No.22/2011

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

 

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4th Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, May 11, 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)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

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

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

 

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

                                                                           (Justice and Attorney General)

 

        5. 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. KEITH HUTCHINGS (Ferryland) C To Move:

 

        WHEREAS in the 2011 Budget the government introduced a $3.2 million two-year pilot project focused on the development of child care spaces in family homes throughout Newfoundland and Labrador;

 

        AND WHEREAS this initiative increases from $2,500 to $5,000 the start-up grant to become a regulated family child care provider; provides start-up grants of $7,500 for homes that care exclusively for children up to the age of two; and provides for an ongoing stimulus grant to infant care homes of $200 a month per infant space, in recognition of the higher cost of operation in terms of staff ratios;

 

        AND WHEREAS this approach will help keep rates attainable for parents requiring infant care, the very type of care that, right now, is in the shortest supply;

 

        AND WHEREAS this approach is also of particular benefit for families in rural and under-serviced areas because it is feasible on a small scale;

 

        AND WHEREAS this pilot project has the capacity to support the creation of up to 400 child care spaces over two years;

 

        AND WHEREAS since coming to office in 2003, this government has increased the number of child care spaces by 50 per cent, adding 168 spaces in just the last couple of years, and in addition to the 400 targeted in the new pilot project, the government is planning to continue with the capacity initiative next year to provide for yet another 460 child care spaces;

 

        AND WHEREAS because of the $3 million the province has invested this year under the child care tax credit to complement the federal child care tax credit, two parents in this province earning minimum wage and raising two children will pay only $5 a day for child care, less than the $7 a day that this family would pay in Quebec;

 

        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House supports the government’s decision to proceed with the two-year pilot project focused on the development of child care spaces in family homes throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.”

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