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The printed version remains the official version.)


Tuesday, December 15, 1998.

1 o'clock p.m.


During Introduction of Guests and Congratulatory Messages, Mr. Speaker advised Members that this item of business should not be used for the commercial endorsement of companies or other partisan statements.


Documents Tabled

Hon. Mr. Blanchard laid upon the table of the House a document entitled New Brunswick Performance Measurement - Supplement to the Main Estimates 1999-2000.


Bills Introduced

The following Bills were introduced and read the first time:

By Hon. Mrs. Breault,

Bill 15, An Act to Amend the Tobacco Sales Act.

Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Marriage Act.

By Hon. Mr. Byrne,

Bill 17, An Act to Amend The Residential Tenancies Act.

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


Notices of Motions

Mr. Robichaud gave Notice of Motion 90 that on Tuesday, January 12, 1999 he would move the following resolution, seconded by Mr. Green:

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 list by grade level of the actual number of classes by student size by district for the 1998-99 school year.


District 2

1996 year


Grade Level 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 Other

1 /37 22 21 12 7 13 11 07 19 21 12

2/ 29 etc. Government Motion re Business of House


Hon. Mr. Byrne announced that following second reading and Private Members' Motions, it was the intention of the government that the House resume the Budget Debate.


Second Reading

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

Bill 12, An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Act.

Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Small Claims Act.


It was agreed by unanimous consent that second reading of Bill 14 be rescinded and the motion for second reading be put again to permit debate.

The Order being read for second reading of Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Small Claims Act, a debate arose thereon.

And the debate being ended, and the question being put that Bill 14 be now read a second time, it was resolved in the affirmative.

Accordingly, Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Small Claims Act, was read a second time and ordered referred to the Committee of the Whole House.


Private Members' Motions

Debate resumed on the amendment to Motion 1, moved by Hon. Mr. MacDonald, seconded by Hon. Mrs. Breault as follows:


1. In the fourth paragraph, by deleting the word "a" and inserting the words "an ongoing", by deleting the word "reevaluate", and inserting the word "evaluate" and by deleting the words "the current" and inserting the word "healthcare" and also by deleting the words "that are delivered";

2. In the resolution clause, by deleting the words "to introduce legislation that would guarantee provision of" and replacing them with the words "to continue providing", by deleting the words "levels of", by deleting the word "to" and replacing it with the word "for" and by deleting the word "New Brunswick" and replacing it with the words "the province".

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

Debate resumed on Motion 1 as amended as follows: WHEREAS we are committed to the five principles of the Canada Health Act: publicly administered, universal, portable, accessible, and compre-hensive; and

WHEREAS we want a health care system that puts the patient first, a system that will ensure meaningful involvement for providers, consumers, and communities in shaping the future direction of heath care; and

WHEREAS healthcare funding must be based on a combination of quality of service as well as financial accountability; and

WHEREAS there is an ongoing need to evaluate healthcare service; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that this Legislature urge the government to continue providing appropriate healthcare services for all New Brunswickers regardless of where they live in the province.

And after some time, Mr. Speaker interrupted proceedings and advised that the time allotted for Private Members' Motions had expired.


Budget Debate

The Order of the Day for resuming the adjourned debate on the motion (Motion 59),

That this House approves in general the budgetary policy of the government, having been read,

The debate was resumed.

And after some time, Hon. Mr. B. Thériault rose on a Point or Order and requested that Mr. Mockler withdraw certain remarks he made in moving the adjournment of the debate.

Mr. Mockler withdrew the remarks.

And then, on motion of Mr. Mockler, the debate was adjourned over.


And then, 6.06 o'clock p.m., the House adjourned.


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 Notice of Motions 33 - December 10, 1998
  • FTE Targets Review Report presented to the Honourable Russell H.T. King, Minister of Health and Community Services by the Physician Resources Advisory Committee - December 11, 1998

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