Assembly of New Brunswick
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Wednesday, February 12, 1997.
8.30 o'clock a.m.
During Oral Questions, Mr. Speaker requested Mr. McKay to withdraw certainunparliamentary remarks, which he did.
The following Bills were introduced and read a first time:
By Hon. Mr. Lee,
Bill 70, An Act to Amend the All-Terrain Vehicle Act.
By Hon. Mr. Blaney,
Bill 71, Clean Air Act.
Ordered that the said Bills be read a second time at the next sitting.
Government Motions re Business of House
Hon. Mr. Frenette announced that the government intended to proceedwith the regular Order of Business; that it would resolve itself into aCommittee of the Whole to consider Bills 60, 63, 32, 47, and the HealthBills, and that the debate on the motion for second reading of Bill 44might continue.
Continuing, Mr. Speaker stated that during debate on the motion forsecond reading of Bill 44, Members should restrict their comments to theprinciple of the Bill.
The Order being read for third reading of Bill 56, An Act to Amendthe Expropriation Act, a debate arose thereon.
And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 56be now read a third time, it was resolved in the affirmative on the followingrecorded division:
YEAS - 31
Hon. Mr. Duffie Hon.Mr. Savoie Mr. A. Landry
Hon. Mr. Graham Mrs.Jarrett Mr.Johnson
Hon. Mr. King Mr.Kennedy Mr.Olmstead
Hon. Mr. Blaney Hon.Mr. MacIntyre Mr. Flynn
Mr. McKay Hon.Mr. Richard Mr. O'Donnell
Hon. B. Thériault Hon.Mrs. Day Mr. MacDonald
Hon. Mrs. Breault Mr. Steeves Mr. Doyle
Hon. C. Thériault Mr.Wilson Mr.D. Landry
Hon. Mr. Tyler Mr.LeBlanc Mr.Armstrong
Hon. Mr. Lockyer Mr. Jamieson Mr. Devereux
Hon. Mr. Smith
NAYS - 6
Mr. Robichaud Mr.Mockler Mr.Volpé
Hon. Mr. Valcourt Ms. Weir Mr.D. Graham
Accordingly, Bill 56, An Act to Amend the Expropriation Act,was read the third time and passed.
The following Bills were read the third time.
Bill 57, An Act to Amend the Proceedings Against the Crown Act.
Bill 58, An Act to Amend the Security Frauds Prevention Act
Ordered that the said Bills do pass.
The following Bills were read the second time and ordered referred tothe Committee of the Whole House:
Bill 64, An Act to Amend the Farm Products Marketing Act.
Bill 65, An Act to Amend the Farm Products Boards and Marketing AgenciesAct.
Bill 66, An Act to Amend the Public Utilities Act.
Bill 67, Appropriations Act 1997-98.
Bill 68, Loan Act 1997.
The Order being read for second reading of Bill 69, An Act to Amendthe Industrial Relations Act, a debate arose thereon.
As Ms. Weir rose to close debate, Mr. Speaker advised that there wasno right of reply to the sponsor of a Bill while he acknowledged that theprinciples outlined in Beauchesne's Parliamentary Rules and Forms, 6thEdition, and the practices of the House of Commons extend the rulewhich allows a reply to the mover of a substantive motion to include themover of the motion for the second reading of a Bill. Mr. Speaker furtherindicated that the matter could be reviewed by the Standing Committee onProcedure but in the meantime, he would follow the practices of the House.
And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 69be now read a second time, it was negatived on the following recorded division:
YEAS - 5
Mr. Robichaud Mr.Mockler Mr.D. Graham
Hon. Mr. Valcourt Ms. Weir
NAYS - 24
Hon. Mr. Frenette Hon. Mr. MacIntyre Mr. Olmstead
Mr. McKay Hon.Mrs. Day Mr. Flynn
Hon. B. Thériault Mr.Allaby Mr.O'Donnell
Hon. C. Thériault Mr.Steeves Mr. MacDonald
Hon. Mr. Tyler Mr.Wilson Mr.Byrne
Hon. Mr. Savoie Mr.Jamieson Mr. Doyle
Mrs. Jarrett Mr.Johnson Mr. Armstrong
Mr. Kennedy Ms.de Ste. Croix Mr. Devereux
Committee of the Whole
The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole with Mr. MacDonaldin the Chair.
And after some time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair and Mr. MacDonald,the Chairman, after requesting Mr. Speaker revert to the Order ofPresentations of Committee Reports, reported:
That the Committee had directed him to report the following Bills asagreed to:
Bill 47, An Act to Amend the Political Process Financing Act.
Bill 60, An Act to Amend the Society for the Prevention of CrueltyAct.
Bill 63, An Act to Amend the Real Property Tax Act.
And that the Committee had directed him to report the following Billas amended:
Bill 32, An Act to Amend the Industrial Relations Act.
And the Committee asked leave to make a further report.
Pursuant to Standing Rule 78.1, Mr. Speaker then put the question onthe motion deemed to be before the House, that the report be concurredin, and it was resolved in the affirmative.
At 12.30 o'clock Mr. Speaker left the chair, to resume again at 2 o'clockp.m.
2 o'clock p.m.
Mr. Speaker resumed the chair.
Debate was resumed on the motion that Bill 44, Harmonized Sales Tax,be now read a second time.
During the debate, Mr. Speaker interrupted proceedings and stated thathe had heard Mr. Mockler use the word "lies" which had been ruledunparliamentary at various times and cautioned the Member to avoid usingsuch a word during the debate.
Debate continued on Bill 44 and after some time, Mr. Mockler tabledan excerpt of an article published by The Vancouver Province.
And the debate continuing, and after some further time, Mr. O'Donnell,the Deputy Speaker, took the chair.
During the debate, Hon. Mr. Valcourt raised a Point of Order statingthat according to the Rules of the House, Members should not engage inconversation or create other disturbance while another Member has the floor.
Mr. O'Donnell, the Deputy Speaker, indicated that he had not heard anynoises.
And after some time, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair.
And after some further time spent in debate on the motion for secondreading of Bill 44, Mr. Speaker announced that due to the expiration oftime, debate on the motion would be adjourned.
And then, 5.57 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.
The following documents, having been deposited with the Clerk of theHouse, were deemed laid before the Table of the House, pursuant to StandingRule 39:
Maritime Provinces Post-Secondary Program Profile December 1996 - February11, 1997
Provincial Holdings Ltd. Annual Report - February 11, 1997