No.37/2014

 

  

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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3rd Session – 47th General Assembly

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Wednesday, June 4th, 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

 

Third Reading Bills

 

1. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Mineral Act”. (Bill No. 15)

                                                                                    (Natural Resources)

 

Bills Referred to Committee of the Whole

 

2. – Committee of the Whole on a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Labour Relations Act”.  

(Bill No. 22)                                                                (Service NL)

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 Raising of Loans by the Province. (Bill No. 23)    (Progress)

 

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 GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER – To Move

 

WHEREAS section 42.1 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act provides that the Information and Privacy Commissioner is to be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council on a resolution of the House of Assembly;

 

AND WHEREAS section 42.2 of the Act states that a commissioner may be reappointed;

 

AND WHEREAS the appointment of the current commissioner, Mr. Ed. Ring, expires on June 24, 2014;

 

AND WHEREAS it is proposed that Mr. Ring be reappointed as the commissioner for a term of 2 years;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Mr. Ed Ring be reappointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner for a term of 2 years.”

 

4. – MR. WADE VERGE (Lewisporte) – To Move:

 

WHEREAS our Province is unique in Canada in having its principal population base connected to its neighbours, not by land links, but by marine services;

 

AND WHEREAS the Federal Government is constitutionally obligated under the Terms of Union to maintain the Gulf ferry service;

 

AND WHEREAS following our Province’s entry into Confederation in 1949, the Federal Government enacted the Trans-Canada Highway Act to spearhead the completion of the TCH to give all members of the federation the benefit of a truly national highway to facilitate the flow of people and goods freely and fairly throughout the federation;

 

AND WHEREAS it is unacceptable to view the Gulf ferry service as anything less than an essential and integral component of the Trans-Canada Highway and the National Highway System;

 

AND WHEREAS the cost-recovery and scheduling policies of the federal Crown corporation Marine Atlantic have served to impede the flow of people and to undermine the free trade of goods to and from our Province;

 

AND WHEREAS the Federal Government should be sensitive to the impacts of higher Marine Atlantic prices and fewer crossings on our province’s tourism industry and on the costs of living and doing business in our Province relative to the costs in other provinces;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House calls on the Federal Government to direct and enable Marine Atlantic to reduce user prices and restore transit frequency on the Gulf ferry service.”

 

5. − 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, June 5th, 2014.

 

6. 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, June 5th, 2014.

 

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House of Assembly by the Queen’s Printer