Assemblée Législative de la Nouvelle-Écosse

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Hansard -- Thur., Mar. 22, 2001

First Session

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2001

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS:
Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North), The Premier 9681
Mr. Graham Steele (Halifax Fairview), Mr. John MacDonell 9682
ARRIVAL OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 9682
NEW LEGISLATION PASSED 9683
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Closes First Session of 58th General Assembly ~ 9683
HOUSE PROROGUED 9683

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HALIFAX, THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2001

Fifty-eighth General Assembly

First Session

11:00 A.M.

SPEAKER

Hon. Murray Scott

DEPUTY SPEAKERS

Mr. Brooke Taylor, Mr. Kevin Deveaux, Mr. David Wilson

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The Premier will now present a new member to the House.

[Hon. John Hamm escorted Mr. Cecil Clarke into the House.]

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Premier.

HON. JOHN HAMM (The Premier): Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present to you Mr. Cecil Clarke, member for the electoral district of Cape Breton North who has taken the oath, signed the roll and now claims the right to take his seat.

MR. SPEAKER: I would like to welcome the honourable member to the House and ask the honourable member to please take his seat in the House of Assembly and receive the warm welcome of the House. (Standing Ovation)

The Leader of the Opposition will now present a new member to the House.

[Mr. John MacDonell escorted Mr. Graham Steele into the House.]

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MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader of the Opposition.

MR. JOHN MACDONELL: Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present to you Mr. Graham Steele, member for the electoral district of Halifax Fairview. He has taken the oath, signed the roll and now claims the right to take his seat.

MR. SPEAKER: I would also like to welcome the honourable member for Halifax Fairview to the House and ask him to take his place in the House of Assembly and to receive the welcome of the members here. (Standing Ovation)

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

MR. SPEAKER: Let Her Honour be admitted.

[The Speaker and Clerks left the Chamber.]

[The Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Myra Freeman, preceded by her escort, and by Mr. Noel Knockwood, 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 Murray Scott; the Chief Clerk of the House, Roderick MacArthur, Q.C.; and the Assistant Clerk, Arthur Fordham, Q.C.]

[The Speaker, with the Sergeant-at-Arms on his right and the Clerks on either side, took up his position at the foot of the Speaker's Table.]

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: It is the wish of Her Honour that the ladies and gentlemen be seated.

THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly, in closing this, the First Session of the Fifty-eighth General Assembly convened in the province, I wish to thank you for the attention and consideration you have given to the measures which have come before you.

New and important legislative measures were passed, including:

The Farm Practices Act.

The Health Authorities Act.

The Employment Support and Income Assistance Act.

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The Nova Scotia Business Incorporated Act.

An Act to Recognize Yom haShoah as Holocaust Memorial Day in Nova Scotia.

An Act to Amend Chapter 92 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Consumer Protection Act, and Chapter 291 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Mortgage Brokers' and Lenders' Registration Act.

An Act to Amend Chapter 4 of the Acts of 1991, the Members and Public Employees Disclosure Act.

Private and Local Bills respecting a number of matters received the approval of the House.

I thank you for the ample provision you have made for the Public Service, and I assure you that the utmost care will be taken to see that the amounts voted are expended in an economical manner and in the best interests of the Province.

I now bid you farewell and tender you my very best wishes for your personal prosperity and happiness throughout the year.

[The Speaker and Clerks left the Chamber.]

THE PREMIER: Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly, it is the will and pleasure of Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor that this the First Session of the 58th General Assembly be prorogued, and this session is accordingly prorogued and that the Second Session of the said General Assembly meet at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon of this day for the dispatch of business.

[The Lieutenant Governor left the Chamber.]

[The House rose at 11:15 a.m.]