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No. 24


Friday, February 5, 1999.

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Bills Introduced

The following Private Bill was introduced and read the first time:

By Mrs. Jarrett,

Bill 29, An Act Respecting the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, N.B. & P.E.I. Division Inc.

Ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Private Bills.

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Notices of Motions

Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 115 that on Thursday, February 11, 1999 she would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. D. Landry:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House by the Minister of Health and Community Services, a breakdown by regional hospital corporation of the sick leave statistics for full-time nurses for the period from January 1, 1994 to December 1, 1998.

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Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 116 that on Thursday, February 11, 1999 she would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. D. Landry:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House by the Minister of Health and Community Services, a breakdown by regional hospital corporation of salary, office, support staff and any other expenditures associated with communications offices, or communications activities, carried out by the hospital corporations.

Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 117 that on Thursday, February 11, 1999 she would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. D. Landry:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House copies of any and all reports, reviews, analysis memos, correspondence or any other document on the subject of 911 services, civic addressing or changes to postal services, between the Department of Municipalities, Housing and Culture and Canada Post Corporation, from January 1, 1997 to January 1, 1999.

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Government Motions re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Byrne announced it was the intention of the government that the House resolve itself into a Committee of Supply to consider the estimates of the Department of Supply and Services.

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Committee of Supply

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of Supply with Ms. de Ste. Croix in the chair.

And after some time, Mr. Mockler rose on a Point of Order, his point being that he had not been provided copies of the Minister's speech.

The Chairman advised that the rules do not require that a Minister provide Members with a written copy of a speech and, in the past, copies have been provided to Members as a courtesy.

And after some time, it was agreed by unanimous consent to continue sitting through the noon recess.

And after some further time spent in Committee of Supply, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair and Ms. de Ste. Croix, 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

1999 - 2000

DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY AND SERVICES,

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $81,457,300 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Department of Supply and Services for the fiscal year ending the 31st of March, 2000.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

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

32 16 Information Technology Investment Fund 683,700

32 50 Year 2000 Problem 8,329,000

CAPITAL ACCOUNT

77 50 Design and Construction of Provincial Buildings 51,175,000

LOANS AND ADVANCES

77 80 Renovations and Operation of Algonquin Hotel 1,000,000

WORKING CAPITAL - MAXIMUM BALANCES

1999-2000

INVENTORIES

Supply and Services 1,400,000

The said items were concurred in by the House.

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Hon. Mr. Byrne having moved the adjournment of the House, Mr. Speaker put the motion and it was defeated.

Hon. Mr. Bryne having requested that the motion be put again, Mr. Speaker put the motion to adjourn and it was resolved in the affirmative.

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And then, 2.13 o'clock p.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:

  • Securities and Exchange Commission Annual Report of Province of New Brunswick - February 2, 1999
  • Annual Report of the Department of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs - February 2, 1999
  • Documents requested in Notices of Motions 66, and 68 - February 4, 1999


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