House of Assembly

Province of Newfoundland & Labrador



3rd Session – 48th General Assembly



Wednesday, March 6th, 2019



(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


2.  – Committee of Ways and Means


(a)  Resolution Relating to the Advancing or Guaranteeing of Certain Loans made under the Loan and Guarantee Act, 1957”. (Bill No. 53)



Bills Referred to Committee of the Whole


3.   – Committee of the Whole on a Bill “An Act To Amend The Fishing Industry Collective Bargaining Act”. (Bill No. 48)

                                                                        (Advanced Education, Skills and Labour)


4.   – Committee of the Whole on a Bill – “An Act Respecting Student Financial Assistance”. (Bill No. 52)

                                                            (Advanced Education, Skills and Labour)             



Second Reading Bills


5.   – Second Reading of a Bill − “An Act To Amend The Management Of Greenhouse Gas Act”.  (Bill No. 27)

                            (Municipal Affairs and Environment)


6.   – Second Reading of a Bill – “An Act Respecting The Supreme Court In the Province”. (Bill No. 47)        

                                    (Justice and Public Safety)


7.   – Second Reading of a Bill – “An Act To Amend The Public Bodies Reporting Act”. (Bill No. 50)

                        (Minister Responsible for Human Resource Secretariat)


           8. – Second Reading of a Bill – “An Act To Amend The Forestry Act”. (Bill No. 51)

                                                            (Fisheries and Land Resources)


9. – Second Reading of a Bill – “An Act To Remove Anomalies And Errors In The Statute Law”. (Bill No. 54)

                                              (Justice and Public Safety)




         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 A Certain Resolution for the Granting of Interim Supply to Her Majesty.  (Bill No. 55)


2. − THE HONOURABLE THE MINISTER OF NATURAL RESOURCES – To ask leave to introduce a Bill entitled, “An Act Respecting The Continuation Of The Oil And Gas Corporation Of Newfoundland And Labrador”. (Bill No. 42)

         3. – MS. LORRAINE MICHAEL (St. John’s East – Quidi Vidi) − To Move:


WHEREAS the PUB has confirmed when Muskrat Falls power comes online in 2021, electricity rates will double to 23 cents a kilowatt hour, but alternatively, keeping current rates will

create an estimated annual budget shortfall of $744 million, restricting Government’s ability to provide the public services people rely on;


AND WHEREAS the Muskrat Falls inquiry is revealing that past and present Governments made disastrous decisions leading to this financial crisis;


AND WHEREAS Government efforts have not resulted in practical solutions other than to direct the PUB to examine rate mitigation options;


AND WHEREAS the PUB can only address part of what needs to be done, and experts have advised Government of the work it must do immediately;


AND WHEREAS the people of the Province have lost confidence in Government’s ability to solve this crucial and complex problem, and need and want all members of the House of Assembly to work together;


BE IT RESOLVED that the House of Assembly urge Government to immediately strike an All-Party Select Committee to work in an open, transparent and collaborative manner on behalf of the people to identify all possible solutions for rate mitigation and the future of Muskrat Falls.”




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