|Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Daily Sitting 63
10 o'clock a.m.
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.
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 - 7
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.
And that the Committee had directed him to report the following Bills as amended:
Bill 34, An Act to Amend the Executive Council 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.