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No. 29

Friday, February 6, 1998.

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

During Oral Questions, Mr. Speaker suspended the proceedings at 9.10 o'clock a.m. due to a disturbance in the gallery.

9.18 o'clock a.m.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and advised that proceedings are open to the public but visitors in the gallery can listen but may not participate in any way.

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Bills Introduced

The following Bill was introduced and read the first time:

By Hon. Mr. Lee,

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

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

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Notices of Motions

Mr. Mockler gave Notice of Motion 90 that on Tuesday, February 17, 1998, 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 all documents pertaining to the services offered at the Lonewater Farm facility for men including but not limited to: annual budget; number of beds; number of staff and classification; patient cost per day; description of all programs and services offered.

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Government Motions re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Tyler announced that it was the intention of government that the House resolve itself into a Committee of Supply to consider the estimates of the Office of the Premier; Executive Council; Legislative Assembly; and the Departments of Supply and Services, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and General Government. The Government House Leader announced that it was the intention of government that the House resume the adjourned debate on the motion for second reading of Bills 28 and 29.

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Adjourned Debates

The Order of the Day for resuming the adjourned debate on the motion,

That Bill 28, An Act to Amend the Assessment Act, be now read a second time, having been read, and there being no further debate, Mr. Speaker put the question that Bill 28 be now read a second time, and it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 28 was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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Debate resumed on the motion that Bill 29, An Act to Amend the New Brunswick Geographic Information Corporation Act, be now read a second time.

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

YEAS - 32

Hon. Mr. Lockyer
Hon. Mr. LeBlanc
Ms. de Ste. Croix
Hon. Mr. Frenette
Hon. Mr. Byrne
Mr. Olmstead
Hon. Mr. Tyler
Hon. Mrs. Kingston
Mr. DeGrâce
Hon. Mr. King
Mr. Allaby
Mr. O'Donnell
Hon. Mrs. Barry
Mr. Duffie
Mr. MacDonald
Hon. Mrs. Breault
Mr. Wilson
Mr. Devereux
Hon. Mr. MacIntyre
Mr. Smith
Mr. D. Landry
Hon. Mrs. Mersereau
Mr. Kavanaugh
Mr. Armstrong
Hon. Mr. Gay
Mr. Steeves
Mr. J. Doyle
Mrs. Jarrett
Mr. A. Landry
Mr. Doucet
Mr. McAdam
Mr. Johnson


NAYS - 4

Mr. Volpé
Mr. D. Graham
Mr. Mesheau
Mr. Robichaud



Accordingly, Bill 29, An Act to Amend the New Brunswick Geographic Information Corporation Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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Documents Tabled

At the request of Mr. Mesheau and with leave of the House, Mr. Speaker reverted to the order of Tabling of Documents.

Mr. Mesheau laid upon the table of the House a document entitled "Proclamation" from a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers' Union.

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Committee of Supply

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of Supply with Mr. MacDonald in the chair.

And after some time, Mr. O'Donnell took the chair.

And after some further time, the Chairman ascertained the agreement of the Committee to continue sitting past the ordinary time of adjournment.

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 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.

The following are the items reported:

MAIN ESTIMATES - ORDINARY ACCOUNT
1998 - 1999

OFFICE OF THE PREMIER

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $1,061,000 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, 1999.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OFFICE

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $3,114,300 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Executive Council Office for the fiscal year ending the 31st day of March, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY AND SERVICES

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $79,607,900 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Department of Supply and Services for the fiscal year ending the 31st day of March, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $10,668,900 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture for the fiscal year ending the 31st day of March, 1999.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

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

32 15 Government Grants 99,300
32 16 Information Technology Investment Fund 683,700
32 33 Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons 224,900
32 34 Youth Council of New Brunswick 114,600

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

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

52 01 Members' Allowances and Committees 1,754,300
52 02 Office of the Legislative Assembly 2,168,900
52 03 Auditor General 1,510,500
52 04 Leaders of Registered Political Parties 896,600
52 05 Office of the Chief Electoral Officer 883,200
52 07 Office of the Ombudsman 582,000
52 08 Supervisor of Political Financing 805,800

CAPITAL ACCOUNT

DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY AND SERVICES

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

77 50 Design and Construction

of Provincial Buildings 30,740,000

LOANS AND ADVANCES

DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY AND SERVICES

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

77 80 Renovations and Operations

of Algonquin Hotel 1,200,000

DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

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

30 70 Fisheries Development Act 8,000,000

WORKING CAPITAL - MAXIMUM BALANCES
1998-1999 Voted

INVENTORIES

Legislative Assembly 25,000

Supply and Services 1,400,000

The said items were concurred in by the House.

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Private Members' Motions

It was agreed by unanimous consent was to vary the Orders of the Day and revert to Private Members' Motions to dispose of certain tabling motions remaining on the Order and Notice Paper and for which the documents requested had been tabled.

Motion 41 by Mr. D. Graham was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 42 by Mr. Mesheau was, by leave of the House withdrawn.

Motion 45 by Mr. Robichaud was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motions 68 and 69 by Mr. Mockler were, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 70 by Mr. Sherwood was, by leave of the House withdrawn.

Motion 72 by Mr. Mesheau was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

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And then, 1.54 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.

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The following documents, having been deposited with the Clerk of the House since the last sitting of the House, were deemed laid upon the table of the House pursuant to Standing Rule 39:

Documents requested in Notice of Motions 22, 23, 25, 28, 38, 52, 54, 61, 64, 67, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 82 - February 5, 1998



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