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No. 30

Wednesday, February 12, 1997.

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

During Oral Questions, Mr. Speaker requested Mr. McKay to withdraw certainunparliamentary remarks, which he did.

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Bills Introduced

The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:

By Hon. Mr. Lee,

Bill 70, An Act to Amend the All-Terrain Vehicle Act.

By Hon. Mr. Blaney,

Bill 71, Clean Air Act.

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

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Government Motions re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Frenette announced that the government intended to proceedwith the regular Order of Business; that it would resolve itself into aCommittee of the Whole to consider Bills 60, 63, 32, 47, and the HealthBills, and that the debate on the motion for second reading of Bill 44might continue.

Continuing, Mr. Speaker stated that during debate on the motion forsecond reading of Bill 44, Members should restrict their comments to theprinciple of the Bill.

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Third Reading

The Order being read for third reading of Bill 56, An Act to Amendthe Expropriation Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 56be now read a third time, it was resolved in the affirmative on the followingrecorded division:

            YEAS - 31

Hon. Mr. Duffie         Hon.Mr. Savoie        Mr. A. Landry

Hon. Mr. Graham         Mrs.Jarrett           Mr.Johnson

Hon. Mr. King           Mr.Kennedy            Mr.Olmstead

Hon. Mr. Blaney         Hon.Mr. MacIntyre     Mr. Flynn

Mr. McKay               Hon.Mr. Richard       Mr. O'Donnell

Hon. B. Thériault       Hon.Mrs. Day          Mr. MacDonald

Hon. Mrs. Breault       Mr. Steeves           Mr. Doyle

Hon. C. Thériault       Mr.Wilson             Mr.D. Landry

Hon. Mr. Tyler          Mr.LeBlanc            Mr.Armstrong

Hon. Mr. Lockyer        Mr. Jamieson          Mr. Devereux

Hon. Mr. Smith

            NAYS - 6

Mr. Robichaud           Mr.Mockler            Mr.Volpé

Hon. Mr. Valcourt       Ms. Weir               Mr.D. Graham

Accordingly, Bill 56, An Act to Amend the Expropriation Act,was read the third time and passed.

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The following Bills were read the third time.

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 do pass.

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Second Reading

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

Bill 64, An Act to Amend the Farm Products Marketing Act.

Bill 65, An Act to Amend the Farm Products Boards and Marketing AgenciesAct.

Bill 66, An Act to Amend the Public Utilities Act.

Bill 67, Appropriations Act 1997-98.

Bill 68, Loan Act 1997.

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 69, An Act to Amendthe Industrial Relations Act, a debate arose thereon.

As Ms. Weir rose to close debate, Mr. Speaker advised that there wasno right of reply to the sponsor of a Bill while he acknowledged that theprinciples outlined in Beauchesne's Parliamentary Rules and Forms, 6thEdition, and the practices of the House of Commons extend the rulewhich allows a reply to the mover of a substantive motion to include themover of the motion for the second reading of a Bill. Mr. Speaker furtherindicated that the matter could be reviewed by the Standing Committee onProcedure but in the meantime, he would follow the practices of the House.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 69be now read a second time, it was negatived on the following recorded division:

            YEAS - 5

Mr. Robichaud           Mr.Mockler           Mr.D. Graham

Hon. Mr. Valcourt       Ms. Weir

            NAYS - 24

Hon. Mr. Frenette       Hon. Mr. MacIntyre  Mr. Olmstead

Mr. McKay               Hon.Mrs. Day        Mr. Flynn

Hon. B. Thériault       Mr.Allaby           Mr.O'Donnell

Hon. C. Thériault       Mr.Steeves          Mr. MacDonald

Hon. Mr. Tyler          Mr.Wilson           Mr.Byrne

Hon. Mr. Savoie         Mr.Jamieson         Mr. Doyle

Mrs. Jarrett            Mr.Johnson          Mr. Armstrong

Mr. Kennedy             Ms.de Ste. Croix    Mr. Devereux

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Committee of the Whole

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

And after some time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. MacDonald,the Chairman, after requesting Mr. Speaker revert to the Order ofPresentations of Committee Reports, reported:

That the Committee had directed him to report the following Bills asagreed to:

Bill 47, An Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act.

Bill 60, An Act to Amend the Society for the Prevention of CrueltyAct.

Bill 63, An Act to Amend the Real Property Tax Act.

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

Bill 32, An Act to Amend the Industrial Relations Act.

And the Committee asked leave to make a further report.

Pursuant to Standing Rule 78.1, Mr. Speaker then put the question onthe motion deemed to be before the House, that the report be concurredin, and it was resolved in the affirmative.

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At 12.30 o'clock Mr. Speaker left the chair, to resume again at 2 o'clockp.m.

2 o'clock p.m.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair.

Second Reading

Debate was resumed on the motion that Bill 44, Harmonized Sales Tax,be now read a second time.

During the debate, Mr. Speaker interrupted proceedings and stated thathe had heard Mr. Mockler use the word "lies" which had been ruledunparliamentary at various times and cautioned the Member to avoid usingsuch a word during the debate.

Debate continued on Bill 44 and after some time, Mr. Mockler tabledan excerpt of an article published by The Vancouver Province.

And the debate continuing, and after some further time, Mr. O'Donnell,the Deputy Speaker, took the chair.

During the debate, Hon. Mr. Valcourt raised a Point of Order statingthat according to the Rules of the House, Members should not engage inconversation or create other disturbance while another Member has the floor.

Mr. O'Donnell, the Deputy Speaker, indicated that he had not heard anynoises.

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

And after some further time spent in debate on the motion for secondreading of Bill 44, Mr. Speaker announced that due to the expiration oftime, debate on the motion would be adjourned.

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And then, 5.57 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.

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

Maritime Provinces Post-Secondary Program Profile December 1996 - February11, 1997

Provincial Holdings Ltd. Annual Report - February 11, 1997



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