No.18/2011

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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4th Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, April 20, 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

 

        2. C Committee of Ways and Means – Resolution and Bill No. 26 - the Loan and Guarantee Act, 1957                                                                        (Progress)

 

Third Reading Bills

 

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

 

        4. C Third Reading of a Bill C “An Act Respecting Forestry Professions”.

(Bill No. 27)                                                     (Natural Resources)

 

5. C Third Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Health Research Ethics Authority Act”. (Bill No. 28)                                                            (Health and Community Services)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

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

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

 

7. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Judicature Act”. (Bill No. 24)

                                                                                     (Justice and Attorney General)

 

        8. C Second Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Fish Inspection Act”. (Bill No. 29)

                                                                        (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

 

                                                        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. 30)

 

3. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Income Tax Act, 2000”. (Bill No. 31)

 

4. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Tax Agreement Act, 2010”. (Bill No. 32)

 

5. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD C To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Revenue Administration Act No. 2”. (Bill No. 33)

 

6. C THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL C To Move:

 

        WHEREAS the Lieutenant-Governor in Council appointed a tribunal under section 28 of the Provincial Court Act, 1991 to make recommendations on the salaries and benefits of judges and the chief judge;

 

        AND WHEREAS the Tribunal submitted its recommendations to the Minister of Justice on September 30, 2010;

 

        AND WHEREAS the report of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Court Judges Salaries and Benefits Tribunal was tabled in this Honourable House today;

 

        AND WHEREAS the House of Assembly is required under section 28.2 of the Act to approve, vary or reject the report within 30 days of it being tabled;

 

        AND WHEREAS Government has decided to ask the House to accept the recommendations of the tribunal as contained in its report of September 30, 2010;

 

        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT this Honourable House accept the recommendations of the report of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Court Judges Salaries and Benefits Tribunal.”

 

7. 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.”

 

8. C MR. MARSHALL DEAN (The Straits – White Bay North) C To Move:

 

        WHEREAS the fisheries historically has been the basis for the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador and can continue to contribute to growth and employment under sensible and prudent management;

 

        AND WHEREAS the Provincial Government has failed in their MOU process.  Once the cornerstone of this Government’s fisheries policy, this process has been abandoned by this Government and the minister of fisheries;

 

        AND WHEREAS rationalization in the fishing industry is proceeding whether or not this Government is prepared to receive and manage these changes.

 

        AND WHEREAS restructuring is already proceeding, including fish plant closures and license transfers, affecting people’s livelihoods and the economic viability of rural communities;

 

        AND WHEREAS it is the responsibility of Government to manage the social effects of these serious economic changes and only immediate action will ensure the long-term survival of our harvesting and processing sectors;

 

        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House calls on Government to consider establishing policies centered on the prudent long-term management of the fisheries including:

 

The aggressive pursuit of a joint management regime with the Federal Government including securing custodial management of the Nose and Tail of the Grand Banks;

 

Cooperation with industry to develop and implement a comprehensive, long-term marketing strategy aimed at promoting the Province’s seafood industry with a goal of increasing sales in world markets;

 

Promoting the utilization of a variety of marine species in food processing, as well as new industrial uses of marine products in pharmaceuticals, biomedicines, and other chemical products;

 

Forming partnerships with industry to implement an international procurement program to secure primary seafood products for local seafood processing plants; and

 

Committing to a program of adjustment for older workers and a comprehensive voluntary cost-shared harvesting license consolidation program.”

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