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No. 13

Thursday, February 22, 1996.

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

During Statements by Members Mr. Speaker advised Members that statements must be of sixty-second duration.

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During Oral Questions, Mr. Speaker asked that Members respect parliamentary traditions in framing questions, noting that a preamble on a question must be brief and a supplementary question should need no preamble.

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Third Reading

The following Bills were read a third time:

Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Emergency Measures Act.

Bill 15, An Act to Repeal the White Cane Act.

Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act.

Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Crown Lands and Forests Act.

Bill 18, Endangered Species Act.

Bill 19, An Act to Repeal the Fishermen's Union Act.

Ordered that the said Bills do pass.

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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 21, An Act to Amend the Assessment Act.

Bill 22, An Act to Amend the Libraries Act.

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Private Members' Motions

Debate resumed on the proposed amendment to Motion 1, by Hon. Mr. MacIntyre, seconded by Hon. Mrs. Mersereau, as follows:

THAT Motion 1 be amended by:

1) Removing the first four Whereas clauses and adding the following Whereas Clause:

WHEREAS the Government of Canada has proposed changes to the Unemployed Insurance Act, many of which will impact negatively on our province, but some of which will have a positive effect on our workforce.

2) Striking everything after the word "to" in the second line of the resolution clause and substituting the following:

"amend those parts of the Employed Insurance Reform that negatively impact on New Brunswick's seasonal workers, notably the calculation of benefits based on consecutive weeks, the intensity rule, and the divisor used to calculate benefits".

During the debate, leave was granted for Hon. Mrs. Barry to make a ministerial statement and to lay upon the Table of the House a document entitled Response to Jury Recommendations Brian Lirette Inquest.

The debate continued on the amendment to Motion 1, and, after some time, Mr. Speaker interrupted proceedings to caution all persons in the public galleries that they must not participate in the proceedings.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put on the amendment, the amendment was carried on the following recorded division:

YEAS - 37

Hon. Mr. Frenette Mr. McAdam Ms. de Ste-Croix

Hon. Mr. Graham Mr. Kennedy Mr. Kavanaugh

Hon. Mr. Lee Hon. Mr. MacIntyre Mr. Olmstead

Hon. Mrs. Barry Hon. Mr. Richard Mr. Flynn

Mr. McKay Hon. Mrs. Day Mr. DeGrâce

Hon. B. Thériault Mr. Allaby Mr. O'Donnell

Hon. Mrs. Breault Mr. Steeves Mr. MacDonald

Hon. C. Thériault Mr. Wilson Mr. Doyle

Hon. Mr. Tyler Mr. LeBlanc Mr. D. Landry

Hon. Mrs. Mersereau Mr. Jamieson Mr. Armstrong

Hon. Mrs. Trenholme Mr. A. Landry Mr. Devereux

Hon. Mr. Savoie Mr. Johnson Mrs. Kingston

Mrs. Jarrett

NAYS - 7

Mr. Sherwood Mr. Mockler Mr. Volpé

Mr. Robichaud Ms. Weir Mr. D. Graham

Mr. Valcourt

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Motion 5 by Mr. Sherwood was, with leave of the House, withdrawn.

Hon. Mr. Lee having laid upon the Table of the House certain documents, Motion 12 by Mr. Mockler was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Hon. Mr. Frenette, on behalf of Hon. Mr. Blanchard, having laid upon the Table of the House certain documents, Motion 13 by Mr. D. Graham was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 14 by Mr. Sherwood was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 15 by Mr. Robichaud was, by leave of the House, stood over until March 21, 1996.

Motion 16 by Mr. Volpé was, by leave of the House, stood over until March 21, 1996.

Motion 17 by Hon. Mr. Valcourt was, by leave of the House, stood over until March 21, 1996.

Motion 19 by Mr. Robichaud was, by leave of the House, stood over until March 21, 1996.

Motion 20 by Mr. D. Graham was, by leave of the House, stood over until February 29, 1996.

Motion 21 by Mr. Volpé was, by leave of the House, stood over until March 21, 1996.

Motion 22 by Mr. Sherwood was, by leave of the House, stood over until March 21, 1996.

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Budget Debate

The Order of the Day for resuming the adjourned debate on the motion (Motion 18),

That this House approves in general the budgetary policy of the government, having been read,

The debate was resumed.

And after some time, Mr. Speaker declared it to be 12.30 o'clock and left the Chair to resume again at 2 o'clock p.m.

2 o'clock p.m.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair.

The debate continued on the motion.

During the debate, leave was granted for Hon. Mr. Lockyer to make a lengthy statement following which he laid upon the Table of the House a document entitled A Renewed Education System for New Brunswick.

The debate resumed on the motion (Motion 18),

During the debate, Hon. Mr. C. Thériault paid tribute to the presence in the Gallery of his father, Mr. Norbert Thériault, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Northumberland (1960 - 1974), for Bay du Vin (1974 - 1979), and a former Senator in the House of Commons.

And the debate continuing, after some further time spent therein, on motion of Hon. Mr. Frenette, on behalf of Mr. Mockler, the further consideration thereof was adjourned over.

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And then, 4.11 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.

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The following document, having been deposited with the Clerk of the House, was deemed laid before the Table of the House pursuant to Standing Rule 39:

Annual Report Department of Municipalities,

Culture and Housing 94-95 February 21, 1996


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