No. 39/2008

 

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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1st Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

 

ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS

(a)    Statements by Members

(b)    Statements by Ministers

(c)    Oral Questions

(d)    Presenting Reports by Standing and Select 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

 

2. C Address in Reply

MOTIONS

 

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

 

WHEREAS section 7 of the House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act provides that the Law Clerk is to be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council on a nomination by the House of Assembly;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Ms. Lorna Proudfoot be nominated for appointment as the Law Clerk of the House of Assembly.”

 

2. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Repeal The Pickersgill Fellowship Act”. (Bill No. 41)

 

3. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Repeal The Memorial University Foundation Act”. (Bill No. 42)

 

4. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Repeal The Labrador Linerboard Limited Agreement Act, 1979”. (Bill No. 47)

 

5. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Repeal The Labrador Linerboard Limited Agreement (Amendment) Act, 1979”. (Bill No. 48)

 

6. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION AND WORKS C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Repeal The Newfoundland And Labrador Computer Services Limited Amendment Act”. (Bill No. 46)

 

7. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Amend The Real Estate Trading Act”. (Bill No. 39)

 

8. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Repeal The Corporations Guarantees Act”. (Bill No. 43)

 

9. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Repeal The Certified Public Accountants Act”. (Bill No. 44).

 

10. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Repeal The Chartered Accountants And Certified Public Accountants Merger Act”. (Bill No. 45)

 

11. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Amend The Income Tax Act, 2000 And To Repeal The Financial Corporations Capital Tax Act”. (Bill No. 38)

 

12. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF TOURISM, CULTURE AND RECREATION C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Amend The Arts Council Act”. (Bill No. 40)

 

13. C MR. DARIN KING (Grand Bank) C To Move:

 

         WHEREAS Memorial University enjoys its well-deserved reputation as a world-class institution serving some 18,000 students with a budget in excess of $400 million;

 

         AND WHEREAS the Government’s White Paper on public post-secondary Education in Newfoundland and Labrador states that the Government is committed to maintaining autonomy and academic freedom and notes that Memorial University is an autonomous organization;

 

         AND WHEREAS the Government recognizes that autonomy is a necessary precondition to the proper functioning of Memorial University and has accepted the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s “Statement on Academic Freedom and Institutional Autonomy”;

 

         AND WHEREAS academic freedom is defined by the Canadian Association of University Teachers as: “….the right to teach, learn, study and publish free of orthodoxy or threat of reprisal and discrimination”;

 

         AND WHEREAS section 51 of the legislation governing the university – namely, An Act Respecting The Memorial University of Newfoundland, which has been in place since 1973 – defines a process whereby the Board of Regents, in consultation with the University Senate, must forward the names of candidates for President of the university to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council for approval;

 

         AND WHEREAS the Government recognizes that education is fundamental to Newfoundland and Labrador’s growth and prosperity; is committed to a strong, vibrant post-secondary education system in our Province; and is willing to work collaboratively with the Board of Regents and the university’s administration to ensure Memorial is one of the best universities in the world with the best leadership in the world;

 

         THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Assembly affirms its full support for the academic freedom and academic autonomy of Memorial University”.

 

 

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Published under the authority of the Speaker of the

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