House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador



1st Session – 48th General Assembly



Wednesday, March 8th, 2017


(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 Amend The Financial Administration Act No. 2”. (Bill No. 65)                                                                                                                           (Finance and President of Treasury Board)


Bills Referred to Committee of the Whole


         3. – Committee of the Whole on a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Financial Administration Act No. 3”. (Bill 66)                                                 

                                                                        (Finance and President of Treasury Board)


Second Reading Bills


         4. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Health Professions Act”. (Bill No. 69)

                                                (Debate Adj’d.)                   (Health and Community Services)


         5. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act Respecting Patient Safety and Quality Assurance in the Province”. (Bill No. 70)

                                                (Debate Adj’d.)                   (Health and Community Services)




        1. − 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 for the Granting of Interim Supply to Her Majesty. (Bill No. 71)


         2. – MR. JOHN FINN (Stephenville – Port au Port) − To Move:


         WHEREAS Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope on April 12, 1980 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador with a dream of creating awareness of cancer and raising $1,000,000 to find a cure;


         AND WHEREAS Terry Fox, at the age of 21 and having had a leg amputated due to bone cancer, endeavored to run across Canada, covering 5,373 kilometers over 143 days, the equivalent to a 42-kilometre marathon each day until he was forced to stop due to a recurrence of cancer;


         AND WHEREAS after the first 25 days, and with growing encouragement from residents along the way, Terry Fox stopped in Channel-Port aux Basques where that town alone raised $10,000;


         AND WHEREAS the generous response from people in Port aux Basques fired his imagination and a new fundraising goal of one dollar for every Canadian was set;


         AND WHEREAS in the past 36 years, more than $650 million has been raised in Terry Fox’s name to support cancer research;


         AND WHEREAS Terry Fox and his family continue to be an inspiration to school children and communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and around the world;


         AND WHEREAS Terry Fox’s courageous journey began in Newfoundland and Labrador and gave his dream a momentum that endures;


         BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that this Honourable House supports the second Sunday after Labour Day in each year throughout Newfoundland and Labrador to be proclaimed as Terry Fox Day.”


         3. – MR. MARK BROWNE (Placentia West - Bellevue) − To Move:


         WHEREAS impaired driving continues to be the leading criminal cause of death in Canada;


         AND WHEREAS according to a 2013 Statistics Canada study, since 2001 the largest increases in impaired driving in Canada have been in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador;


         AND WHEREAS according to MADD Canada, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16 to 25 year olds, and alcohol and/or drug impairment is a factor in 55% of those crashes;


         THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House urge the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to consider taking further measures to curb impaired driving, such as:


        implementing mandatory interlock systems;

        impounding of vehicles at the warning stage;

        zero tolerance for blood alcohol content above 0% for drivers with less than three years of driving experience; and

        zero tolerance for impairment by illicit drugs for drivers with less than three years of driving experience.”


         4. – MS. GERRY ROGERS (St. John’s  Centre) − To Move:


         WHEREAS the Federal Government has introduced pay equity legislation in the public sector;


         AND WHEREAS pay equity has been proven to not be universally achieved by collective bargaining alone;


         AND WHEREAS lack of pay equity disproportionately affects women and women in Newfoundland and Labrador earn on average 66% of the wages of their male counterparts;


         AND WHEREAS Government needs to give leadership on this issue of fairness to women;


         BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Assembly urge Government to start the process to enact pay equity legislation in the Province.” 




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