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HANSARD 09-32

DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

Speaker: Honourable Charlie Parker

Published by Order of the Legislature by Hansard Reporting Services and printed by the Queen's Printer.

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First Session

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
PRESENTING REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:
Law Amendments Committee,
Mr. David Wilson (Sackville-Cobequid) 2013
Law Amendments Committee,
Mr. David Wilson (Sackville-Cobequid) 2014
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS:
No. 57, Income Tax Act, Mr. H. Theriault 2014
GOVERNMENT BUSINESS:
PUBLIC BILLS FOR THIRD READING:
No. 1, Motor Vehicle Act 2015
Hon. W. Estabrooks 2015
Hon. W. Gaudet 2015
Hon. M. Scott 2016
Hon. W. Estabrooks 2016
Vote - Affirmative 2017
No. 2, Motor Vehicle Act 2018
Hon. W. Estabrooks 2018
Hon. W. Gaudet 2018
Hon. M. Scott 2018
Hon. W. Estabrooks 2019
Vote - Affirmative 2019
No. 4, Engineering Profession Act 2019
Hon. F. Corbett 2019
Vote - Affirmative 2019
Vote - Affirmative
No. 6, HRM by Design Act 2019
Hon. R. Jennex 2020
Mr. A. Younger 2020
Hon. C. Clarke 2020
Hon. R. Jennex 2020
Vote - Affirmative 2020
No. 9, Assessment Act/Municipal Grants Act 2020
Hon. R. Jennex 2021
Mr. A. Younger 2021
Hon. C. Clarke 2021
Hon. R. Jennex 2021
Vote - Affirmative 2022
No. 10, Personal Property Security Act 2022
Hon. R. Jennex 2022
Vote - Affirmative 2022
No. 15, Beneficiaries Designation Act 2022
Hon. F. Corbett 2022
Vote - Affirmative 2023
No. 16, Motor Vehicle Act 2023
Hon. F. Corbett 2023
Vote - Affirmative 2023
No. 25, Motor Vehicle Act 2023
Hon. F. Corbett 2023
Vote - Affirmative 2023
No. 27, Occupational Health and Safety Act 2024
Hon. M. More 2024
Vote - Affirmative 2024
No. 34, Emergency Management Act 2024
Hon. F. Corbett 2025
Vote - Affirmative 2025
No. 40, Labour Standards Code 2025
Hon. M. More 2025
Ms. K. Regan 2026
Hon. M. More 2026
Vote - Affirmative 2026
ADJOURNMENT, House rose to meet again on Mon., Nov. 2nd at 3:00 p.m. 2026

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HALIFAX, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009

Sixty-first General Assembly

First Session

9:00 A.M.

SPEAKER

Hon. Charlie Parker

DEPUTY SPEAKERS

Mr. Gordon Gosse, Hon. Wayne Gaudet, Mr. Alfie MacLeod

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. We'll get today's proceedings underway. We will start the daily routine.

PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS

PRESENTING REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Sackville-Cobequid.

MR. DAVID WILSON (Sackville-Cobequid): Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee on Law Amendments, I am directed to report that the committee has met and considered the following bills:

Bill No. 24 - Pipeline Act.

Bill No. 28 - Education Act.

and the committee recommends these bills to the favourable consideration of the House, without amendments.

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MR. SPEAKER: Ordered that these bills be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on Bills.

The honourable member for Sackville-Cobequid.

MR. DAVID WILSON (Sackville-Cobequid): Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee on Law Amendments, I am directed to report that the committee has met and considered the following bills:

Bill No. 7 - Trade Union Act.

Bill No. 29 - Financial Measures (2009) Act.

Bill No. 38 - Condominium Act.

and the committee recommends these bills to the favourable consideration of the House, with certain amendments.

MR. SPEAKER: Ordered that these bills be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on Bills.

TABLING REPORTS, REGULATIONS AND OTHER PAPERS

STATEMENTS BY MINISTERS

GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Bill No. 57 - Entitled an Act to Amend Chapter 217 of the Revised Statutes of 1989. The Income Tax Act. (Mr. Harold Theriault)

MR. SPEAKER: Ordered that this bill be read a second time on a future day.

NOTICES OF MOTION

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

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HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, would you please call the order of business, Public Bills for Third Reading.

PUBLIC BILLS FOR THIRD READING

MR. SPEAKER: The Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 1.

Bill No. 1 - Motor Vehicle Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

HON. WILLIAM ESTABROOKS: Good morning, Mr. Speaker. It's always an important day when we have the opportunity to make our roads, and the travelling public in this province, safer. We, of course, are dealing with an important piece of legislation, Bill No. 1. I know that there are members in the House who have taken part in the debate, and in addition to that made some good suggestions at the Law Amendments Committee. I would like to thank all members who have been involved in the process.

This is a meaningful piece of legislation; in fact, for one particular member of our Legislature - or maybe a couple, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the MLA for Hants West also - but the MLA for Sackville-Cobequid has been exemplary in his leadership when it came to this particular issue. It's an important issue for him, of course, because of his previous career, as it is for the member for Hants West and his previous career.

This is a good piece of legislation that was badly needed and it will be a great asset to all of us as we recognize these folks who work so hard for us to make Nova Scotia a safer and better place to live. With those comments, I will take my place.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Clare.

HON. WAYNE GAUDET: Mr. Speaker, our caucus is pleased to support this bill. As was said before, this bill will help protect emergency workers, police, paramedics, firefighters and others who respond to emergencies on our roads.

This bill will require motorists to slow down to 60 kilometres or less when drivers go by stopped emergency vehicles that are displaying flashing lights on our highways.

Mr. Speaker, many individuals have raised concerns throughout second reading on this bill. I think the main concern that was raised, if I recall, the question was, how is government planning to enforce this new proposed law? Unfortunately, the government, the minister, did not respond to this question when second reading was wrapped up. Again, that question still needs to be addressed.

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It's wonderful to have this legislation go forward and become law, but then the million-dollar question is, how is the government planning to enforce this new proposed law, Mr. Speaker? So I hope the minister will take this primary concern back to his department before this bill becomes law, and hopefully the government will address this concern and let all Nova Scotians know and let motorists know how they're planning to enforce this law. So with those few comments, I will take my seat.

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MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Cumberland South.

HON. MURRAY SCOTT: Mr. Speaker, it's an honour for me to rise to speak very briefly in regard to our support from this caucus of Bill No. 1. As the minister would know, we've had discussions about highway safety and I am very appreciative of this bill coming forward at this time. I think it's something that has been much needed for a long time and I appreciate the minister ensuring that it gets passed through this session.

I do agree with my honourable colleague to the right that two important issues around this legislation, like all legislation, are enforcement and education. It was a commitment made by the previous government in regard to 250 additional police officers on the street. It goes a long way to ensuring that Acts such as the Motor Vehicle Act are enforced and that police forces have the ability with the additional resources to ensure, in fact, that does happen.

The other part, Mr. Speaker, I think is very important, and I know that the minister in his previous life as an educator would agree to this, is that education around any new legislation in this province is very important, especially with our young people and new young drivers. I hope that his department will take advantage of the opportunity to engage young people, new drivers in this province, to make sure that they understand how important a bill like this is when we have seen highway workers actually killed on the job in Nova Scotia in regard to speed particularly. I know that the emergency workers are looking forward to this legislation passing. So with those few brief comments, I'm very pleased to see this bill go forward and certainly I appreciate the opportunity to speak in support of it.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the minister it will be to close the debate.

The honourable Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

HON. WILLIAM ESTABROOKS: Mr. Speaker, I'm back and I've got a second wind. So make it a third wind. (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please.

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MR. ESTABROOKS: Mr. Speaker, don't encourage them, you're laughing at his jokes. All the member for Cape Breton Centre needs is an audience of one and he'll go on all day.

I thank all members present and, in particular, I want to highlight the member for Clare in his concerns. Those are issues that will be addressed I assure him. I also thank the member for Cumberland South. I noticed the speaker has problems with the fact, that is the member for Cumberland South who just joined in the debate, and for all members present, this is a good piece of legislation. I thank you for your support and with those comments I would move third reading of Bill No. 1.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 1. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

Before I go to the Government House Leader, I believe the Minister of Agriculture wanted to rise on an introduction.

The honourable Minister of Agriculture.

HON. JOHN MACDONELL: Mr. Speaker, if I could draw attention to the east gallery, I guess many members, since they are new members to the House, wouldn't recognize the young lady in the east gallery who was a former Page and a former tour guide to the House, and has to live with the challenge of being my daughter. So if you could give a warm welcome to Lydia MacDonell, I would appreciate it. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Can I second that motion from the member for Cumberland South. For the record, he said she is good looking and intelligent just like her mother.

AN HON. MEMBER: She must be a Tory.

MR. CORBETT: And that's why some amendments don't stand, Mr. Speaker.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

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HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 2.

Bill No. 2 - Motor Vehicle Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

HON. WILLIAM ESTABROOKS: Mr. Speaker, this is a piece of legislation that the member for Cumberland South played a prominent role in, when he was in the position that I'm fortunate enough to now hold. When we formed the government, one of the first commitments that I made to that member, and of course to the motoring public and to MADD Canada, was that this was a piece of legislation that would be brought in by this new government. That is the case and I thank the members for their participation. This is of course an important ongoing serious campaign. We must do everything possible to make sure that drinking and driving - or driving while drinking, if that's the appropriate expression - becomes absolutely socially unacceptable in this province. Hopefully this piece of legislation will continue that campaign.

I thank all members for participating and I thank the previous Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal for his leadership on this issue. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Clare.

HON. WAYNE GAUDET: Mr. Speaker, our caucus is pleased to support this bill. As the minister pointed out in the second reading, this piece of legislation was previously introduced in the Fall of 2008. Unfortunately at that time the bill did not manage to get through the Chamber.

As we all know, drinking and driving on our roads is not allowed but yet, drinking and driving continues to be a leading cause of accidents on our roads. With this bill, certainly it's a step in the right direction in trying to make a difference on our roads and our caucus is pleased to support this bill.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Cumberland South.

HON. MURRAY SCOTT: Mr. Speaker, again on behalf of our caucus, I'm certainly pleased to stand today and to support Bill No. 2, the Motor Vehicle Act. I want to again thank the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal for making this a priority with him, immediately upon taking ownership of that department. Margaret Miller, who is the president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving certainly can attest to the impact that this type of criminal activity has on families. She has been a strong advocate for our province and in this country, someone we're very proud of and I know she is very pleased, as she said at Law Amendments Committee, to see this move forward. I'm very pleased to see this taking

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place and I think it will go a long way to help save lives on the highways of Nova Scotia. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the minister it will be to close debate.

The honourable Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

HON. WILLIAM ESTABROOKS: Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 2.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 2. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 4.

Bill No. 4 - Engineering Profession Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 4.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 4. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 6.

Bill No. 6 - HRM by Design Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

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HON. RAMONA JENNEX: Mr. Speaker, I wish to thank the members of this House for the support they have given to the amendments of HRM by Design. These amendments will result in a more orderly reference between HRM by Design and the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter. As previously stated, these amendments do not change the intent of HRM by Design nor the HRM Charter.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Dartmouth East.

MR. ANDREW YOUNGER: Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Liberal caucus, we're pleased to support these amendments, effectively a renumbering of the Act. I think having the clarity between this and the Halifax Charter certainly is going to make sense and hopefully will reduce the amount of litigation that ends up in the future. I think we all agree - hopefully we all agree by now - that HRM by Design will provide clarity in development in the capital district over the coming years. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Cape Breton North.

HON. CECIL CLARKE: Mr. Speaker, I just want to again convey the support of the Progressive Conservative caucus to the minister and for bringing this housekeeping matter forward. As was indicated, that will provide a more effective streamlining and understanding of the two bills. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the minister it will be to close the debate.

The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

HON. RAMONA JENNEX: Mr. Speaker, I now move third reading of Bill No. 6.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 6. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 9.

Bill No. 9 - Assessment Act/Municipal Grants Act.

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MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

HON. RAMONA JENNEX: Mr. Speaker, I just wanted to say a few words before I move third reading of Bill No. 9.

First, I would like to recognize the fact that this is a bill that was originally put forward by the members of the Progressive Conservative caucus when they were in government. My government recognizes the financial pressures on municipalities, especially during these particularly challenging economic times. That is why we are pleased to put this legislation through which will allow grants in lieu to be paid to municipalities and provincially owned courthouses.

I would like to thank the members opposite for their support of Bill No. 9. I would also like to thank Warden Lloyd Hines who made representation at the Law Amendments Committee in his role as president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. I appreciate his positive and thoughtful comments. With these brief comments, I am pleased to move third reading of Bill No. 9.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Dartmouth East.

MR. ANDREW YOUNGER: Mr. Speaker, again the Liberal caucus is pleased to support this bill as well and we also recognize that the Progressive Conservative Party brought this forward previously.

I think this is an important first step and we look forward to seeing the government address similar issues in other provincial assets over the coming years as it relates to taxation and grants in lieu for municipalities. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Cape Breton North.

HON. CECIL CLARKE: Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Progressive Conservative caucus, I want to thank the minister for her acknowledgement and also to recognize as well that, even with the government in a majority position, to recognize there are good pieces of legislation that are good public policy and to bring those forward. I want to commend the minister and recognize the government for moving forward on this past initiative and we appreciate it being considered here today. Thank you, minister.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the minister it will be to close the debate.

The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

HON. RAMONA JENNEX: Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 9.

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MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 9. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 10.

Bill No. 10 - Personal Property Security Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

HON. RAMONA JENNEX: Mr. Speaker, I would also like to acknowledge the members opposite for bringing this legislation forward. This is bringing things in line at a national and international level. It's basically to clarify things with the Personal Property Security Act.

I move third reading of Bill No. 10. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 10. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

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The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 15.

Bill No. 15 - Beneficiaries Designation Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 15.

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MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 15. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 16.

Bill No. 16 - Motor Vehicle Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 16.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 16. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 25.

Bill No. 25 - Motor Vehicle Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 25.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 25. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

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The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 27.

Bill No. 27 - Occupational Health and Safety Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Labour and Workforce Development.

HON. MARILYN MORE: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise today to call for third reading of Bill No. 27. I want to thank members on both sides of the House for supporting this bill in second reading and for providing valuable input into the process.

The honourable member for Sackville-Cobequid echoed our sentiments when he noted this bill will streamline the occupational health and safety appeal process relating to discriminatory action disputes, eliminating the director's role in directing all appeals to the Occupational Health and Safety appeal panel. As well, Mr. Speaker, if passed, this bill will work to reduce some of the complexity of administrative burden related to discriminatory action appeals, as well as ensure a more timely response for Nova Scotia's employees and employers.

Last but not least, I want to remind those here today that if those involved in the dispute are not satisfied with the appeal panel's decision, they have the option, as always, to take their case to the Court of Appeal on questions of jurisdiction and law, as currently provided for in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

I look forward now to hearing final thoughts about Bill No. 27 from my colleagues, prior to us voting on the question.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker and I move third reading of Bill No. 27.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 27. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 34.

Bill No. 34 - Emergency Management Act.

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MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 34.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 34. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 40.

Bill No. 40 - Labour Standards Code.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Labour and Workforce Development.

HON. MARILYN MORE: Mr. Speaker, I again raise in my place to commence third reading of Bill No. 40, an Act to amend Nova Scotia's Labour Standards Code. I want to thank the members on both sides of the House for their support at second reading.

If passed, Mr. Speaker, Bill No. 40 would provide an unpaid leave for workers who cannot work because of a public emergency, without loss of seniority or benefits. This would be available to workers who are affected by the emergency personally or who need to help a family member. It would also mandate that a worker could not be fired or otherwise punished if they cannot work because of a public emergency. These emergencies might be declared under federal or provincial legislation, upon the direction of a medical officer of health or by regulation.

Mr. Speaker, this bill does more than protect jobs during a public emergency. It protects workers and their colleagues, their employers, their customers, and it protects you, me, and everyone in this place.

These proposed changes to the Labour Standards Code have, at their core, one basic premise - no one should have to worry about losing their job during a public emergency. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Bedford-Birch Cove.

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MS. KELLY REGAN: Mr. Speaker, the Liberal Party is pleased to support these changes to the Act and we feel that it is very important, particularly right now, that people know that their jobs will be secure if they should have to stay home during a health emergency. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the minister it will be to close the debate.

The honourable Minister of Labour and Workforce Development.

HON. MARILYN MORE: Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 40.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 40. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, that ends the government's business for today. I would ask that we now rise to meet on Monday at the hour of 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. After the daily routine, we will be doing Committee of the Whole House on Bills, Address in Reply, and then second reading of Bill Nos. 14, 17, 20, 30, 50, 52 and 54.

I move we now rise, Mr. Speaker.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is to adjourn until 3:00 p.m. on Monday. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

We stand adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on Monday.

[The House rose at 9:39 a.m.]