The Nova Scotia Legislature

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Human Resources Committee - Committee Room 1 (1612)

   HANSARD

 

NOVA SCOTIA HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

 

COMMITTEE

 

ON

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

 

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

 

 

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES OFFICE

 

 

 

Appointments to Agencies, Boards and Commissions

 

 

 

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STANDING COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES

 

 

Mr. Bill Horne (Chairman)

Ms. Joyce Treen

Mr. Ben Jessome

Ms. Margaret Miller

Mr. Iain Rankin

Mr. Eddie Orrell

Ms. Karla MacFarlane

Hon. Maureen MacDonald

Hon. Denise Peterson-Rafuse

 

 

 

 

In Attendance:

 

Ms. Kim Langille

Legislative Committee Clerk

 

Mr. Gordon Hebb

Chief Legislative Counsel

 

 

 

 

HALIFAX, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015

 

STANDING COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES

 

9:00 A.M.

 

CHAIRMAN

Mr. Bill Horne

 

MR. CHAIRMAN: Order, please. Welcome to the April 28, 2015, Standing Committee on Human Resources. I’d remind everyone to turn their phones off, and that includes myself.

 

            We’re here today to look at the ABC appointments. I will first ask everyone to introduce themselves.

 

            [The committee members introduced themselves.]

 

            MR. CHAIRMAN: Thank you all for coming this morning, glad to see that everyone is in a good mood and chipper. We have a fairly short committee meeting on the appointments of people to different boards and committees. I don’t think there’s any problem, we should probably start right away.

 

I’m looking for a motion for the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. Ms. Miller.

 

            MS. MARGARET MILLER: Mr. Chairman, I move that Joseph Walsh be appointed to the Eastern Counties Regional Library Board as a member.

 

            Can I do the whole section? Is there any problem?

 

            MR. CHAIRMAN: I believe so, if everybody is agreeable to that.

 

            MS. MILLER: Okay. Mr. Chairman, I move that David W.T. Brattston be appointed to the South Shore Regional Library Board as a member, and that Dr. R. Bruce Dodge and Sharon Ross be appointed to the Nova Scotia Museum Board of Governors as members.

 

            MR. CHAIRMAN: Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

 

            The motion is carried.

 

            Mr. Jessome, if you would honour us with the Department of Labour and Advanced Education members.

 

            MR. BEN JESSOME: It would be my pleasure, Mr. Chairman. I move that the following be appointed to the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency: Scott Blakeney, employer representative member from the motive sector; Luis Clavel, employer representative member from the service sector; T.A. Dickison, employer representative member from the industrial/manufacturing sector; Tim Manuel, employer representative member from the motive sector; Jameal Wall, employee representative member from the construction sector; and Paula Webber, employer representative member from the construction sector.

 

            MR. CHAIRMAN: Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

 

            The motion is carried.

 

            For the E911 Cost Recovery Committee, Ms. Treen.

 

            MS. JOYCE TREEN: Mr. Chairman, I move that Judith A. McPhee and Mark Savory be appointed to the E911 Cost Recovery Committee as members.

 

            MR. CHAIRMAN: Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

 

            The motion is carried.

 

            The Workers’ Compensation Board - Mr. Rankin, would you honour us?

 

            MR. IAIN RANKIN: Mr. Chairman, I move that Jeff Brett and Betty Jean Sutherland be appointed as employee members, and Duncan Williams as an employer member, to the Workers’ Compensation Board.

 

            MR. CHAIRMAN: Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

            The motion is carried.

 

            That completes the ABCs. A couple of issues we’d like to maybe bring forth is the June meeting. The June meeting falls on June 30th and that day is before Canada Day. We’re just wondering if there’s concern on that, if some people want to be home and are going on vacations.

 

            We talked about it a bit and we felt that maybe Tuesday, May 26th might be (Interruption) Sorry, Tuesday, June 23rd. I’m wondering if anybody has any objections to moving it up one week. (Interruptions) Mr. Jessome.

 

            MR. JESSOME: You might not see me here, Mr. Chairman. I have a wedding to go to. (Interruptions) You guys are sweet.

 

            MR. CHAIRMAN: So is there agreement to have the 26th? (Interruptions) The 23rd - I’m thinking of the next meeting date, in May.

 

            MS. TREEN: Are we going to have it at 9:00 a.m. for the out-of-town members?

 

            HON. DENISE PETERSON-RAFUSE: It is much nicer if it’s 9:30 or 10:00; 10:00 a.m. if possible. (Interruptions)

 

            MR. CHAIRMAN: On June 23rd, we’ll have it at 10:00 a.m. Ms. MacFarlane.

 

            MS. KARLA MACFARLANE: I’m looking at May 26th - I don’t believe we’ll be in the Legislature at that point in time. I’m wondering if we can have that meeting at 10:00 a.m. as well.

 

            MR. CHAIRMAN: That’s agreeable to me. Does everyone else agree? Okay, on Tuesday, May 26th we’ll have the meeting at 10:00 a.m., as well as on June 23rd.

 

            At the next meeting, on May 26th, we do have the Department of Education, the SchoolsPlus program, and ABCs, so we will have a presenter at that time.

 

            Are there any other concerns? The meeting is adjourned.

 

            [The committee adjourned at 9:07 a.m.]