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70 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2021, Canada

1st Session, 44th Parliament

Issue 14 (Unrevised)

Friday, December 17, 2021
10 a.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonArnotAtaullahjanAudetteBattersBellemareBlackBoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancisFureyGagnéGerbaGignacGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPoirierQuinnRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSmithSorensenTannasVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWooYussuff

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonArnotAtaullahjanAudetteBattersBellemareBlackBoehmBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancisFureyGagnéGerbaGignacGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPoirierQuinnRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSmithSorensenTannasVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWooYussuff

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

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

Second reading of Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code.

The Honourable Senator Yussuff moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dasko, 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.

With leave of the Senate,

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

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator White moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Black:

That Bill C-3 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended in clause 2, on page 1, by replacing line 11 with the following:

423.2 (1) Every person commits an offence who, in any place, en-”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersBlackBoisvenuCampbellCarignanDowneGreeneGriffinHousakosKutcherMacDonaldMartinMocklerOhPattersonPoirierQuinnSmithTannasVernerWallinWellsWhite—24

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonArnotAudetteBellemareBoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDalphondDaskoDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDuncanDupuisFrancisGagnéGerbaGignacGoldHarderHartlingJafferKlyneLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaMarwahMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneOmidvarPatePetitclercRinguetteSaint-GermainWetstonWooYussuff—47

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Yussuff, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dasko, for the third reading of Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code.

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.


Ordered: That the sitting be suspended to await the announcement of Royal Assent, to reassemble at the call of the chair with a five minute bell, with the sitting going beyond 4 p.m. if required.

(Accordingly, at 3:16 p.m., the sitting was suspended.)

At 3:49 p.m., the sitting resumed.

WRITTEN DECLARATION OF ROYAL ASSENT

At 3:49 p.m., the Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the following communication had been received:

RIDEAU HALL

December 17, 2021

Mr. Speaker,

I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable Mary May Simon, Governor General of Canada, signified royal assent by written declaration to the bills listed in the Schedule to this letter on the 17th day of December, 2021, at 3:24 p.m.

Yours sincerely,

Ian McCowan

Secretary to the Governor General and Herald Chancellor

The Honourable

The Speaker of the Senate

Ottawa

Schedule

Bills Assented To

Friday, December 17, 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-6, Chapter 25, 2021)

An Act to provide further support in response to COVID-19 (Bill C-2, Chapter 26, 2021)

An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code (Bill C-3, Chapter 27, 2021)


With leave of the Senate,

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

That, when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 2 p.m.

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

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 3:54 p.m., the Senate was continued until Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 2 p.m.)

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Senator McPhedran was added to the membership (December 17, 2021).