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No. 36


Friday, February 26, 1999.

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

During Oral Question Period, Mr. Speaker advised Members that questions should be of an urgent public nature or regarding an issue of the day and not questions of a general nature.

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Bills Introduced

The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:

By Hon. Mr. Blanchard,

Bill 61, An Act to Amend the Real Property Tax Act.
Bill 62, An Act to Amend the Liquor Control Act.

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

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Notices of Motions

Mr. Sherwood gave Notice of Motion 132 that on Thursday, March 11, 1999 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 correspondence, including but not limited to memorandums, letters, faxes, electronic mail, etc., between social workers, supervisors, regional administrators, program consultants, contracted consultants, directors, deputy ministers, and assistant deputy ministers, concerning child protection legislation, policing standards and procedures since 1994.

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Government Motions re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Tyler 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 Human Resources Development - NB followed by Regional Development Corporation.

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Third Reading

The following Bills were read a third time.

Bill 35, An Act to Amend the Gasoline and Motive Fuel Tax Act.
Bill 46, An Act to Amend the New Brunswick Municipal Finance Corporation Act.
Bill 57, An Act to Amend the Liquor Control Act.
Bill 58, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act.

Ordered that the said Bills do pass.

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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 59, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act.
Bill 60, An Act to Amend the Gasoline, Diesel Oil and Home Heating Oil Pricing Act.

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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. Flynn took the chair.

It was agreed by unanimous consent to continue sitting through the dinner recess.

At 12.57 o'clock p.m., the Chairman declared a recess.

1.09 o'clock p.m.

The Committee resumed.

And after some further time, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair and Mr. Flynn, 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 1999 - 2000 ORDINARY ACCOUNT

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT - NB

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $305,736,700 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Department of Human Resources Development - NB for the fiscal year ending the 31st of March, 2000.

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $56,003,200 to defray the expenses of the Ordinary Account program allocations of the Regional Development Corporation for the fiscal year ending the 31st of March, 2000.

CAPITAL ACCOUNT

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

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

14 53 Capital Development Projects 7,752,000

WORKING CAPITAL - MAXIMUM BALANCES

1999-2000

Voted

WORKING CAPITAL ADVANCES

Human Resources Development -NB Replacement Cheques 200,000

PETTY CASH ADVANCES

Human Resources Development -NB 8,000

The said items were concurred in by the House.

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Point of Privilege

Pursuant to Standing Rule 10, Mr. LeBlanc stood on a Point of Privilege to complain and to correct information contained in a front page article of the Friday, February 26, 1999 edition of The Daily Gleaner.

Mr. LeBlanc tabled a copy of The Daily Gleaner dated February 26, 1999.

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Standing Committee on Private Bills

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

February 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 Second Report of the session.

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

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

which they recommend to the favourable consideration of the House with certain amendments.

Your Committee met on February 18, 1999 and had under consideration:

Bill 26, An Act to Amend the Engineering Profession Act,

and reports that they have made certain progress therein.

Your Committee has also had under consideration:

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

which they do not recommend to the favourable consideration of the House.

Your Committee also met on February 25, 1999, in the Legislative Council Chamber, and had under consideration:

Bill 45, An Act to Incorporate Royal Bank of Canada Trustees International Limited, and
Bill 50, An Act to Amend An Act to Incorporate SBC Global Trust Corporation,

which they recommend to the favourable consideration of the House with certain amendments.

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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At the request of Hon. Mr. Tyler, Mr. Speaker reverted to the Order of Statements by Ministers and Hon. Mr. Tyler delivered a statement.

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Government Motions re Business of House

Mr. Speaker reverted to Government Motions for the Ordering of the Business of the House.

On motion of Hon. Mr. Tyler, seconded by Hon. Mr. Blanchard:

RESOLVED, THAT when the Assembly adjourns at the end of this sitting day, it stand adjourned until Tuesday, March 9, 1999, provided always that if it appears to the satisfaction of Mr. Speaker, after consultation with the Government, that the public interest requires that the House should meet at an earlier time during the adjournment, Mr. Speaker may give notice that he is so satisfied and in such notice shall state a time at which the House shall meet, and thereupon the House shall meet at the time so stated and shall transact its business as if it has been duly adjourned to that time, and

THAT in the event of Mr. Speaker being unable to act owing to illness or other cause, either of the Deputy Speakers shall act in his stead for the purpose of this order.

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And then, 2.21 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:

  • Documents requested in Notices of Motions 124 and 126 - February 25, 1999


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