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54 Elizabeth II, A.D. 2005, Canada

Journals of the Senate

1st Session, 38th Parliament


Issue 48

Tuesday, April 12, 2005
2:00 p.m.

The Honourable Daniel Hays, Speaker


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Andreychuk, Angus, Atkins, Austin, Bacon, Baker, Banks, Biron, Bryden, Buchanan, Callbeck, Carney, Chaput, Christensen, Cochrane, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, Cordy, Cowan, Dallaire, Day, De Bané, Di Nino, Doody, Downe, Dyck, Eggleton, Eyton, Fairbairn, Ferretti Barth, Finnerty, Fitzpatrick, Forrestall, Fraser, Furey, Gill, Grafstein, Gustafson, Harb, Hays, Hervieux-Payette, Hubley, Johnson, Joyal, Kelleher, Kenny, Keon, Kinsella, Lapointe, Lavigne, LeBreton, Léger, Losier-Cool, Lynch-Staunton, Maheu, Mahovlich, Massicotte, McCoy, Meighen, Mercer, Merchant, Milne, Mitchell, Moore, Munson, Murray, Nancy Ruth, Nolin, Pearson, Pépin, Peterson, Phalen, Pitfield, Plamondon, Poulin (Charette), Poy, Prud'homme, Ringuette, Rivest, Robichaud, Rompkey, St. Germain, Smith, Spivak, Stollery, Stratton, Tardif, Tkachuk, Watt

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Andreychuk, Angus, Atkins, Austin, Bacon, Baker, Banks, Biron, Bryden, Buchanan, Callbeck, Carney, Chaput, Christensen, Cochrane, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, Cordy, Cowan, Dallaire, Day, De Bané, Di Nino, Doody, Downe, Dyck, Eggleton, Eyton, Fairbairn, Ferretti Barth, Finnerty, Fitzpatrick, Forrestall, Fraser, Furey, Gill, Grafstein, Gustafson, Harb, Hays, Hervieux-Payette, Hubley, *Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Kelleher, Kenny, Keon, Kinsella, *Kirby, Lapointe, Lavigne, LeBreton, Léger, Losier-Cool, Lynch-Staunton, Maheu, Mahovlich, Massicotte, McCoy, Meighen, Mercer, Merchant, Milne, Mitchell, Moore, Munson, Murray, Nancy Ruth, Nolin, Pearson, Pépin, Peterson, Phalen, Pitfield, Plamondon, Poulin (Charette), Poy, Prud'homme, Ringuette, Rivest, Robichaud, Rompkey, St. Germain, Smith, Spivak, Stollery, Stratton, Tardif, Tkachuk, *Trenholme Counsell, Watt

PRAYERS

Ordered, That the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs have power to sit at 3:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 12, 2005, even though the Senate may then be sitting, and that Rule 95(4) be suspended in relation thereto.

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:

The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C.,

Elaine McCoy,

Grant Mitchell,

Robert W. Peterson,

Nancy Ruth,

James S. Cowan,

Lillian Eva Dyck,

Roméo A. Dallaire, and

Claudette Tardif,

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 Eggleton, P.C., was introduced between the Honourable Senator Austin, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Smith, 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,
The Honourable

ART EGGLETON

A Member of Our Privy Council for Canada,
Of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario,

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 twenty-fourth day of March in the year of Our Lord two thousand and five and in the fifty-fourth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

DAVID EMERSON

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Eggleton, P.C., 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 McCoy was introduced between the Honourable Senator Austin, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Murray, 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,

ELAINE McCOY

One of Our Counsel learned in the law,
Of Calgary, 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:

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 twenty-fourth day of March in the year of Our Lord two thousand and five and in the fifty-fourth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

DAVID EMERSON

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator McCoy 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 Mitchell was introduced between the Honourable Senator Austin, 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

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,

GRANT MITCHELL

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:

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 twenty-fourth day of March in the year of Our Lord two thousand and five and in the fifty-fourth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

DAVID EMERSON

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Mitchell 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 Peterson was introduced between the Honourable Senator Austin, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Merchant, 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,

ROBERT W. PETERSON

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 twenty-fourth day of March in the year of Our Lord two thousand and five and in the fifty-fourth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

DAVID EMERSON

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Peterson 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 Nancy Ruth was introduced between the Honourable Senator Austin, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Atkins, 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,

NANCY RUTH

Of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario,

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 twenty-fourth day of March in the year of Our Lord two thousand and five and in the fifty-fourth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

DAVID EMERSON

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Nancy Ruth 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 Cowan was introduced between the Honourable Senator Austin, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Smith, 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,

JAMES S. COWAN

One of Our Counsel learned in the law,
Of Halifax, in the Province of Nova Scotia,

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 twenty-fourth day of March in the year of Our Lord two thousand and five and in the fifty-fourth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

DAVID EMERSON

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Cowan 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 Dyck was introduced between the Honourable Senator Austin, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Andreychuk, 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,

LILLIAN EVA DYCK

Of North Battleford, 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 twenty-fourth day of March in the year of Our Lord two thousand and five and in the fifty-fourth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

DAVID EMERSON

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Dyck 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 Dallaire was introduced between the Honourable Senator Austin, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, 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,

ROMÉO ANTONIUS DALLAIRE

Of Sainte-Foy, 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 Gulf 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:

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 twenty-fourth day of March, in the year of Our Lord two thousand and five and in the fifty-fourth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

DAVID EMERSON

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Dallaire 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 Tardif was introduced between the Honourable Senator Austin, 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

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,

CLAUDETTE TARDIF

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:

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 twenty-fourth day of March in the year of Our Lord two thousand and five and in the fifty-fourth year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

DAVID EMERSON

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Tardif 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 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

Ordered, That pursuant to rule 22(7) the time provided for Senators' Statements be extended by fifteen minutes.

Some honourable senators made statements.

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

Report of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for the year 2004, pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act, S. C. 1998, c. 9, sbs. 61(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/38-456.

Report of the Canadian Human Rights Commission for the year 2004, including the Report on Employment Equity, pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act, S. C. 1998, c. 9, sbs. 61(4). —Sessional Paper No. 1/38-457.

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

The April 2005 report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons for the year 2005, together with an addendum, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, S.C. 1994, C. 32, s. 2. —Sessional Paper No. 1/38-458.

Report of the Interim Committee of Parliamentarians on National Security.—Sessional Paper No. 1/38-459.

Reports on Plans and Priorities, Main Estimates, 2005-2006:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency

Canada Firearms Centre

Canada Industrial Relations Board

Canada School of Public Service

Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Forces Grievance Board

Canadian Grain Commission

Canadian Heritage

Canadian Human Rights Commission

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat

Canadian International Development Agency

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Transportation Agency

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Commission for Public Complaints Against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Competition Tribunal

Copyright Board Canada

Correctional Service Canada

Courts Administration Service

Department of Finance Canada

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Foreign Affairs)

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (International Trade)

Department of Justice Canada

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Environment Canada

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission Canada

Health Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Immigration and Refugee Board

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Canadian Polar Commission

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada

Industry Canada

Infrastructure Canada

Law Commission of Canada

Library and Archives Canada

Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada

NAFTA Secretariat - Canadian Section

National Defence

National Energy Board

National Film Board

National Parole Board

National Research Council Canada

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

Natural Resources Canada

Northern Pipeline Agency Canada

Office of the Auditor General of Canada

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada

Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners

Parks Canada

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada

Privy Council Office

Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada

Public Service Commission Canada

Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada

Public Service Staff Relations Board

Public Works and Government Services Canada

RCMP - External Review Committee

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Science and Engineering Research Canada

Security Intelligence Review
Committee

Social Development Canada

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Statistics Canada

Status of Women Canada

Supreme Court of Canada

The Correctional Investigator Canada

The National Battlefields Commission

Transport Canada

Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat

Veterans Affairs Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada.—Sessional Paper 1/38-460.

Presentation of Reports from Standing or Special Committees

The Honourable Senator Bacon, Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, presented its sixth report (Bill S-11, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (lottery schemes) with amendments and observations).

(The report is printed as an appendix)

The Honourable Senator Bacon moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Maheu, 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 Grafstein presented the following:

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce has the honour to present its

EIGHTH REPORT

Your Committee, to which was referred Bill C-29, An Act to amend the Patent Act, has, in obedience to the Order of Reference of Monday, March 7, 2005, examined the said Bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1. Page 2, new clause 2.1: Add after line 19 the following:

"2.1 The Act is amended by adding, after section 103, Schedules 1 to 4 set out in An Act to amend the Patent Act and the Food and Drugs Act (The Jean Chrétien Pledge to Africa), being chapter 23 of the Statutes of Canada, 2004.''.

2. Page 2, clause 3: Replace lines 20 and 21 with the following:

"3. (1) Sections 1 and 2.1 come into force on the day on which An Act to amend the Patent Act and the Food and Drugs Act (The Jean Chrétien Pledge to Africa), being chapter 23 of the Statutes of Canada, 2004, comes into force.

(2) Section 2 comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of''.

Respectfully submitted,

JERAHMIEL S. GRAFSTEIN

Chair

The Honourable Senator Grafstein 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 Keon presented the following:

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology has the honour to present its

ELEVENTH REPORT

Your Committee, to which was referred Bill C-12, An Act to prevent the introduction and spread of communicable diseases has, in obedience to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, March 9, 2005, examined the said Bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1. Pages 25 and 26, clause 62.1: replace lines 23 to 38 on page 25, and lines 1 to 13 on page 26, with the following:

"62.1 (1) The Governor in Council may not make a regulation under section 62 unless the Minister has first caused the proposed regulation to be laid before both Houses of Parliament.

(2) A proposed regulation that is laid before a House of Parliament is deemed to be automatically referred to the appropriate committee of that House, as determined by the rules of that House, and the committee may conduct inquiries or public hearings with respect to the proposed regulation and report its findings to that House.

(3) The Governor in Council may make a regulation under section 62 only if

(a) neither House has concurred in any report from its committee respecting the proposed regulation before the end of 30 sitting days or 160 calendar days, whichever is earlier, after the day on which the proposed regulation was laid before that House, in which case the regulation may be made only in the form laid; or

(b) both Houses have concurred in reports from their committees approving the proposed regulation or a version of it amended to the same effect, in which case the regulation may be made only in the form concurred in.

(4) For the purpose of this section, "sitting day'' means a day on which the House in question sits.''

2. Page 26, clause 62.2: replace lines 25 and 26 with the following:

"before each House of Parliament, the Minister shall cause to be laid before each House a statement of the''.

Respectfully submitted,

WILBERT J. KEON

Deputy Chair

The Honourable Senator Keon moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gustafson, 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.

ANSWERS TO WRITTEN QUESTIONS

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

Reply to Question No. 10, dated February 1, 2005, appearing on the Order Paper and Notice Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Spivak, respecting the National Capital Commission and the Gatineau Park.—Sessional Paper No. 1/38-461S.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Bills

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

Second reading of Bill C-33, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 23, 2004.

The Honourable Senator Day moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Moore, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

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.

Second reading of Bill S-26, An Act to provide for a national cancer strategy.

The Honourable Senator Forrestall moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator LeBreton, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

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

Orders No. 4 to 7 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Nolin, seconded by the Honourable Senator Andreychuk, for the second reading of Bill S-23, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (modernization of employment and labour relations).

After debate,

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

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

Orders No. 9 and 10 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.

Other

Order No. 4 (inquiry) was called and postponed until the next sitting.

The Order was called to resume debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Banks, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day:

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence be empowered, in accordance with Rule 95(3), to sit on Tuesday, April 5 and Wednesday April 6, 2005, even though the Senate may then be adjourned for a period exceeding one week.

Ordered, That the Order be discharged and the motion withdrawn.

Orders No. 58 (motion), 15 (inquiry), 85 (motion), 12, 6 (inquiries), 78, 69 (motions), 11, 2 and 13 (inquiries) were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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

Report on the administration of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Account, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. R-11, s. 31.—Sessional Paper No. 1/38-438.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2005-2006 to 2007-2008 of the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, pursuant to the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Act, S.C. 1999, c. 17, s. 49. —Sessional Paper No. 1/38-439.

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, 2004, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 1991, c. 1, s. 11.1.—Sessional Paper No. 1/38-440.

Copy of Parks Canada User Fees Proposal, pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 4(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/38-441.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2005-2009 of the Canadian Tourism Commission, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/38-442.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2005-2009 and the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2005 of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/38-443.

Reports of the Royal Canadian Mint for the year ended December 31, 2004, 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. 1/38-444.

Report of the Canada Post Corporation for the year ended December 31, 2004, pursuant to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/38-445.

Report of Export Development Canada for the year ended December 31, 2004, pursuant to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/38-446.

Report of the National Energy Board for the year ended December 31, 2004, pursuant to the National Energy Board Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-7, s. 133.—Sessional Paper No. 1/38-447.

Report of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2004, pursuant to the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act, S.C. 2002, c. 23, sbs. 19(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/38- 448.

Reports of the Canada Port Authorities for the year ended December 31, 2004, 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. 1/38-449.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2005-2009 of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/38-450.

Report of the Canada Pension Plan, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Canada Pension Plan Act, S.C. 1997, c. 40, s. 97. —Sessional Paper No. 1/38-451.

Actuarial Report supplementing the Actuarial Report on the Old Age Security Program as at December 31, 2000, pursuant to the Public Pensions Reporting Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-13 (2nd Supp), sbs. 9(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/38- 452.

Response of the government to the Fourth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans entitled "Nunavut Fisheries: Quota Allocations and Benefits'' (Sessional Paper No. 3/37-142S), tabled in the Senate on April 1, 2004. —Sessional Paper No. 1/38-453S.

Actuarial Report on the Pension Plan for Federally Appointed Judges, and the certificate of assets of the Pension Plan for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004, pursuant to the Public Pensions Reporting Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 13 (2nd Supp.), sbs. 9(1). —Sessional Paper No. 1/38-454.

Reports of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority for the year ended December 31, 2004, 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. 1/38-455.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Rompkey, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 4:46 p.m. the Senate was continued until 1:30 p.m. tomorrow.)


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

Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce

The name of the Honourable Senator Oliver substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Angus (March 23).

The names of the Honourable Senators Angus and Hervieux-Payette, substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Oliver and Day (March 24).

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The names of the Honourable Senators Oliver and Forrestall substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Angus and Gustafson (March 23).

The names of the Honourable Senators Angus and Gustafson substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Oliver and Forrestall (April 5).

Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

The name of the Honourable Senator Chaput substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Callbeck (March 23).

The name of the Honourable Senator Callbeck substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chaput (March 24).

The name of the Honourable Senator Chaput substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gill (April 5).

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The name of the Honourable Senator Callbeck substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Trenholme Counsell (March 24).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The names of the Honourable Senators Ringuette and Sibbeston substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Léger and Lapointe (March 24).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The name of the Honourable Senator Downe substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich (March 24).

The name of the Honourable Senator Forrestall substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Stratton (April 12).

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The name of the Honourable Senator Maheu substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Pearson (March 24).

The name of the Honourable Senator Ringuette substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chaput (April 12).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The name of the Honourable Senator Baker, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Pépin (April 7).

The name of the Honourable Senator Pépin substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Baker (April 12).


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