No. 2 /2008


House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador




1st Session – 46th General Assembly



Wednesday, March 12, 2008



(a)    Statements by Members

(b)    Statements by Ministers

(c)    Oral Questions

(d)    Presenting Reports by Standing and Special Committees

(e)    Tabling of Documents

(f)    Notices of Motion

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

(h)    Petitions




1. C Committee of Supply


 (a)   Resolution and Bill No. 2 Respecting the Granting of Interim Supply to Her Majesty.



Second Reading Bill


2. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Labour Standards Act To Provide For Leave For Reservists@. (Bill No. 1)




1. C MS. YVONNE JONES (Cartwright – L’Anse au Clair) C To Move:


            “WHEREAS on February 14th Government ordered the closure of 22 privately run personal care homes in the Province which were non-compliant with a 2003 order, Section 13.1(b) of the Fire Department Act, to install sprinkler systems in their facilities to protect against the threat of fire;


            AND WHEREAS Government stated that the closure of 22 privately run personal care homes was made strictly on the basis of health and safety of the residents of those facilities;


            AND WHEREAS it was recently discovered that several hospitals, long-term care homes and other government run health care facilities in the province do not have sprinkler systems in compliance with Section 13.1(b) of the Fire Prevention Act;


            AND WHEREAS Government has a duty to protect patients and residents from fire and safety hazards at its own health facilities;


            BE IT RESOLVED that this House of Assembly calls upon Government to remove the double-standard that exists between fire regulations at privately run personal care homes and government health care institutions recognizing that fire can occur at any facility;




            THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Government immediately comply with its own fire regulations and install sprinkler systems at government run health care facilities.




Published under the authority of the Speaker of the

House of Assembly by Earl G. Tucker, Queen's Printer