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47 Elizabeth II, A.D. 1998, Canada

Journals of the Senate


Issue 77

Tuesday, September 22, 1998
2:00 p.m.

The Honourable Gildas L. Molgat, Speaker


The Members convened were: 

The Honourables Senators 

Adams, Andreychuk, Angus, Atkins, Austin, Bacon, Balfour, Beaudoin, Berntson, Bryden, Buchanan, Butts, Callbeck, Carney, Carstairs, Chalifoux, Cochrane, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, DeWare, Di Nino, Doody, Eyton, Fairbairn, Ferretti Barth, Fitzpatrick, Forrestall, Fraser, Gauthier, Gill, Graham, Grimard, Gustafson, Hays, Hervieux-Payette, Johnson, Johnstone, Joyal, Kelleher, Kelly, Kenny, Kinsella, Kirby, Kroft, Lavoie-Roux, LeBreton, Lewis, Losier-Cool, Lynch-Staunton, Maheu, Mahovlich, Maloney, Meighen, Mercier, Molgat, Moore, Murray, Nolin, Oliver, Pearson, Pépin, Poulin (Charette), Rivest, Roberge, Robertson, Robichaud , (L'Acadie-Acadia), Robichaud , (Saint-Louis-de-Kent), Roche, Rompkey, Rossiter, Ruck, St. Germain, Simard, Sparrow, Spivak, Stewart, Stollery, Stratton, Taylor, Tkachuk, Watt, Whelan, Wilson

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Andreychuk, Angus, Atkins, Austin, Bacon, Balfour, Beaudoin, Berntson, *Bolduc, Bryden, Buchanan, Butts, Callbeck, Carney, Carstairs, Chalifoux, Cochrane, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, DeWare, Di Nino, Doody, Eyton, Fairbairn, Ferretti Barth, Fitzpatrick, Forrestall, Fraser, Gauthier, Gill, Graham, Grimard, Gustafson, Hays, Hervieux-Payette, Johnson, Johnstone, Joyal, Kelleher, Kelly, Kenny, Kinsella, Kirby, Kroft, Lavoie-Roux, LeBreton, Lewis, Losier-Cool, Lynch-Staunton, Maheu, Mahovlich, Maloney, Meighen, Mercier, *Milne, Molgat, Moore, Murray, Nolin, Oliver, Pearson, Pépin, Poulin (Charette), Rivest, Roberge, Robertson, Robichaud , (L'Acadie-Acadia), Robichaud , (Saint-Louis-de-Kent), Roche, Rompkey, Rossiter, Ruck, St. Germain, Simard, Sparrow, Spivak, Stewart, Stollery, Stratton, Taylor, Tkachuk, Watt, Whelan, Wilson

PRAYERS

INTRODUCTION OF SENATORS

The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the Clerk of the Senate had received Certificates from the Registrar General of Canada showing that:-

Douglas James Roche

Joan Thorne Fraser, and

Aurélien Gill

respectively, had been summoned to the Senate. The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that there were Senators without, waiting to be introduced. The Honourable Senator Roche was introduced between the Honourable Senator Graham, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Wilson, and having presented Her Majesty's Writ of Summons it was read by one of the Clerks at the Table as follows:-

CANADA

Michel Bastarache
(G. S.)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO

Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

DOUGLAS JAMES ROCHE

An Officer of Our Order of Canada,
of Edmonton, in the Province of Alberta,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada.

AND WE do command you that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be Hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

The Honourable J.E. Michel Bastarache, a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada and Deputy of Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Roméo A. LeBlanc, a Member of Our Privy Council for Canada, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
At Ottawa, this seventeenth day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety eight and in the forty-seventh year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

JOHN MANLEY

Registrar General of Canada The Honourable Senator Roche came to the Table and took and subscribed the Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the Senate. The Honourable Senator Fraser was introduced between the Honourable Senator Graham, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C., and having presented Her Majesty's Writ of Summons it was read by one of the Clerks at the Table as follows:-

CANADA

Michel Bastarache
(G. S.)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO
Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

JOAN THORNE FRASER

of Montreal, in the Province of Quebec,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada and We do appoint you for the Division of De Lorimier in Our Province of Quebec.

AND WE do command you that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be Hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

The Honourable J.E. Michel Bastarache, a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada and Deputy of Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Roméo A. LeBlanc, a Member of Our Privy Council for Canada, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
At Ottawa, this seventeenth day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety eight and in the forty-seventh year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

JOHN MANLEY

Registrar General of Canada The Honourable Senator Fraser came to the Table and took and subscribed the Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took her seat as a Member of the Senate. The Honourable Senator Gill was introduced between the Honourable Senator Graham, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Bacon, and having presented Her Majesty's Writ of Summons it was read by one of the Clerks at the Table as follows:-

CANADA

Michel Bastarache
(G. S.)

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO
Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

AURÉLIEN GILL

of Mashteuiatsh (Pointe-Bleue), in the Province of Quebec,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada and We do appoint you for the Division of Wellington in Our Province of Quebec.

AND WE do command you that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be Hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

The Honourable J.E. Michel Bastarache, a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada and Deputy of Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Roméo A. LeBlanc, a Member of Our Privy Council for Canada, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
AT Ottawa, this seventeenth day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety eight and in the forty-seventh year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

JOHN MANLEY

Registrar General of Canada The Honourable Senator Gill came to the Table and took and subscribed the Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the Senate. The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the Honourable Senators introduced today had made and subscribed the Declaration of Property Qualification required of them by the Constitution Act 1867, in the presence of the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed to receive and witness same.

SENATORS' STATEMENTS

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Presentation of Reports from Standing or Special Committees

The Honourable Senator Kirby, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, tabled its Fourteenth Report (Interim) entitled: "Modified Proportionate Liability".-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-755S.

The Honourable Senator Kirby, moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cook, 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. The Honourable Senator Rompkey, P.C., presented the following:

TUESDAY, September 22, 1998

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has the honour to present its

TWENTY-FOURTH REPORT

Your Committee has examined and approved the budgets presented to it by the following Committees for the proposed expenditures of the said Committees for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1999:

Banking, Trade and Commerce - Supplementary Budget (Examination of the Financial System in Canada):

Professional and Other Services   

 $ 84,000

Transportation and Communication   

 248,268

All Other Expenditures   

 22,000

TOTAL   

 $ 354,268

Standing Joint Committee on Official Languages (Senate share):

Professional and Other Services   

 $ 3,720

Transportation and Communication   

 40,764

All Other Expenditures   

 3,300

TOTAL   

 $ 47,784

Special Committee on Transportation Safety:

Professional and Other Services   

$ 53,500

Transportation and Communication   

42,500

All Other Expenditures   

1,500

TOTAL   

 $ 97,500

Respectfully submitted,

WILLIAM ROMPKEY

Chair

The Honourable Senator Rompkey, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Chalifoux, 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.

Government Notices of Motions

With leave of the Senate, The Honourable Senator Carstairs moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C. (L'Acadie-Acadia):

That when the Senate adjourns today, it do stand adjourned until tomorrow, Wednesday, September 23, 1998, at 1:30 p.m.

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

Tabling of Reports from Inter-Parliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Rompkey, P.C., tabled the following:

Third Report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Joint Committee Meeting of the North Atlantic Assembly Defence & Security, Economic and Political Committees, held in Brussels, Belgium, on February 15 and 16, 1998.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-756.

Fourth Report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Meeting of the Standing Committee and the Secretaries of National Delegations of the North Atlantic Assembly, held in Madeira, Portugal, from March 27-29, 1998.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-757.

Presentation of Petitions

The Honourable Senator Taylor presented the following petition:

Of The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Mackenzie, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, in the Northwest Territories; praying for the passage of an Act to amend the Act of incorporation of the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Mackenzie.

ANSWERS TO WRITTEN QUESTIONS

Pursuant to Rule 25(2), the Honourable Senator Carstairs tabled the following:

Reply to Question No. 23, dated October 1, 1997, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Kenny, respecting the Alternative Fuels Act-Department of Industry.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-758S.

Reply to Question No. 74, dated October 22, 1997, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Forrestall, respecting the M1500 military utility vehicle.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-759S.

Reply to Question No. 75, dated October 22, 1997, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Forrestall, respecting the drug mefloquine/Lariam.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-760S.

Reply to Question No. 81, dated October 29, 1997, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator LeBreton, respecting the Business Development Bank of Canada.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-761S.

Reply to Question No. 85, dated February 17, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Lynch-Staunton, respecting Pearson Airport.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-762S.

Reply to Question No. 94, dated March 18, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Lynch-Staunton, respecting the Commission of Inquiry into the Deployment of Canadian Forces to Somalia.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-763S.

Reply to Question No. 98, dated March 19, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Kenny, respecting the Alternative Fuels Act-Department of Justice.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-764S.

Reply to Question No. 105, dated April 28, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Kenny, respecting the Alternative Fuels Act-Department of Health.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-765S.

Reply to Question No. 106, dated April 28, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Kenny, respecting the Alternative Fuels Act-Department of Regional Development - Quebec.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-766S.

Reply to Question No. 107, dated April 28, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Spivak, respecting greenhouse gas emissions.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-767S.

Reply to Question No. 108, dated April 28, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Spivak, respecting the importation of dairy products.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-768S.

Reply to Question No. 110, dated April 30, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Forrestall, respecting Team Canada's visit to Asia.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-769S.

Reply to Question No. 111, dated April 30, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Forrestall, respecting Shearwater Development Corporation. -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-770S.

Reply to Question No. 119, dated May 26, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Oliver, respecting the Department of National Defence.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-771S.

Reply to Question No. 120, dated May 26, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Oliver, respecting the Department of Transport.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-772S.

Reply to Question No 122, dated June 15, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Forrestall, respecting the Aurora Life Extension Programme.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-773S.

Reply to Question No 123, dated June 15, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Forrestall, respecting Canada Search Helicopter Programme/ EH-101/Cormorant.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-774S.

Reply to Question No 125, dated June 15, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Forrestall, respecting Halifax International Airport.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-775S.

Reply to Question No 127, dated June 15, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Forrestall, respecting the development of Halifax as a post-Panamax Container Port (Superport).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-776S.

Reply to Question No 128, dated June 15, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Forrestall, respecting the Sea King maritime helicopter. -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-777S.

Reply to Question No 130, dated June 15, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Forrestall, respecting intruder submarine contacts inside Canadian waters.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-778S.

Reply to Question No 132, dated June 15, 1998, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Forrestall, respecting Air Command's CF-18 fleet.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-779S.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Bills

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Moore, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ferretti Barth, for the second reading of Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Judges Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

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

The Bill was then read the second time.

The Honourable Senator Carstairs moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., 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.

OTHER BUSINESS

Senate Public Bills

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

Private Bills

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

Reports of Committees

Orders No. 1 and 2 were called and postponed until the next sitting. Consideration of the Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on Privileges, Standing Rules and Orders (Senators' disability package) presented in the Senate on June 18, 1998.

The Honourable Senator Maheu moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moore, that the Report be adopted.

After debate, The question being put on the motion, it was adopted. Order No. 4 was called and postponed until the next sitting.

Other

Orders No. 35, 15, 27 (inquiries), 45 (motion), 23, 32 (inquiries), 1 (motion), 34 and 37 (inquiries) were called and postponed until the next sitting.

REPORTS DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE SENATE PURSUANT TO RULE 28(2):

Report of the Canadian Transportation Agency for the year ended December 31, 1997, pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act, S.C. 1996, c. 10, sbs. 42(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-662.

Reports of the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporation required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-663.

Report of the Canada Post Corporation, together with the Auditors' report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-664.

Report of the Canada Post Corporation required by the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-665.

Report of the Farm Credit Corporation, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-666.

Reports of the Farm Credit Corporation required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-667.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 1998-99 to 2002-03 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 1998-99 of the Farm Credit Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-668.

Report of The Seaway International Bridge Corporation, Ltd., together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-669.

Report of The St. Lawrence Seaway Authority, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-670.

Report of The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-671.

Reports of the Canadian Transportation Agency required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-672.

Report of the Civil Aviation Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 33 (1st Supp.), s. 35.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-673.

Reports of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-674.

Reports of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, Ltd. required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-675.

Reports of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-676.

Reports of the Pacific Pilotage Authority required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-677.

Order in Council No. P.C. 1998-800, dated May 7, 1998, concerning a Direction to the CRTC (Reservation of Frequencies for Toronto), pursuant to the Broadcasting Act, S.C. 1991, c. 11, sbs. 26(3).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-678.

Management Plan for Riding Mountain National Park for 1996-2001, pursuant to the Act to amend the National Parks Act and to amend An Act to amend the National Parks Act, S.C. 1988, c. 48, sbs. 4(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-679.

Management Plan for St. Lawrence Islands National Park for 1998-2003, pursuant to the Act to amend the National Parks Act and to amend An Act to amend the National Parks Act, S.C. 1988, c. 48, sbs. 4(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-680.

Management Plan for Terra Nova National Park for 1996-2001, pursuant to the Act to amend the National Parks Act and to amend An Act to amend the National Parks Act, S.C. 1988, c. 48, sbs. 4(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-681.

Reports of the Department of Canadian Heritage required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-682.

Reports of the Department of National Defence required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-683.

Report of the Canada Lands Company Limited for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-684.

Reports of the Canada Labour Relations Board required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-685.

Reports of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-686.

Report of the Standards Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-687.

Report of the Business Development Bank of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-688.

Report of the Ethics Counsellor for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Lobbyists Registration Act, S.C. 1995, c. 12, sbs. 10(6).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-689.

Reports of the Canadian Space Agency required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-690.

Report on the administration of the Lobbyists Registration Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.), sbs. 11(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-691.

Reports of Statistics Canada required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-692.

Reports of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-693.

Reports of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-694.

Report of the Export Development Corporation required by the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-695.

Reports of the Northern Pipeline Agency required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-696.

Report of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-697.

Communiqués issued by the Interim Committee of the International Monetary Fund, dated April 16, 1998, and by the Development Committee of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Monetary Fund, dated April 17, 1998, pursuant to the Act to amend the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act, S.C. 1991, c. 21, s. 14.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-698.

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), s. 42.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-699.

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled "An Inquiry into the Importation of Dairy Product Blends outside the coverage of Canada's Tariff-Rate Quotas" dated June 1998, pursuant to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, S.C. 1988, c. 65, s. 54. -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-700.

Reports of the Department of Finance required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-701.

Reports of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-702.

Report of the Law Reform Commission of Canada for the year 1997-98, pursuant to the Law Commission of Canada Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. L-7, s. 18.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-703.

Report on the State of Parks for 1997, pursuant to the Act to amend the National Parks Act and to amend An Act to amend the National Parks Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 39 (4th Supp.), s. 3. -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-704.

Report of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board for the year ended December 31, 1997, pursuant to the Act to amend the Patent Act and to provide for certain matters in relation thereto, S.C. 1993, c. 2, s. 7.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-705.

Reports of the Medical Research Council of Canada required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-706.

Report on Canada's activities as a Member Nation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the period April 1, 1996 to March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-26, s. 4.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-707.

Report of the Atomic Energy Control Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Atomic Energy Control Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-16, sbs. 21(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-708.

Report of the Cape Breton Development Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-709.

Reports of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-710.

Report of the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, S.C. 1987, c. 3, sbs. 29(3).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-711.

Reports of the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-712.

Reports of the Department of Natural Resources required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-713.

Reports of the National Energy Board required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-714.

Reports of the Atomic Energy Control Board required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-715.

Report of the Public Service Staff Relations Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 33 (2nd Supp.), s. 84.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-716.

Reports of Defence Construction (1951) Limited required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-717.

Report of Defence Construction (1951) Limited, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-718.

Report of the Old Port of Montreal Corporation Inc., together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-719.

Reports of the Canada Information Office required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-720.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 1998-99 to 2002-03 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 1998-99 of Defence Construction (1951) Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-721.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan, Operating Budget and Capital Budget for 1997-98 to 2001-02 of the Queens Quay West Land Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-722.

Report on the State of Canada's Forests for 1998, pursuant to the Department of Natural Resources Act, S.C. 1994, c. 41, sbs. 7(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-723.

Reports of the Department of Industry required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-724.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 1999 to 2003 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 1999 of the Business Development Bank of Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-725.

Reports of Department of Justice required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-726.

Report of the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-727.

Reports of the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-728.

Reports of the Canada Centre for Management Development required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-729.

Reports of the Security Intelligence Review Committee required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-730.

Reports of the Privy Council Office required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-731.

Reports of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-732.

Report on the administration of the Fisheries Improvement Loans Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Fisheries Improvement Loans Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-22, sbs. 14(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-733.

Copy of the Special Economic Measures (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) Regulations (P.C. 1998-1343 and SOR/JUS-600524) and the Special Economic Measures Permit Authorization Order (P.C. 1998-1344), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-734.

Report of the International Development Research Centre, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the International Development Research Centre Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-19, sbs. 22(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-735.

Report of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-736.

Management Plan for the Georgian Bay Islands National Park for 1998-2003, pursuant to the Act to amend the National Parks Act and to amend An Act to amend the National Parks Act, S.C. 1988, c. 48, sbs. 4(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-737.

Management Plan for the Prince-Edward Island National Park for 1998-2003, pursuant to the Act to amend the National Parks Act and to amend An Act to amend the National Parks Act, S.C. 1988, c. 48, sbs. 4(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-738.

Management Plan for the Bruce Peninsula National Park for 1998-2003, pursuant to the Act to amend the National Parks Act and to amend An Act to amend the National Parks Act, S.C. 1988, c. 48, sbs. 4(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-739.

Management Plan for the Fathom Five National Marine Park for 1998-2003, pursuant to the Act to amend the National Parks Act and to amend An Act to amend the National Parks Act, S.C. 1988, c. 48, sbs. 4(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-740.

Report of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, S.C. 1987, c. 30, sbs. 45(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-741.

Reports of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-742.

Reports of the Department of Health required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-743.

Report on the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and on the Northeastern Quebec Agreement "Cree-Inuit-Naskapi" for the year 1997, pursuant to the James Bay and Northern Quebec Native Claims Settlement Act, S.C. 1976-77, c. 32, s. 10.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-744.

Reports of the Canadian Polar Commission required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-745.

Reports of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-746.

Reports of the Yukon Territory Water Board required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-747.

Reports of the Northwest Territories Water Board required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-748.

Reports of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency required by the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act for the period ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) and the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-749.

Proceedings of the Royal Society of Canada for 1996, together with Transactions for 1996 and 1997, Calendar for 1997-98 and Report of Council for 1996-97, pursuant to the Act to Incorporate the Royal Society of Canada, S.C. 1883, c. 46, s. 9.-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-750.

Report of Queens Quay West Land Corporation, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-751.

Report of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998, pursuant to the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act, S.C. 1988, c. 28, sbs. 30(3).-Sessional Paper No. 1/36-752.

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled "Review of Recommendation regarding Vinex FR-9B Fabric", dated June 29, 1998, pursuant to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, S.C. 1988, c. 65, s. 54. -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-753.

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled "Requests for Tariff Relief by Blue Bird Dress of Toronto Ltd. regarding certain woven fabrics of polyester filament yarns", dated July 23, 1998, pursuant to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, S.C. 1988, c. 65, s. 54. -Sessional Paper No. 1/36-754.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Carstairs moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

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Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 85(4)

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The names of the Honourable Senators Kinsella and Beaudoin substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Buchanan and Doody (June 22).

The names of the Honourable Senators Bryden and Watt substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Corbin and Grafstein (September 15).

The name of the Honourable Senator Butts substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Milne (September 21).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The name of the Honourable Senator Eyton substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (June 22).

The names of the Honourable Senators Ferretti Barth and Johnstone substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Bryden and Losier-Cool (September 15).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The name of the Honourable Senator LeBreton, Lavoie-Roux and Phillips substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Comeau, DeWare and Kinsella (June 22).

The names of the Honourable Senators Cools, Ferretti Barth, Stollery, and Maloney substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Callbeck, Stewart, Maloney, and Stollery (September 15).

The name of the Honourable Senator Butts substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Kenny (September 21).

Standing Committee on Privileges, Standing Rules and Orders

The name of the Honourable Senator Robertson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Beaudoin (June 22).

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The name of the Honourable Senator Callbeck substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Bryden (June 23).

Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament

The name of the Honourable Senator Kroft substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gigantès (September 15).

Committee of Selection

The name of the Honourable Senator Mercier substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Hébert (September 15).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The name of the Honourable Senator DeBané substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Butts (September 15).

Special Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access

The names of the Honourable Senators Cook and Maloney substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Milne and Pépin (September 21).

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The name of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux added to the membership (September 21).


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