No.49/2014

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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3rd Session – 47th General Assembly

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 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. – Address in Reply

 

Third Reading Bills

 

2. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Registered Nurses Act, 2008”.  (Bill No. 32)

                                                               (Health and Community Services)

 

 

3. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An Act Respecting The Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission”. (Bill No. 33)

                                       (Finance and President of Treasury Board)

 

MOTIONS

 

1. − 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 Relating to the Advancing or Guaranteeing of Certain Loans made under the Loan and Guarantee Act, 1957”. (Bill No. 31)

 

2. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION AND WORKS – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Works, Services And Transportation Act”. (Bill No. 21)

 

3. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Hydro Corporation Act, 2007”. (Bill No. 28)

 

4. – MR. TOM OSBORNE (St. John’s South) – To Move:

 

WHEREAS the Auditor General found there is no documentation to support the decision to cancel the contract for Project 1-12 between Humber Valley Paving and the Department of Transportation and Works;

 

AND WHEREAS the Auditor General did not receive a response from Humber Valley Paving to its request for information and solicitor-client privilege for the company was not waived;

 

AND WHEREAS the Auditor General was left with many unanswered questions following his review of the cancellation of the contract for Project 1-12;

 

AND WHEREAS a public inquiry would allow an independent third party to require that all public and private parties involved in the contract appear under oath to answer questions;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House urges the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to conduct a full investigation into Humber Valley Paving and the cancellation of Project 1-12 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”.”

 

QUESTIONS

 

1. − MR. ANDREW PARSONS (Burgeo - LaPoile) – To ask the Minister of Justice and Public Safety to lay on the Table of the House the following information:

 

               (a)     reason(s) why the Gunshot and Stab Wound Reporting Act, which was assented to on May 31, 2011, has not been proclaimed;

 

(b)     if determined, the date Government intends to proclaim the Gunshot and Stab Wound Reporting Act and

 

(c)     if produced, a draft of the regulations associated with the Gunshot and Stab Wound Reporting Act.

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