House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador



4th Session – 47th General Assembly



Wednesday, April 29th, 2015


(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 – Address in Reply

Third Reading Bills


2. – Third Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Provide The Public With Access To Information And Protection Of Privacy”. (Bill No. 1)

                                                                                    (Office of Public Engagement)


Second Reading Bills


3. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Canada-Newfoundland And Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Newfoundland And Labrador Act”. (Bill No. 2)

                                                                           (Natural Resources)


4. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Works, Services And Transportation Act”.  (Bill No. 4)

                                                                           (Transportation & Works)




1. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move “That This House Approves in General the Budgetary Policy of the Government.” (Budget Speech)


2. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND PRESIDENT OF TREASURY BOARD − To Move that the House Resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole on Supply to Consider Certain Resolutions Relating to the Granting of  Supply to Her Majesty.

(Bill No. 5)


3. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Hydro Corporation Act, 2007”. (Bill No. 3)


4. – MR. NICK MCGRATH (Labrador West) – To Move:


WHEREAS the people of Newfoundland and Labrador deserve to be served by the most progressive legislature in the Country;


AND WHEREAS greater effectiveness and efficiency can be achieved by the legislature in its service to the people of the Province;


AND WHEREAS modernizing procedures would allow for greater involvement of all MHAs in the legislative process;


BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that this Honourable House supports the reforms of the House championed by the Premier and outlined in the 2015 Speech from the Throne, which include “enhancing the roles of individual Members, reviewing the compensation of Members who hold special positions in the legislature, reviewing MHA pensions, reducing the number of seats and opening legislation to greater scrutiny”.”



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