No.30/2017

 

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

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2nd Session – 48th General Assembly

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

 

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 Labour Relations Act No. 2”.

(Bill No. 17)                                           (Advanced Education, Skills and Labour)

 

Second Reading Bills

 

         3. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act Respecting The Office Of The Auditor General And The Auditing Of The Public Accounts Of The Province”. (Bill No. 1)

                                                        (Government House Leader)

 

         4. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act Respecting An Independent Court Of Appeal In The Province”. (Bill No. 3)

                                        (Justice and Public Safety)

 

         5. Second Reading of a Bill “An Act To Amend The Highway Traffic Act”. (Bill No. 13)

                                                                        (Service NL)

 

     6. Second Reading of a Bill – “An Act To Amend The House Of Assembly Accountability,

Integrity And Administration Act”. (Bill No. 19)                 (Government House Leader)

 

7. – Second Reading of a Bill – “An Act To Amend The Vital Statistics Act, 2009”. (Bill No. 20)       

                                                               (Service NL)

 

MOTIONS

 

1. − THE HONOURABLE THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE LEADER – To Move:

 

“WHEREAS in accordance with section 39 of the House of Assembly Accountability, Integrity and Administration Act, the Commissioner for Legislative Standards has recommended to this Honourable House that the Member for Terra Nova be reprimanded for violating Principles 2 and 11 of the Members’ Code of Conduct;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly concurs with the findings and recommendations of the Commissioner for Legislative Standards and asks that the Member for Terra Nova stand in his place in this House and apologize to this Assembly for his failure and violation as cited by the report of the Commissioner for Legislative Standards”.

 

2. – MS. LORRAINE MICHAEL (St. John’s East – Quidi Vidi) – To Move:

 

            “WHEREAS the Province’s serious financial situation has caused Government to predict a decline in program expenses of 0.85% per annum or $376 million over the next 6 years, which could result in tens of millions of dollars cut from health care each year;

 

AND WHEREAS people are worried their health care system won’t be there for them when they need it;

 

AND WHEREAS this level of cost reduction should not proceed without a comprehensive health sector review, and a plan that will avoid arbitrary, harmful cuts in services;

 

AND WHEREAS the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) has called for an independent, expert review of the Province’s health care facilities and services based on wide consultation in the health sector;

 

AND WHEREAS the NLMA says the review should be tasked with telling Government how to reconfigure the health care system to be smarter, less costly, high quality and focused on patient care and prevention;

 

AND WHEREAS the people of the Province expect the House of Assembly to work together on this issue;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Government undertake an independent, external review of health care, to be conducted by an eminent expert recognized in the field of health care delivery, with the goal of maintaining quality health care into the future.”      

 

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Published under the authority of the Speaker of the

House of Assembly by the Queen’s Printer