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(The electronic version of the following Journal of the Legislative Assembly is for information purposes only. The printed version remains the official version.)

Daily Sitting 15


Thursday, February 10, 2000.

1 o'clock p.m.

Prayers.

Hon. Mr. Lord delivered to Mr. Speaker a Message from Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, and the said Message was read by Mr. Speaker, all the Members standing, and is as follows:

Fredericton, N.B.
February 10, 2000.

Mr. Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly,

I thank you for your Address and beg to assure you that I entertain the fullest confidence that in all your deliberations you will be guided by a most earnest desire to promote the happiness and prosperity of the people of this province.

(Sgd.:) Marilyn Trenholme Counsell.
Lieutenant-Governor.


The following Bills were introduced and read the first time:

By Hon. Mr. Betts,

Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Financial Administration Act.
Bill 26, Supplementary Appropriations Act 1999-2000.

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


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

By Mr. Holder,

Bill 27, An Act to Amend the City of Saint John Pension Act.

Ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Private Bills.


Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 69 that on Thursday, February 17, 2000, she would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Richard:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House from the Minister of Environment copies of all correspondence, including e-mail, memos, reports, minutes of meetings, or any other document related to the review and report conducted by the Technical Review Committee for the Irving Oil Refinery expansion.


Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 70 that on Thursday, February 17, 2000, she would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Richard:

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 all minutes of meetings, submissions, reports, correspondence, memos, e-mails or any other documents of the Agencies, Boards and Commissions Review (ABC) Committee.


Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 71 that on Thursday, February 17, 2000, she would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Richard:

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 all minutes of meetings, submissions, reports, correspondence, memos, e-mails or any other documents of the Waste Reduction Task Force.


Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 72 that on Thursday, February 17, 2000, she would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Richard:

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 all minutes of meetings, submissions, reports, correspondence, memos, e-mails or any other documents of the Program Review Committee.


Hon. Mr. Green announced that it was the intention of government that following Private Members' Motions, the House would resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider legislation, in particular, Bills 8, 4, 5, and 17.


The following Bills were read a third time:

Bill 3, An Act Respecting Pensions.
Bill 6, An Act to Amend the Residential Property Tax Relief Act.
Bill 9, An Act to Amend the Youth Assistance Act.
Bill 10, An Act to Amend the Provincial Court Act.
Bill 11, Provincial Court Judges' Pension Act.
Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Members' Pension Act.
Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Fish and Wildlife Act.
Bill 18, An Act Respecting the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.

Ordered that the said Bills do pass.


The following Bill was read the second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House:

Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Medical Services Payment Act.


The Order being read for second reading of Bill 21, An Act to Amend the Mental Health Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 21 be now read a second time, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 21, An Act to Amend the Mental Health Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.


The Order being read for second reading of Bill 22, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 22 be now read a second time, it was resolved in the affirmative.


Accordingly, Bill 22, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.


The following Bill was read the second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House:

Bill 23, An Act to Amend the Marriage Act.

The Order being read for second reading of Bill 24, An Act to Amend the Medical Consent of Minors Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 24 be now read a second time, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 24, An Act to Amend the Medical Consent of Minors Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.


Debate resumed on Motion 2, moved by Mr. C. Thériault, as follows:

WHEREAS over the past several years a climate of economic confidence has been developed in New Brunswick through the cooperative efforts of governments at all levels, communities, entrepreneurs and the citizens of this Province;

WHEREAS this climate of confidence has prepared us better to participate in the global community;

WHEREAS this climate of confidence is jeopardized by this govern-ment's inaction and general paralysis in each area of government responsibility,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT this Legislature urge the government to build on New Brunswick's climate of confidence, by immediately setting forth an agenda on economic development, tourism, job creation, transportation, education and health care.

And after some time, Mr. Bernard, the Deputy Speaker, took the chair as Acting Speaker.

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


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

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

That the Committee had directed him to report progress on the following Bill:

Bill 8, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards 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.


And then, 6.04 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.

DÉCHARGE