House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador

1st Session -- 45th General Assembly

Wednesday, June 2nd , 2004


(a) Statements by Members

(b) Statements by Ministers

(c) Oral Questions

(d) Presenting Reports by Standing and Special Committees

(e) Notices of Motion

(f) Answers to questions for which notice has been given

(g) Petitions


1. -- Committee of Supply

Bills Referred To Committee Of The Whole House

2. -- Committee of the Whole on a Bill -- "An Act To Amend The Automobile Insurance Act, The Insurance Companies Act And The Highway Traffic Act To Effect Certain Reforms Respecting Automobile Insurance". (Bill No. 30)

3. -- Committee of the Whole on a Bill -- "An Act To Amend The Professional Fish Harvesters Act". (Bill No. 25)

4. -- Committee of the Whole on a Bill -- "An Act To Amend The Schools Act, 1997". (Bill No. 31)

5. -- Committee of the Whole on a Bill -- "An Act To Amend The Provincial Offences Act". (Bill No. 27)

6. -- Committee of the Whole on a Bill -- "An Act To Amend The Fishing Industry Collective Bargaining Act". (Bill No. 26)


1. -- MR. FABIAN MANNING (Placentia & St. Mary's) -- To Move:

"BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House encourages the government to protect the province's children and grandchildren from a massive and unmanageable burden of debt by resolving to do a better job of living within our means."

2. -- MR. GERRY REID (Twillingate & Fogo) -- To Move:

"WHEREAS there has been no comprehensive study which shows reorganization of school boards in this Province will either save money or result in better educational delivery;

AND WHEREAS this restructuring has been undertaken in a hasty and unorganized fashion that could result in many problems within our K-12 education system;

AND WHEREAS political patronage has been used to appoint transitional chairs to replace duly elected school boards;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly calls on government to halt any school board reorganization until proper studies and public input can be obtained."

3. -- MR. EDDIE JOYCE (Bay of Islands) -- To Move:

"WHEREAS the fiscal state of the province has been misrepresented by the provincial conservative government;

AND WHEREAS this misrepresentation is political manoeuvring on the part of government to create a public mood that would enable them to implement their right wing conservative agenda;

AND WHEREAS arts and culture activities contribute to both the economic and social life of this province;

AND WHEREAS the reputation of the art and the culture of this province will be severely damaged;

AND WHEREAS we are in danger of losing valuable and world renowned curators and staff;

AND WHEREAS art currently owned by this province is not properly stored and in danger of being damaged;

AND WHEREAS there is a fine art program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College attracting students from all over North America;

AND WHEREAS local artists used the Provincial Art Procurement Program as a major advantage in promoting local art and helping local artists;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly supports the opening of The Rooms and the Corner Brook Exhibition Centre without delay, as well as a restoration of funds to the provincial government's Art Procurement Program."


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