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Daily Sitting 44

Tuesday, May 1, 2001.

1 o'clock p.m.

Prayers.

Due to the unavoidable absence of Mr. Speaker, Mr. Ashfield, the Deputy Speaker, assumed the chair as Acting Speaker.

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Hon. Mr. Lord, the Premier, expressed the condolences of the House to the Speaker, the Hon. Bev Harrison and his family, on the death of his father, Mr. William (Bill) Harrison of Saint John.

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Ms. Dubé, from the Select Committee on Health Care, presented the Second Report of the Committee for the session which was read and is as follows:

What About WELLNESS?

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Mr. S. Graham gave Notice of Motion 91 that on Tuesday, May 8, 2001, he 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 copies of all documentation relating to or connected with in any way whatsoever, the Minister of Natural Resources and Energy:

1. Consenting to the transfer and assignment of Crown Timber Licence No. 2 (Nepisiguit) from Smurfit-Stone Container (Canada0 Inc. to UPM-Kymmene Miramichi Inc.;

2. Authorizing the issuance of a Crown Timber Sublicence under Crown Timber Licence No. 2 to Smurfit-Stone Container (Canada) Inc.; and,

3. Entering into a Novation Agreement with Smurfit-Stone Container (Canada) Inc. and UPM-Kymmene Miramichi Inc.

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Mr. S. Graham gave Notice of Motion 92 that on Tuesday, May 8, 2001, he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Allaby:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House a copy of the three (3) year contract between the New Brunswick Power Corporation and Canada Post Corporation referred to in Order-in-Council 2001-159 including copies of all documentation, letters, correspondence, electronic mail, reports, memorandums and/or analyses related to the entering into of the contract.

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Mr. Richard gave Notice of Motion 93 that on Tuesday, May 8, 2001, he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mrs. Mersereau:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House copies of all closing documentation relating to the debenture issue, Series AK, to the New Brunswick Municipal Finance Corporation.

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Mr. Richard gave Notice of Motion 94 that on Tuesday, May 8, 2001, he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Allaby:

That an address be presented to Her Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, praying that she cause to be laid upon the table of the House a copy of the loan agreement resulting from Order-in-Council 2000-588 any any other related documentation including copies of all documents, letters, correspondence, electronic mail, reports, memorandums and/or analyses concerning such loan agreement in anyway whatsoever.

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Hon. Mr. Green announced that following Private Members' Motions, it was the intention of the government that the House resolve itself into a Committee of Supply to consider the estimates of the Department of Business New Brunswick followed by those of the Culture and Sport Secretariat.

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The following Private Bills were read a first time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House:

Bill 47, An Act to Amend the Tobacco Tax Act.

Bill 48, An Act to Amend the Edmundston Act, 1998.

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 53, An Act to Amend the Fish and Wildlife Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 53, be now read a second time, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 53, An Act to Amend the Fish and Wildlife Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

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Debate resumed on the amendment to Motion 19, moved by Mr. Allaby, seconded by Mr. Richard, as follows:

AMENDMENT

THAT Motion 19 be amended by:

In the second whereas clause, strike "eliminate" and replace with "hide", and;

By amending the resolution clause by striking the words "its commitment to eliminating the tolls from`` and substituting the words "hiding the tolls on".

And the debate being ended and the question being put, the amendment was negatived.

Mr. Ashfield, the Deputy Speaker, advised that the time allotted for Private Members' Motions had expired.

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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, the Chairman declared it to be 6 o'clock p.m., and left the chair to resume again at 7 o'clock p.m.

7 o'clock p.m.

The Committee resumed with Mr. Bernard in the chair.

And after some time spent therein, due to the unavoidable absence of Mr. Speaker, Mr. Ashfield, the Deputy Speaker, resumed the Chair as Acting Speaker and Mr. Bernard, the Chairman, after requesting that Mr. Deputy 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. Deputy 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.

And then, 9.55 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 before the Table of the House, pursuant to Standing Rule 39:

Documents requested in Notices of Motions 68 and 70 - April 26, 2001




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