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71 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2022, Canada

1st Session, 44th Parliament

Issue 59 (Unrevised)

Thursday, June 23, 2022
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

ArnotAtaullahjanAudetteBattersBellemareBlackBoehmBoisvenuBoveyBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMégieMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierQuinnRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSimonsSmithSorensenTannasVernerWallinWellsWhiteWooYussuff

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

ArnotAtaullahjanAudetteBattersBellemareBlackBoehmBoisvenuBoveyBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenais*DalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisForestFrancisFureyGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMégieMiville-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

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

2021-22 Annual Report of the Senate Ethics Officer, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-1, s. 20.7.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-938.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Report of the Parliamentary Delegation of the Senate, led by the Speaker of the Senate, that travelled to the Hellenic Republic and the United Kingdom, April 11-21, 2022.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-939S.

Presenting or Tabling Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Black presented the following:

Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry has the honour to present its

FIFTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill S-236, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Employment Insurance Regulations (Prince Edward Island), has, in obedience to the order of reference of June 7, 2022, examined the said bill and now reports the same with the following amendment:

1.New clause 4, page 1: Add the following after line 17:

Coming into Force

4. This Act comes into force on the first Sunday that is at least 30 days after the day on which it receives royal assent.”;

and with certain observations, which are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

ROBERT BLACK

Chair

Observations to the fifth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Bill S-236)

The committee is mindful that this bill represents a necessary parliamentary intervention to correct a long-standing inequity in the administration of Employment Insurance (EI) in Prince Edward Island. The committee wishes to place on the record its concerns with the systemic difficulties and delays in adjusting economic zones for EI when regional circumstances warrant.

The Honourable Senator Black moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Campbell, 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.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Motions

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

That, notwithstanding any provision of the Rules, previous order or usual practice:

1.if the Senate receives a message from the House of Commons with Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (self-induced extreme intoxication), the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for second reading on June 23, 2022;

2.if, before this order is adopted, the message on the bill had been received and the bill placed on the Orders of the Day for second reading at a date later than June 23, 2022, it be brought forward to June 23, 2022, and dealt with on that day;

3.all proceedings on the bill be completed on June 23, 2022, and, for greater certainty:

(i)if the bill is adopted at second reading on that day it be taken up at third reading forthwith;

(ii)the Senate not adjourn until the bill has been disposed of; and

(iii)no debate on the bill be adjourned;

4.a senator may only speak once to the bill, whether this is at second or third reading, or on another proceeding, and during this speech all senators have a maximum of 10 minutes to speak, except for the leaders and facilitators, who have a maximum of 30 minutes each, and the sponsor and critic, who have a maximum of 45 minutes each;

5.at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2022, if the bill has not been disposed of at third reading, the Speaker interrupt any proceedings then before the Senate to put all questions necessary to dispose of the bill at all remaining stages, without further debate or amendment, only recognizing, if necessary, the sponsor to move the motion for second or third reading, as the case may be; and

6.if a standing vote is requested in relation to any question necessary to dispose of the bill under this order, the vote not be deferred, and the bells ring for only 15 minutes; and

That:

1.the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs be authorized to examine and report on the matter of self-induced intoxication, including self-induced extreme intoxication, in the context of criminal law, including in relation to section 33.1 of the Criminal Code;

2.the committee be authorized to take into consideration any report relating to this matter and to the subject matter of Bill C-28 made by the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights;

3.the committee submit its final report to the Senate no later than March 10, 2023; and

4.when the final report is submitted to the Senate, the Senate request that the government provide a complete and detailed response within 120 calendar days, with the response, or failure to provide a response, being dealt with pursuant to the provisions of rules 12-24(3) to (5).

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

ArnotAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBoehmBoisvenuBoveyBussonCampbellCarignanChristmasClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisFrancisGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneHarderHartlingHousakosJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaMacDonaldManningMarshallMartinMégieMiville-DechêneMocklerMoncionMoodieOhOmidvarPetitclercPlettPoirierRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithSorensenTannasVernerWallinWellsWhiteWooYussuff—67

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AudetteBlackDagenaisMcCallumPatePattersonQuinnSimons—8

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Nil

Bills – Third Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Moncion, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pate, for the 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.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AudetteBellemareBlackBoehmBoveyBussonCampbellChristmasClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDuncanDupuisFrancisGagnéGalvezGerbaGignacGoldGreeneHarderHartlingJafferKlyneKutcherLaBoucane-BensonLankinLoffredaMarwahMégieMiville-DechêneMoncionMoodieOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercQuinnRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSorensenTannasVernerWallinWhiteWooYussuff—56

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisHousakosMacDonaldMarshallMartinMocklerPlettPoirierRichardsSeidmanSmithWells—16

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Simons—1

Accordingly, Bill C-19 was read a 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

Second reading of Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (self-induced extreme intoxication).

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

Debate.


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

The sitting resumed.

Ordered: That the terms of the order relating to proceedings on Bill C-28 adopted earlier today be applied as if the time specified in point 5 were 9:30 p.m.

Bills – Second Reading

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Gold, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator LaBoucane-Benson, for the second reading of Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (self-induced extreme intoxication).

After debate,

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

The bill was then read the second time.

Pursuant to the order adopted earlier this day, the Senate proceeded to third reading of the bill.

Third reading of Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (self-induced extreme intoxication).

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

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.

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Second reading of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

The Honourable Senator Dawson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bovey, that the bill be read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Dawson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bovey, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Reports of Committees – Other

Order No. 6 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

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, until the end of the current session, any return, report or other paper deposited with the Clerk of the Senate pursuant to rule 14-1(6), may be deposited electronically.

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

Inquiries

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


With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Duncan moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Dean:

That the reports of committees dealt with by orders no. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 under the rubric Reports of Committees – Other, under Other Business, all be adopted now.

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

(Accordingly, the following committee reports were deemed adopted:

1.The second report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights (Budget—examine such issues as may arise from time to time relating to human rights generally—power to hire staff and to travel), presented in the Senate on June 9, 2022;

2.The fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Budget—examine and report on the status of soil health in Canada—power to travel), presented in the Senate on June 9, 2022;

3.The second report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence (Budget—examine and report on issues relating to security and defence in the Arctic—power to hire staff and to travel), presented in the Senate on June 9, 2022;

4.The third report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples (Budget—examine the constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples), presented in the Senate on June 9, 2022;

5.The fifth report of the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight (Budget—supervise and report on the Senate’s internal and external audits and related matters), presented in the Senate on June 9, 2022;

6.The third report of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (Budget—study the implementation of Indigenous rights-based fisheries across Canada—power to hire staff and to travel), presented in the Senate on June 14, 2022; and

7.The sixth report of the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight (Amendments to the Rules and SARs - Senate Charter on Audit and Oversight), presented in the Senate on June 15, 2022.)


Ordered, That the sitting be suspended to to await the announcement of Royal Assent, to reassemble at the call of the chair, with a five-minute bell.

(Accordingly, at 10:25 p.m., the sitting was suspended.)

At 10:53 p.m., the sitting resumed.

WRITTEN DECLARATION OF ROYAL ASSENT

At 10:53 p.m., the Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the following communication had been received:

RIDEAU HALL

June 23, 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 bills listed in the Schedule to this letter on the 23rd day of June, 2022, at 10:28 p.m.

Yours sincerely,

Christine MacIntyre

Deputy Secretary to the Governor General

The Honourable

The Speaker of the Senate

Ottawa

Schedule

Bills Assented To

Thursday, June 23, 2022

An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 (electoral representation) (Bill C-14, Chapter 6, 2022)

An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 (Bill C-24, Chapter 7, 2022)

An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 (Bill C-25, Chapter 8, 2022)

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 (Bill S-10, Chapter 9, 2022)

An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022 and other measures (Bill C-19, Chapter 10, 2022)

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (self-induced extreme intoxication) (Bill C-28, Chapter 11, 2022)


With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Gagné moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moncion:

That, when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 2 p.m.

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 10:58 p.m., pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on May 5, 2022, the Senate adjourned until Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 2 p.m.

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

Charter Statement prepared by the Minister of Justice in relation to 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, pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-932.

Federal Framework to Reduce Recidivism, pursuant to the Reduction of Recidivism Framework Act, S.C. 2021, c. 18, s. 3(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-933.

Charter Statement prepared by the Minister of Justice in relation to Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 (electoral representation), pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-934.

Charter Statement prepared by the Minister of Justice in relation to Bill C-19, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022 and other measures, pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-935.

Charter Statement prepared by the Minister of Justice in relation to Bill C-24, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-936.

Charter Statement prepared by the Minister of Justice in relation to Bill C-25, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-937.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Boyer replaced the Honourable Senator Pate (June 23, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The Honourable Senator Bernard replaced the Honourable Senator Cordy (June 23, 2022).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Clement replaced the Honourable Senator Busson (June 23, 2022).

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