an incumbent senator of the Republic of the Philippines, who was arrested and has been arbitrarily detained since February 24, 2017, on politically motivated illegal drug trading charges filed against her by the Duterte government, and who continues to be detained without bail, despite the lack of any material evidence presented by the Philippine government prosecutors, the Senate:

(a)condemn the Philippine government’s unjust and arbitrary detention of Senator Leila M. de Lima;

(b)urge the Philippine government to immediately release Senator de Lima, drop all charges against her, remove restrictions on her personal and work conditions and allow her to fully discharge her legislative mandate;

(c)call on the government of Canada to invoke sanctions pursuant to the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) against all Philippine government officials complicit in the jailing of Senator de Lima;

(d)call on the Philippine government to recognize the primacy of human rights and the rule of law, as well as the importance of human rights defenders and their work and allow them to operate freely without fear of reprisal; and

(e)urge other parliamentarians and governments globally to likewise pressure the Duterte government to protect, promote and uphold human rights and the rule of law as essential pillars of a free and functioning democratic society in the Philippines.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Dalphond 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 on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Ontario)BonifaceBoveyBussonCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDeacon (Nova Scotia)DeanDuncanDupuisForestFrancisGagnéGoldGriffinHarderKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaMassicotteMégieMercerMoncionPetitclercRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainWetstonWhiteWoo—37

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BattersBoisvenuCarignanDowneForest-NiesingFrumHousakosMacDonaldManningMartinMcPhedranMiville-DechêneMocklerOmidvarPatePattersonPlettSeidmanSimonsSmithStewart OlsenTannas—22

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

DawsonGalvezMcCallum—3

Motions

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Housakos, seconded by the Honourable Senator McPhedran:

That,

(a)in the opinion of the Senate, the People’s Republic of China has engaged in actions consistent with the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 260, commonly known as the “Genocide Convention”, including detention camps and measures intended to prevent births as it pertains to Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims; and

(b)given that (i) where possible, it has been the policy of the Government of Canada to act in concert with its allies when it comes to the recognition of a genocide, (ii) there is a bipartisan consensus in the United States where it has been the position of two consecutive administrations that Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims are being subjected to a genocide by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Senate, therefore, recognize that a genocide is currently being carried out by the People’s Republic of China against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims, call upon the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Olympic Games if the Chinese government continues this genocide and call on the government to officially adopt this position; and

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

The Honourable Senator Woo moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Saint-Germain, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Forest-Niesing, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo:

That the Senate:

1.express its concern about the closure at Laurentian University in Sudbury, of 58 undergraduate programs and 11 graduate programs, including 28 French-language programs, representing 58% of its French-language programs, and the dismissal of 110 professors, nearly half of whom are French speaking;

2.reiterate its solidarity with the Franco-Ontarian community;

3.recall the essential role of higher education in French for the vitality of the Franco-Canadian and Acadian communities and the responsibility to defend and promote linguistic rights, as expressed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Official Languages Act; and

4.urge the government of Canada to take all necessary steps, in accordance with its jurisdiction, to ensure the vitality and development of official language minority communities.

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

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

Inquiries

Orders No. 1, 2, 5, 7, 9 10 and 12 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Tannas moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Downe:

That, notwithstanding any provision of the Rules, previous order or usual practice:

1.except as provided in this order, the question not be put on the motion for third reading of a government bill unless the orders for resuming debate at second and third reading have, together, been called at least three times, in addition to the sittings at which the motions for second and third readings were moved;

2.when a government bill has been read a first time, and before a motion is moved to set the date for second reading, the Leader of the Government in the Senate or the Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate may, without notice, move that the bill be deemed an urgent matter, and that the provisions of paragraph 1 of this order not apply to proceedings on the bill;

3.when a motion has been moved pursuant to paragraph 2 of this order, the following provisions apply:

(a)the debate shall only deal with whether the bill should be deemed an urgent matter or not;

(b)the debate shall not be adjourned;

(c)the debate shall last a maximum of 20 minutes;

(d)no senator shall speak for more than 5 minutes;

(e)no senators shall speak more than once;

(f)the debate shall not be interrupted for any purpose, except for the reading of a message from the Crown or an event announced in such a message;

(g)the debate may continue beyond the ordinary time of adjournment, if necessary, until the conclusion of the debate and consequential business;

(h)the time taken in debate and for any vote shall not count as part of Routine Proceedings;

(i)no amendment or other motion shall be received, except a motion that a certain senator be now heard or do now speak;

(j)when debate concludes or the time for debate expires, the Speaker shall put the question; and

(k)any standing vote requested shall not be deferred, and the bells shall ring for only 15 minutes.

The Honourable Senator Tannas moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Downe, 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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Order No. 81 was withdrawn pursuant to rule 5-10(2).

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The Honourable Senator Bernard moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dalphond:

That the Senate recognize:

(a)that the British Parliament abolished slavery in the British Empire as of August 1, 1834;

(b)that slavery existed in British North America prior to its abolition in 1834;

(c)that abolitionists and others who struggled against slavery, including those who arrived in Upper and Lower Canada by the Underground Railroad, have historically celebrated August 1 as Emancipation Day;

(d)that the Government of Canada announced on January 30, 2018, that it would officially recognize the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent to highlight the important contributions that people of African descent have made to Canadian society, and to provide a platform for confronting anti-Black racism; and

(e)the heritage of Canada’s people of African descent and the contributions they have made and continue to make to Canada; and

That, in the opinion of the Senate, the government should designate August 1 of every year as “Emancipation Day” in Canada.

Debate.

ADJOURNMENT

At 9 p.m., pursuant to the orders adopted by the Senate on October 27, 2020, and December 17, 2020, 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 amended Corporate Plan for 2021-25 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2021 of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-880.

Report on investigative hearings and recognizance with conditions from July 15, 2019 to July 14, 2020, pursuant to the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, sbs. 83.31(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-881.

Report on the use of arrests without warrant from July 15, 2019 to July 14, 2020, pursuant to the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, sbs. 83.31(3).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-882.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2021-25 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2021 of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-883.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2021-25 of the Pacific Pilotage Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-884.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2021-25 of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-885.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2021-25 of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-886.

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated for 2020 to 2023, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-887.

Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2021-419, P.C. 2021-420 and P.C. 2021-421 concerning minimizing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in Canada, pursuant to the Quarantine Act, S.C. 2005, c. 20, sbs. 61(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-888.

Fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, entitled The subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36 of Part 4 of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on June 7, 2021, pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on May 4, 2021.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-889S.

(Pursuant to the order adopted May 4, 2021, the report was deemed referred to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance and placed on Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.)

Report of the National Film Board, together with the Auditor General’s Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the National Film Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-8, sbs. 20(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-890.

Interim Order Respecting Ultraviolet Radiation-emitting Devices and Ozone-generating Devices, pursuant to the Pest Control Products Act, S.C. 2002, c. 28, ss. 67.1(6) and (7).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-891.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Senator Hartling replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) (June 7, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) replaced the Honourable Senator Hartling (June 4, 2021).

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Forest replaced the Honourable Senator Miville-Dechêne (June 8, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Loffreda replaced the Honourable Senator Mégie (June 8, 2021).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Dagenais replaced the Honourable Senator Verner, P.C. (June 8, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Anderson replaced the Honourable Senator Bovey (June 8, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Bovey replaced the Honourable Senator Anderson (June 7, 2021).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (June 8, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Omidvar replaced the Honourable Senator Saint-Germain (June 8, 2021).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Miville-Dechêne replaced the Honourable Senator Simons (June 8, 2021).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Galvez replaced the Honourable Senator Pate (June 8, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Pate replaced the Honourable Senator Galvez (June 7, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Moncion replaced the Honourable Senator Boehm (June 7, 2021).

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Omidvar (June 4, 2021).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Forest-Niesing replaced the Honourable Senator Keating (June 4, 2021).