No. 29/2009

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

 

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2nd Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, September 9, 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 Address in Reply

 

Bill Referred to Committee of the Whole

 

3. C Committee of the Whole on a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Energy Corporation Of Newfoundland And Labrador Water Rights Act”. (Bill No. 37)                 (Natural Resources)

 

MOTIONS

 

1. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD C To Move:

        “WHEREAS subsection 8(1) of the Child and Youth Advocate Act authorizes the Lieutenant-Governor in Council to suspend the Child and Youth Advocate;

          AND WHEREAS following correspondence sent to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council by the Speaker of this House dated August 17, 2009 expressing concern about the operation of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council suspended the Child and Youth Advocate;

          AND WHEREAS subsection 8(1) of the Child and Youth Advocate Act states that a suspension ". . shall not continue in force beyond the end of the next ensuing session of the House of Assembly. . .";

         AND WHEREAS in correspondence to the Clerk of the Executive Council dated September 4, 2009 the legal counsel for the Child and Youth Advocate has stated that the advocate requires additional time in which to prepare a response;

          AND WHEREAS it is proposed that the Child and Youth Advocate be given the time she has requested for the preparation of a response;

          NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly, under the authority granted it by section 7 of the Child and Youth Advocate Act, concur in the continuation of the suspension of the Child and Youth Advocate by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council until the next ensuing session of this House.”

 

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

 

         WHEREAS Government announced on August 31, 2009, that X-ray and laboratory services in Lewisporte and Flower’s Cove will be discontinued and that Flower’s Cove will operate on a 12-hour basis;

 

         AND WHEREAS residents of these communities and surrounding areas will be forced to travel much longer distances to receive these basic health services;

 

         AND WHEREAS on September 3, 2009, hundreds of residents from both communities protested against the decision by Government to discontinue services;

 

         AND WHEREAS doctors have publicly stated their fears that the health of residents will be compromised and that doctors may be forced to leave the areas;

 

         AND WHEREAS discontinuing these services will not improve the health services to the communities directly affected nor to the surrounding communities;

 

         THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly calls upon Government to reverse their decision and continue X-ray and laboratory services in the communities of Lewisporte and Flower’s Cove;

 

         AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this House of Assembly calls upon Government  to reverse their decision and keep Flower’s Cove as a 24-hour operational clinic.”

 

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Published under the authority of the Speaker of the

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