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67 Elizabeth II , A.D. 2018, Canada

1st Session, 42nd Parliament

Issue 223 (Unrevised)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
2 p.m.

The Honourable GEORGE J. FUREY, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Alberta)Black (Ontario)BoisvenuBonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCarignanChristmasCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDagenaisDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)Deacon (Ontario)DeanDowneDoyleDuffyDupuisDyckEatonEggletonForestFrumFureyGagnéGalvezGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosJafferLankinLovelace NicholasMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMégieMercerMitchellMocklerMoncionMunsonNgoOhOmidvarPatePattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo

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 Senator Harder, P.C., tabled the following:

Certificate of nomination and curriculum vitae of Yves Giroux, the nominee for the position of Parliamentary Budget Officer.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2168.

Report entitled “Office of the Extractive Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Counsellor — 2017 Annual Report to Parliament (June 2016 — May 2017)”.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2169.

Government Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C.:

That, notwithstanding rule 3-1(1), on Wednesday June 20, 2018, the Senate meet at 1:30 p.m.

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

Tabling of Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Andreychuk tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association respecting its bilateral mission to Nairobi and other cities, Republic of Kenya, from March 11 to 17, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2170.

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The Honourable Senator Munson tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting the Co-Chairs’ annual visit to Japan, held in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, from March 14 to 16, 2018.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2171.

Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C.:

That a photographer be authorized in the Senate galleries to photograph proceedings during a sitting of the Senate that occurs following the adoption of this motion up to Friday, June 29, 2018, with the least possible disruption of the proceedings.

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

Question Period

The Senate proceeded to Question Period.

Orders of the Day

Government Business

Bills – Second Reading

Second reading of Bill C-80, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019.

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

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 Bellemare moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for third reading at the next sitting.

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

Bills – Messages from the House of Commons

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Harder, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Mitchell:

That the Senate agree to the amendment the House of Commons made to Senate amendment 31 to Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts;

That the Senate do not insist on its amendments 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11(a), 17(a), 23, 25, 26, 32, 33 and 38, to which the House of Commons has disagreed; and

That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house accordingly.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Carignan, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Andreychuk:

That the motion be not now adopted, but that it be amended:

1.by deleting, in the second paragraph, the reference to amendment 3 and the word “and” at the end of that paragraph in the English version; and

2.by replacing the third paragraph with the following:

“That the Senate insist on its amendment 3, to which the House of Commons has disagreed;

That, pursuant to rule 16-3, the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology be charged with drawing up the reasons for the Senate’s insistence on its amendment 3, and that the committee present its report, with the reasons for the insistence, on or before the first day on which the Senate sits after the adoption of this order; and

That, once the reasons for the insistence have been agreed to by the Senate, a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house accordingly.”.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleForestGalvezGreeneHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisMarshallMartinMassicotteMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMocklerNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierRichardsSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukVernerWells—35

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)BonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellChristmasCoolsCormierCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)DeanDowneDuffyDyckEggletonGagnéGoldGriffinHarderHartlingJafferLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMcCallumMcPhedranMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRinguetteWallinWetstonWoo—45

ABSTENTION

The Honourable Senator

Dupuis—1

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

That the Senate agree to the amendment the House of Commons made to Senate amendment 31 to Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts;

That the Senate do not insist on its amendments 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11(a), 17(a), 23, 25, 26, 32, 33 and 38, to which the House of Commons has disagreed; and

That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house accordingly.

After debate,

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareBernardBlack (Alberta)BonifaceBoveyBoyerCampbellCoolsCordyCormierCoyleDalphondDaskoDawsonDayDeacon (Nova Scotia)DeanDowneDuffyDupuisDyckEggletonFureyGagnéGoldGreeneGriffinHarderHartlingJafferLankinLovelace NicholasMarwahMassicotteMcCallumMcPhedranMercerMitchellMoncionMunsonOmidvarPatePetitclercPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSaint-GermainTannasWallinWetstonWoo—52

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBeyakBoisvenuCarignanDagenaisDoyleForestHousakosMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMocklerNgoOhPattersonPlettPoirierSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTkachukVernerWells—29

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

GalvezMégie—2

Bills – Third Reading

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

Bills – Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Bills – Reports of Committees

Orders No. 12 and 13 and 15 to 17 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Consideration of the fifteenth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (Subject matter of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures), tabled in the Senate on May 31, 2018.

Debate concluded.

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Resuming debate on the consideration of the twenty-ninth report of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance (Subject matter of Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures), tabled in the Senate on June 12, 2018.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Patterson moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator MacDonald, that further debate on the consideration of the report be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Motions

Orders No. 1 and 193 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Order No. 3 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Other Business

Senate Public Bills – Third Reading

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Sinclair, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold, for the third reading of Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins), as amended.

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Tannas, seconded by the Honourable Senator Batters:

That Bill S-203, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended,

(a)by adding the following after clause 6 (added by decision of the Senate on April 26, 2018):

“Exemption

7(1) Section 445.2 of the Criminal Code, section 28.1 of the Fisheries Act and section 7.1 of the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act do not apply to a person whose name appears in the schedule to this Act.

(2) If the Governor in Council is of the opinion that it is in the public interest, the Governor in Council may, by order, add a name to or delete a name from the schedule.

(3) In determining whether it is in the public interest to add a name to or delete a name from the schedule, the Governor in Council must take into account whether a person

(a) conducts scientific research in respect of cetaceans; or

(b) provides assistance or care to or rehabilitates cetaceans.”; and

(b)by adding the following schedule to the end of the Bill:

SCHEDULE

(Section 7)

Designated Persons

The Ocean Wise Conservation Association (Vancouver Aquarium)”.

And on the subamendment of the Honourable Senator Plett, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wells:

That the motion in amendment moved by the Honourable Senator Tannas be amended, in paragraph (b), by adding “Marineland of Canada Inc.” after “The Ocean Wise Conservation Association (Vancouver Aquarium)”.

After debate,

The question was put on the subamendment.

Pursuant to rule 9-10(2), a standing vote was deferred until 5:30 p.m. at the next sitting, with the bells to sound at 5:15 p.m. for fifteen minutes.

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

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen, seconded by the Honourable Senator White, for the third reading of Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (cruelty-free cosmetics), as amended.

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

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

CordyDayDowneJafferMercer—5

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBernardBeyakBoisvenuBonifaceBoveyCormierCoyleDalphondDoyleDuffyEatonForestGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHarderHartlingHousakosLankinMacDonaldMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMcPhedranMitchellMocklerNgoOhPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsSaint-GermainSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWellsWetstonWhiteWoo—50

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

BellemareCarignanDagenaisDaskoDawsonDeacon (Nova Scotia)DupuisDyckGreeneMcCallumMégieMunsonOmidvarPattersonPetitclercRinguetteWallin—17

The question being put on the motion of the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen, seconded by the Honourable Senator White, for the third reading of Bill S-214, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (cruelty-free cosmetics), as amended, 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.

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Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Ringuette, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moncion, for the third reading of Bill S-237, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal interest rate), as amended.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Cools moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bovey:

That Bill S-237, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 1, on page 1, by replacing line 15 (as replaced by decision of the Senate on April 19, 2018) with the following:

“plus thirty-five per cent on the credit advanced under an”.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Mercer moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day, that further debate on the motion in amendment be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

CordyCoyleDayDowneDyckJafferMcCallumMcPhedranMercerMunson—10

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

AndreychukAtaullahjanBattersBellemareBernardBeyakBlack (Ontario)BoisvenuCormierDagenaisDalphondDaskoDoyleDupuisEatonForestGagnéGalvezGoldGriffinHousakosLankinMaltaisManningMarshallMartinMcInnisMcIntyreMégieMitchellMocklerMoncionNgoOhOmidvarPattersonPetitclercPlettPoirierPratteRavaliaRichardsRinguetteSeidmanSmithStewart OlsenTannasTkachukWallinWellsWetstonWhiteWoo—53

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

BoveyDeacon (Nova Scotia)GreeneMacDonald—4

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Ringuette, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moncion, for the third reading of Bill S-237, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal interest rate), as amended.

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Cools, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bovey:

That Bill S-237, as amended, be not now read a third time, but that it be further amended in clause 1, on page 1, by replacing line 15 (as replaced by decision of the Senate on April 19, 2018) with the following:

“plus thirty-five per cent on the credit advanced under an”.

Debate.

The Honourable Senator Cordy moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Munson:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 11:32 p.m., the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.)

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

Report of the President of the Treasury Board on Official Languages for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Official Languages Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 48.—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2166.

Proposed Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 5(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/42-2167.