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Journals of the Senate

1 Charles III , A.D. 2022, Canada

1st Session, 44th Parliament

Issue 93 (Unrevised)

Thursday, December 15, 2022
10 a.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBlackBoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBureyBussonCardozoCarignanChristmasClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDupuisFrancisFureyGagnéGerbaGignacGoldHarderHartlingHousakosJafferLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaMacDonaldMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMiville-DechêneMoncionOmidvarPatePatterson (Nunavut)Patterson (Ontario)PetitclercPlettQuinnRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithSorensenTannasVernerWallinWellsWooYussuff

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndersonAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBlackBoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBureyBussonCardozoCarignanChristmasClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDupuisFrancisFureyGagnéGerbaGignacGoldHarderHartlingHousakosJafferLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaMacDonaldMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMiville-DechêneMoncionOmidvarPatePatterson (Nunavut)Patterson (Ontario)PetitclercPlettQuinnRavaliaRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithSorensenTannasVernerWallinWellsWooYussuff

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.

(Pursuant to rule 3-6(1) the Senate was recalled to sit at 10 a.m. on December 15, 2022, rather than 2 p.m., as previously ordered.)

PRAYERS

Ordered: That the duration for Senators’ Statements be 45 minutes, to be used for the purpose of paying tribute to the Honourable Senator Christmas, not including the time for his response.

Senators’ Statements

Tributes

Tribute was paid to the Honourable Senator Christmas, who will resign from the Senate on January 31, 2023.

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Third Reading

Third reading of Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022.

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

After debate,

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

That Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, be not now read a third time, but that it be referred back to the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance for further study.

After debate,

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

The Senate proceeded to the motion of the Honourable Senator Loffreda, seconded by the Honourable Senator Sorensen, for the third reading of Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022.

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndersonBellemareBlackBoehmBonifaceBoveyBoyerBureyBussonCardozoClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDupuisFrancisGagnéGerbaGignacGoldHarderHartlingLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaMarwahMassicotteMiville-DechêneMoncionOmidvarPatePetitclercRinguetteSaint-GermainSmithSorensenTannasWooYussuff—47

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersCarignanHousakosMacDonaldMartinPlettSeidmanWells—9

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

McCallumPatterson (Nunavut)—2

Accordingly, Bill C-32 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.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Gagné, seconded by the Honourable Senator LaBoucane-Benson, for the third reading of Bill C-36, An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023.

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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Third reading of Bill S-11, A fourth Act to harmonize federal law with the civil law of Quebec and to amend certain Acts in order to ensure that each language version takes into account the common law and the civil law.

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

After debate,

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

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.

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Order No. 2 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Bills – Second Reading

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

Reports of Committees – Other

Orders No. 7 and 9 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Motions

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

Inquiries

Orders No. 3 and 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Other Business

Commons Public Bills – Third Reading

Third reading of Bill C-235, An Act respecting the building of a green economy in the Prairies.

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

After debate,

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

That Bill C-235, An Act respecting the building of a green economy in the Prairies, be not now read a third time, but that it be referred back to the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry for further study.

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

McCallumPatePatterson (Nunavut)—3

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBlackBoehmBonifaceBoveyBussonCardozoCarignanClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDupuisGagnéGerbaGoldHarderHartlingLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaMarwahMiville-DechêneMoncionOmidvarPetitclercRinguetteSaint-GermainSmithSorensenWooYussuff—39

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersDowneHousakosMacDonaldMartinPatterson (Ontario)SeidmanTannasWells—10

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Cotter, seconded by the Honourable Senator Petitclerc, for the third reading of Bill C-235, An Act respecting the building of a green economy in the Prairies.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

BoehmBonifaceBoveyBussonCardozoClementCordyCormierCotterCoyleDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanFureyGagnéGerbaGoldHarderHartlingLaBoucane-BensonLoffredaMarwahMiville-DechêneOmidvarPetitclercRinguetteSaint-GermainWooYussuff—31

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AtaullahjanBattersBlackCarignanDagenaisHousakosMartinMcCallumPatterson (Nunavut)PlettSeidmanSmith—12

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareDalphondDowneDupuisPatePatterson (Ontario)SorensenTannasWells—9

Accordingly, Bill C-235 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.


With leave of the Senate,

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

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

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

(Accordingly, at 2:45 p.m., the sitting was suspended.)

At 3:14 p.m., the sitting resumed.

WRITTEN DECLARATION OF ROYAL ASSENT

At 3:14 p.m., the Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the following communication had been received:

RIDEAU HALL

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 15th day of December 2022, at 2:54 p.m.

Yours sincerely,

Ian McCowan

Secretary to the Governor General and Herald Chancellor

The Honourable

The Speaker of the Senate

Ottawa

Schedule

Bills Assented To

Thursday, December 15, 2022

An Act respecting a National Ribbon Skirt Day (Bill S-219, Chapter 16, 2022)

An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Identification of Criminals Act and to make related amendments to other Acts (COVID-19 response and other measures) (Bill S-4, Chapter 17, 2022)

An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs) (Bill S-223, Chapter 18, 2022)

An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022 (Bill C-32, Chapter 19, 2022)

An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 (Bill C-36, Chapter 20, 2022)

An Act respecting the building of a green economy in the Prairies (Bill C-235, Chapter 21, 2022)


With leave of the Senate,

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, January 31, 2023, at 2 p.m.

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 3:19 p.m., the Senate was continued until Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 2 p.m.)

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

Actuarial Report of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions on the Canada Pension Plan dated December 31, 2021, pursuant to the Canada Pension Plan Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-8, s. 115.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-1459.

Debt Management Report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 49(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-1460.

Reports by Federal Authorities with Obligations under Section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2012, c. 19, s. 52 “71(2)”.—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-1461.

Revised Report of the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, pursuant to the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act, S.C. 1989, c. 3, sbs. 13(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-1462.

Amendments to the Management Plan for the Trent–Severn Waterway and Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Sites of Canada, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-1463.

Amendments to the Management Plan for the Forillon National Park of Canada, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, sbs. 11(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-1464.

Amendments to the Management Plan for the Georgian Bay Islands National Park of Canada, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, sbs. 11(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-1465.

Amendments to the Management Plan for the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-1466.

Amendments to the Management Plans for the Rideau Canal and the Merrickville Blockhouse National Historic Sites of Canada, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/44-1467.

Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Duncan replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) (December 15, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Simons replaced the Honourable Senator Cormier (December 15, 2022).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Moodie replaced the Honourable Senator Yussuff (December 15, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Marshall replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (December 15, 2022).

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (December 15, 2022).

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