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No. 10

Wednesday, December 9, 1998.

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Petitions

Mr. Green, Member for Fredericton South, laid upon the table of the House a petition on behalf of residents of the Fredericton area urging the government to approve financial assistance for drugs need by persons suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. (Petition 2)

Mr. Olmstead, Member for Mactaquac, laid upon the table of the House a petition on behalf of residents of the Mactaquac area urging the House to consider prohibiting the annual hunting of bears in the spring. (Petition 3)

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Documents Tabled

Hon. Mr. Doyle laid upon the table of the House a document entitled Final Report CASP Program Evaluation, Prepared for Literacy NB Inc.

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Bills Introduced

The following Bills were introduced and read the first time:

By Hon. Mr. Devereux,

Bill 9, An Act to Amend the Beverage Containers Act.

Mr. Speaker called the attention of the House to Standing Rule 42(1) which states that a Member introducing a Bill may give a brief explanation.

By Hon. Mr. Jamieson,

Bill 10, Plant Health Act.

By Ms. Weir,

Bill 11, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act.

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

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Notices of Motions

Mr. D. Graham gave Notice of Motion 76 that on Tuesday, December 15, 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 a list of all legal cases of a sexual nature that appeared in New Brunswick Provincial Court over the past twelve (12) months.

A list of all cases of a sexual nature that were convicted in New Brunswick Provincial Court over the past twelve (12) months.

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Mr. D. Graham gave Notice of Motion 77 that on Tuesday, December 15, 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 a list of all community based correctional programs over the past twelve (12) months provided by the Solicitor General including: the total cost of the program; the percentage of the total cost that goes to administering the program; the name and intention of each program whether it be treatment or maintenance; the location of each program; the person/consultant/organization responsible for delivery of each program including qualifications of facilitators and other community based corrections officers; the cost of implementing each program; the participation levels of each program; the attendance of each program.

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Mr. Sherwood gave Notice of Motion 78 that on Tuesday, December 15, 1998 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Hon. Mr. D. Graham:

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 contracts signed between Portage NB and the Province of New Brunswick in the last five (5) years.

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Mr. Sherwood gave Notice of Motion 79 that on Tuesday, December 15, 1998 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. D. Graham:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House a list of all tenders concerning treatment and maintenance programs of sex offenders, including the status of these tenders and their proposed locations over the past twelve (12) months.

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Mr. Volpé gave Notice of Motion 80 that on Tuesday, December 15, 1998 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Hon. Mr. Valcourt:

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 information including land expropriated by size, cost and from whom, land purchased by size, cost and from whom, survey costs including names of surveyors and a description of their related tasks, engineering fees including names of engineers and a description of their related tasks, consulting fees including names of consultants and a description of their related tasks, feasibility studies and their related costs, reports, studies, federal grant money for the proposed road called the "Corridor Route" between Baker Brook and the TransCanada Highway.

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Government Motions re Business of House

On motion of Hon. Mr. Byrne, seconded by Hon. C. Thériault,

RESOLVED, that when the House adjourns this sitting day, it stand adjourned until tomorrow at 1.30 o'clock p.m.

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Hon. Mr. Byrne announced that following second reading of Bills, it was the intention of the government that the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House to consider Bill 2.

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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 5, An Act to Amend the Executive Council Act.

Bill 6, An Act to Amend the Police Act.

Bill 7, An Act to Amend the Regulations Act.

Bill 8, An Act to Authorize the Conveyance of Land from The Canadian Red Cross Society / La Société Canadienne de la Croix-Rouge to The Canadian Blood Services / Société canadienne du sang.

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It was agreed by unanimous consent to dispose of certain tabling motions remaining on the Order and Notice Paper and for which the documents requested had been tabled.

Motion 13 by Mr. D. Graham was, by leave of the House, stood over to Thursday, December 18, 1998.

Motions 17 and 18 by Mr. Mesheau were, by leave of the House withdrawn.

Motions 23, 24 and 41 by Mr. Robichaud were, by leave of the House withdrawn.

Motions 29 and 30 by Mr. Volpé were, by leave of the House withdrawn.

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

Motion 53 by Mr. Mesheau was, by leave of the House stood over to Tuesday, December 22, 1998.

Motion 55 by Mr. Green was, by leave of the House stood over to Thursday, December 10, 1998.

Motion 56 by Mr. Green was, by leave of the House stood over to Thursday, January 14, 1998.

Motion 57, by Mr. Green was, by leave of the House stood over to Thursday, December 17, 1998.

Motion 58 by Mr. Green was, by leave of the House stood over to Tuesday, December 22, 1998.

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Committee of the Whole

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole with Ms. de Ste. Croix in the chair.

And after some time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Ms. de Ste. Croix, the Chairman, after requesting Mr. Speaker revert to the Order of Presentations of Committee Reports, reported:

That the Committee had directed her to report the following Bill as agreed to:

Bill 2, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act.

And the Committee asked leave to make a further report.

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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It was agreed by unanimous consent that Bills 9, 10 and 11 introduced earlier during the sitting be deferred until Friday, December 11, 1998.

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And then, 11.03 o'clock a.m., the House adjourned.

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

  • Department of Economic Development and Tourism Revised Annual Report 1997-98 - December 8, 1998
  • Annual Report of the Royal Mounted Police - "J" Division, New Brunswick - December 8, 1998


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