No. 7/2008

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

 

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1st Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

(a)    Statements by Members

(b)    Statements by Ministers

(c)    Oral Questions

(d)    Presenting Reports by Standing and Special Committees

(e)    Tabling of Documents

(f)    Notices of Motion

(g)    Answers to questions for which notice has been given

(h)    Petitions


ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

1. C Committee of Supply

 

Second Reading Bills

 

2. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Labour Standards Act To Provide For Leave For Reservists@. (Bill No. 1)                             (Human Resources, Labour & Employment)

 

3. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act Respecting Embalmers And Funeral Directors@. (Bill No. 11)                                                                    (Government Services)

 

4. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act Respecting Registered Nurses@. (Bill No. 3)

                                                                        (Health and Community Services)

 

5. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Provide For The Protection Of Personal Health Information” (Bill No. 7)                                   (Health and Community Services)

 

6. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Members Of The House Of Assembly Retiring Allowances Act” (Bill No. 8)                        (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

7. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Support Orders Enforcement Act, 2006” (Bill No. 9)                                                    (Justice)

 

8. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Repeal The Bulk Sales Act” (Bill No. 10)

                                                                                                (Government Services)

 

9. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Student Financial Assistance Act” (Bill No. 12)                                                             (Education)

 

10. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Forestry Act” (Bill No. 16)

                                                                                                (Natural Resources)

 

11. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Fatal Accidents Act” (Bill No. 17)

                                                                                                (Justice)

 

12. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Liquor Control Act Respecting A Licensee Levy@. (Bill No. 18)                                               (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

13. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act To Amend The Lobbyist Registration Act@. (Bill No. 14)                                                                    (Justice)

 

14. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act To Amend The City Of Mount Pearl Act, The City Of St. John’s Act And The Municipalities Act, 1999@. (Bill No. 15)                   (Municipal Affairs)

 

MOTIONS

 

1. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD  C To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to Consider Certain Resolutions Relating to the Advancing or Guaranteeing of Certain Loans made under The Loan and Guarantee Act, 1957. (Bill No. 19)

 

2. C THE HONOURABLE THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER C To Move:

 

WHEREAS section 42.1 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act provides that the Information and Privacy Commissioner is to be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council on a resolution of the House of Assembly;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Mr. Ed Ring, be appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner.”

 

3. C MS. YVONNE JONES (Cartwright – L’Anse au Clair) C To Move:

 

WHEREAS nurses are currently in negotiations with the Provincial Government on a new contract;

 

            AND WHEREAS nurses in this Province are the lowest paid in the entire country;

 

            ANDWHEREAS there is a nursing shortage in our Province and little success has been achieved in addressing recruitment and retention issues;

 

            AND WHEREAS previous nursing shortages were cyclical, the current shortage is structural in nature characterized by such things as an aging nursing workforce and fierce market competition;

 

            AND WHEREAS job stress and dissatisfaction are driving nurses to leave the profession in record numbers;

 

            THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly calls on the Provincial Government to end the practice of pattern bargaining when dealing with specialized professions such as nursing that are faced with critical recruitment and retention issues.”

 

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Published under the authority of the Speaker of the

House of Assembly by Earl G. Tucker, Queen's Printer