No.2/2011

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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4th Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, March 23, 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

 

        (a) Resolution and Bill No. 2 Respecting the Granting of Interim Supply to Her Majesty.

 

Second Reading Bills

 

1. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act Respecting The Protection Of Adults”. (Bill No. 1)                                                                                (Health and Community Services)

 

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

 

3. C Second Reading of a Bill CAn Act To Amend The Public Accountants Act”. (Bill No. 4)

                                                                        (Government Services)

 

4. C Second Reading of a Bill CAn Act To Amend The Smoke-Free Environment Act, 2005”. (Bill No. 5)                                                              (Health and Community Services)

 

5. C Second Reading of a Bill CAn Act To Amend The Standard Time Act”. (Bill No. 6)

                                                                        (Municipal Affairs)

 

6. C Second Reading of a Bill CAn Act To Amend The Municipalities Act, 1999”. (Bill No. 7)                                                                           (Municipal Affairs)

 

7. C Second Reading of a Bill CAn Act To Repeal The Law Reform Commission Act”. (Bill No. 8)                                                                        (Justice and Attorney General)

 

MOTIONS

 

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

 

        WHEREAS breast cancer is the most common cancer among Newfoundland and Labrador women, (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) with approximately 370 women to be diagnosed with breast cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador this year;

 

        AND WHEREAS we have one of the highest mortality rates from breast cancer and breast cancer in younger women tends to be more aggressive;

 

        AND WHEREAS the benchmark for Newfoundland and Labrador’s organized breast screening program is age 50 years;

 

        AND WHEREAS women aged 40 to 49 years are not eligible to participate in Newfoundland and Labrador’s organized breast screening program, while women aged 40-49 are eligible in British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, and Yukon;

 

        AND WHEREAS the earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the better the outcome in terms of health and the therapeutic regimen women will be subject to;

 

        AND WHEREAS there is empirical evidence that routine mammography screening of women in their 40s can reduce mortality from breast cancer by at least 24%;

 

        AND WHEREAS Newfoundland and Labrador does not allow women in their 40s to self refer into the provincial breast screening program;

 

        AND WHEREAS Newfoundland and Labrador has the existing capacity to accommodate women between the ages of 40 and 49 years in the provincial breast screening programs;

 

        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House calls upon Government to establish a new benchmark by reducing to 40 years of age the eligibility for self-referral to the provincial breast cancer screening program.”

 

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Published under the authority of the Speaker of the

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