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HANSARD 01/02/03-133

DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

Speaker: Honourable Murray Scott

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Second Session

THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2003

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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ARRIVAL OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 12425
NEW LEGISLATION PASSED 12426
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Closes Second Session of 58th General Assembly 12427
HOUSE PROROGUED 12427

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HALIFAX, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2003

Fifty-eighth General Assembly

Second Session

11:00 A.M.

SPEAKER

Hon. Murray Scott

DEPUTY SPEAKERS

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

[The Legislature rose on Thursday, November 28, 2002, to meet again at the call of the Speaker.]

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

MR. SPEAKER: Admit Her Honour, the Lieutenant Governor.

[The Speaker and Clerks left the Chamber.]

[The Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Myra A. Freeman, preceded by her escort and aide 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.; the Assistant Clerk, Arthur Fordham, Q.C.; and the Assistant Clerk, Neil Ferguson.

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.]

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

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

THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly, in closing this, the Second Session of the Fifty-Eighth General Assembly convened in the province, I desire 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 Halifax Regional Municipality Harbour Solution Financing Act.

The Université Sainte-Anne - Collège de l'Acadie Act.

The Elections Act.

The House of Assembly Act.

The Fire Safety Act.

The Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act.

The Volunteer Protection Act.

The Gas Distribution Act.

The Smoke-free Public Places Act.

The Volunteer Fire Services Act.

The Order of Nova Scotia Act.

The Licensed Practical Nurses Act.

The Government Restructuring (2001) Act.

The Lobbyists' Registration Act.

The Consumer Protection Act.

The Domestic Violence Intervention Act.

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The Vital Statistics Act.

The Co-operative Associations 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 ensure 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 Lieutenant Governor left the Chamber.]

[The Speaker and Clerks left the Chamber.]

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

MR. SPEAKER: Please be seated.

The honourable Premier.

HON. JOHN HAMM (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 Second Session of the 58th General Assembly be prorogued, and this session is accordingly prorogued and that the Third Session of the said General Assembly meet at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon of this day for the dispatch of business.

MR. SPEAKER: The House is prorogued until 2:00 p.m.

[The House rose at 11:12 a.m.]