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51 Elizabeth II, A.D. 2003, Canada

Journals of the Senate

2nd Session, 37th Parliament


Issue 31

Tuesday, February 4, 2003
2:00 p.m.

The Honourable Daniel Hays, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Andreychuk, Angus, Atkins, Bacon, Beaudoin, Bryden, Callbeck, Carstairs, Chalifoux, Chaput, Christensen, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, Cordy, Day, De Bané, Di Nino, Doody, Eyton, Fairbairn, Ferretti Barth, Finnerty, Fitzpatrick, Forrestall, Furey, Gauthier, Gill, Graham, Gustafson, Hays, Hubley, Johnson, Joyal, Kelleher, Kenny, Kinsella, Kirby, Kolber, Kroft, LaPierre, LeBreton, Lynch-Staunton, Mahovlich, Merchant, Milne, Morin, Murray, Nolin, Oliver, Pearson, Pépin, Phalen, Pitfield, Prud'homme, Ringuette, Robichaud, Roche, Rompkey, Rossiter, St. Germain, Setlakwe, Sibbeston, Sparrow, Spivak, Stollery, Stratton, Tkachuk, Watt, Wiebe

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Andreychuk, Angus, Atkins, Bacon, Beaudoin, Bryden, *Buchanan, Callbeck, Carstairs, Chalifoux, Chaput, Christensen, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, Cordy, Day, De Bané, Di Nino, Doody, Eyton, Fairbairn, Ferretti Barth, Finnerty, Fitzpatrick, Forrestall, Furey, Gauthier, Gill, *Grafstein, Graham, Gustafson, Hays, *Hervieux-Payette, Hubley, *Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Kelleher, Kenny, Kinsella, Kirby, Kolber, Kroft, LaPierre, LeBreton, Lynch-Staunton, Mahovlich, Merchant, Milne, Morin, Murray, Nolin, Oliver, Pearson, Pépin, Phalen, Pitfield, Prud'homme, Ringuette, Robichaud, Roche, Rompkey, Rossiter, St. Germain, Setlakwe, Sibbeston, *Smith, Sparrow, Spivak, Stollery, Stratton, Tkachuk, Watt, Wiebe

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:—

Maria Chaput,

Pana Pappas Merchant, and

Pierrette Ringuette-Maltais,

respectively, had been summoned to the Senate.

The Honourable Speaker informed the Senate that there were Senators without waiting to be introduced.

The Honourable Senator Chaput was introduced between the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Kroft, and having presented Her Majesty's Writ of Summons it was read by one of the Clerks at the Table as follows:—

CANADA

Adrienne Clarkson
(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,

MARIA CHAPUT

Of Sainte-Anne, in the Province of Manitoba,

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:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this twelfth day of December, in the year of Our Lord two thousand and two and in the fifty-first year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

ALLAN ROCK

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Chaput 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 Merchant was introduced between the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Wiebe, and having presented Her Majesty's Writ of Summons it was read by one of the Clerks at the Table as follows:—

CANADA

Adrienne Clarkson
(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

PANA PAPPAS MERCHANT

Of Regina, in the Province of Saskatchewan,

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:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this twelfth day of December, in the year of Our Lord two thousand and two and in the fifty-first year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

ALLAN ROCK

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Merchant 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 Ringuette-Maltais was introduced between the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Robichaud, 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

Adrienne Clarkson
(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

PIERRETTE RINGUETTE-MALTAIS

Of Edmundston, in the Province of New Brunswick,

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:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this twelfth day of December, in the year of Our Lord two thousand and two and in the fifty-first year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

ALLAN ROCK

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Ringuette-Maltais 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 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

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Report of the Privacy Commissioner for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 40(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-252.

Performance Report of the Library of Parliament for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002.—Sessional Paper No. 2/ 37-253.

Presentation of Reports from Standing or Special Committees

The Honourable Senator Bacon presented the following:

TUESDAY, February 4, 2003

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

EIGHTH REPORT

Your Committee recommends the adoption of Supplementary Estimates (B) of $639,000 for the fiscal year 2002- 2003.

These Supplementary Estimates are needed to meet the following requirements:

1) to meet the Senate's 30 per cent share of additional funding requested by the Joint Inter-Parliamentary Council;

2) to provide the necessary funds required for the increased expenditures of the Office and Research Expenses Budget.

Respectfully submitted,

LISE BACON

Chair

The Honourable Senator Bacon moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., 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 Milne, Chair of the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament, presented its Seventh Report (amendment to Rule 131—request for Government response).

(The Report is printed as an Appendix)

The Honourable Senator Milne moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Finnerty, 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 Kenny, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, informed the Senate that, pursuant to an Order adopted by the Senate on October 30, 2002, he had deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on January 21, 2003, the Fifth Report (Interim) of the said Committee, entitled: The Myth of Security at Canada's Airports. —Sessional Paper No. 2/37-234S.

The Honourable Senator Kenny moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Ferretti Barth, that the Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting.

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

Tabling of Reports from Inter-Parliamentary Delegations

The Honourable Senator Nolin tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 48th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, held in Istanbul, Turkey, from November 15 to 19, 2002.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-254.

ANSWERS TO WRITTEN QUESTIONS

Pursuant to Rule 25(2), the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., tabled the following:

Reply to Question No. 1, dated September 30, 2002, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Lynch-Staunton, respecting the Anti-terrorism Act (Bill C-36, 1st Session, 37th Parliament).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-255S.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Bills

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich, seconded by the Honourable Senator Poy, for the third reading of Bill C-12, An Act to promote physical activity and sport, as amended,

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Murray, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Oliver, that the Bill be not now read a third time but that it be amended,

(a) in clause 32, on page 13, by adding after line 27 the following:

"(4) The Minister shall cause a copy of the corporate plan to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the Minister receives the plan.''; and

(b) in clause 33, on page 14, by adding after line 11 the following:

"(5) The Minister shall cause a copy of the annual report to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the Minister receives the report.''.

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Kinsella, seconded by the Honourable Senator Atkins, that the Bill be not now read a third time but that it be amended,

(a) on page 13, by adding after line 10, the following:

"32. The Centre is deemed to be a government institution as that term is defined in section 3 of the Access to Information Act and section 3 of the Privacy Act for the purposes of those Acts.'';

(b) on page 15,

(i) by adding before the heading "Department of Canadian Heritage'' before line 17, the following:

"Access to Information Act

37. Schedule I to the Access to Information Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order under the heading "Other Government Institutions'':

Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada
Centre de règlement des différends sportifs du Canada'',

(ii) by adding after line 21, the following:

"Privacy Act

39. Schedule I to the Privacy Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order under the heading "Other Government Institutions'':

Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada
Centre de règlement des différends sportifs du Canada'' ; and

(c) by renumbering clauses 32 to 40 and any cross-references thereto accordingly.

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Roche, seconded by the Honourable Senator Murray, P.C., that the Bill be not now read a third time but that it be amended in clause 35,

(a) on page 14, by deleting the heading before line 23 and lines 23 to 46;

(b) on page 15, by deleting lines 1 to 7; and

(c) by renumbering clauses 36 to 40 as clauses 35 to 39 and any cross-references thereto accordingly.

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Gauthier, seconded by the Honourable Senator LaPierre, that the Bill be not now read a third time but that it be amended in the Preamble, on page 1, by replacing lines 5 to 8 with the following:

"social cohesion, linguistic duality, economic activity, cultural diversity and quality of life;''.

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Bolduc, seconded by the Honourable Senator Nolin, that the Bill be not now read a third time but that it be amended, in clause 28, on page 10, by replacing lines 34 to 38 with the following:

"Auditor General of Canada

28. (1) The accounts and financial transactions of the Centre are subject to examination and audit by the Auditor General of Canada.

(2) The Auditor General of Canada shall annually

(a) audit and provide an opinion on the financial statements of the Centre; and

(b) provide a report to the Chairperson and to the Minister on the audit and opinion.

(3) The Minister shall cause a copy of the Auditor General's report to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the Minister receives the report.''.

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Gauthier, seconded by the Honourable Senator Hubley, that the Bill be not now read a third time but that it be amended in clause 7, on page 4, by adding after line 19 the following:

"(3) In developing contribution and policy implementation agreements, the Minister shall take into account the needs of the English-speaking and French-speaking minorities, in accordance with the Official Languages Act.''.

After debate,

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

The question was put on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Bolduc, seconded by the Honourable Senator Nolin, that the Bill be not now read a third time but that it be amended, in clause 28, on page 10, by replacing lines 34 to 38 with the following:

"Auditor General of Canada

28. (1) The accounts and financial transactions of the Centre are subject to examination and audit by the Auditor General of Canada.

(2) The Auditor General of Canada shall annually

(a) audit and provide an opinion on the financial statements of the Centre; and

(b) provide a report to the Chairperson and to the Minister on the audit and opinion.

(3) The Minister shall cause a copy of the Auditor General's report to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the Minister receives the report.''.

The motion in amendment was negatived, on division.

The question was put on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Gauthier, seconded by the Honourable Senator LaPierre, that the Bill be not now read a third time but that it be amended in the Preamble, on page 1, by replacing lines 5 to 8 with the following:

"social cohesion, linguistic duality, economic activity, cultural diversity and quality of life;''.

The motion in amendment was adopted, on division.

The question was put on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Roche, seconded by the Honourable Senator Murray, P.C., that the Bill be not now read a third time but that it be amended in clause 35,

(a) on page 14, by deleting the heading before line 23 and lines 23 to 46;

(b) on page 15, by deleting lines 1 to 7; and

(c) by renumbering clauses 36 to 40 as clauses 35 to 39 and any cross-references thereto accordingly.

The motion in amendment was negatived, on division.

The question was put on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Kinsella, seconded by the Honourable Senator Atkins, that the Bill be not now read a third time but that it be amended,

(a) on page 13, by adding after line 10, the following:

"32. The Centre is deemed to be a government institution as that term is defined in section 3 of the Access to Information Act and section 3 of the Privacy Act for the purposes of those Acts.'';

(b) on page 15,

(i) by adding before the heading "Department of Canadian Heritage'' before line 17, the following:

"Access to Information Act

37. Schedule I to the Access to Information Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order under the heading "Other Government Institutions'':

Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada
Centre de règlement des différends sportifs du Canada'',

(ii) by adding after line 21, the following:

"Privacy Act

39. Schedule I to the Privacy Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order under the heading "Other Government Institutions'':

Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada
Centre de règlement des différends sportifs du Canada'',

(c) by renumbering clauses 32 to 40 and any cross-references thereto accordingly.

The motion in amendment was negatived, on division.

The question was put on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Murray, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Oliver, that the Bill be not now read a third time but that it be amended,

(a) in clause 32, on page 13, by adding after line 27 the following:

"(4) The Minister shall cause a copy of the corporate plan to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the Minister receives the plan.''; and

(b) in clause 33, on page 14, by adding after line 11 the following:

"(5) The Minister shall cause a copy of the annual report to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the Minister receives the report.''.

The motion in amendment was adopted, on division.

The question then being put on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich, seconded by the Honourable Senator Poy, for the third reading of Bill C-12, An Act to promote physical activity and sport, as amended, it was adopted on division.

The Bill, as amended, was then read the third time and passed, on division.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate have passed this Bill with certain amendments, to which they desire their concurrence.

Motions

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C.:

That the documents entitled: "Proposals to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Ethics Commissioner) and other Acts as a consequence'' and "Proposals to amend the Rules of the Senate and the Standing Orders of the House of Commons to implement the 1997 Milliken-Oliver Report'', tabled in the Senate on October 23, 2002, be referred to the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament,

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool, that the motion be amended by adding the following:

"That the Committee, in conjunction with this review, also take into consideration at the same time the code of conduct in use in the United Kingdom Parliament at Westminster, and consider rules that might embody standards appropriate for appointed members of a House of Parliament who can only be removed for cause; and

That the Committee make recommendations, if required, for the adoption and implementation of a code of conduct for Senators, and concerning such resources as may be needed to administer it, including consequential changes to statute law that may be appropriate.''.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Sparrow moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cools, that the motion in amendment be amended by adding the following:

"That the Committee, in conjunction with the review, also take into consideration the present Rules of the Senate, the Parliament of Canada Act, the Criminal Code of Canada, the Canadian Constitution, and the Common Law to determine after a full compilation and review of these provisions whether they do of themselves adequately serve to assure high ethical standards in the actions of Senators in performing their duties.''

The question being put on the sub-amendment, it was adopted.

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C.,

And on the motion in amendment, as amended, of the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Cools moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Sparrow, that further debate on the motion in amendment, as amended, be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

The Senate resumed debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C.,

And on the motion in amendment, as amended, of the Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion in amendment, as amended, it was adopted.

The question was then put on the motion, as amended, of the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C.:

That the documents entitled: "Proposals to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Ethics Commissioner) and other Acts as a consequence'' and "Proposals to amend the Rules of the Senate and the Standing Orders of the House of Commons to implement the 1997 Milliken-Oliver Report'', tabled in the Senate on October 23, 2002, be referred to the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament;

That the Committee, in conjunction with this review, also take into consideration at the same time the code of conduct in use in the United Kingdom Parliament at Westminster, and consider rules that might embody standards appropriate for appointed members of a House of Parliament who can only be removed for cause;

That the Committee, in conjunction with the review, also take into consideration the present Rules of the Senate, the Parliament of Canada Act, the Criminal Code of Canada, the Canadian Constitution, and the Common Law to determine after a full compilation and review of these provisions whether they do of themselves adequately serve to assure high ethical standards in the actions of Senators in performing their duties, and

That the Committee make recommendations, if required, for the adoption and implementation of a code of conduct for Senators, and concerning such resources as may be needed to administer it, including consequential changes to statute law that may be appropriate.

The motion, as amended, was adopted.

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With leave,

The Senate reverted to Notices of Motions.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Spivak moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Forrestall:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources have power to sit at 5:00 p.m. today, even though the Senate may be then sitting, and that Rule 95(4) be suspended in relation thereto.

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

OTHER BUSINESS

Senate Public Bills

Orders No. 1 to 8 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills

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

Reports of Committees

Orders No. 1 to 6 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Other

Orders No. 7 (motion), 8, 9, 2 (inquiries), 22, 73, 5, 66 (motions), 6 and 4 (inquiries) were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Roche, seconded by the Honourable Senator Taylor:

That the Senate notes the crisis between the United States and Iraq, and affirms the urgent need for Canada to uphold international law under which, absent an attack or imminent threat of attack, only the United Nations Security Council has the authority to determine compliance with its resolutions and sanction military action.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Rompkey, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Bryden, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

Resuming debate on the inquiry of the Honourable Senator Kinsella calling the attention of the Senate to the independence of the Speaker in the Westminster model of Parliament.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Stratton for the Honourable Senator Oliver moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator LeBreton, that further debate on the inquiry be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

INQUIRIES

The Honourable Senator Forrestall called the attention of the Senate to the Government response to the Report of the Standing Committee on National Security and Defence entitled Canadian Security and Military Preparedness, tabled in the Senate on October 9, 2002.

Debate concluded.

MOTIONS

The Honourable Senator Kirby moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pépin:

That Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology be authorized to examine and report on issues arising from, and developments since, the tabling of its final report on the state of the health care system in Canada in October 2002. In particular, the Committee shall be authorized to examine issues concerning:

(a) Aboriginal health;
(b) Women's health;
(c) Mental health;
(d) Rural health;
(e) Population health;
(f) Home care;
(g) Palliative care.

That the papers and evidence received and taken by the Committee on the study of the state of the health care system in Canada in the Second Session of the Thirty-sixth Parliament and the First Session of the Thirty-seventh Parliament be referred to the Committee, and

That the Committee submit its final report no later than June 30, 2004.

After debate,

In amendment, the Honourable Senator Kinsella moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Kirby, that the motion be amended:

(a) in the first paragraph thereof by deleting sub-paragraphs (a) through (g) and substituting therefor the words "mental health and mental illness''; and

(b) in the third paragraph thereof by deleting the word "June'' and substituting therefor the word "May''.

After debate,

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

The question was then put on the motion, as amended, of the Honourable Senator Kirby, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pépin:

That Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology be authorized to examine and report on issues arising from, and developments since, the tabling of its final report on the state of the health care system in Canada in October 2002. In particular, the Committee shall be authorized to examine issues concerning mental health and mental illness;

That the papers and evidence received and taken by the Committee on the study of the state of the health care system in Canada in the Second Session of the Thirty-sixth Parliament and the First Session of the Thirty-seventh Parliament be referred to the Committee, and

That the Committee submit its final report no later than May 30, 2004.

The motion, as amended, was adopted.

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

Report on the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and on the Northeastern Quebec Agreement "Cree- Naskapi'' for the years 1998-1999 and 1999-2000.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-235.

Report of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation for the year 2000.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-236.

Report of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation for the year 2001.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-237.

Report of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation for the year 2002—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-238.

Document entitled "Canadian Position with Respect to Convention 184 and Recommendation 192 adopted at the 89th Session of the International Labour Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2001''.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-239.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2003-2007 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 2003 of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-240.

Reports of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-241.

Lists of various international agreements which entered into force for Canada during 2001 (together with copies of the agreements).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-242.

Document entitled "Export of Military Goods from Canada'' for the year 2001.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-243.

Report on Crown Corporations and Other Corporate Interests of Canada for the year 2002, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 151(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-244.

Reports of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37- 245.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2002-03 to 2005-06 of the Cape Breton Growth Fund Corporation and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2002-03, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-246.

Report of the President of the Treasury Board on Official Languages in Federal Institutions for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Official Languages Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 48.—Sessional Paper No. 2/ 37-247.

Report of the National Arts Centre, together with the Auditor General's report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the National Arts Centre Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-3, sbs. 17(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-248.

Report on exemptions issued to masters, mates and engineers for the year 2001, pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. S-9, sbs. 132(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-249.

Report on exemptions issued to masters, mates and engineers for the year 2002, pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. S-9, sbs. 132(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-250.

Report on the administration and enforcement of the fish habitat protection and pollution prevention provisions of the Fisheries Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, pursuant to the Fisheries Act, S.C. 1991, c. 1, sbs. 11.1.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-251.

ADJOURNMENT

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

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 5:05 p.m. the Senate was continued until 1:30 p.m. tomorrow.)

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

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The name of the Honourable Senator Maheu substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Graham (December 12).

The name of the Honourable Senator Graham substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Maheu (January 27).

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The names of the Honourable Senators Wiebe, Fairbairn, Day and Chalifoux substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Fraser, Lapointe, Cordy and Milne (December 16).

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The name of the Honourable Senator Setlakwe substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich (December 16).

The name of the Honourable Senator Angus substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Oliver (January 3).

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The name of the Honourable Senator Wiebe substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool (December 16).


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