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Daily Sitting 17

Tuesday, December 12, 2000.

1 o'clock p.m.

Prayers.

During Statements by Members, Mr. Thériault rose on a point of order and submitted that the Member for Petitcodiac had used the term "misleading" when referring to comments made by another Member.

Mr. Speaker cautioned Members to avoid using terms which could be deemed unparliamentary.

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The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:

By Hon. Mr. Green,

Bill 23, Privacy Act.

By Hon. Mr. Volpé on behalf of Hon. Mr. Betts,

Bill 24, Supplementary Appropriations Act 1999-2000 (2).
Bill 25, Capital Appropriations Act 2001-02.

By Hon. Mr. Green,

Bill 26, An Act to Amend the Family Services Act.

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

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The following Private Bill was introduced and read a first time:

By Mr. MacKenzie,

Bill 27, An Act to Incorporate the Fredericton Community Foundation Inc.

Ordered referred to the Standing Committee on Private Bills.

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Hon. Mr. Green announced that following third and second reading of Bills and Private Members' Motions, it was the intention of the government that the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider Bills 18 and 16.

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The Order being read for third reading of Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Education Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 13, be now read a third time, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Education Act, was read a third time.

Ordered that the said Bill does pass.

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 19, Video Lottery Scheme Referendum Act, a debate arose thereon.

And after some time, due to the unavoidable absence of Mr. Speaker, Mr. Ashfield, the Deputy Speaker, took the chair as Acting Speaker.

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

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 19, be now read a second time, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 19, Video Lottery Scheme Referendum Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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The following Bill was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House:

Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Provincial Court Act.

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Mr. Speaker interrupted proceedings and welcomed to the House Mr. Clarence J. Cormier, Progressive Conservative Member for Memramcook (1982-1987).

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 21, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 21, be now read a second time, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 21, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 22, An Act to Amend the Assessment Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 22, be now read a second time, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 22, An Act to Amend the Assessment Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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The following Private Bill was read a second time:

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

Pursuant to Standing Rule 121, Mr. Speaker ordered Private Bill 15 for third reading forthwith.

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The following Private Bill was read a third time:

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

Ordered that the said Bill does pass.

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Debate resumed on the amendment to Motion 3, moved by Mr. S. Graham, seconded by Mr. Allaby, as follows:

AMENDMENT

That Motion 3 be amended by:

After the 4th WHEREAS clause add:

WHEREAS an energy policy could address the serious problem of electrical disconnections for residences in winter months.

After the resolution clause, add:

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Legislature ask the government to include within the energy policy a directive to NB Power not to disconnect residential electricity between the dates of November 1 and March 31.

And after some time, due to the unavoidable absence of Mr. Speaker, Mr. Ashfield, the Deputy Speaker, took the chair as Acting Speaker.

And after some further time, it was agreed by unanimous consent that Mr. S. Graham be permitted to close the debate on the amendment which he had proposed.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put, the amendment was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS - 7
Mrs. Mersereau Mr. Haché Mr. Kennedy
Mr. Allaby Mr. S. Graham Ms. Weir
Mr. Richard
NAYS - 25
Hon. Mr. Green Mr. Carr Mr. Landry
Hon. Mrs. Jardine Mr. Jordan Ms. Keddy
Hon. Mr. Sherwood Mr. Malley Mr. Huntjens
Hon. Mrs. MacAlpine Mr. MacDonald Mr. Savoie
Mr. J. Betts Mr. Forbes Mr. Cyr
Mrs. Fowlie Mr. Holder Mr. Bernard
Mr. LeBlanc Mr. McGraw Mr. Weston
Ms. Poirier Mr. Steeves Ms. Dubé
Mr. Cosman

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and advised that the time allotted for Private Members' Motions had expired.

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Mr. Speaker advised that due to an error at the second reading stage of Private Bill 15, it would be necessary to repeat second and third reading of the Bill.

The following Private Bill was read a second time:

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

Pursuant to Standing Rule 121, Mr. Speaker ordered Private Bill 15 for third reading forthwith.

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The following Private Bill was read a third time:

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

Ordered that the said Bill does pass.

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And then, 6.11 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:

Annual Report, Lotteries Commission of New Brunswick - December 8, 2000

Documents requested in Notice of Motion 20 - December 8, 2000



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