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2nd Session, 41st Parliament

Issue 12

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
2:00 p.m.

The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker

The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Baker, Batters, Bellemare, Beyak, Black, Boisvenu, Braley, Brazeau, Buth, Callbeck, Campbell, Carignan, Chaput, Charette-Poulin, Comeau, Cools, Cordy, Cowan, Dagenais, Dallaire, Dawson, Day, Demers, Downe, Doyle, Dyck, Eaton, Enverga, Fortin-Duplessis, Fraser, Frum, Furey, Gerstein, Greene, Hervieux-Payette, Housakos, Hubley, Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Kenny, Kinsella, Lang, LeBreton, Lovelace Nicholas, 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, Smith (Cobourg), Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tardif, Tkachuk, Unger, Verner, Wallace, Wallin, Watt, Wells, White

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Baker, Batters, Bellemare, Beyak, Black, Boisvenu, Braley, Brazeau, Buth, Callbeck, Campbell, Carignan, Chaput, Charette-Poulin, Comeau, Cools, Cordy, Cowan, Dagenais, Dallaire, Dawson, Day, Demers, Downe, Doyle, Dyck, Eaton, Enverga, Fortin-Duplessis, Fraser, Frum, Furey, Gerstein, Greene, Hervieux-Payette, Housakos, Hubley, Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Kenny, Kinsella, Lang, LeBreton, Lovelace Nicholas, 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, Smith (Cobourg), Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tardif, Tkachuk, Unger, Verner, Wallace, Wallin, Watt, Wells, White

The first list records senators present in the Senate Chamber during the course of the sitting.

An asterisk in the second list indicates a senator who, while not present during the sitting, was in attendance to business, as defined in subsections 8(2) and (3) of the Senators Attendance Policy.

PRAYERS

SENATORS' STATEMENTS

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

Tabling of documents

The Honourable the Speaker tabled the following:

The Fall 2013 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, 2013 and June 30, 2013, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 23(5).—Sessional Paper No. 2/ 41-153.

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The Honourable Senator Martin tabled the following:

Departmental Performance Reports for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013:

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and Canadian Polar Commission

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Canada Border Services Agency

Canada Industrial Relations Board

Canada Revenue Agency

Canada School of Public Service

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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 Northern Economic Development Agency

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

Copyright Board Canada

Correctional Service Canada

Courts Administration Service

Department of Finance Canada

Department of Justice Canada

Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Environment Canada

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Health Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Industry Canada

Infrastructure Canada

Library and Archives Canada

Military Grievances External Review Committee

Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada

National Defence

National Energy Board

National Film Board

National Research Council Canada

Natural Resources Canada

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of 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 Canada

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying Canada

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner

Office of the Correctional Investigator Canada

Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada

Parks Canada Agency

Parole Board of Canada

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada

Privy Council Office

Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Public Safety Canada

Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal Canada

Public Service Commission of Canada

Public Service Labour Relations Board

Public Service Staffing Tribunal

Public Works and Government Services Canada

RCMP External Review Committee

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Security Intelligence Review Committee

Shared Services Canada

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Statistics Canada

Status of Women Canada

Supreme Court of Canada

Registry of the Competition Tribunal

Registry of the Specific Claims Tribunal of 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

Veterans Review and Appeal Board

Western Economic Diversification Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 2/41-154.

Presenting or Tabling of Reports from Committees

The Honourable Senator Day tabled the following (Sessional Paper No. 2/41-155S):

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance has the honour to table its

FIRST REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such matters as were referred to it, tables, pursuant to rule 12-26(2), the following report on expenses incurred for that purpose during the First Session of the Forty-first Parliament:

1. With respect to its examination and consideration of legislation:

2011-2012
General Expenses    $ 0
Witness expenses    3,499.34
SUBTOTAL    $ 3,499.34
2012-2013
General Expenses    $ 0
Witness expenses    7,178.53
SUBTOTAL    $ 7,178.53
2013-2014
General Expenses    $ 0
Witness expenses    3,055.79
SUBTOTAL    $ 3,055.79
TOTAL    $ 13,733.66

2. With respect to its special study on The Canada-USA Price Gap authorized by the Senate on Thursday, October 6, 2011:

2011-2012
General Expenses    $ 0
Activity 1:  Toronto, Niagara Falls and Buffalo    0
Witness expenses    6,656.62
SUBTOTAL    $ 6,656.62
2012-2013
General Expenses    $ 2,080.00
Activity 1: Toronto, Niagara Falls and Buffalo    0
Witness expenses    3,055.20
SUBTOTAL    $ 5,135.20
2013-2014
General Expenses    $ 0
Witness expenses    0.
SUBTOTAL    $ 0
TOTAL    $ 11,791.82

In addition to the expenses for its studies as set out above, your committee also incurred general postal charges of $3.49.

During the session, your committee held 120 meetings (209 hours and 16 minutes), heard 647 witnesses and submitted 24 reports in relation to its work. Your Committee examined 8 bills (S-205, S-217, C-3, C-13, C-38, C-45, C- 46, and C-60) and received a total of 24 orders of reference.

Respectfully submitted,

JOSEPH A. DAY

Chair

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Bills — Second Reading

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

Motions

Orders No. 1 and 3 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marshall:

That, in accordance with rule 10-11(1), the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be authorized to examine the subject-matter of all of Bill C-4, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, introduced in the House of Commons on October 22, 2013, in advance of the said bill coming before the Senate;

That the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be authorized to sit for the purposes of its study of the subject-matter of Bill C-4 even though the Senate may then be sitting, with the application of rule 12-18(1) being suspended in relation thereto; and

That, in addition, and notwithstanding any normal practice:

1. The following committees be separately authorized to examine the subject-matter of the following elements contained in Bill C-4 in advance of it coming before the Senate:

(a) the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce: those elements contained in Divisions 2, 3, 9, and 13 of Part 3;

(b) the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources: those elements contained in Divisions 7 and 14 of Part 3;

(c) the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications: those elements contained in Division 8 of Part 3;

(d) the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade: those elements contained in Divisions 4 and 16 of Part 3;

(e) the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology: those elements contained in Divisions 5, 10 and 11 of Part 3; and

(f) the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs: those elements contained in Division 19, of Part 3;

2. The various committees listed in point one that are authorized to examine the subject-matter of particular elements of Bill C-4 submit their final reports to the Senate no later than November 29, 2013;

3. As the reports from the various committees authorized to examine the subject-matter of particular elements of Bill C-4 are tabled in the Senate, they be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration at the next sitting; and

4. The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance be simultaneously authorized to take any reports tabled under point three into consideration during its study of the subject-matter of all of Bill C-4.

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

OTHER BUSINESS

Senate Public Bills—Second Reading

Orders No. 1 to 3 were called and postponed until the next sitting.

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Second reading of Bill S-205, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (communications with and services to the public).

The Honourable Senator Chaput moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Massicotte, that the bill be read the second time.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Poirier, 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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Orders No. 5 to 7 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.

Motions

Orders No. 5, 2, 3 and 4 were called and postponed until the next sitting.


At 3:15 p.m., pursuant to rule 9-10(7), the sitting was suspended until 5:15 p.m.

The sitting resumed.

DEFERRED VOTES

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to rule 7-4(5), the Senate proceeded to the taking of the deferred standing vote on the subsidiary motion of the Honourable Senator Cowan, to the motion of the Honourable Senator Martin, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marshall, concerning the suspensions of Senators Brazeau, Duffy and Wallin.

The question was put on the subsidiary motion of the Honourable Senator Cowan, seconded by the Honourable Senator Fraser:

That the motion be referred to our Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament for consideration and report;

That Senators Brazeau, Duffy and Wallin be invited to appear; and in light of the public interest in this matter, pursuant to rule 14-7(2), proceedings be televised.

The subsidiary motion was negatived on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

Baker, Brazeau, Callbeck, Campbell, Chaput, Charette-Poulin, Cordy, Cowan, Dallaire, Dawson, Day, Downe, Dyck, Fraser, Furey, Hervieux-Payette, Hubley, Jaffer, Joyal, Kenny, Lovelace Nicholas, Massicotte, Mercer, Merchant, Mitchell, Moore, Munson, Nancy Ruth, Ringuette, Rivest, Robichaud, Segal, Smith (Cobourg), Tardif, Wallin, Watt—36

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Batters, Bellemare, Beyak, Black, Boisvenu, Braley, Buth, Carignan, Comeau, Dagenais, Demers, Doyle, Eaton, Enverga, Fortin-Duplessis, Frum, Gerstein, Greene, Housakos, Johnson, Lang, LeBreton, Maltais, Manning, Marshall, Martin, McCoy, McInnis, McIntyre, Mockler, Neufeld, Ngo, Nolin, Ogilvie, Oh, Patterson, Plett, Poirier, Raine, Rivard, Runciman, Seidman, Seth, Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tkachuk, Unger, Verner, Wallace, Wells, White—54

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Cools, Meredith—2

SPEAKER'S STATEMENT

During yesterday's sitting an honourable senator made a formal request that I exercise the authority of the Speaker to split the vote on Government motion five.

Senator Fraser questioned this process. As I indicated at that time, there is a practice in parliamentary procedure allowing the separation of a complicated question for the purposes of a vote on different elements of the motion. This is done to better capture the sense of the house when taking a decision, but can only be done if the motion contains two or more distinct propositions that would, if decided separately, be coherent.

I have considered the request carefully in light of the seriousness of the issue on which the Senate will now vote. Dividing a vote, honourable senators, is a rare practice. In the Senate, we do not have any known cases of using this parliamentary practice. It is appropriate, under rule 1-1(2), to look to the procedures in other parliamentary chambers, in particular the Canadian House of Commons.

In that place, on October 17, 2013, the Speaker gave a ruling specifically touching on this point. That ruling referenced pages 562 and 563 of the second edition of House of Commons Procedure and Practice. A number of past cases were also mentioned. Based on those precedents, the Speaker of the Commons noted that "the Chair must always be mindful to approach each new case with a fresh eye, taking into account the particular circumstances of the situation at hand. Often, there is little in the way of guidance for the speaker and a strict compliance with precedent is not always appropriate.''

Honourable senators, in my consideration of Government motion five, I note that it deals with a single broad topic — the suspension of three senators — but also that it has been drafted in such a way that it can be split for the purposes of voting. It thus meets the basic criterion.

I have also considered, as I listened very carefully, the extensive debates in the Senate on this motion and on other proposals to suspend the senators. This leads me to conclude that, in this case, it is appropriate to split the motion for the purposes of voting. This will give honourable senators the opportunity to decide upon the distinct proposals contained in the motion.

In light of the request that has been made, I am directing that votes on the different elements of Government motion five be held separately as follows:

There will be four separate votes on the main motion. The first vote will deal with the suspension of Senator Brazeau. The second vote will then deal with the suspension of Senator Duffy. The third vote will deal with the suspension of Senator Wallin. The fourth and final vote will deal with the introductory provisions of the motion, confirming certain powers of the Internal Economy Committee.

Accordingly, I will now begin with the first of the four questions.

The Senate proceeded to the taking of the deferred standing vote on the motion of the Honourable Senator Martin, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marshall:

That,

Notwithstanding any usual practice or provision of the Rules, in order to protect the dignity and reputation of the Senate and public trust and confidence in Parliament;

Notwithstanding the provisions of this motion, the Senate confirm that the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration retains the authority, as it considers appropriate, to take any action pertaining to the management of the offices and personnel of the senators affected by this motion for the duration of a suspension;

That the Senate order:

A. The suspension of the Honourable Senator Brazeau for sufficient cause, considering his gross negligence in the management of his parliamentary resources, until such time as this suspension is rescinded pursuant to rule 5-5(i), and such suspension shall have the following conditions:

i) Senator Brazeau, while under suspension, shall not receive any remuneration or reimbursement of expenses from the Senate, including any sessional allowance or living allowance;

ii) Senator Brazeau's right to the use of Senate resources, including funds, goods, services, premises, moving and transportation, travel and telecommunication expenses, shall be suspended for the duration of his suspension;

iii) Senator Brazeau shall not receive any other benefit from the Senate during the duration of his suspension; and

iv) notwithstanding paragraphs i), ii) and iii), during the period of his suspension, Senator Brazeau shall have normal access to Senate resources necessary to continue life, health and dental insurance coverage; and

That the Senate order:

B. The suspension of the Honourable Senator Duffy for sufficient cause, considering his gross negligence in the management of his parliamentary resources, until such time as this suspension is rescinded pursuant to rule 5-5(i), and such suspension shall have the following conditions:

i) Senator Duffy, while under suspension, shall not receive any remuneration or reimbursement of expenses from the Senate, including any sessional allowance or living allowance;

ii) Senator Duffy's right to the use of Senate resources, including funds, goods, services, premises, moving and transportation, travel and telecommunication expenses, shall be suspended for the duration of his suspension;

iii) Senator Duffy shall not receive any other benefit from the Senate during the duration of his suspension; and

iv) notwithstanding paragraphs i), ii) and iii), during the period of his suspension, Senator Duffy shall have normal access to Senate resources necessary to continue life, health and dental insurance coverage; and

That the Senate order:

C. The suspension of the Honourable Senator Wallin for sufficient cause, considering her gross negligence in the management of her parliamentary resources, until such time as this suspension is rescinded pursuant to rule 5- 5(i), and such suspension shall have the following conditions:

i) Senator Wallin, while under suspension, shall not receive any remuneration or reimbursement of expenses from the Senate, including any sessional allowance or living allowance;

ii) Senator Wallin's right to the use of Senate resources, including funds, goods, services, premises, moving and transportation, travel and telecommunication expenses, shall be suspended for the duration of her suspension;

iii) Senator Wallin shall not receive any other benefit from the Senate during the duration of her suspension; and

iv) notwithstanding paragraphs i), ii) and iii), during the period of her suspension, Senator Wallin shall have normal access to Senate resources necessary to continue life, health and dental insurance coverage.

Pursuant to the Speaker's statement, the question was put on Part A of the motion of the Honourable Senator Martin, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marshall:

That the Senate order:

A. The suspension of the Honourable Senator Brazeau for sufficient cause, considering his gross negligence in the management of his parliamentary resources, until such time as this suspension is rescinded pursuant to rule 5-5(i), and such suspension shall have the following conditions:

i) Senator Brazeau, while under suspension, shall not receive any remuneration or reimbursement of expenses from the Senate, including any sessional allowance or living allowance;

ii) Senator Brazeau's right to the use of Senate resources, including funds, goods, services, premises, moving and transportation, travel and telecommunication expenses, shall be suspended for the duration of his suspension;

iii) Senator Brazeau shall not receive any other benefit from the Senate during the duration of his suspension; and

iv) notwithstanding paragraphs i), ii) and iii), during the period of his suspension, Senator Brazeau shall have normal access to Senate resources necessary to continue life, health and dental insurance coverage.

Part A of the motion was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Batters, Bellemare, Beyak, Black, Boisvenu, Braley, Buth, Carignan, Comeau, Dagenais, Demers, Doyle, Eaton, Enverga, Fortin-Duplessis, Frum, Gerstein, Greene, Housakos, Johnson, LeBreton, Maltais, Manning, Marshall, Martin, Massicotte, McInnis, McIntyre, Mockler, Neufeld, Ngo, Nolin, Ogilvie, Oh, Patterson, Poirier, Raine, Rivard, Seidman, Seth, Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tkachuk, Unger, Verner, Wells, White—50

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

Baker, Brazeau, Callbeck, Chaput, Charette-Poulin, Cools, Cordy, Dallaire, Day, Dyck, Hervieux-Payette, Jaffer, Joyal, Kenny, Lovelace Nicholas, McCoy, Mercer, Merchant, Mitchell, Moore, Munson, Ringuette, Rivest, Robichaud, Segal, Smith (Cobourg), Tardif, Wallin, Watt—29

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Campbell, Cowan, Dawson, Downe, Fraser, Furey, Hubley, Lang, Meredith, Nancy Ruth, Plett, Runciman, Wallace—13

Pursuant to the Speaker's statement, the question was put on Part B of the motion of the Honourable Senator Martin, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marshall:

That the Senate order:

B. The suspension of the Honourable Senator Duffy for sufficient cause, considering his gross negligence in the management of his parliamentary resources, until such time as this suspension is rescinded pursuant to rule 5-5(i), and such suspension shall have the following conditions:

i) Senator Duffy, while under suspension, shall not receive any remuneration or reimbursement of expenses from the Senate, including any sessional allowance or living allowance;

ii) Senator Duffy's right to the use of Senate resources, including funds, goods, services, premises, moving and transportation, travel and telecommunication expenses, shall be suspended for the duration of his suspension;

iii) Senator Duffy shall not receive any other benefit from the Senate during the duration of his suspension; and

iv) notwithstanding paragraphs i), ii) and iii), during the period of his suspension, Senator Duffy shall have normal access to Senate resources necessary to continue life, health and dental insurance coverage.

Part B of the motion was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Batters, Bellemare, Beyak, Black, Boisvenu, Braley, Buth, Carignan, Comeau, Dagenais, Demers, Doyle, Eaton, Enverga, Fortin-Duplessis, Frum, Gerstein, Greene, Housakos, Johnson, Lang, LeBreton, Maltais, Manning, Marshall, Martin, Massicotte, McInnis, McIntyre, Mockler, Neufeld, Ngo, Nolin, Ogilvie, Oh, Patterson, Poirier, Raine, Rivard, Runciman, Seidman, Seth, Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tkachuk, Unger, Verner, Wells, White—52

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

Baker, Callbeck, Chaput, Charette-Poulin, Cools, Cordy, Dallaire, Day, Dyck, Hervieux-Payette, Jaffer, Joyal, Kenny, Lovelace Nicholas, McCoy, Mercer, Merchant, Mitchell, Moore, Munson, Ringuette, Rivest, Robichaud, Segal, Smith (Cobourg), Tardif, Wallin, Watt—28

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Campbell, Cowan, Dawson, Downe, Fraser, Furey, Hubley, Meredith, Nancy Ruth, Plett, Wallace—11

Pursuant to the Speaker's statement, the question was put on Part C of the motion of the Honourable Senator Martin, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marshall:

That the Senate order:

C. The suspension of the Honourable Senator Wallin for sufficient cause, considering her gross negligence in the management of her parliamentary resources, until such time as this suspension is rescinded pursuant to rule 5- 5(i), and such suspension shall have the following conditions:

i) Senator Wallin, while under suspension, shall not receive any remuneration or reimbursement of expenses from the Senate, including any sessional allowance or living allowance;

ii) Senator Wallin's right to the use of Senate resources, including funds, goods, services, premises, moving and transportation, travel and telecommunication expenses, shall be suspended for the duration of her suspension;

iii) Senator Wallin shall not receive any other benefit from the Senate during the duration of her suspension; and

iv) notwithstanding paragraphs i), ii) and iii), during the period of her suspension, Senator Wallin shall have normal access to Senate resources necessary to continue life, health and dental insurance coverage.

Part C of the motion was adopted on the following vote:

YEAS

The Honourable Senators

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Batters, Bellemare, Beyak, Black, Boisvenu, Braley, Buth, Carignan, Comeau, Dagenais, Demers, Doyle, Eaton, Enverga, Fortin-Duplessis, Frum, Gerstein, Greene, Housakos, Johnson, Lang, LeBreton, Maltais, Manning, Marshall, Martin, Massicotte, McInnis, McIntyre, Mockler, Neufeld, Ngo, Nolin, Ogilvie, Oh, Patterson, Poirier, Raine, Rivard, Runciman, Seidman, Seth, Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tkachuk, Unger, Verner, Wells, White—52

NAYS

The Honourable Senators

Baker, Callbeck, Chaput, Charette-Poulin, Cools, Cordy, Dallaire, Day, Dyck, Hervieux-Payette, Jaffer, Joyal, Kenny, Lovelace Nicholas, McCoy, Mercer, Merchant, Mitchell, Moore, Munson, Ringuette, Rivest, Robichaud, Segal, Smith (Cobourg), Tardif, Watt—27

ABSTENTIONS

The Honourable Senators

Campbell, Cowan, Dawson, Downe, Fraser, Furey, Hubley, Meredith, Nancy Ruth, Plett, Wallace, Wallin—12

Pursuant to the Speaker's statement, the question was put on the introductory provisions of the motion of the Honourable Senator Martin, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marshall:

That,

Notwithstanding any usual practice or provision of the Rules, in order to protect the dignity and reputation of the Senate and public trust and confidence in Parliament;

Notwithstanding the provisions of this motion, the Senate confirm that the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration retains the authority, as it considers appropriate, to take any action pertaining to the management of the offices and personnel of the senators affected by this motion for the duration of a suspension.

The introductory provisions of the motion were adopted, on division.

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

Report on the administration of the Species at Risk Act for the year 2012, pursuant to the Act, S.C. 2002, c. 29, s. 126.—Sessional Paper No. 2/41-146.

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for 2013 to 2016, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 10(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/41-147.

Report of the Copyright Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Copyright Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-42, sbs. 66.9(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/41-148.

Report of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on the operation of the National Do Not Call List for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Telecommunications Act, S.C., 1993, c. 38, s. 41.6.—Sessional Paper No. 2/41-149.

Report of the National Research Council for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/41-150.

Reports of the Business Development Bank of Canada and BDC Capital Inc. for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, 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. 2/41-151.

Reports of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, 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. 2/41-152.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Martin moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Poirier:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

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

(Accordingly, at 6:14 p.m. the Senate was continued until tomorrow at 2 p.m.)


Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 12-5

Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

The Honourable Senator Watt replaced the Honourable Senator Sibbeston (November 4, 2013).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The Honourable Senator Greene replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (November 5, 2013).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The Honourable Senator Lang replaced the Honourable Senator Wells (November 5, 2013).

 

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