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No. 39

Thursday, March 11, 1999.

8.30 o'clock a.m.

Prayers

Due to the unavoidable absence of Mr. Speaker, Mr. Flynn, the Deputy Speaker, took the Chair as Acting Speaker.

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Documents Tabled

Hon. Mr. MacIntyre laid upon the table of the House a document entitled 1998 Film N.B. Task Force Report, dated January 29, 1999.

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Government Motion re Business of House

Hon. Mr. Byrne announced that it was the intention of the government that following Private members' Motions, the House would resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider legislation.

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Third Reading

The following Bills were read a third time:

Bill 25, Gas Distribution Act.

Bill 39, An Act to Amend the Parks Act.

Bill 40, An Act to Amend the Electric Power Act.

Bill 55, Transportation to Primary Forest Products Act.

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

Ordered that the said Bills do pass.

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Second Reading

The following Bills were read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House:

Bill 68, Supplementary Appropriations Act 1998-1999.

Bill 69, Supplementary Appropriations Act 1998-1999 (2).

Bill 70, Appropriations Act 1999-2000.

Bill 71, Loan Act 1999.

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The following Private Bills were read a second time:

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

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

Bill 45, An Act to Incorporate Royal Bank of Canada Trustees International Limited.

Bill 50, An Act to Amend an Act to Incorporate SBC Global Trust Corporation.

Pursuant to Standing Rule 121, Mr. Flynn, the Deputy Speaker, ordered Private Bills 20, 26, 45 and 50 for third reading forthwith.

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Third Reading

The following Private Bills were read a third time:

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

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

Bill 45, An Act to Incorporate Royal Bank of Canada Trustees International Limited.

Bill 50, An Act to Amend an Act to Incorporate SBC Global Trust Corporation.

Ordered that the said Bills do pass.

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Private Members' Motions

Debate resumed on Motion 25 as amended, as follows:

WHEREAS certain New Brunswickers have many problems with the new Employment Insurance policy;

WHEREAS most residents of the Acadian Peninsula and certain other areas of the province are seasonal workers;

WHEREAS the intensity rule reduces benefits for seasonal workers;

WHEREAS in certain cases the divisor reduces benefits for seasonal workers;

WHEREAS seasonal workers who do not manage to accumulate enough work hours or work weeks end up having to bridge a gap before returning to work;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislative Assembly strongly encourage the federal government to adopt the recommendations made at the Saskatoon conference and to change its Employment Insurance policy so that seasonal workers are not penalized.

And after some time, Mr. Flynn, the Deputy Speaker, interrupted proceedings and advised that the time allotted for Private Members' Motions had expired.

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Committee of the Whole

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole with Mr. Kavanaugh in the Chair as Acting Chairman.

And after some time, the Acting Chairman declared it to be 12.30 o'clock p.m., and left the chair, to resume again at 2 o'clock p.m.

2 o'clock p.m.

The Committee resumed with Mr. Kavanaugh in the Chair.

During consideration of Bill 33, Health Care Funding Guarantee Act, Mr. Mesheau moved the following amendment:

AMENDMENT

That section 1 of the Bill be amended by deleting "objective" wherever it appears and replacing it with "guarantee".

And a debate arising, and the debate being ended and the question being put, the amendment was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS - 7
Mr.  Mesheau Mr.  Sherwood Mr.  Mockler
Mr.  Robichaud Mr.  Volpé Mr.  Green
Mr. D.  Graham   

NAYS - 24
Hon.  Mr. Blanchard Hon.  Mrs. Mersereau Mr.  Duffie
Hon.  Mr. Byrne Hon.  Mr. Gay Mr.  Smith
Hon.  Mr. Tyler Hon.  Mr. Savoie Mr.  A. Landry
Hon.  Mrs. Breault Hon.  Mr. O'Donnell Mr.  Johnson
Hon.  Mr. Richard Mr.  LeBlanc Mr.  Armstrong
Hon.  Mrs. Day Mr.  McAdam Mr.  Olmstead
Mr.  Blaney Mr.  DeGrâce M.  D. Landry
Hon.  Mr. Jamieson Mr.  Allaby Mr.  S. Graham

And after some time, Mr. McAdam took the chair.

And after some further time, Mr. Flynn, the Deputy Speaker, resumed the chair and Mr. McAdam, the Acting Chairman, after requesting that Mr. Flynn, the Deputy 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 30, An Act to Amend the Coroners Act.

Bill 31, An Act to Repeal An Act relating to the incorporating of "First Church of Christ, Scientist," Saint John, N.B.

Bill 32, An Act to Repeal An Act to Incorporate the Catholic Welfare Bureau.

Bill 33, Health Care Funding Guarantee Act.

Bill 34, An Act to Amend the Public Service Superannuation Act.

Bill 36, An Act to Amend the Tobacco Tax Act.

Bill 37, An Act to Amend the Revenue Administration Act.

Bill 38, Special Corporate Continuance Act.

Bill 41, An Act to Amend the Lotteries Act.

Bill 42, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Act.

Bill 43, An Act to Amend the Security Frauds Prevention Act.

Bill 44, An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act.

Bill 47, An Act to Amend the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Act.

Bill 48, Agricultural Operation Practices Act.

Bill 49, Natural Products Act.

Bill 52, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Act.

Bill 53, An Act to Amend the New Brunswick Arts Board Act.

Bill 56, An Act to Amend the Probate Court Act.

Bill 59, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act.

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

Bill 62, An Act to Amend the Liquor Control Act.

Bill 63, Equity Tax Credit Act.

Bill 65, An Act to Amend the Conflict of Interest Act.

Bill 66, An Act to Amend the Judicature Act.

Bill 67, An Act to Amend the Evidence Act.

Bill 68, Supplementary Appropriations Act 1998-1999.

Bill 69, Supplementary Appropriations Act 1998-1999 (2).

Bill 70, Appropriations Act 1999-2000.

Bill 71, Loan Act 1999.

And that the Committee had directed him to report the following Bills as amended:

Bill 54, An Act to Amend the Community Planning Act.

Bill 64, Members' Conflict of Interest Act.

And the Committee asked leave to make a further report.

Pursuant to Standing Rule 78.1, Mr. Flynn, the Deputy 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.

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Standing Committee on Private Bills

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

March 11, 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 Fourth Report of the session.

Your Committee has had under consideration Bill 29, An Act Respecting the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, N.B. & P.E.I Division Inc.

In a report to the Legislative Assembly on February 26, 1999, the Committee did not recommend the said Bill to the favourable consideration of the House.

In order to allow the application of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, N.B. & P.E.I. Division Inc. to be considered during the next regular session of the House, your Committee recommends that consideration be given to the waiving of the requirements of Standing Rule 110 respecting filing fees and Standing Rule 111 respecting the publication of the notices of legislation.

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. Flynn, the Deputy 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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Government Motions re Business of House

At the request of Hon. Mr. Tyler, Mr. Flynn, the Acting Speaker, reverted to Government Motions for the Ordering of the Business of the House.

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

Resolved, that by unanimous consent of the House Bills 68, 70, and 71 be deemed to have been granted the unanimous consent of the House to be dealt with in the Committee of the Whole in today's sitting.

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And then, 6.01 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 129 and 130 March 9, 1999
  • Documents requested in Notice of Motion 121 March 10, 1999


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