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No. 29

Wednesday, April 10, 1996.

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Petition

Mr. DeGrâce, Member for Lamèque-Shippagan-Miscou, laid upon the table of the House a petition on behalf of citizens of the Miscou area regarding the closure of certain schools in their community. (Petition 5)

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Documents Tabled

During Statements by Ministers, Hon. Mr. Graham laid upon the table of the House a document entitled A Parks Policy for New Brunswick A New Direction April 1996.

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During Oral Questions, Mr. Speaker requested Mr. Mockler to avoid certain types of preambles and to proceed with the question.

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Government Motions re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Frenette announced that the House would follow the Orders of the Day, noting that all remaining estimates were before the House for consideration in Committee of Supply, and all remaining Bills were before the Committee of the Whole.

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Second Reading

The following Bill was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House:

Bill 64, An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act.

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 65, An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative on the following recorded division:

YEAS - 28

Hon. Mr. Blanchard Mr. McAdam Mr. DeGrâce

Hon. Mr. Graham Hon. Mr. MacIntyre Mr. O'Donnell

Hon. Mr. Lee Mr. Allaby Mr. MacDonald

Mr. McKay Mr. Wilson Mr. Byrne

Hon. B. Thériault Mr. LeBlanc Mr. MacLeod

Hon. Mrs. Breault Mr. Jamieson Mr. Doyle

Hon. Mrs. Mersereau Mr. Johnson Mr. D. Landry

Hon. Mr. Lockyer Ms. de Ste. Croix Mr. Armstrong

Hon. Mr. Savoie Mr. Olmstead Mr. Devereux

Mrs. Jarrett

NAYS - 5

Mr. Robichaud Mr. Mockler Mr. D. Graham

Hon. Mr. Valcourt Mr. Volpé

Accordingly, Bill 65, An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 66, An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act,

Hon. Mr. Frenette moved in amendment, seconded by Hon. Mr. Graham:

AMENDMENT

THAT the motion for second reading of Bill 66, An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act, be amended by deleting all the words after the word "that" and substituting the following:

Bill 66, An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act, be not now read a second time but that the order for second reading be discharged and the subject matter of the Bill referred to the Standing Committee on Law Amendments.

And the question being put, the amendment was carried.

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The following Bill was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House:

Bill 67, An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act.

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 68, An Act to Amend the Real Property Tax Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative on the following recorded division:

YEAS - 28

Hon. Mr. Frenette Hon. Mr. Doucet Mr. Flynn

Hon. Mr. Graham Hon. Mrs. Day Mr. DeGrâce

Hon. Mr. Lee Mr. Allaby Mr. O'Donnell

Hon. B. Thériault Mr. Steeves Mr. MacDonald

Hon. Mrs. Breault Mr. LeBlanc Mr. Byrne

Hon. Mr. Tyler Mr. Jamieson Mr. Doyle

Hon. Mr. Lockyer Mr. Johnson Mr. D. Landry

Mrs. Jarrett Ms. de Ste. Croix Mr. Armstrong

Mr. McAdam Mr. Olmstead Mrs. Kingston

Hon. Mr. MacIntyre

NAYS - 5

Mr. Robichaud Mr. Mockler Mr. D. Graham

Hon. Mr. Valcourt Mr. Volpé

Accordingly, Bill 68, An Act to Amend the Real Property Tax Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 69, An Act to Repeal the Mental Health Commission of New Brunswick Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative on the following recorded division:

YEAS - 27

Hon. Mr. Blanchard Hon. Mr. Doucet Mr. O'Donnell

Mr. McKay Hon. Mrs. Day Mr. MacDonald

Hon. Mrs. Breault Mr. Allaby Mr. Byrne

Hon. Mr. Tyler Mr. Wilson Mr. MacLeod

Hon. Mr. Lockyer Mr. LeBlanc Mr. Doyle

Mrs. Jarrett Mr. Jamieson Mr. D. Landry

Mr. McAdam Mr. Olmstead Mr. Armstrong

Mr. Kennedy Mr. Flynn Mr. Devereux

Hon. Mr. MacIntyre Mr. DeGrâce Mrs. Kingston

NAYS - 5

Mr. Robichaud Mr. Mockler Mr. D. Graham

Hon. Mr. Valcourt Mr. Volpé

Accordingly, Bill 69, An Act to Repeal the Mental Health Commission of New Brunswick Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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

Bill 70, An Act to Amend An Act to Amend the Medical Services Payment Act.

Bill 71, An Act to Amend the Medical Services Payment Act.

Bill 72, An Act to Amend the Clean Environment Act.

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 73, Agricultural Land Protection and Development Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 73, Agricultural Land Protection and Development Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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Second Reading of Bills continued and the following Bills were read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House:

Bill 74, An Act to Amend The Residential Tenancies Act.

Bill 75, An Act to Repeal the Regional Savings and Loans Societies Federation Act.

Bill 76, An Act to Repeal the Regional Savings and Loans Societies Act.

Bill 77, An Act to Amend the Evidence Act.

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 78, An Act to Amend the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Act, a debate arose thereon.

During the debate, Mr. Speaker interrupted proceedings and declared it to be 12.30 o'clock p.m. and left the Chair to resume at 2 o'clock p.m.

2 o'clock p.m.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Debate resumed on the motion that Bill 78 be now read a second time.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 78, An Act to Amend the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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Second Reading of Bills continued and the following Bills were read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House:

Bill 79, An Act to Amend the Provincial Court Act.

Bill 80, Statute Law Amendment Act 1996 (2).

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Committee of Supply

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of Supply with Mr. Jamieson in the Chair.

And after some time, Mr. O'Donnell took the Chair.

And after some further time, Mr. MacDonald took the Chair.

And after some further time spent in Committee of Supply, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair and Mr. MacDonald, the Chairman, after requesting that Mr. Speaker revert to Presentations of Committee Reports, reported that the Committee had had under consideration the matters referred to them, had made some progress therein, and asked leave to sit again.

Pursuant to Standing Rule 78.1, Mr. Speaker 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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Statements by Ministers

At the request of the Government House Leader, Mr. Speaker reverted to the Order of Statements by Ministers. Hon. Mr. Duffie, Minister of Justice, announced that a complaint regarding the conduct of Judge Ian P. Mackin had been filed with the Judicial Council of New Brunswick under section 6.6 of the Provincial Court Act.

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Introduction of Bills

At the request of the Hon. Mr. Frenette, Mr. Speaker reverted to the Order of Introduction of Bills and the following Bill was introduced and read a first time:

By Hon. Mr. Duffie,

Bill 81, An Act to Amend the Insurance Act.

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

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Government Motions re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Frenette, after requesting Mr. Speaker revert to the Order of Government Motions for the Ordering of the Business of the House, announced the intention of government to revert to a Committee of Supply to consider the estimates of the Department of the Solicitor General.

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Committee of Supply

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of Supply with Mr. MacDonald in the Chair.

And after some time spent in Committee of Supply, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair and Mr. MacDonald, the Chairman, after requesting that Mr. Speaker revert to Presentations of Committee Reports, reported that the Committee had had under consideration the matters referred to them, had made some progress therein, and asked leave to sit again.

Pursuant to Standing Rule 78.1, Mr. Speaker 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, 5.58 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.

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

Documents requested in Notices of Motions 4, 15 and 26 April 9, 1996


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