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HANSARD 07-53

DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

Speaker: Honourable Cecil Clarke

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First Session

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2007

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS:
Educ. - Riverview Rural HS: Mr. A. MacLeod 4813
TABLING REPORTS, REGULATION AND OTHER PAPERS:
Acad. Affs. Programs Report 2007, French-Language Services
Provided by the Government of Nova Scotia,
Hon. C. d'Entremont 4814
STATEMENTS BY MINISTERS:
Colchester - Musquodoboit Valley MLA: Return -
Welcome, The Premier 4814
GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 3037, Legislative Staff: Serv. - Thank, The Premier 4815
Vote - Affirmative 4816
Res. 3038, Cameron-Kelly, Cpt. Mary: Achievements - Praise,
The Premier 4816
Vote - Affirmative 4817
Res. 3039, O'Brien, Sgt. Patrick: RCMP Serv. (35yrs.) - Congrats.,
Hon. M. Scott 4817
Vote - Affirmative 4818
Res. 3040, MacDonald, Jim: Const. Ind. Serv. (65yrs.) - Commend,
Hon. M. Parent 4818
Vote - Affirmative 4818
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS:
No. 198, Executive Council Act, Hon. M. Baker 4819
No. 199, Democracy 250 Act, Hon. M. Baker 4819
No. 200, Assessment Act, Mr. K. Colwell 4819
NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 3041, Atl. Accord: Intent - Re-Commit, Mr. D. Dexter 4823
Vote - Affirmative 4823
Res. 3042, Murphy, Sr. Bernadette: Sisters of Charity Member -
Anniv. (50th), Mr. M. Samson 4823
Vote - Affirmative 4824
Res. 3043, Dill, Hazel: Outstanding Principals Award - Congrats.,
Mr. C. Porter 4824
Vote - Affirmative 4825
Res. 3044, Veterans Independent Prog. - Gov.'t. (Can.):
Commitment - Honour, Mr. David Wilson
(Sackville-Cobequid) 4825
Vote - Affirmative 4826
Res. 3045, Burke, Insp. Myles: Order of Merit - Congrats.,
Mr. Manning MacDonald 4826
Vote - Affirmative 4826
Res. 3046, Bridgewater Hawks Pee Wee B Hockey Team: Title -
Congrats., Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4827
Vote - Affirmative 4828
Res. 3047, Campbell, Emma: New Glasgow Vol. of Yr. - Congrats.,
Mr. P. Dunn 4828
Vote - Affirmative 4828
Res. 3048, Kiwanis Ceilidh Golden K Club - Anniv. (20th),
The Speaker (by Mr. K. Bain) 4829
Vote - Affirmative 4829
Res. 3049, Sykes, Patricia - Glace Bay Food Bank: Vol. Work/
Support - Commend, Mr. David Wilson (Glace Bay) 4829
Vote - Affirmative 4830
Res. 3050, École Par-en-Bas Theatre Group: Accomplishments -
Congrats., Hon. C. d'Entremont 4830
Vote - Affirmative 4831
Res. 3051, Legislative Staff: Serv. - Applaud, Mr. H. Theriault 4832
Vote - Affirmative 4832
Vote - Affirmative
Res. 3052, Military Fam. Resource Ctrs.: Contribution -^
Recognize, Mr. L. Glavine 4833
Vote - Affirmative 4833
Res. 3053, East. Shore - Sm. Bus. Operators: Contribution -
Applaud, Hon. W. Dooks 4833
Vote - Affirmative 4834
Res. 3054, Henri, Elizabeth: Vol. Work - Congrats.,
Mr. M. Samson 4834
Vote - Affirmative 4835
Res. 3055, Wilson, Dave/Fam - Ski Wentworth: Involvement
(60 yrs.) - Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4835
Vote - Affirmative 4836
Res. 3056, Calkin, Garth: N.S. Vol. Awards - Recognition,
Hon. M. Parent 4836
Vote - Affirmative 4837
Res. 3057, Levy, Helen - New Minas Elem. Sch.: Role - Recognize,
Hon. D. Morse 4837
Vote - Affirmative 4837
Res. 3058, Strickland Team: Curling Championship - Congrats.,
Hon. M. Baker 4838
Vote - Affirmative 4838
GOVERNMENT BUSINESS:
PUBLIC BILLS FOR SECOND READING:
Bill No. 198, Executive Council Act, Hon. M. Baker 4839
Hon. M. Baker 4839
Vote - Affirmative 4839
Bill No. 199, Democracy 250 Act, Hon. M. Baker 4839
Hon. M. Baker 4840
Vote - Affirmative 4840
PUBLIC BILLS FOR THIRD READING:
Bill No. 198, Executive Council Act, Hon. M. Baker 4841
Bill No. 199, Democracy 250 Act, Hon. M. Baker 4841
Vote - Affirmative 4841
HOUSE RESOLVED INTO CWH ON SUPPLY AT 10:01 a.m. 4841
HOUSE RECONVENED AT 10:31 a.m. 4841
REPORT OF CWH ON SUPPLY [Rule 62 G(1)]:
Motion to Concur 4841
Vote - Affirmative 4841
[INTRODUCTION OF BILLS]
No. 201, Appropriations Act, 2007, Hon. M. Baker 4842
[PUBLIC BILLS FOR SECOND READING]
No. 201, Appropriations Act, 2007, Hon. M. Baker 4842
[PUBLIC BILLS FOR THIRD READING]
No. 201, Appropriations Act, 2007, Hon. M. Baker 4842
Vote - Affirmative 4844
No. 158, Financial Measures (2007) Act 4844
Hon. M. Baker 4844
Mr. D. Dexter 4844
Mr. M. Samson 4847
Hon. M. Baker 4851
Vote - Affirmative 4852
HOUSE RECESSED AT 11:03 a.m. 4852
HOUSE RECONVENED AT 11:46 a.m. 4852
ARRIVAL OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 4853
BILLS GIVEN ROYAL ASSENT:
Nos. 102, 105, 106, 136, 137, 138, 141, 144, 145, 146, 158, 4853
163, 166, 168, 170, 189, 195, 197, 198, 199, 201 4854
ADJOURNMENT, House rose to meet again at the call of the Speaker 4856
NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3):
Res. 3059, Legislative Staff: Serv. - Thank, The Premier 4857
Res. 3060, Sch. Bus Drivers/Operators: Work - Recognize,
Hon. M. Scott 4857
Res. 3061, Boyle, Willie - Prov./Vol. Awards: Recognition -
Congrats., Mr. E. Fage 4858
Res. 3062, Ron Elliott Mem. Hockey Tournament: Organizers -
Congrats., Mr. E. Fage 4859
Res. 3063, Thompson, Barb - DesBrisay Museum: Position -
Congrats., Mr. E. Fage 4859
Res. 3064, Foster, Art (Sonny): Caring Cdn. Award - Congrats.,
Mr. E. Fage 4860
Res. 3065, Clare Acadiens Bantam B Hockey Team/ Coaches:
SEDMHA Tournament - Congrats., Mr. W. Gaudet 4861
Res. 3066, Clare Acadiens Midget A Hockey Team: Prov.
Championship - Congrats., Mr. W. Gaudet 4861
Res. 3067, Clare Acadiens Midget A Hockey Team/Coaches:
SEDMHA - Congrats., Mr. W. Gaudet 4862
SEDMHA - Congrats., Mr. W. Gaudet
Res. 3068, Mullen, Robin - Can. Winter Games: Participation -
Congrats., Mr. W. Gaudet 4862
Res. 3069, Havelock Wesleyan Church - Anniv. (100th),
Mr. W. Gaudet 4863
Res. 3070, Thompson, Ross - Student: Musical Talents
Dedication - Acknowledge, Hon. D. Morse 4863
Res. 3071, Berwick Rebekah Lodge - Anniv. (100th),
Mr. L. Glavine 4864
Res. 3072, Henley, Tom: Berwick Vol. of Yr. - Congrats.,
Mr. L. Glavine 4864
Res.3073, Jarda, Olivier: Rhodes Scholarship - Congrats.,
Mr. L. Preyra 4865
Res. 3074, Atwell, Yvonne - Who's Who in Black Canada:
Inclusion - Congrats., Mr. L. Preyra 4865
Res. 3075, Farrell, Faith - Newspaper Article: Publication -
Congrats., Mr. David Wilson (Glace Bay) 4866
Res. 3076, Coal Town Chorus - Anniv. (25th), Mr. David Wilson
(Glace Bay) 4867
Res. 3077, McKenzie Ann Marie - Glace Bay Bereaved Mothers
Group/Scholarship: Establishment - Commend,
Mr. David Wilson (Glace Bay) 4867
Res. 3078, Tingley, Paul - Florida Disabled/Open Mid-Winter
Regatta: Success - Congrats., Ms. D. Whalen 4868
Res. 3079, HRM: Waste Diversion Plan - Congrats.,
Ms. D. Whalen 4868
Res. 3080, LeBlanc, Justin - Hfx. Hawks: Final Game Success -
Congrats., Ms. D. Whalen 4869
Res. 3081, Whalen, Stewart - Hfx. Hawks: Final Game Success -
Congrats., Ms. D. Whalen 4869
Res. 3082, Hfx. Int'l. Writers' Fest.: Celebration (3rd) - Congrats.,
Ms. D. Whalen 4870
Res. 3083, Gilson, Jane - EMO: Serv. (10 yrs.) - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4870
Res. 3084, Marsh, Darrell - EMO: Contribution - Acknowledge,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4871
Res. 3085, Cluett, William S.: Lunenburg Town Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Hon. M. Baker 4871
Congrats., Hon. M. Baker
Res. 3086, McKiel, Dr. George: Mun./Dist. of Lunenburg Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Baker 4872
Res. 3087, Bardon, Vicki: Mahone Bay Vol. of Yr. - Congrats.,
Hon. M. Baker 4872
Res. 3088, New Germany Elem. Sch. - Learning Experience:
Contribution - Congrats., Hon. M. Baker 4873
Res. 3089, Nelson, Kelly: Fellow Accountants (N.S.) Chartered -
Congrats., Hon. M. Baker 4873
Res. 3090, Wagner, Kathryn/Robar, Samantha/Oickle, Doreen:
Fundraising - Congrats., Hon. M. Baker 4874
Res. 3091, Paris, Herb - Commun. Spirit/Vol. Work: Best Wishes -
Send, Mr. P. Dunn 4874
Res. 3092, Northen, Jim/Vol. Exec. - Albion Boxing Club:
Assistance - Congrats., Mr. P. Dunn 4875
Res. 3093, Trenholm Jake: Trenton Vol. of Yr. - Congrats.,
Mr. P. Dunn 4875
Res. 3094, Nielsen Glenn, Lorri - HRM Poet Laureate: Continued
Success - Wish, Ms. D. Whalen 4876
Res. 3095, Borden, Haley/Peters, Stacey/MacKenzie, Meagan/
Jewell, Amanda: RRFB Contest - Congrats.,
Mr. C. MacKinnon 4876
Res. 3096, Gordon, Marlee: RRFB Contest - Congrats.,
Mr. C. MacKinnon 4877
Res. 3097, Saulnier, Chantal : RRFB Contest - Congrats.,
Mr. C. MacKinnon 4877
Res. 3098, Veinot, Cameron: Track Competition - Record-Breaking
Win, Ms. V. Conrad 4878
Res. 3099, Corbett, Clyde - Retail Bus.: Serv. - Recognize,
Ms. V. Conrad 4878
Res. 3100, Reddick, Const. Charles - Afghanistan Mission: Lunch -
Wish, Ms. V. Conrad 4879
Res. 3101, Liverpool Reg. HS/Greenfield Elem. Sch.: Recycling
Award - Congrats., Ms. V. Conrad 4879
Res. 3102, Keans, Janessa - Nat'l. Figure Skating Comp.: Luck -
Wish, Ms. V. Conrad 4880
Res. 3103, Ista, Pablo - Hockey: Challenges - Recognize,
Ms. V. Conrad 4880
Ms. V. Conrad
Res. 3104, Gordon, Kristen/Liverpool Atom B. Cougars: Prov.
Championships - Congrats., Ms. V. Conrad 4881
Res. 3105, Liverpool Curling Club - Scottie Tournament of Hearts:
Hosting - Congrats., Ms. V. Conrad 4881
Res. 3106, Liverpool Atom A Cougar Midget Hockey Team/
Coaches: Winning Efforts - Recognize, Ms. V. Conrad 4882
Res. 3107, N. Queens Residents - Elem. Sch. Fundraising -
Recognize, Ms. V. Conrad 4882
Res. 3108, Fergus, Cam: Athletic Achievements - Congrats.,
Mr. G. Gosse 4883
Res. 3109, Pavelec, Andre: Goaltenders Achievements -
Congrats., Mr. G. Gosse 4883
Res. 3110, First Baptist Church (Dart.) Youth Group/Leaders:
Argentina Trip - Congrats., Ms. M. More 4884
Res. 3111, First Baptist Church/Univ. Students: Nigeria Trip -
Congrats., Ms. M. More 4884
Res. 3112, Wilkins, Gil & Maureen - Dart. Gen. Hosp. Fundraising
Campaign: Sponsorship - Congrats., Ms. M. More 4885
Res. 3113, W. Hants Midget A Hockey Team: Work Ethic/Competitive
Spirit - Applaud, Mr. C. Porter 4885
Res. 3114, Hazel, Mr. Claire: Accomplishments - Applaud,
Mr. C. Porter 4886
Res. 3115, Burns, Emily - Can. Winter Games: Participation -
Congrats., Mr. C. Porter 4886
Res. 3116, Langille, Daryl - N.S. Vol. Awards: Recognition -
Thank, Mr. C. Porter 4887
Res. 3117, Clark, Coach Glen/Hantsport Bantam Girls Basketball
Team: Championship - Congrats., Mr. C. Porter 4887
Res. 3118, Hagman, Doris - Avon Emporium/Shipwright Inn:
Best Rest. of Yr. (2006) - Congrats., Mr. C. Porter 4888
Res. 3119, Bower, Edith - McKay Mem. Lib.: Vol. Efforts -
Congrats., Mr. S. Belliveau 4888
Res. 3120, Christie, Heidi - Forest Ridget Acad. Elem. Sch.: Vol.
Work - Congrats., Mr. S. Belliveau 4889
Res. 3121, Lockeport Reg. HS Sr. Girls Basketball Team:
Championship - Congrats., Mr. S. Belliveau 4889
Res. 3122, Shelburne Co. Flames Hockey Team: Atom A Prov.
Championships - Congrats., Mr. S. Belliveau 4890
Championships - Congrats., Mr. S. Belliveau
Res. 3123, Webb, Wallace - Birthday (100th), Mr. S. Belliveau 4890
Res. 3124, Lockeport Reg. HS Sr. Boys Basketball Team:
Championship - Congrats., Mr. S. Belliveau 4891
Res. 3125, Hatfield, Shaun: Vol. Efforts - Congrats.,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4891
Res. 3126, Malone, Gregory: Cancer Support - Vol. - Congrats.,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4892
Res. 3127, Doane, Adam: Vol. Efforts - Congrats.,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4892
Res. 3128, d'Eon, Kendra: Accomplishments - Congrats.,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4893
Res. 3129, Shelburne Vol. FD: Firefighters - Commend,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4893
Res. 3130, Sable River Vol. FD: Firefighters - Commend,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4894
Res. 3131, North West Hbr. Vol. FD: Firefighters - Commend,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4894
Res. 3132, Port La Tour Vol. FD: Firefighters - Commend,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4895
Res. 3133, Little Hbr. Vol. FD: Firefighters - Commend,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4895
Res. 3134, Jordan Vol. FD: Firefighters - Commend,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4896
Res. 3135, Ingomar Roseway Vol. FD: Firefighters - Commend,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4896
Res. 3136, Churchover Gunning Cove Vol FD: Firefighters -
Commend, Mr. S. Belliveau 4897
Res. 3137, Woods Hbr. Vol. FD: Firefighters - Commend,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4898
Res. 3138, Shag Hbr. Vol. FD: Firefighters - Commend,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4898
Res. 3139, Port Clyde Vol. FD: Firefighters - Commend,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4899
Res. 3140, Barrington 7E Vol. FD: Firefighters - Commend,
Mr. S. Belliveau 4899
Res. 3141, Sullivan, David: Truro Daily News Vol. of Wk. -
Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4900
Congrats., Hon. J. Muir
Res. 3142, MacKay, Edward: Bible Hill: Rep. Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4900
Res. 3143, Works, Nancy: Bible Hill Golden Long-Term Serv.
Award - Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4901
Res. 3144, Smith, Doreen Bible Hill: Golden Long-Term Serv.
Award - Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4902
Res. 3145, Ramsay, Eulah: Bible Hill Golden Long-Term Serv.
Award - Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4902
Res. 3146, Bradley, Faye: Bible Hill Long-Term Serv. Award -
Congrats, Hon. J. Muir 4903
Res. 3147, MacCullum, Beatrice: Bible Hill Continuous Serv.
Award - Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4903
Res. 3148, Hazelton, Janet: Bible Hill Continuous Serv. Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4904
Res. 3149, Parker, Vicki: Bible Hill Continuous Serv. Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4904
Res. 3150, Wright, Charles: Bible Hill Continuous Serv. Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4905
Res. 3151, Porter, Karen: Bible Hill Special Recognition Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4905
Res. 3152, MacNutt, River: Bible Hill Young Achievers Serv.
Award - Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4906
Res. 3153, LaForest, Krystal-Lynn: Bible Hill Young Achievers Serv.
Award - Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4906
Res. 3154, Century Honda/Hyundai: Bible Hill Corporate Serv. Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4907
Res. 3155, Tim Hortons: Bible Hill Corporate Serv. Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 4908
Res. 3156, Burgess Team: Curling Achievements - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Muir 4908
Res. 3157, Forbes, Mae: Bridgewater Vol. of Yr. - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4909
Res. 3158, Stabenow, Annicka/Wagner, Emma-Sue/Thomas,
Bronwen/Haward, Geneva: Player of the Game - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4909
Res. 3159, Bridgewater Girls Hockey Team/Coaches: Fair Play
Award - Congrats., Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4910
Award - Congrats., Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson
Res. 3160, Feener, Shaun: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4910
Res. 3161, Fancy, Garret: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4911
Res. 3162, Mann, Graham: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4911
Res. 3163, Hanlon, Jeff: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4912
Res. 3164, Corkum, Linden: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4912
Res. 3165, Vanwhchen, Matt: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4913
Res. 3166, Frier, Moira: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4913
Res. 3167, Pyke, Ryan: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4914
Res. 3168, Rhodenhizer, Ryan: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4914
Res. 3169, Lake, Taylor: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4915
Res. 3170, Walter, Tobias: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4915
Res. 3171, Patterson, Liam: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4916
Res. 3172, Lunn, Alysa: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4916
Res. 3173, DeMone, Avery: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4917
Res. 3174, White, Kris: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4917
Res. 3175, Lenihan, Evan: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4918
Res. 3176, Wentzell, Devyn: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4918
Res. 3177, Hathaway, Gavin: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4919
Res. 3178, Acker, Madison: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4919
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson
Res. 3179, Bustin, Mathew: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4920
Res. 3180, MacNeil, Nigel: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4920
Res. 3181, Clahane, Philip: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4921
Res. 3182, Wentzell, Amber: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4921
Res. 3183, Hennan, James: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4922
Res. 3184, Mader, Cory: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4922
Res. 3185, Tenwolde, Brad: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4923
Res. 3186, Landry, Travis: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4923
Res. 3187, Landry, Spencer: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4924
Res. 3188, Burton, Sarah: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4924
Res. 3189, Gillis, Patrick: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4925
Res. 3190, Quigley, Matt: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4925
Res. 3191, Prudence, Josh: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4926
Res. 3192, Robitaille, Marcel: Hockey Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 4926
Res. 3193, Paulton, Doug - St. Margarets Bay Chamber of
Comm.: Pres. - Election, Hon. J. Streatch 4927
Res. 3194, Collicutt, Ernie: Commun. Work - Thank,
Hon. J. Streatch 4927
Res. 3195, Latremouille, Louise - Book Tour: Best Wishes -
Extend, Hon. J. Streatch 4928
Res. 3196, Athenaeum Soc. (N.S.): Cultural Landscape - Role,
Hon. J. Streatch 4928
Res. 3197, Rafuse, Charlene: Vol. Work - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Streatch 4929
Hon. J. Streatch
Res. 3198, Norwood, Edmund (Ned): Commun. Work - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Streatch 4929
Res. 3199, Heisler, Elizabeth: Commun. Work - Thank,
Hon. J. Streatch 4930
Res. 3200, Bremner, Hilda: Commun. Work - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Streatch 4930
Res. 3201, Elliott, Iris: Commun. Work - Thank,
Hon. J. Streatch 4931
Res. 3202, Richardson, Kathleen: Commun. Work - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Streatch 4931
Res. 3203, Aiken, Lisa: Commun. Work - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Streatch 4932
Res. 3204, Boutilier, Verna: Commun. Work - Thank,
Hon. J. Streatch 4932
Res. 3205, LePage, Ray: Commun. Work - Thank,
Hon. J. Streatch 4933
Res. 3206, Christo, Maxine: Commun. Work - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Streatch 4933
Res. 3207, Mosher, Allan: Commun. Work - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Streatch 4934
Res. 3208, Mombourquette, Allison - Forum for Young
Canadians: Attendance - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4934
Res. 3209, Boudreau, Delores: SoulNudge Creates! Award,
Mr. M. Samson 4935
Res. 2110, Harrietha, Denise - N.S. Biathlon Team Rep.:
Selection - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4935
Res. 3211, Kehoe, Dianne: Teaching Excellence Award -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4936
Res. 3212, Marchand, Julie: RBC Leo Award - Congrats.,
Mr. M. Samson 4936
Res. 3213, Gillis, Kelly - 200th Kilt: Production - Congrats.,
Mr. M. Samson 4937
Res. 3214, MacIsaac, Rosemary - 1,000th Kilt: Production - Congrats.,
Mr. M. Samson 4937
Res. 3215, Boudreau, Terrilyn - Historica Remembrance Summit:
Participation - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4938
Res. 3216, Corkum, Steven - Historica Remembrance Summit:
Participation - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4938
Participation - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson
Res. 3217, Boudreau, Samuel - Historica Remembrance Summit:
Participation - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4939
Res. 3218, Mathew, Carter - Historica Remembrance Summit:
Participation - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4939
Res. 3219, Martell, Kendra - Historica Remembrance Summit:
Participation - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4940
Res. 3220, Campbell, Andrew - Historica Remembrance Summit:
Participation - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4940
Res. 3221, Samson, Andre - Historica Remembrance Summit:
Participation - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4941
Res. 3222, LeBlanc, Arthur: Bravery - Recognize,
Mr. M. Samson 4942
Res. 3223, LeFort, Claude: Bravery - Recognize,
Mr. M. Samson 4942
Res. 3224, LeBlanc, Emile: Bravery - Recognize,
Mr. M. Samson 4943
Res. 3225, Gillis, Greg: Bravery - Recognize,
Mr. M. Samson 4943
Res. 3226, LeBlanc, Myles: Bravery - Recognize,
Mr. M. Samson 4944
Res. 3227, Britten, Allie: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4944
Res. 3228, Symonds, Cassia: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4945
Res. 3229, MacDonald, David: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4945
Res. 3230, David, Emily: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4946
Res. 3231, Landry, Emily: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4946
Res. 3232, Samson, Erin: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4947
Res. 3233, Dorey, Gabrielle: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4947
Res. 3234, Boudreau, Glenn: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4948
Res. 3235, Samson, Jamie: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4949
Mr. M. Samson
Res. 3236, Samson, Kallie: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4949
Res. 3237, Marryatt, Laura: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4950
Res. 3238, Boudreau, Leah: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4950
Res. 3239, Hearn, Liam: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4951
Res. 3240, DeCoste, Logan: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4951
Res. 3241, Boudreau, Micailah: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4952
Res. 3242, Scanlon, Nathan: Zippety Zoo - Publication,
Mr. M. Samson 4952
Res. 3243, Dodge, Annie: Black River United Church Women Vol.
of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4953
Res. 3244, Gunn, David: Black River United Church Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4953
Res. 3245, Landry, Douglas: Camp Rankin Assoc. Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4954]" NAME="I[Page Roman">4954]">Roman">4954
Res. 3246, Doyle, Claire: Cdn. Cancer Soc. Isle Madame/Louisdale
Unit - Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4954]" NAME="I[Page Roman">4954]">Roman">4954
Res. 3247, Martell, Sandra: Cdn. Cancer Soc. Unit 53 Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4955
Res. 3248, Richard, Pam: Cdn. Red Cross Isle Madame Br. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4955
Res. 3249, Martell, Shirley: Centre La Picasse Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4956
Res. 3250, Doucette, Quentin: Chapel Island Bond Council Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4957
Res. 3251, Marshall, Shauna: Chapel Island Cap Site Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4957
Res. 3252, Samson, Lena: Coopérative Radio Richmond Ltée Vol.
of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4958
Res. 3253, Samson, Magdalen: Cté des Femmes en Marche de
Richmond Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4958
Res. 3254, Bonin, Claire: D'Escousse Civic Import. Soc. Vol.
of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4959
of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson
Res. 3255, Kehoe, George: Dev. Isle Madame Assoc. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4960
Res. 3256, Burke, Treka: Dr. W. B. Kingston Mem. Clinic Vol.
of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4960
Res. 3257, Carter, Ann: E. Richmond ATV Ricers Soc. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4961
Res. 3258, Scanlan, Lynn: Felix Marchand Educ. Ctr. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4961
Res. 3259, Joyce Janice: Fes. Acadien de Petit-de-Grat - Vol.
of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4962
Res. 3260, MacLeod, Annabel: Fourchu Dev. Assoc. Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4962
Res. 3261, MacKillop, Lexina: Grand River Seniors Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4963
Res. 3262, MacRae, Lumina: Head of the Bay Seniors Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4963
Res. 3263, Sampson, Carol: Holy Guardian Angel Pastoral Parish
Coun. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4964
Res. 3264, Linden, Cathy: Isle Madame Commun. Venture Ctr.
Assoc. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4964
Res. 3265, Cannon, Joan: Isle Madame Tourism & Trade Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4965
Res. 3266, Doucette, Jeannie: Barra Head Immaculate Conception
Church Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4965
Res. 3267, Babin, Lisa: Immaculate Conception Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4966
Res. 3268, Morgan, Colleen: Island View Health Serv. Auxiliary
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4966
Res. 3269, Boudrot, Don: Isle Madame Hist. Soc. Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4967
Res. 3270, Starkey, Edward: Isle Madame KOC Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4967
Res. 3271, Martell, Olive: Isle Madame New Horizons Seniors
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4968
Res. 3272, Kehoe, Adolphe: Isle Madame Trails Assoc. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4968
Res. 3273, Richard, Steve: Isle Madame Vol. FD Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4969
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson
Res. 3274, Hill, Gloria: Janvrin's Fest. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats.,
Mr. M. Samson 4969
Res. 3275, Gaudet, Mathilda: Janvrin's Island Club 55-Plus Vol.
of Yr. Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4970
Res. 3276, Hill, Pearl: Janvrin's Island Commun. Ctr. Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4970
Res. 3277, Harker, Johnny: L'Ardoise & Area Vol. FD Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4971
Res. 3278, Burkey, Marie: L'Ardoise Cap Site Vol. of Yr. -
Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4971
Res. 3279, Samson, René: L'Ardoise Econ. Assoc. For. Dev. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4972
Res. 3280, Mombourquette, Mary Anne: L'Ardoise Jolly Club Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4972
Res. 3281, Pilon, Marie: L'Ardoise Soc. Club Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4973
Res. 3282, Sampson, Charlie: L'Ardoise Men's Club Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4973
Res. 3283, Gagnon Emprise - L'Ardoise Vol. FD Ladies Auxiliary
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4974
Res. 3284, Boudreau, Dion: Little Anse/Sampson's Cove Soc.
Action Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4974
Res. 3285, Carter, Dillon: Lakeside 4-H Club Vol. of Yr. - Congrats.,
Mr. M. Samson 4975
Res. 3286, Carter, Shirley: Lakeside Commun. Assoc. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4975
Res. 3287, Bennett, Glenn: Lennox Passage Yacht Club Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4976
Res. 3288, Landry, Cyprian: Les Amis de La Picasso Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4976
Res. 3289, Brown, Brian: Loch Lamond Vol. FD Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4977
Res. 3290, Marchand, Jerry: Louisdale & Dist. Vol. FD. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4977
Res. 3291, McInnis, Nicole: Louisdale Lions Club Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4978
Res. 3292, Samson, Gabrielle: Maison des Jeunes Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4978
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson
Res. 3293, Britten, Tena: N. Isle Madame Seniors Club Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4979
Res. 3294, Rowe, Gordon: North Side Commun. Improvement
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4980
Res. 3295, Carter, Stuwart: Oceanview Wildlife Soc. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4980
Res. 3296, LeBlanc, Carmella: Our Lady of Assumption CWL
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4981
Res. 3297, MacDonald, George: Point Tupper Heritage Soc.
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4981
Res. 3298, Chilvers, Sharon: River Bourgeois Commun. Serv.
Soc. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4982
Res. 3299, Peeples, Lillian: RCL Br. 47 St. Peter's Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4982
Res. 3300, McManus, Peter: RCL Br. 110 L'Ardoise Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4983
Res. 3301, McNamara Boudreau, Jennie: RCL 150 Ladies Auxiliary
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4983
Res. 3302, Goyetche, Donald Francis: RCL Br. 150 Isle Madame
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4984
Res. 3303, Marchand, Genevieve: RCL Br. 47 Ladies Auxiliary -
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4984
Res. 3304, Touesnard, Edwina: Richmond Acad. Home & Sch.
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4985
Res. 3305, MacEachern, Dorraine: Richmond Co. 4-H Leaders
Coun. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4985
Res. 3306, Landry, Claude: Richmond Co. Early Childhood Educ.
Assoc. Lts. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4986
Res. 3307, Budden, Romanda: Richmond Co. Home Support
Services Soc. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4986
Res. 3308, Burke, Kelly: Richmond Academy Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4987
Res. 3309, Diggdon, Rodney: Richmond Arena Assoc. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4987
Res. 3310, Morgan, Lester: Richmond Commun. Access Soc. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4988
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson
Res. 3311, Romain, Debbie: Richmond Commun. Literacy Network
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4988
Res. 3312, Boudreau, Donna: Richmond Minor Baseball Assoc.
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4989
Res. 3313, Marchand, John: Richmond Minor Hockey Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4989
Res. 3314, MacRae, Tamara: Richmond Skating Club Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4990
Res. 3315, Queens, Eva: Richmond Villa Auxiliary Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4990
Res. 3316, Doary, Raymond: River Bourgeois Econ. Dev. Assoc.
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4991
Res. 3317, Boudreau, Susan: River Bourgeois Seniors 50-Plus Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4991
Res. 3318, Burke, Wanda: River Bourgeois Tech. & Training
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4992
Res. 3319, McNamara, Blair: Rivervale Commun. Serv. Soc.
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4992
Res. 3320, Beaton, Damien: Rivervale Computer Ctr. Soc. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4993
Res. 3321, Samson, Billy: Rocky Bay Athletic Club Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4993
Res. 3322, Desimone, Tina: Salmon River Commun. Assoc. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4994
Res. 3323, Samson, Keith: Scotch Cove Bike Club Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4994
Res. 3324, Landry, Reg: Scottish County Dance Group, St. Peter's
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4995
Res. 3325, Begg, Ross: S. Mountain Arm of Gold Assoc. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4995
Res. 3326, Bourque, Janet: Strait Area Mutual Aid Ground Search &
Rescue Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4996
Res. 3327, Britten, Rebecca: St. Hyacinth's Parish Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4996
Res. 3328, Rideout, Brenda: St. Anne Commun. & Nursing Care
Ctr. Ladies Auxiliary Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4997
Res. 3329, George, Shirley: St. Anne Commun. & Nursing Care
Ctr. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4997
Ctr. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson
Ctr. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson
Res. 3330, King, Lorraine: St. Francis de Sales Parish Council
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4998
Res. 3331, Proctor, RoseAnn: St. Francis de Sales CWL Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4998
Res. 3332, Doary, Henrietta: St. John the Baptist Parish Council
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4999
Res. 3333, Cunningham, Valerie: St. John the Baptist CWL Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 4999
Res. 3334, Samson, Aline: St. Joseph's CWL Petit de Grat - Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5000
Res. 3335, Field, Yvonne: St. Louis CWL, Louisdale, Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5000
Res. 3336, Landry, Clarence: St. Louis Parish Coun. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5001
Res. 3337, Sampson, Alfred: St. Peter's Early Childhood Educ.
Ctr. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5001
Res. 3338, McIntosh, Richard: St. Peter's Village on the Canal
Assoc. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5002
Res. 3339, Terrio, Terence: St. Peter's & Dist. Vol FD Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5002
Res. 3340, Carter, Doris: St. Peter's Catholic Church Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5003
Res. 3341, MacEwen, Marcia: St. Peter's Commun. Club Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5003
Res. 3342, Parade, Catherine: St. Peter's Lions Club Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5004
Res. 3343, Digout, Lawrence: St. Peter's Lions Club Marina Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5004
Res. 3344, Berthier-Sampson, Darlene: St. Peter's Roadside
Attractions Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5005
Res. 3345, Penny, Jean: St. Peter's/Sampsonville Terry Fox Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5005
Res. 3346, Martell, Pam: St. Peter's Village Comm'n. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5006
Res. 3347, Henri, Elizabeth: Strait Richmond Commun. Health Bd.
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5006
Res. 3348, O'Hearn, Lillian: Strait Richmond Palliative Care Soc.
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5007
Res. 3349, Sutherland, Frank: Strait Richmond health Care Fdn.
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5007
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson
Res. 3350, O'Melia, Debbie: Tellie Commun. TV. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5008
Res. 3351, LeBlanc, Judy: Terry Fox Fdn. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5008
Res. 3352, Diggdon, Shannon - W. Arichat & Dist. Village Circle:
Soc. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5009
Res. 3353, Cresine, Jean: W. Bay Commun. Assoc. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5009
Res. 3354, MacAskill, Linda: W. Bay Pastoral Charge United Church
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5010
Res. 3355, O'Brien, Marjorie: W. Bay UCW Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5010
Res. 3356, Bragan, Vicky: W. Bay United Church Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5011
Res. 3357, Scanlon, Delima: W. Richmond Educ. Ctr. Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5011
Res. 3358, Samson, Helen: St. Johns Ambulance Therapy Dog
Prog. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5012
Res. 3359, Calder, Annie: Bonnie Brae Seniors Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5012
Res. 3360, MacLeod, John James: Framboise Commun. Assoc.
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5013
Res. 3361, Cameron, Glenden: Grand River Vol. FD Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5013
Res. 3362, Boudreau, Sylvia: Louisdale Lioness Club Vol. of
Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5014
Res. 3363, Sampson, Bernadette: Strait Richmond Hosp. Advisory
Bd. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Mr. M. Samson 5014
Res. 3364, King Fam.: Vol. Serv. - Congrats.,
Hon. M. Scott 5015
Res. 3365, Oxford Scotiabank: Commun. Dedication - Congrats.,
Hon. M. Scott 5015
Res. 3366, McCulloch, Alex: Vol. Efforts - Congrats.,
Hon. M. Scott 5016
Res. 3367, Williams, Doug: Vol. Efforts - Congrats.,
Hon. M. Scott 5016
NOTICE OF QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWERS:^
No. 2, Nat. Res.: Shubenacadie Canal Comm'n. - Business Plan,
Ms. J. Massey 5017
No. 3, Educ.: French - High Sch. Study, Ms. J. Massey 5018

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HALIFAX, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2007

Sixtieth General Assembly

First Session

9:00 A.M.

SPEAKER

Hon. Cecil Clarke

DEPUTY SPEAKER

Mr. Wayne Gaudet

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. We'll begin the daily routine.

PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS

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

MR. ALFRED MACLEOD: Mr. Speaker, I beg leave to table a petition. The operative clause in this petition is "We the students, parents, staff and community members demand the immediate reinstatement of funds to complete the unfinished renovations of Riverview Rural High School."

I have attached my name in agreement and there are over 3,300 names on this, in less than four days.

MR. SPEAKER: The petition is tabled.

PRESENTING REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

TABLING REPORTS, REGULATIONS AND OTHER PAPERS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Health.

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HON. CHRISTOPHER D'ENTREMONT: Mr. Speaker, I'm going to be tabling le Rapport d'étape 2007, Progrés réalisés pour les services en français offerts par le gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Écosse or the Progress Report 2007, French-language Services Provided by the Government of Nova Scotia.

MR. SPEAKER: The report is tabled.

STATEMENTS BY MINISTERS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Premier.

HON. RODNEY MACDONALD (The Premier): Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the Leaders of the Opposition for allowing me to make a quick statement - no prepared statement that I had forwarded, but they are aware of what I'm about to say.

That simply is - and we have already acknowledged him here this morning - I want to take this opportunity to welcome back to the Legislature after a short absence, our friend and our colleague from the beautiful Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley. Welcome back to the Chamber, a place that I know he dearly loves to be in - he has served his constituents well over the last number of years, obviously, since the early 1990s, and they have seen fit to put him back here time and time and time again. I know that he wanted to be back here for the vote today, and from all our colleagues on this side of the House we want to welcome you back and to wish you all the best as you continue to recover. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader of the Official Opposition.

MR. DARRELL DEXTER: Mr. Speaker, on behalf of our caucus, we would like to join with the Premier in welcoming the minister back to the House. I know that while he was absent that he was probably watching Legislative TV, keeping track, no doubt staying up at night reading Hansard, not wanting to miss any of the speeches I've made over the last little while. (Laughter) On behalf of our caucus, we welcome him back to the House. It's good to see him.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader of the Liberal Party.

MR. MICHEL SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, on behalf of our caucus, we are certainly pleased to see the Minister of Agriculture back here in this House. When I have had the opportunity to speak to students in high school and elementary school, I always try to tell them that we are just as human as everyone else. Even though we are in elected office, we are no different than the average Nova Scotian. We have our own failings and we have the same challenges, especially to our health, that many Nova Scotians have. I think this session has brought that to light for many of the members here in this Chamber that we do, as well, have to face some of the same realities with our health that many Nova Scotians do. At the same time, it's a reminder for all of us of the need for us to continue healthy living.

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I certainly agree with the Leader of the Opposition. I'm sure that the Minister of Agriculture was watching Legislative TV and, if I'm not mistaken, a few times I believe I could hear him heckling from home here in the Chamber. (Laughter) I'm sure that before the day ends he might even get a chance to remind us of some of that. We are certainly pleased to see him back here and send our best wishes to him and to his entire family which, I'm sure, has been extremely supportive of him during the past number of months. We wish him well and certainly look forward to seeing him and all of our colleagues back in the Fall sitting of the Legislature.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Agriculture.

HON. BROOKE TAYLOR: Mr. Speaker, I would like to, if I could, just take a moment to thank my colleagues in the Nova Scotia Legislature. I have received a lot of support. It means a lot to my family as well. Dealing with cancer is certainly a difficult issue and I know we all know somebody who has been impacted by cancer. I want to inform members of the House that yesterday I had my first meeting face to face, so to speak, with my specialist. He tells me, in fact, that the operation was a success. There will be a need, later on in the summer, after there is more healing, to take some subsequent treatments but everything is going good.

I certainly want to thank all Nova Scotians because when you are in public life, everybody has Nova Scotia's best interests at heart. The Premier, my colleagues and especially the Acting Minister of Agriculture have been so helpful to me during this difficult time - I want to certainly acknowledge that. Members on all sides of the House, you know when you have health issues, little things really seem quite significant and big things, honestly seem insignificant. I just wanted to point that out that your support, everybody's support, the staff, everybody in one's life takes on a special meaning. I have been so blessed. Thank you, too, Mr. Speaker, for your kind words. Thanks everybody. (Applause)

GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Premier.

RESOLUTION NO. 3037

THE PREMIER: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas each sitting, all members rely heavily on the staff who serve this Legislature; and

Whereas from the staff of the library and the committees office, to the commissionaires and Sergeant-at-Arms, the house-cleaning staff to the Clerks in their office, Legislative Counsel's wise counsel and Legislative Television staff who try daily to make

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us look and sound our best, along with the Pages and the staff as directed by Mike and Peter and, of course, the Speaker's office personnel; and

Whereas not only do many of these individuals faithfully serve the members of this House during the busy session days but also assist our efforts year round, keeping the work of this historic Chamber moving forward;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House offer a hearty applause to all staff of this Legislature and thank them for their service today and every day.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

[9:15 a.m.]

The honourable Premier.

RESOLUTION NO. 3038

THE PREMIER: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the world's first female Maritime patrol Crew Commander and the first female Aurora pilot/instructor in the Canadian Forces has become a role model for many; and

Whereas Captain Mary Cameron-Kelly of North Sydney has been flying with the Canadian military since the late 1980s and loves the variety of duties that the job requires, ranging from search and rescue missions to drug interdiction; and

Whereas Captain Cameron-Kelly is a popular leader and is always quick to encourage young people who approach her with aspirations of following her example;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House send their sincere praise to North Sydney native, Captain Mary Cameron-Kelly of CFB Greenwood for her valued

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expertise and achievements that have opened doors to many Nova Scotians, particularly women.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Justice.

RESOLUTION NO. 3039

HON. MURRAY SCOTT: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Patrick Joseph O'Brien retired this past week after 35 long years of service to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; and

Whereas Patrick has served all over Canada from Toronto to Newfoundland and Labrador, finally settling in the Halifax Regional Municipality; and

Whereas Patrick has risen through the ranks to achieve the rank of Sergeant, earning the respect and friendship of his colleagues and those he has been charged to protect;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House join me in thanking Sergeant Patrick O'Brien for 35 years of service to the RCMP and congratulate him on his most recent retirement and wish him the best of luck in the future.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

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The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Environment and Labour.

RESOLUTION NO. 3040

HON. MARK PARENT: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Jim MacDonald has effectively addressed disputes between construction sector labour and management as a founding member and an integral part of the Construction Industry Panel for 36 years since it was established in 1971; and

Whereas Mr. MacDonald has been building Nova Scotia for 65 years through construction projects big and small; and

Whereas Mr. MacDonald's pragmatic point of view, good humour and common sense are counted, among his industry and panel peers, as the voice of reason, as solid and dependable as the foundation of a home;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House join the people of Nova Scotia in commending Jim MacDonald for his service to his industry, to his colleagues and to the Labour Relations Board that serves the people of Nova Scotia.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Premier.

THE PREMIER: Mr. Speaker, if I might just take a moment, we have a few special guests with us here in the gallery today - one is Conrad Getson, who is the son of the member for Lunenburg West, the Minister of Immigration, who is a Grade 6 student from Hebbville Academy and his class is currently studying the procedures of the House. He's in the east gallery and I want to welcome Conrad here to the Legislature to see the work that

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his mother is doing and the important work that all members of the Legislature is doing. Welcome. (Applause)

While I'm standing - I thank you for your patience - I have a couple of members of my constituency here today. Frankie and Marion MacInnis, many in this Legislature would know the MacInnises, but also they're the parents of Donnie MacInnis, one of our Pages here as well. I'd like to welcome them here to Province House. (Applause)

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Bill No. 198 - Entitled an Act to Amend Chapter 155 of the Revised Statutes of 1989. The Executive Council Act. (Hon. Michael Baker)

Bill No. 199 - Entitled an Act to Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Democracy in Nova Scotia. (Hon. Michael Baker)

Bill No. 200 - Entitled an Act to Amend Chapter 23 the Revised Statutes of 1989. The Assessment Act. (Mr. Keith Colwell)

MR. SPEAKER: Ordered that these bills be read a second time on a future day.

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

MR. MANNING MACDONALD: Mr. Speaker, if I could have a few moments for another special event that is happening here today, before we get into resolutions.

MR. SPEAKER: Please do.

MR. MANNING MACDONALD: Today is a special day for many things, some of which we've already made public notice of earlier today, but today is a special day for our caucus. Our Interim Leader, Michel Samson, this will be his last day in the Legislature - if we finish today, let me hasten to say - as Interim Leader of the Liberal Party. In reflecting on what I was going to say here today, I could go on for a couple of hours on Michel but I won't do that, I will say that for a number of Leaders in our Party over the past few years, each one of them has brought something special to this place when they've been here and I've had the honour to be the House Leader for every one of them since 1977, and there have been a few, but I've enjoyed dealing with them and I've particularly enjoyed being the House Leader for Michel and our caucus.

I just wanted to say that wherever the future takes him, I'm sure politics is going to play a major role in the future for Michel. I want to, on behalf of our staff, who are sitting in the gallery here today and who know Michel, of course, very well and our caucus and the entire Liberal Party and the people of Nova Scotia, I want to publicly thank Michel for his

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great service as Leader of the Liberal Party during his tenure, and wish him all the best in the future. Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. (Standing Ovation)

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Premier.

THE PREMIER: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker, and certainly on behalf of our caucus and the government side, I want to echo the comments of the House Leader for the Liberal Party. I have had the opportunity during the past number of months to get to know the Interim Leader better and better and I am quite pleased for that - we've come closer and closer, I guess you could say.

Mr. Speaker, I have had the pleasure of serving the riding of Inverness, which as we all know is beside the Leader's riding as well, so we share in many of the same friends and such in our own local area, and the same issues.

I can tell you that I was very impressed in the last number of months with how the Interim Leader has served his caucus, how he served our province, and how he has done it with dignity and respect - and for that it will serve him well in the future. I thank you very much for the opportunity to say a few words. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader of the Official Opposition.

MR. DARRELL DEXTER: Mr. Speaker, I would like to join with the Premier and your colleagues in your caucus, but also on behalf of our caucus, to thank you for the work that you have been doing on behalf of your Party and on behalf of your caucus. I, too, have certainly noticed the growing fondness between yourself and the Premier. (Interruption) In fact I must admit it has been quite concerning to me. (Laughter)

Everyone who comes to this House works hard, I believe, in their capacities - and I know how hard the Leaders of the Parties work. It calls on you to do much more and be away from your loved ones and to extend yourself much more, and we all appreciate that in public life. Thank you. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader of the Liberal Party.

MR. MICHEL SAMSON: Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and certainly thank you to my good friend and colleague from Cape Breton South, to the Premier and to the Leader of the Official Opposition for their comments. First to my colleague, the member for Cape Breton South, I didn't take that much offence to the hair comment that I'm not coming back. (Laughter) To get the Minister of Economic Development to apologize is reason for me to stay around here a lot longer - it just shows me that one can see new things every day here in the House of Assembly, so it is reason to stay.

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My brief time as Leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party has certainly given me an appreciation for the work. Having served as the MLA for Richmond since March 24, 1998, and having celebrated, along with a number of my colleagues, our 9th Anniversary just last month, it has given me the opportunity to better appreciate the job of Leader of a Party - and while in my case it has only been on an interim basis it has certainly given me an appreciation for the work that is done by the Premier and the Leader of the Official Opposition, who is the longest serving Leader of all three of us here in the House of Assembly.

As he mentioned, it takes on a whole new dimension in the amount of time that is required, and certainly I have been blessed during my time here in the Legislature to have served under Leaders such as Russell MacLellan, my good friend Wayne Gaudet - who still to this day is my longest serving Leader in my nine years as interim Leader, and he may just be my Leader again some day so I take every opportunity to say nice things about my colleague for Clare - Danny Graham, Francis MacKenzie, they all brought great determination and a great sense of dedication to our Party during their time, and I certainly have a much better appreciation for the work that is done.

The success that we have as elected officials is certainly in no small part because of the people who work behind the scenes, our constituency staff back in our ridings. I want to take this opportunity to thank Dawn Boudreau, who has been working with me for a couple of years and for the extra work that she has had to do, not only fielding calls from the residents of Richmond County but fielding calls from Nova Scotians around the province, which was a whole new responsibility. Joel Bowen, a good friend of mine who served as my executive assistant during my time and certainly helped deal with a number of the constituency matters and matters facing Nova Scotians, and I want to thank him for his time and I know he's looking forward to my termination as Interim Leader of the Party, so he certainly has seen some of the challenges that are faced and the added responsibilities.

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Our staff here in Halifax and here in our caucus office, they are such a dedicated group of individuals, the people who work in all of our caucus offices. They are the ones who do the research; they are the ones who prepare us; they are the ones who write the questions and we are the ones who deliver them. While Nova Scotians may be impressed by our performances, they should know that it's in no small part because of the work that is done behind the scenes by the hard-working men and women in our caucus office who are dedicated to our democracy, dedicated to the people of Nova Scotia, and dedicated to a brighter future for our province.

I want to commend all of my caucus staff, our administration, our research, our communications, and certainly I want to highlight my assistant, Marie Cox, who has been in our office for quite some time, for her work, and certainly to our chief of staff, Nancy

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Sheppard, who has done a tremendous job for us this session and certainly during my entire time as Interim Leader.

Mr. Speaker, let me, as well, thank my family. As the Leader of the Opposition mentioned, the added responsibilities have caused me to be away from my family even more than our regular job as an MLA, does. Certainly, to my wife, Claudine, to my parents and to my entire family, to my riding association for their support, I want to thank them all. I want to as well recognize the Premier, whom I have, as he mentioned, worked much closer with, and to the Government House Leader especially, whom I have worked much closer with as well. Certainly the respect - I have always had a great respect for the Government House Leader, we have certainly had our battles on this floor, but we have attended a number of conferences together and got to know each other and our families that much closer, and I have enjoyed that time.

I do recognize the comments made by the Leader of the Official Opposition. I have to tell you, you put up a good fight - trying to push you out of the way from working with the Premier and with the government (Laughter) it wasn't an easy struggle, but I thank you for recognizing our efforts in that regard.

Mr. Speaker, the decision not to run for leadership of our Party was a difficult one for me personally, and for my family. It's one that I do not regret, especially when I see the quality candidates that we have - Mike Smith, Kenzie MacKinnon, and certainly I want to personally commend and wish best wishes to my colleagues, the member for Halifax Clayton Park and the member for Annapolis. Our Party will be well served. I look forward to continuing here in this House - and while some have suggested my decision not to run for Leader was an indication that I was going to step out of politics, let me for the record state that I have every intention of seeking the Liberal nomination in Richmond once again and being able to continue the privilege of serving the people of Richmond County, which they have given me on four occasions for nine years.

I can tell you, working with the Premier, the people of the Strait area had great expectations during the last election of us being able to have great success for the Strait area. Mr. Speaker, I believe all of our work here in this House has not only had the success for the Strait area, it has had success for the people of Nova Scotia. (Applause)

NOTICES OF MOTION

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader of the Official Opposition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3041

MR. DARRELL DEXTER: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the members of this House have called on the federal government to recommit to the true intent of the Atlantic Accord - to stand alone as an economic tool to support Nova Scotia's goal of self-sufficiency and remove what is, in fact, a discriminatory budgetary hammer on the people of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas the House has unanimously affirmed Nova Scotia's determination to accept no less than the Offshore Revenues accord as negotiated, and guarantee that Nova Scotia will receive 100 per cent of offshore revenues, separate and apart from the normal equalization formula as it exists from time to time;

Therefore be it resolved that this House today affirm that our goal is to ensure fiscal and economic fairness for Nova Scotia as the true intent of the Atlantic Accord, a stand-alone economic tool, separate and apart from the equalization formula as it evolves over time, and further affirm the willingness of all Parties in this House to keep working until the federal government recommits to this goal.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver of notice.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Leader of the Liberal Party.

RESOLUTION NO. 3042

MR. MICHEL SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas family, friends and colleagues will gather on Saturday, May 12, 2007, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sister Bernadette Murphy as a member of the Sisters of Charity; and

Whereas Sister Bernadette has focused her efforts over the years by supporting the work of the Sisters of Charity within the Order at Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse; and

Whereas she has served as supervisor of both the cafeteria and dining room, and continues to play an active role at the motherhouse even in her retirement;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House extend congratulations to Sister Bernadette Murphy on her 50th Anniversary as a member of the Sisters of Charity, and wish her well in the future.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Hants West.

RESOLUTION NO. 3043

MR. CHUCK PORTER: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Dr. Arthur Hines Elementary School Principal Hazel Dill was honoured earlier this year as the Nova Scotia division winner of Canada's Most Outstanding Principals Award - an award for exceptional contributions to education; and

Whereas Hazel has been principal at Dr. Arthur Hines Elementary School in Summerville, Hants County, for the past 12 years, having been born and raised in nearby Walton, Hants County; and

Whereas Hazel, in a modest fashion, emphasized in a recent newspaper story that the national award wasn't about her but about the school and the community which had worked together to improve education;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend our congratulations to Dr. Arthur Hines Elementary School Principal Hazel Dill for this outstanding achievement and for contributing to the grassroots education of her students, while recognizing the impact she will have on their future.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

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Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Sackville-Cobequid.

RESOLUTION NO. 3044

MR. DAVID WILSON (Sackville-Cobequid): Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Veterans Independence Program provides services to thousands of Canadian veterans and their widows, many who live here in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas in 2005 Prime Minister Harper, then the Leader of the Opposition, promised that a Conservative Government would immediately extend the VIP program to all widows of our veterans; and

Whereas 15 months have gone by and there is still no action by Prime Minister Harper and the Conservative Government on extending this program;

Therefore be it resolved that the Premier and his government encourage Prime Minister Harper and their federal Conservative cousins to honour their commitment and expand the services of the Veterans Independence Program to all widows of our veterans.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Cape Breton South.

RESOLUTION NO. 3045

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MR. MANNING MACDONALD: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Inspector Myles Burke, a 27-year veteran of the Cape Breton Regional Police Force, will be singled out for his exceptional contributions to policing and community development; and

Whereas Inspector Burke attended a 15-day FBI Executive Development Seminar at its prestigious training academy in Quantico, Virginia, to further hone his management skills and build relationships with high-ranking police officials in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia; and

Whereas Inspector Burke will be awarded the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, by Governor General Michaelle Jean in Ottawa, which honours a career of exceptional service and distinctive merit displayed by officers in the Canadian Police Services;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly congratulate Inspector Myles Burke on this outstanding achievement and his exceptional work for his profession, and take comfort in knowing his expertise and training will benefit the citizens of Cape Breton for years to come.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Leader of the Liberal Party on an introduction.

MR. MICHEL SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, I mentioned in my remarks regarding our hard-working caucus staff that we have for the Liberal caucus, and I would like to take this time to acknowledge here, present in the House in our west gallery, some of the staff that we have, and I ask them to rise, after I name them, to be recognized by the House.

We have Pearlene Wright, Shawn Surette, Shirley- Anne Williams, Marie Cox, Trish Townsend, Cheryl MacEachern, Ryan Grant, Ryan Francis, Michelle Coffin, Joel Bowen, Charlene Baker, Nancy Sheppard, Jennifer Forster, and Shawn Lawlor. These are the hard-

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working men and women whom we have working in our caucus office, and I just want to recognize them and thank them. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: Indeed welcome to our special guests here - and this is not the time to call the 1-800 number for the Liberal caucus. (Laughter)

The honourable Minister of Immigration.

RESOLUTION NO. 3046

HON. CAROLYN BOLIVAR-GETSON: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association was home to the first annual Lee Whynot Memorial Tournament; and

Whereas teams came from throughout the province to compete in this five-day competition; and

Whereas the Bridgewater Hogs PeeWee B hockey team captured the tournament title after defeating Clare in the championship game;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of the House congratulate team players Garret Fancy, Avery DeMone, William Richards, Cal DeWolfe, Cale Potter, Ben Eisnor, Nolan Rowsell, Jacob Feaver, Conrad Getson, Dustin LeBlanc, Richard Weagle, Rylan Acker, Reid McQueen, Ben Phinney, Ryan Cook, Cole West, Shawn Feener and Matt Baker; and the coaching staff Jeff DeWolfe, Ryan Wilkie, Tony Cook and Peter Langille on winning the gold medal game.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Pictou Centre.

RESOLUTION NO. 3047

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MR. PATRICK DUNN: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas this week Nova Scotia honoured its most dedicated volunteers at the annual Provincial Volunteer Banquet; and

Whereas Pictou County resident, Emma Campbell, was selected as New Glasgow's Volunteer of the Year for the many years she has given of her time; and

Whereas she has volunteered for 17 years for the local chapter of the Kidney Foundation, sings in the church choir, works hard for Meals on Wheels and distributes church bulletins to seniors confined to their homes;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House send their congratulations and best wishes to New Glasgow Volunteer of the Year, Emma Campbell, for her numerous years of volunteer work in Pictou County.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Victoria-The Lakes.

RESOLUTION NO. 3048

MR. KEITH BAIN: Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the honourable member for Cape Breton North, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Kiwanis Ceilidh Golden K Club of Sydney Mines and North Sydney has been serving the community for 20 years providing support to breakfast programs, mental health programs, the Children's Aid Society, the Cape Breton Firefighters Burn Camp and the Northside Hospital Foundation; and

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Whereas on May 9th the Kiwanis Ceilidh Golden K Club will be delivering their 100,000th meal under the Meals on Wheels program on the Northside that started in the Fall of 1989; and

Whereas it is estimated that 250,000 miles have been driven to deliver the meals to citizens who require them;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House join me in recognizing the Kiwanis Ceilidh Golden K Club for this worthwhile program and congratulate them on achieving a significant milestone in their 20 years of service.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Glace Bay.

RESOLUTION NO. 3049

MR. DAVID WILSON (Glace Bay): Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Patricia Sykes, a resident of Glace Bay, walked into the Glace Bay Food Bank to ask for help by way of a grocery order in order to feed her family; and

Whereas Patricia Sykes first met Sandra MacPherson, coordinator of the Glace Bay Food Bank and obtained the much-needed assistance for her family and then Ms. Sykes offered to volunteer her time to the food bank; and

Whereas 10 years later, no longer a client, but still a volunteer with her family full grown, Ms. Sykes continues to volunteer her time at the Glace Bay Food Bank and is usually found in the kitchen whipping something up for lunch Monday through Friday;

Therefore be it resolved the members of the House of Assembly commend Patricia Sykes for her continued volunteer work, support and dedication to the Glace Bay Food Bank.

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Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Acadian Affairs.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3050

HON. CHRISTOPHER D'ENTREMONT: M. le président, je procéderai, à une date future, à l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les élèves du cours d'art dramatique de la 10e année de l'Ecole Par-en-Bas et que l'enseignante Yvette d'Entremont ont été invités à participer au Festival Théâtre Action de Sudbury, à la fin du mois, pour donner une représentation modifiée de leur récent spectacle intitulé Jean et Juan;

Attendu que le Festival Théâtre Action permet à plus de 400 élèves de l'Ontario de se rassembler;

Attendu que à l'occasion de son 10e anniversaire, le Festival Théâtre Action a seulement invité deux classes d'art dramatique venant de l'extérieur de l'Ontario;

Par conséquent qu'il soit résolu que tous les membres de cette assemblée se joignent à moi pour féliciter la classe d'art dramatique de l'Ecole Par-en-Bas et leur enseignante pour l'honneur, qui leur est fait, ainsi que pour leur souhaiter un bon festival.

M. le président, je demande l'adoption de cette résolution sans débat.

Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Grade 10 drama class at École Par-en-Bas and their teacher Yvette d'Entremont have been invited to participate in the Festival Théatre Action in Sudbury at the

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end of the month by performing a modified version of their recent production, Jean et Juan; and

Whereas the Festival brings together over 400 students from schools throughout Ontario; and

Whereas as part of its 10th Anniversary, the Festival is inviting only two theatre groups from outside Ontario to participate;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House join me in congratulating the theatre group at École Par-en-Bas and their teacher for this recognition of their outstanding work and wishing them well in the Festival.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Halifax Chebucto on an introduction.

MR. HOWARD EPSTEIN: Mr. Speaker, thank you very much. I would like to draw to the attention of the members of this Assembly, visitors in the west gallery. We have with us today from the Halifax Independent Middle School - located in my constituency - 18 students from Grades 6 and 7, accompanied by their teacher, Cate Allen and by one of the parents, Rusty Neal. They've come today to observe us, to tour our facilities and to watch us at work. I've already had the chance to speak with them and I wonder if they would rise and if the members of the House would accord them a warm welcome. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: Indeed, we want to welcome our special guests to Province House today.

The honourable member for Digby-Annapolis.

RESOLUTION NO. 3051

MR. HAROLD THERIAULT: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas for the past month, many long days have been spent in this House of Assembly on behalf of the people of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas many of the MLAs have been seen doing the work on behalf of Nova Scotians but many others have not; and

Whereas these others include all the House of Assembly employees, the MLA employees and caucus staff, ministerial staff members and the media who keep Nova Scotians informed;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly applaud and thank the unnoticed work of all the good people mentioned above.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Kings West.

RESOLUTION NO. 3052

MR. LEO GLAVINE: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Military Family Resource Centre in Greenwood is a wealth of support for family members of our men and women in the armed services; and

Whereas whether it is a need to talk to someone who truly understands, or someone looking for guidance on anything from child care to education, there is someone at the Military Family Resource Centre who is able to help; and

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Whereas we have put increasing demands on our military personnel over the past decade, increasing the stress on families during deployment, the Military Family Resource Centre is there to assist;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House recognize the contribution the Military Family Resource Centres across Nova Scotia make to the Armed Forces community and wish them continued success in the future.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Energy.

RESOLUTION NO. 3053

HON. WILLIAM DOOKS: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas small businesses throughout rural Nova Scotia play a major and unique role in the contribution of our local economy; and

Whereas many small businesses along the Eastern Shore are the mainstream of employment for local residents; and

Whereas these companies have a reputation of offering quality goods and services to our local residents and visitors to the Eastern Shore;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the contributions of small business operators who are making a positive contribution to the development of the Eastern Shore and wish them continued success.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

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Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Dartmouth South-Portland Valley on an introduction.

MS. MARILYN MORE: Mr. Speaker, I want to draw people's attention to the west gallery. I would like to introduce Elizabeth Brown and Carolyn Earle who are here representing the Face of Poverty Coalition, which is an ecumenical coalition working to reduce poverty in Nova Scotia. I ask everyone to give them a warm welcome. Perhaps they could stand. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader of the Liberal Party.

RESOLUTION NO. 3054

MR. MICHEL SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers are the heart of our community; and

Whereas Elizabeth Henri of Louisdale gives of her time to serve on the Strait-Richmond Community Health Board, is a member of the palliative care team of the Strait-Richmond Hospital, and serves on the advisory committee for Réseau Santé Nouvelle-Écosse; and

Whereas Elizabeth Henri was selected as a Richmond County Volunteer of the Year and was recognized at the Provincial Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 10, 2007;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Elizabeth Henri for all of her volunteer work and wish her well in the future.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

RESOLUTION NO. 3055

HON. JAMES MUIR: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas David Wilson of Truro, owner of Ski Wentworth, was recently recognized by skiers and residents of Wentworth Valley for his, and his family's, support for skiing and commitment to Wentworth Valley; and

Whereas the Wilson family first became involved in the creation and operation of what is now Ski Wentworth in 1946, with Dave's father, George, providing financial support to entrepreneur Stan Leblanc to develop a ski resort in Wentworth Valley; and

Whereas George Wilson, and later his sons David and Peter, continued their financial and volunteer support to Ski Wentworth over the years, including the installation of the first ski tow in Atlantic Canada in 1956, the purchase of land and timber rights for the hill in 1957, and the construction of a ski lodge in 1961, prior to Dave and Peter purchasing Ski Wentworth in the 1980s;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend congratulations and thanks to Dave Wilson and the Wilson family on being recognized for their 60-plus years of family involvement in Ski Wentworth, and a lifetime of support for skiing in Nova Scotia and Wentworth Valley.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Environment and Labour.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3056

HON. MARK PARENT: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Mr. Garth Calkin is preparing to celebrate a significant milestone in his life when he turns 100 years old in May, and is one of 69 volunteers from across Nova Scotia who were recognized Tuesday at Nova Scotia's 33rd Annual Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

Whereas Mr. Calkin, whose name was put forward by the Town of Kentville, is the only surviving founding committee member of the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival, founded in 1933, and served as Mayor of Kentville from 1960 to 1963; and

Whereas Mr. Calkin's volunteer spirit was felt by all for decades in Kentville, having served as President of the Kentville Youth Association, Chairman of the Annapolis Valley Industrial Park, with the Kentville Fire Department, President of the Kentville Board of Trade, Chairman of the Kentville Planning Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Kentville Rotary Club and the community swimming pool project - and, as an aside, chairman of my fundraising campaign in 1999;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend our sincere thanks to soon-to-be centenarian Mr. Garth Calkin of Kentville for his well-deserved recognition at the 2007 33rd Annual Nova Scotia Volunteer Awards Ceremony and dinner.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Natural Resources.

RESOLUTION NO. 3057

HON. DAVID MORSE: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Helen Levy, secretary at New Minas Elementary School, has worked there for over 30 years; and

Whereas Helen Levy is able to call most parents without the use of a phone book and knows where 90 per cent of the children actually live, and still recognized my voice when I called the New Minas Elementary School there today, having had four children go through the school; and

Whereas Helen Levy has played the part of nurse, babysitter, mother, grandmother and friend to all, over and above her regular duties;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the exceptional role Helen Levy has played for all the many children who have passed through the doors of New Minas Elementary School, and the comfort she brings to the families and staff with her mere presence as guardian to all.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Finance.

RESOLUTION NO. 3058

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club has produced many championship curlers over the years; and

Whereas the Lunenburg team of Lauren Strickland, Kelly Levy, Heidi Collicutt, Jessica Eisenhauer and coach Don MacIntosh are continuing the rink's successful tradition, having won the 2007 Nova Scotia under 18 women's curling championship in February; and

Whereas the Strickland team will represent Nova Scotia at the Canadian Curling Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly congratulate Lauren Strickland, Kelly Levy, Heidi Collicutt, Jessica Eisenhauer and Don MacIntosh on winning the Nova Scotia under 18 women's curling championship and on representing our province at the national level.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

MR. SPEAKER: There has been a request for waiver.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call the order of business, Public Bills for Second Reading.

PUBLIC BILLS FOR SECOND READING

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 198.

Bill No. 198 - Executive Council Act. (Hon. Michael Baker)

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, I would like to have the unanimous consent of the House with respect to Bill No. 198, an Act to Amend Chapter 155 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Executive Council Act, to deem the bill to be printed and on the order paper for consideration for second reading.

MR. SPEAKER: There is request for consent.

Is it agreed?

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It is agreed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, I would move second reading of Bill No. 198 and I would ask for the unanimous consent of the House, in the event that the bill receives second reading, to waive the Law Amendments Committee.

MR. SPEAKER: There is a request for consent.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

The motion is for second reading of Bill No. 198. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 199.

Bill No. 199 - Democracy 250 Act. (Hon. Michael Baker)

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, again with respect to Bill No. 199, an Act to Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Democracy in Nova Scotia, I would ask the unanimous consent of the House to deem the bill to be on the order paper and to be printed so that it may be given second reading today.

MR. SPEAKER: There is a request for consent.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, I would move second reading of Bill No. 199. In the event that the bill receives second reading, I would ask the unanimous consent of the House that there be waiver of the Law Amendments Committee.

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MR. SPEAKER: There is a request for consent.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

The motion is for second reading of Bill No. 199. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, I would ask for the unanimous consent of the House to waive the Committee of the Whole House on Bills with respect to Bill No. 198 and Bill No. 199.

MR. SPEAKER: There is a request for consent.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, I would also ask that Bill Nos. 198 and 199 receive third reading at this time.

PUBLIC BILLS FOR THIRD READING

Bill No. 198 - Executive Council Act.

Bill No. 199 - Democracy 250 Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The motions are carried.

Ordered that these bills do pass. Ordered that the titles be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bills be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, I think I might be pushing my luck to do the same thing with the Appropriations Act. (Laughter) I know I can find some support here - elsewhere is my concern.

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Under the circumstances, I move that you do now leave the Chair and that the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on Supply unto Her Majesty.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is carried.

[10:01 a.m. The House resolved itself into a CWH on Supply with Deputy Speaker Mr. Wayne Gaudet in the Chair.]

[10:31 a.m. CWH on Supply rose and the House reconvened. Mr. Speaker, Hon. Cecil Clarke, resumed the Chair.]

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole House on Supply reports:

THE CLERK: That the committee has met and finalized its deliberations on the resolutions as referred to it. The Chairman has been instructed to recommend the 45 resolutions as referred to the Committee to the House, with approval.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is that the House concurs on the report of the Committee of the Whole House on Supply. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call the order of business, Introduction of Bills.

[INTRODUCTION OF BILLS]

Bill No. 201 - Entitled an Act to Provide for Defraying Certain Charges and Expenses of the Public Service of the Province. (Hon. Michael Baker)

[PUBLIC BILLS FOR SECOND READING]

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Finance

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, I move second reading of Bill No. 201, the Appropriations Act, 2007.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for second reading of Bill No. 201, the Appropriations Act, 2007. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

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The motion is carried.

[PUBLIC BILLS FOR THIRD READING]

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, I would now move third reading of Bill No. 201, the Appropriations Act ,2007.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 201, the Appropriations Act, 2007. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

A recorded vote is being called for.

Are the Whips satisfied?

[The Clerk calls the roll.]

[10:34 a.m.]

YEAS NAYS

Mr. Hurlburt

Mr. Morse

Mr. Barnet

Mr. MacIsaac

Mr. Rodney MacDonald

Mr. Baker

Mr. Muir

Mr. d'Entremont

Ms. Bolivar-Getson

Mr. Scott

Mr. Taylor

Mr. Dunn

Mr. Chisholm

Mr. Dooks

Ms. Casey

Ms. Streatch

Mr. Parent

Mr. Goucher

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Mr. MacLeod

Mr. Porter

Mr. Bain

Mr. Fage

Mr. Parker

Ms. Massey

Mr. Steele

Mr. MacDonell

Ms. More

Ms. Maureen MacDonald

Mr. Dexter

Mr. Corbett

Mr. Manning MacDonald

Mr. Samson

Ms. Whalen

Mr. MacNeil

Mr. Colwell

Mr. David Wilson (Glace Bay)

Mr. Gaudet

Mr. David Wilson (Sackville-Cobequid)

Ms. Conrad

Mr. Paris

Ms. Raymond

Mr. Zinck

Mr. Preyra

Mr. Gosse

Mr. Epstein

Mr. MacKinnon

Mr. Belliveau

Mr. Estabrooks

Mr. Theriault

Mr. Glavine

THE CLERK: The results of the vote, all members present voting for the motion - except the Speaker.

MR. SPEAKER: 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.

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

[PUBLIC BILLS FOR THIRD READING]

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 158, the Financial Measures (2007) Act.

Bill No. 158 - Financial Measures (2007) Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Finance.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, it is my great pleasure and honour to move third reading of the bill.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader of the Official Opposition.

MR. DARRELL DEXTER: Mr. Speaker, I rise this morning to speak briefly on the Financial Measures (2007) Bill on third reading. I'm sure that the government found itself pleasantly surprised, if I can borrow a phrase from my colleagues, with respect to our vote. I wanted to take the time, on the record, to address why it was that we have come to this decision. I think that the people of Nova Scotia would want to know that in our role in holding the government accountable, that we take that job very seriously.

I can say with complete confidence that my colleagues here in this caucus found this a very difficult decision to make. We went through the appropriations and we tried to weigh what it was that the government was trying to accomplish against those things that were absent from the appropriations.

We knew this was our opportunity, if we chose to take it, to vote against the budget and to vote against this bill to underline the broken commitments that we felt had been made to the people of Nova Scotia - and we could have taken that opportunity to underline, for example, some of the things we felt were missing in the budget with respect to the very poorest people in our society, some of the things that were absent with respect to the supports they needed in community services, some of the absences we felt may be there with respect to education, with respect to health, and with respect to seniors and the care that they expect from their government.

But we understood, always, that would be voting against those things that were not there, and we knew also that this was an opportunity and some people, likely in the press, and some people in our constituencies who don't find favour with this government would say this is your opportunity to vote against a government that has what they see as a lack of

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leadership, a lack of direction, that has been erratic with respect to many pieces of legislation that come here, seemingly unable to make a decision and to stick to it - that opportunity was there as well.

So the question is, why then would you vote in favour of it? Although it was a difficult decision, it is difficult for a government to spend almost $500 million in new revenue and not do some positive things. There were things in this budget, there are achievements in the budget that, frankly, we agree with and there are achievements, more importantly, that we campaigned on, and I will lay out some of those. They were part of what we saw as the better deal for today's families.

We asked for and we said to the government that we expect there will be an attempt in this budget to deal with the question of the highest tuition in the country. The government responded with respect to that, in fact students in this province will benefit through lower tuition as a result of this budget - and that was a commitment we made and something we agreed with.

We campaigned the last number of months on a Buy Local Program; in fact I met with Women's Institute of Nova Scotia members, I met with local agricultural groups right around the province, and I met with consumers who said they wanted a Buy Local Program. We laid out what should be in it and, in fact, the exact appropriation that we asked for was in the bill - so voting against the bill meant we would be voting against these things.

We asked, of course, for the removal of the HST from essentials. Government brought forward an appropriation that continues to take the HST off home energy costs, which was something we included in the basket of essentials, but I notice (Interruption) the provincial portion, as my colleague points out - but I also notice and I take notice of the fact that very recently the Minister of Finance has agreed that he would look at the other taxes that are levied and try to determine whether or not there aren't other essentials that ought to be absent that tax - so that was something that we had to consider.

We campaigned on and asked for a firefighters' tax credit, and that was in the bill. Mr. Speaker, an appropriation was made for that. And there were a host of other things that we asked for, or campaigned on, but one of the most important things that we said to the people of Nova Scotia was that the budget must be balanced. This budget is balanced and that was one of the preconditions that we set out for our own support - so it meets that test.

Then we looked at that and we tried to balance it against those broken commitments, those commitments that were not there, and we said reasonable Nova Scotians would say even though commitments were broken, if the money is not there to do it, then it ought not to be done, that you ought not to spend beyond your ability to pay to support those services - that is a concept with which we agree and it was there in the budget.

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Most importantly, a very short time ago the people of Nova Scotia made a decision, in fact, 10 months ago today they made a decision to have a Progressive Conservative Government.

A vote against a measure of confidence is a vote to send that question back to the people of Nova Scotia. We felt that at this point in time we were not prepared just to potentially send back this Legislature to the people for another decision, not 10 months after that decision had already been made. There are people who will say, you already knew how the other Party was going to vote, but when you decide to use your vote you must be prepared to be responsible for all of the potential consequences of that vote, and that includes the fact that it could cause an election. We were very cognizant of that and we said, we are not going to repudiate the decision of the people of Nova Scotia, the one that they made only 10 months ago. This is a fact that we would like to underline, that this was a responsible decision, it was a balanced decision, it took into account how we felt both emotionally about the way the government has operated, but more importantly, logically what was best for the people of Nova Scotia at this point.

I have just spoken about the decision that was made by the people of Nova Scotia and I think this brings me to the last point that I'm going to make in relation to the decision and it is this, the people of Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage deserve to have a member sitting in this House and they deserve that decision made as soon as possible. In the same way that we respect the decision of the people that was made 10 months ago, we should respect the right of people to have a representative in the House and I would call upon the Premier to make that decision without delay. Thank you. (Applause)

[10:45 a.m.]

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader of the Liberal Party.

MR. MICHEL SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise on Bill No. 158, the Financial Measures (2007) Act. As I have said before in this House, following the election of June 2006 our caucus clearly heard the message from Nova Scotia voters. Nova Scotians clearly told us that they wanted us to be more effective as an Opposition Party and to be able to achieve more results on their behalf. Together with the support of my entire caucus, our staff, and our Party, we decided at that point that we were going to prove to Nova Scotians that we are able to be an effective Opposition Party, being able to provide criticism where criticism was needed, but being able to provide real solutions to the people of this province.

Immediately after the election, we were faced with a budget vote and in that budget, we clearly heard the message that the government was listening to what we were saying in the Liberal caucus. The government indicated that it was prepared to establish a department for seniors. The government indicated that it was prepared to put in stricter conflict of interest guidelines for members of Cabinet, and then it was clear to us that it was important to give support to the budget, to make a minority government work for the people of Nova

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Scotia. We used that same attitude when we went into the Fall sitting of the Legislature and as a result of the bills that we brought forward, as a result of the issues that we raised on behalf of Nova Scotians we were able to see 10 Liberal bills passed by this House.

I would challenge historians to find a time in Nova Scotia where an Opposition Party has been able to have 10 bills passed during a sitting of the Legislature. It was clear to us at that point in time that we were able to achieve success for Nova Scotians and that we were able to tell Nova Scotians that we were going to make minority government work in their best interests. Again, we approached with the same attitude in the Spring sitting of the Legislature and in the budgetary process.

When one looks at the amount of bills that we've tabled and the issues that we've raised on the floor of the House, the press releases, the columns in the papers - those were our efforts to try to make sure that the government understood where our concerns were and what positive solutions we were bringing forward.

Mr. Speaker, when we did get to see the budget document, it was clear to us that the government was listening and the government certainly was indicating a willingness to be able to adopt ideas from our caucus, which I believe are in the best interests of Nova Scotians.

When we look at the budget we immediately see a doubling of the tax credit for students who graduate from our universities and who remain here in our province - this was a major plank in our election platform last election. While it doesn't go as far as we would like it to go, it is an important step and one which I do hope that the government will be willing to look at in the next budget as well, for making further enhancements. Anything that we can do as a province to keep our trained, educated young people here in Nova Scotia is essential and it something that we must all strive to do, and I believe this is an important measure to help us in that regard.

Mr. Speaker, the efforts by my colleagues, the members for Annapolis, Kings West, and Clare to raise the plight of hog farmers in this province is something they did continuously, both in the House and through the press, to impress upon the government, the Minister of Agriculture and all of Cabinet, the need to be able to provide real support to hog farmers in this province with a direct infusion of cash to help them at this critical time. The budget does address that issue by providing an additional $500,000 that will be put into the pockets of hog farmers and the families who rely upon that industry, to assist them through such a difficult time.

Mr. Speaker, we made it clear as a caucus that the plight of rural Nova Scotia was going to be one of our main concerns in this session. The numbers from Statistics Canada clearly show that we have a crisis taking place, in communities throughout this entire province, with the numbers of residents who are leaving our areas. I can tell you that it hits home very hard for me because I have one of the ridings which had the greatest drop in

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population since the last census, and when I look at my colleagues around me in the House, from the Strait area, unfortunately we have some of the highest figures in the four counties in the Strait area. So we truly appreciate how important an issue this is, which is why our caucus called upon the government to increase funding to the Student Employment Program, to allow our young people who have gone to university to be able to return home and work during the summer months, in their home communities, to take an interest in their home communities and to be able to give back.

Mr. Speaker, I know of many people who, given that opportunity, decided they wanted to return to their home community and have done so, but cuts to that program have had a devastating impact because our young people were going off to university and not returning - not even for the summer months. It was a loss for our communities and it was a loss for these students, and to see now that additional funding will bring approximately 200 new positions is something certainly that we believe is an important step in that agenda.

Mr. Speaker, in the same regard we were pleased to see that the government has reinstated what was known as the Winter Works Program - a program under the former government that provided employment in areas of high unemployment by helping non-profit organizations and businesses hire people to assist them during the winter months. Reinstating this program will bring over 300 employment opportunities to rural Nova Scotia - that is something that we can all be proud of here in this House.

Mr. Speaker, one of the issues which I have raised during my entire time in this House has been the issue of support for caregivers here in this province. The former Liberal Government had a program known as the In-Home Support Program, which provided direct financial aid to care givers. While I've heard numerous programs from the government and I've heard the recent long-term care strategy by the Leader of the Opposition, none of those programs provided direct financial assistance to care givers.

These are people who leave their employment and stay at home to provide care for a loved one in their home. It saves money to our health care system, it saves money to our province, and it provides the compassion and care that Nova Scotians deserve. I'm pleased to see that a pilot project has been funded to reinstate this program and to provide care givers, once again, with direct financial support, to assist them and to commend them for the work that they do for loved ones whom they care for, and the amount of money that they save our province, and that they assist our communities as well.

Mr. Speaker, our caucus as well introduced legislation, on numerous occasions, calling upon the government to reduce the freedom of information and protection of privacy fees. It is an issue that I have raised numerous times here in this House and we are pleased to see that through the Financial Measures (2007) Act, the government has adopted the O'Brien report. We are hoping that the government will look at further changes, as we move forward, but this is an important step and a recognition by the government that these fees

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were too high and certainly, hopefully we will once again work towards allowing Nova Scotians access to the information they want here in this province.

Mr. Speaker, while the government has talked about the success that it has had through economic development and through the payroll rebate program, this was a program that was, for the most part, unavailable to rural Nova Scotia businesses. We know that in rural Nova Scotia and in Nova Scotia itself, the backbone is in small business. Most small businesses do not have 50 employees. That requirement made it that rural Nova Scotia businesses, for the most part, could not access this. We are pleased to see that the government and the department has moved towards reducing the requirement to 25 and we do hope to see that number reduced again in the future.

Mr. Speaker, our caucus spoke about the concerns of students and we are pleased to see that the government has continued in its commitment to reduce tuition here in this province. We simply cannot continue to have the tuition rates we have here in Nova Scotia. More and more of our students are going to other universities outside of our jurisdiction, which is a loss to all of us. University has become unaffordable for many Nova Scotian families and that is something which we simply cannot allow to continue and we hope that the government will look towards more initiatives to bring tuition in this province not only in line with other jurisdictions but even strive to have even lower tuition rates here in this province.

Mr. Speaker, the change in the primary age brings us in line with most other Canadian jurisdictions and I want to commend the member for Kings West and my colleague, the member for Halifax Clayton Park, who both have proposed this in the past.

Finally, Mr. Speaker, our caucus has talked about the need to have a stand-alone department for seniors in this province. Seniors continue to make up a major component of our population and play a major role in our province. We are pleased to see that the government has established a stand-alone department for seniors and provided additional funding for that department and we look forward to its continued implementation in the months and years ahead.

Mr. Speaker, in this session our caucus introduced 29 pieces of legislation, legislation that was meant to deal with a whole host of issues facing Nova Scotians. My colleague, the member for Clare introduced legislation to talk about safety in crosswalks. There is no better time to deal with that issue but recognizing the deaths that have occurred recently and the statistics which show we need to do more. My colleague, the member for Digby-Annapolis brought forward the issue of the HST being charged on funerals and the impact this has had on families and we're pleased to see that the government has indicated that this is a concern and the possibility of working towards a solution in the future.

Mr. Speaker, we have introduced numerous pieces of legislation dealing with the environment, dealing with rural Nova Scotians and dealing with the issues facing our

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province. We heard the message from Nova Scotia voters in June 2006. They sent another minority government here to this province, they did elect more Progressive Conservative members than any other Party and we respect that. We committed to be a more responsible Party, we committed to be a more responsible caucus. I believe that we have been effective in our criticism and, at the same time, have proposed positive solutions which are clearly reflected not only in the budget but in a bill that was passed this session as well, ensuring that any increase in user fees will come before the House of Assembly.

Mr. Speaker, Nova Scotians benefit when this Legislature can work together in their best interests and I believe it has in this session and that is why we are proud not only to give our support for the budget but to indicate last week we would be supporting the budget and send a clear message to Nova Scotians that minority government can work when the Parties work together in this House for the best interests of Nova Scotians. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. (Applause)

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

The honourable Minister of Finance.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. First of all I would like to thank the Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the Liberal Party for their comments with respect to the Financial Measures (2007) Bill. I know, having been in Opposition myself, how difficult the decisions are to make with respect to the supporting of a government's budget. I would like to congratulate both the Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party on their responsible decisions in supporting our budget. I know that decision did not come easily, and I appreciate that. I also appreciate the fact that whether or not we were disappointed with the outcome of last year's election we are all required as participants in a democratic process to respect the wishes of Nova Scotians expressed at the ballot box, and that is what I think I take away from today - that we are respecting the wishes of Nova Scotians.

As I said, I'm sure all members of the Legislature wish that their particular Party had received a majority in that election - I certainly know we do. Having said that, we have respected the wishes of Nova Scotians. The wishes of Nova Scotians were that there be a minority government and that we all work to make that minority government work for their benefit collectively. I believe that this budget being supported by the House unanimously - and the previous budget by the House unanimously - is a signification of all members of the Assembly that they respect the wishes of Nova Scotians.

[11:00 a.m.]

I can assure you, Mr. Speaker, that in putting together a budget - and I've said that in the past - that there are so many things more that one wishes one could do than one is able to do. This year's budget, more than perhaps some, was a very difficult balancing act

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between our decision to make sure that Nova Scotians had a balanced budget and that we ended growing our debt in the future - those very important values were at the forefront in our decision, and then we needed to identify those programs which we believed were the most important to Nova Scotians.

We looked at that, Mr. Speaker, obviously to our own policies but also to policies of other Parties, because part of making minority government work is to recognize things that other Parties and other people in Nova Scotia have talked about during that electoral process and since then. In putting together this year's budget, those were the kinds of things we looked at, but I must particularly thank the Premier of Nova Scotia and my colleagues in the Executive Council - their guidance and leadership in putting together this year's budget was exemplary. It was a very difficult process and I want Nova Scotians to know, and all members of the House to know, how hard our Premier and the members of the Executive Council worked in putting together the best budget they could.

Mr. Speaker, as I said earlier, no budget is perfect, but you need to do the best you can with the resources available to you. I believe, as I said earlier in this House, that it's a good budget, it is a budget that merits the support of all members of the House. I know that all caucuses speak about measures in their budget internally, amongst themselves, and I would also like to again thank not only members of the Executive Council but members of the government caucus who have provided a tremendous amount of suggestions and a list of priorities to me and to my colleagues that we have recognized in this budget process.

Mr. Speaker, in closing this debate on the Financial Measures (2007) Bill, I want to again thank all members of the House for the diligence with which they have put to the budgetary process, to their thoughtful support, and in the case of some, criticism of certain measures in the budget. I know that we would all have preferred to have done more but, notwithstanding all of that, it's a good budget, it's a good Financial Measures (2007) Bill, and I would ask for third reading of the bill.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 158. 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. (Applause)

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, I would now ask that the House recess for perhaps - I think it's about half an hour - to await the attendance of Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor.

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MR. SPEAKER: The House will stand recessed for 30 minutes.

[11:03 a.m. The House recessed.]

[11:46 a.m. The House reconvened.]

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor is without.

MR. SPEAKER: Let Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor be admitted.

All rise.

[The Speaker and the Clerks left the Chamber.]

[The Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Mayann Francis, preceded by her escort, and by Mr. Ken Greenham, Sergeant-at-Arms, bearing the Mace, entered the House of Assembly Chamber. The Lieutenant Governor then took her seat on the Throne.

The Sergeant-at-Arms then departed and re-entered the Chamber, followed by the Speaker, the Honourable Cecil Clarke; the Chief Clerk of the House, Roderick MacArthur, Q.C.; Assistant Clerk, Arthur Fordham, Q.C.; and Assistant Clerk, Neil Ferguson.

The Speaker, with the Sergeant-at-Arms on his right and the Clerk on his left, took up his position at the foot of the Speaker's Table.]

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor.

It is the wish of Her Honour that the ladies and gentlemen be seated.

MR. SPEAKER: May it please Your Honour, the General Assembly of the Province has, in its present session, passed certain bills to which, in the name and on behalf of the General Assembly, I respectfully request Your Honour's Assent.

THE CLERK:

Bill No. 102 - Pugwash Village Grants Act.

Bill No. 105 - Pugwash Village Capital Grant Act.

Bill No. 106 - Fairness in Fees Act.

Bill No. 136 - Justice Administration Amendment (2007) Act.

Bill No. 137 - Livestock Health Services Act.

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Bill No. 138 - Medal of Bravery Act.

Bill No. 141 - Respiratory Therapists Act.

Bill No. 144 - Municipal Grants Act.

Bill No. 145 - Education Act.

Bill No. 146 - Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act.

Bill No. 158 - Financial Measures (2007) Act.

Bill No. 163 - Human Rights Act.

Bill No. 166 - Undersea Coal Mines Regulation Act.

Bill No. 168 - Motor Vehicle Act.

Bill No. 170 - Provincial Parks Act.

Bill No. 189 - Utility and Review Board Act.

Bill No. 195 - Incompetent Persons Act.

Bill No. 197 - Justices of the Peace Act.

Bill No. 198 - Executive Council Act.

Bill No. 199 - Democracy 250 Act.

THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:

In Her Majesty's name, I assent to these Bills.

MR. SPEAKER: You Honour, having been graciously pleased to give your Assent to the Bills passed during the present Session, it becomes my agreeable duty on behalf of Her Majesty's dutiful and loyal subjects, Her faithful Commons of Nova Scotia to present to Your Honour a bill for the Appropriation of Supply granted in the present Session for the support of the Public Service and to request Your Honour's Assent thereto.

THE CLERK:

Bill No. 201- Appropriations Act, 2007.

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THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:

In Her Majesty's name, I thank Her loyal subjects, I accept their benevolence and I Assent to this Bill.

[The Speaker and the Clerks left the Chamber.]

[The Lieutenant-Governor left the Chamber.]

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: His Honour, the Speaker.

[The Speaker took the Chair.]

MR. SPEAKER: Please be seated.

The honourable Premier.

THE PREMIER: Mr. Speaker, I will just make a couple of comments before I say my final piece. I want to thank all members of the Legislature for what I believe was a very productive Spring sitting, and again to reiterate my comments during the earlier resolution to thank all the staff here at Province House, your staff, Mr. Speaker - and I neglected to mention Hansard earlier, specifically they do a tremendous job on our behalf, and all the staff do. I know it was mentioned during the comments made earlier, with regard to the Leader of the Liberal Party, regarding the important work that our caucuses do, and the staff. I know that goes for all three caucuses so I want to thank them and I want to thank my staff, and so many others within government.

Mr. Speaker, the vote earlier today on the Budget Estimates, I want to thank both Opposition Parties as well for supporting the budget, but you know today history was made I believe in our province, I'm sure if we look back, and I want to commend my friend and my colleague who sits beside me to my right, our Minister of Finance. (Standing Ovation).

Mr. Speaker, we all have an obligation to make government work, and I think first and foremost I was asked by the Leader of the Liberal Party the other day - basically am I a Party person first or am I a Nova Scotian? Well, I think it's incumbent upon us all while the Legislature is sitting, and while it's not sitting, that first and foremost we put Party politics aside and our province comes first. Nova Scotia deserves no less.(Applause)

Mr. Speaker and members of the House of Assembly, I move that this General Assembly - no, I'm jumping ahead of myself and I do not move that.

MR. SPEAKER: Shortly, very shortly - I assume very soon, as it has been said around here.

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I would ask the members to please rise and join me in the singing of our national anthem.

[The national anthem was sung by the members.]

MR. SPEAKER: Please be seated.

The honourable the Premier.

THE PREMIER: I'll try that again, Mr. Speaker.

I do want to extend to all members best wishes throughout the next few months, until we meet again. As always, our families and our health comes first and foremost.

Mr. Speaker, and members of the House of Assembly, I move that this General Assembly be adjourned, to meet again at the call of the Speaker.

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

The motion is carried.

We are adjourned.

[The House rose at 11:59 a.m.]

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NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3)

RESOLUTION NO. 3059

By: The Premier

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas each sitting, all members rely heavily on the staff who serve this Legislature; and

Whereas from Bob Kinsman and his able staff at Hansard and the staff of the Library and Committees Office, to the Commissionaires and Sergeant-at-Arms, the House cleaning staff to the Clerks and their office, Legislative Counsel's wise counsel and Legislative Television staff who try daily to make us look and sound our best, along with the Pages and staff as directed by Mike and Peter and, of course, the Speaker's office personnel;

Whereas not only do many of these individuals faithfully serve the members of this House during the busy session days, but most assist our efforts year-round, keeping the work of this historic Chamber moving forward;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House offer a hearty applause to all staff of this Legislature and thank them for their service today and every day.

RESOLUTION NO. 3060

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By: Hon. Murray Scott (Justice)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas our province's school bus operators and drivers perform a very valuable service each weekday during the school year; and

Whereas parents, grandparents and other care givers trust the school bus drivers to safely drive and protect our children to and from schools to their homes; and

Whereas the school bus drivers are often taken for granted by quietly and professionally delivering a valuable service that they provide to our communities by ensuring that parents can have peace of mind by making certain children are taken to school and home again safely and in a timely manner;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the fine work of the school bus drivers and operators in trusting them to take care of our most valuable and precious asset, our children.

RESOLUTION NO. 3061

By: Mr. Ernest Fage (Cumberland North)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Willie Boyle of Amherst has been volunteering in his community since the late 1970s - it all started while he was involved with men's soccer and he was asked to develop a youth soccer program, which he did, and it now sees 500 youngsters in the soccer program each summer; and

Whereas Willie joined the Amherst Junior Ramblers hockey organization in 1987 as their equipment manager and trainer where his duties include attending all games, several practice sessions a week, sharpening skates, team laundry, purchasing and repairing equipment and managing player injuries on and off the ice; and

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Whereas his position with the hockey club has taken him across Canada for exhibition games in St. John's, NL to a national championship in Vernon, B.C. and Willie still referees the youth soccer during the summer and all of this dedication earned Mr. Boyle Volunteer of the Year and he was recognized this past Tuesday during the Provincial Awards Ceremony in Halifax;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House join me in sending our congratulations to Mr. Willie Boyle on his well-earned award and thank him for his contribution to the youth in his home town.

RESOLUTION NO. 3062

By: Mr. Ernest Fage (Cumberland North)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the all female, Ron Elliott Memorial Hockey Tournament is held annually in Amherst each hockey season, drawing teams from three Atlantic Provinces; and

Whereas this tournament has been a success asserting itself to be one of the premier female events each year; and

Whereas their success is attributed to the chairperson, Chuck Linney, Cumberland County Minor Hockey Association, sponsor Beth Munroe, hockey teams and all volunteers;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House join me in sending our congratulations to the Ron Elliott Memorial Hockey Tournament organizers and wish them continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3063

By: Mr. Ernest Fage (Cumberland North)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Barb Thompson has left her hometown and family to take on a new position at the DesBrisay Museum in Bridgewater; and

Whereas Barb, knowing the museum's reputation, knew this would be a wonderful opportunity for her; and

Whereas she will be missed at the Cumberland County Museum where she started as a volunteer and was the curator for the past eight years, making this museum one that Cumberland County is proud of;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House join me in sending our congratulations and good luck to Barb Thompson in her move and new position in Bridgewater.

RESOLUTION NO. 3064

By: Mr. Ernest Fage (Cumberland North)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Art (Sonny) Foster was recently awarded the Caring Canadian Award by Governor General Michaelle Jean during ceremonies held recently in Halifax; and

Whereas Mr. Foster's contributions began in 1957 with Little League, serving as a coach, manager, umpire and executive member; and

Whereas he has given much to the youth through this program and the Lions Club since 1961 to present;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House join me in sending our congratulations to Mr. Foster for being honoured with this prestigious award.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3065

By: Mr. Wayne Gaudet (Clare)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Clare Acadiens Bantam B team participated in the SEDMHA International Minor Hockey Tournament from April 5 to 8, 2007; and

Whereas the Clare team played against Westville in the Accord Divisional Finals; and

Whereas the SEDMHA International Hockey Tournament is one of the largest and most respected multi-level hockey tournaments in North America;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly congratulate the Clare Acadiens Bantam B hockey team and their coaches for winning the Accord Divisional Final during the 30th Annual SEDMHA International Minor Hockey Tournament.

RESOLUTION NO. 3066

By: Mr. Wayne Gaudet (Clare)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Clare Acadiens Midget A hockey team participated in the 2007 Nova Scotia Midget A Provincial Championship Tournament in Tatamagouche from March 9 to March 11, 2007; and

Whereas the Clare team played against the West Hants Warriors in the championship game; and

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Whereas five of the Clare players picked up individual honours in addition to the team's win;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate the Clare Acadiens Midget A Hockey Team as well as Glen LeBlanc, Marc Lombard, Marc Robichaud, Nicholas Comeau, Barry Westby on their recognition and their coaches for winning the Nova Scotia Midget A Provincial Hockey Championship Hockey Tournament.

RESOLUTION NO. 3067

By: Wayne Gaudet (Clare)

Whereas the Clare Acadiens Midget A Team participated in the SEDMHA International Minor Hockey Tournament from April 5 to 8, 2007; and

Whereas the Clare team played again Carleton, New Brunswick in the Accord Divisional Final; and

Whereas the SEDMHA International Hockey Tournament is one of the largest and most respected multi-level hockey tournaments in North America;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly congratulate the Clare Acadiens Midget A hockey team and their coaches for winning the Accord Divisional Final during the 30th Annual SEDMHA International Minor Hockey Tournament.

RESOLUTION NO. 3068

By: Mr. Wayne Gaudet (Clare)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Robin Mullen From Clare competed at the 2007 Winter Games representing Nova Scotia on the Women's Hockey Team; and

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Whereas the Grade 12 student from St. Mary's Bay Academy began playing hockey after a transition from figure skating and ballet to organized hockey in Yarmouth; and

Whereas the competition to make the team was very strong with several rounds of cuts before the top 20 players were chosen;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Robin Mullen and wish her continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3069

By: Mr. Wayne Gaudet (Clare)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Havelock Wesleyan Church marked their 100th Anniversary on January 15, 2007; and

Whereas the celebration service scheduled for May 27th will be a gathering of the congregation to recognize the contributions the church has made to the community; and

Whereas for 100 years, the congregation has gathered to worship and build a strong foundation for the community;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate the congregation of the Havelock Wesleyan Church in celebrating their 100th Anniversary and wish them continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3070

By: Hon. David Morse (Natural Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Music Teacher Extraordinare, Ross Thompson, of New Minas Elementary School, devotes countless hours of extra time and energy outside of regular class hours to music clubs such as instrumental groups and choirs; and

Whereas Ross Thompson produces several school musicals each year involving over 100 students for each event; and

Whereas Ross Thompson also directs and composes the annual Fezziwig productions held in Wolfville annually, involving more than 200 children and their parents from the surrounding area;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House acknowledge the dedication and inspiration Ross Thompson has given to the nurturing of the musical talents of thousands of students over the years and best wishes to continue the same for many more years to come.

RESOLUTION NO. 3071

By: Mr. Leo Glavine (Kings West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas May 19, 2007, the St. Eudora Rebekah Lodge No. 42 Berwick will celebrate their 100th Anniversary; and

Whereas the Rebekah creed indicates that friendship, love and truth are the foundation of the sisterhood; and

Whereas for a century the St. Eudora Rebekah Lodge No. 42 Berwick has exemplified this creed;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House recognize the contributions the Rebekahs of Berwick have made to the community and wish them a successful 100th Anniversary.

RESOLUTION NO. 3072

By: Mr. Leo Glavine (Kings West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Tom Henley has been elected Berwick's Volunteer of the Year for 2007; and

Whereas Tom has made a strong commitment to his adopted community through volunteerism particularly through the Lions Club, the Masons and as an active member of his church, he was instrumental launching the Berwick Interfaith Outreach Society "Feed My Lambs'; and

Whereas Tom has always lived with the belief and personal expectation that volunteering is simply being a member of the community;

Therefore all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Tom Henley on being Berwick's Volunteer of the Year and wish him every success and good health in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3073

By: Mr. Leonard Preyra (Halifax Citadel)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Saint Mary's University student Olivier Jarda has been awarded a 2007 Rhodes Scholarship, one of the oldest and most prestigious international awards for academic and extra-curricular excellence; and

Whereas in addition to being an exceptional student, Olivier is the editor-in-chief of Saint Mary's University student newspaper, a member of the university's track and field team, an active participant in student politics and a bass player in a local rock band and, as such, is already making enormous contributions to his local community; and

Whereas his plan to study international foreign policy at the University of Oxford will surely extend the reach of his skills and contributions to the global arena;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Olivier Jarda for his remarkable achievement and wish Olivier luck at Oxford in the fall.

RESOLUTION NO. 3074

By: Mr. Leonard Preyra (Halifax Citadel)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Yvonne Atwell, former member of this House of Assembly for the constituency of Preston, has been included in the latest edition of Who's Who in Black Canada, a national directory of African-Canadian leaders and achievers; and

Whereas Ms. Atwell's inclusion in this national directory is a testament to her many contributions to the fields of politics, business, health and education and to the historical significance of her election as the first female African Nova Scotian MLA in the province; and

Whereas Ms. Atwell and the 65 other Nova Scotians included in the directory are an inspiration to all Nova Scotians and well deserving of recognition on a national stage;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Yvonne Atwell for her inclusion in Who's Who in Black Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 3075

By: Mr. David Wilson (Glace Bay)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas veteran Michael Farrell of Sydney Forks was 19 years old when he joined North Nova Scotia Highlanders B Company in March 1944 and saw service in France, Belgium and Holland until in 1945 he was shot in the head by German sniper; and

Whereas Faith Farrell, a 17-year-old in Grade 12 says that her grandfather, Michael Farrell, is a strong figure in her family and always has interesting stories to tell; and

Whereas Faith Farrell wrote her first article and poem in The Torch, the official publication of Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command, concerning her feelings on remembrance inspired by the stores told from her grandfather who she says is a prime example of determination and perseverance;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate Faith Farrell for publishing her first newspaper article and poem in The Torch and wish her all the best in future endeavours.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3076

By: Mr. David Wilson (Glace Bay)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Coal Town Chorus begins preparations to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in April 2008. The group was first formed in April 1983, meeting at Knox Hall, Glace Bay; and

Whereas Ann Louise Holland helped to get the chorus started with their first performance booked for Seaview Manor Nursing Home at Christmas 1983. Under the Directorship of Mrs. Linda Hillier, the group has grown to approximately 25 men and women from the Glace Bay area, who have been together long enough to consider each other family; and

Whereas this amazing group of people travel from one venue to another free of charge to perform. They have set up a sunshine committee that sends cards, wishes and prayers to those who are sick and rely on fund-raising for the upkeep of their wardrobe, equipment and other expenses;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly congratulate Linda Hillier, the Late Ann Louise Holland and members of the Coal Town Chorus on their dedication and wish them every success for their 25th Anniversary and the years ahead.

RESOLUTION NO. 3077

By: Mr. David Wilson (Glace Bay)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas 20 years ago, Ann Marie McKenzie experienced every parent's greatest fear, the loss of her nine-year-old son, Jeffrey, to leukemia; and

Whereas Ms. McKenzie did not want another Mother's Day to pass without reaching out to other mothers who have suffered this painful experience by bringing a little touch of positive and some hope to mothers; and

Whereas Ms. McKenzie will set up the first group for bereaved mothers in Glace Bay to share their experiences and memories of their children as well as establish a scholarship

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fund in their memory. The fund will be not only for students who excel in sports and high grades but also for those who work hard and require financial assistance;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly commend Ann Marie McKenzie for her compassion to assist mothers in the lifelong grieving of the loss of a child and wish much success with her group for bereaved mothers.

RESOLUTION NO. 3078

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Florida Disabled/Open Mid-Winter Regatta was held in St. Petersburg Florida in March 2007; and

Whereas Paul Tingley of Halifax, who is a two-time Paralympian, competed in the event representing the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and won first place in the 2.4mR class; and

Whereas Paul has had solid results in his regattas which have put him in good standing for the 2008 Paralympian trials;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Paul Tingley for his success in representing Nova Scotia at the Florida Disabled/Open Mid-Winter Regatta and wish him continued success in future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3079

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Halifax Regional Municipality has kicked off Phase II of its capital district waste diversion plan when it committed just over $120,000 to purchase 150 new waste receptacles; and

Whereas 50 of these new bins will feature three-stream source separation with options for garbage, food waste and recyclables and the 100 remaining bins will be used primarily for garbage disposal; and

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Whereas these new bins will also have an attachment specifically meant for ashes to deal with the growing problem of cigarette butts on city streets;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly congratulate the Halifax Regional Municipality for taking this green initiative and working to keep our municipality clean.

RESOLUTION NO. 3080

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax-Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on April 8, 2007, the Halifax Hawks AAA Midget Hockey Team won the gold medal at the SEDMHA Hockey Tournament in Dartmouth; and

Whereas this win capped a successful season for the team and coaches, Steve LeBlanc and Christian Belanger, that saw them advance to the Provincials; and

Whereas the SEDMHA Tournament was especially significant to forward Justin LeBlanc and his family as it marked his final game with the Halifax Hawks;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Justin LeBlanc for a successful conclusion of his competitive hockey career with the Halifax Hawks.

RESOLUTION NO. 3081

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax-Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on April 8, 2007, the Halifax Hawks AAA Midget Hockey Team won the gold medal at the SEDMHA Hockey Tournament in Dartmouth; and

Whereas this win capped a successful season for the team and coaches, Steve LeBlanc and Christian Belanger, that saw them advance to the Provincials; and

Whereas the SEDMHA Tournament was especially significant to defenceman Stewart Whalen and his family as it marked his final game after 11 years of organized hockey;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Stewart Whalen for a successful conclusion to his competitive hockey career with the Halifax Hawks.

RESOLUTION NO. 3082

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax-Clayton Park)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the 2007 Halifax International Writers' Festival took place in downtown Halifax between March 28 - April 1; and

Whereas this year marks the 3rd year for the Halifax International Writer's Festival which contributes to expanding the literary consciousness of Nova Scotia and increasing the status of Canadian writers; and

Whereas the 2007 festival presented well known authors such as Nadia Bozak, Krista Bridge, Andy Brown, Stephen Brunt, Alan Cumyn, Tanya Davis, and Marq de Villiers;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly congratulate the Halifax International Writer's Festival on their 3rd annual celebration and wish them every success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3083

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas our public service employees have demonstrated their continuous commitment to the citizens of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas one such employee, Jane Gilson, Research and Statistical Officer, performing the role of 911 Quality Assurance with the Emergency Management Office, will be reaching 10 years of service this coming July; and

Whereas she will at that time be presented with her 10 year certificate;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House acknowledge the commitment and dedication of Ms. Jane Gilson and our many dedicated public servants.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3084

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas our public service employees have demonstrated their continuous commitment to the citizens of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas one such employee, Darrell Marsh, 911 Information Technology Specialist with the Emergency Management Office, has been invited to attend a conference in New Orleans from April 15th to 17th; and

Whereas he will at that time be delivering a presentation on Nova Scotia's leading edge achievement in using digital mapping to enhance the delivery of 911 services;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House acknowledge the contribution of Darrell Marsh and team for his successful endeavour.

RESOLUTION NO. 3085

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Justice)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers make an enormous contribution to their communities and to the lives of their fellow citizens; and

Whereas William S. Cluett has given freely and eagerly of his time to help out as a volunteer within his community for many years; and

Whereas the Town of Lunenburg has chosen William S. Cluett as their Volunteer of the Year in recognition of his hard work and generosity;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate William S. Cluett on receiving the 2007 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Town of Lunenburg and thank him for giving so freely of his time to help others.

RESOLUTION NO. 3086

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By: Hon. Michael Baker (Justice)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers make an enormous contribution to their communities and to the lives of their fellow citizens; and

Whereas Dr. George McKiel has given freely and eagerly of his time to help out as a volunteer within his community for many years; and

Whereas the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg has chosen Dr. George McKiel as their Volunteer of the Year in recognition of his hard work and generosity;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Dr. George McKiel on receiving the 2007 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and thank him for giving so freely of his time to help others.

RESOLUTION NO. 3087

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers make an enormous contribution to their communities and to the lives of their fellow citizens; and

Whereas Vicki Bardon has given freely and eagerly of his time to help out as a volunteer within her community for many years; and

Whereas the Town of Mahone Bay has chosen Vicki Bardon as their Volunteer of the Year in recognition of her hard work and generosity;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Vicki Bardon on receiving the 2007 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Town of Mahone Bay and thank her for giving so freely of her time to help others.

RESOLUTION NO. 3088

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By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the New Germany Elementary School is the proud owner of an outdoor classroom which will enhance the learning environment for its students; and

Whereas the project was made possible by the great support from the community, particularly Peggy Mosher and her family who donated the logs to construct the building; and

Whereas drafting and carpentry students from the Lunenburg Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College assisted in the project, which not only helped to make the project a reality but assisted the NSCC students in completing class requirements and training;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly congratulate New Germany Elementary School for their contribution to the learning experience of its students and thank the community for their support of the project.

RESOLUTION NO. 3089

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia has recognized Kelly Nelson of Maders Cove, Luneburg County, as a fellow chartered accountant; and

Whereas Mr. Nelson is the Vice-President of Corporate services and the Chief Financial Officer of High Liner Foods; and

Whereas Mr. Nelson is one of five individuals who are awarded the Institute of Chartered Accountants highest honour each year;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Kelly Nelson on being recognized as a fellow chartered accountant by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3090

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By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Cole Cox a 10-month old Dayspring, Lunenburg County, infant has been diagnosed with a rare immune deficiency disorder which requires extensive medical treatment; and

Whereas Kathryn Wagner and Samantha Robar, students at Centre Consolidated School heard about the fundraising efforts that were being undertaken to assist Cole; and

Whereas Samantha Robar's grandmother, Doreen Oickle, of Simpson's Corner, Lunenburg County, assisted by making 49 dozen cookies and 20 pies, which were sold and the money provided to assist with Cole's expenses

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly thank Kathryn Wagner, Samantha Robar and Doreen Oickle for their generosity in helping someone in need int heir community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3091

By: Mr. Pat Dunn (Pictou Centre)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas one of New Glasgow's favourite volunteers continues to add to the quality of life in Pictou County; and

Whereas Herb Paris is a gentleman's gentleman, always willing to help and assist, and volunteering for a variety of sports teams and organizations throughout the county for many years; and

Whereas the New Glasgow Foundry retiree still finds time to be a popular usher at his church and can be found frequently selling 50/50 tickets for, among other groups, the North Nova Education Centre Hockey Team, the Pictou County Junior "A" Crushers, and Scott Weeks Midget "AAA" Hockey Club;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House send their best wishes and thanks to Herb Paris of New Glasgow for his community spirit and selfless volunteer work, only adding to the enviable life we have here in Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3092

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By: Mr. Pat Dunn (Pictou County)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Jim Worthen is a well-known volunteer in Pictou County; and

Whereas Mr. Worthen has been a role model for numerous male and female boxers as Director and Coach of the Albion Boxing Club; and

Whereas Coach Worthen has represented Nova Scotia as Team Manager and coach for Pictou County boxers in the 1995, 2003 and 2007 Canada Winter Games;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Jim Worthen and all members of the volunteer executive, for nearly 20 years of assisting our youth and for the numerous Canada Games Medals that Nova Scotia boxers have claimed under his guidance.

RESOLUTION NO. 3093

By: Mr. Patrick Dunn (Pictou Centre)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas this week Nova Scotia honoured its most dedicated volunteers at the annual provincial volunteer banquet; and

Whereas Trenton native, Jake Trenholm, was singled out as Volunteer of the Year for the Town of Trenton, standing out as one of the few winners still in his 20's; and

Whereas involved in outside organizations while still in high school, he sits on the Board of Directors for the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame and among other things, is an organizer of the annual Harvey Dickson Memorial Softball Tournament; and

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House send their sincere congratulations and best wishes to Jake Trenholm of Trenton for his vitality and bringing a youthful perspective to not only his own community, but to the Nova Scotia one as well.

RESOLUTION NO. 3094

By: Ms. Diana Whalen (Halifax Clayton Park)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Lorri Neilsen Glenn is marking the midpoint of her four-year term serving Halifax Regional Municipality as the city's Poet Laureate; and

Whereas Lorri's published collections of poetry include: All the Perfect Disguises, Saving String and Combustion; and

Whereas for her legacy project Lorri has created To Find Us, an anthology of poetry and photographs, as well as working with the Public Library to create a website for new Canadians to read poetry in their first language;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House recognize Lorri Neilsen Glenn, HRM's Poet Laureate and wish her continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3095

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Nova Scotia Resource Recovery Fund Board holds an annual contest in schools throughout the province to heighten student awareness of proper waste management and its advantages to the economy and environment of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas the eastern region of Antigonish, Guysborough and Pictou recently held the 2006 Nova Scotia Recycles Contest Awards Celebration, acknowledging the students and their teachers; and

Whereas Haley Borden, Stacey Peters, Meagan MacKenzie and Amanda Jewell, members of Andrew Alcom's music program at North Nova Education Centre, are the winners for Grade 11, Eastern Region, with their multi-media rap;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Haley Borden, Stacey Peters, Meagan MacKenzie and Amanda Jewell on their win and commend the Nova Scotia Resource Recovery Fund Board for organizing the contest and commend the Eastern Region Resource Recovery Fund office in Pictou County for holding the dinner celebration to acknowledge the winners.

RESOLUTION NO. 3096

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Nova Scotia Resource Recovery Fund Board holds an annual contest in schools throughout the province to heighten student awareness of proper waste management and its advantages to the economy and environment of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas the eastern region of Antigonish, Guysborough and Pictou recently held the 2006 Nova Scotia Recycles Contest Awards Celebration, acknowledging the students and their teachers; and

Whereas Gladys Haddad of Marlee Gordon's class at Walter Duggan Consolidated School in Westville is the runner-up for the poster design, Grades 4 to 6 Eastern Region;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Marlee Gordon on her win and commend Nova Scotia Resource Recovery Fund Board for organizing the contest and commend the Eastern Region Resource Recovery Fund office in Pictou County for holding the dinner celebration to acknowledge the winners.

RESOLUTION NO. 3097

By: Mr. Clarrie MacKinnon (Pictou East)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Nova Scotia Resource Recovery Fund Board holds an annual contest in schools throughout the province to heighten student awareness of proper waste management and its advantages to the economy and environment of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas the eastern region of Antigonish, Guysborough and Pictou recently held the 2006 Nova Scotia Recycles Contest Awards Celebration, acknowledging the students and their teachers; and

Whereas Chantal Saulnier of Audrey Crosby's class at Frank H. MacDonald Elementary School, won the poster design, Grades 4 to 6 Eastern Region;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Chantal Saulnier on her win and commend Nova Scotia Resource Recovery Fund Board for organizing the contest and commend the Eastern Region Resource Recovery Fund office in Pictou County for holding the dinner celebration to acknowledge the winners.

RESOLUTION NO. 3098

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By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas physical activity is such an important part of the life of our younger generations; and

Whereas a 15-year old Queens County teen from Kempt has been so successful in his indoor track competitions; and

Whereas this success in indoor track competitions saw him break the provincial indoor track record in the 300-metre dash at the Dalhousie University Invitational and will take him to an elite track and field camp being held in Florida later this year;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize the winning efforts of Cameron Veinot of North Queens Rural High School. The old record was 36.76 seconds and Cameron's time was 39 seconds.

RESOLUTION NO. 3099

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas a very successful business in the Queens community is closing after over 50 years of business; and

Whereas this business began when Clyde Corbett realized that he had a knack for building and fixing guns for his friends around the Liverpool area; and

Whereas this business grew into tackle supplies, ATVs, power saws and even cross-country skiis are one point;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Clyde Corbett for his years in the retail business in the community of Liverpool.

RESOLUTION NO. 3100

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas hopefully the reconstruction of Afghanistan will enable the people of the country to live without war in a stable country; and

Whereas the RCMP has been providing police officers with different skills sets to work out the provincial reconstruction team based in Kandahar, Afghanistan for a number of years; and

Whereas one such RCMP officer who has worked in the Queens detachment for the past five and a half years will be embarking on a 12-month mission to Afghanistan; and

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Constable Charles Reddick of the Queens detachment of the RCMP and wish him luck on his mission to Afghanistan.

RESOLUTION NO. 3101

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas recycling has become a very, very important way of life for all residents of Queens County; and

Whereas recently an award dinner recognizing the very successful recycling taking place in Queens County; and

Whereas Liverpool Regional High School and Greenfield Elementary School garnered awards at this dinner;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Liverpool Regional High School students Penny Lewis, Geoffrey Mason, Claudio Mueri, Josh Kaulback, Kayla Thorburne and Alyssa Scott along with Austin Selig from Greenfield Elementary School.

RESOLUTION NO. 3102

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas hard work, practice and dedication to a sport is so important when someone excels at a sport they love; and

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Whereas when someone starts skating at the age of three, joined the Queens County Blades at age four, has been competing in skating since the age of nine, and continues to practice four days a week in Liverpool and Bridgewater; and

Whereas having placed first in the provincials and also first in the Bronze Triathlon event in Yarmouth, she is now off to the HomeSense National Star Skate Championships in Calgary, Alberta; and

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Janessa Keans and wish her luck in the national competitions.

RESOLUTION NO. 3103

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Queens County has had the privilege of hosting an international exchange student since September 2006 who has taken on a whole different sport not found in his native country; and

Whereas this Grade 8 student at South Queens Junior High School originally came to Nova Scotia to learn how to surf and has ended up on a hockey team; and

Whereas Pablo Isita now plays for the Liverpool Cougar Peewee B hockey team and has added hockey to his list of activities which include soccer, badminton, surfing and skiing;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize Pablo Isita from Mexico City for taking on the challenges of learning a new sport while going to school in Queens County.

RESOLUTION NO. 3104

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Queens County Minor Hockey Association was represented with great pride at the provincial championships in the Atom B category in North Sydney in early March; and

Whereas on the way to a third place finish in the provincial championship they won two very important games and ended up losing a third game in sudden death; and

Whereas their final game in the championship was a very close game which gave them the third place finish;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize all the Liverpool Atom B Cougar players, and especially Kristen Gordon who won the puck control event, took home 1st All Star Forward Trophy and Most Sportslike Trophy for the tournament.

RESOLUTION NO. 3105

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas curling plays such an important part of a community for the opportunity of members to stay physically active for many years; and

Whereas one of the most important curling events in Nova Scotia is the Ladies Provincial Curling Championship known as the Scottie Tournament of Hearts; and

Whereas the Liverpool Curling Club played host to this very important event in January of 2007;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize the members of the Liverpool Curling Club for all of their very successful efforts in hosting this event.

RESOLUTION NO. 3106

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas we see the need for physical activity to be recognized as such an important part of the life of our younger generations; and

Whereas the winning ways of the Liverpool Atom A Cougars Midget Hockey Team has recently won two hockey tournaments; and

Whereas they won a tournament involving 11 provincial teams with the Cougars winning the gold medal and they also won the gold medal at the Lunenburg Falcons Christmas Tournament;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize the winning efforts of the Liverpool Atom A Cougar Midget Hockey Team and their coaching team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3107

By: Ms. Vicki Conrad (Queens)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas following the fire that destroyed the North Queens Elementary School, a committee from the Liverpool Lions Club met with some of the teachers to assess the most pressing needs of the teachers; and

Whereas the teachers drew up a wish list which was then taken to a business meeting of the Lions Club; and

Whereas the members of the Lions Club made a motion to spend $5,000 which purchased board games, computer educational games and, most importantly, books to teach the students to read at the various grade levels, and to donate an additional $500 in cooperation with the Kiwanis and Kinsmen Clubs to help purchase books for the elementary school library and to build a storage cabinet;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognize the citizens of North Queens for their support of the radio club bingo, the Lions Club, Kiwanis and Kinsmen Clubs of Queens County.

RESOLUTION NO. 3108

By: Mr. Gordon Gosse (Cape Breton North)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles' record for goals in a season, 47, was recorded by Ryan Walsh in the 1997-98 season; and

Whereas on March 3, 2007, Cam Fergus scored goals number 48, 49 and 50 of this season; and

Whereas in so doing, Cam Fergus broke the record for goals in a season as well as reaching the coveted 50-goal plateau;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Legislative Assembly congratulate Cam Fergus on his outstanding athletic achievement and wish him all the best along the playoff trail and in his future endeavours.

RESOLUTION 3109

By: Mr. Gordon Gosse (Cape Breton North)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 4, 2007, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League presented its Golden Puck Awards; and

Whereas Andre Pavelec, back stopper extraordinaire of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, in posting the league's best goals-against average, was awarded the Jacques Plante Trophy; and

Whereas in 43 starts, Andre won 28 games, posted a 2.52 goals against average and a .908 save percentage;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Legislative Assembly congratulate Andre Pavelec on his outstanding goaltending heroics and wish him all the best on the playoff trail.

RESOLUTION NO. 3110

By: Ms. Marilyn More (Dartmouth South-Portland Valley)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas a youth group and their leaders from First Baptist Church in Dartmouth will be travelling to Argentina July 3, 2007 for over two weeks; and

Whereas this group of primarily high school students will work with Youth for Christ International assisting with renovations, youth programs and children's activities; and

Whereas preparation for this international service included training, fundraising and promotion of the Make Poverty History Campaign;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia Legislature congratulate Heather Turetzek, Laura Christiansen, Molly Christiansen, Kayla Thomas, Justine Zwicker, Luke Armstrong, Sam Armstrong, Lauren MacDonald, Rachel Smallhorn, Daniel Smallhorn, Alison Sowerby, Graeme Stewart and Robert Smith with their leaders Melissa Holland, Peter Freeman, Mary Middleton, Daniel Freeman and Mark Freeman, and thank them or their leadership and dedication to alleviating world poverty through international service.

RESOLUTION NO. 3111

By: Ms. Marilyn More (Dartmouth South-Portland Valley)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas a group of university students from First Baptist Church in Dartmouth will be travelling to Nairobi, Nigeria on April 25th to May 10, 2007; and

Whereas these youth will work with non-governmental agencies on poverty issues, particularly supports for homeless orphans affected directly and indirectly by HIV/AIDS; and

Whereas preparation for this international service included training, fundraising and promotion of the Make Poverty History Campaign;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia legislature congratulate Melissa Holland, Carole Bethune, Megan Turetzek, Misty Atwell, Tiffany Atwell and Daniel Smallhorn and thank them for their leadership and dedication to alleviating world poverty through international service.

RESOLUTION NO. 3112

By: Ms. Marilyn More (Dartmouth South-Portland Valley)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Revolution 2007: Spinning for Life is a fundraising initiative for Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation's CT-64 Scanner campaign; and

Whereas a number of major sponsors, Portland Street Honda, Nubody's, PizzaTown and KOOL 96.5 fm are promoting the Spin for Life event for 700 cyclists at Harbourside Market in Halifax on April 27, 2007; and

Whereas the official Dartmouth launch was held at Portland Street Honda on March 15, 2007, with support from Dr. Piano and Yamaha, Scanway Catering, Bill Stevenson - Piano Player, My Mother's Bloomers, Sound Systems Plus and MacFarland's Rentals;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia Legislature congratulate Gil and Maureen Wilkins of Portland Street Honda for their generous sponsorship of the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation's Revolution 2007 Dartmouth launch to raise money for the CT-64 Scanner Campaign and thank them and their staff for their inspiring example of community service.

RESOLUTION NO. 3113

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the 2006-07 minor hockey season was a tremendous success for the West Hants Midget A Hockey Team under the tutelage of Head Coach Grant Veinot and Assistant Coaches Rob Malloy and Tony Ross; and

Whereas the West Hants Midget A Team posted an exceptionally impressive record 25-3-2 before going to the provincial Midget A Hockey Championship in Tatamagouche in early March; and

Whereas at the provincials in Northern Colchester County, West Hants finished with a 2-1-1 record, willing 5-1 over host Tatamagouche and 4-0 over Northside, tying Truro 3-3 with their only loss coming against Clare 5-3 as Clare went undefeated with a 4-0 mark;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the work ethic and competitive hockey spirit of the 2006-07 West Hants Midget A Hockey Team and wish all players and coaches continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3114

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas communities across Nova Scotia consist of dedicated individuals committed to a wide array of causes; and

Whereas one of these all time great individuals is a gentleman and everyone knows as "Claire" Clarence Hazel of Scotch Village, Hants County; and

Whereas whether the work concerns his family, the Scotch Village Baptists Church, assisting neighbours in whatever way humanely possible, the local cemetery or pulling oxen at numerous exhibitions and fairs across Nova Scotia, Claire is there front and centre, giving everything he can;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the dynamic and giving spirit of Mr. Claire Hazel of Scotch Village for everything he accomplishes, even sometimes for just being there.

RESOLUTION NO. 3115

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Emily Burns of Upper Falmouth was one of Team Nova Scotia's 213 athletes who participated in the recently concluded 2007 Canada Winter Games in the Yukon Territory; and

Whereas Emily was part of Team Nova Scotia's 10-member alpine ski team; and

Whereas Emily competed in Super G, giant slalom and slalom events while in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Emily Burns for her many hours of preparation and performances at the 2007 Canada Winter Games.

RESOLUTION NO. 3116

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Mr. Daryl Langille from the Hantsport-Hants Border area is one of 69 volunteers from across Nova Scotia, who was recognized Tuesday at Nova Scotia's 33rd Annual Provincial Volunteer Award Ceremony; and

Whereas Daryl's name was put forward by the Town of Hantsport, for his activity with the St. James United Church over 15 years and four years as Treasurer of the Hantsport Pastoral Charge and two years as Treasurer of Poyntz Lodge #44; and

Whereas Daryl also serves on the board of directors of Hantsport Memorial Community Centre, as well as the Canada Day Organizing Committee and has been involved in the formation of the new Hantsport Recreation Committee along with maintaining a new outdoor winter skating rink;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend our sincere thanks to Hantsport-Hants Border resident, Daryl Langille, for his well deserved recognition at the 2007 33rd Annual Nova Scotia Volunteer Awards Ceremony and Dinner.

RESOLUTION NO. 3117

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Hantsport Bantam Girls Basketball Team are the 2007 Division Four Basketball Nova Champions; and

Whereas Coach Glen Clark and the girls defeated the Halifax Martyrs 50-45 in the provincial championship final in Hantsport March 25th ; and

Whereas Hantsport player Micayla Marsters was named tournament MVP and teammate Bronywn Pitts MVP for the championship game;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend our heartiest congratulations to Coach Glen Clark and the entire Hantsport Bantam Girls Basketball Team on their provincial division four championship win, while wishing them continued personal success with all of their future goals in life.

RESOLUTION NO. 3118

By: Mr. Chuck Porter (Hants West)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Avon Emporium and Shipwright Inn in Summerville, Hants County emulates a true feeling of home to visitors from everywhere; and

Whereas owner and operator Doris Hagman was recently recognized by The ChronicleHerald's esteemed restaurant connoisseur Bill Spurr, as having the Best Restaurant of the Year for 2006 outside of Halifax; and

Whereas the Avon Emporium and Shipwright Inn, besides serving delectable dishes of homemade traditional recipes, is a community gathering place situation along the Hants Shore;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud and congratulate Avon Emporium and Shipwright Inn owner Doris Hagman for being recognized by The ChronicleHerald as Best Restaurant of the Year 2006.

RESOLUTION NO. 3119

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Edith Bower of Lower Ohio, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia is an active volunteer for the Mckay Memorial Library since her retirement in July 2006; and

Whereas Edith is an involved member of Shelburne Friends of the Library as well as the office treasurer; and

Whereas Edith plans various fundraising events. She also visits and delivers library books to the residents of Roseway Manor and Lake Wood Apartments;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Edith Bower for willingly and cheerfully volunteering for the Mckay Memorial Library. Her efforts are valued and greatly appreciated.

RESOLUTION NO. 3120

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Heidi Christie of Shelburne County has volunteered for the past six years at Forest Ridge Academy School in Barrington Passage; and

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Whereas Heidi loyally attends monthly school meetings and generously makes herself available whenever the school calls on her; and

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Heidi Christie for her hard work and determination toward Forest Ridge Academy Elementary School. She is greatly appreciated.

RESOLUTION NO. 3121

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Lockeport Regional High School Senior Girls Basketball Team won the Division IV Girls Provincial Championships in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on March 1, 2, and 3, 2007; and

Whereas the Lockeport Regional High School Senior Girls Basketball scored 49-35, in the Championship game; and

Whereas the Lockeport Regional High School Senior Girls Basketball won for the second year in a row, accomplishing two straight titles;

Therefore be it be resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate the Lockeport Regional High School Senior Girls Basketball on their achievements, dedication and sportsmanship during the Championships games.

RESOLUTION NO. 3122

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas The Shelburne County Flames won the Atom "A" Provincial Championships on March 11, 2007 in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia; and

Whereas The Flames won over the host team 7-3, and were undefeated in their regular game season; and

Whereas The Flames took home a Gold Medal in the Shelburne County Fall Classic and a Gold Medal in Amherst Invitational Atom "A" Tournament;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate The Flames and their coaches for their dedication and perseverance during the 2006/2007 hockey season.

RESOLUTION NO. 3123

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Wallace Webb of Shelburne County, Nova Scotia celebrates his 100th Birthday on the sixth of May, 2007; and

Whereas Wallace Webb travelled to Boston in 1927, he received and education at Boston English High School he obtained a rewarding career in the American Army for three years he worked for New York, New Haven and Harvard Railway Company for 45 years; and

Whereas Wallace, upon returning to Nova Scotia in 1973 enjoys simple pleasures of life with his wife Helen, working in this tool shed and going dancing with friends;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Wallace Webb on his achievements as he gracefully shares his 100th Birthday with the Town of Shelburne.

RESOLUTION NO. 3124

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas The Lockport Regional High School Senior Boys Basketball Team won the division IV boys Provincial Championships in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on March 1, 2, and 3, 2007; and

Whereas the Lockport Regional High School Senior Boys Basketball Team scored 55-44, in the championship game; and

Whereas The Lockport Regional High School Senior Boys Basketball Team won for the forth year in a row, accomplishing four straight titles;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate The Lockeport Regional High School Senior Boys Basketball Team on their achievements, dedication and sportsmanship during the championship games.

RESOLUTION NO. 3125

by: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Shaun Hatfield of Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia has served as a community volunteer for the past 10 years; and

Whereas Shaun volunteers as an activist for Barrington's Long Term Care Committee to establish nursing care beds at Bay Side Home, he has coached Basketball for Barrington Municipal High School for the past four years. He organized a house-building mission in Mexico for the homeless the past four years; and

Whereas Shaun counsels and supports youth, he speaks at various fundraising functions. He submits a column, Crossroads, in the Shelburne Coast Guard to celebrate the lives of many people in the community;

Therefore be ir resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Shaun Hatfield as a valuable volunteer. He demonstrates devotion and charitable kindness to the community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3126

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Gregory Malone of Stoney Island, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, has been a devoted cancer-support volunteer for the past four and a half years. He is a local business owner of Feed and Seed, Barrington Passage for the past eight years; and

Whereas Gregory dedicates his time as a spokesperson for Relay for Life and Celebration of Hope programs; and

Whereas Gregory is committed to educating, fundraising and supporting cancer patients throughout Digby to Halifax Counties;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Gregory Malone for his outstanding compassion and courage. Gregory's special story strengthens and encourages others battling cancer, with charity, bravery and grace.

RESOLUTION NO. 3127

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Adam Doane of Villagedale, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, received the award for Firefighter of the Year by the 7E Barrington Volunteer Fire Department; and

Whereas Adam responded to all fire calls, fundraisers and has participated in all training courses, including Medical First Responders Training; and

Whereas Adam has been a dedicated members of the Barrington Fire Department for the past seven years;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Adam Doane for his reliability and dependability as he has shown he is committed to serving the community through his volunteering efforts.

RESOLUTION NO. 3128

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Kendra d'Eon, a student of Shelburne Regional High School won the 5th Annual Science Fair at NSCC Burridge Campus on March 22, 2007; and

Whereas Kendra, a Grade 12 student won first place for her project on, Study on the Physics of Show Jumping, by determining the angle at which a horse jumped; and

Whereas Kendra received a $10,000 Saint Mary's University Entrance Bursary for her project entry;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Kendra d'Eon on her accomplishments and on winning the 5th Annual Science Fair for the project on, Study on the Physics of Show Jumping, on March 22, 2007.

RESOLUTION NO. 3129

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas firefighters are the character of Shelburne County communities being called upon in times of need, regardless of the time, day or night; and

Whereas the Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department responds to a number of alarms annually, while being ready to assist emergency health services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and fellow fire departments with mutual aid assistance; and

Whereas a community lacking the dedication of volunteer firefighters would be a community in great distress as they voluntarily confront challenges with admirable fortitude and willingly persevere to gain experience through vigorous training activities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend the firefighters of the Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department as they will continue to risk their lives of the safety and security of their communities, along with acknowledging their courage and reliability in responding to alarms when summoned.

RESOLUTION NO. 3130

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas firefighters are the character of Shelburne County communities and are called upon in times of need, regardless of the time, day or night; and

Whereas the Sable River Volunteer Fire Department responds to a number of alarms annually while always being ready to assist Emergency Health Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and fellow fire departments with mutual aid assistance; and

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Whereas a community lacking the dedication of volunteer firefighters would be a community in great distress as they voluntarily confront challenges with admirable fortitude and willingly persevere to gain experience through vigorous training activities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend the firefighters of the Sable River Volunteer Fire Department for they will continue to risk their lives for the safety and security of their communities, along with acknowledging their courage and reliability in responding to alarms when summoned because of the uncertainty of when an emergency can arise.

RESOLUTION NO. 3131

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas firefighters are the character of Shelburne County communities and are called upon in times of need, regardless of the time, day or night; and

Whereas the North West Harbour Volunteer Fire Department responds to a number of alarms annually while always being ready to assist Emergency Health Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and fellow fire departments with mutual aid assistance; and

Whereas a community lacking the dedication of volunteer firefighters would be a community in great distress as they voluntarily confront challenges with admirable fortitude and willingly persevere to gain experience through vigorous training activities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend the firefighters of the North West Harbour Volunteer Fire Department for they will continue to risk their lives for the safety and security of their communities, along with acknowledging their courage and reliability in responding to alarms when summoned because of the uncertainty of when an emergency can arise.

RESOLUTION NO. 3132

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas firefighters are the character of Shelburne County communities and are called upon in times of need, regardless of the time, day or night; and

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Whereas the Port LaTour Volunteer Fire Department responds to a number of alarms annually while always being ready to assist Emergency Health Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and fellow fire departments with mutual aid assistance; and

Whereas a community lacking the dedication of volunteer firefighters would be a community in great distress as they voluntarily confront challenges with admirable fortitude and willingly persevere to gain experience through vigorous training activities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend the firefighters of the Port LaTour Volunteer Fire Department for they will continue to risk their lives for the safety and security of their communities, along with acknowledging their courage and reliability in responding to alarms when summoned because of the uncertainty of when an emergency can arise.

RESOLUTION NO. 3133

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas firefighters are the character of Shelburne County communities and are called upon in times of need, regardless of the time, day or night; and

Whereas the Little Harbour Volunteer Fire Department responds to a number of alarms annually while always being ready to assist Emergency Health Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and fellow fire departments with mutual aid assistance; and

Whereas a community lacking the dedication of volunteer firefighters would be a community in great distress as they voluntarily confront challenges with admirable fortitude and willingly persevere to gain experience through vigorous training activities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend the firefighters of the Little Harbour Volunteer Fire Department for they will continue to risk their lives for the safety and security of their communities, along with acknowledging their courage and reliability in responding to alarms when summoned because of the uncertainty of when an emergency can arise.

RESOLUTION NO. 3134

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas firefighters are the character of Shelburne County communities and are called upon in times of need, regardless of the time, day or night; and

Whereas the Jordan Volunteer Fire Department responds to a number of alarms annually while always being ready to assist Emergency Health Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and fellow fire departments with mutual aid assistance; and

Whereas a community lacking the dedication of volunteer firefighters would be a community in great distress as they voluntarily confront challenges with admirable fortitude and willingly persevere to gain experience through vigorous training activities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend the firefighters of the Jordan Volunteer Fire Department for they will continue to risk their lives for the safety and security of their communities, along with acknowledging their courage and reliability in responding to alarms when summoned because of the uncertainty of when an emergency can arise.

RESOLUTION NO. 3135

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas firefighters are the character of Shelburne County communities and are called upon in times of need, regardless of the time, day or night; and

Whereas the Ingomar Roseway Volunteer Fire Department responds to a number of alarms annually while always being ready to assist Emergency Health Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and fellow fire departments with mutual aid assistance; and

Whereas a community lacking the dedication of volunteer firefighters would be a community in great distress as they voluntarily confront challenges with admirable fortitude and willingly persevere to gain experience through vigorous training activities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend the firefighters of the Ingomar Roseway Volunteer Fire Department for they will continue to risk their lives for the safety and security of their communities, along with acknowledging their courage and reliability in responding to alarms when summoned because of the uncertainty of when an emergency can arise.

RESOLUTION NO. 3136

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas firefighters are the character of Shelburne County communities and are called upon in times of need, regardless of the time, day or night; and

Whereas the Churchover Gunning Cove Volunteer Fire Department responds to a number of alarms annually while always being ready to assist Emergency Health Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and fellow fire departments with mutual aid assistance; and

Whereas a community lacking the dedication of volunteer firefighters would be a community in great distress as they voluntarily confront challenges with admirable fortitude and willingly persevere to gain experience through vigorous training activities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend the firefighters of the Churchover Gunning Cove Volunteer Fire Department for they will continue to risk their lives for the safety and security of their communities, along with acknowledging their courage and reliability in responding to alarms when summoned because of the uncertainty of when an emergency can arise.

RESOLUTION NO. 3137

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas firefighters are the character of Shelburne County communities and are called upon in times of need, regardless of the time, day or night; and

Whereas the Woods Harbour Volunteer Fire Department responds to a number of alarms annually while always being ready to assist Emergency Health Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and fellow fire departments with mutual aid assistance; and

Whereas a community lacking the dedication of volunteer firefighters would be a community in great distress as they voluntarily confront challenges with admirable fortitude and willingly persevere to gain experience through vigorous training activities;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend the firefighters of the Woods Harbour Volunteer Fire Department for they will continue to risk their lives for the safety and security of their communities, along with acknowledging their courage and reliability in responding to alarms when summoned because of the uncertainty of when an emergency can arise.

RESOLUTION NO. 3138

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas firefighters are the character of Shelburne County communities and are called upon in times of need, regardless of the time, day or night; and

Whereas the Shag Harbour Volunteer Fire Department responds to a number of alarms annually while always being ready to assist Emergency Health Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and fellow fire departments with mutual aid assistance; and

Whereas a community lacking the dedication of volunteer firefighters would be a community in great distress as they voluntarily confront challenges with admirable fortitude and willingly persevere to gain experience through vigorous training activities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend the firefighters of the Shag Harbour Volunteer Fire Department for they will continue to risk their lives for the safety and security of their communities, along with acknowledging their courage and reliability in responding to alarms when summoned because of the uncertainty of when an emergency can arise.

RESOLUTION NO. 3139

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas firefighters are the character of Shelburne County communities and are called upon in times of need, regardless of the time, day or night; and

Whereas the Port Clyde Volunteer Fire Department responds to a number of alarms annually while always being ready to assist Emergency Health Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and fellow fire departments with mutual aid assistance; and

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Whereas a community lacking the dedication of volunteer firefighters would be a community in great distress as they voluntarily confront challenges with admirable fortitude and willingly persevere to gain experience through vigorous training activities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend the firefighters of the Port Clyde Volunteer Fire Department for they will continue to risk their lives for the safety and security of their communities, along with acknowledging their courage and reliability in responding to alarms when summoned because of the uncertainty of when an emergency can arise.

RESOLUTION NO. 3140

By: Mr. Sterling Belliveau (Shelburne)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas firefighters are the character of Shelburne County communities and are called upon in times of need, regardless of the time, day or night; and

Whereas the Barrington 7-E Volunteer Fire Department responds to a number of alarms annually while always being ready to assist Emergency Health Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and fellow fire departments with mutual aid assistance; and

Whereas a community lacking the dedication of volunteer firefighters would be a community in great distress as they voluntarily confront challenges with admirable fortitude and willingly persevere to gain experience through vigorous training activities;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend the firefighters of the Barrington 7-E Volunteer Fire Department for they will continue to risk their lives for the safety and security of their communities, along with acknowledging their courage and reliability in responding to alarms when summoned because of the uncertainty of when an emergency can arise.

RESOLUTION NO. 3141

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas David Sullivan of Truro, Nova Scotia, was recently recognized by the Truro Daily News as Volunteer of the Week; and

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Whereas David Sullivan spends roughly 18 hours a week working for volunteer groups such as Relay for Life, the Lions Club, Red Cross, Canadian Blood Services, Truro Welcome Centre, and Immanuel Baptist Church; and

Whereas David Sullivan began volunteering in high school when he offered some hours at Oromocto Hospital in New Brunswick as a nurses' aide, bathing, feeding and transporting patients within the hospital;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate David Sullivan on being chosen as the Truro Daily News Volunteer of the Week and thank him for his many hours of volunteer work in the service of his community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3142

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Edward MacKay was selected as 2007 Representative Volunteer of the Year by the Village of Bible Hill; and

Whereas Edward MacKay has worked tirelessly over the years as a volunteer in support of the Bible Hill Truro Minor Ball Association, serving the club as peewee representative, peewee coach, vice- president and registration chair, and has been actively involved with minor basketball, the Truro and Area Minor Basketball Association and the Central Colchester Soccer Association; and

Whereas Edward MacKay recently received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Village of Bible Hill at their volunteer awards night, which recognizes residents who have made an outstanding contribution to volunteer community service in the past year;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House congratulate Edward MacKay for being selected as the 2007 Representative Volunteer of the Year by the Village of Bible Hill and thank him for his extensive volunteer work in the service of sport and his community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3143

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Village of Bible Hill will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, 2007, by hosting an awards ceremony at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19th; and

Whereas Nancy Works has been selected to be presented with the Golden Long-Term Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

Whereas the Golden Long-Term Service Award is presented to those residents of Bible Hill who have made contributions through community volunteer service for a period of fifty years or longer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Nancy Works for being selected for the Golden Long-Term Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding service to Bible Hill and the surrounding community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3144

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Village of Bible Hill will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, 2007, by hosting an awards ceremony at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19th; and

Whereas Doreen Smith has been selected to be presented with the Golden Long-Term Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

Whereas the Golden Long-Term Service Award is presented to those residents of Bible Hill who have made contributions through community volunteer service for a period of fifty years or longer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Doreen Smith for being selected for the Golden Long-Term Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding service to Bible Hill and the surrounding community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3145

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By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Village of Bible Hill will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, 2007, by hosting an awards ceremony at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19th; and

Whereas Eulah Ramsay has been selected to be presented with the Golden Long-Term Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

Whereas the Golden Long-Term Service Award is presented to those residents of Bible Hill who have made contributions through community volunteer service for a period of fifty years or longer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Eulah Ramsay for being selected for the Golden Long-Term Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding service to Bible Hill and the surrounding community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3146

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Village of Bible Hill will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, 2007, by hosting an awards ceremony at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19th; and

Whereas Faye Bradley has been selected to be presented with the Golden Long- Term Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

Whereas the Golden Long-Term Service Award is presented to those residents of Bible Hill who have made contributions through community volunteer service for a period of twenty-five years or longer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Faye Bradley for being selected for the Golden Long-Term Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding service to Bible Hill and the surrounding community.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3147

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Village of Bible Hill will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, 2007, by hosting an awards ceremony at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19th; and

Whereas Beatrice MacCullum has been selected to be presented with the Continuous Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

Whereas the Continuous Service Award is presented to those residents of Bible Hill who have made contributions through community volunteer service for a period of two years or longer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Beatrice MacCullum for being selected for the Continuous Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding service to Bible Hill and the surrounding community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3148

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Village of Bible Hill will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, 2007, by hosting an awards ceremony at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19th; and

Whereas Janet Hazelton has been selected to be presented with the Continuous Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

Whereas the Continuous Service Award is presented to those residents of Bible Hill who have made contributions through community volunteer service for a period of two years or longer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Janet Hazelton for being selected for the Continuous Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill

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Volunteer Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding service to Bible Hill and the surrounding community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3149

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Village of Bible Hill will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, 2007, by hosting an awards ceremony at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19th; and

Whereas Vicki Parker has been selected to be presented with the Continuous Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

Whereas the Continuous Service Award is presented to those residents of Bible Hill who have made contributions through community volunteer service for a period of two years or longer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Vicki Parker for being selected for the Continuous Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding service to Bible Hill and the surrounding community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3150

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Village of Bible Hill will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, 2007, by hosting an awards ceremony at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19th; and

Whereas Charles Wright has been selected to be presented with the Continuous Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

Whereas the Continuous Service Award is presented to those residents of Bible Hill who have made contributions through community volunteer service for a period of two years or longer;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Charles Wright for being selected for the Continuous Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding service to Bible Hill and the surrounding community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3151

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Village of Bible Hill will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, 2007, by hosting an awards ceremony at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19th; and

Whereas Karen Porter has been selected to be presented with the Special Recognition Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

Whereas the Special Recognition Award is presented to individuals who do not reside in Bible Hill, but have volunteered their services to our community on an ongoing basis;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Karen Porter for being selected for the Special Recognition Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding service to Bible Hill and the surrounding community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3152

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Village of Bible Hill will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, 2007, by hosting an awards ceremony at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19th; and

Whereas River MacNutt has been selected to be presented with the Young Achievers Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

Whereas the Young Achievers Service Award is presented to young residents of Bible Hill who volunteer their services to the community;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate River MacNutt for being selected for the Young Achievers Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding service to Bible Hill and the surrounding community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3153

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Village of Bible Hill will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, 2007, by hosting an awards ceremony at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19th; and

Whereas Krystal-Lynn LaForest has been selected to be presented with the Young Achievers Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

Whereas the Young Achievers Service Award is presented to young residents of Bible Hill who volunteer their services to the community;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Kristal-Lynn LaForest for being selected for the Young Achievers Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding service to Bible Hill and the surrounding community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3154

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Village of Bible Hill will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, 2007, by hosting an awards ceremony at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19th; and

Whereas Century Honda/Hyundai has been selected to be presented with the Corporate Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

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Whereas the Corporate Service Award is presented to Bible Hill organizations that have made an outstanding volunteer contribution to Bible Hill;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Century Honda/Hyundai for being selected for the Corporate Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding service to Bible Hill and the surrounding community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3155

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Village of Bible Hill will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 15 to April 21, 2007, by hosting an awards ceremony at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 19th; and

Whereas Tim Hortons has been selected to be presented with the Corporate Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Volunteer Awards Ceremony; and

Whereas the Corporate Service Award is presented to Bible Hill organizations that have made an outstanding volunteer contribution to Bible Hill;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Tim Hortons for being selected for the Corporate Service Award at the 2007 Village of Bible Hill Awards Ceremony in recognition of outstanding service to Bible Hill and the surrounding community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3156

By: Hon. James Muir (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Peter Burgess Rink recently won the 2007 Nova Scotia Mixed Curling Provincial Championships at the Lakeshore Curling Club; and

Whereas the Burgess foursome - Peter Burgess, third Colleen Pinkney, second Chuck Patriquin and lead Shelley MacNutt - lost their first game and then rolled off nine straight wins to capture the title; and

Whereas the Burgess Rink will go on to proudly represent Nova Scotia in the 2007 Mixed Curling National Championships held next November;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Peter Burgess, Colleen Pinkney, Chuck Patriquin and Shelley MacNutt on a successful season, and extend to them best wishes at the 2007 Mixed Curling National Championships this November in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.

RESOLUTION NO. 3157

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas each year communities recognize a citizen as Volunteer of the Year; and

Whereas Mae Forbes has been recognized for her almost 70 years of volunteer work to the South Shore Regional Hospital; and

Whereas Mae Forbes of Bridgewater was named the 2007 Volunteer of the Year by the Town of Bridgewater and was recognized by the Government of Nova Scotia for her many years of volunteer service to her community;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize and congratulate this exemplary Nova Scotian for her outstanding volunteer service to her community.

RESOLUTION NO. 3158

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Bantam Girls Hockey Team recently hosted the Bantam Tier 11 Provincials; and

Whereas this was the first time the Bridgewater Bantam Girls played in the Provincials; and

Whereas Player of the Game went to Annicka Stabenow, Emma-Sue Wagner, Bronwen Thomas and Geneva Hayward;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Annicka, Emma-Sue, Bronwen and Geneva on their Player of the Game recognition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3159

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association encourages girls to play hockey; and

Whereas the Bridgewater Bantam Girls Hockey Team recently hosted the Bantam Tier 11 Provincials; and

Whereas the Bridgewater Hawks were awarded the Provincial Fair Play Banner for receiving the least amount of penalties in four games;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the Bridgewater Girls Hockey Team and their coaches on their Fair Play Award and the team consists of: Amber Wentzell, Madison Acker, Emma Quigley, Leslie Hatheway, Alexis Ferrier, Alysa Lunn, Allison Gillis, Alyson Murphy, Renee Taylor, Emma-Sue Wagner, Geneva Hayward, Bronwen Thomas, Alex Porter, Kassie Rhodenizer, Goalies Annicka Stabenow and Heidi Richard, Coach Jen Russell, Coach Bri Bolivar and Assistant Coach Dale Peters.

RESOLUTION NO. 3160

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories; Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Improved Player Award show a noticeable improvement from the beginning of the season to the end;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Shaun Feener on being named the Most Improved Player on the Bridgewater Hawks PeeWee B hockey team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3161

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories; Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Dedicated Player Award exhibit passion and commitment for the sport and a willingness to learn through these leadership qualities;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Garret Fancy on being named the Most Dedicated Player on the Bridgewater Hawks PeeWee B hockey team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3162

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories; Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Dedicated Player Award exhibit passion and commitment for the sport and a willingness to learn through these leadership qualities;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Graham Mann on being named the Most Dedicated Player on the South Shore Bantam AAA hockey team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3163

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories; Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Dedicated Player Award exhibit passion and commitment for the sport and a willingness to learn through these leadership qualities;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Jeff Hanlon on being named the Most Dedicated Player on the South Shore PeeWee AAA hockey team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3164

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories; Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Dedicated Player Award exhibit passion and commitment for the sport and a willingness to learn through these leadership qualities;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Linden Corkum on being named the Most Dedicated Player on the Bridgewater Hawks Atom B2 hockey team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3165

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories; Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Dedicated Player Award exhibit passion and commitment for the sport and a willingness to learn through these leadership qualities;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Matt Vanwhchen on being named the Most Dedicated Player on the Bridgewater Hawks Midget B hockey team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3166

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Human Resources)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories; Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Dedicated Player Award exhibit passion and commitment for the sport and a willingness to learn through these leadership qualities;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Moira Frier on being named the Most Dedicated Player on the Bridgewater Hawks Bantam A hockey team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3167

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Dedicated Player Award exhibit passion and commitment for the sport and a willingness to learn through these leadership qualities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Ryan Pyke on being named the most dedicated player on the Bridgewater Hawks Peewee A Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3168

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Dedicated Player Award exhibit passion and commitment for the sport and a willingness to learn through these leadership qualities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of the House recognize the outstanding achievement of Ryan Rhodenhizer on being named the most dedicated player on the Bridgewater Hawks Atom A Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3169

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Dedicated Player Award exhibit passion and commitment for the sport and a willingness to learn through these leadership qualities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Taylor Lake on being named the most dedicated player on the Bridgewater Hawks Bantam B Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3170

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Dedicated Player Award exhibit passion and commitment for the sport and a willingness to learn through these leadership qualities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Tobias Wolter on being named the most dedicated player on the Bridgewater Hawks Atom B1 Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3171

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Improved Player Award show a noticeable improvement from the beginning of the season to the end;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Liam Patterson on being named the most improved player on the Bridgewater Hawks Atom A Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3172

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award exhibit characteristics of a true team player;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Alysa Lunn on being named the most sportsmanlike player on the Bridgewater Hawks Bantam Girls Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3173

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award exhibit characteristics of a true team player;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Avery DeMone on being named the most sportsmanlike player on the Bridgewater Hawks Peewee B Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3174

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award exhibit characteristics of a true team player;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Kris White on being named the most sportsmanlike player on the Bridgewater Hawks Bantam B Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3175

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award exhibit characteristics of a true team player;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Evan Lenihan on being named the most sportsmanlike player on the South Shore Bantam AAA Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3176

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award exhibit characteristics of a true team player;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Devyn Wentzell on being named the most sportsmanlike player on the Bridgewater Hawks Atom B2 Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3177

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award exhibit characteristics of a true team player;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Gavin Hathaway on being named the most sportsmanlike player on the South Shore Peewee AAA Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3178

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Improved Player Award show a noticeable improvement from the beginning of the season to the end;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Madison Acker on being named the most improved player on the Bridgewater Hawks Bantam Girls Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3179

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Improved Player Award show a noticeable improvement from the beginning of the season to the end;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Mathew Bustin on being named the most improved player on the South Shore Peewee AAA Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3180

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Improved Player Award show a noticeable improvement from the beginning of the season to the end;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Nigel MacNeil on being named the most improved player on the Bridgewater Hawks Atom B1 Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3181

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Improved Player Award show a noticeable improvement from the beginning of the season to the end;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Philip Clahane on being named the most improved player on the South Shore Bantam AAA Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3182

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Dedicated Player Award exhibit passion and commitment for the sport and a willingness to learn through these leadership qualities;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Amber Wentzell on being named the most dedicated player on the Bridgewater Hawks Bantam Girls Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3183

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Improved Player Award show a noticeable improvement from the beginning of the season to the end;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of James Hennan on being named the most improved player on the Bridgewater Hawks Peewee A Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3184

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Improved Player Award show a noticeable improvement from the beginning of the season to the end;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Cory Mader on being named the most improved player on the Bridgewater Hawks Midget B Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3185

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Improved Player Award show a noticeable improvement from the beginning of the season to the end;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Brad Tenwolde on being named the most improved player on the Bridgewater Hawks Bantam B Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3186

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award exhibit characteristics of a true team player;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Travis Landry on being named the most sportsmanlike player on the Bridgewater Hawks Peewee A Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3187

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th, at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award exhibit characteristics of a true team player;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Spencer Landry on being named the most sportsmanlike player on the Bridgewater Hawks Bantam A Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3188

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award exhibit characteristics of a true team player;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Sarah Burton on being named the most sportsmanlike player on the Bridgewater Hawks Atom B1 Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3189

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award exhibit characteristics of a true team player;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Patrick Gillis on being named the most sportsmanlike player on the Bridgewater Hawks Midget B Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3190

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Sportsmanlike Player Award exhibit characteristics of a true team player;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Matt Quigley on being named the most sportsmanlike player on the Bridgewater Hawks Atom A Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3191

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Improved Player Award show a noticeable improvement from the beginning of the season to the end;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Josh Prudence on being named the most improved player on the Bridgewater Hawks Bantam A Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3192

By: Hon. Carolyn Bolivar-Getson (Immigration)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas the Bridgewater Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Awards Night on Tuesday, April 10th at Bridgewater High School; and

Whereas team players from Atom to Midget were recognized in three distinct categories: Most Improved, Most Sportsmanlike, and Most Dedicated; and

Whereas individuals who receive the Most Improved Player Award show a noticeable improvement from the beginning of the season to the end;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the outstanding achievement of Marcel Robitaille on being named the most improved player on the Bridgewater Hawks Atom B2 Hockey Team.

RESOLUTION NO. 3193

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the St. Margaret's Bay Chamber of Commerce was created to give a more unified voice for the economic community in the St. Margaret's Bay and area; and

Whereas earlier this year the St. Margaret's Bay Chamber of Commerce elected their first board of directors; and

Whereas Doug Poulton, the owner of White Sails Bakery, was elected as the president;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Doug Poulton on being elected the president and wish the St. Margaret's Bay Chamber of Commerce all the best in the near future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3194

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Ernie Collicutt has worked tirelessly to ensure that the needs of Canaan Road were heard by the provincial government; and

Whereas often his work involved him travelling to other parts of the province for meetings with various agencies of the government; and

Whereas Canaan is certainly very lucky to have such a great friend;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House thank Ernie for all his hard work and wish him much success in the future as he continues his community activism.

RESOLUTION NO. 3195

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on April 27, 2007, Louise Latremouille is starting her first book tour to promote her most recent book My Parents First: Computer and Internet Guide; and

Whereas the tour will take Louise across Quebec and Ontario, on what she is calling her $100,000 tour; and

Whereas Louise hopes to raise $100,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society by donating a portion of the profits from her book;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend their best wishes to Louise Latremouille on her upcoming book tour and wish her much success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3196

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Athenaeum Society of Nova Scotia was created in January of 2007; and

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Whereas the Athenaeum Society is a cultural society created to foster learning and interest in the fields of literature, arts, humanities, sciences, business, education, and government; and

Whereas the society features speakers prominent in their respective fields of endeavour who share their expertise and knowledge with their audience;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the Athenaeum Society of Nova Scotia for its role in developing, promoting and expanding the culture, landscape and heritage of Nova Scotia and wish them much success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3197

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 16th to 20th is Provincial Volunteer Week in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Charlene Rafuse will be honoured at a reception hosted by the Municipality of the District of Chester for her volunteer work; and

Whereas volunteers are a valuable part of our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank Ms. Rafuse for all her hard work and dedication to her community and wish her much success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3198

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 16th to 20th is the Provincial Volunteer Week; and

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Whereas Edmund (Ned) Norwood of Hubbards has been recognized at the Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony in Halifax as a representative for the Halifax Regional Municipality; and

Whereas volunteers are the heart of our small communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank Edmund Norwood for all his hard work and dedication to his community and wish him continued success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3199

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 16th to 20th is the Provincial Volunteer Week in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Elizabeth Heisler will be honoured at a reception hosted by the Municipality of the District of Chester for her volunteer work; and

Whereas volunteers are a valuable part of our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank Ms. Heisler for all her hard work and dedication to her community and wish her much success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3200

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 16th to April 20th is the Provincial Volunteer Week in Nova Scotia; and

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Whereas Hilda Bremner will be honoured at a reception hosted by the Municipality of the District of Chester for her volunteer work; and

Whereas volunteers are a valuable part of our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank Ms. Bremner for all her hard work and dedication to her community and wish her much success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3201

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 16th to April 20th is the Provincial Volunteer Week in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Iris Elliott will be honoured at a reception hosted by the Halifax Regional Municipality for her volunteer work; and

Whereas volunteers are a valuable part of our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank Ms. Elliott for all her hard work and dedication to her community and wish her much success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3202

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 16th to April 20th is the Provincial Volunteer Week in Nova Scotia; and

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Whereas Kathleen Richardson will be honoured at a reception hosted by the Halifax Regional Municipality for her volunteer work; and

Whereas volunteers are a valuable part of our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank Ms. Richardson for all her hard work and dedication to her community and wish her much success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3203

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 16th to April 20th is the Provincial Volunteer Week in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Lisa Aiken will be honoured at a reception hosted by the Municipality of the District of Chester for her volunteer work; and

Whereas volunteers are a valuable part of our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank Ms. Aiken for all her hard work and dedication to her community and wish her much success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3204

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 16th to April 20th is the Provincial Volunteer Week in Nova Scotia; and

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Whereas Verna Boutilier of Blandford has been recognized at the Provincial Volunteer Awards Ceremony in Halifax as the representative for the Municipality of the District of Chester for her volunteer work; and

Whereas volunteers are a valuable part of our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank Verna Boutilier for all her hard work and dedication to her community and wish her continued success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3205

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 16th to April 20th is the Provincial Volunteer Week in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Ray LePage will be honoured at a reception hosted by the Municipality of the District of Chester for his volunteer work; and

Whereas volunteers are a valuable part of our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank Ray for all his hard work and dedication to his community and wish him much success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3206

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 16th to April 20th is the Provincial Volunteer Week in Nova Scotia; and

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Whereas Maxine Christo will be honoured at a reception hosted by the Municipality of the District of Chester for her volunteer work; and

Whereas volunteers are a valuable part of our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank Ms. Christo for all her hard work and dedication to her community and wish her much success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3207

By: Hon. Judy Streatch (Community Services)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 16th to April 20th is the Provincial Volunteer Week in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Allan Mosher will be honoured at a reception hosted by the Municipality of the District of Chester for his volunteer work; and

Whereas volunteers are a valuable part of our communities;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank Mr. Mosher for all his hard work and dedication to his community and wish him much success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3208

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Allison Mombourquette, a Grade 10 student at Richmond Academy in Richmond County, was chosen to be one of 600 students from across Canada to take part in the annual Forum for Young Canadians on Parliament Hill; and

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Whereas this forum brings together students and future leaders from across the country to spend a week on Parliament Hill to experience first-hand how Canadian Government works; and

Whereas Allison is also involved in many extracurricular activities including fiddling, step-dancing, and power cheerleading;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Allison on being chosen to take part in this youth forum and wish her well in gaining an understanding and appreciation for how our government functions.

RESOLUTION NO. 3209

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Delores Boudreau, an Isle Madame, Richmond County, musician and

schoolteacher, received the first ever SoulNudge Creates! Award sponsored by the life coaching organization Applied Ability; and

Whereas this award is granted to a person who has experienced a life-inspiring event and understood its message to gain a clarity of purpose in life; and

Whereas Delores has had a number of life-changing events in her life, including surviving a brain tumour and discovering her love of music and her ability to perform and entertain as an accomplished musician;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Delores on her award and hope that the moments of clarity and direction in life continue to allow her to enjoy true happiness and success.

RESOLUTION NO. 3210

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Denise Harrietha is a St. Mary's University student from St. Peter's who is a member of the Nova Scotia biathlon team; and

Whereas Denise has been selected from among a number of biathlon athletes in this province to be the "face of biathlon" for the sport for Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Denise makes her family and community of St. Peter's proud;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Denise for being chosen athletic representative for the Nova Scotia biathlon team and wish her all the success in upcoming competitions.

RESOLUTION NO. 3211

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Dianne Kehoe, a Grades 11 and 12 high school teacher at Richmond Academy, in Richmond County, was honoured by receiving the 2006 Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence; and

Whereas this award is granted annually to recognize the efforts of outstanding teachers in all disciplines who instill in their students a love of learning, helping them excel and build a successful future; and

Whereas Dianne teaches her students to be all that they can be, while inspiring them to be global citizens by engaging them in initiatives in their school and community that raise awareness of global issues;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Dianne Kehoe for her dedication and commitment to helping motivate and challenge the children of today to become better citizens of tomorrow.

RESOLUTION NO. 3212

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution;

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Whereas Julie Marchand, a business and personal account manager with Royal Bank of Canada, Port Hawkesbury branch, has become the first Cape Bretoner to receive the Royal Bank of Canada's highest level of employee recognition, the Leo Award; and

Whereas this award was granted to only 56 out of approximately 60,000 Royal Bank employees worldwide who have shown outstanding achievement and commitment to their community and clients; and

Whereas Julie is involved in many community organizations including the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, and the Richmond Academy Interact Club;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize and congratulate Julie for her outstanding achievement and wish her continued success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3213

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the art of kilt making is an ancient Scottish tradition that still lives on to this day in the small Village of St. Peter's, Richmond County; and

Whereas Kelly Gillis of Grand Anse, Richmond County, and kilt maker at MacIsaac Kiltmaker reached a personal milestone this year when she produced her 200th kilt; and

Whereas at 3,000 hand stitches per kilt, Kelly has made about 600,000 stitches over the last three years;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Kelly Gillis on her milestone and her continued contribution to keeping alive an ancient craft and Scottish tradition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3214

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the art of kilt making is an ancient Scottish tradition that still lives on to this day in the small Village of St. Peter's, Richmond County; and

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Whereas Rosemary and her husband, Mac MacIsaac, own MacIsaac Kiltmakers that produce kilts; and

Whereas Rosemary MacIsaac is an accomplished seamstress who began making kilts over 10 years ago, and achieved a milestone in kilt making when she produced her 1,000th kilt this year;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Rosemary on her milestone and her continued contribution to keeping alive an ancient craft and Scottish tradition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3215

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Terrilyn Boudreau is one of seven students from Richmond Academy, Richmond County, who are representing Nova Scotia at the 2007 Historica Remembrance Summit in Ottawa; and

Whereas the 2007 summit will happen in conjunction with the rededication of the Vimy Memorial, and will culminate in a presentation to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Canadian Heritage of the framework of a remembrance strategy for the next generation of Canadian youth; and

Whereas Terrilyn and her fellow Richmond Academy students will present a local Richmond County historical war figure that they researched and believe should be awarded the Order of Historica at this year's summit;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Terrilyn on her participation in this very important event and wish her and her fellow students best wishes during the summit week.

RESOLUTION NO. 3216

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Steven Corkum is one of seven students from Richmond Academy, Richmond County, who are representing Nova Scotia at the 2007 Historica Remembrance Summit in Ottawa; and

Whereas the 2007 summit will happen in conjunction with the rededication of the Vimy Memorial, and will culminate in a presentation to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Canadian Heritage of the framework of a remembrance strategy for the next generation of Canadian youth; and

Whereas Steven and his fellow Richmond Academy students will present a local Richmond County historical war figure that they researched and believe should be awarded the Order of Historica at this year's summit;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Steven on his participation in this very important event and wish him and his fellow students best wishes during the summit week.

RESOLUTION NO. 3217

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Samuel Boudreau is one of seven students from Richmond Academy, Richmond County, who are representing Nova Scotia at the 2007 Historica Remembrance Summit in Ottawa; and

Whereas the 2007 summit will happen in conjunction with the rededication of the Vimy Memorial, and will culminate in a presentation to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Canadian Heritage of the framework of a remembrance strategy for the next generation of Canadian youth; and

Whereas Samuel and his fellow Richmond Academy students will present a local Richmond County historical war figure that they researched and believe should be awarded the Order of Historica at this year's summit;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Samuel on his participation in this very important event and wish him and his fellow students best wishes during the summit week.

RESOLUTION NO. 3218

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Mathew Carter is one of seven students from Richmond Academy, Richmond County, who are representing Nova Scotia at the 2007 Historica Remembrance Summit in Ottawa; and

Whereas the 2007 summit will happen in conjunction with the rededication of the Vimy Memorial, and will culminate in a presentation to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Canadian Heritage of the framework of a remembrance strategy for the next generation of Canadian youth; and

Whereas Mathew and his fellow Richmond Academy students will present a local Richmond County historical war figure that they researched and believe should be awarded the Order of Historica at this year's summit;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Mathew on his participation in this very important event and wish him and his fellow students best wishes during the summit week.

RESOLUTION NO. 3219

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Kendra Martell is one of seven students from Richmond Academy, Richmond County, who are representing Nova Scotia at the 2007 Historica Remembrance Summit in Ottawa; and

Whereas the 2007 summit will happen in conjunction with the rededication of the Vimy Memorial, and will culminate in a presentation to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Canadian Heritage of the framework of a remembrance strategy for the next generation of Canadian youth; and

Whereas Kendra and her fellow Richmond Academy students will present a local Richmond County historical war figure that they researched and believe should be awarded the Order of Historica at this year's summit;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Kendra on her participation in this very important event and wish her and her fellow students best wishes during the summit week.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3220

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Andrew Campbell is one of seven students from Richmond Academy, Richmond County, who are representing Nova Scotia at the 2007 Historica Remembrance Summit in Ottawa; and

Whereas the 2007 summit will happen in conjunction with the rededication of the Vimy Memorial, and will culminate in a presentation to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Canadian Heritage of the framework of a remembrance strategy for the next generation of Canadian youth; and

Whereas Andrew and his fellow Richmond Academy students will present a local Richmond County historical war figure that they researched and believe should be awarded the Order of Historica at this year's summit;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Andrew on his participation in this very important event and wish him and his fellow students best wishes during the summit week.

RESOLUTION NO. 3221

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Andre Samson is one of seven students from Richmond Academy, Richmond County, who are representing Nova Scotia at the 2007 Historica Remembrance Summit in Ottawa; and

Whereas the 2007 summit will happen in conjunction with the rededication of the Vimy Memorial, and will culminate in a presentation to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Canadian Heritage of the framework of a remembrance strategy for the next generation of Canadian youth; and

Whereas Andre and his fellow Richmond Academy students will present a local Richmond County historical war figure that they researched and believe should be awarded the Order of Historica at this year's summit;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Andre on his participation in this very important event and wish him and his fellow students best wishes during the summit week.

RESOLUTION NO. 3222

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on February 25, 1995, a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter carrying four individuals crashed on the Margaree River near Margaree, Inverness County, killing the pilot and seriously injuring several others; and

Whereas the helicopter was completely destroyed and the victims stranded on the ice in cold and dangerous conditions; and

Whereas the local resident Arthur LeBlanc, of Inverness County, upon realizing the helicopter had crashed, risked his life in being one of the first five persons on the scene to assist in bringing the crash victims to safety;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the bravery and heroism that Mr. LeBlanc displayed that cold, snowy winter day in February and publicly convey the gratitude and thanks of the survivors and their families.

RESOLUTION NO. 3223

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on February 25, 1995, a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter carrying four individuals crashed on the Margaree River near Margaree, Inverness County, killing the pilot and seriously injuring several others; and

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Whereas the helicopter was completely destroyed and the victims stranded on the ice in cold and dangerous conditions; and

Whereas the local resident Claude LeFort, of Inverness County, upon realizing the helicopter had crashed, risked his life in being one of the first five persons on the scene to assist in bringing the crash victims to safety;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the bravery and heroism that Mr. LeFort displayed that cold, snowy winter day in February and publicly convey the gratitude and thanks of the survivors and their families.

RESOLUTION NO. 3224

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on February 25, 1995, a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter carrying four individuals crashed on the Margaree River near Margaree, Inverness County, killing the pilot and seriously injuring several others; and

Whereas the helicopter was completely destroyed and the victims stranded on the ice in cold and dangerous conditions; and

Whereas the local resident Emile LeBlanc, of Inverness County, upon realizing the helicopter had crashed, risked his life in being one of the first five persons on the scene to assist in bringing the crash victims to safety;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the bravery and heroism that Mr. LeBlanc displayed that cold, snowy winter day in February and publicly convey the gratitude and thanks of the survivors and their families.

RESOLUTION NO. 3225

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on February 25, 1995, a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter carrying four individuals crashed on the Margaree River near Margaree, Inverness County, killing the pilot and seriously injuring several others; and

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Whereas the helicopter was completely destroyed and the victims stranded on the ice in cold and dangerous conditions; and

Whereas the local resident Greg Gillis, of Inverness County, upon realizing the helicopter had crashed, risked his life in being one of the first five persons on the scene to assist in bringing the crash victims to safety;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the bravery and heroism that Mr. Gillis displayed that cold, snowy winter day in February and publicly convey the gratitude and thanks of the survivors and their families.

RESOLUTION NO. 3226

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on February 25, 1995, a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter carrying four individuals crashed on the Margaree River near Margaree, Inverness County, killing the pilot and seriously injuring several others; and

Whereas the helicopter was completely destroyed and the victims stranded on the ice in cold and dangerous conditions; and

Whereas the local resident Myles LeBlanc, of Inverness County, upon realizing the helicopter had crashed, risked his life in being one of the first five persons on the scene to assist in bringing the crash victims to safety;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the bravery and heroism that Mr. LeBlanc displayed that cold, snowy winter day in February and publicly convey the gratitude and thanks of the survivors and their families.

RESOLUTION NO. 3227

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Allie Britten, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when her poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

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Whereas this recognition will result in her poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow her to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Allie to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Allie Britten for her achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish her luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3228

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Cassia Symonds, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when her poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in her poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow her to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Cassia to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Cassia Symonds for her achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish her luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3229

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas David MacDonald, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute

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of Canada when his poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in his poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow him to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like David to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize David MacDonald for his achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish him luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3230

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Emily David, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when her poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in her poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow her to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Emily to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Emily David for her achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish her luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3231

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas Emily Landry, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when her poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in her poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow her to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Emily to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Emily Landry for her achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish her luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3232

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Erin Samson, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when her poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in her poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow her to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Erin to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Erin Samson for her achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish her luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3233

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Gabrielle Dorey, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when her poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in her poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow her to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Gabrielle to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Gabrielle Dorey for her achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish her luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3234

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Glenn Boudreau, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when his poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in his poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow him to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Glenn to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Glenn Boudreau for his achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish him luck in the final round of competition.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3235

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Jamie Samson, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when his poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in his poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow him to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Jamie to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Jamie Samson for his achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish him luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3236

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Kallie Sampson, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when her poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in her poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow her to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Kallie to express creativity and imagination;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Kallie Sampson for her achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish her luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3237

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Laura Marryatt, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when her poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in her poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow her to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Laura to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Laura Marryatt for her achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish her luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3238

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Leah Boudreau, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when her poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in her poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow her to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

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Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Leah to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Leah Boudreau for her achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish her luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3239

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Liam Hearn, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when his poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in his poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow him to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Liam to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Liam Hearn for his achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish him luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3240

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Logan DeCoste, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when his poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

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Whereas this recognition will result in his poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow him to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Logan to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Logan DeCoste for his achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish him luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3241

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Micailah Boudreau, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute of Canada when her poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in her poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow her to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Micailah to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Micailah Boudreau for her achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish her luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3242

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Nathan Scanlon, a student in the 3/4 French immersion class at Felix Marchand Elementary School in Richmond County was recognized by the Poetry Institute

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of Canada when his poem was chosen to be included in the top group of entries in the 2006 Young Writers Poetry Contest; and

Whereas this recognition will result in his poem being published in a book of verse entitled Zippety Zoo and allow him to compete in the final competition to be judged this Spring; and

Whereas poetry is a valuable form of writing, allowing students like Allie to express creativity and imagination;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Nathan Scanlon for his achievement in being published in the 2007 poetry anthology Zippety Zoo and wish him luck in the final round of competition.

RESOLUTION NO. 3243

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Black River United Church Women Volunteer of the Year, Annie Dodge, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3244

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Black River United Church Volunteer of the Year, David Gunn, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3245

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Camp Rankin Association Volunteer of the Year, Douglas Landry, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3246

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Canadian Cancer Society, Isle Madame/Louisdale Unit, Volunteer of the Year, Claire Doyle, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3247

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Canadian Cancer Society, Unit 53, Volunteer of the Year, Sandra Martell, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3248

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Canadian Red Cross, Isle Madame Branch, Volunteer of the Year, Pam Richard, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3249

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By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

Monsieur le Président, je vous indique, par la présente intervention.que je soumettrai prochainement à l'assemblée l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles sont véritablement au coeur de notre communauté; et

Attendu que les bénévoles font don de leur temps pour aider des organismes partout dans notre comté; et

Attendu que, le vendredi 20 avril 2007, le conseil municipal de Richmond organisera son banquet annuel pour les bénévoles, avec un repas et des présentations visant à exprimer notre reconnaissance à un ou une bénévole de chacun des organismes du comté;

Il est donc résolu que les membres de cette assemblée remercient Shirley Martell, bénévole de l'année pour Centre La Picasse, pour son travail et son engagement de bénévole.

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Centre La Picasse Volunteer of the Year, Shirley Martell, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3250

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Chapel Island Band Council Volunteer of the Year, Quentin Doucette, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3251

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Chapel Island CAP Site Volunteer of the Year, Shauna Marshall, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3252

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

Monsieur le Président, je vous indique, par la présente intervention, que je soumettrai prochainement à l'assemblée l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles sont véritablement au coeur de notre communauté; et

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Attendu que les bénévoles font don de leur temps pour aider des organismes partout dans notre comté; et

Attendu que, le vendredi 20 avril 2007, le conseil municipal de Richmond organisera son banquet annuel pour les bénévoles, avec un repas et des présentations visant à exprimer notre reconnaissance à un ou une bénévole de chacun des organismes du comté;

Il est donc résolu que les membres de cette assemblée remercient Lena Samson, bénévole de l'année pour Coopérative Radio Richmond Ltée, pour son travail et son engagement de bénévole.

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Coopérative Radio Richmond Ltée Volunteer of the Year, Lena Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3253

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

Monsieur le Président, je vous indique, par la présente intervention, que je soumettrai prochainement à l'assemblée l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles son véritablement au coeur de notre communauté; et

Attendu que les bénévoles font don de leur temps pour aider des organismes partout dans notre comté; et

Attendu que, le vendredi 20 avril 2007, le conseil municipal de Richmond organisera son banquet annuel pour les bénévoles, avec un repas et des présentations visant à exprimer notre reconnaissance à un ou une bénévole de chacun des organismes du comté;

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Il est donc résolu que les membres de cette assemblée remercient Magdalen Samson, bénévole de l'année pour Cté des Femmes en marche de Richmond, pour son travail et son engagement de bénévole.

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Cté des Femmes en marche de Richmond Volunteer of the Year, Magdalen Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3254

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank D'Escousse Civic Improvement Society Volunteer of the Year, Claire Bonin, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3255

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Development Isle Madame Association Volunteer of the Year, George Kehoe, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3256

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Dr. W.B. Kingston Memorial Clinic Volunteer of the Year, Treka Burke, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3257

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank East Richmond ATV Riders Society Volunteer of the Year, Ann Carter, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3258

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Felix Marchand Education Centre Volunteer of the Year, Lynn Scanlan, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3259

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

Monsieur le Président, je vous indique, par la présente intervention, que je soumettrai prochainement à l'assemblée l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles sont véritablement au coeur de notre communauté; et

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Attendu que les bénévoles font don de leur temps pour aider des organismes partout dans notre comté; et

Attendu que le vendredi 20 avril 2007, le conseil municipal de Richmond organisera son banquet annuel pour les bénévoles avec un repas et des présentations visant exprimer notre reconnaissance à un ou une bénévole de chacun des organismes du comté;

Il est donc résolu que les membres de cette assemblée remercient Janice Joyce, bénévole de l'année pour Festival Acadien de Petit de Grat, pour son travail et son engagement de bénévole.

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Festival Acadien de Petit de Grat Volunteer of the Year, Janice Joyce, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3260

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Fourchu Development Association Volunteer of the Year, Annabel MacLeod, for her hard work and commitment.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3261

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Grand River Seniors Volunteer of the Year, Lexina MacKillop, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3262

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Head of the Bay Seniors Volunteer of the Year, Lumina MacRae, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3263

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Holy Guardian Angel Pastoral Parish Council Volunteer of the Year, Carol Sampson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3264

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Isle Madame Community Venture Centre Association Volunteer of the Year, Cathy Linden, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3265

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Isle Madame Tourism and Trade Volunteer of the Year, Joan Clannon, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3266

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Immaculate Conception Church, Barra Head, Volunteer of the Year, Jeannie Doucette, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3267

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Immaculate Conception Parish Council Volunteer of the Year, Lisa Babin, for her hard work and commitment;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Immaculate Conception Parish Council Volunteer of the Year, Lisa Babin, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3268

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Island View Health Services Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year, Colleen Morgan, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3269

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Isle Madame Historical Society Volunteer of the Year, Don Boudrot, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3270

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Isle Madame Knights of Columbus Volunteer of the Year, Edward Starkey, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3271

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Isle Madame New Horizons Seniors Volunteer of the Year, Olive Martell, f or her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3272

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Isle Madame Trails Association Volunteer of the Year, Adolphe Kehoe, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3273

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Isle Madame Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer of the Year, Steve Richard, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3274

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Janvrin's Festival Volunteer of the Year, Gloria Hill, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3275

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Janvrin's Island Club 55+ Volunteer of the Year, Mathilda Gaudet, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3276

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Janvrin's Island Community Centre Volunteer of the Year, Pearl Hill, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3277

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank L'Ardoise and Area Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer of the Year, Johnny Harker, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3278

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank L'Ardoise CAP Site Volunteer of the Year, Marie Burkey, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3279

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank L'Ardoise Economic Association for Development Volunteer of the Year René Samson for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3280

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank L'Ardoise Jolly Club Volunteer of the Year, Mary Anne Mombourquette, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3281

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank L'Ardoise Ladies Social Club Volunteer of the Year, Marie Pilon, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3282

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank L'Ardoise Men's Club Volunteer of the Year, Charlie Sampson, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3283

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank L'Ardoise Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year, Emerise Gagnon, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3284

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Little Anse/Sampson's Cove Social Action Volunteer of the Year, Dion Boudreau, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3285

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Lakeside 4-H Club Volunteer of the Year, Dillon Carter, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3286

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Lakeside Community Association Volunteer of the Year, Shirley Carter, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3287

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Lennox Passage Yacht Club Volunteer of the Year, Glenn Bennett, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3288

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

Je vous indique par la présente intervention que je soumettrai prochainement à l'assemblée l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles font don de leur temps pour aider des organismes partout dans notre comté; et

Attendu que le vendredi 20 avril, 2007, le conseil municipal de Richmond organisera son banquet annuel pour les bénévoles avec un repas et des présentations visant à exprimer notre reconnaissance à un ou une bénévole de chacun des organismes du comté;

Il est donc résolu que les membres de cette assemblée remercient Cyprian Landry, bénévole de l'anneé pour Les Amis de La Picasse, pour son travail et son engagement de bénévole.

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Les Amis de La Picasse Volunteer of the Year, Cyprian Landry, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3289

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Loch Lomond Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer of the Year, Brian Brown, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3290

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Louisdale and District Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer of the Year, Jerry Marchand, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3291

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Louisdale Lions Club Volunteer of the Year, Nicole McInnis, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3292

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

Je vous indique par la présente intervention que je soumettrai prochainement à l'assemblée l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles font don de leur temps pour aider des organismes partout dans notre comté; et

Attendu que le vendredi 20 avril, 2007, le conseil municipal de Richmond organisera son banquet annuel pour les bénévoles avec un repas et des présentations visant à exprimer notre reconnaissance à un ou une bénévole de chacun des organismes du comté;

Il est donc résolu que les membres de cette assemblée remercient Gabrielle Samson, bénévole de l'anneé pour Maisons des Jeunes, pour son travail et son engagement de bénévole.

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Maison des Jeunes Volunteer of the Year, Gabrielle Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3293

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank North Isle Madame Seniors Club Volunteer of the Year, Tena Britten, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3294

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank North Side Community Improvement Volunteer of the Year, Gordon Rowe, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3295

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Oceanview Wildlife Museum Society Volunteer of the Year, Stuwart Carter, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3296

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Our Lady of Assumption CWL Volunteer of the Year, Carmella LeBlanc, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3297

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Point Tupper Heritage Society Volunteer of the Year, George MacDonald, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3298

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank River Bourgeois Community Service Society Volunteer of the Year, Sharon Chilvers, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3299

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 47, St. Peter's Volunteer of the Year, Lillian Peeples, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3300

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 110, L'Ardoise Volunteer of the Year, Peter McManus, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3301

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 150, Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year, Jennie McNamara, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3302

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 150, Isle Madame Volunteer of the Year, Donald Francis Goyetche, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3303

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 47, Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year, Genevieve Marchand, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3304

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Richmond Academy Home & School Volunteer of the Year, Edwina Touesnard, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3305

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Richmond County 4-H Leaders Council Volunteer of the Year, Dorraine MacEachern, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3306

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Richmond County Early Childhood Education Association Volunteer of the Year, Claude Landry, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3307

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Richmond County Home Support Services Society Volunteer of the Year, Romanda Budden, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3308

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Richmond Academy Volunteer of the Year, Kelly Burke, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3309

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

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Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Richmond Arena Association Volunteer of the Year, Rodney Diggdon, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3310

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Richmond Community Access Society Volunteer of the Year, Lester Morgan, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3311

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Richmond Community Literacy Network Volunteer of the Year, Debbie Romain, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3312

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Richmond Minor Baseball Association Volunteer of the Year, Donna Boudreau, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3313

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Richmond Minor Hockey Volunteer of the Year, John Marchand, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3314

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Richmond Skating Club Volunteer of the Year, Tamara MacRae, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3315

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Richmond Villa Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year, Eva Owens, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3316

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank River Bourgeois Economic Development Association Volunteer of the Year, Raymond Doary, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3317

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank River Bourgeois Seniors 50-plus Club Volunteer of the Year, Susan Boudreau, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3318

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank River Bourgeois Technology and Training Volunteer of the Year, Wanda Burke, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3319

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Riverdale Community Service Society Volunteer of the Year, Blair McNamara, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3320

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Riverdale Computer Centre Society Volunteer of the Year, Damien Beaton, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3321

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Rocky Bay Athletic Club Volunteer of the Year, Billy Samson, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3322

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Salmon River Community Association Volunteer of the Year, Tina Desimone, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3323

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Scotch Cove Bike Club Volunteer of the Year, Keith Samson, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3324

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Scottish Country Dance Group, St. Peter's, Volunteer of the Year, Reg Landry, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3325

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank South Mountain Arm of Gold Association Volunteer of the Year, Ross Begg, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3326

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Strait Area Mutual Aid Ground Search and Rescue Volunteer of the Year, Janet Bourque, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3327

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Hyacinth's Parish Volunteer of the Year, Rebecca Britten, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3328

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year, Brenda Rideout, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3329

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre Volunteer of the Year, Shirley George, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3330

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Francis de Sales Parish Council Volunteer of the Year, Lorraine King, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3331

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Francis de Sales CWL Volunteer of the Year, RoseAnn Proctor, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3332

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. John the Baptist Parish Council Volunteer of the Year, Henrietta Doary, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3333

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. John the Baptist CWL Volunteer of the Year, Valerie Cunningham, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3334

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

Monsieur le Président, je vous indique, par la présente intervention, que je soumettrai prochainement à l'assemblée l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles sont véritablement au coeur de notre communauté;

Attendu que les bénévoles font don de leur temps pour aider des organismes partout dans notre comté; et

Attendu que le vendredi 20 avril 2007, le conseil municipal de Richmond organisera son banquet annuel pour les bénévoles, avec un repas et des présentations visant à exprimer notre reconnaissance à un ou une bénévole du chacun des organismes du comté;

Il est donc résolu que les membres de cette assemblée remercient Aline Samson, bénévole de l'annee pour St. Joseph's CWL, Petit de Grat, pour son travail et son engagement de bénévole.

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Joseph's CWL, Petit de Grat, Volunteer of the Year, Aline Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3335

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Louis CWL, Louisdale, Volunteer of the Year, Yvonne Field, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3336

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Louis Parish Council Volunteer of the Year, Clarence Landry, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3337

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Peter's Early Childhood Education Centre Volunteer of the Year, Alfred Sampson, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3338

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Peter's Village on the Canal Association Volunteer of the Year, Richard McIntosh, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3339

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Peter's and District Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer of the Year, Terence Terrio, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3340

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Peter's Catholic Church Volunteer of the Year, Doris Carter, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3341

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

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Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations, recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Peter's Community Club Volunteer of the Year, Marcia MacEwen, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3342

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Peter's Lions Club Volunteer of the Year, Catherine Larade, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3343

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Peter's Lions Club Marina Volunteer of the Year, Lawrence Digout, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3344

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Peter's Roadside Attractions Volunteer of the Year, Darlene Berthier-Sampson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3345

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Peter's/Sampsonville Terry Fox Volunteer of the Year, Jean Penny, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3346

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. Peter's Village Commission Volunteer of the Year, Pam Martell, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3347

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Strait- Richmond Community Health Board Volunteer of the Year, Elizabeth Henri, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3348

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Strait- Richmond Palliative Care Society Volunteer of the Year, Lillian O'Hearn, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3349

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Strait -Richmond Health Care Foundation Volunteer of the Year, Frank Sutherland, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3350

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Telile Community TV Volunteer of the Year, Debbie O'Melia, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3351

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Terry Fox Foundation Volunteer of the Year, Judy LeBlanc, for her hard work and commitment.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3352

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization by county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank West Arichat and District Village Circle Society Volunteer of the Year, Shannon Diggdon, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3353

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank West Bay Community Association Volunteer of the Year, Jean Cresine, for her hard work and commitment.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3354

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank West Bay Pastoral Charge United Church Volunteer of the Year, Linda MacAskill, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3355

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank West Bay UCW Volunteer of the Year, Marjorie O'Brien, for her hard work and commitment.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3356

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank West Bay United Church Volunteer of the Year, Vicky Bragan, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3357

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank West Richmond Education Centre Volunteer of the Year, Delima Scanlan, for her hard work and commitment.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3358

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program Volunteer of the Year, Helen Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3359

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Bonnie Brae Seniors Volunteer of the Year, Annie Calder, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3360

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By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Framboise Community Association Volunteer of the Year, John James MacLeod, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3361

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Grand River Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer of the Year, Glendon Cameron, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3362

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By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Louisdale Lioness Club Volunteer of the Year, Sylvia Boudreau, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3363

By: Mr. Michel Samson (Richmond)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help out organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 20, 2007, Richmond Municipal Council will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition banquet with a meal and presentations recognizing a volunteer from each organization in the county;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank Strait- Richmond Hospital Advisory Board Volunteer of the Year, Bernadette Sampson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 3364

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Justice)

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I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Town of Oxford held a banquet to honour those who volunteer their time and effort unselfishly to help make their community a better place to live; and

Whereas the King family has been recognized for being a family who gives their all for their town by spending many volunteer hours giving to many organizations where Alfred trains cadets six days a week, coaches two basketball teams, referees, teaches first aid and is a 4-H leader for Oxford and is involved in Crime Stoppers; and

Whereas Carol Ann King is the assistant coach for Senior Girls Basketball, is the pianist for church, 4-H assistant leader, the cadet's administration officer, the treasurer and secretary for Crime Stoppers, manages the Senior Girls Basketball, organizes the travel and financial affairs of the Junior Boys Basketball, and is the Administrator of the Betty Rector Fund while Alfred and Carol Ann's son Milton referees basketball, plays music at his church and for Remembrance Day Service, with their daughter Virginia playing clarinet and drums and piano for her church and for Remembrance Day services;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the King family on their outstanding volunteer service to their community and we wish them all the best in future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 3365

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Justice)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Town of Oxford held a banquet to honour those who volunteer their time and effort unselfishly to help make their community a better place to live; and

Whereas the Oxford Branch of the Scotia Bank plays a huge role in their community and has been recognized for their time and effort by being awarded the 2007 Building Healthier Futures Corporate Award; and

Whereas Scotia Bank encourages their employees to volunteer to their community and, in fact, while employed at Scotia Bank, when you have volunteered 20 hours of your time, the bank will give $1,000 to the organization you volunteer your time with and also will match employee fundraising efforts up to $5,000 a year;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the Oxford Branch of Scotia Bank on their dedication to their community and we wish them all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3366

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Justice)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Town of Oxford held a banquet to honour those who volunteer their time and effort unselfishly to help make their community a better place to live; and

Whereas Alex McCulloch, otherwise known as Scotty, has been volunteering in Oxford with the Oxford & Area Youth Soccer Club which has 160 children participating, and ranging from three years to 14-years-old; and

Whereas in past years Alex helped set up an indoor soccer program at Oxford Elementary School and helped the coaches and teachers load up the children to take them to tournaments, showing his commitment to the children, to the school and to the Town of Oxford;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Alex McCulloch on this tremendous volunteer effort and wish him all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 3367

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Justice)

I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Town of Springhill gathers together to honour those who give unselfishly of their time and effort to volunteer for their community; and

Whereas Doug Williams was honoured as being named Volunteer of the Year for his desire to help others that has seen him spend countless hours volunteering with such groups as the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the local minor hockey and minor baseball teams; and

Whereas Doug Williams has volunteered with the Springhill Community Centre project, worked with the local youth centre and the local school advisory council, also organizing and runs a successful ball hockey league for local youth each summer, and

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annually organizes the police department's Christmas and Valentine Day dances with all proceeds from the events given to local worthy causes;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Doug Williams on his outstanding volunteer efforts and for being named Volunteer of the Year and we wish him all the best in all future endeavours.

NOTICE OF QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWERS

Given on April 13, 2007

(Pursuant to Rule 30)

QUESTION NO. 2

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

To: Hon. David Morse (Natural Resources)

The Shubenacadie Canal has been a fixture of our provincial landscape since 1826, when first ground was broken. When it officially opened in 1861, it became an important part of our transportation infrastructure.

Since its closure as an active waterway for large vessels, it has become a tremendously important green and recreational space for those in HRM and beyond.

The volunteer-run Canal Commission has worked hard on a 10-year business plan which they have submitted to this government.

(1) What position has your government taken on assisting the Canal Commission to realize the goals contained within their business plan?

Their Business plan seeks an inter-departmental approach where the Ministers of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, Education, and Economic Development will be brought to the table in addition to Natural Resources.

Their plan is well thought out and they are seeking the support of many partners from HRM, to ACOA, to the Municipality of East Hants and the County of Colchester. Their request from the province for this 10-year plan is only $2.3 million.

(2) Have you met with your fellow ministers for the departments referenced above to entrench the Canal Commission's business plan as a going concern with your government?

I know that the Minister of Natural Resources does take seriously the issues brought forward by the Canal Commission and that you understand the importance of this business

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plan being put to use with the appropriate funding. Whether the other levels of government share this is another question.

(3) What efforts have you taken to secure the support of the other levels of government to fund this business plan?

QUESTION NO. 3

By: Ms. Joan Massey (Dartmouth East)

To: Hon. Karen Casey (Education)

Nova Scotia has a proud Acadian heritage and a strong tradition of promoting the study of French in our school system. Currently French is a compulsory subject from Grade 3 to Grade 9 in the public school system.

However, from Grade 10 onwards, the subject is no longer compulsory and the number of students studying French drops dramatically. In the Annapolis Valley alone, there was an 80 per cent drop in participation in French classes after Grade 9.

(1) What is the minister doing to encourage students to continue to study French in high school?

A recent student survey on attitudes to French found that almost 40 per cent of students surveyed said that they didn't want to continue French studies because it was too difficult. This is almost the same reason that the Department of Education gave for the poor math results published last year and again this week. The reason why both these subjects are considered so difficult could be the same - a lack of specialist teachers and resources available to schools and students.

(2) How does the minister plan to resource additional French books and teachers?

There are countless opportunities in the federal government in the financial services sector and in the cultural industries, to name just a few, for students with a good knowledge of both Canada's official languages. However, the survey mentioned earlier found that almost 70 per cent of students did not think French was important for future job prospects. It is baffling that Nova Scotia students aren't aware of these opportunities.

(3) What does the minister plan to do to promote the benefits of studying French to the school children of today and tomorrow?