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HALIFAX, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2001

Fifty-eighth General Assembly

Second Session

9:00 A.M.

SPEAKER

Hon. Murray Scott

DEPUTY SPEAKERS

Mr. Brooke Taylor, Mr. Jerry Pye, Mr. David Wilson

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. Before we begin the daily routine, the honourable Minister of Economic Development on an introduction.

HON. GORDON BALSER: Mr. Speaker, I would call the members' attention to the gallery opposite. This morning we have a visitor from my riding, Weymouth, Gordon Reid is here. He is very active in the community. He is the editor/publisher of The Weymouth Bridge, which is a local, community newspaper. He is also involved with the RCMP community policing program and very active in the Kiwanis Club. I would ask the members of the House to give him a warm welcome. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: We certainly welcome Gordon to the House today. We hope you enjoy the proceedings, Gordon.

PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS

PRESENTING REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

TABLING REPORTS, REGULATIONS AND OTHER PAPERS

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STATEMENTS BY MINISTERS

GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Premier.

RESOLUTION NO. 2246

HON. JOHN HAMM (The Premier): Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Royal Canadian Legions across Nova Scotia are again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget' but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Royal Canadian Legions for their continued community work and thank the members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms that we hold so dearly.

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 Education.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2247

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

Whereas for the fourth consecutive year, the Nova Scotia Legislature's all-Party Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs has sponsored the Postcard of Thanks Program for Grade 6 students province-wide; and

Whereas this classroom program provides the educators and their students an opportunity to develop a personal perspective of the concept of service and remembrance; and

Whereas this program would not be possible without the sponsorship of PanCanadian Energy, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and the federal Department of Veterans Affairs' Postcards for Peace initiative;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate their colleagues who are members of the Veterans Affairs Committee for this proactive project and the sponsors for their generous contribution to the education of our children.

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 Education.

HON. JANE PURVES: Mr. Speaker, I will be introducing a bill on behalf of my colleague, the Minister of Health, but before I introduce the bill I would like to make a brief introduction, if I may.

In the gallery today we have Susan Wedlake, Registrar of the Nova Scotia Pharmaceutical Society and Sujay Khiroyah, President of the Nova Scotia Pharmaceutical Society. I would like the House to welcome these guests to our gallery. (Applause)

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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Bill No. 86 - Entitled an Act Respecting the Profession of Pharmacy. (Hon. James Muir)

Bill No. 87 - Entitled an Act to Amend Chapter 5 of the Acts of 1995-96. The Cosmetology Act. (Hon. Jane Purves)

Bill No. 88 - Entitled an Act Respecting the Storage of Hydrocarbons in Underground Formations. (Hon. Gordon Balser)

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

NOTICES OF MOTION

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2248

MR. JOHN HOLM: Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my colleague, the Leader of the Opposition, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Canada's sense of self formed on the bloody battlefields of Ypres and through the Somme during the dark days of the First World War; and

Whereas our nation emerged strong and proud from the barbed wire, trenches and carnage of that terrible conflict; and

Whereas our steel has been tested and found true in the Great War, the Second World War, the Korean Conflict, and other peacekeeping actions involving over 60 countries the world over in which 116,000 of our youth have perished;

Therefore be it resolved that this House will always remember and pledge its eternal gratefulness to all the veterans and their families for the sacrifices made to keep this nation strong and free.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

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It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

Order, please. There is a lot of chatter here this morning, it's a Friday morning but please take the conversations outside if you have to.

The honourable Leader of the Liberal Party.

RESOLUTION NO. 2249

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

Whereas this weekend, Nova Scotians throughout this province will pause to honour and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country; and

Whereas this Remembrance Day many Nova Scotians will keep in their thoughts the Nova Scotia women and men in our Canadian Armed Forces currently serving in Operation Apollo; and

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Whereas it is incumbent upon all of us to honour Nova Scotians who have made the supreme sacrifice for our country; and

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House gather in our respective communities and recognize the contributions made by the thousands of women and men who sacrificed so much for the freedom we enjoy today.

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 member for Colchester North.

RESOLUTION NO. 2250

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

Whereas again this year the Legislature's Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs has sponsored the Postcard of Thanks Program; and

Whereas this project gives students the opportunity to express their appreciation for the role that veterans played in the preservation of our freedom in Canada; and

Whereas it is fitting to honour the veterans for the sacrifices that they and their families made and to thank them for their contribution to our country;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly convey its appreciation to those whose generosity made this worthwhile initiative possible, Veterans Affairs Canada, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and PanCanadian Energy.

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 Needham.

RESOLUTION NO. 2251

MS. MAUREEN MACDONALD: 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 Great Wars of this century have exacted a terrible price, both on the battlefield and at home; and

Whereas Canadians remember in World War II that while our young men sailed off to war, they were accompanied by many of the 49,693 women who served in our Canadian Armed Forces during this conflict; and

Whereas women also made an invaluable contribution to the war effort at home, running the family farm, raising families and working in the factories, producing the armaments and aircraft used by our armies abroad;

Therefore be it resolved that on Remembrance Day the members of this House praise the incredible and often unsung contributions of the women veterans and all those women who kept home and industry afloat during the great conflicts of this century.

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. 2252

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

Whereas Glen G. McDougall, Q.C., of Sydney has been appointed a judge to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court; and

Whereas Justice McDougall was born in Main-a-Dieu, admitted to the Bar of Nova Scotia in 1983, and practiced law with the Sydney firm Sampson MacDougall; and

Whereas Justice McDougall is a former president of the Cape Breton Barristers' Society and was vice-president of the Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Bar Association;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Justice McDougall on his appointment and successful career in the practice of law.

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.

Just before we go to the next resolution, at 10:00 a.m. there is going to be a press conference in regard to the Veterans' Postcard Campaign downstairs in the foyer. We would appreciate it if all the members of the Veterans Affairs Committee would make their way down there around 10:00 a.m. or 9:55 a.m., and any other members who would like to be there as well.

The honourable member for Annapolis.

RESOLUTION NO. 2253

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

Whereas Mr. Jamie Peppard of Middleton, Nova Scotia won 1st place at the All-Strength Canadian Finals on August 18th at the Canadian Exhibition Grounds in Toronto with an overall score of 43.5; and

Whereas the All-Strength Canadian finals required excellence in a variety of events, including a caber toss, a weight-lifting challenge and a truck pull involving a 41,000 pound Mack tractor and trailer; and

Whereas at 6'1" and 275 pounds Mr. Peppard has been training and competing for 10 years, and most recently won second place in the 2001 Atlantic Canada's Strongest Man competition;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Mr. Jamie Peppard for winning first place at the All-Strength Canadian Finals and for illustrating the importance of physical fitness and good personal health through his many years of dedicated training and competition.

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 Centre.

RESOLUTION NO. 2254

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

Whereas the Vince Ryan Memorial Scholarship Hockey Tournament has been an important part of Glace Bay's sports history for 12 years; and

Whereas over 2,000 players took part in last March's Vince Ryan Tournament, bringing millions of dollars into the local economy; and

Whereas the annual tournament was chosen the top event in Nova Scotia for 2001 at the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia gala awards, thus making it familiar to other parts of Nova Scotia;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House congratulate long-time Chairman, Richie Warren, and all the organizers and volunteers of the Vince Ryan Memorial Scholarship Hockey Tournament on being honoured by the Tourism Association of Nova Scotia as the top event in Nova Scotia this year.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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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 Dartmouth East.

RESOLUTION NO. 2255

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

Whereas since assuming power, this Tory Government has managed to spend an additional $300 million in the health care system; and

Whereas the people of Nova Scotia remember all too well the Minister of Health's and the Premier's promise to fix the health care system for $46 million; and

Whereas for $300 million, the people of Nova Scotia have experienced reduced health care services, fewer specialists, longer waiting times, fewer nurses and higher Seniors' Pharmacare premiums;

Therefore be it resolved that this Minister of Health apologize to the people of Nova Scotia for single-handedly dismantling the health care system.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

I hear several Noes.

The notice is tabled.

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The honourable member for Kings West.

RESOLUTION NO. 2256

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

Whereas the 7th Annual Kings County Business Awards highlight the successful businesses and business people of Kings County in four categories. with the winners chosen from a small group of deserving and credible nominees; and

Whereas this year, Wally Jarvis was among the nominees for Outstanding Business Person, with both Greg Wilson and Allan Shay nominated in the Outstanding New Business category; and

Whereas Dorothy Lutz' Kosy Korner Flower Shop was nominated for Outstanding Small Business, and Palmer's Home Hardware, under the management of Randy Sanford and new owners, Kate Adams and Anna Osburn of Union Street Café were among the nominees for Outstanding Business of the Year;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate these nominees as top members of the Kings County business community and acknowledge the value of their valuable hard work for the people and economy of Kings 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 Dartmouth North.

RESOLUTION NO. 2257

MR. JERRY PYE: 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 Sam Moon is a living legend in the Nova Scotia music community, but is now becoming known for his community activism; and

Whereas Sam is the poster boy for this year's United Way Campaign, and his beaming face can be found all over metro, particularly aboard our transit buses; and

Whereas Sam Moon has been involved for 12 years with the Dartmouth Boys and Girls Club;

Therefore be it resolved that this House congratulate Sam Moon on being chosen this year's United Way Campaign poster boy and laud him for his community activism.

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.

RESOLUTION NO. 2258

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

Whereas the United States has placed an anti-dumping duty of 12.5 per cent on all Canadian softwood lumber; and

Whereas access to the American market is vital for the softwood lumber industry in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas this duty will have a detrimental effect on the industry in this province;

Therefore be it resolved that the Department of Natural Resources should be doing everything within its power to protect the softwood lumber industry in Nova Scotia.

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Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

I hear a No.

The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Colchester North.

RESOLUTION NO. 2259

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

Whereas the Debert United Baptist Church and parishioners celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the church this past Sunday; and

Whereas anniversary celebrations included a morning and evening service, along with a fellowship potluck supper; and

Whereas parishioners attending the Debert United Baptist Church are part of the 40 million people worldwide involved in the Baptist ministry;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this House of Assembly extend their heartfelt wishes to Reverend David Robertson, Mrs. Priscilla Jennings, Mrs. Velma Kennedy and all members of the Debert United Baptist Church as they celebrate their 150th Anniversary this year and wish them another 150 years of continued success.

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.

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The honourable member for Timberlea-Prospect.

RESOLUTION NO. 2260

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

Whereas on Tuesday, November 6th, the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia announced the recipients of the 2001 Tourism Awards of Excellence; and

Whereas legendary Chef Rene VanNiewenhuizen received the Education and Training Award; and

Whereas this Timberlea resident has given exemplary service at Mount Allison and Mount St. Vincent Universities; - they are different you know, Mr. Speaker -

Therefore be it resolved that the House of Assembly congratulate Chef Rene on receiving this prestigious Education and Training Award of Excellence from the Tourism Industry Association 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 member for Cape Breton Nova.

RESOLUTION NO. 2261

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

Whereas 800 days have now passed since the Hamm Government was sworn in: and

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Whereas 800 days have now passed during which the Hamm Government has on occasion been verbally challenged; and

Whereas 800 days have passed to reflect on the wisdom of the NDP removing from office the progressive Liberal Government of Premier Russell MacLellan and replacing it with unadulterated Hammsterism;

Therefore be it resolved that these past 800 days give much opportunity to reflect on past mistakes and the need to avoid ever making them again.

Mr. Speaker, I won't seek waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

I hear several Noes.

The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Chester-St. Margaret's.

RESOLUTION NO. 2262

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

Whereas in the world of sailing, the Chester Yacht Club is well-renowned for its excellent racing and wonderful hospitality; and

Whereas this past summer the Chester Yacht Club extended its warm welcome to the participants of the Canadian Yacht Association's Eastern Intermediate Championship; and

Whereas the Canadian Yachting Association, the national governing body for the sport of sailing, recently honoured the Chester Yacht Club for their success in hosting the championship, noting the enthusiastic volunteers, excellent regatta and training event as well as the turnout, which is the largest this tournament has seen in several years;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly congratulate the Chester Yacht Club and its volunteers on hosting this successful event and for living up to the well-deserved reputation of yachting in "Chester by the Sea."

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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 member for Halifax Chebucto.

RESOLUTION NO. 2263

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

Whereas Quinpool Road in Halifax is a vibrant commercial district with a long history in the community; and

Whereas Quinpool Road continues to prosper, even at a time when businesses are relocating from downtown areas in favour of shopping malls and suburban shopping districts; and

Whereas the Quinpool Road merchants, this past February, formed the Quinpool Road Mainstreet District Association which, among other things, publishes a monthly newsletter to inform local businesses of the new initiatives;

Therefore be it resolved that this House commend the retailers of the Quinpool Road Mainstreet District Association for their monthly newsletter and for initiating plans to conduct cooperative marketing projects and physical improvements within the Quinpool Road community.

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 member for Cape Breton West.

RESOLUTION NO. 2264

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

Whereas the 80th Annual General Meeting and Engineering Conference of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia was held in September in Wolfville, Nova Scotia; and

Whereas during the conference the association recognized a number of their members for professional and societal contributions; and

Whereas at the awards luncheon the association honoured Brian Bohaker, Bryan Darrell, Paul Benoit, Kulvinder Dhillon and Dr. Graham Gagnon;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the award winners on receiving this most prestigious award.

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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 member for Dartmouth South.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2265

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

Whereas urban waterfronts are dynamic, unique places which help define their cities and The Waterfront Centre, a non-profit urban planning organization, focuses on the best long-term uses of waterfront resources and recognizes outstanding waterfront projects through their annual Excellence on the Waterfront Awards; and

Whereas the Historic and Maritime Preservation/Adaptive Reuse Award for the year 2000 has been awarded to the Waterfront Development Corporation Limited, and its private partners, Lydon Lynch Architects, Environmental Design Management and O'Halloran Campbell Engineering; and

Whereas they have been recognized for their vision and their enhancement of metro's waterfront through the combination of three projects: Halifax Waterfront Rejuvenation, Halifax Harbourwalk and Open Space and Development Plan;

Therefore be it resolved that all members congratulate the Waterfront Development Corporation and their partners on this award and express their appreciation for the wonderful developments along the waterfront which contribute to the unique and charming character of metro.

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 Atlantic.

RESOLUTION NO. 2266

MR. ROBERT CHISHOLM: 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 after many years without a home, the Urban Farm Museum Society finally has one; and

Whereas on Saturday, October 6, 2001, ground was broken and seeds sown for the first time in 60 years at Spryfield's Kidston Farm, as in days of old, with a team of oxen; and

Whereas this project is for everyone: seniors, students, children and the community at large to come together, share and learn and be reintroduced to a bit of lost history and culture to a once booming farming community;

Therefore be it resolved that members congratulate those who worked so tirelessly to bring their dream and vision to fruition for the betterment of this community.

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 Richmond.

RESOLUTION NO. 2267

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

Whereas on November 11th, Nova Scotians will gather throughout this province and pause to honour and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country and our freedom; and

Whereas this Remembrance Day will be of special significance, as we keep in our minds the Nova Scotian men and women in our Armed Forces who are fighting in the war against terrorism as part of Operation Apollo; and

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Whereas the residents of Richmond County will join our local veterans and legionnaires at ceremonies hosted by Arichat Branch 150, St. Peter's Branch 47 and L'Ardoise Branch 110 of the Royal Canadian Legion;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House gather in our respective communities and recognize the contributions made by the thousands of women and men who sacrificed so much for the freedom we enjoy today.

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 Economic Development.

RESOLUTION NO. 2268

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

Whereas the Cornwallis Museum Society recently applied to the Historic Board of Canada to have the former CFB Cornwallis Base designated as being of national historic significance; and

Whereas as a vital training base, particularly in World War II, the site truly deserves this historic designation as it has been stated that the training at CFB Cornwallis must receive some credit for the Allied victory in the Battle of the Atlantic; and

Whereas the former base merits this honour both as a national historic site and for the role it played in training so many generations of Canadian men and women;

Therefore be it resolved that this House encourage and support the society in its efforts so that present and future generations may have the tangible reminder of the role the base played in adding to the national fabric of Canada.

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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 member for Hants East.

RESOLUTION NO. 2269

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

Whereas Nova Scotians are fortunate to be blessed with veterans who survived both World War II and the Korean War; and

Whereas veterans have worked hard to ensure that we 'Never Forget' the ultimate sacrifice made by soldiers who served in those conflicts; and

Whereas Murray and Ethel MacAskill of Kennetcook worked tirelessly to have a plaque erected in the Kennetcook United Church to honour local people who served in the Korean War and World War II;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House recognize the important efforts of our veterans and the research and hard work performed by Murray and Ethel MacAskill of Kennetcook in securing a plaque in honour of those veterans in Kennetcook United Church.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver.

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 member for Cape Breton The Lakes.

RESOLUTION NO. 2270

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

Whereas community members in North Sydney organized a series of three revitalization meetings to plan for the future of the community; and

Whereas the communities and businesses have been well represented at the meetings; and

Whereas the group is now getting ready to put together an overall five year plan;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the North Sydney revitalization team on their dedication to their community and wish them success with their five year plan.

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. 2271

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: 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 American Bus Association representing motorcoach tour operators across North America annually selects its prestigious list of Top 100 Events in North America; and

Whereas the list for 2002 has now been published showing the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival scheduled for August 8 to August 11, 2002 as one of the two Nova Scotia events to make this year's list; and

Whereas the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival offers seven great locations for traditional and contemporary folk musicians;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly congratulate Bob Kehoe and his team of volunteers for their tremendous work in making the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival one of the continent's top 100 events for 2002.

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 member for Halifax Needham.

RESOLUTION NO. 2272

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

Whereas health care is imperative to everyone when it is needed; and

Whereas private health care leaves those on small or minimum fixed incomes in positions where they cannot afford it and simply have to do without it; and

Whereas many petitions and polls have shown that most people oppose privatization of our health care system;

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Therefore be it resolved that this government heed the call of the National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation to restore our public health care system to a safe and adequate level of care and ensure it is available to every citizen when needed.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver.

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

Is it agreed?

I hear a No.

The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Glace Bay.

RESOLUTION NO. 2273

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

Whereas the Vince Ryan Memorial Scholarship Hockey Tournament was chosen as the top event at the 2001 Nova Scotia Tourism Association Awards; and

Whereas the latest Vince Ryan tournament saw 125 teams and over 2,000 players take part at 10 local rinks in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality; and

Whereas the Vince Ryan tournament provided 55 scholarships to Glace Bay high school students since it began 12 years ago;

Therefore be it resolved that this House congratulate the Vince Ryan Memorial Scholarship Hockey Tournament for being chosen as this year's top event.

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.

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The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Dartmouth North.

RESOLUTION NO. 2274

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

Whereas the recent rural to urban migration has left many costal communities in Nova Scotia populated by seniors and pensioners on fixed incomes; and

Whereas Nova Scotia's coastal properties are in demand around the world and are bought up at exorbitant prices by non-residents as they become vacant; and

Whereas this land speculation has driven up assessments in these coastal communities to the point many seniors cannot afford to pay their property taxes and property tax rebates are inadequate;

Therefore be it resolved that this government impose a non-resident property tax to fund an adequate seniors' property tax rebate that allows seniors to stay in their homes, as recommended by the honourable member for Timberlea-Prospect.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

I hear several Noes.

The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Lunenburg West.

RESOLUTIONS NO. 2275

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

Whereas the Minister of Economic Development is not doing his job; and

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Whereas this is becoming more clear as the Port of Halifax is on the verge of losing its fourth-largest shipper to the Port of Halifax; and

Whereas thousands of jobs and economic growth are at risk;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House urge the Minister of Economic Development to take his job more seriously and work to save ACL and the thousands of jobs that are at stake in Nova Scotia.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

I hear several Noes.

The notice is tabled.

The honourable Minister of Transportation and Public Works.

RESOLUTION NO. 2276

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

Whereas vandals recently struck at the St. John's Roman Catholic Church Cemetery adjacent to Wylie Avenue in Windsor; and

Whereas vandalism of any kind is thoughtless and irresponsible crime which inflicts needless suffering to those impacted; and

Whereas vandalism of a church cemetery brings to mind vandals who have no respect for anything whatsoever;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House express their disgust with this needless and irresponsible destruction and offer moral support to the Windsor town detachment of the RCMP as they work to bring these criminals to justice.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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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.

RESOLUTION NO. 2277

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

Whereas the Saint Mary's Huskies men's soccer team this year had a perfect regular season record of 14-0; and

Whereas this stellar showing has resulted in the Saint Mary's Huskies men's soccer team being ranked number one in the country; and

Whereas that ranking will be on the line this weekend as the Huskies host the six-team Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's soccer championship; and

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the Saint Mary's Huskies men's soccer team on their number one ranking, salute Head Coach Stewart Galloway and all the players, and send their fond wish that Saint Mary's capture the national crown in men's soccer.

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.

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The honourable member for Cape Breton South.

RESOLUTION NO. 2278

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

Whereas the Minister of Finance was asked during Question Period on Wednesday whether the province was going to spend money on a gas pipeline and said, no; and

Whereas it is now evident that the government is considering investing up to $150 million in a pipeline; and

Whereas just a month ago the minister stated that the energy business is no place for the taxpayers of Nova Scotia;

Therefore be it resolved that this House recognize that the Minister of Finance has not been forthcoming with the members of this House and the people of Nova Scotia.

MR. SPEAKER: The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Timberlea-Prospect.

RESOLUTION NO. 2279

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

Whereas the Canada Cord is the highest award that can be earned in Girl Guides of Canada; and

Whereas 93 young women from areas around the province received this award on September 15th at Mount Saint Vincent University; and

Whereas Katie Becigneul and Stephanie Power of Timberlea received the Canada Cord at that time;

Therefore be it resolved that the House of Assembly congratulate Stephanie and Katie and other Guiding members who recently received their Canada Cord from the Girl Guides of Canada.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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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 Lunenburg West.

RESOLUTION NO. 2280

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

Whereas the late Doug Bragg has been inducted into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame; and

Whereas Mr. Bragg was known as an entrepreneur and a leader in the blueberry industry, and his contributions were not only evident in the production of blueberries but also in the development of harvesting technologies; and

Whereas Mr. Bragg was instrumental in the founding of the Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute and the building of a research field station in Debert;

Therefore be it resolved that this House recognize the contributions of the late Mr. Bragg in the field of agriculture and his induction into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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.

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The honourable member for Halifax Atlantic.

RESOLUTION NO. 2281

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

Whereas the Chebucto Boys and Girls Club has embarked on a new project aimed at uncovering the issues and identifying some solutions that may improve the lives of children and families fighting poverty; and

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Whereas the club has received a $13,600 grant from Health Canada's Population Health Fund to undertake the year-long project involving parents, educators, politicians, all discussing poverty issues in the community; and

Whereas the goal of the project is to bring together parents marginalized by poverty to identify issues, develop a social support network, determine strategies, propose public policy alternatives and meet with decision makers;

Therefore be it resolved that members congratulate the sponsors of this project and wish well Christie Walker, Executive Director of the Chebucto Boys and Girls Club, as she embarks upon this important project.

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.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2282

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

Whereas the 80th Annual General Meeting and Engineering Conference of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia was held on September 27th and September 28th; and

Whereas J. Philip Vaughan was the recipient of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia Gold Medal Award; and

Whereas this award is given to an engineer who has made a significant contribution to the profession of engineering and to his or her community;

Therefore be it resolved that this House congratulate J. Philip Vaughan on receiving the Gold Medal Award.

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 East.

RESOLUTION NO. 2283

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

Whereas Terry Fox became a national hero in his valiant crusade against cancer; and

Whereas the Terry Fox Run has become an annual coming together of Canadians to celebrate his memory and to further his fight against that horrible disease; and

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Whereas over 100 participants took part in the Terry Fox Run this year in Hants East, raising more than $6,000;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate the runners of Hants East who took part in the annual Terry Fox Run for continuing what has become a most Canadian tradition.

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 Dartmouth East.

RESOLUTION NO. 2284

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

Whereas in August 2001, the Minister of Health announced a so-called "new" training program for advanced paramedics which is to be offered by Holland College located in Prince Edward Island; and

Whereas the minister's announcement failed to mention that Nova Scotia was already offering an advanced training program for paramedics; and

Whereas this minister should have maintained the Nova Scotia program in Nova Scotia for paramedics;

Therefore be it resolved that this minister be held accountable for the political decision to surrender our Nova Scotia paramedics' training program for future political favours from his friends in Prince Edward Island.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

I hear several Noes.

The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Victoria.

RESOLUTION NO. 2285

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

Whereas the first phase of decking on the Seal Island Bridge, or the Great Bras d'Or Bridge, is nearing completion; and

Whereas the Department of Transportation and Public Works and the contractor has done a relatively good job of avoiding delays in traffic during construction, even avoiding total closure from midnight to 6:00 a.m.; and

Whereas vehicles would leave the lineup facing a red traffic light, causing chaos when they meet oncoming traffic with no efforts made to apprehend those drivers;

Therefore be it resolved that this House urge the Minister of Transportation and Public Works to make a greater effort to stop the dangerous practice by installing cameras, or other means of stopping this dangerous practice during the next phase.

MR. SPEAKER: The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Cape Breton The Lakes.

RESOLUTION NO. 2286

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

Whereas the Minister of Education fails to recognize the needs of students and parents who may be affected by the closure of Georges River School; and

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Whereas it is probably difficult for a member from the south-end of Halifax to understand the needs of rural students; and

Whereas the minister probably walked to school if, indeed, she attended public school;

Therefore be it resolved that the Minister of Education show some consideration for students in rural Nova Scotia and keep Georges River School open instead of showing contempt by saying their needs are not unique.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

I hear a No.

The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Glace Bay.

RESOLUTION NO. 2287

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

Whereas since coming to office, the Finance Minister has taken over $5 million destined for charities from the Sydney Casino in order to balance the budget; and

Whereas it looks as though the budget will not be balanced, despite shaking the pockets of the poor and downtrodden; and

Whereas such a situation would be funny if it weren't so tragic;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House urge the Minister of Finance to restore those monies destined for charity, since he doesn't seem capable of balancing a budget anyway.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

I hear a No.

The notice is tabled.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, I move that you do now leave the Chair and the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on Bills.

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

The motion is carried.

[9:51 a.m. The House resolved itself into a CWH on Bills with Deputy Speaker Mr. Brooke Taylor in the Chair.]

[10:17 a.m. CWH on Bills rose and the House reconvened with Deputy Speaker Mr. Brooke Taylor in the Chair.]

MR. SPEAKER: The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole House on Bills reports:

THE CLERK: That the committee has met and considered the following bills:

Bill No. 22 - Liens Act.

Bill No. 23 - Enforcement of Canadian Judgments and Decrees Act.

Bill No. 71 - Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre Act.

Bill No. 73 - Agriculture and Marketing Act.

Bill No. 74 - Costs and Fees Act.

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Bill No. 76 - Consumer Protection Act.

Bill No. 77 - Motor Vehicle Act and Public Highways Act.

Bill No. 78 - Conservation Easements Act.

and the chairman has been instructed to recommend these bills to the favourable consideration of the House, each without amendment.

MR. SPEAKER: [Ordered that these bills be referred to the Committee on Law Amendments.]

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: 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. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 83.

Bill No. 83 - Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.

HON. ERNEST FAGE: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to move for second reading, an Act to Amend Chapter 8 of the Acts of 1993. The Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission Act. Overall, what this amendment does is eliminate the role of marketing and promotion of harness racing and increase the Maritime Harness Racing Commission's focus on the regulatory part of the industry. It states that the role of the commission will be to govern, regulate and supervise harness racing and all of its forms relevant and related to parimutuel betting.

It also clarifies the role of the commission in recruiting, training, evaluating, licensing, racing judges and other officials. The commission is responsible for establishing uniform rules for the conduct of harness racing, Maritime Provinces-wide, as well, Mr. Speaker. Also, it requires the commission's annual report to include recommendations with respect to the governance and regulation of the harness racing industry and removing the power of the commission to promote and encourage the breeding and racing of horses.

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There are a number of other small housekeeping items that the Governor in Council may deal with and that is it may appoint any minister to be responsible for the Harness Racing Commission, thus removing the specific reference to Agriculture and Fisheries, and a number of definition clarifications. But the real thrust of this piece of amended legislation is to focus the Maritime Harness Racing Commission on the regulations and governance of the harness racing industry and remove promotion from the harness racing Act here so that it will be purely a regulatory function.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Hants East.

MR. JOHN MACDONELL: Mr. Speaker, certainly, I have to say that I would agree with what the minister has said regarding the bill. I think the most significant part of the bill is that the commission is getting out of the promotion business. We can say that probably, in effect, the government is getting out of the promotion business as well, but actually maintaining a regulatory role there. I think everyone would deem this appropriate. I think it certainly raises eyebrows when the same organization is in control of regulation and promotion both. I think that these are two hats that a single body should not wear and I would say that to allow the commission a regulatory and governance would be appropriate and the promotion part should not be there. I think for the best interests of all concerned in the industry this is the most appropriate step.

As the minister said, there are some definition changes here. We are to speak to specific parts of the bill, but I think most of the guts of the bill are in Clause 3(b) which, "restricts the power of the Commission with respect to race tracks from governing, regulating, directing, controlling and supervising the operation of race tracks to directing and controlling the operation of race tracks;", Clause 3(c) which, "removes from the Commission the power to promote . . .", and Clause 3(d) which, "expands the powers of the Commission with respect to harness-racing judges and other officials who attend at harness-racing meets on behalf of the Commission from employing such officials to also include recruiting, training, evaluating and licensing such officials . . .".

I think these would be deemed as appropriate by the public and would ensure credibility of the industry and we would be supportive of this legislation moving forward.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Lunenburg West.

MR. DONALD DOWNE: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise again. I guess we have been pretty well holding the fort down here on issues relative to agriculture. When Bill No. 83 came in, I thought of only one person to check the bill out with. As I understand the railbird on this side of the House that is the resident expert on the harness racing industry in Nova Scotia is my good friend and my colleague to my right, the member from Sydney.

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He has had many years of experience in the horse racing industry and owned a few and maybe won a little bit, maybe lost a little bit (Interruptions) But I can tell you one thing, that every single race this member has been in for political purposes, he has always won. So the bet should always be for him to win, on the nose, as they would say.

AN HON. MEMBER: Nine straight wins.

MR. DOWNE: Nine straight wins. Now getting back to the bill. (Interruptions)

ANOTHER HON. MEMBER: They weren't maiden races. (Laughter)

MR. DOWNE: There is another railbird who just moved to the front benches of the New Democratic Party too. I understand that he understands the business very well.

I rise in my place today to make a few comments on Bill No. 83, an Act to Amend the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission Act.

Mr. Speaker, it is a bit of déjà vu in some ways all over again with this government. As you know, there are a lot of good and well-intentioned individuals in the harness racing industry, people who have spent their lifetimes building the pedigrees and building the industry from the ground up. They have done a lot to attempt to re-establish the industry in somewhat turbulent economic times. I want to congratulate those individuals for the work they have done.

Mr. Speaker, the government has been making some choices and priorities as to where its dollars should go. Recently we heard about some of the initiatives that are important to the Province of Nova Scotia. I do find, recently, that the government has made a choice. One of its priorities is a $1 million grant to the harness racing industry. The government is about making choices, and it made that choice last week. I certainly hope that the government thought long and hard with regard to those specific choices as it developed the $17 million list of cuts in other government spending throughout Nova Scotia. I also understood that that $1 million that went in - if I am correct on that, I think it went in - was going to be going in after a study was completed to show the viability of the industry, which we all hope will be viable. I remember all too well when I was minister, we put money in to look at the viability of the industry.

Today we see the bill before us that says they support the industry. I would hope that study could be brought forward, that I could have access to that information that would be appropriate for our files. We also see that the bill is reassigning roles and responsibilities, which is a good idea. Reassigning these roles and responsibilities as they pertain to the marketing of harness racing means that the regulatory role of the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission will be strengthened, and I believe that's a good move. I don't know;

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maybe there's a member in the Premier's office that has a good understanding of this, but I think this is a good idea. We will be supporting the principle of that.

Reassigning the marketing and promotion roles will give someone else the sole responsibility of trying to make the industry, an industry that is valuable to the economy of rural Nova Scotia, work. For that we give our support. One has to ask who that someone else will be. We hope that someone else will be someone, a body or a group of bodies, that will be good, solid individuals and not just political plants, but really there for the best interest of the industry. I believe this industry is at a very serious crossroads. We need the very best people, whoever they might be. If they are all Conservatives but they are all the best people, that's fine with me, as long as they're the best people making the decisions regarding the viability of the harness racing industry. Splitting the roles will ensure that all parties can focus on their respective responsibilities, which is key and which will, hopefully, increase the likelihood of the industry succeeding.

I would like to end my remarks here by quoting the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, on October 30th, when he stated the following: The $1 million grant is available to the harness racing industry next year, if they can convince government it can get back on its feet. I hope they can convince government. I hope they have good, solid business plans to show that. We are also hopeful that we, in turn, will have the opportunity to see the logic and the convincing words that were used to make it happen. Perhaps this legislation is a last attempt to enable the harness racing industry to get back on its feet. We all hope, I am sure all members of this House hope, that the industry can be viable, can be sustainable, can be predictable and can have a long-term viability in the Province of Nova Scotia because it affects rural Nova Scotia and it affects a lot of people.

I look forward to hearing the comments made to the public Law Amendments Committee and the future deliberations. With those few comments, we move that it goes forward.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the honourable Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries it will be to close debate on Bill No. 83.

The honourable Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.

HON. ERNEST FAGE: Mr. Speaker, it is certainly a pleasure to rise and close debate on Bill No. 83, an Act to Amend Chapter 8 of the Acts of 1993. The Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission Act. I certainly appreciate the comments of both of my colleagues opposite. They too, same as government members, realize that the harness racing industry has a long and proud history in this province and a viable business opportunity into the future is desired, certainly, by all members.

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As well, I appreciate their comments and acknowledge that the intent is to separate the promotion and the regulation of the industry and leave the Maritime Harness Racing Commission a strengthened regulatory body rather than a divided promotional and regulatory agency. With those few comments, I move the bill for second reading.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for second reading of Bill No. 83. Is the House ready for the question? Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill be referred to the Committee on Law Amendments.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 84, the Vital Statistics Act.

Bill No. 84 - Vital Statistics Act.

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

HON. ANGUS MACISAAC: Mr. Speaker, I move that this bill be now read a second time. The bill would amend the existing Vital Statistics Act to increase protection around the issuance of birth certificates in Nova Scotia. These changes would restrict issuance of birth certificates to certain individuals and increase penalties in place for their fraudulent use.

Currently, Nova Scotia's procedure to apply for a birth certificate is in step with, or ahead of, other jurisdictions within Canada and the U.S. The proposed amendments are preventative as opposed to being reactive. We continuously seek areas of improvement by consulting with stakeholders such as passport and immigration officials, law enforcement agencies and other levels of government.

Law enforcement officials tell us that ID fraud is on the rise, here at home and around the world. A complete ID package of a birth certificate, social insurance number and a passport can sell for $25,000 or more on the black market. A simple birth certificate itself can be valued at $10,000.

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In light of recent terrorist activities, security for identity documents has become a national issue. There is an increased level of concern from politicians, security officials, government agencies and members of the public with respect to issuance of basic personal identification documents such as birth certificates.

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations issues about 40,000 birth certificates each year. We want to make sure that our security practices and procedures are balanced with the need to provide service to members of the public who have a lawful and necessary requirement for these documents. Our challenge is to try to prevent identity theft without imposing burdensome red tape for the thousands of people who legitimately request a birth certificate each year.

In order to increase levels of security for the issuance of vital statistics documents, action is required to implement thoughtful and tangible improvements. Nova Scotia has an opportuntiy to take a leadership role in this process by combining immediate, proactive action on two fronts, legislative and procedural.

Legislative changes would further define individuals who can obtain a birth certificate. For example, if you wanted a copy of your birth certificate, you could obtain it yourself or the parents of an individual could obtain the birth certificate. In the event of death, the estate trustee could also obtain such a document.

As a means of security, our current practices and our continuing practices require me to provide detailed information about my parents, including their names, if I were to get a certificate, my mother's maiden name, their places of birth, a civic address and a daytime telephone number. In the event that the wrong information is supplied, Vital Statistics personnel would dig deeper and ask more questions to determine whether or not fraudulent activity is taking place.

On the legislative front, we include increased penalties for engaging in fraudulent activities. The current fine is just $200. This would be increased to $50,000 or two years imprisonment. These fine increases would give law enforcement officials added clout in bringing to justice people engaged in this type of criminal activity. I should point out also that this is a maximum fine with no minimum.

Procedural improvements involve how our staff processes information for certificates. Proposed changes would include historic cross-referencing of birth and death certificates. This serves as a check against someone attempting to assume the identity of a dead individual. We are promoting improvements to enter jurisdictional data sharing through the National Vital Event Data Capture and Routing System. This system would provide jurisdictions across Canada and the U.S. with immediate information to update birth records

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of individuals who die in another jurisdiction; information critical to the security and issuance of birth certificates.

Mr. Speaker, on the procedural front, would also involve educating the public about the protection of their certificates once in hand. A birth certificate is a legal document. It is printed on security paper. It is proof of identity. With it you can get a social insurance number, a driver's license, a passport. It needs to be kept in a safe place, not in a wallet.

Mr. Speaker, the Vital Statistics Council for Canada has established a security committee to review the practices of Vital Statistics Registries across Canada. Within the next few months, this committee will be proposing recommended national standards for the issuance of birth certificates. Today's proposed amendments are the initial steps to forging a higher level of security and confidence in our vital statistics records. The research of the national committee, combined with our own stakeholder consultation, will provide a foundation for any further changes required for the protection of Nova Scotia birth certificates. We intend to continue to keep our vigilance and examine our processes. We want to make sure Nova Scotia remains a safe, secure and preferred place in which to live and work.

Mr. Speaker, I look forward to comments from other members as we move this bill through the various stages. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Fairview.

MR. GRAHAM STEELE: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise this morning as the Official Opposition Critic for Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations and, therefore, for the Vital Statistics Act. Let me be the first to say that identity fraud and identity theft is a real issue around the world. There have been, for example, clear indications that identity theft and fraud were implicated in the events of September 11th. There have been some regrettable events in the past where Canadian passports, in particular, have been misused and abused by those performing illegal acts or attempting to do so. So it is important that we maintain the integrity of the official identity documents that we have, like the Canadian passports and like our birth certificate.

Having said that though, Mr. Speaker, this bill raises a number of questions, and I'm hoping over the course of debate, or before it passes through the House, that the minister will be able to answer. The first one is whether we do in fact have a problem in Nova Scotia. The minister is bringing forward a solution, but what's the nature of the problem in Nova Scotia? Are there documented cases of there being identity theft or identity fraud here in Nova Scotia? If so, how many? If so, what evidence do we have of how they were perpetrated and how they might be prevented? Once again, I say the minister is bringing forward a solution, but what we don't know, because there's no information on the table, is whether this solution

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actually will fix the problem that we have in Nova Scotia if, indeed, we have a problem in Nova Scotia.

Another question that comes up, Mr. Speaker, that I hope the minister will be able to answer - I'm sure there is a good answer to this question, I'm just hoping he will be able to provide it - is why this bill is being tabled before the National Security Committee comes forward with its recommendations. Why is Nova Scotia passing legislation before the National Security Committee has the opportunity to study the problem and make recommendations? Doesn't it make more sense to do it afterwards, or is there a preliminary report where the members of the committee, in fact, jurisdictions across Canada agree on these as preliminary steps? What we are facing, of course, is the possibility that after the National Security Committee issues its recommendations that this will be found to be not enough or the wrong thing to do. I am just curious about why it is that the legislation is coming forward in advance of the report of this National Security Committee.

At any rate, Mr. Speaker, those are questions. There may well be good answers to them and I look forward to the minister being able to provide those answers over the course of the debate. Thank you.

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

MR. BRIAN BOUDREAU: Mr. Speaker, I rise in my place just for a few moments to speak on the principle of Bill No. 84. This particular bill, of course, is being brought forward so as it can make more of a difference in eliminating the opportunity to commit identity fraud using a birth certificate.

Mr. Speaker, during times of uncertainty in our world, and certainly as a result of September 11th, legislation like Bill No. 84 is even more important. To improve and strengthen legislation and the procedures in the system in obtaining a false birth certificate is a positive step.

Our caucus looks forward to hearing from the public and all interested parties as to whether the minister has created a piece of legislation that will do the job and not create a lot of bureaucratic red tape. There is no question that the security and the safety of Nova Scotians is paramount in all our minds. Because birth certificates are used by law enforcement agencies, immigration and passport officials, strengthening the process to obtain a certificate will improve the ability of these agencies to do even a better job than they do today.

There is one area of concern that does surface in regard to this whole legislation, and it is in regard to the fee structure. It is the fee that will be associated with obtaining a birth certificate that concerns all of us. I certainly hope that the minister does not plan to use these

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new, enhanced security features as an excuse to jack up the fees on obtaining a birth certificate for Nova Scotians; the safety and the security of Nova Scotians is far too important to be used as a revenue generator. I also hope that the minister plans to proclaim this legislation as quickly as possible; again, it is paramount that we protect the safety of Nova Scotians.

I want to thank the minister for tabling this bill and I do look forward to hearing what the public has to say during the Law Amendments Committee process, but in closing, Mr. Speaker, I think it is important to recognize that this is an initiative by the federal government. It is a direction from the federal government as a result of meetings that the minister had with his counterparts and the federal minister, and the government is not getting ahead of the other provinces in this regard.

Finally, I want to congratulate and thank the staff of Vital Statistics for having the ability to move in such a manner as to have this bill presented here today. Thank you.

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

MR. RUSSELL MACKINNON: Mr. Speaker, I hadn't contemplated on making any observations because I believe my colleague, the member for Cape Breton The Lakes, has pretty well covered some of the key issues, but there are a number of additional issues that I think perhaps the minister may want to give some further explanation on, and that is with regard to a lot of cases in Nova Scotia where individuals don't have exact details on their place of birth - and I will explain that in a little bit more detail - as well as securing some documentation on the exact place of birth and some additional details in terms of the wording of their parents and so on.

Many of the individuals I sometimes have to deal with are individuals who are immigrants from other countries. Over a period of time, for various reasons, whether it be for assimilation or what have you, they felt it more appropriate to change the spelling of their last names. I can't recall any particular circumstance right off hand, because some of the names would be rather complicated to even pronounce, let alone spell. I found that in trying to ascertain that information in sufficient detail to be able to secure a birth certificate for them to be able to get, for example, their social security, their Canada Pension or what have you, that became a considerable problem.

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I would ask, perhaps, if maybe the minister might be able to outline in some detail how that process might be further streamlined or simplified so as to allow these individuals, not that there are that many, I am sure, across Nova Scotia, because the department has kept considerably good records. Sometimes these individuals are forced to go back and find their

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baptismal certificate or some piece of documentation that would show the year they started school or what have you. As hard as it may seem for ourselves to believe that a person wouldn't know whether they were born in 1901 or 1902, that is the circumstance for some of them because accurate records were not maintained. As their parents brought them from another country and they settled here in Canada and subsequently in Nova Scotia or directly to Nova Scotia, they were left in a rather precarious position.

I wanted to raise that with the minister, because sometimes a Commissioner of Oaths, such as an MLA or someone who has the official designation by an OIC, is forced to sometimes go on some hearsay evidence to be able to determine the exact detail as required for a birth certificate. That's a considerable issue, still, for a lot of people who have immigrated to Canada. I think what the minister is saying, in the general context of things, because of some of the issues that surrounded September 11th, this is an excellent opportunity to close the gap on a lot of . . .

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please.

The honourable member for Dartmouth South.

MR. TIMOTHY OLIVE: Mr. Speaker, I would ask the member if he would allow me to interrupt to make an introduction.

MR. SPEAKER: Would you allow for an introduction?

MR. MACKINNON: Yes.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Dartmouth South on an introduction.

MR. OLIVE: Mr. Speaker, I thank the honourable member for the opportunity. It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you and to all members of the House, Mrs. Doreen Chipman, the wife of the member for Annapolis, Frank Chipman, up in the gallery opposite the Speaker and welcome her to the House. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: Actually the Chair did notice the young lady come in. I actually thought it was the honourable member's daughter. (Laughter) We welcome you here today, and we hope you enjoy the proceedings. I would like you to note the honourable member is quite quiet since you've come in. (Laughter)

The honourable member for Cape Breton, you have the floor.

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MR. MACKINNON: Mr. Speaker, I am not going to engage in any debate on those matters. I would presume that because of some of the events from September 11th that the minister and the government saw it wise to move, perhaps, a little more expeditiously on this matter, particularly in the event - it's been shown that some terrorists around the country and particularly in the United States have been going around with their suitcases, their briefcases with at least a half dozen different birth certificates and IDs and passports. (Interruptions) Well, because it has been reported on through the media. We don't always agree with everything the media says, but certainly I would suspect security agencies wouldn't report such items through the media unless it was true.

Mr. Speaker, the other issue, too, is being cognizant of the fact that we're not going

to stereotype. I think that has been another concern that has been raised, that when individuals would try to secure their vital statistics information, because they might be of a certain heritage they may be stereotyped. I am not sure if that will factor into this particular legislation or not. I would hope it doesn't. I don't suspect that it does. It doesn't look like it does.

Of course, one other item is the one that my colleague, the member for Cape Breton The Lakes, has raised and that is the issue of fees. It seems to be quite a mindset within government lately not to raise taxes, but to implement more user fees. What is a little bit disturbing about that is the fact that the Assistant Deputy Minister from the Department of Health, before the Public Accounts Committee earlier this week, couldn't even give us a definition of what a user fee was. She couldn't tell us what the user fee definition was. She really didn't know. She indicated that she didn't have any clear definition. I would hope that there is not that type of variance from one department to the other that we can't ascertain, in some substantive way, the difference between a user fee and a hidden tax.

So with that, Mr. Speaker, I think, on measure, it is a good piece of legislation. The issue of the fine structure, certainly, as has been raised earlier, is the question of how much data is out there to show that people have actually been violating the opportunity to access vital statistics, particularly on the issue of birth certificates. So with that, I will wait for the minister's closing remarks. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations it will be to close debate on Bill No. 84.

The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

HON. ANGUS MACISAAC: Mr. Speaker, I thank honourable members opposite for their contribution to the debate. Within the department, there has always been a level of vigilance with respect to the fraudulent use of birth certificates or documents related to vital statistics. That process was ongoing, and there was a considerable amount of work that they

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have wanted to do and partly process but also legislative in terms of increasing the level of security around these documents.

Obviously, Mr. Speaker, the events of September 11th have brought a greater focus to the need for an increased level of security around these documents and the legislation attempts to do that. But in addition, the legislation is not unlike the motto of the Boy Scouts, which is Be Prepared. What this legislation does is enable us to be prepared to respond to initiatives that are taking place on a national scale. The honourable member wanted to bring credit to his Party by suggesting it is an initiative of the federal government. If that makes him feel good, then that is fine with me. The important thing for us is that the work get done and the job get done. We are, in fact, working very closely with national bodies right across the country. There have been conference calls with other ministers responsible for vital statistics within the country. We all recognize the need to be prepared to move on a national basis to ensure that the level of security is what it should be within this country.

This legislation will enable us to respond to those urgencies as they come forward, to be able to respond and put in place the level of security that is needed surrounding these documents and to ensure that it is consistent across the country so that Canadians can feel that their security relative to documents such as passports, because the birth certificate is the entry to the passport, does exist. So the legislation is very much legislation designed to ensure that we are prepared to respond to these opportunities to increase the level of security. There is no intention in this legislation of doing anything with respect to fees, it is not about fees at all in any way, shape or form. It is about increasing the level of security.

Mr. Speaker, I thank the honourable member who made reference to the frustration sometimes of getting documents. On one hand, I have shared that experience, I remember one day saying to somebody, well, can you at least give him a certificate of existence, you know that level of frustration. On the other hand, the very fact that we are dealing with the issue of security suggests that those steps have to be in place to ensure that we in fact are safeguarding security. I share your concern. I am not sure what the solution is. If you feel you have one, I would love to hear it. Having said that, I want to thank the honourable members for their participation in the debate and look forward to the bill proceeding through the other stages. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for second reading of Bill No. 84, the Vital Statistics Act. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill be referred to the Committee on Law Amendments.

The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

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MR. WILLIAM DOOKS: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 85.

Bill No. 85 - Real Estate Trading Act.

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

HON. ANGUS MACISAAC: Mr. Speaker, I move that this bill be now read a second time.

The proposed amendments are fairly straightforward. The Real Estate Trading Act goes back to 1997 and the Real Estate Commission derives its authority from the Real Estate Trading Act which was passed in 1996. Since that time it has become apparent that some housekeeping work needs to be done with respect to the legislation and this is an attempt to deal with those issues. The original legislation was lacking in a few respects and we want to correct those deficiencies. Most of the changes that we are dealing with today were proposed by the commission and they were reviewed by the department and we have found them to be reasonable changes and we are quite pleased to bring them forward in response to the commission's request.

Several of the amendments help clarify the status, roles and responsibilities of the commission and its commissioners. First of all, it declares that the commission is a body corporate which had not been declared in the previous legislation. I understand that the legal minds would probably understand it better than I, but by creating a body corporate it does assist in providing some protection to the members of the commission and its employees. The legislation further attempts to provide that protection from personal liability of commissioners, committee members, registrar and the minister for actions taken in good faith in administering the Act.

It also requires that information about licensees and applicants be kept confidential except in certain specific circumstances. It also allows the commission to set standards for agency relationships in its bylaws. The consumer protection and enforcement capabilities of the commission will be enhanced by these amendments. Clause 8 allows the commission to apply directly to the Supreme Court for an injunction to stop someone who is violating the Act, such as selling real estate without a licence. Today the commission must go through other authorities such as police to obtain an injunction. With this change the commission will be able to go directly to the court and seek an injunction. Other organizations such as those regulating doctors, architects and engineers already have this authority.

Two other amendments clarify areas of confusion. The process of disposing of unclaimed trust funds is expanded upon. After two years the commission can take these over from individual brokerages and administer them for another four years after which if still not

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claimed they may be used for a public or charitable purpose. Reference to a manager's licence is removed from the Act because the commission has changed its categories of licences in its bylaws and the manager's licence name is no longer being used.

To improve public accountability, Cabinet is being given authority to make regulations concerning the contents of the annual report of the commission to the minister. Mr. Speaker, these amendments support the effective operation of the commission. They will not diminish any existing protections for buyers or sellers involved in real estate transactions. In fact, these protections will be enhanced.

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Mr. Speaker, I look forward to comments from members opposite. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Fairview.

MR. GRAHAM STEELE: Mr. Speaker, I'm pleased to rise again this morning as the Official Opposition Critic for Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations and, therefore, also for the Real Estate Trading Act. The Real Estate Trading Act is another in a fairly large number that deal with professional regulation and discipline. As the minister mentioned, there is the Barristers Act, there is one dealing with engineers, architects and so on. Really there must be at least 15 and possibly 20 such Acts in Nova Scotia and they're important because these professional regulatory bodies represent a branch of government, really a quasi-government, that are very important to the professionals.

Just as importantly, Mr. Speaker, in addition to raising professional standards, they're there for the protection of the public because the Real Estate Commission has the power to issue licences to real estate traders and brokers and no one who does not hold such a licence can trade in real estate in Nova Scotia. So there's a very strong element in these pieces of legislation for the protection of the public and the maintenance of professional standards.

From time to time it happens that gaps become apparent, that holes in the legislation become evident from particular case situations, either in Nova Scotia or across Canada and this bill seems to be very much in keeping with that tradition. It appears that some deficiencies have been identified and, on the recommendation of the commission and with the support of the government, these amendments are being brought forward to the House. I have reviewed the provisions in detail. They seem to be quite reasonable, quite acceptable. I see nothing that causes any concern here. I wish the Real Estate Commission all the best as it continues the work of maintaining and improving professional standards in Nova Scotia and protecting the public interests in the trading of real estate. The government can look forward to the support of the Official Opposition on this particular bill.

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

MR. BRIAN BOUDREAU: Mr. Speaker, I am also pleased to rise again in my place to make a few comments on the principle of Bill No. 85, the Real Estate Trading Act. It is important, I believe, to take note that these changes were made under the recommendation of the Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission. I thank them for their active role in bringing this legislation forward and, obviously, convincing the minister that these changes are necessary.

As is the case of many organizations, the Real Estate Commission, as a result of the changes to this Act, will be recognized as a corporate entity. This is important as it will limit the personal liability of the directors on the commission, as well as the volunteers. This will enable them to carry out their duties without the threat of legal action. The ability of the commission to apply directly to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia to stop someone who may be conducting unlicensed trading, will speed up the process. This Act will be very important for the Real Estate Commission, Mr. Speaker, because it will enable the commission to gain greater enforcement powers for dealing with unlicensed real estate sellers.

I thank the minister for putting in the legislation at the request of the Real Estate Commission and I look forward to hearing public input during the Law Amendments Committee process. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, it will be to close debate on Bill No. 85.

The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

HON. ANGUS MACISAAC: Mr. Speaker, I thank the members opposite for their comments and look forward to the bill proceeding.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for second reading of Bill No. 85. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill be referred to the Committee on Law Amendments.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, I move that the House do now rise to meet again on Tuesday at the hour of 4:00 p.m. The House will sit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Following Question Period, the order of business will be Public Bills for Second Reading, followed by Committee of the Whole House on Bills and, if time permits, Public Bills for

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Third Reading. (Interruption) I will discuss the matter of which bills with the member later on. I move the House do now rise.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is that the House now adjourn until Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

We stand adjourned until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

[The House rose at 11:06 a.m.]

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NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3)

(Tabled Thursday, November 8, 2001)

RESOLUTION NO. 2244

By: Mr. David Hendsbee (Preston)

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

Whereas the Centennial Branch 160 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies; and

Whereas this Legion continues to ensure that the supreme sacrifice made by so many is never forgotten; and

Whereas this Legion, and all other Legions in this province, on a daily basis are true representatives of what community organizations should be, especially during this year 2001, the International Year of the Volunteer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Branch 160 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial, for their continued support and commitment to communities and congratulate them on their efforts to ever remind us of the young men and women who gave their lives for this country.

RESOLUTION NO. 2245

By: Mr. David Hendsbee (Preston)

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

Whereas the Eastern Marine Branch 161 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies; and

Whereas this Legion continues to ensure that the supreme sacrifice made by so many is never forgotten; and

Whereas this Legion, and all other Legions in this province, on a daily basis are true representatives of what community organizations should be, especially during this year 2001, the International Year of the Volunteer;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Branch 161 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Eastern Marine, for their continued support and commitment to communities and congratulate them on their efforts to ever remind us of the young men and women who gave their lives for this country.

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NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3)

(Tabled Friday, November 9, 2001)

RESOLUTION NO. 2288

By: Hon. David Morse (Minister of Environment and Labour)

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

Whereas the Dr. C.B. Lumsden Branch 074, Wolfville, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Dr. C.B. Lumsden Branch 074, Wolfville, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Dr. C.B. Lumsden Branch 074, Wolfville, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2289

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

Whereas the St. Peter's Branch 047 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

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Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the St. Peter's Branch 047 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the St. Peter's Branch 047 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2290

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

Whereas the L'Ardoise Branch 110 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the L'Ardoise Branch 110 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the L' Ardoise Branch 110 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2291

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

Whereas the Isle Madame Branch 150, Arichat, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Isle Madame Branch 150, Arichat, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Isle Madame Branch 150, Arichat, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2292

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

Whereas the Port Hawkesbury Branch 043 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

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Whereas the Port Hawkesbury Branch 043 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Port Hawkesbury Branch 043 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2293

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

Whereas the Cambrai Branch 037, Mulgrave, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Cambrai Branch 037, Mulgrave, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Cambrai Branch 037, Mulgrave, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2294

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

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Whereas the Chedabucto Branch 046, Canso, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Chedabucto Branch 046, Canso, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Chedabucto Branch 046, Canso, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2295

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

Whereas the Sherbrooke Branch 056 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Sherbrooke Branch 056 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Sherbrooke Branch 056 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2296

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

Whereas the Torbay Branch 117, Larry's River, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Torbay Branch 117, Larry's River, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Torbay Branch 117, Larry's River, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2297

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

Whereas the Liscomb Branch 086 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

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Whereas the Liscomb Branch 086 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Liscomb Branch 086 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2298

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

Whereas the Guysborough Branch 081 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Guysborough Branch 081 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Guysborough Branch 081 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2299

By: Hon. Ronald Russell (Minister of Transportation and Public Works)

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

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Whereas the Hants County Branch 009, Windsor, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Hants County Branch 009, Windsor, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Hants County Branch 009, Windsor, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2300

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Minister of Education)

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

Whereas the White Ensign Branch 129, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the White Ensign Branch 129, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the White Ensign Branch 129, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2301

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Minister of Education)

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

Whereas the Scotia Branch 025, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Scotia Branch 025, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Scotia Branch 025, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2302

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Minister of Education)

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

Whereas the Vimy Branch 027, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Vimy Branch 027, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Vimy Branch 027, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2303

By: Hon. Murray Scott (The Speaker)

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

Whereas the William Hall V.C. Branch 057, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the William Hall V.C. Branch 057, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the William Hall V.C. Branch 057, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2304

By: Hon. James Muir (Minister of Health)

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

Whereas the Colchester Branch 026, Truro, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

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Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Colchester Branch 026, Truro, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Colchester Branch 026, Truro, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2305

By: Hon. Peter Christie (Minister of Community Services)

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

Whereas the Bedford Branch 095 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Bedford Branch 095 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Bedford Branch 095 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2306

By: Hon. Peter Christie (Minister of Community Services)

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

Whereas the Dieppe Branch 090, Waverley, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Dieppe Branch 090, Waverley, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Dieppe Branch 090, Waverley, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2307

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the Breton Branch 08 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Sydney Mines, is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies; and

Whereas this Legion continues to ensure that the supreme sacrifice made by so many is never forgotten; and

Whereas this Legion, and all other Legions in the province, on a daily basis are true representatives of what community organizations should be, especially during this year, 2001, the International Year of the Volunteer;

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Therefore be it resolved that allmembers of this House congratulate Breton Branch 08 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Sydney Mines, for their continued support and commitment to communities and congratulate them on their efforts to ever remind us of young men and women who gave their lives for this country.

RESOLUTION NO. 2308

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the Armstrong Memorial Branch 19 of the Royal Canadian Legion in North Sydney, is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies; and

Whereas this Legion continues to ensure that the supreme sacrifice made by so many is never forgotten; and

Whereas this Legion and all other Legions in the province on a daily basis are true representatives of what community organizations should be, especially during 2001, the International Year of the Volunteer;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House congratulate Branch 19 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Armstrong Memorial, for their continued support and commitment to communities and congratulate them on their efforts to ever remind us of the young men and women who gave their lives for this country.

RESOLUTION NO. 2309

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the Florence Memorial Branch 83 of the Royal Canadian Legion, in Florence, is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies; and

Whereas this Legion continues to ensure that the supreme sacrifice made by so many is never forgotten; and

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Whereas this Legion and all other Legions in the province on a daily basis are true representatives of what community organizations should be, especially during 2001, the International Year of the Volunteer;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House congratulate Branch 83 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Florence Memorial, for their continued support and commitment to communities and congratulate them on their efforts to ever remind us of the young men and women who gave their lives for this country.

RESOLUTION NO. 2310

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the Macroni Branch 119, Boughton, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Marconi Branch 119, Boughton, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Marconi Branch 119, Boughton, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2311

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (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 Dominion Branch 078 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Dominion Branch 078 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Dominion Branch 078 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2312

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the Port Morien Branch 055 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Port Morien Branch 055 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Port Morien Branch 055 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2313

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the Passchendale Branch 040, Glace Bay, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Passchendale Branch 040, Glace Bay, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Passchendale Branch 040, Glace Bay, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2314

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the Donkin Branch 005 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

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Whereas the Donkin Branch 005 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Donkin Branch 005 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2315

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the J.B. Croak Memorial Branch 003, Glace Bay, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the J.B. Croak Memorial Branch 003, Glace Bay, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the J. B. Croak Memorial Branch 003, Glace Bay, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2316

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (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 Dr. Cecil Sparrow Branch 002, Reserve Mines, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Dr. Cecil Sparrow Branch 002, Reserve Mines, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Dr. Cecil Sparrow Branch 002, Reserve Mines, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2317

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the East Bay Branch 151, Sydney, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the East Bay Branch 151, Sydney, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the East Bay Branch 151, Sydney, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2318

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the Ashby Branch 138, Sydney, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Ashby Branch 138, Sydney, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Ashby Branch 138, Sydney, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2319

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the Whitney Pier Branch 128, Whitney Pier, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Whitney Pier Branch 128, Whitney Pier, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Whitney Pier Branch 128, Whitney Pier, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2320

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the Westside Branch 126, Sydney, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Westside Branch 126, Sydney, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Westside Branch 126, Sydney, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2321

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the Louisbourg Branch 062 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

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Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Louisbourg Branch 062 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Louisbourg Branch 062 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2322

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the New Waterford Branch 015 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the New Waterford Branch 015 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the New Waterford Branch 015 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2323

By: Mr. Cecil Clarke (Cape Breton North)

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

Whereas the Sydney Branch 012 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Sydney Branch 012 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Sydney Branch 012 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2324

By: Hon. John Hamm (The Premier)

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

Whereas the Stellarton Branch 028 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Stellarton Branch 028 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Stellarton Branch 028 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2325

By: Hon. John Hamm (The Premier)

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

Whereas the Trenton Branch 029 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Trenton Branch 029 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Trenton Branch 029 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2326

By: Hon. John Hamm (The Premier)

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

Whereas the Normandy Branch 034, New Glasgow, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

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Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Normandy Branch 034, New Glasgow, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Normandy Branch 034, New Glasgow, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2327

By: Hon. Gordon Balser (Minister of Economic Development)

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

Whereas the Capriquet Branch 092 Freeport, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Capriquet Branch 092, Freeport, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Capriquet Branch 092 Freeport, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2328

By: Hon. Gordon Balser (Minister of Economic Development)

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

Whereas the Weymouth Branch 067 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Weymouth Branch 067 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Weymouth Branch 067 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2329

By: Hon. Gordon Balser (Minister of Economic Development)

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

Whereas the Bear River Branch 022 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Bear River Branch 022 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Bear River Branch 022 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2330

By: Hon. Gordon Balser (Minister of Economic Development)

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

Whereas the Digby Branch 020 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Digby Branch 020 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Digby Branch 020 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2331

By: Mr. James DeWolfe (Pictou East)

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

Whereas the Eureka Branch 075 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

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Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Eureka Branch 075 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Eureka Branch 075 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2332

By: Mr. James DeWolfe (Pictou East)

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

Whereas the Hopewell Branch 137 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Hopewell Branch 137 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Hopewell Branch 137 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2333

By: Mr. James DeWolfe (Pictou East)

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

Whereas the Westville Branch 035 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Westville Branch 035 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Westville Branch 035 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2334

By: Hon. Angus MacIsaac (Minister of 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 Arras Branch 059 Antigonish, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Arras Branch 059 Antigonish, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Arras Branch 059 Antigonish, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2335

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas the Elmsdale Branch 048 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Elmsdale Branch 048 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Elmsdale Branch 048 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2336

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas the Valley Branch 147, Upper Musquodoboit, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

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Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Valley Branch 147, Upper Musquodoboit, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Valley Branch 147, Upper Musquodoboit, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2337

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas the Montgomery Branch 133, Enfield, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Montgomery Branch 133, Enfield, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Montgomery Branch 133, Enfield, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2338

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas the Shubenacadie Branch 111 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Shubenacadie Branch 111 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Shubenacadie Branch 111 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2339

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas the Stewiacke Branch 070 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Stewiacke Branch 070 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Stewiacke Branch 070 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2340

By: Hon. Rodney MacDonald (Minister of Tourism and Culture)

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

Whereas the Inverness Branch 132 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Inverness Branch 132 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Inverness Branch 132 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2341

By: Hon. Rodney MacDonald (Minister of Tourism and Culture)

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

Whereas the Whycocomagh Branch 123 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

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Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Whycocomagh Branch 123 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Whycocomagh Branch 123 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2342

By: Hon. Rodney MacDonald (Minister of Tourism and Culture)

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

Whereas the Cheticamp Branch 032 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Cheticamp Branch 032 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Cheticamp Branch 032 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2343

By: Hon. Rodney MacDonald (Minister of Tourism and Culture)

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

Whereas the Neil's Harbour Branch 085 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Neil's Harbour Branch 085 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Neil's Harbour Branch 085 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2344

By: Hon. Rodney MacDonald (Minister of Tourism and Culture)

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

Whereas the Victoria Branch 053, Baddeck, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Victoria Branch 053, Baddeck, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Victoria Branch 053, Baddeck, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2345

By: Hon. Rodney MacDonald (Minister of Tourism and Culture)

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

Whereas the Grandona Branch 124, Iona, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Grandona Branch 124, Iona, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Grandona Branch 124, Iona, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2346

By: Hon. Rodney MacDonald (Minister of Tourism and Culture)

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

Whereas the North Ingonish Branch 105 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

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Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the North Ingonish Branch 105 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the North Ingonish Branch 105 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2347

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Minister of Justice)

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

Whereas the Lunenburg Branch 023 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Lunenburg Branch 023 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Lunenburg Branch 023 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2348

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Minister of Justice)

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

Whereas the Bridgewater Branch 024 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Bridgewater Branch 024 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Bridgewater Branch 024 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2349

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Minister of Justice)

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

Whereas the Mahone Bay Branch 049 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparation for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Mahone Bay Branch 049 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Mahone Bay Branch 049 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2350

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Minister of Justice)

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

Whereas the New Germany Branch 102 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the New Germany Branch 102 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the New Germany Branch 102 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2351

By: Mr. William Langille (Colchester North)

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

Whereas the Tatamagouche Branch 064 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

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Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Tatamagouche Branch 064 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Tatamagouche Branch 064 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2352

By: Mr. William Langille (Colchester North)

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

Whereas the Cobequid Branch 072, Great Village, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparation for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Cobequid Branch 072, Great Village, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Cobequid Branch 072, Great Village, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2353

By: Mr. William Langille (Colchester North)

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

Whereas the Debert Branch 106 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparation for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Debert Branch 106 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Debert Branch 106 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2354

By: Mr. Russell MacKinnon (Cape Breton West)

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

Whereas Mr. Glen McDougall, Q.C., of Sydney, Nova Scotia, was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia on November 8, 2001; and

Whereas Honourable Justice McDougall has had a successful career in his law practice with Sampson McDougall, Barristers and Solicitors; and

Whereas Honourable Justice McDougall will bring honour and distinction to the system of justice in Nova Scotia;

Therefore be it resolved all members of this Legislature congratulate Honourable Justice McDougall on his appointment as a Judge to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2355

By: Mr. Cecil O'Donnell (Shelburne)

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

Whereas 4-H has been part of Nova Scotian communities since 1922 and has grown to approximately 110 clubs, 2,600 members and 1,100 volunteer leaders, working together and having a good time; and

Whereas every year, each member's first task is to choose a project that fits their interests, abilities and resources which they carry out throughout the year with dedication and enthusiasm; and

Whereas this year Shelburne County's Roseway River 4-H Club, a small 30-member club, took projects to the 4-H provincial show and had an outstanding showing in a variety of competitions and claimed the 4-H provincial flag for the second year in a row;

Therefore be it resolved that all members congratulate the members of the Roseway River 4-H Club on a job well done and commend their leaders, Ardith VanBuskirk and Cindy Siegel, for fostering the qualities which help their club members meet success.

RESOLUTION NO. 2356

By: Mr. Cecil O'Donnell (Shelburne)

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

Whereas the Cape Sable Branch 148, Clark's Harbour, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Cape Sable Branch 148, Clark's Harbour, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Cape Sable Branch 148, Clark's Harbour, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2357

By: Mr. Cecil O'Donnell (Shelburne)

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

Whereas the Lockeport Branch 080 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Lockeport Branch 080 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Lockeport Branch 080 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2358

By: Mr. Cecil O'Donnell (Shelburne)

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

Whereas the Loyalist Branch 063, Shelburne, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

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Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Loyalist Branch 063, Shelburne, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Loyalist Branch 063, Shelburne, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2359

By: Mr. Kerry Morash (Queens)

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

Whereas the A.L. Patterson Branch 087, Caledonia, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the A.L. Patterson Branch 087, Caledonia, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the A.L. Patterson Branch 087, Caledonia, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2360

By: Mr. Kerry Morash (Queens)

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

Whereas the Mersey Branch 038, Liverpool, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparation for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Mersey Branch 038, Liverpool, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Mersey Branch 038, Liverpool, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2361

By: Mr. Jon Carey (Kings West)

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

Whereas the Alvin Foster Memorial Branch 098, Kingston, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

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Whereas the Alvin Foster Memorial Branch 098, Kingston, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Alvin Foster Memorial Branch 098, Kingston, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2362

By: Mr. Jon Carey (Kings West)

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

Whereas the Ortona Branch 069, Berwick, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high.", and

Whereas the Ortona Branch 069, Berwick, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Ortona Branch 069, Berwick, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2363

By: Mrs. Muriel Baillie (Pictou 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 Pictou Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Pictou Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we "Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Pictou Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2364

By: Mrs. Muriel Baillie (Pictou West)

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

Whereas the River John Branch 108 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the River John Branch 108 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the River John Branch 108 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2365

By: Mr. William Dooks (Eastern Shore)

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

Whereas the Courcelette Branch 058, Sheet Harbour, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so may years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high.", and

Whereas the Courcelette Branch 058, Sheet Harbour, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities.

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Courcelette Branch 058, Sheet Harbour, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2366

By: Mr. William Dooks (Eastern Shore)

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

Whereas the Four Harbours Branch 120, Tangier, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high.", and

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Whereas the Four Harbours Branch 120, Tangier, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Four Harbours Branch 120, Tangier, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2367

By: Mr. William Dooks (Eastern Shore)

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

Whereas the Eastern Marine Branch 161, Head of Chezzetcook, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high.", and

Whereas the Eastern Marine Branch 161, Head of Chezzetcook, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Eastern Marine Branch 161, Head of Chezzetcook, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to every remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2368

By: Mr. Richard Hurlburt (Yarmouth)

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

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Whereas the Yarmouth Branch 061 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Yarmouth Branch 061 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Yarmouth Branch 061 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2369

By: Mr. Richard Hurlburt (Yarmouth)

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

Whereas the Port Maitland Branch 143 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Port Maitland Branch 143 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Port Maitland Branch 143 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2370

By: Mr. Richard Hurlburt (Yarmouth)

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

Whereas the Carleton Consolidated Branch 167 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Carleton Consolidated Branch 167 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Carleton Consolidated Branch 167 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2371

By: Hon. Murray Scott (The Speaker)

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

Whereas the Parrsboro Branch 045 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

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Whereas the Parrsboro Branch 045 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Parrsboro Branch 045 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2372

By: Hon. Murray Scott (The Speaker)

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

Whereas the Oxford Branch 036 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Oxford Branch 036 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Oxford Branch 036 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2373

By: Hon. Murray Scott (The 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 Springhill Branch 017 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Springhill Branch 017 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Springhill Branch 017 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2374

By: Hon. Murray Scott (The Speaker)

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

Whereas the River Hebert Branch 014 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the River Hebert Branch 014 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the River Hebert Branch 014 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2375

By: Hon. Murray Scott (The Speaker)

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

Whereas the Joggins Branch 004 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Joggins Branch 004 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Joggins Branch 004 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2376

By: Hon. Gordon Balser (Minister of Economic Development)

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

Whereas the Clementsport Branch 122 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Clementsport Branch 122 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Clementsport Branch 122 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2377

By: Hon. Gordon Balser (Minister of Economic Development)

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

Whereas Mr. Cyril McWhinnie is the owner of several hundred acres of forest land on Parkers Mountain, Annapolis County; and

Whereas Mr. McWhinnie has, for the past two years, attempted to prosecute an ongoing land management and usage dispute related to his property and that of a number of adjacent land owners; and

Whereas the position of his group is predicated on the perceived failure of the forest harvesting contractor and the regulatory process to respect and protect the rights of the private land owners;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House support Mr. McWhinnie's request to have this issue called for discussion during later debates.

RESOLUTION NO. 2378

By: Hon. Ernest Fage (Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries)

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

Whereas the Amherst Branch 010 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

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Whereas the Amherst Branch 010 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Amherst Branch 010 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2379

By: Hon. Ernest Fage (Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries)

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

Whereas the Pugwash Branch 060 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Pugwash Branch 060 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Pugwash Branch 060 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2380

By: Hon. Ernest Fage (Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries)

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

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Whereas the Malagash Branch 097 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Malagash Branch 097 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Malagash Branch 097 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2381

By: Hon. Ernest Fage (Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries)

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

Whereas the Seaside Branch 104, Wallace, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Seaside Branch 104, Wallace, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Seaside Branch 104, Wallace, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2382

By: Hon. Ernest Fage (Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries) and

Hon. Murray Scott (The Speaker)

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

Whereas the Maccan Branch 134 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Maccan Branch 134 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Maccan Branch 134 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2383

By: Ms. Mary Ann McGrath (Halifax Bedford Basin)

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

Whereas the Fairview Branch 142, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

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Whereas the Fairview Branch 142, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Fairview Branch 142, Halifax, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2384

By: Ms. Mary Ann McGrath (Halifax Bedford Basin)

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

Whereas the Spryfield Branch 152 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Spryfield Branch 152 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Spryfield Branch 152 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2385

By: Mr. Timothy Olive (Dartmouth South)

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

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Whereas the Somme Branch 031, Dartmouth, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Somme Branch 031, Dartmouth, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Somme Branch 031, Dartmouth, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2386

By: Mr. Timothy Olive (Dartmouth South)

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

Whereas the Cornwallis Branch 013, Dartmouth, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Cornwallis Branch 013, Dartmouth, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Cornwallis Branch 013, Dartmouth, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2387

By: Mr. Timothy Olive (Dartmouth South)

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

Whereas the Centennial Branch 160, Dartmouth, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Centennial Branch 160, Dartmouth, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Centennial Branch 160, Dartmouth, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2388

By: Mr. Timothy Olive (Dartmouth South)

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

Whereas the Caen Branch 164, Eastern Passage, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

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Whereas the Caen Branch 164, Eastern Passage, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Caen Branch 164, Eastern Passage, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2389

By: Mr. Barry Barnet (Sackville-Beaver Bank)

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

Whereas the Mount Uniacke Branch 165 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Mount Uniacke Branch 165 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Mount Uniacke Branch 165 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2390

By: Mr. Barry Barnet (Sackville-Beaver Bank)

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 Calais Branch 162, Lower Sackville, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Calais Branch 162, Lower Sackville, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Calais Branch 162, Lower Sackville, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2391

By: Mr. Frank Chipman (Annapolis)

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

Whereas the Middleton Branch 001 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Middleton Branch 001 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Middleton Branch 001 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2392

By: Mr. Frank Chipman (Annapolis)

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

Whereas the Lawrencetown Branch 112 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Lawrencetown Branch 112 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Lawrencetown Branch 112 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2393

By: Mr. Frank Chipman (Annapolis)

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

Whereas the Bridgetown Branch 033 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Bridgetown Branch 033 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Bridgetown Branch 033 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2394

By: Mr. Frank Chipman (Annapolis)

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

Whereas the Port Royal Branch 021, Annapolis Royal, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Port Royal Branch 021, Annapolis Royal, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Port Royal Branch 021, Annapolis Royal, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2395

By: Hon. Neil LeBlanc (Minister of Finance)

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

Whereas the Wedgeport Branch 155 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

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Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Wedgeport Branch 155 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Wedgeport Branch 155 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2396

By: Hon. Neil LeBlanc (Minister of Finance)

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

Whereas the Argyle and Pubnico Branch 094, Glenwood, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Argyle and Pubnico Branch 094, Glenwood, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Argyle and Pubnico Branch 094, Glenwood, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2397

By: Hon. Neil LeBlanc (Minister of Finance)

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

Whereas the West Pubnico Branch 066 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and all other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the West Pubnico Branch 066 of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the West Pubnico Branch 066 of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2398

By: Hon. Neil LeBlanc (Minister of Finance)

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

Whereas the Clare Branch 052, Saulnierville, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Clare Branch 052, Saulnierville, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Clare Branch 052, Saulnierville, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2399

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

Whereas the Atlantic Branch 153, White's Lake, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Atlantic Branch 153, White's Lake, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Atlantic Branch 153, White's Lake, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2400

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

Whereas the MacDonald Memorial Branch 156, Lakeside, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

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Whereas this and other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the MacDonald Memorial Branch 156, Lakeside, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the MacDonald Memorial Branch 156, Lakeside, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2401

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

Whereas the St. Margarets Bay Branch 116, Tantallon, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the St. Margarets Bay Branch 116, Tantallon, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the St. Margarets Bay Branch 116, Tantallon, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2402

By: Mr. Mark Parent (Kings North)

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

Whereas the Habitant Branch 073, Canning, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

Whereas the Habitant Branch 073, Canning, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Habitant Branch 073, Canning, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2403

By: Mr. Mark Parent (Kings North)

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

Whereas the Kings Branch 006, Kentville, of the Royal Canadian Legion is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies to remind all Canadians of the supreme sacrifice made by so many; and

Whereas this and other Legions have taken the gauntlet passed to them so many years ago, a commitment immortalized in the beautiful, yet haunting words of Dr. John McCrae, "To you from failing hands we throw/The torch; be yours to hold it high."; and

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Whereas the Kings Branch 006, Kentville, of the Royal Canadian Legion and members across Nova Scotia not only provide leadership in ensuring that we 'Never Forget', but also give back to their communities through their many activities;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly salute the Kings Branch 006, Kentville, of the Royal Canadian Legion for its continued community work and thank its members for their efforts to ever remind us of the too many men and women who gave their lives for this great country to retain the freedoms we hold so dearly.

RESOLUTION NO. 2404

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

Whereas the F.E. Butler Branch 44 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Chester is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies; and

Whereas this Legion continues to ensure that the supreme sacrifice made by so many is never forgotten; and

Whereas this Legion, and all other Legions in this province, on a daily basis are true representatives of what community organizations should be, especially during this year 2001, the International Year of the Volunteer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Branch 44 of the Royal Canadian Legion, F.E. Butler, for their continued support and commitment to communities and congratulate them on their efforts to ever remind us of the young men and women who gave their lives for this country.

RESOLUTION NO. 2405

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

Whereas the New Ross Branch 79 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Chester is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies; and

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Whereas this Legion continues to ensure that the supreme sacrifice made by so many is never forgotten; and

Whereas this Legion, and all other Legions in this province, on a daily basis are true representatives of what community organizations should be, especially during this year 2001, the International Year of the Volunteer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Branch 79 of the Royal Canadian Legion, New Ross, for their continued support and commitment to communities and congratulate them on their efforts to ever remind us of the young men and women who gave their lives for this country.

RESOLUTION NO. 2406

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

Whereas the St. Margarets Bay Branch 116 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Tantallon is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies; and

Whereas this Legion continues to ensure that the supreme sacrifice made by so many is never forgotten; and

Whereas this Legion, and all other Legions in this province, on a daily basis are true representatives of what community organizations should be, especially during this year 2001, the International Year of the Volunteer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Branch 116 of the Royal Canadian Legion, St. Margarets Bay, for their continued support and commitment to communities and congratulate them on their efforts to ever remind us of the young men and women who gave their lives for this country.

RESOLUTION NO. 2407

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

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Whereas the Harding Branch 144 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Western Shore is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies; and

Whereas this Legion continues to ensure that the supreme sacrifice made by so many is never forgotten; and

Whereas this Legion, and all other Legions in this province, on a daily basis are true representatives of what community organizations should be, especially during this year 2001, the International Year of the Volunteer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Branch 144 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Harding, for their continued support and commitment to communities and congratulate them on their efforts to ever remind us of the young men and women who gave their lives for this country.

RESOLUTION NO. 2408

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

Whereas the Everett Branch 88 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Chester Basin is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies; and

Whereas this Legion continues to ensure that the supreme sacrifice made by so many is never forgotten; and

Whereas this Legion, and all other Legions in this province, on a daily basis are true representatives of what community organizations should be, especially during this year 2001, the International Year of the Volunteer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Branch 88 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Everett, for their continued support and commitment to communities and congratulate them on their efforts to ever remind us of the young men and women who gave their lives for this country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2409

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

Whereas the Lions Club in Hubbards is again making preparations for their annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremonies; and

Whereas this Lions Club, in unison with the Royal Canadian Legion, continues to ensure that the supreme sacrifice made by so many is never forgotten; and

Whereas this Lions Club, on a daily basis are true representatives of what community organizations should be, especially during this year 2001, the International Year of the Volunteer;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Hubbards Lions Club, for their continued support and commitment to communities and congratulate them on their efforts to ever remind us of the young men and women who gave their lives for this country.