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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 63


Wednesday, June 14, 2000.

10 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Due to the unavoidable absence of Mr. Speaker, Mr. Ashfield, the Deputy Speaker, took the chair as Acting Speaker.


Ms. Weir laid upon the table of the House a petition signed by concerned taxpayers of Saint John requesting that the decision to close East Saint John School in June 2000 be delayed for at least one year. (Petition 16)


Mr. J. Betts laid upon the table of the House a petition signed by citizens of the province of New Brunswick urging the Legislature to reaffirm its recognition of children and mothers from the time of the child's conception and to express its readiness to consider further legislation and policies that welcome and support all children and mothers. (Petition 17)


Hon. Mr. Mockler laid upon the table of the House a document entitled "New Brunswick's First Annual Report to the F/P/T Council on Social Policy Renewal: Implementation of commitments to mobility made in the Social Union Framework Agreement June 2000."


On motion of Hon. Mr. Green, seconded by the Honourable the Premier:

RESOLVED, that when the House adjourns, it stand adjourned until tomorrow at 8.30 o'clock a.m.


Hon. Mr. Green informed the House that it was the intention of the government that the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider Bills 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 40, 44, 34, 50, 52, and 53, followed by Committee of Supply for consideration of the estimates of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, the Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture.


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

Bill 54, An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act.
Bill 55, An Act to Amend the Infirm Persons Act.


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 return again at 2 o'clock p.m.

2 o'clock p.m.

The Committee resumed with Mr. Ashfield in the chair.

And after some time, the Chairman put the question that Bill 34, An Act to Amend the Executive Council Act, be reported as amended, and it was carried on the following recorded division:

NAYS - 29
Hon. Mr. E. Robichaud Mr. Cosman Mr. Landry
Hon. Mr. Green Mr. Carr Mr. Laforest
Hon. Mr. D. Graham Mr. Weston Ms. Keddy
Hon. Mrs. Blaney Mr. Malley Mr. Huntjens
Hon. Mr. Sherwood Mr. Stiles Mr. Savoie
Hon. Mrs. MacAlpine Mr. MacDonald Mr. Cyr
Hon. Mr. P. Robichaud Mr. Holder Mr. MacKenzie
Mrs. Fowlie Mr. McGraw Ms. Dubé
Mr. LeBlanc Mr. Steeves Mr. Alward
Ms. Poirier Mr. Jordan  

NAYS - 7
Mr. Blanchard Mr. Lee Mrs. Mersereau
Mr. Allaby Mr. S. Graham Mr. Richard
Mr. C. Thériault    

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

And after some further time spent in Committee of the Whole, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Carr, 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 44, An Act to Amend the Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act.
Bill 45, An Act to Amend the Provincial Loans Act.
Bill 46, An Act to Amend the Lotteries Act.
Bill 47, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act.
Bill 48, An Act to Amend the Teachers' Pension Act.
Bill 49, Loan Act 2000.
Bill 50, An Act to Amend the Police Act.
Bill 52, An Act to Amend the Assessment Act.
Bill 53, An Act to Amend the Assessment Act.

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

Bill 34, An Act to Amend the Executive Council Act.
Bill 40, An Act to Amend the Trustees Act.

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.


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

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

And after some further time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Ashfield, 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.

The said items were concurred in by the House.


And then, 6.13 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.

DÉCHARGE