No.26/2011

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

 

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4th Session – 46th General Assembly

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Wednesday, May 18, 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 Concurrence Motions  C

        (a)  Social Services Committee

 

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

 

Third Reading Bills

 

4. C Third Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Revenue Administration Act”.

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

 

        5. C Third Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Fish Inspection Act”. (Bill No. 29)                                                                            (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

 

6. C Third Reading of a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Revenue Administration Act No. 2”.

 (Bill No. 33)                                                     (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

 

                                                Bills Referred to Committee of the Whole

 

7. C Committee of the Whole on a Bill C “An Act To Amend The Income Tax Act, 2000”.

 (Bill No. 31)                                                            (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

                                               

Second Reading Bills

                                                               

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

                                                                                     (Justice and Attorney General)       

                                                               

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 Tax Agreement Act, 2010”. (Bill No. 32)

 

4. 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.”

 

5. 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.”

 

6. C  MS. LORRAINE MICHAEL (Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) C To Move:

 

         “WHEREAS 47,000 people in Newfoundland and Labrador have a diabetes diagnosis as of 2010, which is 9.3% of the population, the highest rate in Canada;

 

         AND WHEREAS the number of people with diabetes in the Province may double in the next ten years without effective prevention;

 

         AND WHEREAS unless properly managed, diabetes leads to kidney and heart failure, disability and early death;

 

         AND WHEREAS dialysis machines are in demand because more diabetes cases are progressing to kidney failure, but if the disease is properly managed, people don’t end up on dialysis;

 

         AND WHEREAS diabetes costs our health care system about $41 million a year for doctor visits, hospitalization, drugs and medical supplies, a cost that could double in ten years without better prevention and management;

 

         AND WHEREAS diabetes requires frequent daily glucose testing with expensive testing strips, which is a hardship for most people who do not have private insurance or government assistance;

 

         AND WHEREAS many people who need glucose testing strips are going without because they cannot afford them, thus endangering their future health and placing an added burden on our health care system;

 

         THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House urge the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to cover the cost of glucose testing strips for all diabetics in the Province under MCP;

 

         THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Government place the highest possible priority on releasing the chronic disease prevention and management strategy

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Published under the authority of the Speaker of the

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