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DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

Speaker: Honourable Murray Scott

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Third Session

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2003

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS:
Environ. - Recycling Program: RRFB - Negative Effect, Mr. W. Gaudet 2623
Environ. - Recycling Program: RRFB - Negative Effect,
Mr. R. MacKinnon 2624
GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 1298, Savage, Premier (Fmr.): Order of Can. - Congrats.,
Hon. R. Russell 2624
Vote - Affirmative 2625
Res. 1299, Nat. Res. - Mining: Commitment - Recognize, Hon. T. Olive 2625
Vote - Affirmative 2625
Res. 1300, Nurses: MLAs - Thank, Hon. J. Purves 2626
Vote - Affirmative 2626
Res. 1301, Kavanaugh, Jim: Can. Top Principal Award - Congrats.,
Hon. A. MacIsaac 2626
Vote - Affirmative 2627
NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 1302, Mason, David: Doubleday Award (Posthumous) - Congrats.,
Mr. W. Estabrooks 2627
Vote - Affirmative 2628
Res. 1303, Nurses: Workforce - Salute, (by Mr. W. Gaudet), Dr. J. Smith 2628
Vote - Affirmative 2629
Res. 1304, Williams, Cameron: Reg. Science Fair - Congrats., Mr. M. Parent 2629
Vote - Affirmative 2630
Res. 1305, Teachers: Contribution - Thank, Mr. D. Dexter 2630
Vote - Affirmative 2631
Res. 1306, Gov't. (N.S.): Polling Results (Post-1999) - Release,
Mr. Manning MacDonald 2631
Res. 1307, Chair-a-Tea: Organizers/Supporters - Thank, Ms. M. McGrath 2631
Vote - Affirmative 2632
Res. 1308, Nat'l. Nurses Wk. (12/05-18/05/03) - Celebrate,
Ms. Maureen MacDonald 2632
Vote - Affirmative 2633
Res. 1309, EMO: Flood Relief - Fund, Mr. K. MacAskill 2633
Res. 1310, Sports: Berwick Midget B Hockey Team - Congrats.,
Mr. J. Carey 2634
Vote - Affirmative 2634
Res. 1311, Bradley, Janet: Vol. Efforts - Congrats., Mr. J. MacDonell 2634
Vote - Affirmative 2635
Res. 1312, Kavanaugh, Jim: Can. Top Principal Award - Congrats.,
Mr. D. Wilson 2635
Vote - Affirmative 2636
Res. 1313, Shaw Weeks, Tanya: Top 40 Under 40 Award - Congrats.,
Ms. M. McGrath 2636
Vote - Affirmative 2637
Res. 1314, Insurance - Rates: Fairness - Implement, Mr. J. Pye 2637
Res. 1315, Tidd, Kayla: Heritage Fair Award - Congrats., Mr. W. Gaudet 2638
Vote - Affirmative 2638
Res. 1316, Frontline Safety Ltd. - Offshore Tech. Conf.: Achievements -
Congrats., Hon. T. Olive 2638
Vote - Affirmative 2639
Res. 1317, East. Passage Educ. Ctr.: Call to Remembrance Comp. -
Congrats., Mr. K. Deveaux 2639
Vote - Affirmative 2640
Res. 1318, MacAulay, Kenneth: Graduation/Scholarship - Congrats.,
Mr. K. MacAskill 2640
Vote - Affirmative 2641
Res. 1319, Ryl. Cdn. Sea Cadet Corps No. 39 - Lunenburg Town:
Service - Congrats., Hon. M. Baker 2641
Vote - Affirmative 2641
Res. 1320, Cornwallis Street United Baptist Church - Hfx.:
Commitment - Congrats., Ms. Maureen MacDonald 2642
Vote - Affirmative 2642
Res. 1321, Energy - Offshore Issue: Prem. - Leadership,
Mr. Manning MacDonald 2642
Res. 1322, Jayasinge, Mary: Vol. Efforts - Congrats., Mr. J. MacDonell 2643
Vote - Affirmative 2643
Res. 1323, Dorsey Rept.: PC Gov't. - Implement, (by Mr. K. Deveaux),
Mr. F. Corbett 2644
HOUSE RESOLVED INTO CWH ON BILLS AT 2:33 P.M. 2645
HOUSE RECONVENED AT 9:56 P.M. 2645
CWH REPORTS 2645
ADJOURNMENT, House rose to meet again on Tue., May 13th at 12:00 noon 2645
NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3):
Res. 1324, Everett, Erin: Summer Internship - Congrats.,
Mr. F. Chipman 2646
Res. 1325, Sports: Bridgetown Jr. Badminton Club - Congrats.,
Mr. F. Chipman 2646
Res. 1326, Barr, Sonny - Transport. & Pub. Wks.: Retirement -
Congrats., Mr. F. Chipman 2647
Res. 1327, Sports - Athletics East Track Club: Disney Track & Field -
Congrats., Mr. F. Chipman 2647
Res. 1328, Blue Book - Sequel: Prem. - Refrain, Mr. J. Holm 2648
Res. 1329, NSTU: Effective School Discussion - Thank,
Mr. W. Estabrooks 2648
Res. 1330, French, Tara: Can. Winter Games - Participation Congrats.,
Mr. W. Langille 2649
Res. 1331, Goguen, Nicole: Can. Winter Games - Participation Congrats.,
Mr. W. Langille 2649
Res. 1332, Hollett, Daniel: Can. Winter Games - Participation Congrats.,
Mr. W. Langille 2650
Res. 1333, Conroy, Trevor: Can. Winter Games - Participation Congrats.,
Mr. W. Langille 2650
Res. 1334, Weatherby, Chester: Can. Winter Games -
Participation Congrats., Mr. W. Langille 2651
Res. 1335, Patriquin, Rev. Edgar: Service (50 yrs.) - Congrats.,
The Speaker 2651
Res. 1336, Hoffman, David - NSCC: Board - Appt. Congrats.,
The Speaker 2652
Res. 1337, Legere, Muriel: Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., The Speaker 2652
Res. 1338, Leicester FD Aux. - Bowling Team: Trophy - Congrats.,
The Speaker 2653
Res. 1339, Sports - Dart Tournaments: Springhill Team - Congrats.,
The Speaker 2653
Res. 1340, Springhill Miners Museum/Springhill Commun. Network:
Commun. Contributions - Congrats., The Speaker 2654
Res. 1341, Nelson, Rebecca: Physical Fitness Award - Congrats.,
The Speaker 2654
Res. 1342, Steeves, Erica: Leadership Award - Congrats., The Speaker 2655
Res. 1343, Taylor Fam.: Vol. Efforts - Congrats., The Speaker 2655
Res. 1344, Wood, Jacqueline: Best 1st Yr. Cadet Award - Congrats.,
The Speaker 2656

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HALIFAX, MONDAY, MAY 12, 2003

Fifty-eighth General Assembly

Third Session

2:00 P.M.

SPEAKER

Hon. Murray Scott

DEPUTY SPEAKERS

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

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

PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS

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

MR. WAYNE GAUDET: Mr. Speaker, "We the undersigned hereby petition the provincial government to provide leadership and stop the unfair action taken by RRFB that is now having a negative effect on Nova Scotia's Recycling Program and resulting in the loss of hundreds of jobs:" I'm tabling approximately 35 of these letters and I have affixed my name to them.

MR. SPEAKER: The petition is tabled.

The honourable member for Cape Breton West.

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MR. RUSSELL MACKINNON: Mr. Speaker, I beg leave to table a petition on behalf of a number of employees and operators of recycling depots in the Province of Nova Scotia, in particular the Dartmouth-Waverley area. The operative clause being, "We the undersigned hereby petition the provincial government to provide leadership and stop the unfair action taken by RRFB that is now having a negative effect on Nova Scotia's Recycling Program and resulting in the loss of hundreds of jobs:" I have also affixed my signature to this document.

MR. SPEAKER: The petition is tabled.

PRESENTING REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

TABLING REPORTS, REGULATIONS AND OTHER PAPERS

STATEMENTS BY MINISTERS

GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Deputy Premier.

RESOLUTION NO. 1298

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

Whereas former Nova Scotia Premier John Savage was made an officer of the Order of Canada in a private ceremony held at his home on Saturday; and

Whereas Premier Savage was lauded for his compassionate and outstanding commitment to helping the less fortunate at home and abroad; and

Whereas in addition to his public service as Mayor of Dartmouth and Premier of Nova Scotia, Premier Savage is the founding director of the North Preston Medical and Child Care Society and a tireless worker on several international health projects;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this Legislature congratulate former Premier Savage on being named an officer of the Order of Canada and express their gratitude for his service to the people of Nova Scotia and 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 Minister of Natural Resources.

RESOLUTION NO. 1299

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

Whereas the week of May 12th to May 18th is National Mining Week; and

Whereas mining contributes about $280 million to the Nova Scotia economy, among the highest value per square kilometre of all Canadian provinces; and

Whereas Nova Scotia's mining industry provides some 1,700 direct, mainly full-time jobs, with among the highest weekly wages of any industrial sector;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House recognize that this province's diverse geology, together with the province's commitment to sustainable development, will continue to provide Nova Scotians with opportunities for exploration, mineral discoveries, increased trade, and good jobs that contribute to a prosperous economy in 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 Minister of Health.

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RESOLUTION NO. 1300

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

Whereas today, May 12, 2003, marks the first day of National Nursing Week in Canada; and

Whereas more than 3,000 licensed practical nurses and 9,000 registered nurses are highly-skilled professionals, helping patients in each area of the health care system, in hospitals, nursing homes, community, and in administration; and

Whereas the Nova Scotia Department of Health is working with nurses, employers, unions and other partners to recruit, retain and retrain more nurses as part of our provincial nursing strategy, and we are seeing progress;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House join me today in thanking the 12,000 nurses who are dedicated to helping Nova Scotians become healthier each and every day.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Education.

RESOLUTION NO. 1301

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

Whereas after 38 years of providing insight and leadership to the students of New Waterford, dedicated educator Jim Kavanaugh is retiring; and

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Whereas the Breton Education Centre Principal has initiated many valuable school programs, such as a youth health centre, a breakfast program, an adult day school, a pre-school program, an after-school homework program, and, the nationally acclaimed 20-year-old Coal Bowl basketball tournament; and

Whereas Mr. Kavanaugh's peers have recognized his achievements and substantial contributions to education by naming him the Canadian Principal of the Year;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House join me in congratulating Jim Kavanaugh on being named Canada's top principal and express our gratitude for his many years of leadership and dedication to the students of New Waterford and 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.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

NOTICES OF MOTION

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Timberlea-Prospect.

RESOLUTION NO. 1302

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 Richard Doubleday Award is given annually to a member of the St. Margaret's Masters hockey league; and

Whereas this award goes to an old-timers' player who best typified the spirit of old-timers' hockey; and

Whereas the Richard Doubleday Award was presented posthumously to David Mason on Saturday, May 10th;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly recognizes David Mason's contribution to old-timers' hockey and thank the Mason family for their attendance at the Richard Doubleday Award ceremony.

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 in the House of the Liberal Party.

RESOLUTION NO. 1303

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

Whereas May 12 to May 18, 2003 has been dedicated as National Nursing Week in Canada; and

Whereas this year's theme, Nurses are at the Heart of Health Care, acknowledges the critical role nurses play in our health care system in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Nova Scotia is very fortunate to have such a high calibre of women and men committed to our acute care, long-term care, home care and public health care sectors;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this Legislature salute our nursing workforce and extend to each and every one of them our appreciation and best wishes in the times ahead.

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.

The honourable member for Queens on an introduction.

MR. KERRY MORASH: Mr. Speaker, I would like to make an introduction on behalf of the member for Shelburne, who is representing the Premier at a function in Barrington Passage today. I would like to introduce, in the gallery opposite, from Shelburne High School, a Political Science class, Grade 12, who are here to watch some of the proceedings of the House, and I believe have had a tour and looked around a little bit. Their leaders are David Seegmillar and Eva Surette. I would ask them to stand and receive the warm welcome of the House. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: We certainly welcome our guests to the gallery today, and hope you enjoy the proceedings while you're visiting here with us.

The honourable member for Kings North.

RESOLUTION NO. 1304

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

Whereas Central Kings student, Cameron Williams was the big winner at this year's Annapolis Valley Regional Science Fair; and

Whereas he won a gold medal, the Kings County Amateur Radio Club Award, the Nova Scotia Community College Electronics Award, the People's Choice Award, the Best Engineering trophy and the Best Project of the entire fair; and

Whereas Cameron's exceptional work has earned him a spot on the Annapolis Valley fair team that will compete against the best science students in Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House join me in congratulating Cameron Williams on his many successes at the regional science fair and wish him much success as he travels to compete nationally.

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 Leader of the Official Opposition.

RESOLUTION NO. 1305

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

Whereas parents know that the key to their children's education is the knowledge, dedication and love of learning that teachers bring into Nova Scotia classrooms each and every day; and

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Whereas Nova Scotia teachers have been eager to keep their classroom teaching up-to-date, to use every opportunity for professional development on behalf of their students, and to ensure excellent extracurricular activities; and

Whereas perhaps the single most important factor in the quality of a school is the leadership provided by the principal, the teachers and the community they inspire;

Therefore be it resolved that this House recognize the daily contribution to our province's future that is made by Nova Scotia's teachers, and thank each teacher for the many big and little ways they help our children learn and grow.

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 Cape Breton South.

RESOLUTION NO. 1306

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

Whereas this government makes decisions based on polls; and

Whereas despite making decisions on polls, members of the government, like the Minister of Transportation and Public Works and the Premier, have selective amnesia when it comes to the content of polls; and

Whereas this government is the most secretive in Canada;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House urge the government to release the contents of all government polling since 1999, instead of choosing to forget about them.

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 Halifax Bedford Basin.

RESOLUTION NO. 1307

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

Whereas a phenomenal $83,000 was raised by the Chair-A-Tea fundraiser in support of the Metro Food Bank on April 30th; and

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Whereas the fundraiser included a dinner as well as an auction of director's chairs autographed by celebrities who have touched base in Halifax, including B.B. King, Cybill Shepherd, Candice Bergen, and Sean Connery; and

Whereas this innovative fundraising event is a credit to Dianne Swinemar and her many volunteers at the Metro Food Bank;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House join me in thanking the organizers and supporters of this year's Chair-A-Tea whose efforts realized a needed injection of support to the Metro Food Bank.

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. 1308

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

Whereas in 1971, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) designated May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday, as International Nurses Day, which was later expanded to National Nursing Week to emphasize the profession's accomplishment as a discipline; and

Whereas National Nurses Week, May 12 to May 18, 2003, is a time when we all have the opportunity to thank the many nursing professionals who staff our hospitals, medical clinics, and long-term care facilities; and

Whereas our nursing professionals are vital individuals in society and make endless contributions to better health and quality of life;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House celebrate May 12th to May 18th as National Nurses Week and recognize the contributions the nursing profession makes to the well-being of our communities.

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. 1309

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 deadline for flood assistance has been extended; and

Whereas unfortunately flood disaster assistance has not been increased so that sufficient money is available; and

Whereas the government has $68 million for its tax scheme, but is providing none of its own money for disaster assistance;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House urge the government to adequately fund flood relief so that all homeowners are adequately covered for their legitimate losses, instead of leaving the financial responsibility to the federal government.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

I hear a No.

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The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Kings West.

RESOLUTION NO. 1310

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 Berwick Midget "B" Hockey team captured the Western Nova Scotia Midget Hockey League Championship; and

Whereas Berwick did this by going undefeated in five games at the championship tournament in Chester; and

Whereas the defining moment for the Berwick Hockey Club came in the championship game as they defeated Greenwood 5-2;

Therefore be it resolved that all MLAs extend our best wishes to Berwick Coach Randy Rockwell and the entire hockey club for an outstanding season.

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. 1311

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

Whereas volunteerism provides services that are often a medical necessity for the general public; and

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Whereas blood collection provides a lifeline to many people in medical emergencies every year; and

Whereas Ms. Janet Bradley was honoured on April 30th in Rawdon by the Municipality of East Hants for her multi-faceted work as a volunteer at the Enfield Blood Collection Clinic;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Ms. Janet Bradley for her considerable and much appreciated contribution as a volunteer at the Enfield Blood Collection Clinic.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Glace Bay.

RESOLUTION NO. 1312

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

Whereas under Jim Kavanaugh's leadership at the Breton Education Centre, many programs have been initiated, whether it is the school breakfast program ensuring students start their day with a healthy breakfast, the peer tutoring sessions or the youth health centre that he set up; and

Whereas the compassion Mr. Kavanaugh showed to the students of Macdonald High School after their school began to subside, he opened the doors of his school making the transition to a new school smoother for everyone involved; and

Whereas these are only a few examples of why, after 38 years in the education system, Jim Kavanaugh will end his career on a high note being named the top principal in the country by the Canadian Association of Principals;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House acknowledge the extensive influence Jim Kavanaugh has had on students in New Waterford and Dominion and area and congratulate Mr. Kavanaugh for this tremendous honour in receiving the top principal award from the Canadian Association of Principals.

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 Bedford Basin.

RESOLUTION NO. 1313

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

Whereas Tanya Shaw Weeks of Fall River is the recipient of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 awards given out to young business people under 40 who are exemplary leaders in their fields; and

Whereas Ms. Shaw Weeks graduated from the Dalhousie University Costume Studies program at 19, began business studies at Saint Mary's University and went on to found Unique Patterns Design, a company of which she is President and CEO, employing 33 people; and

Whereas the successful entrepreneur, she is also extremely resourceful, developing a state-of-the-art bodyskanner which uses low powered lasers to customize patterns for her many clients;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House send our congratulations to Tanya Shaw Weeks for receiving the Top 40 Under 40 award and wish her continued success as her business flourishes.

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 North.

RESOLUTION NO. 1314

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 Minister of Environment and Labour responsible for skyrocketing insurance rates, bristles at any mention of a driver-owned auto insurance system, instead saying his government will come up with a home-grown solution to the problem; and

Whereas the Lord Government in New Brunswick ignored the recommendations of an all-Party committee and came up with its own home-grown solution to introduce capped, no-fault benefits on a system as the industry wanted; and

Whereas Nova Scotians are clamouring for reductions in what are becoming unaffordable rates, but this government, like its New Brunswick counterpart, isn't listening;

Therefore be it resolved that the Minister of Environment and Labour stop taking his advice from the insurance industry and instead design an auto insurance system that allows Nova Scotians to have the lowest, fairest auto insurance rates whether it be through regulating the private system or creating a driver-owned insurance system.

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.

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The honourable Leader in the House of the Liberal Party.

RESOLUTION NO. 1315

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

Whereas May 8th and May 9th saw the gymnasium at the Yarmouth Junior High School a buzz of activity as the Tri-County District School Board held their annual Heritage Fair where 60 entries of various historic buildings from the area, as well as a mock-up of Titanic were presented to a panel of six judges; and

Whereas the panel of judges made up of community members awarded first place to Kayla Tidd of Digby Neck Consolidated School for her project dealing with the controversial quarry project on Digby Neck, entitled White's Cove, which she will present this July at the national competition in Sudbury, Ontario; and

Whereas Tyler Hurlburt of the Carelton Consolidated School project which studied the history of oxen and Colin Dares of Lockeport Elementary School's study of the Sable River Railway were also recognized by the judges;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this Legislature recognize the efforts made by all students involved with the annual Heritage Fair, and wish Kayla Tidd every success at the nationals.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Natural Resources.

RESOLUTION NO. 1316

HON. TIMOTHY OLIVE: 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 Offshore Technology Conference, the industry's leading event in honour of offshore developments, recently took place in Texas, with 26 companies and organizations from Nova Scotia taking part in the exhibits over the four-day conference; and

Whereas Dartmouth's Frontline Safety Limited, providing consulting, training and equipment rentals, secured four integral agreements while in Texas; and

Whereas Nova Scotia businesses are having an extremely positive impact on spreading the word of our offshore opportunities all over the world, with Frontline Safety Limited acting as one of the leaders;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the owners and staff of Frontline Safety Limited on their achievements at the Offshore Technology Conference and wish them continued success in their future business dealings.

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 Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage.

RESOLUTION NO. 1317

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

Whereas the Royal Canadian Legion sponsored a Call to Remembrance 2003 Competition for junior high school students to test their knowledge of Canada's involvement in past conflicts and the Eastern Passage Education Centre team won the provincial contest on May 1st and May 2nd in Lower Sackville; and

Whereas the team was supported by Dawn Hobson and Kathleen Richard of EPEC; and

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Whereas the Eastern Passage Education Centre Call to Remembrance team of Donald Ebsary, Holly Maclean, Amanda Foley, Amanda Compagnon and Blair Colbourne have won the tournament for the Education Centre for the third straight year;

Therefore be it resolved that this House congratulate the Eastern Passage Education Centre team, its advisers and the supportive Eastern Passage Legion members on winning the provincial Royal Canadian Legion's Call to Remembrance 2003 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 Victoria.

RESOLUTION NO. 1318

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

Whereas Kenneth MacAulay, son of Doug and Juanita MacAulay of Baddeck, was recently awarded a $108,000 scholarship from the University of Findlay, located in Findlay, Ohio; and

Whereas Kenneth was spotted by a scout for the university while playing Junior A hockey, while attending Atholl Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan; and

Whereas Kenneth also graduated last year with his Grade 12 from Atholl Murray College of Notre Dame;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Kenneth MacAulay of Baddeck on his recent graduation and on being awarded a $108,000 scholarship from the University of Findlay to continue his hockey career.

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 Minister of Transportation and Public Works.

RESOLUTION NO. 1319

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

Whereas the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps #39 Neptune held its first meeting in Lunenburg at the Lunenburg Foundry Showroom in 1942; and

Whereas the Neptune Sea Cadets have a new location for their headquarters at the Blue Building Annex on the former Fisheries Exhibition grounds in Lunenburg; and

Whereas numerous renovations were made on the new headquarters' location with the assistance of many volunteers, whose contributions were recognized at a recent Volunteer Appreciation Night;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly congratulate the members of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps #39 Neptune Lunenburg for the many years of service within the Town of Lunenburg, and the many volunteers who have assisted them over the years and most recently with their move to their new headquarters.

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 Needham.

RESOLUTION NO. 1320

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

Whereas Cornwallis Street United Baptist Church is the mother church of the African United Baptist Association; and

Whereas this venerable institution ministers to the social, as well as the spiritual needs of many North End residents and people from surrounding communities; and

Whereas on Sunday, May 25th, Cornwallis Street United Baptist Church is celebrating its 171st Anniversary with a banquet, guest speakers and choirs;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the Cornwallis Street United Baptist Church on its continued commitment to the City of Halifax and extend best wishes to the congregation and minister, Reverend Lionel Moriah.

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.

[2:30 p.m.]

RESOLUTION NO. 1321

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 Premier has been hiding from the offshore file for over a year; and

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Whereas the only project underway is the Sable project, which was delivered through the regulatory process by the previous government; and

Whereas current projects are slow to develop because they are drowning in a sea of red tape;

Therefore be it resolved that the Premier stop hiding from offshore gas issues but take a leadership role instead.

MR. SPEAKER: The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Hants East.

RESOLUTION NO. 1322

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

Whereas volunteerism provides services that cannot be afforded by the general public; and

Whereas blood collection is a vital service that saves the lives of many people every year; and

Whereas Ms. Mary Jayasinge was honoured on April 30th in Rawdon by the Municipality of East Hants for her cheerful and helpful work as a volunteer at the Blood Collection Clinic in Shubenacadie;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Mary Jayasinge for her invaluable contribution as a volunteer at the Blood Collection Clinic in Shubenacadie.

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 Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage.

RESOLUTION NO. 1323

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

Whereas the statutory stakeholders review of the Workers' Compensation Act produced many recommendations in the Dorsey report, which was made public 13 months ago; and

Whereas the Conservatives failed to recognize that the Dorsey review had achieved an historic consensus among stakeholders on issues like chronic pain, universal coverage, benefits for injured workers, and streamlined processing of claims and appeals; and

Whereas the Conservatives chose instead to bury the Dorsey report in a complex system of governance review;

Therefore be it resolved that the Conservatives, who helped the Liberal minority Government gut the benefits for injured workers, should act now to implement the Dorsey report and thereby ensure fairer workers' compensation.

MR. SPEAKER: 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: 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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[2:33 p.m. The House resolved itself into a CWH on Bills with Deputy Speaker Mr. Brooke Taylor in the Chair.]

[9:56 p.m. CWH on Bills 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 Bills reports:

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

MR. SPEAKER: Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, I move the House do now rise to meet again tomorrow at the hour of 12:00 noon. The House will sit until 8:00 p.m. The order of business following Question Period will be the continuation of the Committee of the Whole House on Bills, and if time permits we will do Public Bills for Second Reading. I think that will probably take care of the day.

Mr. Speaker, I move that we now rise.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is that the House adjourn until tomorrow at 12:00 noon.

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 are adjourned until noon tomorrow.

[The House rose at 9:57 p.m.]

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NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3)

RESOLUTION NO. 1324

By: Mr. Frank Chipman (Annapolis)

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

Whereas Victoria Beach, Annapolis County, native, Erin Everett, surprised even herself when she applied for the Canadian Space Agency scholarship to NASA's Astrobiology Academy this year and was chosen to attend the 10-week summer internship at the Ames Research Center in California; and

Whereas with a 3.98 grade point average and plans for medical school this fall, Ms. Everett was described by the Canadian Space Agency's Alain Berinstain as representing "the best Canada has to offer . . . and having what we think is tremendous potential to make the best out of her unique experience at the NASA Astrobiology Academy";

Whereas while at the academy, she will do cell research involving the effects of varying degrees of gravity on the maternal-fetal system, involving such things as contractions and hormones;

Therefore be it resolved that all the members of this House recognize the significant achievement this call to the academy means for Erin Everett, wish her all the best in her studies this summer and hope that her hard work and determination that have brought her this far, take her to great heights in her future.

RESOLUTION NO. 1325

By: Mr. Frank Chipman (Annapolis)

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

Whereas the provincial Junior Badminton Championships were recently held in Dartmouth; and

Whereas six members of the Bridgetown Junior Badminton Club commanded the tournament; and

Whereas they were Lea Campbell, Jenna Gaul, Erin Hannam, David Shackleton, Lindsay Stewart and Jessie States;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate these six exceptional badminton players on their impressive showing at the provincial junior championships and wish them success in their future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 1326

By: Mr. Frank Chipman (Annapolis)

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

Whereas Nova Scotians rely heavily on our Department of Transportation and Public Works staff who ensure our roadways are kept in good condition for the safety of all drivers; and

Whereas one of those dedicated workers is Sherwood (Sonny) Barr who works out of the Lequille depot in Annapolis County; and

Whereas Sonny, after over 11 years, is set to retire from his loyal service to the department;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House commend Sonny for his years of hard work and dedication to the department and wish him well in his retirement.

RESOLUTION NO. 1327

By: Mr. Frank Chipman (Annapolis)

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

Whereas four members of the Bridgetown-based Athletics East Track Club have recently competed in the Disney World International Track and Field Showcase in Florida, setting records and amazing coaches from around the globe; and

Whereas Lesley Ross and Mallory Ross of Advocate, Rebecca Coady of Annapolis, and Jenna Martin of Bridgewater, competed in the 4 x 800 metre relay against 25 other teams; and

Whereas the girls came in first in the event, finishing the relay with an incredible meet record time of 9:37.41, which was also a Nova Scotia junior record;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Lesley Ross, Mallory Ross, Rebecca Coady and Jenna Martin on their sensational showing at the Disney World International Track and Field Showcase and wish all four girls success in their future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 1328

By: Mr. John Holm (Sackville-Cobequid)

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

Whereas the Tories promised to fix the health system with more hospital and long-term care beds, but they closed 179 hospital beds, froze long-term care beds and drove skilled health care workers out of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas the Tories promised to see education as an investment and to protect communities hit by falling enrolment, but instead they are clawing back teaching positions and letting kids go to sick schools; and

Whereas the Tories promised that by year two all driver fees and motive fuel taxes would be spent on road improvements, but they spent a lot of that money to rent government offices and hiked gas taxes instead;

Therefore be it resolved that the Premier's plan to issue a sequel to his blue book of broken promises should be put on hold until he has kept the promises he made in 1999.

RESOLUTION NO. 1329

By: Mr. William Estabrooks (Timberlea-Prospect)

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

Whereas the Metro locals of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union from Dartmouth, Halifax City and Halifax County hosted a panel discussion on Thursday, May 8th on the topic of "What Makes an Effective School"; and

Whereas this important issue was discussed by educators, parents and a student; and

Whereas all involved benefited from this valuable exchange of ideas;

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Therefore be it resolved that this Nova Scotia Legislature thank and congratulate the Nova Scotia Teachers Union for hosting the panel discussion, "What Makes an Effective School".

RESOLUTION NO. 1330

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 Nova Scotians were proud of the efforts of each of our 284 athletes, coaches, managers, artists and mission staff at the 2003 Canada Winter Games from February 22nd to March 8th in New Brunswick; and

Whereas in addition to excelling in their individual fields, our athletes and team personified the Canada Games motto, "Unity Through Sport"; and

Whereas Truro's Tara French was one of these great Nova Scotians, part of the Women's Hockey team;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Tara French on her part in team Nova Scotia's triumphs in the 2003 Canada Winter Games and wish her continued success in future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 1331

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 Nova Scotians were proud of the efforts of each of our 284 athletes, coaches, managers, artists and mission staff at the 2003 Canada Winter Games from February 22nd to March 8th in New Brunswick; and

Whereas in addition to excelling in their individual fields, our athletes and team personified the Canada Games motto, "Unity Through Sport"; and

Whereas Truro's Nicole Goguen was one of these great Nova Scotians, part of the Women's Hockey team;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Nicole Goguen on her part in team Nova Scotia's triumphs in the 2003 Canada Winter Games and wish her continued success in future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 1332

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 Nova Scotians were proud of the efforts of each of our 284 athletes, coaches, managers, artists and mission staff at the 2003 Canada Winter Games from February 22nd to March 8th in New Brunswick; and

Whereas in addition to excelling in their individual fields, our athletes and team personified the Canada Games motto, "Unity Through Sport"; and

Whereas Truro's Daniel Hollett was one of these great Nova Scotians, part of the Men's Hockey team;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Daniel Hollett on his part in team Nova Scotia's triumphs in the 2003 Canada Winter Games and wish him continued success in future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 1333

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 Nova Scotians were proud of the efforts of each of our 284 athletes, coaches, managers, artists and mission staff at the 2003 Canada Winter Games from February 22nd to March 8th in New Brunswick; and

Whereas in addition to excelling in their individual fields, our athletes and team personified the Canada Games motto, "Unity Through Sport"; and

Whereas Truro's Trevor Conroy was one of these great Nova Scotians, part of the Alpine Skiing team, participating in slalom, giant slalom and super giant slalom;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Trevor Conroy on his part in team Nova Scotia's triumphs in the 2003 Canada Winter Games and wish him continued success in future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 1334

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 Nova Scotians were proud of the efforts of each of our 284 athletes, coaches, managers, artists, and mission staff at the 2003 Canada Winter Games from February 22nd to March 8th in New Brunswick; and

Whereas in addition to excelling in their individual fields, our athletes and team personified the Canada Games motto "Unity Through Sport"; and

Whereas Truro's Chester Weatherby was one of these great Nova Scotians, part of the badminton team, participating in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Chester Weatherby on his part in team Nova Scotia's triumphs in the 2003 Canada Winter Games and wish him continued success in future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 1335

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas on June 22, 2003, the congregation of the Pugwash Memorial Baptist Church will gather to help celebrate and recognize the service of Reverend Edgar Rhodes and Mrs. Joyce Patriquin for 50 years of ministering the gospel at churches in Grangeville, Jacksonville, Middle Sackville, Hoyt, Shediac and Nerapsis, New Brunswick; Hazelbrook, Prince Edward Island; Oxford, Debert, Belmont, Wallace River and now Pugwash, Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Rev. Patriquin received his early education in Wentworth and went on to receive his training for the Christian ministry at the Atlantic Baptist University in Moncton, Acadia University in Wolfville and Southern Baptist Seminary in Jacksonville, Mississippi, U.S.A.; and

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Whereas Rev. Patriquin, through his service, also served as Chaplain of the Sunset Adult Residential Centre in Pugwash and the Atlantic Baptist Nursing Home, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, as chaplain at several legions and fire departments, plus many other committees, boards and organizations;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate and thank Reverend Edgar Patriquin on 50 years of service to God and his country and wish Edgar and his wife, Joyce, many years of health, happiness and enjoyment after such a tremendous commitment which has benefited so many.

RESOLUTION NO. 1336

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas David Hoffman of Oxford, Nova Scotia, was named board-member-at-large for the inaugural Foundation Board of Directors established by the NSCC; and

Whereas David Hoffman is Co-CEO of Oxford Frozen Foods and The Bragg Group of Companies; and

Whereas David has held numerous volunteer positions and is currently a director with Trans Canada Trail Foundation and the Atlantic Chapter of Financial Executives International;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate David Hoffman on being named board member-at-large for the inaugural Foundation Board of Directors established by the NSCC and wish him all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 1337

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas Muriel Legere of Springhill, Nova Scotia, was named Volunteer of the Year and is known for her tutoring and library work at Junction Road Elementary School; and

Whereas Muriel also volunteers for the Springhill Music and Drama Society and her church; and

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Whereas Muriel is an outstanding example of people who want to do for other people;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Muriel Legere for being named Volunteer of the Year and thank her for her hard work and dedication to such worthy causes.

RESOLUTION NO. 1338

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas the Leicester Fire Department's auxiliary bowling team was selected as the most sportsmanlike team in the annual bowling tournament hosted by Oxford this year; and

Whereas the award, the Marg Smith Memorial Trophy, was awarded by the Amherst Fire Department's auxiliary; and

Whereas this is the Leicester Fire Department's first year in the bowling tournament with the following members: Buffy Vansnick, Shirley Stanley, Kim Wheaton, Linda Reid, Barb Lowther, Shelly Ripley and Kathy Bickford;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the Leicester Fire Department's auxiliary and wish them continued success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 1339

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas the foursome of Stu McLeod, Alan Legere, Bobby Smith and Skip White of Springhill will be representing Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Region's over-50 Legion dart tournament in Rustico, P.E.I.; and

Whereas the foursome from Springhill earned the right to advance after winning the provincial over-50 title in Stellarton, N.S.; and

Whereas the team has been playing darts together for about four years and was pleased with winning the competition.

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the team of Stu McLeod, Alan Legere, Bobby Smith and Skip White on winning the provincials and we wish them the best of luck in the provincials.

RESOLUTION NO. 1340

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas the Springhill Miners' Museum & the Springhill Community Network were hailed for their contributions to the community; and

Whereas the members look after the Town of Springhill's official Web site and computers at the Community Access Program. For over three years the program has grown to 500 members who access the Internet and the latest software programs free of charge; and

Whereas both of these groups that have formed this network are very active. The Miners' Museum has been featured in a CBC TV 50th anniversary retrospective, Discovery Channel report and History Channel documentary in the past year;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the network of the Springhill Miners' Museum & the Springhill Community Network for the contributions to the community and we wish them continued success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 1341

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas Rebecca Nelson of Springhill Nova Scotia was honoured by being presented with the Physical Fitness Award; and

Whereas Rebecca, who is a member of the 1859 Springhill Royal Army Cadet Corps, was a participant in the annual inspection on Sunday, May 4, 2003; and

Whereas Rebecca was presented this award by Training Officer Lt. D. Steeves;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Rebecca Nelson of Springhill on being presented with the Physical Fitness Award and we wish her continued success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 1342

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas Chief Warrant Officer Erica Steeves of Springhill Nova Scotia was honoured by being presented with the Leadership Award; and

Whereas Erica, who is a member of the 1859 Springhill Royal Army Cadet Corps, led the 1859 RCACC on parade before inspection on Sunday, May 4, 2003; and

Whereas Erica was presented this award by Retired Major Peter Bell;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Erica Steeves of Springhill on being presented with the Leadership award and we wish her continued success in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 1343

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas Mr. & Mrs. Rennie Taylor & family of Collingwood, Nova Scotia were recognized for their volunteer work in April, 2003 by the Municipality of Cumberland County; and

Whereas the Taylor family were honoured for all of the hard work and dedication that they give to their community and for all of the wonderful causes they work with; and

Whereas the Taylor family is always involved in making the community a better place and have given unselfishly of themselves to whatever cause needs their help at the time;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the Taylor family on being honoured for their volunteer work and we wish them all the best in the future.

RESOLUTION NO. 1344

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas Jacqueline Wood of Springhill, Nova Scotia was honoured by being presented with the award for the Best First Year Cadet; and

Whereas Jacqueline, who is a member of the 1859 Springhill Royal Army Cadet Corps, was a participant in the annual inspection on Sunday, May 4, 2003; and

Whereas Jacqueline was presented this award by Retired Major Peter Bell;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Jacqueline Wood of Springhill on being presented with the Best First Year Cadet Award and we wish her continued success in the future.