No.10/2011

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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4th Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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

 

Third Reading Bills

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

 

3. C Third Reading of a Bill C  An Act Respecting Correctional Services”. (Bill No. 9)                                                                                                                     (Justice and Attorney General)

 

4. C Third Reading of a Bill C  An Act To Amend The Labour Relations Act”.

(Bill No. 10)                                             (Human Resources, Labour & Employment)

 

Bills Referred to Committee of the Whole

 

5. C Committee of the Whole on a Bill C An Act Respecting The Protection Of Adults”.

(Bill No. 1)                                                               (Health and Community Services)

 

6. C Committee of the Whole on a Bill C An Act To Amend The Sheriff’s Act, 1991”.

(Bill No. 11)                                                                                (Justice and Attorney General)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

7. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Repeal the Regulatory Reform Act”.

(Bill No. 12)                                                             (Justice and Attorney General)

 

8. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Repeal the Subordinate Legislation Revision And Consolidation Act”. (Bill No. 13)                                      (Justice and Attorney General)

 

9. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Proceedings Against The Crown Act”. (Bill No. 14)                                                                    (Justice and Attorney General)

 

10. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Petroleum And Natural Gas Act”. (Bill No. 15)                                                                            (Natural Resources)

 

11. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Support Orders Enforcement Act, 2006”. (Bill No. 16)                                                             (Justice and Attorney General)

 

12. C Second Reading of a Bill C  “An Act Respecting The Mandatory Reporting Of Gunshot and Stab Wounds”. (Bill No. 17)                                             (Justice and Attorney General)

 

13. C Second Reading of a Bill C  “An Act To Amend The Municipalities Act, 1999 No. 2”. (Bill No. 18)                                                                           (Municipal Affairs)

 

14. C Second Reading of a Bill C  “An Act To Amend The Urban And Rural Planning Act, 2000”. (Bill No. 19)                                                             (Municipal Affairs)

 

15. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Highway Traffic Act”. (Bill No. 20)

                                                                                        (Government Services)

 

16. C Second Reading of a Bill C     “An Act To Amend The Revenue Administration Act”.

(Bill No. 21)                                                     (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

17. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act Respecting The Practice Of Medicine In The Province”. (Bill No. 22)                                                             (Health and Community Services)

 

                                                        MOTIONS

 

1. C  THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES  C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Crop Insurance Act And The Livestock Insurance Act”. (Bill No. 23)

 

2. C  THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL  C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Judicature Act”. (Bill No. 24)

 

3. C  THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL  C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Public Trustee Act, 2009”.

(Bill No. 25)

 

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

 

        WHEREAS the Speaker of the House of Assembly has appeared, and has admitted appearing, at a public event of a partisan nature intended to support and promote the candidacy of a particular party and/or candidate;

 

        BE IT RESOLVED that this matter be referred to the House Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections.”

 

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

 

WHEREAS free and open communication is critical to sound public policy, essential to good governance and a cornerstone of an open and democratic society;

 

AND WHEREAS public servants have a higher loyalty to the people of the Province than to the security and convenience of their supervisors or political masters;

 

AND WHEREAS whistleblower protections already exist for the House of Assembly Service and statutory offices but the same protections are denied to public servants within government departments and related agencies such as health and education authorities;

 

AND WHEREAS this government promised to introduce whistleblower legislation almost four years ago;

 

BE IT RESOLVED that Government consider the immediate extension of whistleblower protection to all provincial and municipal public servants in order to ensure their ability to freely disclose information about something they believe to be harmful to the public’s interest without fear of workplace retribution or retaliation.”

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Published under the authority of the Speaker of the

House of Assembly by William E. Parsons, Queen's Printer