House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador



1st Session – 48th General Assembly



Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016



(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


Second Reading Bills


         2. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Independent Appointments Commission Act”. (Bill No. 45)  (Finance and President of Treasury Board)


         3. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act Respecting Procurement By Public Bodies”.   (Bill No. 46)     (Adjourned)          (Service NL)


         4. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act Respecting The Relocation Of Certain Communities In The Province”. (Bill No. 47)    (Municipal Affairs)


         5. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Hydro Corporation Act, 2007”.     (Bill No. 48)      (Natural Resources)


         6. – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Income Tax Act, 2000 No. 6”.       (Bill No. 49)   (Finance and President of Treasury Board)





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 to  Consider a Resolution Relating to the Advancing or Guaranteeing of Certain Loans made under the Loan and Guarantee Act, 1957”. (Bill No. 41)


         2. — THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF SERVICE NL − To  ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act To Amend The Vital Statistics Act, 2009 No. 2”. (Bill No. 50)




WHEREAS section 85 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 provides that the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner be filled by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council on a resolution of the House of Assembly;


AND WHEREAS section 85 further provides that the Speaker establish a selection committee for that purpose;


AND WHEREAS that selection committee was established and that committee submitted a roster of qualified candidates to the Speaker of the House of Assembly;



AND WHEREAS section 89 provides that the Lieutenant-Governor may, on the recommendation of the House of Assembly Management Commission appoint an acting commissioner if the office becomes vacant;


AND WHEREAS the office was vacated and Mr. Donovan Molloy was on the recommendation of the selection committee appointed in an acting capacity on July 22, 2016;


         NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Mr. Donovan Molloy be appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner.”


         4. – 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.”


         5. – MR. PAUL DAVIS (Topsail – Paradise) − To Move:


         BE IT RESOLVED that any and all agreements respecting Churchill River hydro power shall be brought to the House of Assembly for public debate and Members’ vote prior to ratification.”




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