No. 15/2009

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

 

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2nd Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, May 6, 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

 

2. C Concurrence Motion C

(a)    Resource Committee

 

Third Reading Bills

 

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

 

4. C Third Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Pensions Funding Act”. (Bill No. 6)                                                                      (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

Bill Referred to Committee of the Whole

 

5. C Committee of the Whole on a Bill C “An Act To Amend The City Of St. John’s Act”. (Bill No. 14)                                                                                    (Municipal Affairs)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

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

                                                                                (Justice and Attorney General)

 

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

 

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

                                                                                (Health and Community Services)

 

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

                                                                                         (Education)   

 

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

                                                                                         (Government Services)

 

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

                                                                                (Government Services)

 

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

                                                                                (Health and Community Services)

 

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

                                                                                (Justice and Attorney General)

 

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

                                                                                (Justice and Attorney General)

 

        15. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Tobacco Control Act”. (Bill No. 17)

                                                                                (Health and Community Services)

 

        16. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Judicature Act”. (Bill No. 18)

                                                                                (Justice and Attorney General)

 

        17. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn 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 THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF INNOVATION, TRADE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Amend The Research and Development Council Act”. (Bill No. 20)

 

5. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT SERVICESC To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act Respecting The Registration Of Deeds And Other Documents”. (Bill No. 21)

 

6. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act Respecting Consumer Protection And Business Practices”. (Bill No. 22)

 

7. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, AAn Act To Amend The Occupational Health And Safety Act”. (Bill No. 23)

 

8. C MR. CLAYTON FORSEY (Exploits) C To Move:

 

        WHEREAS Newfoundland and Labrador has a lower share of federal government executive positions than our share of the national population;

 

        AND WHEREAS executive employees have high-level input into national policy and decision-making that significantly affects Newfoundland and Labrador;

 

        AND WHEREAS the number of federal executive positions in Newfoundland and Labrador has been well below 1% of the total number of positions in Canada, and these positions have declined since 1997;

 

        AND WHEREAS during the 2006 federal election campaign, the leader of the federal Conservative Party said: “I think the secret will be to identify particular functions and operations that should be here, as opposed to putting a few jobs here and a few jobs there.  There should be some specific things that are headquartered here.”;

 

        AND WHEREAS the leader of the federal Liberal Party prior to the 2008 federal election committed to advocate ways to “be more effective in putting the headquarters and the decision-making process closer to where the resource is”;

 

        AND WHEREAS the leader of the federal New Democratic Party shared this concern and committed to “reviewing federal government policies that have resulted in this situation with a view to ensuring fairness and full access to federal government program delivery and services”;

 

        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Assembly calls on the current Government of Canada, and any other national party if it is elected to form the government, to increase the number of federal decision-making executive positions and/or national or regional headquarters based in 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