No. 11/2009

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

 

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2nd Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

 

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

 

Second Reading Bills

 

2. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act Respecting Apologies”. (Bill No. 1)

                                                                                (Justice and Attorney General)

 

3. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act To Amend The Labour-Sponsored Venture Capital Tax Credit Act”. (Bill No. 3)                                            (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

4. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Consolidate The Law Respecting Revenue Administration”. (Bill No. 4)                                                (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

5. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Repeal The Labrador Transportation Initiative Fund Act”. (Bill No. 5)                                                        (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

6. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Pensions Funding Act”. (Bill No. 6)

                                                                                (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

7. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Workplace Health, Safety And Compensation Act”. (Bill No. 7)                                                        (Human Resources, Labour and Employment)

 

8. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act Respecting Chiropractors”. (Bill No. 8)

                                                                                (Health and Community Services)

 

        9. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act To Amend The Student Financial Assistance Act”. (Bill No. 9)

                                                                                         (Education)   

 

        10. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act To Amend The Highway Traffic Act”. (Bill No. 10)

                                                                                         (Government Services)

 

        11. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act Respecting Credit Unions”. (Bill No.11)

                                                                                (Government Services)

 

        12. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act To Amend The Pharmacy Act”. (Bill No. 12)

                                                                                (Health and Community Services)

 

        13. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act To Amend The Children’s Law Act”. (Bill No. 13)

                                                                                (Justice and Attorney General)

 

14. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act To Amend The City Of St. John’s Act”. (Bill No. 14)

                                                                                        (Municipal Affairs)

 

        15. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act To Amend The Legal Aid Act”. (Bill No. 15)

                                                                                (Justice and Attorney General)

 

        16. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act To Amend The Tobacco Control Act”. (Bill No. 17)

                                                                                (Health and Community Services)

 

        17. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act To Amend The Judicature Act”. (Bill No. 18)

                                                                                (Justice and Attorney General)

 

        18. C Second Reading of a Bill C A An Act To Amend The Income Tax Savings Plans Act”. (Bill No. 19)

                                                                                         (Government Services)

 

MOTIONS

 

1. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD C To Move AThat This House Approves in General the Budgetary Policy of the Government.@ (Budget Speech)

 

2. 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 on Supply to Consider Certain Resolutions Relating to the Granting of  Supply to Her Majesty. (Bill No. 2)

 

3. 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 a Resolution Relating to the Advancing or Guaranteeing of Certain Loans made under the Loan and Guarantee Act, 1957. (Bill No. 16)

 

4. C MR. KELVIN PARSONS (Burgeo – La Poile) C To Move:

 

        WHEREAS it has been revealed in a court of law through a Statement of Facts agreed to by both the defense and the prosecution in the case of R. v. Edward Byrne that improperly received public funds were used to finance political campaigns of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador;

 

        AND WHEREAS these improperly received funds were not recorded as received or spent as per the provisions of the Elections Act and associated regulations;

 

        AND WHEREAS the Chief Electoral Officer of the Province, through his actions and inactions, has been shown to be compromised and biased in his ability and willingness to investigate potential misconduct on the part of members of the governing party;

 

        AND WHEREAS it is in the public interest to determine the precise nature and extent of this channeling of improperly received public funds into campaigns of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador in order to ensure public confidence in our political system and our Government;

 

        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly calls for an independent, third-party investigation to determine the extent and nature of transfers of public funds into partisan political operations and campaigns of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador”.

 

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Published under the authority of the Speaker of the

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