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HANSARD 01/02-83

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

Speaker: Honourable Murray Scott

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Second Session

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2002

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS:
No. 115, Justice Administration Amendment (2002) Act,
Hon. M. Baker 8270
NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 3059, Denny, Flo - Chrysalis House: Care/Support - Applaud,
Mr. D. Dexter 8270
Vote - Affirmative 8272
Res. 3060, Wilson, Carole - Autumn House: Women's Support
Counsellor - Applaud, Ms. Maureen MacDonald 8271
Vote - Affirmative 8271
Res. 3061, Lapierre, Linda - Chrysalis House: Children's Outreach
Worker - Applaud, Mr. J. Pye 8272
Vote - Affirmative 8273
HOUSE RESOLVED INTO CWH ON SUPPLY AT 9:12 A.M. 8273
HOUSE RECONVENED AT 1:14 P.M. 8273
ADJOURNMENT, House rose to meet again on Mon., Apr. 15th at 2:00 p.m. 8274
NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3):
Res. 3062, Covey, Scott: 2002 Marathon Walt Disney World -
Commend, Mrs. M. Baillie 8275
Res. 3063, Educ. - Information Economy Initiative, Hon. J. Purves 8275
Res. 3064, Educ. - Libraries: Usage - Encourage, Hon. J. Purves 8276
Res. 3065, Safety Council (N.S.): N.S. - Contribution, Hon. R. Russell 8276
Res. 3066, Mining Ind. - Historical Significance, Mr. B. Taylor 8276

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HALIFAX, FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2002

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.

The honourable member for Lunenburg West.

MR. DONALD DOWNE: Mr. Speaker, last night in a debate on Estimates, I referred to the Minister of Health as being a coward. I retracted the statement but I thought the honourable thing to do would be to apologize to the members of the House and to the minister. He understands how frustrated I am about the concerns about the pediatric unit in my riding and for the children of the South Shore but I do, from a professional point of view, want to apologize to the minister for referring to him as a coward and I would ask for acceptance of that apology.

MR. SPEAKER: Thank you. Is it agreed? (Applause)

I thank the honourable member for Lunenburg West for that.

We will begin the daily routine.

PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS

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PRESENTING REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

TABLING REPORTS, REGULATIONS AND OTHER PAPERS

STATEMENTS BY MINISTERS

GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Bill No. 115 - Entitled an Act Respecting the Administration of Justice. (Hon. Michael Baker)

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

NOTICES OF MOTION

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

RESOLUTION NO. 3059

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

Whereas the support services provided by women's centres and transition houses are sorely needed in times of domestic crisis; and

Whereas Nova Scotians owe much to the front-line workers of our women's centres and transition houses, those people who year after year provide the care and support sorely needed by women and children in abusive and troubled family relationships; and

Whereas one of those front-line workers is Flo Denny, a transition house worker with 10 years of service at Chrysalis House in Kentville;

Therefore be it resolved that this House applaud Flo Denny, a transition house worker at Chrysalis House in Kentville, for the care and support she provides to families in crisis.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

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I hear a No.

The notice is tabled. (Interruptions)

Order, please. I would just like to make mention that today is the honourable member for Cape Breton North's birthday. (Applause) The number we won't reveal to the House.

The honourable member for Halifax Needham.

RESOLUTION NO. 3060

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

Whereas the support services provided by women's centres and transition houses are sorely needed in times of domestic crisis; and

Whereas Nova Scotians owe much to the front-line workers of our women's centres and transition houses, those people who year after year provide the care and support sorely needed by women and children in abusive and troubled family relationships; and

Whereas one of those front-line workers is Carole Wilson, a women's support counsellor with 13 years of service at Autumn House in Amherst;

Therefore be it resolved that this House applaud Carole Wilson, women's support counsellor at Autumn House in Amherst, for the care and support she provides to families in crisis.

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.

Order, please.

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The notice of motion moved by the honourable Leader of the Official Opposition, it is very difficult a lot of times in here to hear what's being said and in all fairness to all members, to be asked to vote on something when you can't hear, when you're not sure, causes a lot of disruption in the House. I would ask the honourable members, when there is someone speaking, to give them the courtesy of at least listening and you can express your feelings afterwards.

Anyway, the honourable Leader of the Official Opposition on his resolution, 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. 3061

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 support services provided by women's centres and transition houses are sorely needed in times of domestic crisis; and

Whereas Nova Scotians owe much to the front-line workers of our women's centres and transition houses, those people who year after year provide the care and support sorely needed by women and children in abusive and troubled family relationships; and

Whereas one of those front-line workers is Linda Lapierre, a children's outreach worker with 14 years of service at Chrysalis House in Kentville;

Therefore be it resolved that this House applaud Linda Lapierre, a children's outreach worker at Chrysalis House in Kentville, for the care and support she provides to families in crisis.

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.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, would you please call the order of business, Government Motions.

GOVERNMENT MOTIONS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

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

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is carried.

[9:12 a.m. The House resolved itself into a CWH on Supply with Deputy Speaker Mr. Brooke Taylor in the Chair.]

[1:14 p.m. CWH on Supply rose and the House reconvened. Mr. Speaker, Hon. Murray Scott, resumed the Chair.]

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

THE CLERK: That the committee has met and made considerable progress and begs leave to sit again.

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MR. SPEAKER: Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, I move that the House do now rise to meet again on Monday at the hour of 2:00 p.m until 10:00 p.m. The order of business following the daily routine will be Committee of the Whole House on Estimates and at the conclusion of the four hours in Committee of the Whole House, we will be moving into Public Bills for Second Reading, commencing with Bill No. 112, Gas Distribution Act. When we are finished that bill, whenever that is - during the week or on Monday - we will move on to Bill 109, Financial Measures (2002) Act, which is the second bill we will be debating.

AN HON. MEMBER: What are you doing three weeks after that?

MR. RUSSELL: That's a little far in advance and I can't go that far. On Monday we will sit from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Thursday, 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.; and Friday, TBA. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is that the House do adjourn, to sit again on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 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.

[The House rose at 1:15 p.m.]

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NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3)

RESOLUTION NO. 3062

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 in January, Scott Covey was one of the almost 3,000 people to run the 2002 Marathon at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida; and

Whereas Scott ran this marathon, his very first, in three hours, four minutes and 12 seconds, and placed fifth in his category and 73rd overall; and

Whereas starting his run too fast was the lesson to be learned but Scott greatly enjoyed his first run and, more importantly, raised funds for the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society and is looking forward to next year's event;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House commend Scott Covey for crossing the finish line and encourage him to take part in the Johnny Miles Marathon this June in New Glasgow.

RESOLUTION NO. 3063

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas the Information Economy Initiative has put Internet access and more than 6,000 computers in Nova Scotia classrooms; and

Whereas a new pilot project called Composers in Virtual Classrooms is allowing students at R.B. Dickey Elementary School in Amherst to use technology to compose their own music; and

Whereas these young maestros can upload their compositions to a Web site and have music students at Acadia University provide feedback electronically;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House acknowledge the partnerships between government and education sectors that are allowing our students to explore their musical creativity in innovative ways.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3064

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas April 7th to April 13th is Information Rights Week and Nova Scotia's libraries are promoting the theme Canada @ Your Library; and

Whereas libraries have a long and respected tradition of making information available to citizens; and

Whereas both the federal and Nova Scotia Governments have systems in place to make government publications available through our libraries;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House encourage all Nova Scotians to make full use of the information resources offered through our libraries.

RESOLUTION NO. 3065

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

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

Whereas safety is of the utmost priority to all Nova Scotians; and

Whereas the Nova Scotia Safety Council held its 20th annual conference and trade show last month; and

Whereas this event reinforced the need for timely safety education and training across many sectors;

Therefore be it resolved that this House congratulate the Safety Council for its contribution to a safer Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 3066

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:

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Whereas it was on this day, April 12th, 66 years ago in 1936 that the Moose River Mines Disaster took place; and

Whereas Moose River was first mined for gold in 1881 but abandoned for 50 years until resumption in 1934; and

Whereas historical references to the disaster only point to a number of miners being trapped for nearly 12 days with one confirmed fatality but despite this harrowing experience for the miners of the day, the media practically ignored it with the exception of CBC Reporter Frank J. Willis who did a total of 99 two-minute radio broadcasts from the disaster scene;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs today reflect upon this province's historical significance with the mining industry and pay tribute to the many rescues which have transpired, disasters where rescues were not able to be carried out and truly appreciate the fact these men were simply doing a job they were paid to do, danger or no danger.