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No. 19

Thursday, January 9, 1997

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Bills Introduced

The following Bill was introduced and read the first time:

By Hon. Mr. MacIntyre:

Bill 38, An Act to Amend the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Act.

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

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Notices of Motions

Hon. Mr. Valcourt gave Notice of Motion 66 that on Tuesday, January 14, 1997, he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Robichaud:

WHEREAS the Department of Health and Community Services is ploughing ahead with an insensitive "Long Term Care Strategy" despite the protests of nearly all families and service providers directly affected by this policy;

WHEREAS, in the words of the NB Association of Community Living, "this Long Term Care Strategy is a radical leap into a discredited past"; and

WHEREAS the Minister has refused to release or table any scientific sociological, medical and psychological impact analysis and/or research in support of the "New Residential Model" implemented by the Department of Health and Community Services beginning January 2, 1997;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislative Assembly ask the government to consider suspending immediately the application of the new "Residential Model" component of the Long Term Care Policy and to consider adopting instead the citizenship / support model of service delivery in order that it may honour the government's formal 1995 election campaign pledge to "work with provincial organizations representing people with disabilities to implement a plan to facilitate the participation of people as full participants in New Brunswick society and in the economy."

Hon. Mr. Frenette rose on a Point of Order, his point of order being that motions require two clear sitting days of notice.

Mr. Robichaud, on the Point of Order, referred to Rule 65(1) which refers only to "two days' written notice," not two clear sitting days.

Speaker's Ruling

Mr. Speaker ruled that under Standing Rule 65(1), and more particularly, under a ruling that a previous Speaker had given, the precedent of the House has been that two full sitting days are required before the introduction of a motion such as the motion that the honourable Leader of the Opposition has introduced.

It was agreed by unanimous consent to allow Motion 66 to be placed on the Order and Notice Paper for consideration on Tuesday, January 14, 1997.

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Hon. Mr. Valcourt gave Notice of Motion 67 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All research and summaries of research, briefing notes and memoranda that indicates that a minimum number of individuals is desirable to maximize efficiency in order to provide certain types of programs.

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Hon. Mr. Valcourt gave Notice of Motion 68 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All plans and strategies and summaries of plans and strategies (including training materials) outlining how and when the Department of Health and Community Services will support adults with disabilities (age 18-64) to live in their own homes rather than a residential facility.

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Mr. Mockler gave Notice of Motion 69 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All results from the survey referred to on page 2 of a document entitled Long Term Care Strategy, Residential Care Alternatives: Final Report (June 1994) as well as information on how the survey was carried out, by whom and when.

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Mr. Volpé gave Notice of Motion 70 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: Documents indicating all feedback (including summaries of feedback) provided to the Department of Health and Community Services referred to on page 6 of a document entitled Long Term Care Strategy, Residential Care Alternatives: Final Report (June, 1994).

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Mr. Sherwood gave Notice of Motion 71 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 with reference to the following statement on page 6 of the document entitled Long Term Care Strategy, Residential Care Alternatives: Final Report (June, 1994) - "there remains need to test the tool on a wider basis to verify its reliability over time": Information indicating when, how, and by whom the "tool" referred to in this statement was tested and the results of any tests as they relate to (a) persons labelled as having an intellectual disability and (b) other persons receiving residential services funded by the Department of Health and Community Services.

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Hon. Mr. Valcourt gave Notice of Motion 72 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 with reference to the following statement on page 12 of the document entitled Long Term Care Strategy, Residential Care Alternatives: Final Report (June, 1994) - "profiles of the clientele were determined by using 16 categories of care": Information regarding how and by whom this determination was carried out and the results of the determination.

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Mr. Robichaud gave Notice of Motion 73 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 with reference to page 12 of the document entitled Long Term Care Strategy, Residential Care Alternatives: Final Report (June, 1994) - "However, about 500 clients presenting such profiles are currently living in residential facilities": Information indicating how this number was determined, and how many people within the "500 clients" are individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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Mr. Mockler gave Notice of Motion 74 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 with reference to the following statement on page 12 of the document entitled Long Term Care Strategy, Residential Care Alternatives: Final Report (June, 1994) - "The most frequent reason for their living in residential facilities is the lack of affordable housing, loneliness, and the fear of living alone": Information outlining how, and by whom these reasons were ascertained and verified.

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Mr. Mockler gave Notice of Motion 75 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All guidelines and protocols setting out the criteria under which individuals can be admitted to psychiatric hospitals.

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Mr. Sherwood gave Notice of Motion 76 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All background materials, briefing notes and minutes of meetings outlining considerations of non-facility based options by the Sub-Committee on Residential Care Alternatives and why these options were not considered for recommendation by the Sub Committee in its final report dated June, 1994.

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Hon. Mr. Valcourt gave Notice of Motion 77 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 with reference to the following statement contained on page 20 of the document entitled Long Term Care Strategy, Residential Care Alternatives Final Report (June, 1994) - "A number of clients have a level of need that is higher than the services offered in any of the residential levels can meet. Some of the findings of a study done on those clients reveal that they are by no means a homogeneous group." Information indicating the number of clients referred to in this statement, and how, when, and by whom this number was determined, and also all results from the study referred to in the statement.

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Hon. Mr. Valcourt gave Notice of Motion 78 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All information outlining revisions made to the Alberta Assessment and Placement Instrument that led to the creation of the New Brunswick Assessment and Continuing Care Instrument.

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Mr. Sherwood gave Notice of Motion 79 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All information indicating how, when, where and by whom and on what sample the New Brunswick Assessment and Continuing Care Instrument was validated, in particular for use on (a) persons with intellectual disabilities; and (b) other persons receiving residential services in New Brunswick, and any results of the validation process; and/or information, including minutes, briefing notes or other records indicating decisions not to validate the New Brunswick Assessment and Continuing Care Instrument for use on the individuals indicated.

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Mr. Robichaud gave Notice of Motion 80 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All training materials, guidelines and protocols regarding the use of the New Brunswick Assessment and Continuing Care Instrument.

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Hon. Mr. Valcourt gave Notice of Motion 81 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All results of any test conducted to determine the inter-rater reliability of the Department of Health and Community Services' staff who were selected to use the New Brunswick Assessment and Continuing Care Instrument to determine the needs of adults with disabilities.

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Mr. Volpé gave Notice of Motion 82 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All reports, memoranda or briefing notes (and summaries of same) indicating (a) the number of persons with intellectual disabilities; and (b) the number of other persons who were assessed using the New Brunswick Assessment and Continuing Care Instrument. If separate figures do not exist for (a) and (b), please provide information on the combined figures for (a) plus (b).

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Mr. Volpé gave Notice of Motion 83 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All reports, memoranda and briefing notes (and summaries of same) indicating (a) the number of persons with intellectual disabilities and (b) the number of other persons who were (i) not present during the assessment or (ii) who were present but provided little or no direct data recorded by the assessors.

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Mr. Sherwood gave Notice of Motion 84 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All background reports, memoranda and briefing notes regarding budget development and budget forecasts for residential services for fiscal years 1996-97 and 1997-98.

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Mr. Robichaud gave Notice of Motion 85 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All reports, briefing notes, memoranda or minutes (and summaries of same) that indicate the number of cases in which it was decided that a second or follow-up assessment needed to be performed on individuals previously assessed and any reasons for decisions made to conduct a follow-up assessment.

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Mr. Robichaud gave Notice of Motion 86 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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

In relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services:

All reports, briefing notes, memoranda or minutes (and summaries of same) that indicate that the results of a follow-up or second assessment differ from those of an initial or first assessment and any explanation of different results achieved.

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Mr. Robichaud gave Notice of Motion 87 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All reports, briefing notes, memoranda or minutes (and summaries of same) which indicate the number of cases in which either data from the assessment or evaluations of the data from the assessments was altered by individuals who had not taken part in the collection of the data and any reasons why such alterations were conducted.

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Mr. Mockler gave Notice of Motion 88 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All reports, briefing notes, memoranda or minutes (and summaries of same) that indicate the overall result of the assessments conducted on (a) individuals with intellectual disabilities and (b) on other adults between the ages of 18 and 64. If separate figures for (a) and (b) do not exist, please provide information on any general findings.

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Mr. Volpé gave Notice of Motion 89 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All reports, briefing notes, memoranda or minutes (and summaries of same) which indicate the cost or budgetary implications of providing residential or other services or individuals who have been assessed up to date.

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Hon. Mr. Valcourt gave Notice of Motion 90 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All reports, briefing notes, memoranda or minutes (and summaries of same) indicating decisions that have been made to date regarding (a) the number of people who will be denied services as a result of assessments carried out on adults ages 18 to 64 from February 1996; (b) the number of people who will be placed in nursing homes as a result of these assessments; and (c) the number of people who will be moved from their current residential placement to other facilities as a result of these assessments.

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Mr. Mockler gave Notice of Motion 91 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All reports, briefing notes, memoranda or minutes (and summaries of same) which indicate conclusions regarding the validity or usefulness of the data produced by assessments carried out on adults between the ages of 18 and 64 to date.

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Mr. Sherwood gave Notice of Motion 92 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All reports, briefing notes, memoranda or minutes (and summaries of same) that review demographic projections regarding the need for nursing homes beds or facilities and any discussions or conclusions regarding the uses of nursing homes beds and facilities for individuals under the age of 65.

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Mr. Volpé gave Notice of Motion 93 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All reports, briefing notes, memoranda or minutes (and summaries of same) indicating the means and rationale by which per diems for residential services under the Long Term Care Strategy were established.

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Mr. Volpé gave Notice of Motion 94 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All reports, briefing notes, memoranda or minutes (and summaries of same) indicating the correlation between established per diems for residential services and expectations for meeting the needs of individuals who receive residential services.

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Mr. Robichaud gave Notice of Motion 95 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All reports, briefing notes, memoranda or minutes (and summaries of same) indicating the estimates of the number of community residences or other residential facilities that will close under the Long Term care Strategy and estimates of how many community residences or other residential facilities that will remain (and the number of individuals who are expected to reside in these facilities).

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Mr. Sherwood gave Notice of Motion 96 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All standards or draft standards and all briefing notes and memoranda relating to standards for residential facilities under the Long Term Care Strategy.

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Mr. Robichaud gave Notice of Motion 97 that on Thursday, January 16, 1997, 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 in relation to the new "Residential Model" of the Long Term Care Policy of the Department of Health and Community Services: All licensing requirements or draft licensing requirements and all briefing notes and memoranda relating to licensing requirements for residential facilities under the Long Term Care Strategy.

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Mr. Robichaud rose on a Point of Order, requesting that Mr. Speaker cite the authority for his earlier ruling that two clear days notice are required for motions.

Mr. Speaker noted the point well taken and undertook to provide the particular ruling which refers to "two clear days' notice are required for motions." Mr. Speaker further stated that he would be requesting that the Standing Committee on Procedure review such rules and other sections of the Standing Rules that are not clear.

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Government Motions re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Frenette announced that today the Order of Business would be Private Members' Motions followed by Committee of Supply.

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Private Members' Motions

Pursuant to Notice of Motion 65, Hon. Mr. Valcourt moved, seconded by Mr. Robichaud:

Whereas the government has undertaken to blend the Provincial Sales Tax with the federal Goods and Services Tax on the promise that it would create an advantage, among others, to the retail sector in New Brunswick and therefore to consumers;

WHEREAS tax inclusive pricing provisions would force retailers to incur exorbitant costs which could not be balanced through any other means than to be passed on to consumers, thus eliminating economic benefits claimed by this measure:

BE IT RESOLVED that this House ask the government to consider foregoing the tax inclusive pricing provisions when it legislates the blended sales tax scheme.

And the question being put, a debate ensued.

And after some time, Hon. Mr. Blanchard, seconded by Hon. Mr. Frenette, moved in amendment:

AMENDMENT

That Motion 65 be amended:

By deleting the words "on the promise that" in the first whereas clause and replacing it with the word "because";

By deleting the second whereas clause completely;

By deleting the words "foregoing the tax inclusive pricing provisions" in the resolution and replacing it with the words "adopting flexibility and balance of business and consumer interests in facilitating consumer awareness of retail prices";

And by deleting the words "blended sales tax scheme" in the resolution and replacing it with the words "Harmonized Sales Tax".

Hon. Mr. Valcourt rose on a Point of Order, his point of order being that the proposed amendment was out of order as it would completely change the nature of the original motion.

Hon. Mr. Frenette spoke on the Point of Order indicating that the proposed amendment serves to make the motion more acceptable to the House.

Mr. Speaker ruled that the amendment does not propose a direct negative but simply modifies the question in such a way as to increase its acceptability. Mr. Speaker stated that amendments of this type are not unusual, have been allowed in the past, and ruled that the amendment would proceed.

Mr. Speaker put the question on the amendment and a debate ensued.

And after some further time, Mr. Speaker interrupted proceedings and announced that the time allotted for Private Members' Motions had expired.

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.

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Committee of Supply

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

And after some time, the Chairman declared it to be 6 o'clock p.m. and left the chair, to resume again at 7 o'clock p.m.

7 o'clock p.m.

Mr. Chairman resumed the chair.

And after some further time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. O'Donnell, the Chairman, after requesting that Mr. Speaker revert to Presentations of Committee Reports, reported that the Committee had made some progress in the consideration of the matters referred to them, had passed several items 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.

The following are the items reported:

MAIN ESTIMATES - ORDINARY ACCOUNT

1997 - 1998

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $75,094,600 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Department of Natural Resources and Energy for the fiscal year ending the 31st day of March, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $22,625,500 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for the fiscal year ending the 31st day of March, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $36,420,600 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Department of the Economic Development and Tourism for the fiscal year ending the 31st day of March, 1998.

OFFICE OF THE PREMIER

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $1,056,600 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Office of the Premier for the fiscal year ending the 31st day of March, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $1,173,700 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Department of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs for the fiscal year ending the 31st day of March, 1998.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

Voted, Supply in the following amount to defray the expenses of the following programs:

32 28 Strategic Assistance 16,800,000

32 29 Intergovernmental Conferences 28,100

32 30 Council of Maritime Premiers 903,600

32 33 Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons 223,400

32 34 Youth Council of New Brunswick 113,800

CAPITAL ACCOUNT

1997 - 1998

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Voted, Supply in the following amount and to defray the expenses of the following program:

10 50 Capital Improvements 150,000

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM

Voted, Supply in the following amount and to defray the expenses of the following program:

17 50 Parks - Capital Improvements 1,500,000

LOANS AND ADVANCES

1997 - 1998

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Voted, Supply in the following amount and to defray the expenses of the following program:

10 70 Agricultural Development Board and NB Crop Insurance 5,000,000

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM

Voted, Supply in the following amount and to defray the expenses of the following program:

17 72 Economic Development Act 45,000,000

WORKING CAPITAL - MAXIMUM BALANCES

1997 - 1998                Voted

PETTY CASH ADVANCES

Natural Resources and Energy 25,300

Economic Development and Tourism 7,100

INVENTORIES

Natural Resources and Energy 510,000

Agriculture and Rural Development 4,825,000

The said items were concurred in by the House.

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And then, 7.44 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.



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