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71 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2022, Canada

1st Session, 44th Parliament

Issue 43 (Unrevised)

Thursday, May 12, 2022
2 p.m.

The Honourable PIERRETTE RINGUETTE, Speaker pro tempore


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonArnotAtaullahjanAudetteBattersBellemareBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancisGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierQuinnRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithSorensenTannasWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWooYussuff

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonArnotAtaullahjanAudetteBattersBellemareBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancis*FureyGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierQuinnRinguetteSaint-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.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Public Bills

The Honourable Senator Martin introduced Bill S-245, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (granting citizenship to certain Canadians).

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Plett, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading two days hence.

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

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Forest tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Branch of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie, 40th Ministerial Conference of the Francophonie and Working Meetings, Paris, France, March 14 to 18, 2022.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-792.

Report of the Canadian Branch of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie, Conference of Branch Chairs of the Americas Region, by videoconference, April 4, 2022.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-793.

Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Mockler moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Plett:

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be authorized to meet on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 4 p.m., for the purpose of its study of Bill C-8, An Act to implement certain provisions of the economic and fiscal update tabled in Parliament on December 14, 2021 and other measures, 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

Motions

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

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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, May 17, 2022, at 2 p.m.

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

Inquiries

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

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Housakos, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald, for the third reading of Bill S-203, An Act respecting a federal framework on autism spectrum disorder, as amended.

After debate,

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

The bill, as amended, 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.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mégie, seconded by the Honourable Senator Audette, for the third reading of Bill S-209, An Act respecting Pandemic Observance Day, as amended.

After debate,

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

The bill, as amended, 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.

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Order No. 3 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Third reading of Bill S-222, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood), as amended.

The Honourable Senator Quinn moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator White, that the bill, as amended, be read for a third time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, 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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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Black, seconded by the Honourable Senator Downe, for the third reading of Bill S-227, An Act to establish Food Day in Canada.

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.

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells, for the second reading of Bill S-231, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Criminal Records Act, the National Defence Act and the DNA Identification Act.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Duncan 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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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Boniface, seconded by the Honourable Senator Hartling, for the second reading of Bill S-232, 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 Duncan moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Petitclerc, 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. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Galvez, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gignac, for the second reading of Bill S-243, An Act to enact the Climate-Aligned Finance Act and to make related 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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Order No. 26 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees – Other

Resuming debate on the consideration of the second report (interim) of the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament, entitled Use of displays, exhibits and props in Senate proceedings, tabled in the Senate on April 5, 2022.

Debate concluded.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Bellemare, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercer, for the adoption of the third report (interim) of the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament, entitled Amendments to the Rules — Committee mandates, presented in the Senate on April 6, 2022.

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

Motions

Orders No. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 were 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 Pate:

That the Senate recognize that, each year, thousands of Canadians are called to jury duty and contribute to the Canadian justice system; and

That the Senate call upon the Government of Canada to designate the second week of May in each year as Jury Appreciation Week in Canada, to encourage those Canadians who provide this public service and to recognize their civic duty.

After debate,

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator McCallum, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dean:

That the Senate of Canada:

(a)acknowledge that racism, in all its forms, was a cornerstone upon which the residential school system was created;

(b)acknowledge that racism, discrimination and abuse were rampant within the residential school system;

(c)acknowledge that the residential school system, created for the malevolent purpose of assimilation, has had profound and continuing negative impacts on Indigenous lives, cultures and languages; and

(d)apologize unreservedly for Canada’s role in the establishment of the residential school system, as well as its resulting adverse impacts, the effects of which are still seen and felt by countless Indigenous peoples and communities today.

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. 11, 12, 19, 30, 50, 52, 55 and 57 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Order No. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Manning moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be permitted, notwithstanding usual practices, to deposit with the Clerk of the Senate, no later than September 16, 2022, a report relating to its study on Indigenous rights-based fisheries, if the Senate is not then sitting, and that the report be deemed to have been tabled in the Senate.

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

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 4:54 p.m., the Senate was continued until Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 2 p.m.)

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

Report of the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled The Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy: An Analysis of Contractor Obligations and Fulfillment, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-759.

Report of the Military Grievances External Review Committee for the year 2021, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-5, sbs. 29.28(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-760.

Charter Statement prepared by the Minister of Justice in relation to Bill C-8, An Act to implement certain provisions of the economic and fiscal update tabled in Parliament on December 14, 2021 and other measures, pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-761.

WRITTEN REPLIES TO ORAL QUESTIONS AND TO WRITTEN QUESTIONS DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE SENATE PURSUANT TO THE ORDERS ADOPTED NOVEMBER 25, 2021, AND MAY 5, 2022

Reply to Question No. 24, dated November 23, 2021, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Plett, regarding search and rescue helicopters.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-762S.

Reply to Question No. 70, dated November 23, 2021, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Plett, regarding N95 face masks — Health Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-763S.

Reply to Question No. 70, dated November 23, 2021, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Plett, regarding N95 face masks — Public Services and Procurement of Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-764S.

Reply to Question No. 113, dated December 14, 2021, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Housakos, regarding the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights — Department of Justice.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-765S.

Reply to Question No. 113, dated December 14, 2021, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Housakos, regarding the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights — Public Prosecution Service of Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-766S.

Reply to Question No. 113, dated December 14, 2021, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Housakos, regarding the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights — Public Safety Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-767S.

Reply to Question No. 137, dated February 23, 2022, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Pate, regarding security footage of the occupation of Parliament Hill.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-768S.

Reply to Question No. 139, dated March 22, 2022, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Griffin, regarding the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s refusal of export permits.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-769S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on November 24, 2021, by the Honourable Senator Bellemare, concerning the monetary policy framework renewal.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-770S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on November 30, 2021, by the Honourable Senator Marshall, concerning the public accounts — Department of Finance Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-771S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on November 30, 2021, by the Honourable Senator Marshall, concerning the public accounts — Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-772S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on December 14, 2021, by the Honourable Senator Martin, concerning the Canada Pension Plan.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-773S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on February 10, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Cordy, concerning medical expenses and parental leave.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-774S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on February 21, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Simons, concerning dormant oil and gas wells.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-775S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on February 24, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Wells, concerning the release of suspended accounts.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-776S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 1, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Downe, concerning federal public service jobs.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-777S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 2, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Kutcher, concerning public health disinformation.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-778S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 2, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., concerning support for Ukraine.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-779S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 2, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Smith, concerning economic sanctions.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-780S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 2, 2022, by the Honourable Senator McPhedran, concerning the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-781S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 4, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Boisvenu, concerning the public inquiry into the Portapique shooting.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-782S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 4, 2022, by the Honourable Senator McPhedran, concerning the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-783S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 23, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Galvez, concerning the Trans Mountain Pipeline.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-784S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 24, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Wells, concerning the release of suspended accounts.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-785S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 24, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Coyle, concerning COVID-19 vaccine access.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-786S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 29, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Housakos, concerning the alcohol excise tax.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-787S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 29, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Downe, concerning the policy on hiring medically released veterans.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-788S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on March 29, 2022, by the Honourable Senator McPhedran, concerning the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-789S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on April 5, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Boisvenu, concerning the public inquiry into the Portapique shooting.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-790S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on April 28, 2022, by the Honourable Senator McPhedran, concerning the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-791S.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Marwah replaced the Honourable Senator Yussuff (May 12, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Cordy replaced the Honourable Senator Bellemare (May 12, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Klyne replaced the Honourable Senator Bovey (May 12, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Arnot replaced the Honourable Senator Kutcher (May 12, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Kutcher replaced the Honourable Senator Arnot (May 12, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Ravalia replaced the Honourable Senator Mégie (May 12, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Woo replaced the Honourable Senator Petitclerc (May 12, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Petitclerc replaced the Honourable Senator Woo (May 12, 2022).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Moodie replaced the Honourable Senator Pate (May 12, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Moodie replaced the Honourable Senator Mégie (May 12, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Klyne replaced the Honourable Senator Gerba (May 12, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Dasko replaced the Honourable Senator Busson (May 12, 2022).

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