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No. 33

Tuesday, February 18, 1997.

1 o'clock p.m.

Prayers.

Hon. Mr. Frenette introduced to the House Hon. Tony Rundle, M.H.A., Premier of the province of Tasmania.

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Petitions

Ms. Weir, Member for Saint John Harbour, laid upon the Table of the House a petition on behalf of the New Brunswick Hairdressers' Association strongly opposing the implementation of a 15% tax added to the existing cost of any hairdressing service provided by any licensed hairdressers in the province. (Petition 12)

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Documents Tabled

Hon. Mr. Blanchard laid upon the Table of the House a document entitled The New Brunswick Economy - L'Économie au Nouveau-Brunswick 1997, A Report to the Legislative Assembly.

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During Oral Questions, Mr. Speaker reminded Members to limit the length of preambles and answers to questions.

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Bills Introduced

Hon. Mr. Lockyer moved that the following Bill be now read a first time:

Bill 77, Education Act.

Hon. Mr. Lockyer asked leave of the House to make a lengthy statement in introducing the Bill. Mr. Speaker advised that he had heard Nays, but the Minister could proceed to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Hon. Mr. Valcourt rose on a Point of Order, his point of order being that the Minister was entering into a debate and the Standing Rules require that a Member give a brief explanation of the provisions of the Bill. Mr. Speaker heard several Members on the point of order.

Mr. Speaker ruled that the Minister could continue with his remarks in conformity with established practice on first reading.

Hon. Mr. Lockyer laid upon the Table of the House a document entitled Introduction of a Bill Entitled the "Education Act."

Mr. Speaker put the question and the motion for first reading was carried on the following recorded division:

            YEAS - 38

Hon. Mr. Blanchard      Hon. Mr. Savoie        Mr. Kavanaugh

Hon. Mr. Frenette       Mrs. Jarrett           Mr. Olmstead

Hon. Mr. Graham         Mr. McAdam             Mr. Flynn

Hon. Mr. King           Mr. Kennedy            Mr. DeGrâce

Hon. Mrs. Barry         Hon. Mrs. Day          Mr. MacDonald

Mr. McKay               Mr. Allaby             Mr. Byrne

Hon. B. Thériault       Mr. Steeves            Mr. MacLeod

Hon. Mrs. Breault       Mr. Wilson             Mr. Doyle

Hon. Mr. Tyler          Mr. LeBlanc            Mr. D. Landry

Hon. Mrs. Mersereau     Mr. Jamieson           Mr. Armstrong

Hon. Mr. Lockyer        Mr. A. Landry          Mr. Devereux

Hon. Mr. Smith          Mr. Johnson            Mrs. Kingston

Hon. Mrs. Trenholme     Ms. de Ste. Croix

            NAYS - 7

Mr. Sherwood            Mr. Mockler            Mr. Volpé

Mr. Robichaud           Ms. Weir               Mr. D. Graham

Hon. Mr. Valcourt

Accordingly, Bill 77, Education Act, was read a first time.

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

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Hon. Mr. Lockyer moved that the following Bill be now read a first time:

Bill 78, An Act Respecting the Education Act.

Mr. Speaker put the question and the motion for first reading was carried on the following recorded division:

            YEAS - 38

Hon. Mr. Blanchard      Hon. Mr. Savoie         Ms. de Ste. Croix

Hon. Mr. Frenette       Mrs. Jarrett            Mr. Kavanaugh

Hon. Mr. Graham         Mr. McAdam              Mr. Olmstead

Hon. Mr. Lee            Mr. Kennedy             Mr. DeGrâce

Hon. Mr. King           Hon. Mr. Richard        Mr. MacDonald

Hon. Mrs. Barry         Hon. Mrs. Day           Mr. Byrne

Mr. McKay               Mr. Allaby              Mr. MacLeod

Hon. B. Thériault       Mr. Steeves             Mr. Doyle

Hon. Mrs. Breault       Mr. Wilson              Mr. D. Landry

Hon. Mrs. Mersereau     Mr. LeBlanc             Mr. Armstrong

Hon. Mr. Lockyer        Mr. Jamieson            Mr. Devereux

Hon. Mr. Smith          Mr. A. Landry           Mrs. Kingston

Hon. Mrs. Trenholme     Mr. Johnson

            NAYS - 7

Mr. Sherwood            Mr. Mockler             Mr. Volpé

Mr. Robichaud           Ms. Weir                Mr. D. Graham

Hon. Mr. Valcourt

Accordingly, Bill 78, An Act Respecting the Education Act, was read a first time.

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

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The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:

By Hon. Mr. King,

Bill 79, An Act to Amend An Act Respecting Health Professionals.

By Hon. Mr. Blanchard,

Bill 80, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act.

Bill 81, An Act to Amend the Members Superannuation Act.

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

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The following Private Bills were introduced and read a first time:

By Mr. Byrne,

Bill 82, An Act Respecting The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company, Montreal Trust Company of Canada and Montreal Trust Company.

By Mr. Steeves,

Bill 83, An Act to Incorporate the Council of Agricultural Federations of New Brunswick.

Ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Private Bills.

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Second Reading

The following Bills were read the second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Bill 73, An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act.

Bill 74, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act.

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 75, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, a debate arose thereon.

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

            YEAS - 34

Hon. Mr. Blanchard      Mr. McAdam           Mr. Olmstead

Hon. Mr. Frenette       Mr. Kennedy          Mr. Flynn

Hon. Mr. Lee            Hon. Mr. Richard     Mr. DeGrâce

Hon. Mr. King           Mr. Allaby           Mr. O'Donnell

Hon. Mrs. Barry         Mr. Steeves          Mr. MacDonald

Hon. B. Thériault       Mr. Wilson           Mr. MacLeod

Hon. Mrs. Breault       Mr. LeBlanc          Mr. Doyle

Hon. C. Thériault       Mr. Jamieson         Mr. D. Landry

Hon. Mr. Tyler          Mr. A. Landry        Mr. Armstrong

Hon. Mr. Lockyer        Ms. de Ste. Croix    Mr. Devereux

Hon. Mrs. Trenholme     Mr. Kavanaugh        Mrs. Kingston

Mrs. Jarrett

            NAYS - 6

Mr. Sherwood            Hon. Mr. Valcourt    Mr. Volpé

Mr. Robichaud           Mr. Mockler          Mr. D. Graham

Accordingly, Bill 75, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 76, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, a debate arose thereon.

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

            YEAS - 36

Hon. Mr. Blanchard      Hon. Mrs. Trenholme         Mr. Johnson

Hon. Mr. King           Hon. Mr. Savoie             Ms. de Ste. Croix

Hon. Mrs. Barry         Mrs. Jarrett                Mr. Kavanaugh

Hon. Mr. Blaney         Mr. McAdam                  Mr. Olmstead

Mr. McKay               Mr. Kennedy                 Mr. Flynn

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

Hon. Mrs. Breault       Mr. Allaby                  Mr. MacDonald

Hon. C. Thériault       Mr. Steeves                 Mr. Doyle

Hon. Mr. Tyler          Mr. Wilson                  Ms. Weir

Hon. Mrs. Mersereau     Mr. LeBlanc                 Mr. Landry

Hon. Mr. Lockyer        Mr. Jamieson                Mr. Armstrong

Hon. Mr. Smith          Mr. A. Landry               Mrs. Kingston

            NAYS - 6

Mr. Sherwood            Hon. Mr. Valcourt           Mr. Volpé

Mr. Robichaud           Mr. Mockler                 Mr. D. Graham

Accordingly, Bill 76, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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Third Reading

The Order being read for third reading of Bill 62, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 62 be now read a third time, it was resolved in the affirmative on the following recorded division:

            YEAS - 40

Hon. Mr. Frenette       Mr. Kennedy                  Mr. Sherwood

Hon. Mr. King           Hon. Mr. Richard             Mr. Robichaud

Hon. Mrs. Barry         Mr. Allaby                   Hon. Mr. Valcourt

Hon. Mr. Blaney         Mr. Steeves                  Mr. Mockler

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

Hon. Mrs. Breault       Mr. LeBlanc                  Mr. MacDonald

Hon. C. Thériault       Mr. Jamieson                 Mr. Doyle

Hon. Mr. Tyler          Mr. A. Landry                Ms. Weir

Hon. Mrs. Mersereau     Mr. Johnson                  Mr. Volpé

Hon. Mr. Lockyer        Ms. de Ste. Croix            Mr. D. Graham

Hon. Mr. Smith          Mr. Kavanaugh                Mr. D. Landry

Hon. Mr. Savoie         Mr. Olmstead                 Mr. Armstrong

Mrs. Jarrett            Mr. DeGrâce                  Mrs. Kingston

Mr. McAdam

            NAYS - 0

Accordingly, Bill 62, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act, was read the third time and passed.

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The Order being read for third reading of Bill 70, An Act to Amend the All-Terrain Vehicle Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 70 be now read a third time, it was resolved in the affirmative on the following recorded division:

            YEAS - 36

Hon. Mr. Frenette       Mrs. Jarrett         Mr. Olmstead

Hon. Mr. Lee            Mr. McAdam           Mr. DeGrâce

Hon. Mr. King           Hon. Mr. Richard     Mr. Sherwood

Hon. Mr. Blaney         Mr. Allaby           Mr. O'Donnell

Mr. McKay               Mr. Steeves          Mr. MacDonald

Hon. B. Thériault       Mr. Wilson           Mr. Doyle

Hon. C. Thériault       Mr. LeBlanc          Ms. Weir

Hon. Mr. Tyler          Mr. Jamieson         Mr. Volpé

Hon. Mrs. Mersereau     Mr. A. Landry        Mr. D. Graham

Hon. Mr. Lockyer        Mr. Johnson          Mr. D. Landry

Hon. Mr. Smith          Ms. de Ste. Croix    Mr. Armstrong

Hon. Mr. Savoie         Mr. Kavanaugh        Mrs. Kingston

NAYS - 0

Accordingly, Bill 70, An Act to Amend the All-Terrain Vehicle Act, was read the third time and passed.

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The Order being read for third reading of Bill 71, Clean Air Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 71 be now read a third time, it was resolved in the affirmative on the following recorded division:

            YEAS - 37

Hon. Mr. Frenette      Hon. Mr. MacIntyre        Mr. Sherwood

Hon. Mr. Lee           Mr. Allaby                Mr. Robichaud

Hon. Mrs. Barry        Mr. Steeves               Mr. Mockler

Hon. Mr. Blaney        Mr. Wilson                Mr. O'Donnell

Mr. McKay              Mr. LeBlanc               Mr. MacDonald

Hon. Mrs. Breault      Mr. Jamieson              Mr. Doyle

Hon. Mr. Tyler         Mr. A. Landry             Ms. Weir

Hon. Mrs. Mersereau    Mr. Johnson               Mr. Volpé

Hon. Mr. Smith         Ms. de Ste. Croix         Mr. D. Graham

Hon. Mrs. Trenholme    Mr. Kavanaugh             Mr. D. Landry

Hon. Mr. Savoie        Mr. Olmstead              Mr. Armstrong

Mrs. Jarrett           Mr. DeGrâce                Mrs. Kingston

Mr. McAdam

            NAYS - 0

Accordingly, Bill 71, Clean Air Act, was read the third time and passed.

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And then, 5.42 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.



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