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No. 5

Friday, February 9, 1996.

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Petitions Mr. Jamieson laid upon the table of the House a petition on behalf of residents of the Saint John area who object to having the Saint John Regional's Neurosurgery Unit moved to the City of Moncton. (Petition 1)

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Standing Committee on Private BillsMr. Kennedy, from the Standing Committee on Private Bills, presented the First Report of the Committee for the session which was read and is as follows:

February 9, 1996 To the Honourable The Legislative Assembly ofThe Province of New Brunswick

Mr. Speaker:

Your Committee on Private Bills begs leave to submit their First Report of the session.

Your Committee met in the Legislative Council Chamber on February 8, 1996.

On motion of Mr. Devereux, Mr. Kennedy was elected Chairman of the Committee. On motion of Mr. O'Donnell, Mr. Devereux was elected Vice-Chairman.And your Committee begs leave to make a further report. (Sgd.) Larry Kennedy, M.L.A. Chairman.Ordered that the Report be received, that leave be granted, and the Committee continued.

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Documents TabledDuring Oral Questions, Hon. Mr. Valcourt laid upon the Table of the House a letter from Jean-Paul Savoie to Hon. Frank McKenna, dated June 2, 1993.
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Bills Introduced

The following Bills were introduced and read the first time:

By Hon. Mr. MacIntyre,Bill 3, An Act to Amend the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act.Bill 4, An Act to Amend the Electrical Installation and Inspection Act.Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Elevators and Lifts Act.Bill 6, An Act to Amend the Industrial Relations Act.Bill 7, An Act to Repeal the Mobile Homes Act.Bill 8, An Act to Amend the Plumbing Installation and Inspection Act.Ordered that the said Bills be read the second time at the next sitting.

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Notices of MotionsMr. Mockler gave Notice of Motion 12 that on Thursday, February 15, 1996 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Volpé:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House a copy of the Price Waterhouse/A.D.I. Consultant Report prepared for the Government of New Brunswick on the feasibility of setting up and operating toll highways in the province and all other correspondence and legal opinions related to future operations of the highways.

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Mr. D. Graham gave Notice of Motion 13 that on Thursday, February 15, 1996 he would move the following motion, seconded by Mr. Robichaud:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House a copy of all memos, reports and other correspondence between the New Brunswick Statistics Agency and the Premier's Office regarding monthly labour force statistics, including but not limited to memo #13188.

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Mr. Sherwood gave Notice of Motion 14 that on Thursday, February 15, 1996 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Mockler:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House all material pertaining to the establishment of a leasing agreement between Greenarm Corporation and the Province of New Brunswick to build and operate the Evergreen School in Moncton, including contracts, reports, legal opinions and documents relating to the negotiations of the agreement.

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Mr. Robichaud gave Notice of Motion 15 that on Thursday, February 15, 1996 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. D. Graham:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House for each of the 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94 and 1994-95 fiscal years and for the period from April 1, 1995, to December 31, 1995, the following information on all employees of the province of New Brunswick who have received preretirement benefits: department; name of employee; classification; gender; mother tongue; number of years of service to the province; gross amount of severance pay; amount of pension fund contribution by the province in compensation for increase in preretirement payments; disposal of vacant positions and duties; classification and annual salary of employees assigned duties and responsibilities resulting from eliminated positions.

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Mr. Volpé gave Notice of Motion 16 that on Thursday, February 15, 1996 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Sherwood:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House for each of the 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94 and 1994-95 fiscal years and for the period from April 1, 1995, to December 31, 1995, the following information on each call centre project that received any financial contribution from the government of New Brunswick (grant, contribution, forgivable loan, funding, sales tax exemption for 1-800 calls, etc.): company name; company location; product or service provided; total company investment; amount of assistance from the province (direct or indirect, such as sales tax); specific conditions for claims; date of announcement; initial of operations start-up; number of jobs at time of announcement (managerial, supervisory and production positions, and/or operating staff) number of jobs at business start-up (managerial, supervisory and production positions, and/or operating staff); number of jobs as of December 31, 1995 (managerial, supervisory and production positions, and/or operating staff); salary scale and percentage of employees at each level at operations start-up; salary scale and percentage of employees at each level at operations start-up; salary scale and percentage of employees at each level as of December 31, 1995.

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Government Motions re Business of HouseMr. Frenette rose and announced that following the adjournment of the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne, the House would proceed to the Committee of the Whole to consider Bill 2, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Act.
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On motion of Hon. Mr. Frenette, seconded by Hon. Mr. Tyler,IT WAS RESOLVED, THAT when the House adjourns on Wednesday, February 14, 1996 it stand adjourned until Thursday, February 15, 1996 at 2.30 o'clock p.m.

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On motion of Hon. Mr. Frenette, seconded by Hon. Mr. Tyler,

IT WAS RESOLVED, THAT when the House adjourns on Monday, February 12, 1996 it stand adjourned until Tuesday, February 13, 1996 at 8.30 o'clock a.m.

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AddressThe Assembly resumed the adjourned debate on the proposed motion of Ms. de Ste. Croix, seconded by Mr. Devereux:

THAT the following Address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor to offer the humble thanks of this House to Her Honour for the gracious speech which she has been pleased to make to the Legislative Assembly, namely:Fredericton, N.B.February 6, 1996.To Her Honour,The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain,Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of New Brunswick.May It Please Your Honour:We, Her Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick, now in session, beg leave to extend our humble thanks to Your Honour for the gracious speech which Your Honour has addressed to us, and we assure Your Honour that all matters which may be submitted to us during the session will receive our most careful attention and consideration.

And the debate continuing,

After some time, Mr. DeGrâce, Member for Lamèque-Shippagan-Miscou, noted the presence in the Chamber of Mr. André Robichaud, Liberal Member of the Legislature from 1970 through 1978.

And the debate continuing, it was, on motion of Hon. Mr. King, adjourned over.

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Committee of the WholeThe House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole with Mr. MacDonald in the chair.

And after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. MacDonald, the Chairman, after requesting Mr. Speaker revert to the order of Presentations of Committee Reports, reported:

That the Committee had directed him to report progress on the following Bill:

Bill 2, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Act.

Pursuant to Standing Rule 78.1, Mr. Speaker then put the question on the motion deemed to be before the House, that the report be concurred in, and it was resolved in the affirmative.

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And then, 12.36 o'clock p.m. the House adjourned.

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The following document, having been deposited with Clerk of the House, was deemed laid before the Table of the House pursuant to Standing Rule 39:Annual Report Office of the Ombudsman 94 February 7, 1996


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