No.19/2010

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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3rd Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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 Motions C

        (a)    Government Services Committee

 

Bills Referred to Committee of the Whole

 

1. C Committee of the Whole on a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Provincial Court Act, 1991.” (Bill No. 4)                                                                                (Justice and Attorney General)

 

Second Reading Bills

2. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act Respecting The Care And Protection Of Children And Youth.” (Bill No. 1)                                                               (Child, Youth and Family Services)

 

3. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Income Tax Act, 2000.” (Bill No. 3)                                                                                           (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

4. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Commissioners For Oaths Act.” (Bill No. 7)         (Adjourned)                                                       (Justice and Attorney General)

 

5. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Notaries Public Act.” (Bill No. 8)

                                                                                        (Justice and Attorney General)

 

6. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Income Tax Act, 2000 No. 2.” (Bill No. 9)                                                                         (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

7. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Small Claims Act.” (Bill No. 11)

                                                                                        (Justice and Attorney General)

 

8. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Fatal Accidents Act.” (Bill No. 15)

                                                                                        (Justice and Attorney General)

 

9. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Insurance Companies Act.” (Bill No. 16)                                                                                             (Government Services)

 

10. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act Respecting The Regulation Of Certain Health Professions.” (Bill No. 17)                                                                     (Health and Community Services)

 

11. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Accident And Sickness Insurance Act, The Automobile Insurance Act, The Insurance Adjusters, Agents And Brokers Act, The Insurance Contracts Act And The Life Insurance Act.” (Bill No. 18)               (Government Services)

 

12. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Insurance Companies Act No. 2.” (Bill No.19)                                                                                (Government Services)

 

13. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act Respecting The Practice Of Social Work.” (Bill No. 20)                                                                                            (Health and Community 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 a Certain Resolution Relating to the Granting of  Supply to Her Majesty. (Bill No. 6)

 

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 Certain Resolution Respecting the Imposition of Taxes on Tobacco. (Bill No. 10)

 

4. 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;

 

        AND WHEREAS section 42.2 of the Act states that a commissioner may be reappointed;

 

        AND WHEREAS the appointment of the current commissioner, Mr. Ed Ring, expires on April 10, 2010;

 

        AND WHEREAS it is proposed that Mr. Ring be reappointed as the commissioner for a term of 2 years;

 

        NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Mr. Ed Ring, be reappointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner for a term of 2 years.”

 

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

 

        “WHEREAS drilling and production in our offshore areas brings not only economic benefits, but real risks of environmental disaster, as we have seen with the Louisiana oil catastrophe which will have impacts for decades to come;

 

        AND WHEREAS the offshore oil industry polices itself through the CNLOPB and there are concerns on their lack of transparency in addressing oil spills, as well as resources available to address a major emergency event;

 

        AND WHEREAS there is no comprehensive safety regime or work plans for oil spills, no independent monitors on rigs and oil extraction is exempt from the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, the Fisheries Act and the Canada Shipping Act;

 

        AND WHEREAS  Chevron is currently drilling in deep waters without immediate backup plans and oil analysts say it could take up to 3-4 months for back-up rigs to become operational;

 

        AND WHEREAS the Grand Banks represents one of the richest fishing banks and fragile ecosystems in the world and thousands of Newfoundlanders could be gravely impacted should a major oil spill occur;

 

        AND WHEREAS British Columbia and the Pacific States have a combined oil spill task force in place with annual work plans – notwithstanding a moratorium of offshore drilling on the west coast;

 

        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly encourages the Provincial Government to immediately put into place a Task Force to examine the current environmental and safety procedures, policies and processes; make recommendations for “best practices and technology” changes; review the industry on an annual basis; review protocols for potential oil spills in Placentia Bay; produce an Annual Work Plan to enhance oil spill preparedness and response capabilities throughout all drilling areas and oil transport routes near Newfoundland and Labrador to avoid and/or mitigate the effects of a possible oil spill that could devastate the waters off our coast for decades to come.”

 

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