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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 20


Friday, February 18, 2000.

10 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Mr. Speaker advised that the item of business "Introduction of Guests and Congratulatory Messages" was to be used solely for the purpose of introducing guests to the Assembly or offering sincere congratulatory messages.


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

By Mr. MacKenzie,

Bill 32, An Act to Amend the Registered Nurses Assistant Act.

Ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Private Bills.


Mr. Blanchard gave Notice of Motion 90 that on Thursday, February 24, 2000, he 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:

1. The previous agreement between the Provinces of Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with respect to Atlantic Lottery Corporation including for the past five year period the distribution formula that was used, a breakdown of all monies received by and paid out by Atlantic Lottery Corporation including an indication of all operating costs, number of employees and such employees place of work;

2. The new agreement between the Provinces of Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with respect to Atlantic Lottery Corporation including the distribution formula, the projected revenues for the next five year period, projected number of employees and their respective place of employment;

3. A complete breakdown of all arrears claimed by the Province of Nova Scotia and details of how this claim was resolved;

4. Any comparisons prepared to highlight or detail the differences to the Provinces between the previous agreement and the new agreement; and,

5. All documents, memorandums, correspondence, electronic mail, , minutes of meetings, recommendations, reports and/or analyses relating to the previous agreement and the new agreement and the negotiations that recently occurred between the Provinces of Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with respect to Atlantic Lottery Corporation.


Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 91 that on Thursday, February 24, 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 by the Minister of the Environment, all correspondence, e-mails and any other documents between the Department of Environment and Fundy Solid Waste Commission regarding the leachate treatment plant at Crane Mountain from March 1, 1999 to date.


Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 92 that on Thursday, February 24, 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 by the Minister of Finance, the portfolio of holdings managed by the New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation for the Public Service Superannuation Plan and the rates of return on these portfolio holdings for 1996-1997, 1997-1998 and 1998-1999.


Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 93 that on Thursday, February 24, 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 minutes of the meetings of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Family Violence from January 1, 1997 to date.


Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 94 that on Thursday, February 24, 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 by the Minister of the Environment, the public participation regulations for the renewal off a Class 1 Air Quality Approval under the Clean Air Act.


Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 95 that on Thursday, February 24, 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 by the Minister of Justice, all invoices and legal costs for the court challenge to Bill C68.


Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 96 that on Thursday, February 24, 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 by the Minister of Transportation, all correspondence, e-mail or minutes of meetings with Air Canada and inter-Canadian regarding air industry restructuring and air service in New Brunswick from January 1, 2000 to date.


Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 97 that on Thursday, February 24, 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 by the Minister of Environment, copies of all correspondence, e-mail, reports or any other documents relating to the Irving Forest Products air quality monitor from November 1, 1999 to date.


Hon. Mr. Green announced that it was the intention of government that following third reading, the House would resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider Bills 30, 31, 21, and 22, following which, the government would ask the unanimous consent of the House to have the Bills that had been reported from Committee of the Whole be given third reading.


The following Bill was read a third time:

Bill 24, An Act to Amend the Quieting of Titles Act.

Ordered that the said Bill does pass.


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

And after some time, the 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 Chairman resumed the chair.

And after some time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Bernard, 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 21, An Act to Amend the Mental Health Act.
Bill 22, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act.
Bill 30, Special Appropriation Act 2000.
Bill 31, Special Appropriation Act 2000(2).

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.


Hon. Mr. Green, the Government House Leader, requested the unanimous consent of the House to proceed with third reading of Bills 30, 31, 21, and 22, and unanimous consent was denied.

Hon. Mr. Green requested a brief recess to await the arrival of Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor for the Royal Assent ceremony.

Mr. Speaker declared a recess at 2.20 o'clock p.m.

2.50 o'clock p.m.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair.

Her Honour, the Lieutenant-Governor, was announced, and having been bidden to enter, took her seat in the chair upon the Throne.

Mr. Speaker addressed Her Honour as follows:

May It Please Your Honour:

The Legislative Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick has passed several Bills at the present sittings of the Legislature to which, in the name and on behalf of the said Legislative Assembly, I respectfully request Your Honour's assent.

The Clerk Assistant then read the titles of the Bills as follows:

Bill 3, An Act Respecting Pensions.
Bill 4, An Act to Amend the Tobacco Tax Act.
Bill 5, Special Appropriation Act 1999(3).
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 Member' Pension Act.
Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Fish and Wildlife Act.
Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Business Corporations Act.
Bill 18, An Act Respecting the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.
Bill 19, An Act to Amend the Quieting of Titles Act.
Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Medical Services Payment Act.
Bill 23, An Act to Amend the Marriage Act.
Bill 24, An Act to Amend the Medical Consent of Minors Act.
Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Financial Administration Act.
Bill 26, Supplementary Appropriations Act 1999-2000.

Her Honour signified Her Assent as follows:

It is the Queen's wish. La reine le veut.

To these Bills, Her Honour's assent was announced by the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly in the following words:

In Her Majesty's name, Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor assents to these Bills, enacting the same and ordering them to be enrolled.

Her Honour then retired and Mr. Speaker resumed the chair.


Mr. Speaker, at the request of Hon. Mr. Green, reverted to the Order of Government Motions for the Ordering of the Business of the House,

On motion of Hon. Mr. Green, seconded by Hon. Mr. Lord:

RESOLVED, that when the Assembly adjourns at the end of this sitting day, it stand adjourned until Tuesday, March 28, 2000, 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.


And then, 3.05 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.

DÉCHARGE