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Journals of the Senate

71 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2022, Canada

1st Session, 44th Parliament

Issue 25 (Unrevised)

Friday, March 4, 2022
10 a.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonArnotAtaullahjanAudetteBellemareBernardBlackBoehmBoisvenuBoveyBoyerBrazeauCampbellCarignanClementCordyCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMoncionMoodieOhPatePoirierQuinnRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithSorensenTannasWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWooYussuff

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonArnotAtaullahjanAudetteBellemareBernardBlackBoehmBoisvenuBoveyBoyerBrazeauCampbellCarignanClementCordyCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMoncionMoodieOhPatePoirierQuinnRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithSorensenTannasWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWooYussuff

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.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

Third reading of Bill C-10, An Act respecting certain measures related to COVID-19.

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

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Seidman moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells:

That Bill C-10 be not now read a third time, but that it be amended on page 1 by adding the following after line 13:

3 (1) No later than 10 sitting days after the conclusion of every three-month period that begins on the day on which this Act receives royal assent, the Minister of Health must cause to be tabled in each House of Parliament a report in relation to the preceding three-month period that specifies

(a) the details of payments made under section 1, including the recipient of each payment;

(b) the details of transfers made under section 2, including the recipient of each transfer;

(c) in relation to payments and transfers under this Act,

(i) the number of tests purchased and the sources of those tests, and

(ii) the number of tests distributed, broken down by province and territory; and

(d) an evaluation of the effectiveness of the payments and transfers made under this Act on Canada’s response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

(2) Despite subsection (1), the Minister of Health is not required to table a report under that subsection in relation to a three-month period during which no payments or transfers were made under this Act.

(3) The first report prepared under subsection (1) must also include the information in paragraph 3(1)(a) and subparagraphs 3(1)(c)(i) and (ii) in relation to payments made under section 1 in the period between January 1, 2022, and the day on which this Act receives royal assent.”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBlackBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisHousakosOhPoirierQuinnSeidmanSmithWells—12

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonArnotAudetteBellemareBernardBoehmBoveyBoyerBrazeauCampbellClementCordyDaskoDawsonDeanDowneDupuisForestFrancisGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneGriffinHarderJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaLovelace NicholasMarwahMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMercerMiville-DechêneMoncionMoodiePateRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSorensenTannasWetstonWooYussuff—52

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator LaBoucane-Benson, for the third reading of Bill C-10, An Act respecting certain measures related to COVID-19.

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.

Bills – Second Reading

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

Motions

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

o o o

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, March 22, 2022, at 2 p.m.

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


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.

At 12:03 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:45 p.m., the sitting resumed.

WRITTEN DECLARATION OF ROYAL ASSENT

At 12:45 p.m., the Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the following communication had been received:

RIDEAU HALL

March 4, 2022

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 bill listed in the Schedule to this letter on the 4th day of March, 2022, at 12:20 p.m.

Yours sincerely,

Ian McCowan

Secretary to the Governor General and Herald Chancellor

The Honourable

The Speaker of the Senate

Ottawa

Schedule

Bill Assented To

Friday, March 4, 2022

An Act respecting certain measures related to COVID-19 (Bill C-10, Chapter 2, 2022)

Government Business

Inquiries

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 12:47 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on November 25, 2021, the Senate adjourned until Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 2 p.m.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Special Joint Committee on the Declaration of Emergency

The Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., was added to the membership (March 4, 2022).

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