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No. 6

Wednesday, December 4, 1996.

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Bills Introduced

The following Bills were introduced and read the first time:

By Hon. Mr. Duffie,

Bill 19, Statute Law Amendment Act 1996.

Bill 20, An Act to Repeal the Pension Fund Societies Act.

Bill 21, An Act to Amend the Loan and Trust Companies Act.

By Hon. Mr. King,

Bill 22, An Act Respecting Health Professionals.

By Hon. Mrs. Breault,

Bill 23, An Act to Amend the Municipal Assistance Act.

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

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Notices of Motions

Hon. Mr. Blanchard gave Notice of Motion 61 that on Tuesday, December 10, 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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Government Motions re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Frenette announced that today the Order of Business would be resumption of the adjourned debate on the motion for an Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne and consideration of legislation in the Committee of the Whole

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Second Reading

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

Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act.

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The Order being read for Second Reading of Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Sheep Protection Act, a debate arose thereon.

Hon. Mr. Valcourt proposed an amendment to the title of Bill 18, to delete the word "Sheep" and substitute "Liberal Caucus."

Mr. Speaker ruled that the proposed amendment would not be put due to its frivolous nature.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 18 be now read a second time, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Sheep Protection Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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Government Motions re Business of House

Mr. Speaker, at the request of Hon. Mr. Frenette, reverted to the Order of Government Motions for the Ordering of the Business of the House.

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

RESOLVED, that when the House adjourns, it stand adjourned until Thursday, December 5, 1996 at 10 o'clock a.m.

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Address

The Assembly resumed the adjourned debate on the proposed motion of Mr. Flynn, Member for York, seconded by Mr. A. Landry, Member for Nepisiguit:

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.

November 26, 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 a debate arising thereon,

And after some time, Mr. Speaker cautioned Members to refrain from making personal attacks on another Member.

Mr. D. Landry interrupted proceedings and requested that Mr. Mockler apologize for certain remarks, which he did.

Unanimous consent was granted to allow Mr. Mockler to speak beyond the time allotted for the purpose of completing his remarks.

It was agreed by unanimous consent that the House continue the sitting through the dinner recess to allow Hon. Mr. Lockyer to complete his remarks.

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

2 o'clock p.m.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Debate continued on the motion for an Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne and, after some further time, the debate was, on motion of Mr. Jamieson, on behalf of Hon. Mr. McKenna, adjourned over on the following recorded division:

            YEAS - 31

Hon. Mr. Duffie         Hon. Mrs. Day              Mr. Flynn

Hon. Mr. Blanchard      Mr. Allaby                 Mr. DeGrâce

Hon. Mr. Frenette       Mr. Steeves                Mr. O'Donnell

Hon. Mr. Graham         Mr. Wilson                 Mr. MacDonald

Hon. Mr. Blaney         Mr. LeBlanc                Mr. Byrne

Mr. McKay               Mr. Jamieson               Mr. MacLeod

Hon. B. Thériault       Mr. A. Landry              Mr. Doyle

Hon. Mr. Savoie         Mr. Johnson                Mr. Armstrong

Mr. McAdam              Ms. de Ste. Croix          Mr. Devereux

Hon. Mr. MacIntyre      Mr. Kavanaugh              Mrs. Kingston

Hon. Mr. Doucet

            NAYS - 6

Mr. Sherwood            Hon. Mr. Valcourt          Mr. Volpé

Mr. Robichaud           Mr. Mockler                Mr. D. Graham

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Committee of the Whole

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole with Mr. MacDonald in the Chair.

And after some time spent therein, Mr. Mockler rose on a Point of Order requesting the order of proceeding on Bills during Committee of the Whole.

Hon. Mr. Frenette spoke on the Point of Order, noting that he had indicated the order, on behalf of the government, and that all Bills were before Committee of the Whole for consideration.

Mr. MacDonald, the Chairman, advised that he would proceed in the order announced earlier, commencing with the Bills of the Minister of Health and Community Services.

And after some further 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 the following Bills as agreed to:

Bill 2, An Act to Repeal the Regional Savings and Loans Societies Act.

Bill 3, An Act to Repeal the Regional Savings and Loans Societies Federation Act.

Bill 4, An Act to Repeal the Consumer Bureau Act.

Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act.

Bill 6, An Act to Amend the Social Services and Education Tax Act.

Bill 7, An Act to Amend the Public Service Superannuation Act.

Bill 8, An Act to Amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act.

Bill 9, An Act to Amend the Teachers' Pension Act.

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

Bill 11, An Act to Amend the Trade Schools Act.

Bill 12, An Act to Amend the Plumbing Installation and Inspection Act.

Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Marriage Act.

Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Change of Name Act.

Bill 15, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act.

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

And the Committee asked leave to make a further report.

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, 4.49 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.



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