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1st Session, 41st Parliament

Issue 133

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker

The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Batters, Bellemare, Beyak, Black, Boisvenu, Braley, Brazeau, Brown, Buth, Callbeck,  Campbell, Carignan, Chaput, Charette-Poulin, Comeau, Cools, Cordy, Cowan, Dagenais, Dallaire,  Dawson, Day, Demers, Downe, Doyle, Duffy, Dyck, Eaton, Eggleton, Enverga, Finley, Fortin-Duplessis, Fraser, Frum, Furey, Gerstein, Greene, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, Housakos, Hubley, Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Kenny, Kinsella, Lang, LeBreton, MacDonald, Maltais, Manning, Marshall, Martin, Massicotte, McCoy, McInnis, McIntyre, Mercer, Merchant, Meredith, Mitchell, Mockler, Moore, Munson, Nancy Ruth, Neufeld, Ngo, Nolin, Ogilvie, Oh, Patterson, Plett, Poirier, Raine, Ringuette, Rivard, Rivest, Robichaud,  Runciman, Segal, Seidman, Seth, Sibbeston, Smith (Cobourg), Smith (Saurel), Stratton, Tardif, Tkachuk, Unger, Verner, Wallace, Wallin, Watt, Wells, White, Zimmer

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Batters, Bellemare, Beyak, Black, Boisvenu, Braley, Brazeau, Brown, Buth, Callbeck,  Campbell, Carignan, Chaput, Charette-Poulin, Comeau, Cools, Cordy, Cowan, Dagenais, Dallaire,  Dawson, Day, Demers, Downe, Doyle, Duffy, Dyck, Eaton, Eggleton, Enverga, Finley, Fortin-Duplessis, Fraser, Frum, Furey, Gerstein, Greene, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, Housakos, Hubley, Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Kenny, Kinsella, Lang, LeBreton, MacDonald, Maltais, Manning, Marshall, Martin, Massicotte, McCoy, McInnis, McIntyre, Mercer, Merchant, Meredith, Mitchell, Mockler, Moore, Munson, Nancy Ruth, Neufeld, Ngo, Nolin, Ogilvie, Oh, Patterson, Plett, Poirier, Raine, Ringuette, Rivard, Rivest, Robichaud,  Runciman, Segal, Seidman, Seth, Sibbeston, Smith (Cobourg), Smith (Saurel), Stratton, Tardif, Tkachuk, Unger, Verner, Wallace, Wallin, Watt, Wells, White, Zimmer

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 John Black,

David Mark Wells,

Lynn Beyak,

Victor Oh, and

Denise Leanne Batters

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 Black was introduced between the Honourable Senator LeBreton, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Brown, and having presented Her Majesty's Writ of Summons it was read by one of the Clerks at the Table as follows:

CANADA

David Johnston
(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 JOHN BLACK

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 David Johnston, 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-fifth day of January in the year of Our Lord two thousand and thirteen and in the sixty-first year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

CHRISTIAN PARADIS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Black 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.

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

CANADA

David Johnston
(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,

DAVID MARK WELLS

Of St. John's, in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador,

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 David Johnston, 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-fifth day of January in the year of Our Lord two thousand and thirteen and in the sixty-first year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

CHRISTIAN PARADIS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Wells 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.

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

CANADA

David Johnston
(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,

LYNN BEYAK

Of Dryden, 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 David Johnston, 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-fifth day of January in the year of Our Lord two thousand and thirteen and in the sixty-first year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

CHRISTIAN PARADIS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Beyak 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.

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

CANADA

David Johnston
(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,

VICTOR OH

Of Mississauga, 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 David Johnston, 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-fifth day of January in the year of Our Lord two thousand and thirteen and in the sixty-first year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

CHRISTIAN PARADIS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Oh 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.

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

CANADA

David Johnston
(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,

DENISE LEANNE BATTERS

One of Our Counsel learned in the law,
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 appoint you for the Division of Alma 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 David Johnston, 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-fifth day of January in the year of Our Lord two thousand and thirteen and in the sixty-first year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

CHRISTIAN PARADIS

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Batters 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.

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The Honourable the Speaker informed the Senate that the Honourable Senators introduced today had made and subscribed the Declaration of 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.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Tabling of documents

The Honourable Senator Comeau tabled the following:

Copy of the Regulations amending the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Tunisia and Egypt) Regulations (P.C. 2012-1713), pursuant to the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, S.C. 2011, c. 10, s. 7.—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1458.

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Comeau tabled the following:

Text of the United Kingdom Succession to the Crown Bill as of January 30, 2013, with a French version prepared by the Department of Justice.—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1459S.

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The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

The Fall 2012 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the House of Commons, together with an Addendum containing copies of Environmental Petitions received between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012, pursuant to theAuditor General Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 23(5).—Sessional Paper No. 1/ 41-1460.

Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada's Case Report of Findings of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner in the Matter of an Investigation into a Disclosure of Wrongdoing (Canadian International Development Agency), pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, S.C. 2005, c. 46, s. 38.(3.3). —Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1461.

Introduction and First Reading of Government Bills

A message was brought from the House of Commons with a Bill C-53, An Act to assent to alterations in the law touching the Succession to the Throne, to which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Comeau moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gerstein, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading two days hence.

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

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The Honourable Senator Comeau introduced a Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.

The bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Comeau moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wallin, that the bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading two days hence.

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

SPEAKER'S RULING

Last December 14, 2012, Senator Tardif rose on a point of order after Question Period to complain about a Senator's Statement made earlier in the sitting by Senator Duffy. In that statement, Senator Duffy claimed that certain remarks made during the previous day's debate on Bill C-300 had been against him personally and had violated the prohibition against "personal, sharp or taxing speeches'' contained in rule 6-13(1). In her objection, Senator Tardif denied that any rule had been broken. Further discussion on the point of order was largely focussed on what had happened during proceedings on Bill C-300, both in committee and in the Senate, rather than on Senator Duffy's use of a statement to raise a point of order.

In order to assist the Senate, I intend to limit myself to the issue of the proper use of Senators' Statements and Rules 4-2(5) and 4-2(6), which spell out certain limitations with respect to them. First, statements are for matters that senators believe should be brought to the immediate attention of the Senate. Second, a statement should not relate to an order of the day and should relate to a matter that cannot otherwise be brought to the immediate attention of the Senate. Finally, and certainly relevant to this case, matters raised during statements are not subject to debate.

The Senator's Statement subsequently challenged by the point of order of Senator Tardif asserted that the Rules of the Senateprohibiting certain behaviour had been breached. Regardless of any merits to the claim, it would have been more appropriate to raise the alleged breach as a proper point of order and not through a Senator's Statement. Had this been done, which is our established practice, it would have allowed for a review of the claim through exchanges among senators. This in turn would have led to a ruling as to whether a breach of order had actually occurred. This is how alleged points of order are routinely raised and resolved in the Senate.

Of course, it is also the case that points of order involving speeches are most usefully raised when the alleged offending remarks are made, so that the breach, if real, can be limited. When this is not done and the complaint is raised as a point of order after the event, it is more difficult to take corrective action since the remarks are already part of the record. In either case, raising the complaint as a point of order allows for a review by the Senate of the alleged breach of its rules or practices. A Senator's Statement does not allow for this, since it cannot be the object of debate. Instead, it is an assertion of an offence without any possibility of an evaluation since debate is not possible under Senators' Statements. This is not a proper use of the Senators' Statements.

I trust that this will help guide the Senate as to how such issues should be dealt with in the future.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Bills — Second Reading

Second reading of Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Criminal Code.

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Raine, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

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

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

OTHER BUSINESS

Commons Public Bills — Third Reading

Third reading of Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants).

The Honourable Senator Boisvenu moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Runciman, that the bill be read the third time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Tardif, for the Honourable Senator Baker, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

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

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

Senate Public Bills — Reports of Committees

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

Senate Public Bills — Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 5 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Commons Public Bills — Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 9 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Reports of Committees — Other

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

Motions

Orders No. 75 and 128 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

Inquiries

Orders No. 18, 61, 22, 60, 62, 50, 40, 57, 3, 56, 19, 44, 37, 45, 59, 35 and 9 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Order No. 58 was called and, pursuant to rule 4-15(2), dropped from the Order Paper.

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

Report of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency on the administration and enforcement of the Pest Control Products Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2002, c. 28, sbs. 80(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1422.

Report of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency on the administration and enforcement of the Pest Control Products Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2002, c. 28, sbs. 80(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1423.

Report of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency on the administration and enforcement of the Pest Control Products Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2002, c. 28, sbs. 80(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1424.

Copy of the Regulations amending the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations (P.C. 2012-1652), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1). —Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1425.

Report of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, together with the Auditor General's Report, as at July 27, 2012, pursuant to the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act, S.C. 2012, c. 19, s. 500.—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1426.

Report of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1427.

Report of the Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces for the year 2011, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1428.

Report of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(5).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1429.

Report of the Communications Security Establishment for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1430.

Report of the National Energy Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1431.

Report of the National Film Board of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1432.

Report of the National Research Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1433.

Report of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to theEmployment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1434.

Report of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1435.

Report of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to theEmployment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1436.

Report of the Statistical Survey Operations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1437.

Report of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). —Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1438.

Report of the Employment Equity in the Federal Public Service for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1439.

Report of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1440.

Report of the Canada Revenue Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1441.

Report of the Parks Canada Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1442.

Report of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to theEmployment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1443.

Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1444.

Report on human resources management in the Public Service of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to theFinancial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 12.4(1) and to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "28'' and 13.—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1445.

Report of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the year 2011, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1446.

Report of the Canadian Forces for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1447.

Proposed Regulations Amending Schedule 2 to the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (TCEP) (JUS-81200-2- 154), pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2010, c. 21, s. 38(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1448.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2012-2013 to 2016-2017 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2012- 2013 of the National Capital Commission, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1449.

Report of the President of the Treasury Board on Official Languages in federal institutions for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Official Languages Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 48.—Sessional Paper No. 1/ 41-1450.

Proposed Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 5(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1451.

List of Commissions issued for the year 2012, pursuant to the Public Officers Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-31, s. 4.—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1452.

Report on the implementation of the Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2010, c. 18, s. 3.1(1). —Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1453.

Report on the operations under the Canada Water Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-11, s. 38.—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1454.

Report on the administration of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Act, 1999, S.C. 1999, c. 33, sbs. 342(1).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1455.

Proposed Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, dated December 2012, pursuant to theImmigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 5(2).—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1456.

Report on the Operation of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 24 (4th Supp.), s. 8.—Sessional Paper No. 1/41-1457.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Comeau moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Andreychuk:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 4:13 p.m. the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.)


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

The Honourable Senator Munson replaced the Honourable Senator Campbell (January 11, 2013).

Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

The Honourable Senator Munson replaced the Honourable Senator Mahovlich (January 10, 2013).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

The Honourable Senator Dawson replaced the Honourable Senator Mahovlich (January 10, 2013).

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Plett (February 4, 2013).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator De Bané, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Ringuette (December 18, 2012).

Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

The Honourable Senator Campbell replaced the Honourable Senator Dawson (January 11, 2013).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Verner, P.C. (February 4, 2013).

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