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No. 6

Monday, February 12, 1996.

2.30 o'clock p.m.

Prayers.

Mr. Speaker introduced the Chaplain for the session, Reverend Gail Hopkirk, minister from the Wilmot United Church in Fredericton.

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During Oral Questions, Hon. Mr. Speaker advised Members to limit the preambles to questions, keeping them brief, in accordance with the Rules of the House.

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Message from Lieutenant-Governor

Hon. Mr. Blanchard delivered to Mr. Speaker a Message from Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor and the said Message was read, all the Members standing, and is as follows:

Fredericton, N.B.

February 12, 1996.

The Lieutenant-Governor transmits a Bill entitled Special Appropriation Act 1996, and having been informed of the subject matter of the Bill, recommends the same to the House.

(Sgd.) Margaret Norrie McCain.

Lieutenant-Governor.

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Introduction of Bills

The following Bills were introduced and read the first time:

By Hon. Mr. Blanchard,

Bill 9, Special Appropriation Act 1996.

Bill 10, An Act to Amend the Financial Administration Act.

Bill 11, An Act to Amend the Financial Administration Act.

Bill 12, An Act to Amend the Financial Administration Act.

Ordered that the said Bills be read the second time at the next sitting.

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Notices of Motions

Hon. Mr. Valcourt gave Notice of Motion 17 that on Thursday, February 22, 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 a copy of all studies, memos, proposals, contracts, correspondence or other relevant documents from governmental or nongovernmental sources and in possession of the government, whether or not they were produced and/or received by the Minister of Justice or on his behalf and on behalf of any civil servant in the government, concerning the creation of an integrated justice system.

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Hon. Mr. Blanchard gave Notice of Motion 18 that on Thursday, February 15, 1996 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Hon. Mr. McKenna:

THAT this House approves in general the budgetary policy of the government.

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Mr. Robichaud gave Notice of Motion 19 that on Thursday, February 22, 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 every hospital corporation administrator in the province, the following information for the 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94 and 1994-95 fiscal years and for the period from April 1, 1995, to December 31, 1995: list of names of administrators and the corporation to which they are affiliated; list of their salaries or allowances; expense account details (kilometric allowance, accommodation, meals, etc.)

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Mr. D. Graham gave Notice of Motion 20 that on Thursday, February 22, 1996 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Hon. Mr. Valcourt:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House copies of all correspondence, memos, reports and/or documents written by the Premier, Premiers Staff, Ministers, Ministers Staff, Deputy Ministers and other government officials dealing with U.I. reform, from the year 1993 to the present.

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Mr. Volpé gave Notice of Motion 21 that on Thursday, February 22, 1996 he would move the following resolution, 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 list indicating the names, addresses, dates of appointment, terms of reference, salaries or fees of all current or past members of boards of directors or commissions established pursuant to regulations or accountable to the government of New Brunswick and appointed between 1991 and 1996.

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Mr. Sherwood gave Notice of Motion 22 that on Thursday, February 22, 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 all documents, memos, reports, correspondence, legal opinions and other pertinent information produced for or by the Department of Health and Community Services, its Ministers or its staff regarding consideration by the Government of New Brunswick of changes to the neurosurgical services in Moncton and Saint John.

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Second Reading

The following Bills were read the second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House:

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.

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Address

The 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, leave was granted for Hon. Mr. King to continue speaking longer than the time allotted Members by Standing Rule 59.

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Documents Tabled

Hon. Mr. King, after requesting Mr. Speaker to revert to the order of Tabling of Documents, laid upon the Table of the House, a document entitled Making Health and Community Services Sustainable.

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And the debate continuing, after some further time,

Unanimous consent was granted for the House to continue sitting beyond 6 o'clock p.m. in order that the Members complete their remarks.

And the debate continuing,

It was, on motion of Ms. Weir, adjourned over.

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And then, 6.12 o'clock p.m. the House adjourned.


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