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No. 17

Tuesday, January 26, 1999.

1 o'clock p.m.

Prayers.

Hon. Mr. C. Thériault welcomed to the House Mr. Harrison McCain and Mr. J. Raymond Frenette, co-chairs of the sponsorship campaign for the Eighth Francophone Summit, as well as other members of the sponsorship committee.

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Documents Tabled

Hon. Mr. Richard laid upon the table of the House samples of Department of Education 1999 High School Diplomas.

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Bills Introduced

The following Bills were introduced and read the first time:

By Hon. Mr. Lockyer,

Bill 21, An Act to Amend the Corrections Act.

By Hon. Mr. Byrne,

Bill 22, An Act to Amend the Residential Property Tax Relief 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 98 that on Tuesday, February 9, 1999 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 access centres in the Province of New Brunswick sorted three different ways:

i. alphabetically by community;

ii. sorted by school district; and

iii. sorted by the date it opened.

Please include the address of each access centre; the type of building it is located in (i.e., school/library, etc.); the hours of operation during the week that each centre is opened to the general public; the total hours per week each centre is opened to the public (i.e., 13 hours); a list of any access charges or fees charged to the general public or otherwise for each centre (i.e., any session fees, access fees, cost to print fees, etc.); the date when the centre was opened to the public or otherwise; the number of people that use the centre with monthly totals and yearly totals since the opening; how many computers/printers are currently in each centre and the type that they are (Pentiums, 486s, etc.); the yearly budget for each centre and a breakdown of where the funding comes from.

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Mr. Robichaud gave Notice of Motion 99 that on Tuesday, February 9, 1999 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 teachers who are on leave whose positions have been filled by a supply or long term supply substitute teacher and a list of those supply teachers.

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Mr. Robichaud gave Notice of Motion 100 that on Tuesday, February 9, 1999 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Lord:

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 copy of all memos, letters, correspondence, proposals, electronic mail, minutes of meetings, studies, reports and analyses between the Department of Health and Community Services, Supply and Services, Education and all school districts over the past five years concerning the conditions of schools and the effect it has on the health and safety of students.

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Mr. Green gave Notice of Motion 101 that on Tuesday, February 9, 1999 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Mesheau:

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 copy of all memos, documents, correspondence, agreements, and electronic mail relating to the sale, disposal, transfer, trade or lease of selected Crown lands listed below by file number in the parishes of Ludlow and Blissfield, Northumberland County in the period 1988 to present.

Blissfield : File Numbers: 415040033, 415060051, 495100087, 459100103; Ludlow : File Numbers: 459100118, 625020849, 625020999. Also, the following reconveyances to the Crown: Files Numbers: 625020627, 625020787, 625020756, 625020897.

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Government Motion re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Byrne announced that following second reading and Private Members' Motions, it was the intention of the government that the House enter into Committee of the Whole and, time permitting, Committee of Supply.

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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 18, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act.
Bill 19, An Act to Amend the Surveys Act.

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Private Members' Motions

Motion 13 by Mr. D. Graham was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 19 by Mr. Robichaud was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 20 by Mr. Robichaud was, by leave of the House, stood until Thursday, February 11, 1999.

Motion 28 by Mr. Volpé was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 37 by Mr. Mesheau was, by leave of the House, stood until Thursday, January 28, 1999.

Motions 39, 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 and 51 by Mr. Mesheau were, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 57 by Mr. Green was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 58 by Mr. Green was, by leave of the House, stood until Thursday, January 28, 1999.

Motion 60 by Mr. Lord was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 61 by Mr. Mockler was, by leave of the House, stood until Thursday, January 28, 1999.

Motions 62 and 63 by Mr. Sherwood were, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 64 by Mr. Volpé was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 65 by Mr. Lord was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 67 by Mr. Robichaud was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motions 69, 70 and 71 by Mr. Mockler were, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motions 72 and 73 by Mr. D. Graham were, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 75 by Mr. Green was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motions 76 and 77 by Mr. D. Graham were, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motions 78 and 79 by Mr. Sherwood were, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motions 80 by Mr. Volpé was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motions 81, 82 and 83 by Ms. Weir were, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motions 84 and 85 by Mr. Green were, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 86 by Mr. Mesheau was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 87 by Mr. Mesheau was, by leave of the House, stood until Thursday, January 28, 1999.

Motions 88 and 89 by Mr. Volpé were, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 90 by Mr. Robichaud was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 91 by Mr. D. Graham was, by leave of the House, stood until Thursday, February 4, 1999.

Motion 93 by Mr. Green was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 94 by Mr. Volpé was, by leave of the House, stood until Thursday, January 28, 1999.

Motion 96 by Mr. Robichaud was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

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Debate resumed on Motion 1 by Mr. Lord , seconded by Mr. Mesheau, as amended as follows:

WHEREAS we are committed to the five principles of the Canada Health Act: publicly administered, universal, portable, accessible, and compre-hensive; and

WHEREAS we want a health care system that puts the patient first, a system that will ensure meaningful involvement for providers, consumers, and communities in shaping the future direction of heath care; and

WHEREAS healthcare funding must be based on a combination of quality of service as well as financial accountability; and

WHEREAS there is an ongoing need to evaluate healthcare service; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that this Legislature urge the government to continue providing appropriate healthcare services for all New Brunswickers regardless of where they live in the province.

And the debate being ended and the question being put, Motion 1 as amended was carried on the following recorded division:

YEAS - 24

Hon. Mr. C. ThériaultHon. Mr. O'DonnellMr. Steeves
Hon. Mr. ByrneMr. LeBlancMr. A. Landry
Hon. Mr. LeeMr. McAdamMr. Olmstead
Hon. Mrs. BreaultMrs. BarryMr. Wilson
Mr. BlaneyMr. AllabyMr. Flynn
Hon. Mr. MacIntyreMr. DuffieMr. J. Doyle
Hon. Mrs. MersereauMrs. JarrettMr. S. Graham
Hon. Mr. GayMr. SmithMr. Kavanaugh
NAYS - 7
Mr. MesheauMr. D. GrahamMr. Mockler
Mr. LordMr. SherwoodMr. Green
Mr. Robichaud

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Committee of the Whole

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole with Mr. Flynn in the chair.

And after some time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Flynn, 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 15, An Act to Amend the Tobacco Sales Act.
Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Marriage Act.
Bill 17, An Act to Amend The Residential Tenancies 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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Standing Committee on Private Bills

Mr. Olmstead, from the Standing committee on Private Bills, presented the First Report of the Committee for the session which was read and is as follows:

January 26, 1999.

To the Honourable
The Legislative Assembly of
The Province of New Brunswick.

Mr. Speaker:

Your Standing Committee on Private Bills begs leave to submit this their First Report of the session.

Your Committee on Private Bills met on December 16, 1998, in the Legislative Council Chamber.

On motion of Hon. Mrs. Kingston, seconded by Mr. Blaney, Mr. Olmstead was elected vice-chair of the Committee.

Your Committee met again on January 19, 1999, and had under consideration:

Bill 3, An Act to Amend the Saint John Regional Exhibition Centre Commission Act.
Bill 4, An Act to Amend the Saint John Aquatic Center Commission Act.
Bill 13, An Act to Amend An Act to Dedicate Certain Lands in The City of Fredericton as a Public Park.

which it recommends to the favourable consideration of the House.

Your Committee also had under consideration:

Bill 20, An Act to Incorporate the New Brunswick Purchasing Management Institute.

And reports that they have made certain progress therein.

And your Committee begs leave to make a further report.

I move, seconded by Mr. Blaney, that the report be concurred in by the House.

(Sgd.) David Olmstead, M.L.A.
Vice-Chairman

Mr. Speaker put the question on the motion of concurrence in the Report of the Committee, and it was resolved in the affirmative.

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And then, 5.05 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.



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:
  • Documents requested in Notice of Motion 85 - December 17, 1998
  • Documents requested in Notices of Motions 13, 28, 43, 60, 72, 78, 81, 82, 83 - December 18, 1998
  • Documents requested in Notice of Motions 88 - December 23, 1998
  • Documents requested in Notice of Motion 84 - January 6, 1999
  • Documents requested in Notices of Motions 80, 90 - January 12, 1999
  • Documents requested in Notices of Motions 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51 - January 13, 1999
  • Documents requested in Notice of Motion 86 - January 14, 1999
  • Documents requested in Notice of Motion 94 - January 19, 1999
  • Documents requested in Notices of Motions 62, 63, 65, 67, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74, 80, 90, 96 - January 22, 1999
  • Documents requested in Notice of Motion 49 - January 25, 1999
  • Annual Report of the Youth Council of New Brunswick - December 22, 1998
  • Annual Report of the Department of Advanced Education and Labour 1997-98 - January 11, 1999
  • Annual Report of the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 1997-98 - January 11, 1999
  • Annual Report of the Department of Municipalities, Culture and Housing 1997-98 - January 11, 1999
  • Annual Report of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women 1997-98 - January 12, 1999


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