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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 32

Friday, April 14, 2000.

10 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

At the conclusion of Oral Questions, Hon. Mr. Green rose on a Point of Order and submitted that Members should be only referred to by their portfolio or riding.

Mr. Speaker ruled the point of order well taken and asked that Members refrain from referring to fellow Members by name.


Mr. C. Thériault gave Notice of Motion 114 that on Tuesday, April 25, 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 details concerning NB Power which disclose:

1. The total number of residential customers in the Province;

2. The total additional revenues that would have been raised with a 5% increase to the monthly energy charge;

3. The total additional revenues that will be raised with a 3% increase to the monthly energy charge;

4. The total additional revenues that will be raised with a 3% increase to the service charge for residential urban;

5. The total additional revenues that will be raised with a 3% increase to the service charge for residential rural;

As well as copies of all correspondence, documentation, memo-randums, reports, recommendations, e-mails relating to such actual or proposed increases.


Mr. Richard gave Notice of Motion 115 that on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. B. Thériault:

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 correspondence between the Premier or any of his staff and any other Premier in Canada or any of the Governors of any New England States or their staff indicating copies of all correspondence, documentation, memorandums, e-mails relating to any such correspondence.


Mr. Haché gave Notice of Motion 116 that on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mrs. Mersereau:

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 documents, memos, correspondence, e-mail, minutes of meetings, recommendations, reports and/or analyses relating to the sale of turbines at NB Power's Millbank generating station including the name of the broker and/or purchasing party, the sale price and details of any amounts of bonuses or commissions being paid to any persons whatsoever in connection with sale.


Mr. Haché gave Notice of Motion 117 that on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. S. Graham:

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 contracts with Quebec Hydro including those dealing with the Mill Bank Generating Station as well as copies of all correspondence, e-mail, memos and any other documents relating to the contracts with Quebec Hydro at the Mill bank Generating Station.


Mr. S. Graham gave Notice of Motion 118 that on Tuesday, April 25, 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 all correspondence since June 1, 1999, between Donald Barnett of the Department of Natural Resources and Energy and any representatives of Maritimes NRG (New Brunswick) Limited and/or any of its employees, representatives or agents.


Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 119 that on Tuesday, April 25, 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 Health and Wellness, the Minister of Supply and Services, or the Minister of Family and Community Services, copies of all correspondence, memos, e-mails, reports, proposals, analyses, reviews, or any other document from the Portage Foundation, or Portage, New Brunswick.


Mrs. Mersereau gave Notice of Motion 120 that on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, she would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Haché:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House a complete list of all government programs with an indication of those that were reviewed by the Waste Reduction Committee.


Mrs. Mersereau gave Notice of Motion 121 that on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, she would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. B. Thériault:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House the number of meetings that were held with each agency, board, and commission with the Waste Reduction Committee as well as the dates of such meetings and an indication of who attended such meetings.


Mrs. Mersereau gave Notice of Motion 122 that on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, she would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Blanchard:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House a complete list of agencies, boards, and commissions associated with the government of New Brunswick.


At the request of Hon. Mr. Green, it was agreed by unanimous consent that Notice of Motion 108 be withdrawn.


Hon. Mr. Green announced that it was the intention of government that following second reading, the House would resolve itself into a Committee of Supply to consider the estimates of the Department of Education.


The Order being read for second reading of Bill 34, An Act to Amend the Executive Council Act, a debate arose thereon.

And after some time, leave was granted to vary the hours of sitting to allow the House to continue deliberations through the lunch hour.

And the debate continuing,

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 34 be now read a second time, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 34, An Act to Amend the Executive Council Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.


The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of Supply with Mr. Bernard in the Chair.

And after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker took the chair, and Mr. Bernard, 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 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.


And then, 2.37 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.

DÉCHARGE