No.19/2014

 

 

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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3rd Session – 47th General Assembly

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 

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

 

Third Reading Bills

 

         2. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Revenue Administration Act”.  (Bill No. 9)

                                                                        (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

Bills Referred to Committee of the Whole

 

         3. – Committee of the Whole on 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. 6)                 (Progress)                                  (Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

         4. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act Respecting Public Interest Disclosure”. (Bill No. 1)

                                                                                    (Justice)

 

         5. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Mental Health Care And Treatment Act”. (Bill No. 4)

                                                            (Health & Community Services)

 

         6. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Health Professions Act”.   (Bill No. 7)

                                                                                    (Health and Community Services)

 

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. 11)

 

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. 12)

 

4. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend Various Acts Of The Province Respecting The Publication Of A Summary Of A Decision Or Order Of An Adjudication Tribunal”. (Bill No. 8)

 

5. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Income Tax Act, 2000”. (Bill No. 13)

 

6. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF MUNICIPAL AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Establish And Implement A Province-Wide 911 Telephone Service For The Reporting Of Emergencies”. (Bill No. 14)

 

7. − MS. LORRAINE MICHAEL (Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) − To Move:

 

WHEREAS more than two-thirds of minimum wage earners in Newfoundland and Labrador are women, and one-fourth of minimum wage earners are the sole earners in their household;

 

AND WHEREAS the minimum wage is inadequate and does not provide enough money for the necessities of life because a person earning minimum wage working 40 hours a week makes $20,800 a year which is barely above the Low-Income Cut-Off of $19,496, and a working couple with two children are also close to low income;

 

AND WHEREAS in 2012 the Minimum Wage Review Committee recommended an increase in the minimum wage in 2013 to reflect the loss of purchasing power since 2010, and an annual adjustment beginning in 2014 to reflect the Consumer Price Index;

 

AND WHEREAS the Provincial Government instead legislated two 25-cent increases, one in October 2014 and one in October 2015, with no indexing;

 

AND WHEREAS other provinces and territories are continuing to raise their minimum wage and six now have a higher minimum wage than Newfoundland and Labrador;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the House of Assembly urge Government to legislate an increase in the minimum wage in 2014 to reflect the loss of purchasing power since 2010, and make an annual adjustment to the minimum wage beginning in 2015 to reflect the Consumer Price Index.”

 

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House of Assembly by the Queen’s Printer