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70 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2021, Canada

2nd Session, 43rd Parliament

Issue 50 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithStewart OlsenTannasVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestForest-NiesingFrancisFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-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

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Marwah, Chair of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration, tabled the sixth report of the committee, entitled Annual Report on Parliamentary Associations’ Activities and Expenditures for 2020-21.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-926S.

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The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, tabled the fourth report (interim) of the committee, entitled Human Rights of Federally-Sentenced Persons.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-927S.

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin, 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.

Government Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

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

That, notwithstanding any provision of the Rules, previous order or usual practice, when the Senate sits today, it continue beyond 4 p.m., and adjourn at the end of Government Business, unless earlier adjourned by motion.

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

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Downe tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly respecting its participation at the 18th Autumn Meeting, held in Marrakesh, Morocco, from October 4 to 6, 2019.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-928.

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly respecting its participation at the 19th Winter Meeting, held in Vienna, Austria, on February 20 and 21, 2020.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-929.

Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Petitclerc moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Saint-Germain:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology be authorized to meet on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 4 p.m., even though the Senate may then be sitting and that rule 12-18(1) be suspended in relation thereto.

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

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 LaBoucane-Benson, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., for the third reading of Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBellemareBernardBlack (Ontario)BoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellChristmasCordyCormierCotterCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestForest-NiesingFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingJafferKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaLovelace NicholasMarwahMassicotteMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMoncionMoodiePatePetitclercRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSmithTannasVernerWallinWetstonWhiteWoo—61

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BattersBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisHousakosMacDonaldMartinMcCallumPlettRichards—10

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBlack (Alberta)ManningMarshallMocklerNgoPattersonSeidmanStewart Olsen—9

Accordingly, Bill C-15 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.

Bills – Second Reading

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

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 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.

ADJOURNMENT

At 5:10 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate earlier today, the Senate adjourned until 2 p.m., tomorrow.

DECLARATIONS OF PRIVATE INTERESTS

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 Cotter, respecting Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Judges Act, by written declaration.

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

Report of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, together with the Auditors’ Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act, S.C. 1999, c. 34, sbs. 48(3).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-923.

Fourteenth Annual Report of the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, S.C. 2005, c. 46, sbs. 38(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-924.

Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled 2020–21 Report on the Activities of the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-925.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Plett replaced the Honourable Senator Smith (June 16, 2021).

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen (June 16, 2021).

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen replaced the Honourable Senator Wells (June 16, 2021).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Seidman replaced the Honourable Senator Wells (June 16, 2021).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan replaced the Honourable Senator Mockler (June 16, 2021).