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No. 26

Wednesday, February 5, 1997.

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Hon. Mr. McKenna expressed the condolences of the House on the death of Peter McCain.

Hon. Mr. McKenna announced the resignation from Cabinet of Hon. Albert Doucet, Minister of State for Mines.

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Bills Introduced

The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:

By Hon. Mr. King,

Bill 48, An Act to Amend the Tobacco Sales Act. Bill 49, An Act to Amend the Hospital Services Act.

Bill 50, Mental Health Services Act.

By Hon. Mr. Tyler,

Bill 51, An Act to Amend the Potato Disease Eradication Act.

By Hon. Mr. King,

Bill 52, An Act to Amend the Medical Services Payment Act.

By. Hon. Mr. Duffie,

Bill 53, An Act to Amend the Conflict of Interest Act.

Bill 54, An Act to Amend the Business Corporations Act.

Bill 55, An Act to Amend the Direct Sellers Act.

Bill 56, An Act to Amend the Expropriation Act.

Bill 57, An Act to Amend the Proceedings Against the Crown Act.

Bill 58, An Act to Amend the Security Frauds Prevention Act.

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

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The following Private Bill was introduced and read the first time:

By Mr. Kennedy,

Bill 59, An Act to Amend An Act Respecting the New Brunswick Medical Society and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.

Ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Private Bills.

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Notices of Motions

Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 101 that on Tuesday, February 11, 1997, she 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 copies of all letters, and or correspondence received by the Minister of Finance on the subject of the new Blended Sales Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax.

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Government Motions re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Frenette announced that it was the intention of the government to proceed with the regular order of business and that the House would consider the estimates of the Department of Health and Community Services in the Committee of Supply.

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Second Reading

The Order being read for second reading of Bill 44, Harmonized Sales Tax, a debate arose thereon.

And after some time, the debate was, on motion of Hon. Mr. Frenette, adjourned over on the following recorded division:

            YEAS - 29

Hon. Mr. Duffie         Mr. Kennedy              Mr. Olmstead

Hon. Mr. Blanchard      Hon. Mr. MacIntyre       Mr. DeGrâce

Hon. Mr. Frenette       Hon. Mrs. Day            Mr. O'Donnell

Hon. Mr. Lee            Mr. Allaby               Mr. Byrne

Hon. Mr. King           Mr. Steeves              Mr. Doyle

Hon. B. Thériault       Mr. LeBlanc              Mr. D. Landry

Hon. C. Thériault       Mr. Jamieson             Mr. Armstrong

Hon. Mr. Tyler          Mr. Johnson              Mr. Devereux

Hon. Mrs. Mersereau     Ms. de Ste. Croix        Mrs. Kingston

Mrs. Jarrett            Mr. Kavanaugh

            NAYS - 7

Mr. Sherwood            Mr. Mockler              Mr. Volpé

Mr. Robichaud           Ms. Weir                 Mr. D. Graham

Hon. Mr. Valcourt

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 47, An Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act, a debate arose thereon.

And after some time, Hon. Mr. Tyler rose on a Point of Order, his point of order being that Hon. Mr. Valcourt was not confining his remarks to the principle of the Bill.

Mr. Speaker ruled that the Point of Order was well taken.

The debate continued, 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 second reading of Bill 47, An Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act.

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

            YEAS - 31

Hon. Mr. Frenette      Mrs. Jarrett              Mr. Kavanaugh

Hon. Mr. Graham        Hon. Mr. MacIntyre        Mr. Olmstead

Hon. Mr. King          Hon. Mrs. Day             Mr. Flynn

Hon. Mrs. Breault      Mr. Allaby                Mr. DeGrâce

Hon. C. Thériault      Mr. Steeves               Mr. O'Donnell

Hon. Mr. Tyler         Mr. Wilson                Mr. Byrne

Hon. Mrs. Mersereau    Mr. LeBlanc               Mr. MacLeod

Hon. Mr. Lockyer       Mr. Jamieson              Mr. Armstrong

Hon. Mr. Smith         Mr. A. Landry             Mr. Devereux

Hon. Mrs. Trenholme    Ms. de Ste. Croix         Mrs. Kingston

Hon. Mr. Savoie

            NAYS - 7

Mr. Sherwood           Mr. Mockler               Mr. Volpé

Mr. Robichaud          Ms. Weir                  Mr. D. Graham

Hon. Mr. Valcourt

Accordingly, Bill 47, An Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act, was read a second time, and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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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 further time spent in Committee of Supply, 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 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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Committee of the Whole

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole with Mr. O'Donnell in the Chair.

The Chairman declared a recess at 4.04 o'clock p.m.

4.19 o'clock p.m.

The Committee resumed.

And after some time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. O'Donnell, 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 31, Special Appropriation Act 1996(2).

Bill 39, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act.

Bill 41, An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Act.

Bill 42, An Act to Amend the Dairy Products Act.

And that the Committee had directed him to report the following Bill as amended:

Bill 30, An Act to Amend the Assessment 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, 5.10 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:

Standard Family Contribution Toward Long-Term Care Services - February 4, 1997



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