No.40/2013

 

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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2nd Session – 47th General Assembly

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

 

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.  − Address in Reply

 

Third Reading Bills

 

2. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An Act Respecting Adoptions”. (Bill No. 27)

                                                               (Child, Youth and Family Services)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

         3. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Provincial Court Act, 1991”. (Bill No. 16)

                                                                        (Justice)

 

4. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Municipal Elections Act”.  (Bill No. 18

                                                               (Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs)

 

5. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The City of Corner Brook Act, the City of Mount Pearl Act, the City of St. John’s Act and the Municipalities Act, 1999”. (Bill No. 20)                                                                             (Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs)

 

6. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Schools Act, 1997”. (Bill No. 28)

                                                                           (Education)

 

MOTIONS

 

1. − THE HONOURABLE THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER – To Move pursuant to Standing Order 11 that the House not adjourn at 5:30 o’clock p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013.

 

2. THE HONOURABLE THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER To Move pursuant to Standing Order 11 that the House not adjourn at 10:00 o’clock p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013.

 

QUESTIONS

 

49. − MS. GERRY ROGERS (St. John’s Centre) – To ask the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation to table in the House documentation regarding the number of seniors on the waiting list for the Rental Housing Program.

 

50. − MS. GERRY ROGERS (St. John’s Centre) – To ask the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation to inform the House if his Department will  change the Rent Supplement Program to make the supplement portable  allowing seniors to choose where to live according to their needs.

 

51. − MS. GERRY ROGERS (St. John’s Centre) – To ask the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation to inform the House whether his Department will be increasing the number of rent supplements available under the Rent Supplement Program.

 

52. − MR. CHRISTOPHER MITCHELMORE (The Straits – White Bay North) – To ask the Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development to lay on the table of the House the following information:

 

(1)    documentation of the province’s Ocean Technology Sector Strategy, “Oceans of Opportunity” since its launch in 2010 which provides an update of progress to achieve the proposal to grow the sector from $250 million to $1 billion by 2015;

 

(2)     details of how Government arrived at valuing the Ocean Technology Sector in 2010 at $250 million;

 

(3)     documentation that identified barriers and actions taken to provide access to capital and

 

(4)    a listing of initiatives undertaken to pursue international markets and the resources attached to help market products and services by Newfoundland & Labrador Ocean Technology companies.

 

53. − MR. CHRISTOPHER MITCHELMORE (The Straits – White Bay North) – To ask the Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development to lay on the table of the House the details on when the Department plans to appoint an Assistant Deputy Minister for Oceans to coordinate the government’s activities in the ocean technology sector in cooperation with the Research Development Corporation (RDC) as committed in the 2011 PC Party Bluebook.

 

54. − MR. CHRISTOPHER MITCHELMORE (The Straits – White Bay North) – To ask the Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency to lay on the table of the House the following information:

(1)     an update on the suite of initiatives Government has undertaken, which aims to attract and support new entrants in various sectors of the agricultural industry as committed in the 2011 PC Party Bluebook and

 

(2)     a copy of Forest Industry Competitiveness and Strategy Study.

 

55. − MR. DALE KIRBY (St. John’s North) – To ask the Minister of Finance to lay upon the Table of the House any assessments or studies of the impact of the elimination of the provincial road tax charged on purchases of diesel fuel for Metrobus Transit and Corner Brook Transit buses.

 

 

 

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