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No. 21

Tuesday, January 14, 1997

1 o'clock p.m.

Prayers.

Petitions

Mr. O'Donnell, Member for Dieppe-Memramcook, laid upon the table of the House a petition signed by citizens of the Moncton area requesting government action to keep the Moncton-Riverview causeway floodgate open. (Petition 8)

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Mr. Robichaud, Member for Tracadie-Sheila, laid upon the table of the House a petition signed by residents of the Tracadie-Sheila and certain local service districts, requesting that the La Source School remain open. (Petition 9)

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Mr. Speaker noted the presence in the gallery of Max White, Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Confederation of Regions Party from 1991 to 1995.

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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 consideration of the estimates in the Committee of Supply. The Government House Leader announced that it was the intention of government that the House not sit next week in order to permit the Standing Committee on Law Amendments to meet and hold public hearings on the White Paper, Proposal for the New Brunswick Education Act.

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Private Members' Motions

Debate resumed on the proposed amendment to Motion 65, moved by Hon. Mr. Blanchard, seconded by Hon. Mr. Frenette, as follows:

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".

And after some time, Mr. MacDonald, the Deputy Speaker, took the chair.

And after some further time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair.

And the debate being ended and the question being put, the proposed amendment was adopted on the following recorded division.

            YEAS - 33

Hon. Mr. Duffie         Mrs. Jarrett           Ms. de Ste. Croix

Hon. Mr. Frenette       Mr. McAdam             Mr. Kavanaugh

Hon. Mr. Blaney         Hon. Mr. MacIntyre     Mr. DeGrâce

Hon. Mrs. Breault       Hon. Mr. Richard       Mr. O'Donnell

Hon. C. Thériault       Hon. Mrs. Day          Mr. MacDonald

Hon. Mr. Tyler          Mr. Allaby             Mr. Byrne

Hon. Mrs. Mersereau     Mr. Steeves            Mr. MacLeod

Hon. Mr. Lockyer        Mr. Wilson             Mr. Doyle

Hon. Mr. Smith          Mr. LeBlanc            Mr. D. Landry

Hon. Mrs. Trenholme     Mr. Jamieson           Mr. Armstrong

Hon. Mr. Savoie         Mr. A. Landry          Mrs. Kingston

            NAYS - 6

Mr. Sherwood            Hon. Mr. Valcourt      Ms. Weir

Mr. Robichaud           Mr. Mockler            Mr. D. Graham

Leave was granted to stand the debate on Motion 65 as amended until Thursday next.

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Motion 5 by Hon. Mr. Valcourt was, by leave of the House, stood to Tuesday, January 21, 1997.

Motion 8 by Mr. Mockler was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 9 by Mr. Robichaud was, by leave of the House, stood to Tuesday, January 21, 1997.

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

Motion 20 by Mr. Sherwood was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 23 by Mr. Mockler was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motions 24 and 29, by Mr. Robichaud were, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 32 by Mr. D. Graham was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 34 by Mr. Robichaud was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 35 by Mr. Sherwood was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 39 by Mr. Robichaud was, by leave of the House stood to Tuesday, January 21, 1997.

Motion 40 by Mr. Sherwood was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 43 by Mr. Robichaud was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 48 by Mr. Sherwood was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 57 by Mr. Volpé was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 59 by Mr. Robichaud was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 63 by Ms. Weir was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

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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, 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 one item 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 is the item reported:

MAIN ESTIMATES - 1997 - 1998

ORDINARY ACCOUNT - Voted

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

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

32 20 Advisory Council on the Status of Women 426,500

The said item was concurred in by the House.

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And then, 5.54 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.



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