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Journal 16

Friday, December 8, 2000.

10 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

Mr. Kinney, Member for York, laid upon the table of the House, a petition on behalf of citizens in the area of the Hanwell Road petitioning the government for improved access to the highway. (Petition 2)

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Mr. McGraw from the Standing Committee on Private Bills, presented the First Report of the Committee for the session which was read and is as follows:

December 8, 2000.

To The Honourable
The Legislative Assembly of
The Province of New Brunswick

Mr. Speaker:

Your Standing Committee on Private Bills begs leave to submit this their First Report of the session.

Your Committee on Private Bills met on December 7, 2000, in the Legislative Council Chamber and had under consideration:

Bill 15, An Act to Amend An Act to Incorporate the Saint John Foundation.

which they recommend to the favourable consideration of the House.

And your Committee begs leave to make a further report.

I move, seconded by Mr. Huntjens, that the report be concurred in by the House.

(Sgd.) Louis-Philippe McGraw, M.L.A.
Chairman.

Mr. Speaker put the question on the motion of concurrence in the Report of the Committee, and it was resolved in the affirmative.

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The following Bills were introduced and read the first time:

By Hon. Mr. Green,

Bill 19, Video Lottery Scheme Referendum Act.
Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Provincial Court Act.

By Hon. Mr. Green, on behalf of Hon. Mr. McFarlane,
Bill 21, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act.

By Hon. Mr. Mesheau,
Bill 22, An Act to Amend the Assessment Act.

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

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Hon. Mr. Green announced that it was the intention of the government that Private Bill 15 be read a second time on Tuesday next.

Continuing, the Government House Leader announced that following second reading, the House would resolve itself into a Committee of Supply to consider the capital estimates for all departments, 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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The following Bill was read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole House:

Bill 18, Order of New Brunswick Act.

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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, it was agreed by unanimous consent to continue sitting through the noon recess.

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

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

And after some further time further 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 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.

The following are the items reported:

CAPITAL ESTIMATES, 2001-2002 Voted

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $300,000 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

Capital Improvements 300,000

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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

Clean Water Control Grants 500,000
Local Service Districts 500,000

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS NEW BRUNSWICK

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $500,000 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

Parks - Capital Improvements 500,000

DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY AND SERVICES

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $53,982,000 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

Design and Construction of Provincial Buildings 53,982,000

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $2,000,000 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

Capital Improvements 2,000,000

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $19,307,000 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

Capital Development Projects 8,950,000
Canada Winter Games 2003        828,000
Canada-New Brunswick Infrastructure Program 9,529,000

SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1999-2000 VOLUME III
ORDINARY ACCOUNT

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $2,432,685.25 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

10 04 Strategic Development Partnership Fund 2,432,685.25

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $222,726.20 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

21 02 Environmental Assessment Quality and Enforcement 222,726.20

DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $1,177,146.68 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

30 02 Corporate Services 943,127.38
30 03 Bay of Fundy 121,693.51
30 04 Gulf Region 112,325.79

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $27,091,524.07 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

35 01 Administrative Services 4,503,433.93
35 02 Public Health and Medical Services 14,945,562.81
35 03 Institutional Services 7,642,527.33

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $243,930.50 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

45 03 Court Services 243,930.50

MARITIME PROVINCES HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $392,906.00 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

53 02 Assistance to Universities 392,906.00

DEPARTMENT OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $640,034.17 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

78 01 Corporate Services 61,151.49
78 02 Community and Correctional Services 578,882.68

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $204,134.95 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

40 04 Winter Maintenance 204,134.95

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

Voted, Supply in the following amounts to defray the expenses of the following programs:

32 22 Provision for Losses 16,826,091.83
32 28 Strategic Assistance 7,312,358.28

CAPITAL ACCOUNT

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TOURISM AND CULTURE

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $57,459.55 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

17 50 Parks - Capital Improvements 57,459.55

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $5,789,402.64 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

21 54 Solid Waste Management Program 5,789,402.64

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $463,634.18 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

14 53 Capital Development Projects 463,634.18

DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY AND SERVICES

Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $1,115, 202.94 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

77 50 Design and Construction of Provincial Buildings 1,115,202.94

The said items were concurred in by the House.

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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 that Mr. Speaker revert to the Order of Presentations of Committee Reports, reported:

That the Committee had directed him to report the following Bill agreed to as amended:

Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Education 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.

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And then, 4 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.

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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 28 - December 7, 2000

Annual Report New Brunswick Highway Corporation 1999-2000 - December 7, 2000

Volume 1 of the Public Accounts of the Province of New Brunswick for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000 - December 7, 2000



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