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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 11
Thursday, December 16, 1999.

1 o'clock p.m.

Prayers.

Hon. Mrs. Jardine laid upon the table of the House a document entitled New Brunswick Tire Stewardship Board 1998 Annual Report & Management Plan 1999-2000.


Mrs. Mersereau gave Notice of Motion 45 that on Thursday, December 23, 1999, 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 all documents, memos, correspondence, electronic mail, minutes of meetings, recommendations relating to the decision to appoint Andrew Aalund as Vice-Chairperson of the Appeals Tribunal of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission in place of Kathy Rogers including:

1. All correspondence in support of Andrew Aalund's appointment; and

2. All correspondence in support of Kathy Rogers' reappointment.


Ms. Weir gave Notice of Motion 46 that on Thursday, December 23, 1999, 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 from the Minister of Transportation, or any official in the Department of Transportation, copies of all agreements, memoranda, letters, or any other correspondence or documents related to the waiving of penalty payments for the late opening of the sections of the toll highway.


Mr. Blanchard gave Notice of Motion 47 that on Thursday, December 23, 1999, he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Kennedy:

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, electronic mail, minutes of meetings, recommendations and/or analyses since June 7, 1999, relating to the preparation and eventual entering into of a General Franchise Agreement dated August 31, 1999, between the Minister of Natural Resources, Enbridge Gas New Brunswick Inc., Enbridge Consumers Energy Inc. and Enbridge Inc. including any documentation since June 7, 1999, between.

1. The Chairman of the Public Utilities Board and any Minister or staff of any department of the Province of New Brunswick; and,

2. Any Minister or any staff of any department of the Province of New Brunswick and any member or commissioner of the Public Utilities Board.


Hon. Mr. Green advised that following Private Members' Motions, the House would resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider legislation, in particular Bill 8.


Debate resumed on Motion 2, moved by Mr. C. Thériault, as follows:

WHEREAS over the past several years a climate of economic confidence has been developed in New Brunswick through the cooperative efforts of governments at all levels, communities, entrepreneurs and the citizens of this Province;

WHEREAS this climate of confidence has prepared us better to participate in the global community;

WHEREAS this climate of confidence is jeopardized by this government's inaction and general paralysis in each area of government responsibility,

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT this Legislature urge the government to build on New Brunswick's climate of confidence, by immediately setting forth an agenda on economic development, tourism, job creation, transportation, education and health care.

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


It was agreed by unanimous consent to dispose of certain tabling motions remaining on the Order and Notice Paper and for which the documents requested had been tabled.

Motion 5 by Mr. Lee was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motions 7 and 8 by Mrs. Mersereau were, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 10 by Mr. Blanchard was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 16, 19, 23, 25, 26, and 27 by Ms. Weir were, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 29 by Mr. S. Graham was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 32 by Mrs. Mersereau was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 38 by Ms. Weir was, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Motion 9 by Mr. Blanchard was, by leave of the House, stood over to Tuesday, December 21, 1999.

Motion 11 by Mr. Kennedy was, by leave of the House, stood over to Tuesday, December 21, 1999.

Motion 12 by Mr. B. Thériault was, by leave of the House, stood over to Tuesday, December 21, 1999.

Motion 13 by Mr. Haché was, by leave of the House, stood over to Tuesday, December 21, 1999.

Motion 14 by Mr. Richard was, by leave of the House, stood over to Tuesday, December 21, 1999.

Motions 18, 20 and 24 by Ms. Weir were, by leave of the House, stood over to Tuesday, December 21, 1999.

Motion 33 by Mrs. Mersereau was, by leave of the House, stood over to Tuesday, December 21, 1999.

Motion 37 by Ms. Weir was, by leave of the House, stood over to Tuesday, December 21, 1999.

Motion 40 by Mrs. Mersereau was, by leave of the House, stood over to Tuesday, December 21, 1999.

Motions 15, 17 and 28 by Ms. Weir were, by leave of the House, stood over to Thursday, December 23, 1999.

Motion 34 by Mr. Blanchard was, by leave of the House, stood over to Thursday, December 23, 1999.

Motion 36 by Ms. Weir was, by leave of the House, stood over to Thursday, December 23, 1999.

Motion 41 by Mr. Allaby was, by leave of the House, stood over to Tuesday, January 11, 2000.

Motion 44 by Mr. Richard was, by leave of the House, stood over to Tuesday, January 11, 2000.

Motion 21 by Ms. Weir was, by leave of the House, stood over to Wednesday, January 12, 2000.

Motion 39 by Ms. Weir was, by leave of the House, stood over to Thursday, January 13, 2000.

Motion 22 by Ms. Weir was, by leave of the House, stood over to Friday, January 14, 2000.


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

And after some time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Ashfield, the Chairman, after requesting Mr. Speaker revert to the Order of Presentations of Committee Reports, reported:

That the Committee had directed him to report progress on the following Bill:

Bill 8, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act.

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.


And then, 6 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.


The following documents having been deposited with the Clerk of the House, were deemed laid upon the table of the House, pursuant to Standing Rule 39:

Documents requested in Notices of Motions 26 and 27 - December 15, 1999

DÉCHARGE