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70 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2021, Canada

2nd Session, 43rd Parliament

Issue 52 (Unrevised)

Monday, June 21, 2021
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestForest-NiesingFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithTannasVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestForest-NiesingFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithTannasVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Report of the Parliamentary Delegation of the Senate, led by the Speaker of the Senate, that travelled to the Democratic Republic of Nepal and the Republic of India, from February 10 to 14, 2020.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-941S.

Introduction and First Reading of Government Bills

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-33, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, 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.

o o o

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-34, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, 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.

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Report of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association, Second Part of the 2021 Ordinary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, by videoconference, from April 19 to 22, 2021.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-942.

Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

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

That, notwithstanding any provision of the Rules, previous order or usual practice, when the Senate sits today, the sitting continue beyond the end of Government Business, and the Senate adjourn at the earlier of the end of business for the day or 9 p.m., unless earlier adjourned by motion.

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 – Second Reading

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

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Second reading of Bill C-33, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022.

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.

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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Second reading of Bill C-34, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022.

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.

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.

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.

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

Third reading of Bill S-230, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (granting citizenship to certain Canadians).

The Honourable Senator Martin 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.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed this bill, to which it desires its concurrence.

Commons Public Bills – Third 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 Wells, seconded by the Honourable Senator Plett, for the third reading of Bill C-218, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting).

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator McCallum, seconded by the Honourable Senator Duncan:

That Bill C-218 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended in clause 2, on page 1, by replacing line 5 with the following:

2 (1) Subsection 207(1) of the Criminal Code is amended by adding the following after paragraph (a):

(a.1) for an Indigenous council, government or other entity that is authorized to act on behalf of an Indigenous group, community or people that holds rights recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 to conduct and manage a lottery scheme under an agreement or arrangement with the Government of Canada;

(2) Paragraph 207(4)(b) of the Act is re-”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBernardBonifaceBoveyCordyCoyleDowneForestForest-NiesingFrancisHartlingKutcherLovelace NicholasMcCallumMcPhedranMercerMiville-DechêneOmidvarPateSimonsWhite—21

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBellemareBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoehmBussonCarignanChristmasCotterDagenaisDaskoDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DuncanGalvezGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosLankinLoffredaMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMégieMocklerMunsonNgoOhPetitclercPlettRavaliaSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithTannasWallinWellsWetstonWoo—43

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

BoisvenuBoyerBrazeauCormierDalphondDeanDupuisGagnéGoldLaBoucane-BensonMoncionMoodiePatterson—13

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Wells, seconded by the Honourable Senator Plett, for the third reading of Bill C-218, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting).

After debate,

The question was put on the motion.

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 Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 3:30 p.m., with the bells to sound at 3:15 p.m., for fifteen minutes.

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Third reading of Bill C-220, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (bereavement leave).

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

Debate.


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.

WRITTEN DECLARATION OF ROYAL ASSENT

At 7 p.m., the Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the following communication had been received:

RIDEAU HALL

June 21, 2021

Mr. Speaker,

I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, Administrator of the Government of Canada, signified royal assent by written declaration to the bills listed in the Schedule to this letter on the 21st day of June, 2021, at 6:35 p.m.

Yours sincerely,

Ian McCowan

Secretary to the Governor General

The Honourable

The Speaker of the Senate

Ottawa

Schedule

Bills Assented To

Monday, June 21, 2021

An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (organ and tissue donors) (Bill C-210, Chapter 12, 2021)

An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call to action number 94) (Bill C-8, Chapter 13, 2021)

An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Bill C-15, Chapter 14, 2021)

An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022 (Bill C-33, Chapter 15, 2021)

An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022 (Bill C-34, Chapter 16, 2021)

Other Business

Commons Public Bills – Third Reading

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Seidman, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin, for the third reading of Bill C-220, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (bereavement leave).

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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Third reading of Bill C-228, An Act to establish a federal framework to reduce recidivism.

The Honourable Senator Plett moved, for the Honourable Senator Martin, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo, 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.

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Third 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 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 – Reports of Committees

Consideration of the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (Bill S-203, An Act to restrict young persons’ online access to sexually explicit material, with amendments), presented in the Senate on June 15, 2021.

The Honourable Senator Campbell moved, for the Honourable Senator Jaffer, seconded by the Honourable Senator Black (Ontario), that the report be adopted.

After debate,

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

The Honourable Senator Miville-Dechêne moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Woo, that the bill, as amended, 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.

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1, 2 and 3 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 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).

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Plett moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin, 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. 5, 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 question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator McCallum moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Galvez, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples.

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

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Orders No. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Second reading of Bill S-235, An Act to amend the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (posting of information about the victim).

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

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Duncan moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Galvez, 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. 22 and 23 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills – Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Frum, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin, for the second reading of Bill C-204, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (final disposal of plastic waste).

Debate.

ADJOURNMENT

At 9 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate earlier today, the Senate adjourned until 2 p.m., tomorrow.

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

Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2021-461 dated June 1, 2021, concerning the Order Repealing the United States Surtax Order (Aluminum 2020), pursuant to the Customs Tariff, S.C. 1997, c. 36, sbs. 53(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-934.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2021-25 of Destination Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-935.

Report of the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Accessible Canada Act, S.C. 2019, c. 10, sbs. 36(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-936.

Report of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Patent Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-4, s. 26.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-937.

Charter Statement prepared by the Minister of Justice in relation to Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Judges Act.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-938.

Charter Statement prepared by the Minister of Justice in relation to Bill C-33, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-939.

Charter Statement prepared by the Minister of Justice in relation to Bill C-34, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022.—Sessional Paper No. 2/43-940.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The Honourable Senator Saint-Germain replaced the Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C. (June 18, 2021).