No. 2/2010

House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador




3rd Session – 46th General Assembly



Wednesday, March 24th, 2010



(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




1. C Committee of Supply


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

Second Reading Bills


1. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act Respecting The Care And Protection Of Children And Youth”. (Bill No. 1)                                                          (Child, Youth and Family Services)


2. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Income Tax Act, 2000”. (Bill No. 3)                                                                                                    (Finance and President of Treasury Board)


3. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Amend The Provincial Court Act, 1991”. (Bill No. 4)                                                                                                      (Justice and Attorney General)


4. C Second Reading of a Bill C AAn Act To Provide Liability Protection On Portions of Pedestrian Trails”. (Bill No. 5)                                         (Tourism, Culture and Recreation)




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


        “WHEREAS the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Transportation Assistance Program (MTAP) assists residents financially in accessing medical services;


        AND WHEREAS the Medical Transportation Assistance Program’s current criteria do not sufficiently provide the financial support for its residents who must travel to avail of medical services in our Province;


        AND WHEREAS residents of Newfoundland and Labrador have to incur substantial costs in order to access medical facilities in major centres as required;


         AND WHEREAS changes are required to the Medical Transportation Assistance Program in order to lessen the financial burden at a time that is often difficult and stressful for patients and their families;


         AND WHEREAS a petition with over 7,300 signatures was presented to Government on December 4, 2008 asking for changes to the Medical Transportation Assistance program;


         THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Assembly calls upon Government to make changes to the Medical Transportation Assistance Program (MTAP), namely to


·      reimburse gas/mileage for the use of personal vehicles;

·      add meal per diems for those staying with family and friends;

·      increase overall rates to reflect the true financial burden;

·      include coverage for those taking part in clinical trials;

·      waive the $400 deductible faced by those who live on the island portion of the Province; and

·      increase the reimbursement of eligible costs.”




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