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Journals of the Senate

71 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2022, Canada

1st Session, 44th Parliament

Issue 58 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

ArnotAtaullahjanAudetteBattersBellemareBlackBoehmBoisvenuBoveyBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMégieMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierQuinnRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithSorensenTannasVernerWallinWellsWhiteWooYussuff

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

ArnotAtaullahjanAudetteBattersBellemareBlackBoehmBoisvenuBoveyBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenais*DalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMégieMiville-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

Senators’ Statements

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Francis, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, tabled the sixth report (interim) of the committee, entitled Not Enough: All Words and No Action on MMIWG.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-929S.

The Honourable Senator Francis moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Klyne, that the report be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.

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

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The Honourable Senator Martin, Joint Chair of the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying, tabled the first report (interim) of the committee, entitled Medical assistance in dying and mental disorder as the sole underlying condition: an interim report.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-930S.

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Smith, that the report be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.

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

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Galvez tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas, 18th Plenary Assembly, virtual sessions, November 26, 29 and December 10, 2021.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-931.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

Third reading of Bill C-19, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022 and other measures.

The Honourable Senator Moncion moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pate, that the bill 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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Third reading of Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, to make related amendments to the Food and Drugs Act and to repeal the Perfluorooctane Sulfonate Virtual Elimination Act, as amended.

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

Debate.


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

The sitting resumed.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons to return Bill S-10, An Act to give effect to the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement, to amend the Sechelt Indian Band Self-Government Act and the Yukon First Nations Self-Government Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts,

And to acquaint the Senate that the Commons has passed this bill, without amendment.

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Kutcher, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boehm, for the third reading of Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, to make related amendments to the Food and Drugs Act and to repeal the Perfluorooctane Sulfonate Virtual Elimination Act, as amended.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator McCallum moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Patterson:

That Bill S-5, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in subclause 9(3) (as amended by the decision of the Senate on June 21, 2022), on page 5, by adding the following and repositioning and renumbering accordingly if required:

(k.4) activities that may cause or contribute to growth of blue-green algae;”.

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

ArnotAtaullahjanAudetteBattersBoisvenuDagenaisHousakosLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMcCallumOhPatePlettPoirierSmithWells—19

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BlackBoehmBoveyBussonCampbellCarignanClementCordyCormierCotterDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestGagnéGerbaGignacGoldHarderJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaMarwahMassicotteMégieMiville-DechêneMoodieOmidvarPetitclercQuinnRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSorensenTannasVernerWallinWhiteWooYussuff—50

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareGalvezMoncionPatterson—4

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Kutcher, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boehm, for the third reading of Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, to make related amendments to the Food and Drugs Act and to repeal the Perfluorooctane Sulfonate Virtual Elimination Act, as amended.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Patterson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Greene:

That Bill S-5, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended,

(a) in clause 7, on page 4, by adding the following after line 33:

(3.2) The Ministers shall conduct research or studies relating to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation, methods related to its detection, methods to determine its actual or likely short-term or long-term effects on the environment and human health, and preventive, control and abatement measures to deal with it — as well as alternatives to its use — to protect the environment and human health.”;

(b) in subclause 9(3) (as amended by decision of the Senate on June 21, 2022), on page 5, by adding the following and repositioning and renumbering accordingly if required:

(k.4) radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation;”.

The question being put on the motion in amendment, it was negatived, on division.

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Kutcher, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boehm, for the third reading of Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, to make related amendments to the Food and Drugs Act and to repeal the Perfluorooctane Sulfonate Virtual Elimination Act, as amended.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Richards moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tannas:

That Bill S-5, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended on page 28 (as amended by decision of the Senate on June 21, 2022) by adding the following before new clause 39.1 and renumbering the bill as required:

39.01 (1) Subsection 106(1) of the Act is amended by striking out “and“ after paragraph (a) and by adding the following after that paragraph:

(a.1) where the living organism is an animal having a wild counterpart, the information provided shows a demonstrable need for the living organism and that the living organism is not toxic or capable of becoming toxic; and

(2) Subsection 106(4) of the Act is amended by striking out “and“ after paragraph (a) and by adding the following after that paragraph:

(a.1) where the living organism is an animal having a wild counterpart, the information provided shows a demonstrable need for the significant new activity involving the living organism and that the significant new activity does not render the living organism toxic or capable of becoming toxic; and

(3) Section 106 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (8):

(8.1) Despite subsection (8), if the living organism is an animal having a wild counterpart, the Minister must provide

(a) a public notice of the request for a waiver; and

(b) opportunities for members of the public to participate in the assessment.”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

ArnotAtaullahjanAudetteBattersBlackBoisvenuCormierDagenaisDowneGalvezGreeneHousakosLovelace NicholasMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMcCallumMiville-DechêneMocklerOhPatePattersonPlettPoirierQuinnRichardsRinguetteSmithTannasVernerWallinWellsWhite—34

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBoehmBoveyBussonCampbellClementCordyCotterDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDuncanDupuisForestFrancisGagnéGerbaGignacGoldHarderJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaMarwahMassicotteMégieMoodiePetitclercRavaliaSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSorensenWooYussuff—39

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

LankinMoncion—2

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Kutcher, seconded by the Honourable Senator Boehm, for the third reading of Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, to make related amendments to the Food and Drugs Act and to repeal the Perfluorooctane Sulfonate Virtual Elimination Act, as amended.

After debate,

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

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.

Bills – Second Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, for the second reading of Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Debate.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

A message was brought from the House of Commons with Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (self-induced extreme intoxication), to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading at the next sitting.

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

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, for the second reading of Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gagné, that the bill be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

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 10:46 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 Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled Trans Mountain Pipeline — Update, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-919.

Report of the Canadian Human Rights Commission for the year 2022, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, s. 32.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-920.

Charter Statement prepared by the Minister of Justice in relation to Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (self-induced extreme intoxication), pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-921.

Report on the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2021, c. 14, sbs. 7(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-922.

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

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on April 5, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Francis, concerning support for farmers and producers.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-923S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on April 26, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Kutcher, concerning the COVID-19 pandemic — long-term effects.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-924S.

Response to the oral question asked in the Senate on May 10, 2022, by the Honourable Senator Coyle, concerning Infrastructure Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-925S.

Reply to Question No. 65, dated November 23, 2021, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Plett, regarding long-term care facilities for people with disabilities.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-926S.

Reply to Question No. 80, dated November 23, 2021, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Plett, regarding infants hospitalized for neonatal abstinence syndrome.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-927S.

Reply to Question No. 154, dated April 26, 2022, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Plett, regarding the Global Public Health Intelligence Network.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-928S.

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