No.16/2013

 

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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2nd Session – 47th General Assembly

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Wednesday, May 8, 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. − Committee of Supply

 

2. − Concurrence Motions −

        (a)  Social Services Committee

 

Third Reading Bills

 

3. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Canada-Newfoundland And Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Newfoundland And Labrador Act”. (Bill No. 1)                                                               (Natural Resources)

 

Bills Referred to Committee of the Whole

 

4. – Committee of the Whole on a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Revenue Administration Act No. 2”. (Bill No. 4)

                                        (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

5. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Revenue Administration Act No. 3”. (Bill No. 7)

                                                   (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

MOTIONS

 

1. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move “That This House Approves in General the Budgetary Policy of the Government.” (Budget Speech)

 

2. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − 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. 2)

 

3. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD – To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to Consider a Resolution Respecting the Imposition of Taxes on Tobacco. (Bill No. 3)

 

4. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Services Charges Act”. (Bill No. 5)

 

 

5. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF SERVICE NL – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Highway Traffic Act”. (Bill No. 6)

 

         6. − MR. DWIGHT BALL (Humber Valley) − To Move:

 

         WHEREAS we have seen many tragedies and many lives lost due to distress on land and at sea, including Ryan’s Commander, Melina and Keith II, Check-Mate III, Cougar 491, and Burton Winters;

 

         AND WHEREAS the Federal Government has closed the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre for search and rescue services in Newfoundland and Labrador;

         AND WHEREAS many questions have been raised about procedures and practices of the Provincial Government and the Department of National Defence (DND) in relation to these tragedies;

         AND WHEREAS the federal Auditor General has determined that search and rescue services in Canada are operating at a bare minimum and need significant improvements;

         AND WHEREAS the federal Auditor General has identified that a common set of principles for coordinating with other levels of Government on national matters does not exist;

         AND WHEREAS the federal Auditor General did not audit or investigate provincial, territorial, or municipal search and rescue activities, including those of volunteer organizations, or the activities of other federal organizations such as the RCMP, who are involved in search and rescue activities;

         AND WHEREAS the Federal Government has announced that it would cooperate with the Province on an inquiry into search and rescue issues;

         THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House urges the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to conduct a full investigation into search and rescue services in Newfoundland and Labrador using a public inquiry under subsection 3.1 of the Public Inquiries Act, 2006, which states: “The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may by order establish a commission of inquiry to inquire and report on a matter that the Lieutenant-Governor in Council considers to be of public concern”.”

 

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