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Journal 14

Wednesday, December 6, 2000.

10 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Hon. Mr. Lord delivered to Mr. Speaker a Message from Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, and the said Message was read by Mr.áSpeaker, all the Members standing, and is as follows:

Fredericton, N.B.
November 23, 2000

Mr. Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly:

I thank you for your Address and beg to assure you that I entertain the fullest confidence that in all your deliberations you will be guided by a most earnest desire to promote the happiness and prosperity of the people of this province.

(Sgd.:) Marilyn Trenholme Counsell.
Lieutenant-Governor.

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During Oral Questions, the Assembly paid tribute to the memory of the fourteen young women who lost their lives December 6, 1989, at École polytechnique in Montreal.

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Hon. Mr. Green announced that following the introduction of the capital budget by the Minister of Finance, the House would resolve itself into a Committee of Supply to consider the capital estimates, followed by the supplementary estimates, and time permitting, the House would resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider Bill 13.

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On motion of Hon. Mr. Green, seconded by Hon. Mr. E. Robichaud:

RESOLVED that when the House adjourns today, it stand adjourned until Thursday, December 7, 2000, at 12 o'clock p.m., and

THAT the time for daily adjournment on Thursday, December 7, 2000, shall be 5 o'clock p.m.

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Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor was announced, and having been bidden to enter, took her seat in the chair upon the Throne.

Mr. Speaker addressed Her Honour as follows:

May It Please Your Honour:

The Legislative Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick has passed several Bills at the present sittings of the Legislature to which, in the name and on behalf of the said Legislative Assembly, I respectfully request Your Honour's assent.

The Clerk Assistant then read the titles of the Bills as follows:

Bill 2, An Act to Amend the Emergency Measures Act.
Bill 3, An Act to Amend the Land Titles Act.
Bill 4, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act.
Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Infirm Persons Act.
Bill 6, An Act to Amend the Business Corporations Act.
Bill 7, An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act.
Bill 8, An Act to Amend the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Act.
Bill 9, An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act.
Bill 10, Special Payment to Certain Dependent Spouses of Deceased Workers Act.
Bill 11, An Act to Amend the All-Terrain Vehicle Act.
Bill 12, An Act to Amend the Regional Development Corporation Act.

Her Honour signified Her Assent as follows:

It is the Queen's wish. La reine le veut.

To these Bills, Her Honour's assent was announced by the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly in the following words:

In Her Majesty's name, Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor assents to these Bills, enacting the same and ordering them to be enrolled.

Her Honour then retired and Mr. Speaker resumed the chair.

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Hon. Mr. Betts, Minister of Finance, delivered to Mr. Speaker a Message from Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, and the said Message was read by Mr. Speaker, all the Members standing, and is as follows:

December 6, 2000.

The Lieutenant-Governor transmits the Capital Estimates for the year ending March 31, 2002, which include the estimates of the sums required for the services of the province, not otherwise provided for, for the year ending Marchá31, 2002, and in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends these estimates to the House.

(Sgd.:) Marilyn Trenholme Counsell.
Lieutenant-Governor.

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Pursuant to Notice of Motion 29, Hon. Mr. Betts moved, seconded by Hon. Mr. Lord,

THAT this House approves in general the capital budgetary policy of the government.

And the question being put, Hon. Mr. Betts proceeded to deliver the capital budget speech.

And the debate being ended and the question being put, Motion 29 was carried.

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Hon. Mr. Green, after requesting that the House revert to Government Motions for the Ordering of the Business of the House, announced that it was the intention of the government that the House resolve itself into a Committee of Supply to be granted to Her Majesty forthwith.

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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 resumed the chair and Mr. Bernard, the Chairman, after requesting that Mr. Speaker revert to Presentations of Committee Reports reported that the Committee proceeding in the matter under consideration, had passed the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that Supply be granted to Her Majesty.

And he was directed to ask leave to sit again.

Hon. Mr. Bernard moved, seconded by the Hon. Mr. Lord,

THAT the House does concur with the Committee of Supply in its report and agrees in its resolution that Supply be granted to Her Majesty.

And the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative.

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Hon. Mr. Green, after requesting that Mr. Speaker revert to Government Motions for the Ordering of the Business of the House, moved, seconded by Hon. Mr. Lord,

THAT consideration of estimates in Committee of Supply be added to the Orders of the Day until such time as they are dispatched.

And the question being put, it was resolved in the affirmative.

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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, Mr. Bernard resumed the chair.

And after some further time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair and Mr. Bernard, the Chairman, after requesting that Mr.áSpeaker revert to Presentations of Committee Reports, reported that the Committee had had under consideration the matters referred to them, had made some progress therein, had passed several items, 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.

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The following are the items reported:

CAPITAL ESTIMATES, 2001-2002         Voted

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $116,650,000 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

Permanent Bridges 16,800,000
Permanent Highways 58,900,000
Canada / New Brunswick Highway Improvement Program 40,950,000

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $1,000,000 to defray the expenses of the following program:

Public Schools - Capital Equipment 1,000,000

The said items were concurred in by the House.

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

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

Documents requested in Notice of Motion 12 - December 5, 2000

Annual Report Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons - December 5, 2000



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