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Daily Sitting 51

Friday, May 11, 2001.

10 o'clock a.m.

Prayers.

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:

Fredericton, N.B.
May 11, 2001.

The Lieutenant-Governor transmits the Supplementary Estimates 2000-2001 Volume IIIof the sums required for the services of the province, not otherwise provided for, for the year ending March 31, 2001, 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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Mr. McGraw from the Standing Committee on Private Bills, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee for the session which was read and is as follows:

May 11, 2001.

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 Fourth Report of the session.

Your Committee on Private Bills met on May 8, 2001, in the Legislative Council Chamber and had under consideration:

Bill 41,   An Act Respecting The Association of Registered
              Professional Foresters of New Brunswick.

Bill 45,   An Act to Repeal An Act to incorporate the New Brunswick
              and Canada Railroad Company.

Bill 47,   An Act to Amend the Pension Plan for Employees of the City
              of Moncton Act.

Bill 49,   An Act to Amend the Université de Moncton Act.

which they recommend to the favourable consideration of the House.

At meetings held on May 8 and May 10, 2001, your Committee had under consideration:

Bill 48,   An Act to Incorporate SG Hambros Trust Company (Canada) Inc.
Bill 55,   An Act to Amend An Act To Incorporate New World
              Trust Corporation.

and reports that they have made certain progress therein.

Your Committee has had under consideration:

Bill 29,   An Act Respecting Building Officials and the New
              Brunswick Building Officials Association Inc.

In a report to the Legislative Assembly on March 28, 2001, the Committee reported that they had made certain progress therein.

In order to allow the application of the New Brunswick Building Officials Association Inc. to be considered during the next regular session of the House, your Committee recommends that consideration be given to the waiving of the requirements of Standing Rule 110 respecting filing fees and Standing Rule 111 respecting the publication of the notices of legislation.

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.:)Mr. Louis-Philippe McGraw, M.L.A. Chairman.

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

The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:

By Hon. Mr. Betts,
  Bill 60,   Loan Act 2001.
  Bill 61,   An Act to Amend the New Brunswick Income Tax Act.

By Hon. Mr. Volpé,
  Bill 62,   An Act to Amend the Crown Lands and Forests Act.
  Bill 63,   An Act to Amend the Fish and Wildlife Act.
  Bill 64,   An Act to Amend the Fish and Wildlife Act.

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

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Mr. Stiles welcomed to the Legislative Assembly, Ms. Angela Vautour, former Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Beauséjour-Petitcodiac.

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Mr. Haché gave Notice of Motion 112 that on Thursday, May 17, 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 copies of all documentation, letters, correspondence, memorandums, electronic mail, reports, analyses or recommendations related to or concerning any proposed or actual changes to the Sheriff/Coroner Branch of the Department of Public Safety including, in particular, any discussion of changes in so-called flextime procedures and/or practices.

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Hon. Mr. Robichaud, the Deputy Government House Leader, announced that following second reading of Bills 57, 58 and 59, 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 Investment and Exports and Service New Brunswick.

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

Bill 57,   An Act to Amend the Motor Carrier Act.

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The Order being read for second reading of Bill 58, An Act to Amend the Revenue Administration Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 58 be now read a second time, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 58, An Act to Amend the Revenue Administration 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 59,   An Act to Amend the Private Occupational Training 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, Mr. Ashfield took the chair.

And after some further time, Mr. Steeves took the chair as Acting Chairman.

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

And after some further time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. Ashfield, 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:

MAIN ESTIMATES 2001-2002
ORDINARY ACCOUNT

DEPARTMENT OF INVESTMENT AND EXPORTS
Resolved, That there be granted to Her Majesty a sum not exceeding $43,290,000 to defray the expenses of the following programs:

Executive Administration   -   567,000
Investment and Export Development   -   17,457,000
Strategic Assistance   -   25,300,000
     Less amounts authorized by law   -   34,000
Voted   -   43,290,000

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

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

Service New Brunswick - Government Service Delivery   -   4,004,000
Service New Brunswick - Property Tax Assessment Provision   -   5,078,000
Service New Brunswick - Land Information Services   -   2,515,000
Service New Brunswick - Motor Vehicle Services   -   13,691,000

The said items were concurred in by the House.

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And then 2.20 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.




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