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71 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2022, Canada

1st Session, 44th Parliament

Issue 47 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonArnotAtaullahjanBattersBlackBoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasClementCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierQuinnRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithSorensenTannasVernerWallinWellsWhiteWooYussuff

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonArnotAtaullahjanBattersBlackBoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasClementCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMégieMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierQuinnRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithSorensenTannasVernerWallinWellsWhiteWooYussuff

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

The Senate observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims of recent attacks in the United States, including in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Massicotte, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, informed the Senate that, pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on April 28, 2022, the committee deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on May 20, 2022, its second report (The subject matter of those elements contained in Parts 2 and 3 of Bill S-6, An Act respecting regulatory modernization).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-810S.

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The Honourable Senator Black, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, informed the Senate that, pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on April 28, 2022, the committee deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on May 20, 2022, its third report (The subject matter of those elements contained in Parts 4, 5 and 6 of Bill S-6, An Act respecting regulatory modernization).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-809S.

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The Honourable Senator Omidvar, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, informed the Senate that, pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on April 28, 2022, the committee deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on May 27, 2022, its seventh report (The subject matter of those elements contained in Part 8 of Bill S-6, An Act respecting regulatory modernization).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-818S.

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Public Bills

The Honourable Senator Housakos introduced Bill S-247, An Act to amend the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law).

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Housakos moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald, 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

Pursuant to the order adopted December 7, 2021, the Honourable Senator Gagné informed the Senate that Question Period with the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will take place on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 4 p.m.

Government Business

Motions

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Gagné, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C.:

That, in accordance with rule 10-11(1), the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages be authorized to examine the subject matter of Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act, to enact the Use of French in Federally Regulated Private Businesses Act and to make related amendments to other Acts, introduced in the House of Commons on March 1, 2022, in advance of the said bill coming before the Senate; and

That, for the purposes of this study, the committee be authorized to meet even though the Senate may then be sitting or adjourned, with the application of rules 12-18(1) and 12-18(2) being suspended in relation thereto.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

ArnotBoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBussonClementCormierCotterCoyleDaskoDawsonDeacon (Ontario)DeanDuncanDupuisForestGagnéGerbaGignacGoldHarderHartlingJafferKlyneLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaMarwahMégieMiville-DechêneMoncionMoodieOmidvarPatePetitclercRinguetteSaint-GermainSimonsSorensenWooYussuff—42

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAtaullahjanBattersBlackCampbellCarignanDalphondDowneHousakosManningMarshallMartinMcCallumMocklerOhPattersonPlettPoirierQuinnRichardsSeidmanSmithTannasWallinWellsWhite—26

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

GreeneKutcher—2

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné:

That, in accordance with rule 10-11(1), the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications be authorized to examine the subject matter of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, introduced in the House of Commons on February 2, 2022, in advance of the said bill coming before the Senate; and

That, for the purposes of this study, the committee be authorized to meet even though the Senate may then be sitting or adjourned, with the application of rules 12-18(1) and 12-18(2) being suspended in relation thereto.

Debate.


Pursuant to rule 3-3(1), the Speaker left the Chair to resume the same at 8 p.m.

The sitting resumed.

Motions

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné:

That, in accordance with rule 10-11(1), the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications be authorized to examine the subject matter of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, introduced in the House of Commons on February 2, 2022, in advance of the said bill coming before the Senate; and

That, for the purposes of this study, the committee be authorized to meet even though the Senate may then be sitting or adjourned, with the application of rules 12-18(1) and 12-18(2) being suspended in relation thereto.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

ArnotBonifaceBoveyBussonClementCormierCotterDawsonDeacon (Ontario)DeanDuncanDupuisForestGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldHarderHartlingJafferKlyneLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaMarwahMégieMiville-DechêneMoncionOmidvarPetitclercRinguetteSaint-GermainSorensenWooYussuff—36

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAtaullahjanBattersBlackCampbellCarignanDagenaisDaskoDowneHousakosManningMarshallMartinMcCallumMcPhedranMocklerMoodieOhPatePlettPoirierQuinnRavaliaRichardsSeidmanSimonsSmithTannasVernerWallinWells—31

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

Inquiries

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 10:13 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on May 5, 2022, the Senate adjourned until 2 p.m., tomorrow.

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

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2022-23 to 2026-27 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets and Borrowing Plan of Farm Credit Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-807.

Summaries of the Amended Corporate Plan for the period 2021-22 to 2025-26 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets and Borrowing Plan of Farm Credit Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-808.

Third report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, entitled The subject matter of those elements contained in Parts 4, 5 and 6 of Bill S-6, An Act respecting regulatory modernization, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on May 20, 2022, pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on April 28, 2022.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-809S.

Second report of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, entitled The subject matter of those elements contained in Parts 2 and 3 of Bill S-6, An Act respecting regulatory modernization, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on May 20, 2022, pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on April 28, 2022.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-810S.

Legislative Costing Note of the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled Bill C-218: This enactment amends the Excise Tax Act in exempting psychotherapy services from the goods and services tax, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-811.

Summaries of the amended Corporate Plan for 2022-26 and of the amended Capital Budget for 2022 of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-812.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2022-26 and of the Capital Budget for 2022 of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-813.

Copy of the Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (P.C. 2022-518), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-814.

Report of the Chief of Defence Staff on the National Sex Offender Registry for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-5, sbs. 227.171.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-815.

Interim Order for Civil Aviation Respecting Requirements Related to Vaccination Due to COVID-19, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-816.

Interim Order No. 63 Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-817.

Seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, entitled The subject matter of those elements contained in Part 8 of Bill S-6, An Act respecting regulatory modernization, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on May 27, 2022, pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on April 28, 2022.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-818S.

Report of the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled Supplementary Estimates (A) 2022-23, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-819.

Copy of the Proposed Order Issuing a Direction to the CRTC on a Renewed Approach to Telecommunications Policy, pursuant to the Telecommunications Act, S.C. 1993, c. 38, sbs. 10(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-820.

Copy of Regulations Amending the Canada Small Business Financing Regulations, pursuant to the Canada Small Business Financing Act, S.C. 1998, c. 36, sbs. 14(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-821.

Report on Canada’s activities as a Member Nation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, pursuant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-26, s. 4.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-822.

Annual reports 2021 on the administration of the Export and Import Permits Act and on exports of military goods, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. E-19, s. 27.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-823.

Supplementary Estimates (A), 2022-23.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-824.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Ringuette replaced the Honourable Senator Cotter (May 31, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The Honourable Senator Moncion replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (Nova Scotia) (May 31, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Busson replaced the Honourable Senator Woo (May 30, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Kutcher replaced the Honourable Senator Arnot (May 25, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Arnot replaced the Honourable Senator Kutcher (May 20, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator Wetston replaced the Honourable Senator Boniface (May 30, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Wetston (May 27, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Moncion replaced the Honourable Senator Galvez (May 31, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator Simons replaced the Honourable Senator Dasko (May 31, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Boniface replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) (May 30, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Smith replaced the Honourable Senator Boisvenu (May 27, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Wells replaced the Honourable Senator Smith (May 26, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Petitclerc replaced the Honourable Senator Mégie (May 20, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Lankin, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Yussuff (May 20, 2022).

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