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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 59



Tuesday, June 6, 2000.

1 o'clock p.m.

Prayers.

The Honourable the Premier welcomed to the House Mr. Jean F. Dubé, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche.


Hon. Mr. Green from the Standing Committee on Procedure, presented the Second Report of the Committee which was read and is as follows:

June 6, 2000

Mr. Speaker:

Your Standing Committee on Procedure begs leave to submit this their Second Report of the Session.

Your Committee met in the Legislative Council Chamber on Wednesday May 31, 2000 and considered the application for the enactment of a private Bill entitled An Act Respecting the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, N.B. & P.E.I. Division Inc.

It was reported to the Committee that the Clerk of the House was unable to certify that the applicant had met the requirements of Standing Rule 110, with respect to the payment of filing fees, or Standing Rule 111, with respect to the publication of notices. It was further reported that the applicant has requested that the applicable requirements of the Standing Rules be waived to permit introduction of the Bill during the current session. Accordingly, pursuant to Standing Rule 114(2), the application was placed before the Standing Committee on Procedure for consideration.

The said application was originally filed in 1999 for presentation during the Fourth Session of the Fifty-third Legislative Assembly. Publication of the notices of legislation for the original application was completed in compliance with the Standing Rules. Notice was published for three consecutive weeks in the Telegraph Journal, the Times & Transcript, L'Acadie Nouvelle and The Daily Gleaner. The notice of legislation was also published once in the Royal Gazette.

In addition, the necessary filing fees were submitted to permit introduction of the Bill.

Bill 29, An Act Respecting the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, N.B. & P.E.I. Division Inc., was introduced in the House on February 5, 1999, and referred to the Standing Committee on Private Bills for consideration. In a report to the House on February 26, 1999, the Committee did not recommend Bill 29 to the favourable consideration of the House.

In a subsequent report to the House on March 11, 1999, the Standing Committee on Private Bills recommended that 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, 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.

The revised application was filed on May 24, 2000, for presentation during the current session of the Legislative Assembly. The applicants noted that a letter was sent to all members of the Corps advising them of the revised application.

Pursuant to Standing Rule 114(2), the Standing Committee on Procedure may waive any requirements of the Standing Rules, or may issue such other Order as it deems appropriate.

Accordingly, in order that the above-noted Private Bill may be considered during the present session of the Legislature, your Committee waives the requirements of Standing Rule 110 and Standing Rule 111 to permit the introduction of the Bill.

And your Committee asks leave to make a further report.

Hon. Brad Green Q.C.

Chairman.

Ordered that the report be received, that leave be granted, and the Committee continued.


Hon. Mr. Sherwood laid upon the table of the House a document entitled Youth Justice in New Brunswick / Justice pour les jeunes au Nouveau-Brunswick.


The following Bills were introduced and read the first time:

By Hon. Mr. Green,

Bill 43, Canadian Judgments Act.
Bill 44, An Act to Amend the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act.

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


Mr. Blanchard gave Notice of Motion 151 that on Thursday, June 8, 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 copies of sector-specific strategies for forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, mining, agriculture, and tourism as outlined in the Speech from the Throne on November 30, 1999.


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

Resolved, THAT when the House adjourns on Wednesday, June 7, 2000, that it stand adjourned until Thursday, June 8, 2000, at 8.30 o'clock a.m., and

THAT when the House adjourns on Thursday, June 8, 2000, it stand adjourned until Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at 1 o'clock p.m.


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 Supply to consider the estimates of the Department of Family and Community Services.


Debate resumed on Motion 144, moved by Ms. Weir, as follows:

WHEREAS Alberta's Bill 11_legislation that will permit the contracting out of publicly-funded surgeries to private sector hospitals_will set the stage for two-tier American-style health care by establishing access to health services based on whether you can pay, not what services you need and

WHEREAS Bill 11 erodes the fundamental principles of Medicare by allowing richer patients to receive care before those who can't pay the price, and

WHEREAS trade experts have raised concerns that Bill 11 will trigger NAFTA, opening our Canadian health care system to U.S. for-profit corporations

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT all Members of this House join in urging the Prime Minister to refer Bill 11 to the Supreme Court of Canada, and further call on the Federal Government to institute a ban on private for-profit hospitals.
And after some time, due to the unavoidable absence of Mr. Speaker, Mr. Bernard, the Deputy Speaker, took the chair as Acting Speaker.

And after some time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair.

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


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

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

And after some further time, the Chairman declared it to be 6 o'clock p.m., and left the chair to resume again at 7 o'clock p.m.

7 o'clock p.m.

The Committee resumed with Mr. Ashfield in the chair.

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

And after some further time spent in Committee of Supply, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bernard, the Chairman, after requesting that Mr. Speaker revert to Presentations of Committee Reports, reported that the Committee had had under consideration the matters referred to them, had made some progress therein, and asked leave to sit again.

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, 10 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.

DÉCHARGE