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71 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2022, Canada

1st Session, 44th Parliament

Issue 44 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonArnotAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneHarderHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaMacDonaldMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierQuinnRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithSorensenTannasVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWooYussuff

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonArnotAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBlackBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerBrazeauBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneHarderHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaMacDonaldMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierQuinnRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithSorensenTannasVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWooYussuff

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 Government Bills

The Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., introduced Bill S-8, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, to make consequential amendments to other Acts and to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator LaBoucane-Benson, 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.

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.

Inquiries

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

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

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

Senate Public Bills – Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator McPhedran, seconded by the Honourable Senator White, for the second reading of Bill S-201, 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 Patterson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tannas, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

o o o

Orders No. 2 and 3 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Moncion, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dean, for the second reading of Bill S-215, An Act respecting measures in relation to the financial stability of post-secondary institutions.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Moncion moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Omidvar, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.

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

o o o

Orders No. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Klyne, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., for the second reading of Bill S-241, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (great apes, elephants and certain other animals).

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.

o o o

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Patterson, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cormier, for the second reading of Bill S-242, An Act to amend the Radiocommunication Act.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Dean moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Saint-Germain, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

o o o

Order No. 25 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

o o o

Second reading of Bill S-244, An Act to amend the Department of Employment and Social Development Act and the Employment Insurance Act (Employment Insurance Council).

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dalphond, that the bill be read the second time.

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.

o o o

Second reading of Bill S-245, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (granting citizenship to certain Canadians).

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

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.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Gagné moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator LaBoucane-Benson:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 5:33 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 2 p.m.)

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

Report of the Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying and Mental Illness, pursuant to An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), S.C. 2021, c. 2, s. 3.1.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-794.

Report of the Judge Advocate General to the Minister of National Defence on the Administration of Military Justice for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-5, sbs. 9.3(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-795.

Report of the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled A stochastic debt sustainability analysis of Budget 2022, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-796.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2022-26 of Export Development Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-797.

Report on the operation of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act for the year ended December 31, 2021, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2010, c. 4, s. 15.1.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-798.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Moncion replaced the Honourable Senator Massicotte (May 16, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Gerba replaced the Honourable Senator Gignac (May 16, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Gignac replaced the Honourable Senator Gerba (May 13, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Gerba replaced the Honourable Senator Gignac (May 13, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The Honourable Senator Bernard replaced the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C. (May 17, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Klyne replaced the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C. (May 16, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator Dalphond was added to the membership (May 16, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Cordy was removed from the membership of the committee, substitution pending (May 16, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages

The Honourable Senator Mégie replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (May 17, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Jaffer replaced the Honourable Senator Mégie (May 16, 2022).

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The Honourable Senator Audette replaced the Honourable Senator Saint-Germain (May 17, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Saint-Germain replaced the Honourable Senator Audette (May 16, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Mégie replaced the Honourable Senator Kutcher (May 17, 2022).

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