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HANSARD13-18

DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

Speaker: Honourable Gordie Gosse

Published by Order of the Legislature by Hansard Reporting Services and printed by the Queen's Printer.

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Fifth Session

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTSPAGE

GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 475, Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Wk. (04/22 - 04/27/13):
Donors - Honour, Hon. D. Wilson »
1042
Vote - Affirmative
1042
Res. 476, Educ. Wk. (04/21 - 04/27/13) - Educators: Sustainable
Methods - Recognize, Hon. R. Jennex » (by Hon. P. Paris » )
1042
Vote - Affirmative
1043
Res. 477, "Clean Across Nova Scotia": Organizers/Vols. - Thank,
1043
Vote - Affirmative
1044
Res. 478, Victoria North Reg. Public Library - Anniv. (20th),
1044
Vote - Affirmative
1045
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS:
No. 55, Protection of Animal Welfare and Security Act,
1045
NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 479, Natl. Vol. Wk. (04/21 - 04/27/13) - Acknowledge,
1045
Vote - Affirmative
1046
Res. 480, Earth Day - Events: Participants - Thank,
1046
Vote - Affirmative
1046
Res. 481, NSCC - Anna. Valley Campus: Pilikan House - Welcome,
1047
Vote - Affirmative
1047
Res. 482, Educ.: Priority - Identify,
1047
Res. 483, Natl. Victims of Crime Awareness Wk.: Victims
- Remember, Mr. A. MacMaster »
1048
Vote - Affirmative
1049
Res. 484, Earth Day (04/22) - Recognize,
1049
Vote - Affirmative
1049
Res. 485, Educ. Wk.: Award Recipients - Congrats.,
1050
Res. 486, Altiora Brass Band: Members - Congrats.,
1050
Vote - Affirmative
1051
Res. 487, Cdn. Lebanon Soc. - Anniv. (75th),
1051
Vote - Affirmative
1052
Res. 488, Natl. Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Wk
(04/21 - 04/28/13) - Recognize, Mr. L. Glavine « »
1052
Vote - Affirmative
1053
Res. 489, St. Ann's Gaelic College - Anniv. (75th),
1053
Vote - Affirmative
1054
Res. 490, Arab, Edward Francis (Deceased): Cdn. Lebanon Soc
Emigrant of the Yr. (2013) - Fam. Congrats., Ms. K. Regan »
1054
Vote - Affirmative
1055
Res. 491, MacKenzie, Gavina & Rindress - Anniv. (74th),
1055
Vote - Affirmative
1055
Res. 492, Kennedy, Dr. Joyce: Death of - Tribute,
1056
Vote - Affirmative
1056
Res. 493, Natl. Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Wk
(04/21 - 04/28/13): Donor Cards - Sign, Mr. A. MacMaster « »
1056
Vote - Affirmative
1057
Res. 494, Natl. Immunization Wk. (04/20 - 04/27/13)
- Recognize, Mr. L. Glavine « »
1057
Vote - Affirmative
1058
Res. 495, Reading Together Club - Support,
1058
Vote - Affirmative
1059
Res. 496, Abidali, Taleb: Bedford Distinguished Serv. Award
- Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1059
Vote - Affirmative
1060
Res. 497, Israel - Anniv. (65th),
1060
Vote - Affirmative
1060
Res. 498, Moug, Pipe Major Wayne - Piping/Policing Communities:
Contributions - Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1060
Vote - Affirmative
1061
Res. 499, Nova Tech Swimming Comp.: participants - Congrats.,
1061
Vote - Affirmative
1062
GOVERNMENT BUSINESS:
GOVERNMENT MOTIONS:
ON MOTION FOR SUPPLY:
1062
1067
HOUSE RESOLVED INTO CWH ON SUPPLY AT 5:08 P.M
1072
HOUSE RECONVENED AT 9:18 P.M
1072
ADJOURNMENT, House rose to meet again on Tue., Apr. 23rd at 12:00 noon
1073
NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3):
Res. 500, Hunter, Ken - GeoWash Atl.: Expansion
- Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1074
Res. 501, Andrea, Christine: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1074
Res. 502, Boudreau, Nicholas: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1075
Res. 503, Conrad, Timothy: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1075
Res. 504, Doiron, Nicholas: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1076
Res. 505, Forde, Halle: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1076
Res. 506, Sheridan, Liam: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1077
Res. 507, Sutherland, Brittany: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1077
Res. 508, Doyle, Aaron: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1078
Res. 509, Hartling, Brady: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1078
Res. 510, Ingram, Joel: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1079
Res. 511, Kent, Rachel: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1079
Res. 512, Muise-Morris, Taylor: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1080
Res. 513, Perry, Hannah: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1080
Res. 514, Ryan, Gerald: Duke of Edinburgh's Award
- Congrats., Mr. A. Younger « »
1081
Res. 515, McCay, Gary: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1081
Res. 516, MacMillan, Stewart: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1082
Res. 517, Densmore, Eldridge: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1082
Res. 518, Margetts, Victor: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1083
Res. 519, Hocquard, William: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1083
Res. 520, MacKenzie, Richard: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1084
Res. 521, Joyce, Sharon: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1084
Res. 522, Stonehouse, Russell: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1085
Res. 523, Peet, Samuel: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1085
Res. 524, Davis, Roy: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1086
Res. 525, Burbury, Peter: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1086
Res. 526, Baxter, Rev. Carson: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1087
Res. 527, Pitcher, Ralph: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1087
Res. 528, MacLean, Rev. Robert: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1088
Res. 529, Lewis, Peter: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1088
Res. 530, Foote, Peter: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1089
Res. 531, Murphy, Norman: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1089
Res. 532, Doucette, Maureen: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1090
Res. 533, Nash, Michael: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1090
Res. 534, Powell, Michael: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1091
Res. 535, Zwicker, Maxwell: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1091
Res. 536, Ash, Maurice: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1092
Res. 537, Storr, Lloyd: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1092
Res. 538, Clayton, Maurice: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1093
Res. 539, Risseeuw, Joseph: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1093
Res. 540, Laird, Lee: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1094
Res. 541, Coolen, Lillian: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1094
Res. 542, Byrne, Kevin: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1095
Res. 543, Langdon, Kevin: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1095
Res. 544, Pitcher, Joyce: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1096
Res. 545, Swindells, Keith: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1096
Res. 546, Fougere, Joseph, Sr.: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1097
Res. 547, Smith, John: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1097
Res. 548, West, John: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1098
Res. 549, Dionne, Joseph: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1098
Res. 550, Schumacher, John: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1099
Res. 551, Cockaday, Jeremy: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1099
Res. 552, Munro, John: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1100
Res. 553, McEachern, John: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1100
Res. 554, Baker, John L.: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1101
Res. 555, Dube, Jean-Paul: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1101
Res. 556, Richard, Jean J.: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1102
Res. 557, Coolen, James: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1102
Res. 558, Gauthier, Jean Marc: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1103
Res. 559, MacDonald, James: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1103
Res. 560, Mossman, Irvin: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1104
Res. 561, MacKenzie, H. Angus: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1104
Res. 562, Melling, Herbert: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1105
Res. 563, Smart, Hubert: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1105
Res. 564, Peet, Gregory: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1106
Res. 565, Riley, Harold: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1106
Res. 566, Lawrence, Hardee: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1107
Res. 567, Euloth, Gregory: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1107
Res. 568, Bellefontaine, Gerald: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1108
Res. 569, Munro, George: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1108
Res. 570, Coggins, George: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1109
Res. 571, Coakes, Gary: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1109
Res. 572, Hendrickson, Garfield: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1110
Res. 573, Humphrey, E. Robert: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1110
Res. 574, Giles, Eric: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1111
Res. 575, Schrader, Edward: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1111
Res. 576, Leppard, Edward: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1112
Res. 577, Shute, Douglas: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1112
Res. 578, Nauss, Daphne: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1113
Res. 579, Lord, Donald: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1113
Res. 580, Williams, Donald: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1114
Res. 581, Bishop, Donald: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1114
Res. 582, Allen, Donald: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1115
Res. 583, Russell, David: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1115
Res. 584, Turnbull, David: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1116
Res. 585, Horne, David: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1116
Res. 586, Markle, Allan E.: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1117
Res. 587, Richardson, Bernard: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1117
Res. 588, Anderson, Betty: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1118
Res. 589, Doucette, Arthur: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1118
Res. 590, Henderson, Alda: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1119
Res. 591, White, Anthony: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1119
Res. 592, Fougere, Amable: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1120
Res. 593, MacAskill, Anthony: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1120
Res. 594, Walton, Barbara: Diamond Jubilee Century of Service
Honorary Award for Veterans - Congrats., Ms. K. Regan « »
1121
Res. 595, Boudreau, Beryl: Société Petit-de-Grat Beautification
Soc. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson »
1121
Res. 596, Marchand, Louise: Comité Régional des aînés de
L'Isle Madame Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1122
Res. 597, Martell, Shirley: Les Amis de La Picasse
Vol. of Yr. Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1123
Res. 598, Boudreau, Madelene Ann: Conseil Pastoral de
Petit-de-Grat Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1124
Res. 599, Samson, Angel: La Pirouette Isle Madame
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1125
Res. 600, Boudreau, Sylvia: Centre La Picasse Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1125
Res. 601, Pierce, Judy: École Beau Port Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1126
Res. 602, Migneault, Louise: L'Association des femmes acadiennes
"En March" de Richmond Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1127
Res. 603, Bonin, Charlene: Festival Acadien de Petit-de-Grat
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1128
Res. 604, Johnson, Darrell: Dist. 10 Vol. FD Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1129
Res. 605, Doucette, Francis: L'Ardoise Legion Engineering
2842 Army Cadet Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1129
Res. 606, DeWolf, Marie: Cdn. Cancer Soc. - Relay for Life
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1129
Res. 607, Urquhart, Robert: Black River United Church
Congregation Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1130
Res. 608, Samson, Trina: Dev. Isle Madam Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1130
Res. 609, Worthen, Alfreda: Chapel Island (Potlotek) Youth Ctr
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1131
Res. 610, Martell, Carolyn: Dr. W.B. Kingston Mem. Clinic
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1131
Res. 611, MacNeil, Eleanor: Bras D'Or Lakers Seniors Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1132
Res. 612, Pottie, Karen: Civic Improvement Soc. Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1132
Res. 613, Martell, Norma: E. Richmond Educ. Ctr. Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1132
Res. 614, Sander C. Cogswell: Basin River Inhabitants Hist. Soc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1133
Res. 615, Harnish, William: E. Richmond ATV Riders
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1133
Res. 616, Frost, Alice: Adult Drop In Ctr. for Mental Health
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1134
Res. 617, MacDonald, Ewan: Coastal Riders ATV Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1134
Res. 618, Babin, Lisa: Acadiaville Commun. Ctr. Soc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1135
Res. 619, Sutherland, Pat: Bonnie Brae Seniors Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1135
Res. 620, Sutherland, Sharon: Bonnie Brae Seniors Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1135
Res. 621, Bungay, Winnie: EnRoute Isle Madame Assoc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1136
Res. 622, David, Betty: Cdn. Cancer Soc. Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1136
Res. 623, Samson, Diana: Isle Madame Boat Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1137
Res. 624, Munroe, Elsie: Fourchu United Church
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1137
Res. 625, Kehoe, George: Isle Madame Garden Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1138
Res. 626, Theriault, Lynn: Isle Madame Lighthouse
Preservation Soc. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1138
Res. 627, MacDonald, Paul: Janvrin's Fest Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1138
Res. 628, Sampson, Stephen: Holy Guardian Angels Parish
Pastoral Coun. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1139
Res. 629, Martin, Albert: Immaculate Conception Parish
Barra Head Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1139
Res. 630, Samson, Arlene: Isle Madame Small Options Home Soc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1140
Res. 631, Marchand, Claire: Fleur de Lis Seniors Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1140
Res. 632, Robinson, Dorothy: Island View Health Services Aux
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1141
Res. 633, Samson, Eugene: Isle Madame FD Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1141
Res. 634, MacKillop, George: Grand River Seniors Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1141
Res. 635, Herdman, Marg: Friends of Isle Madame Prov. Parks
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1142
Res. 636, MacDonald, Priscilla: Janvrin's Island Commun. Ctr
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1142
Res. 637, Pierce, Tony: Isle Madame ATV Riders Assoc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1143
Res. 638, Dodge, Annie: Head of the Bay Seniors Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1143
Res. 639, Gwynn, Darryl: Fourchu Dev. Assoc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1144
Res. 640, Sampson, Benedict: KOC (14280) St. Peter's
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1144
Res. 641, Boudreau, Elaine: Friends of Notre Dame de L'Assumption
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1144
Res. 642, Burke, Evelyn: Framboise Commun. Ctr. Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1145
Res. 643, Kaceniuk, Joe: Isle Madame New Horizons Seniors Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1145
Res. 644, Doyle, Mary Alice: Felix Marchand Educ. Ctr
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1146
Res. 645, Nettleton, Sarah: Isle Madame Tourism & Trade Assoc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1146
Res. 646, Short, Vivian: Ladies Aux. Br. 150 Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1147
Res. 647, Boudreau, Arlene: Isle Madame Hist. Soc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1147
Res. 648, Gwynn, Blair: Frambois-Fourchu Vol. FD
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1147
Res. 649, MacQueen, Delores: Fourchu UCW Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1148
Res. 650, Martell, Alayne: L'Ardoise Adult Recreation Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1148
Res. 651, Madden, Bertram: L'Ardoise Men's Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1149
Res. 652, Landry, Gordon F.: Lakeside Commun. Assoc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1149
Res. 653, Burkey, Marie: L'Ardoise Economic Assoc. for Dev
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1150
Res. 654, Kezel, Wayne: Loch Lomond Vol. FD
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1150
Res. 655, Sampson, Alexander: L'Ardoise Commun. Parish Hall
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1150
Res. 656, Boudreau, Donna: Little Anse Sampson's Cove Social
Action Ctr. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1151
Res. 657, MacDonald, Julie: Lakeside 4-H Club Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1151
Res. 658, Adamson, Nils: L'Ardoise Acadian Fest
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1152
Res. 659, Bona, Anna M.: L'Ardoise Friends of Palliative Care
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1152
Res. 660, Middleton, Elsie: L'Ardoise Ladies Social Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1153
Res. 661, Spray, Lillie: L'Ardoise Jolly Club Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1153
Res. 662, Fougere, Pauline: Lakeside Area Seniors Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1153
Res. 663, Sampson, Bobby: Louisdale Lions Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1154
Res. 664, Samson, Linda: Our Lady of Assumption Parish
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1154
Res. 665, Richard, Pam: Richmond Co. Early Childhood Educ
Assoc. (D'Escousse) Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1155
Res. 666, Carter, Stuwart: Oceanview Wildlife Museum Soc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1155
Res. 667, David, Bonnie: Richmond Minor Baseball
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1156
Res. 668, MacDonald, Florence: Richmond Figure Skating Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1156
Res. 669, Allen, Margaret: River Bourgeois Seniors 50+ Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1156
Res. 670, Boudreau, Aleasha: Richmond Wildlife Assoc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1157
Res. 671, MacDougall, Colin: MacAskill House Museum Soc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1157
Res. 672, Samson, Marlene: Louisdale & Dist. Vol. FD
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1158
Res. 673, MacDonald, Rob: Richmond Acad. Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1158
Res. 674, Pyke, Tessie: Louisdale Girl Guides Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1159
Res. 675, Madden, Danny: Richmond Retired Teachers
Organization Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1159
Res. 676, Chilvers, Glyn: River Bourgeois Commun. Serv. Soc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1159
Res. 677, Landry, Marie: Richmond Co. Early Childhood Educ
Assoc. (St. Peter's) Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1160
Res. 678, McNamara, Judy: Richmond Acad. H&S Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1160
Res. 679, Boudreau, Odilon: Our Lady of Assumption Parish Coun
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1161
Res. 680, Smith, Scott: Richmond Co. 4-H Leaders Coun
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1161
Res. 681, Beaton, Alice: Point Tupper Heritage Assoc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1162
Res. 682, Romain, Debbie: Richmond Co. Literacy Network
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1162
Res. 683, Bouchard, Linda: Richmond Villa Recreation & Resident
Coun. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1162
Res. 684, Doary, Raymond: River Bourgeois Economic Dev
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1163
Res. 685, Kehoe, Claire: St. Hyacinth CWL Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1163
Res. 686, Samson, Debbie: St. Louis CWL Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1164
Res. 687, St. Louis, Frances: Seniors Citizens Coun. Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1164
Res. 688, Bonin, Jean: St. John's Anglican Church Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1165
Res. 689, Hergman, Marg: St. Anne's Commun. & Nursing
Care Ctr. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1165
Res. 690, Trembley, Pat: Riverdale Club 55 Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1165
Res. 691, Boudreau, Vincent, Jr.: RCL Br. 150 Arichat
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1166
Res. 692, DeCoste, Charmane: St. Anne's Centre Ladies Aux
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1166
Res. 693, Curtis, Craig: So. Mtn. Arm of Gold Assoc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1167
Res. 694, MacCormack, Donald: Riverdale Commun. Ctr. Serv
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1167
Res. 695, Fougere, Francis: St. Hyacinth Parish Coun
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1168
Res. 696, Strachan, Jeanette: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1168
Res. 697, McPhee, Monica: St. John the Baptist CWL
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1168
Res. 698, Bonin, Phil: RCL Br. 110 L'Ardoise Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1169
Res. 699, Farrow, William: RCL Br. 47 St. Peter's Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1169
Res. 700, Samson, Crystal: St. Louis Parish Coun. Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1170
Res. 701, Boudreau, Donna Helen: St. Francis De Sales CWL
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1170
Res. 702, MacLean, Hughie: Rocky Bay Irish Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1171
Res. 703, Samson, Lucille: St. Joseph's CWL Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1171
Res. 704, Landry, Nora: St. Joseph's Serv. Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1171
Res. 705, MacNeil, Verla: Riverdale Computer Ctr. Soc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1172
Res. 706, Joyce, Yvonne: RCL Br. 47 St. Peter's Ladies Aux
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1172
Res. 707, Maillet, Claudette: Village on the Canal Assoc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1173
Res. 708, Henri, Elizabeth: Strait Richmond Palliative Care
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1173
Res. 709, Sleep, Howard: Telile Commun. TV Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1174
Res. 710, Ryan, Kevin: West Bay Commun. Assoc. Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1174
Res. 711, Landry, Melba: St. Peter's Lions Club Marina
Vol. of Yr., Hon. M. Samson « »
1174
Res. 712, Carter, Reid: St. Peter's-Sampsonville & Area
Water Utility Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1175
Res. 713, MacIsaac, Rosemary: St. Peter's Scottish Country
Dance Group Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1175
Res. 714, Wareham, Vange: Stirling Framboise-Fourchu Seniors
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1176
Res. 715, Stone, Blair: St. Peter's & Dist. Vol. FD Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1176
Res. 716, Burke, Debbie: St. Peter's Lions Club Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1177
Res. 717, Jollymore, Francine: Strait Richmond Hosp. Senior
Advisory Comm. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1177
Res. 718, MacDonald, Joan: West Bay Pastoral Charge UCW
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1177
Res. 719, Boudreau, Laura: Zachery Hall Mem. Soc
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1178
Res. 720, MacPhie, Murray: West Bay United Church
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1178
Res. 721, Bowley, Rev. Richard: West Bay Pastoral Charge
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1179
Res. 722, King, Tanya: Strait Area Ground Search & Rescue
Assoc. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1179
Res. 723, Jollymore, Allister: Strait Richmond Hosp. Senior
Advisory Comm. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1180
Res. 724, Cook, Frances: St. Peter's Girl Guide Unit
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1180
Res. 725, Carter, Doris: St. Peter's Parish Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1180
Res. 726, Kyte, George: Wallace MacAskill Yacht Club
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1181
Res. 727, Forgeron, Judy: W. Arichat CWL Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1181
Res. 728, Covin, Mary: W. Richmond Educ. Ctr. Sch. Advisory
Coun. Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1182
Res. 729, Martell, Pam: St. Peter's Vol. FD Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1182
Res. 730, Diggdon, Rodney: Strait Richmond Minor Hockey
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1183
Res. 731, Terrio, Terence: Village of St. Peter's Vol. of Yr
- Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1183
Res. 732, Richard, Aurine: Strait Richmond Healthcare Fdn
Vol. of Yr. - Congrats., Hon. M. Samson « »
1183

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HALIFAX, MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

Sixty-first General Assembly

Fifth Session

4:00 P.M.

SPEAKER

Hon. Gordie Gosse

DEPUTY SPEAKERS

Ms. Becky Kent, Mr. Leo Glavine, Mr. Alfie MacLeod

MR. SPEAKER » : Order, please. We'll begin the daily routine.

PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS

PRESENTING REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

TABLING REPORTS, REGULATIONS AND OTHER PAPERS

STATEMENTS BY MINISTERS

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GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION

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MR. SPEAKER « » : The honourable Minister of Health and Wellness.

RESOLUTION NO. 475

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

Whereas the Nova Scotia Legislature is being lit with green lights in recognition of Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, which runs until April 27th; and

Whereas one donor can provide organs for up to eight people, and tissue to as many as 40 people; and

Whereas half of all Nova Scotians are already registered as organ donors, and we need to build on this generosity by encouraging more people to have the important conversation about organ donation with their families;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House of Assembly recognize Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week by honouring all Nova Scotians whose organs have given the gift of health, sight, mobility, and life itself, and encourage more Nova Scotians to sign their donor cards.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 and Rural Development and Tourism.

RESOLUTION NO. 476

HON. PERCY PARIS « » : Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the honourable Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas educators have the extraordinary opportunity to enrich our children's lives by introducing them to new ideas, adventures, and awakening their global curiosity; and

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Whereas our children are greatly influenced by Nova Scotia's dedicated educators and are making positive changes that will better the future of our province and our planet as a result of what they learn in the classroom; and

Whereas Education Week provides a special opportunity for the education community to acknowledge educators and partners for their outstanding work relative to this year's theme, Teaching for a Sustainable Future;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly recognize and celebrate the educators who promote sustainable methods in their lessons during Education Week in Nova Scotia, April 21st to 27th.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Fisheries and Aquaculture.

RESOLUTION NO. 477

HON. STERLING BELLIVEAU « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas litter threatens our environment and wildlife and is a negative mark on the beauty of our province; and

Whereas Clean Nova Scotia led the Clean Across Nova Scotia event on April 19th, which encourages people to help clean up litter in their community; and

Whereas hundreds of Nova Scotians have signed up for dozens of cleanups taking place in advance of Earth Day, April 22nd;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House thank the organizations and volunteers of Clean Across Nova Scotia for their dedication and efforts to clean up litter, and remind all Nova Scotians that if we put waste where it belongs, these cleanups would not be necessary.

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Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Communities, Culture and Heritage.

RESOLUTION NO. 478

HON. LEONARD PREYRA « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Victoria North Regional Public Library in Ingonish recently celebrated 20 years of service; and

Whereas since its opening, more than 211,000 items have been borrowed, and library patrons have accessed more than 20,000 public computer hours; and

Whereas the library is one of 13 branches and two bookmobiles operated by the Cape Breton Regional Library, and is popular with both residents and visitors to the area;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly join me in congratulating the staff and board of the Victoria North Regional Public Library for 20 years of supporting the community, improving the quality of life, and contributing to the lifelong learning of many Nova Scotians.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Bill No. 55 - Entitled an Act to Amend Chapter 33 of the Acts of 2008. The Animal Protection Act. (Hon. John MacDonell)

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

NOTICES OF MOTION

MR. SPEAKER « » : The honourable member for Clare.

RESOLUTION NO. 479

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

Whereas April 21-27, 2013 marks National Volunteer Week, a week to acknowledge and celebrate the many contributions volunteers make 365 days a year; and

Whereas this year's theme of National Volunteer Week - Passion. Action. Impact. - celebrates the passion volunteers possess to get involved, the action they take to support causes and organizations that are important to them, and the invaluable impact volunteers make in our communities; and

Whereas volunteers across both our province and our country strengthen communities and make our province and country a much better and caring place in which to live;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the Legislature acknowledge April 21st to April 27th as National Volunteer Week, and recognize that the roles volunteers play across our province are both invaluable and irreplaceable.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Hants West.

RESOLUTION NO. 480

MR. CHUCK PORTER « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas today is Earth Day, the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide; and

Whereas people from one tip of this province to the other took part in Clean Across Nova Scotia this weekend by organizing cleanups, planting trees, and holding mass celebrations to honour and remind us how beautiful and important our environment is; and

Whereas Earth Day is a time to reflect on the successes we've had in making our world a greener place and remind us that we still have a lot to accomplish for future generations;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly thank those who participated in Earth Day events across the province and let today encourage us to do more to protect this beautiful province.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Kings North.

RESOLUTION NO. 481

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MR. JIM MORTON « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Nova Scotia Community College has developed a unique learning resource, providing hands-on experience for its Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology program students at the Annapolis Valley campus; and

Whereas Pilikan House, situated adjacent to the campus, is a life-sized learning lab equipped with the latest in energy-efficient technologies such as solar hot water, a heat recovery ventilator, and solar photovoltaic power; and

Whereas the R-2000 certified building is helping NSCC students in the program learn how their work can improve the world around them, while collecting data to support sustainable building methods;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House welcome the Nova Scotia Community College's Pilikan House, an innovative living lab designed to teach tomorrow's professionals about greener solutions as well as influence the residential building industry to be vigilant in including sustainable measures in their practices today.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Colchester North.

RESOLUTION NO. 482

HON. KAREN CASEY « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on this Education Week and every week we recognize the positive impact that teachers have on a student's life, and that it can last forever; and

Whereas teachers are leaders in our communities and provide support, guidance, and counselling to their students in our schools; and

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Whereas today's teachers are faced with increasingly complex classrooms and fewer supports as a result of the NDP Government's $65 million in cuts to public education;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly identify education as a priority and recognize and acknowledge the outstanding work of all teachers across the province.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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

Is it agreed?

I hear several Noes.

The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Inverness.

RESOLUTION NO. 483

MR. ALLAN MACMASTER « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas this week marks the 8th Annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week; and

Whereas the theme chosen for 2013 is We All Have A Role; and

Whereas it is our responsibility as Canadians to help those who have been affected by crime to access the services available to them, and it is our responsibility as members of this House of Assembly to have an open dialogue about our laws and protect our citizens;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly think of all those affected by crime and thank the countless individuals who work with victims of crimes every day to assist them in any way they can.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Kings West.

RESOLUTION NO. 484

MR. LEO GLAVINE « » : Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Leader of the Official Opposition, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas today, Earth Day, is the largest, most-celebrated environmental event across the globe; and

Whereas Earth Day is the time to reflect on the environment and how our lives are impacted by the world around us, and in turn, how we impact the world we live in; and

Whereas students, community organizations, and Nova Scotians from across our province celebrated Earth Day with community cleanup events over the weekend and today;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly recognize Earth Day and the importance of exercising an environmental conscience so we may pass on to future generations a planet worth leaving behind.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 North.

RESOLUTION NO. 485

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MR. EDDIE ORRELL « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas this week is Education Week, an opportunity to honour and recognize Nova Scotia's teachers and education partners; and

Whereas Education Week has been celebrated for 78 years and is a co-operative effort of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association, the Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations, Fédération des parents acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse, the Association of Nova Scotia Educational Administrators and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development; and

Whereas we mark this week by showing teachers and education partners our gratitude for the important work they do, especially under the pressure the NDP Government has imposed on them;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate the 21 Nova Scotia educators and three partners who received awards as part of Education Week and thank all teachers education partners for their dedication and commitment to giving our children the tools they need for success.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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

Is it agreed.

I hear several Noes.

The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Halifax Clayton Park.

RESOLUTION NO. 486

MS. DIANA WHALEN « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Altiora Brass Band is a brass band modeled after the British brass band style, which was newly-formed in November 2012 by band member and manager Leonard Winsor and Director of Music Peter van der Horden and is comprised of professional, semi-professional, and amateur brass musicians and percussionists; and

Whereas under the baton of Peter van der Horden, the 30 members of the Altiora Brass Band performed their inaugural performance of The Red Shield as a tribute to great Salvation Army composers on Sunday, April 7th, at the Halifax Citadel of the Salvation Army, to the appreciation of the audience; and

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Whereas the name Altiora means greater heights, and the exceptional musical standard and spirit of the band presented in the successful performance showed that the members have met this challenge;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of the Legislative Assembly congratulate Leonard Winsor, Peter van der Horden, and all members of the Altiora Brass Band on their exceptional performance and commitment to musical excellence, and wish them success in all their future musical endeavours.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Argyle.

RESOLUTION NO. 487

HON. CHRISTOPHER D'ENTREMONT « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas yesterday marked the 13th Annual Day of the Lebanese Immigrant; and

Whereas many Nova Scotians gathered at Our Lady of Lebanon Church Hall here in Halifax, to celebrate and acknowledge the significant accomplishments of the Lebanese people; and

Whereas this year is of particular importance, as 2013 marks 75 years of the Canadian Lebanon Society of Halifax representing this great community and to celebrate, they are commissioning a monument to commemorate their rich history;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate the Canadian Lebanon Society of Halifax on their 75th Anniversary and show our gratitude to the Lebanese people who have made incredible contributions and enriched our culture when they chose to call Nova Scotia home.

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Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Communities, Culture and Heritage on an introduction.

HON. LEONARD PREYRA « » : Mr. Speaker, in your gallery today is a distinguished member from the well-known constituency of Cape Breton Nova, a constituency which you are very familiar with and which many other distinguished people have come from: Dr. Tom Urbaniak, a professor of political science at Cape Breton University and a well-known advocate for a variety of great causes, not the least of which are heritage properties.

I'm delighted to have him in your gallery today, Mr. Speaker, and I'd like him to rise and receive the warm welcome of this House. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER « » : We welcome all our guests to the gallery and hope they enjoy this evening's proceedings.

The honourable member for Kings West.

RESOLUTION NO. 488

MR. LEO GLAVINE « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 21-27, 2013 marks National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, a week which honours organ donors and their families for the precious life-saving gifts they have given; and

Whereas this week will also see many events designed to create awareness among Nova Scotians and Canadians about the importance of registering to be an organ and tissue donor; and

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Whereas every year over 1,600 Canadians are added to organ wait-lists while hundreds more wait for a tissue donation, all of whom are waiting for a second chance to live a full and better quality of life;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of the Legislature recognize April 21st to 28th as National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week and use this opportunity to heighten the importance of organ and tissue donation in Nova Scotia.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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-The Lakes.

RESOLUTION NO. 489

MR. KEITH BAIN « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas from June 30th to July 6th the Gaelic College in Saint Ann's, Cape Breton will celebrate its 75th Anniversary and promises to be one of the best parties to be found this summer on Cape Breton Island; and

Whereas this events marks a milestone for the institution which celebrates the language, people, community, and history of the Gaelic Scots who settled in the area; and

Whereas the anniversary will also be a celebration of the rejuvenation of the college and its importance to the Scots of Cape Breton and beyond;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate the Gaelic College on its 75th Anniversary and wish the college, its staff, and board of directors every success in the future.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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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 Bedford-Birch Cove.

RESOLUTION NO. 490

MS. KELLY REGAN « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Canadian Lebanon Society of Nova Scotia every year honours one of their own as Emigrant of the Year, a person who gives of their time and talents to better their community and society; and

Whereas lawyer Edward Francis Arab ran his own criminal law practice and refused to see any Lebanese, black, or poor person turned away from his door because of an inability to pay, and was a founding member and first president of the Canadian Lebanese Society in 1938; and

Whereas Eddie, as he is still known, enlisted in the army in the Spring of 1941 choosing to serve overseas, and Lieutenant Arab's platoon, part of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, came under heavy enemy fire in 1944 on the border of Belgium and Holland killing most of the platoon including the 29-year-old Nova Scotian;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate the Arab family on the selection of Edward Francis Arab as the Canadian Lebanon Society's 2013 Emigrant of the Year, he was a young man who influenced many and left us all too soon.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Victoria-The Lakes.

RESOLUTION NO. 491

MR. KEITH BAIN « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 22nd marks a very special day in the lives of Gavinna and Rindress MacKenzie of Boularderie East; and

Whereas on April 22, 1939 Gavinna and Rindress began their married life together and since then have raised seven children and have countless grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and

Whereas Gavinna and Rindress continue to be active in their church and their community and have always been there to lend a helping hand;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Gavinna and Rindress MacKenizie on their 74th wedding anniversary and wish them continued good health and happiness in the years to come.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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. 492

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MR. ANDREW YOUNGER « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Joyce Deveau Kennedy had a lifelong love of learning, graduating from Boston College magna cum laude in 1962, obtained her Ph.D. in 1967, and her Master of Divinity from the Atlantic School of Theology in 1986; and

Whereas during her tenure as Director of Continuing Education at Mount Saint Vincent University, Dr. Kennedy guided many students, particularly women, whose educational aspirations had been put on hold through the oftentimes complicated university environment; and

Whereas Joyce was a mother to three sons, but her openness made her a second mother to many, and she could often be found cooking pancakes for dozens of her sons' friends or ferrying them back and forth to Graham's Grove beach, music practices, and so much more;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly recognize the loss to the community left by the passing of Dr. Joyce Kennedy and honour her contributions to Nova Scotia.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Inverness.

RESOLUTION NO. 493

MR. ALLAN MACMASTER « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Andy and Tanya LeBlanc, formerly of West Bay Road, welcomed twin boys Matthew and Ben into the world in February, eight weeks early; and

Whereas Matthew suffers from kidney failure and spends 14 hours a day on dialysis, 12 hours with a feeding tube and catheter, gets a needle twice a day, and makes weekly trips to the IWK; and

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Whereas after a year of dialysis Matthew's family was tested for kidney transplant matches and learned that even though their blood is not a match, Andy LeBlanc is able to donate a kidney to his 14-month-old son; and

Whereas this will not be Matthew's only kidney transplant, he will need at least two or three more as he grows to an adult;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly recognize that there are children and people of all ages who do not have family members who are a match and spend their days waiting for a normal life, and it is important for us all to think about organ donation and to sign our organ donor cards during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, April 21st to April 28th.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Kings West.

RESOLUTION NO. 494

MR. LEO GLAVINE « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas April 20-27, 2013 marks National Immunization Awareness Week; and

Whereas this week will highlight the importance of immunization and raise public awareness about the role immunizations play in controlling disease and reducing the burden of illness in our country and province; and

Whereas Brandon Martin of Mount Carmel Elementary School in New Waterford was Nova Scotia's winner of the Immunize Canada's national poster contest, which encouraged Grade 6 students from across the country to submit original works of art reflecting their ideas on immunization for good health;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the Legislature recognize April 20th to April 27th as National Immunization Week, and congratulate Brandon Martin for his initiative in spreading the message about the importance of immunization to our province and country.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 North.

RESOLUTION NO. 495

MR. EDDIE ORRELL « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas for the first time in nine years Reading Together Clubs, which are book clubs for Grades 2 to 6, are back in the North Sydney Wilfred Oram Centennial Library; and

Whereas each month kids and parents will borrow a new book to be read together at home, and then at book sessions children would do crafts, puzzles, and other activities related to the book; and

Whereas this program is funded by the Family Learning Initiative Endowment Fund;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly support the Reading Together Club program that makes reading fun and, hopefully, a lifelong activity.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Bedford-Birch Cove.

RESOLUTION NO. 496

MS. KELLY REGAN « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Bedford Volunteer Recognition reception honours the exceptional volunteers who make Bedford a great place to live; and

Whereas Taleb Abidali has contributed to countless organizations in our community, including - but not limited to - C.P. Allen High School, Bedford South School, Bedford Business Association, Bedford Days, Sackville-Cobequid Community Health Centre campaign, Halifax Mental Health Foundation, Halifax Iranian Business Trade Show, Halifax Al-Rasoul Islamic Society, Halifax Big Brothers Big Sisters, Halifax OneLight Theatre, Halifax QEII Lottery Dream Home, the Halifax region business community, Halifax YMCA, the Halifax Mental Health Association, and the IWK Health Centre Foundation; and

Whereas in recognition of his considerable contributions, the Bedford Volunteer Recognition Committee bestowed the Distinguished Service Award upon Taleb Abidali on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Mr. Taleb Abidali on his latest award and thank him for his leadership, vision, and generosity to the community of Bedford and the Province of Nova Scotia.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Argyle.

RESOLUTION NO. 497

HON. CHRISTOPHER D'ENTREMONT « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas yesterday was the 65th Anniversary of the State of Israel's independence; and

Whereas the Atlantic Jewish Council hosted a reception in Halifax last night to celebrate this milestone; and

Whereas the Consul General of the State of Israel, His Excellency Mr. Joel Lion, joined those gathered for celebrations and spoke of the historical significance of the day;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly send their best wishes to the Atlantic Jewish Council in honour of the 65th Anniversary of the Independent State of Israel.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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. 498

MR. ANDREW YOUNGER « » : Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas the Royal Canadian Mounted Police commendation programs date back to 1938, recognizing those who perform outstanding service; and

Whereas the Commissioner's Commendation is the highest form of recognition offered by the RCMP; and

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Whereas in a ceremony on March 15th at the United Nations in New York City, Pipe Major Wayne Moug of the RCMP "H" Division Pipes and Drums Halifax was presented with the Commissioner's Commendation by Assistant Commissioner Alphonse MacNeil on behalf of Commissioner Paulson;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly recognize Pipe Major Wayne Moug for his ongoing contributions to both the piping and policing communities, upholding the band tenet of "benefiting the community through music."

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Clare.

RESOLUTION NO. 499

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

Whereas over 50 swimmers of the Nova Tech division from the southern region of Nova Scotia participated in the fourth swimming competition of the 2012-13 season; and

Whereas on Saturday, March 23rd, swimmers aged 7 to 14 years old competed in the swim meet, held at the Université Sainte-Anne pool; and

Whereas members of the Yarmouth Whitecaps, the Wolfville Tritons, the Greenwood Dolphins, and Les Aquadiens de Clare participated in the swimming competition;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate all the swimmers who participated in the swim meet and thank all the members of the organizing committee for helping with this event, and wish all swimmers well in future swimming competitions.

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Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice and passage without debate.

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 Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CLARRIE MACKINNON » : Mr. Speaker, would you please call the order of business, Government Motions.

GOVERNMENT MOTIONS

MR. SPEAKER « » : The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CLARRIE MACKINNON « » : Mr. Speaker, I move that you do now leave the Chair and the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on Supply unto Her Majesty.

MR. SPEAKER « » : The honourable member for Halifax Clayton Park.

MS. DIANA WHALEN « » : Mr. Speaker, I think it's an important opportunity to rise when we speak into Supply. I think there are only two more days left of estimates, as the clock is ticking. We do four hours a day, as members of the public may not be aware, and a maximum of 40 hours are spent on the budget estimates.

One of the subjects that I hope to talk about today is that of residential tenancies and the rights of tenants and landlords as they relate to the services that we provide as a government. I have a particular interest in the rights of our tenants, because the area of Clayton Park West and Clayton Park has a very densely populated area, and we have a large number of apartment buildings, a large number of people who rent.

When you look at the statistics for the province - and they are broken down by riding - a lot of ridings have a high ownership level; 75 and 80 per cent ownership. But in my riding it is more than two-thirds of the riding that homes are actually apartment units.

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In my last mail-out in the area, I had 10,000 apartment units and about 5,000 homes, so you can see there's a preponderance, a large number of people living in apartment units, and the issues around tenancy come up quite frequently. Mr. Speaker, I don't even know if I'll take the full 15 minutes on tenancies but there are a couple of points that I think are really important. I know that the government changed the tenancy Act a couple of years ago as one of the moves of the NDP Government, but there are still some areas that I think are lacking, some points and some teeth that are lacking in our legislation and I want to speak to a couple of them.

Mr. Speaker, from my experience and the reading I've done, it seems to me that New Brunswick has a better system than we have in place. They have a system in place called the Rentalsman; their office is not called the Residential Tenancies Board, it is called the Rentalsman Office. If you have damage in your apartments, if you have leaking windows or cracked windows, or roofs that are leaking, or you have mould, whatever the problem is that you have, you can report it to your landlord and if it is not addressed in a timely fashion, by telling the government office that this problem exists the government will send out somebody who fixes it and they charge the landlord back for that service.

You can be sure the cost of having the Rentalsman Office do the repairs is much higher than it would be probably if the landlord themselves had just dealt with the problem in the first place - so there's real teeth from the government perspective because, if something is wrong in your building and you don't correct it, you know that it's going to be looked after by the government themselves.

We don't have anything remotely like that here in Nova Scotia. If you have damage in your apartment units you have to appeal to your landlord, and continually appeal. If they don't do anything, you have to take it as a complaint to the Residential Tenancies Board, where a hearing is set and time is set aside - and you have to wait longer.

Remember, for a lot of people who are living in apartments that have damage, a $28 fee to bring your complaint to the Residential Tenancies Board is not insignificant; it can be a big cost. The tenant may not have transportation to get there; they certainly are not represented by any lawyers or corporate interests; and when they sit down at the tenancy board they have the people hearing their case and they also might very well be sitting next to the lawyer and the landlord, and the landlord's lawyer with him. So it's really like sitting down against very uneven odds when you're just an individual who rents an apartment and you are trying to get the right thing done that supposedly the laws allow you to do.

I think it's really wrong that we don't have any capacity within our government system to really enforce that certain rules are abided by, that landlords do take seriously the fact that they are supposed to provide safe and habitable places for rent; in fact, that is part of the opening our of Act, the Residential Tenancies Act begins by saying that the Government of Nova Scotia takes it seriously that we provide only safe and habitable places for tenants in our province.

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My concern is that there are places out there that are not really meeting that standard and that we have no mechanism to step in and ensure that is changed and that the right thing is done. There are some jurisdictions, Mr. Speaker, that go so far as to actually require an inspection of apartments before they are rented. I think that is going a long way. I realize the cost of inspectors would be high if you actually had to inspect every unit to make sure they were safe and habitable before a lease is signed, so we leave a lot to the landlord. We trust the landlords to keep their buildings up and to keep their apartments in good shape, to address deficiencies and make sure there aren't major problems like mould or water leakage, or unhealthy environments.

Frankly, Mr. Speaker, tenants are very annoyed; tenants are still struggling and they feel overwhelmed by the forces lined up against them. We have to remember that a lot of people can't afford the cost of the home, I would say particularly in HRM, but I know the rental situation here and the cost of housing in the city. It may be true in other parts of the province, but I don't think we have the concentration of rental units that we have here in the city. The cost of buying into the housing market in the city is high and a lot of people for many years don't buy. Some people choose not to, they choose to rent. But, as I say, they are often disadvantaged in terms of bringing their complaints to the Residential Tenancies Board. They feel that the owners of the buildings have a lot more strength and power to respond than does an individual.

That takes me directly to a concern that I have, and I've raised it here. It was a bill that I brought to the House and I believe we've re-entered it because we began this session, as you may know, Mr. Speaker, by reintroducing all of the bills that were important to us. This bill relates to the rights of tenants. In my riding there is a building - in fact it involves a couple of buildings owned by the same owner, and the tenants had a common concern, a common complaint that they wanted to bring to the Residential Tenancies Board. If you can believe it, they were told to go back and individually bring them, one by one, bring their complaint and each person pay the $28. They were told that for legal reasons it had to be that each person has a lease with the landlord and therefore each one has to be dealt with separately. I brought a bill here to the House that says that tenants should have the right to bring a common complaint, because if there are 50 or 100 units in a building, it's very likely that they may share in a concern that has to do with common spaces or shared areas within the building.

So I think it's only smart, and it's even smart for the government, to hear one complaint because I know in this particular case - I think three or four people brought forth the common complaint. It is difficult for people when you tell them we all have to do it individually, but four people did it. They had to then set up separate meeting times. They actually had very different responses from their hearings, they got told different things. They were told to bring different information when they went, and it has been very confusing. They had the same complaint and they wrote the same kind of complaint down in their application and it just strikes me as a waste of government resources. It looks like a make-work project for people in Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations that maybe they want to keep the people who want to sit on these tenancies boards busier, or set up more times for them to meet, but it's really ridiculous. It's a waste of government money, and it's a waste of time and resources for the public.

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I really feel strongly that there should be just one avenue. If you share a complaint you should be able to come together. Frankly, Mr. Speaker, I think that there is an underlying reason for this, and I think there is every effort made to keep tenants from organizing. There is a real fear of tenants organizing and speaking with any kind of a common voice. I don't know of any tenants organizations in the province - I know that Dal Legal Aid will often take cases from unhappy tenants or tenants who feel, again, overwhelmed by the forces that are often lined up against them. Dal Legal Aid definitely knows of the issues and has tried to lobby for tenants but there is no group that tenants can join where they could actually sign a petition, or ask for some government change, and they're very, very disconnected within these buildings.

As I said to you in the beginning, Mr. Speaker, my riding has 10,000 apartment units and a lot of those buildings have more than 200 units in them - or many of them - a lot of them are around 100 each and they don't know each other. There isn't that sense of community that you would get if you lived in a neighbourhood with 100 houses and it is because people are more transient, often people haven't been there as long, the transient aspect, or perhaps they are older. There are many reasons why, but they don't know their neighbours to the same extend as a homeowner might and it's harder for them to organize.

I can tell you in the buildings where I've had complaints come in like that, Mr. Speaker, the tenants say that if they put up a notice and say we want to meet, or let's meet, or call me if you have a problem, the landlords take it down. They absolutely don't want people meeting. So they're not allowed to post notices; it makes it very hard to communicate with each other in a building.

Mr. Speaker, the government can do something about this. The government has the capacity to at least allow tenants to join together with a common complaint. This is not going to bring the world down crashing around our ears. It's not anything that would undermine our current system. It's such a small change but it's something we need. The tenants in this province need that aspect that they could join together and bring a common complaint against a landlord.

Mr. Speaker, there are a lot of problems, as I said earlier, around the maintenance of buildings, even some of the newer buildings - and my area of Clayton Park, as you can appreciate, has many new buildings. We have some older stock but a lot of new buildings, and I'm very happy with the landlords who are local, who live in this area, who have family trust, if you like, who are growing and building their own buildings and taking care of them for the future, and their families are all involved in the management. They do a really good job.

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We do have real estate trusts, big national organizations that are buying up some of these buildings. I'm sorry to say that they don't have the same commitment to reinvesting in the buildings and to helping people be in buildings that are taken care of. The rents are extremely high in this city. I don't have to tell members of this House that the $565 which we give for accommodations under Community Services doesn't begin to touch the cost of apartments in my area. A lot of them are $1,000 and more, and you would be hard pressed anywhere in my riding to find something under $700.

This is a major problem as well, that the rents are so high, and that those who are most needy - those on assistance or disability - are not given the help they need to find safe and habitable apartments. I believe the government has a responsibility to look at some other systems out there. I refer to our neighbour in New Brunswick that has the Rentalsman system, which I think would allow us to have at least a little bit of a stick, to say to landlords, if you don't fix it, we're coming in and doing it for you. That, I think, would spur the apartment owners to make sure they will do that.

Again, I want to be clear, I think some apartment owners are wonderful landlords. I do know that they're out there, and I've talked to tenants who would never move because they love the landlords. But we have to remember that others will be trying to get the most profit they can get out of the building, and not reinvesting to make sure that they are good landlords and that they're providing good apartments for the people who live there.

I would hope that even by having the opportunity to raise this today, that other members in government and the minister, hopefully, will look at this again, and look at the bill that I've raised that would allow common complaints from more than one tenant to be dealt with together, rather than separating them, dividing and conquering them, overwhelming them with the power of both bureaucracy and the large corporate forces that they're often faced with. We have no idea how intimidating that can be for individuals.

I think that as MLAs we should be alert to that. We should be trying to lobby for the tenants, just to try to set a little bit more of a balance in terms of the power balance that exists for landlords and tenants. I appreciate that tenants also have big responsibilities, and I think that most people really abide by that and are good tenants. I know we need protections for landlords, but right now I do believe that we are not treating our tenants as fairly as we should. I believe that our Residential Tenancies Board should provide better help, a little bit more handholding, a little more support.

I want to mention that if you, as an individual, take your complaint to the Residential Tenancies Board, you will find that when your landlord comes in, they're very friendly with the staff at the Residential Tenancies Board. They all know each other, they deal with each other all the time. As a tenant, you come in, and it's your first time ever at that board, and it's very intimidating to think that the people who are supposed to be the bureaucrats managing this process are so familiar with the lawyers and the owners and the representatives who come in from the owners' side. I think that's something government officials should be aware of as well. Thank you very much.

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MR. SPEAKER « » : The honourable member for Hants West.

MR. CHUCK PORTER « » : Mr. Speaker, I'm just going to take a few minutes today and talk about some things going on and some things that are important to Nova Scotians as we move forward. What a way to start it off, after a weekend that we had with regard to the environment. I read a resolution earlier in the House today, with all of the great things that took place around the province and what people are doing. As tough as times have been, as hard as things have been on a lot of other fronts, it's interesting to see the people who came out on the weekend to take part in a number of events around the province.

At home where I come from in Hants West, specifically the Windsor area, was no exception. We had a group of close to 100 people that gathered to do a first-time event, which was planting trees. I think it was called the Tree Canopy Project. It was organized by a committee that's been working on this now for almost a year, and 227 trees were planted in and around town - if you can believe that - in Windsor and a little bit out Chester Road. It was quite an event, with three different groups going around and taking part. We were digging the holes, planting the trees, filling it back in, and driving in stakes to support it.

It was interesting to see the age groups who were involved in this project. When we think about all the debate we have in here at times and the bills that go through this House, and we talk about the environment, we talk about protected areas, we talk about sustainable environmental goals - we've been talking about that for quite a few years in this House now, Mr. Speaker. I found it quite interesting to see how many people, but the age group as I was saying - we had people there who were probably 3 or 4 years old, with their parents, and there were family groups who were part of this, which was nice to see as well, to be quite honest with you.

We don't see that in a lot of things when we're out doing things, but we're fortunate where I come from that there is a lot of that kind of thing that goes on where families are involved. It's probably that way around the province but from the very young to those who were maybe significantly older, I'll put it, but not too old to be there and doing everything from digging the holes and getting their hands dirty and sort of having an understanding.

You know it rained a bit, it was a little damp, but people were out there in good spirits, they were dressed appropriately, and they were having a good time. More importantly, what I found amazing was how interested they were and how much they understood the importance of the environment. I'm not sure that I ever took part in a program in the past years when we celebrated Earth Day and so on like that, where these kinds of events were put together and the people maybe quite clearly understood it.

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Now I know that we do these projects whereby you'll turn your lights off or you'll walk, or walk to work or you'll do all these things in an effort to save the environmental footprint and all of those things. Like I said, we talk a lot about the environment in this place and what we can do better. We know there are a variety of issues in the province related to the environment - I believe the Department of Natural Resources went around the province and they were in my area. People were very concerned, property owners who have camp leases up in Panuke Lake comes to mind, back of Stillwater. It was about access points and how important it was for them to be able to continue to access their area, to go back and do their recreational things. A lot of them like to go four-wheeling or ski-dooing or even hiking back through these areas to get to their cottages and enjoy their summertime - and some of them go all year round.

People say, how does the environment affect what we do back there? Well it does. We know that it does; there's an impact on the environment in just every single thing we do. Although we talk a fair bit about it in here, sometimes I think the point is missed and I'm not sure how many people really pay attention to what it is we are trying to do here when it comes to sustainable, long-term goals that are good for the environment in this province.

We have to continue to do that - and I am by no means an environmentalist but I do believe in doing things that make a difference when it comes to protecting our environment. There's a whole wide variety of scenarios on the environment and global warming and we've heard all these stories.

When we think about the budget and I do know that the estimates are just starting over in the Red Chamber on the Department of Environment - and I'll take part in that in a little while, I hope to get a chance to take part in that as well - it will be interesting to see the real numbers. Are we truly investing the way that we should be, are we writing policy in the laws in this province, the legislation, the way that we should be to protect us for the long term?

Again what I found on the weekend that people were talking about, they weren't just talking oh, isn't this a great thing to come together and do it, they were talking about the long-term effects of these trees. When it was all over - and what was kind of interesting, in the afternoon we came together and along with this was part of the town cleanup and picking up garbage in the ditches along the way where we were planting and so on like that - when it was done there were two young students from Avon View High who were part of the, I guess you would call it the media club or something like that, they are studying to probably move on to journalism in trade school later on when they graduate, and they were filming this entire thing, all the different locations around the day and they were doing interviews afterward.

Remember, these are high school kids, a couple of young people who were really interested in what they were doing - I think partly because it involves technology and all the things the kinds like to be part of today. The questions they put to a couple of us whom they interviewed were quite amazing, about the long-term view on this and what we thought and how proud people were in the community to be taking part, and what they thought about it in general, what the family unit thought about it, but, more importantly, what did it mean to our community and to the people in it. You know those are pretty easy answers to that stuff, as you can well imagine the impact that would have.

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These young people will stand up a few years down the road and say hey, I was part of planting that tree; I took part, I helped pick up garbage on that day; we celebrated on the waterfront and did a variety of good things.

We need to make sure if we're going to invest in programs and things in this province that we're investing the right way. I know that everybody has their hand out in every department in government looking for more money to invest in more things but when we are talking about budgets, we should be thinking about, down the road - what does that mean for the environment and what are the real goals that we are trying to meet? We know that there are targets that are put in the place in the federal government and sometimes those are difficult to meet. I'm not sure that the targets are realistic; we would probably like to think they were, depending on what they are.

We've heard a lot of talk on the energy side and how the greenhouse gas emissions are an ongoing issue in this province and that we're trying to reduce our coal footprint, maybe much to the chagrin of some who come from that part of the world where it's still a big piece. I know you come from there, Mr. Speaker, from Cape Breton where there is hope for coal mining into the future and we know it's going to be around for some time. But we have to take it all in stride. We know we're not going to get there overnight; we're not going to close that down overnight. So as we move forward with long-term goals, we should be thinking about what 20 to 25 years out means for that industry. Does it mean it will be no more? Does it mean technology will be better? Are we investing the right way? Can we meet the sustainable goals that are put in place? Can we meet the targets that the federal government forces on the rest of the country and provinces?

We don't know what 20 to 25 years will do, in all honesty, when it comes to an industry like the coal development in this province in mining, as an example, with the technology and changes and how we continue to take that stuff out of the ground. We may see that there is an opportunity that comes along that allows the coal to be cleaned, if you will, to create less gas emissions. It may become very reasonable, not only in price, but to think that we can continue to provide an energy source through that.

We have to remember it's all well and good to talk about all the energy goals, and all the environmental goals, we also have economic goals in this province where we want to have people working. I know where you come from, Mr. Speaker, that's important just like it is to everyone else around this province. A lot of people have worked in that industry over the years. We need to make sure that there is something there, that we can do that, and we can't stress enough the economic goals within the province and that's just one piece - the coal mining site.

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It doesn't matter what you do, most people will argue that there are greenhouse gas emissions created when you are creating energy sources. Well that's probably true, I guess, to some point. We do have to keep our goals reasonable, though - I guess you would call them goals - and targets that are in place, that they can be met, that they are sustainable, that they are good, that we should be doing everything we can to continue to protect our environment, Mr. Speaker, but we have to do it to a degree which is affordable to Nova Scotians and to Canadians all around, not just here in Nova Scotia but to Canadians all around. We still have a long way to go, I think, as we make our way forward with that policy. I think we've been leaders with that bill that went in in 2007. I think we've done a good job on that; I think we continue to build on that.

Last week in this House we talked about protected areas, I think there might have even been some questions back and forth in QP, and I know that the minister has spoken to it, he's probably speaking to it right now as he makes his way into estimates, about the protected areas of Nova Scotia. We had a number of protected areas, certain parks and other locations. There has been a lot of concern expressed from people throughout the province, not just from where I come from but in many counties and areas where protected areas are being thought about or in place - that they block you. People think that they will not be able to go in there anymore, and perhaps they won't in some areas, depending on the degree to which they're protected. They are huge concerns and I don't know that we're working close enough with those people out there who are users of the land. We have to remember one thing as we continue to want to make the percentage of protected areas higher in this province - is that reasonable?

I'm not saying that it's not reasonable but I think we need to work closely with the people who enjoy the land and those people are Nova Scotians. That's who really owns the land; that's who has the rights to - certainly the Crown land. It is theirs to enjoy as they should see fit, at the same time being well educated on what it means to keep it pristine and not out there doing things like dumping garbage, as we've seen in some areas. There is an article today that takes me there, and I'll get back to that, but I think it's important and I think that most people I have spoken to are really good stewards of the environment.

You know you talk about the ATVers out there, the clubs, the different organizations, the boy scouts who go out there, and the girl guides and all of these people. There are a number of people in Cottage Country who use these lands. They love to go fishing and these days, the further back they go, the more opportunity they have of catching something a little larger. Now everything is so accessible. Over the years it has become easily accessed so they like to get back there to hike, to bike, to do all of those things, so the last thing we should be thinking about is shutting that off.

We talk about recreational activities and ParticipACTION, people being healthy in this province. I don't think we look at the spinoff effects from what that really means when it goes toward the environment. It all fits together, and we have to keep that in mind when we're thinking about these goals, the long-term sustainable goals of the Province of Nova Scotia.

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I'm not sure that we're taking that into consideration. I guess I'd like to think we are. We talk about it sometimes. I don't know if policy will include it as we move forward, but I do know there are a lot of issues when it comes to the environment.

I wanted to touch briefly on the great weekend that we did have, and the cleanup. Then today what was rather discouraging was to open The ChronicleHerald, only to read an on-line article about an area of Falmouth, which is in my constituency - the Bog Road area, where garbage has been dumped for some time, and to see the enforcement officer out there from the Municipality of West Hants, Gary Lunn, talking about the story and how this has gone on for years.

It's hard to believe in this day and age, in all honesty, with the leadership that the province has shown over the years with regard to recycling. We do it in schools, as you know, Mr. Speaker, and we've been doing it for years. Our children taught us how, is how I often put it, and we thank them for that.

We've been leaders in this province. We've been leaders when it comes to landfill sites and the development and how that all breaks down. We've been very good at it, and then to see an article like that immediately following Earth Day and after a weekend like we've had is a bit discouraging. I hope it's an eye-opener for people to say, do you know what? This isn't the right thing - we've got a dump, we can put our garbage out to the corner, we can take it.

Some people might get a little discouraged about taking garbage down to the dump itself, or to the landfill - I should call it what it is - and having to pay $5 to dump it. Well, do you know what? If that's a problem, then we should talk about that. Maybe there are people who just cannot afford to do that. Maybe we should take that into consideration. There should be another option. We have to try to discourage this stuff.

Like I said, it's very disheartening from an area - and when I think about where that area is, on the Little Bog Road in Falmouth, and reading that article this morning - it's just right next door, if you will, to a beautiful subdivision where a community has been built, and ball fields and soccer fields and good community energy and money have been invested to make our area better, greener, cleaner, more friendly, and a nice place to go - and then we find this mess.

It's not the only one. We've experienced some other areas - and probably around the province, if we talk to other members or talk to other folks from around the province, this probably has happened in numerous places. We know from years past that this was a common occurrence, where people would take their old garbage and throw it into an old pit that might have existed at one time, and just left it there to rot and do whatever it is it does. It was very common in those days to do that.

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I know, as I wrap up - it's hard to believe 15 minutes go by so quickly, Mr. Speaker - but again, I just want to take another second here and say kudos to all the people who took part in activities around the province this weekend. To those from Hants West, it was a great time out there, and I really enjoyed seeing everybody. I look forward to future years and having folks of all ages, the young and the older, take part and work together to make our environment what it should be: cleaner and greener.

With those few words, Mr. Speaker, I'll take my seat.

MR. SPEAKER « » : The motion is carried.

[5:08 p.m. The House resolved itself into a CWH on Supply with Deputy Speaker Ms. Becky Kent in the Chair.]

[9:18 p.m. CWH on Supply rose and the House reconvened with Deputy Speaker Ms. Becky Kent in the Chair.]

MADAM SPEAKER « » : The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole House on Supply reports:

THE CLERK » : That the Committee of the Whole House on Supply has met, has made very considerable progress, and begs leave to sit again.

MADAM SPEAKER « » : Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

The honourable Deputy Government House Leader.

MR. CLARRIE MACKINNON « » : Madam Speaker, that concludes the government's business for today. I move that the House do now rise to meet tomorrow, with the hours being 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight. The daily routine, including Question Period of course, will be followed by Committee of the Whole House on Supply, the final hours of that, and associated vote to take place. Public Bills for Second Reading will be Bill Nos. 16, 37, 42, 51, 54, and 55. Thank you very much.

MADAM SPEAKER « » : The motion is that we do now rise to meet again tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23rd, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 12:00 midnight.

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.

We stand adjourned.

[The House rose at 9:19 p.m.]

NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3)

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RESOLUTION NO. 500

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas Ken Hunter has expanded his mobile car wash business from a seasonal service in Sydney to a year-round service in Bedford; and

Whereas Ken Hunter's franchise, GeoWash Atlantic, provides a car cleaning service inside the vehicle and out, using less than two litres of water and all done in shopping mall parking lots while car owners do their shopping; and

Whereas Ken Hunter's auto detailing business at Sunnyside Mall provides Bedford motorists with a convenient and environmentally sensitive service which saves at least 300 litres of water per car wash as compared to a drive-through car wash;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Ken Hunter on the expansion of his successful franchise and on the provision of employment for at least three people in Bedford.

RESOLUTION NO. 501

By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Christine Andrea, a resident of Dartmouth, has received a silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Christine on receiving this prestigious award and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 502

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By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Nicholas Boudreau, a resident of Dartmouth, has received a silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Nicholas on receiving this prestigious award and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 503

By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Timothy Conrad, a resident of Dartmouth, has received a silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Timothy on receiving this prestigious award and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 504

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By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Nicholas Doiron, a resident of Dartmouth, has received a silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Nicholas on receiving this prestigious award and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 505

By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Halle Forde, a resident of Dartmouth, has received a silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Halle on receiving this prestigious award and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 506

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By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Liam Sheridan, a resident of Dartmouth, has received a silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Liam on receiving this prestigious award and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 507

By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Brittany Sutherland, a resident of Dartmouth, had received a Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Brittany on receiving this prestigious award, and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 508

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By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Aaron Doyle, a resident of Dartmouth, had received a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Aaron on receiving this prestigious award, and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 509

By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Brady Hartling, a resident of Dartmouth, had received a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Brady on receiving this prestigious award, and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 510

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By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Joel Ingram, a resident of Dartmouth, had received a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Joel on receiving this prestigious award and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 511

By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Rachel Kent, a resident of Dartmouth, had received a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Rachel on receiving this prestigious award, and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 512

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By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Taylor Muise-Morris, a resident of Dartmouth, had received a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Taylor on receiving this prestigious award, and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 513

By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Hannah Perry, a resident of Dartmouth, had received a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Hannah on receiving this prestigious award, and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 514

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By: Mr. Andrew Younger « » (Dartmouth East)

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

Whereas the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, and is now present in 126 countries; and

Whereas the award encourages young people to become active and engaged citizens in the area of community service, and challenges them to develop personal skills and physical activity and learn what it means to exemplify leadership; and

Whereas Gerald Ryan, a resident of Dartmouth, had received a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award for the quarter from July to December 2012;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Gerald on receiving this prestigious award, and offer best wishes for continued success as a leader in our community.

RESOLUTION NO. 515

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Gary McCay was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 516

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Stewart MacMillan was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 517

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Eldridge Densmore was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 518

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Victor Margetts was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 519

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas William Hocquard was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 520

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Richard MacKenzie was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 521

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Sharon Joyce was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate her on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank her for her service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 522

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Russell Stonehouse was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 523

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Samuel Peet was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 524

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Roy Davis was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 525

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Peter Burbury was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 526

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Rev. Carson Baxter was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 527

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Ralph Pitcher was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 528

[Page 1088]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards; and

Whereas Rev. Robert MacLean was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 529

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Peter Lewis was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 530

[Page 1089]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh Award; and

Whereas Peter Foote was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 531

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Norman Murphy was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 532

[Page 1090]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Maureen Doucette was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate her on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank her for her service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 533

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Michael Nash was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 534

[Page 1091]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Michael Powell was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 535

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Maxwell Zwicker was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 536

[Page 1092]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Maurice Ash was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 537

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Lloyd Storr was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 538

[Page 1093]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Maurice Clayton was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 539

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Joseph Risseeuw was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 540

[Page 1094]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Lee Laird was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 541

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Lillian Coolen was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate her on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank her for her service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 542

[Page 1095]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Kevin Byrne was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 543

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Kevin Langdon was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 544

[Page 1096]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Joyce Pitcher was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate her on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank her for her service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 545

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Keith Swindells was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 546

[Page 1097]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Joseph Fougere, Sr. was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 547

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas John Smith was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 548

[Page 1098]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas John West was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 549

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Joseph Dionne was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 550

[Page 1099]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas John Schumacher was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 551

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Jeremy Cockaday was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 552

[Page 1100]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas John Munro was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 553

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas John McEachern was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 554

[Page 1101]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas John L. Baker was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 555

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Jean-Paul Dube was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 556

[Page 1102]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Jean J. Richard was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 557

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas James Coolen was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 558

[Page 1103]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Jean Marc Gauthier was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 559

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas James MacDonald was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 560

[Page 1104]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Irvin Mossman was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 561

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas H. Angus MacKenzie was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 562

[Page 1105]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Herbert Melling was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 563

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Hubert Smart was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 564

[Page 1106]

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Gregory Peet was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 565

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Harold Riley was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 566

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Hardee Lawrence was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 567

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Gregory Euloth was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 568

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Gerald Bellefontaine was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 569

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas George Munro was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

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RESOLUTION NO. 570

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas George Coggins was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 571

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Gary Coakes was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 572

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Garfield Hendrickson was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 573

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas E. Robert Humphrey was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 574

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Eric Giles was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 575

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Edward Schrader was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 576

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Edward Leppard was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 577

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Douglas Shute was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 578

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Daphne Nauss was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate her on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank her for her service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 579

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Donald Lord was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 580

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Donald Williams was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 581

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Donald Bishop was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 582

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Donald Allen was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 583

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas David Russell was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 584

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas David Turnbull was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 585

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas David Horne was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 586

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Allan E. Markle was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 587

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Bernard Richardson was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 588

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Betty Anderson was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate her on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank her for her service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 589

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Arthur Doucette was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 590

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Alda Henderson was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate her on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank her for her service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 591

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Anthony White was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 592

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Amable Fougere was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 593

By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Anthony MacAskill was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate him on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank him for his service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 594

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By: Ms. Kelly Regan « » (Bedford-Birch Cove)

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

Whereas the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada; and

Whereas this award is part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Challenge Award Project, which was developed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 40th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Division of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award; and

Whereas Barbara Walton was presented with this award for service to our country at the Royal Canadian Legion Bedford Branch 95 on April 13, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate her on receiving the Diamond Jubilee Century of Service Honorary Award for Veterans and thank her for her service to Canada.

RESOLUTION NO. 595

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Société Petit de Grat Beautification Society volunteer of the year, Beryl Boudreau, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 595

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

A une date ultérieure, je demanderai l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

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Attendu que les bénévoles sont vraiment au coeur de notre communauté; et

Attendue que les bénévoles donnent librement de leur temps pour aider les organismes à l'échelle de notre pays; et

Attendu que le vendredi 19 avril 2013 je me suis joint au personnel et aux conseillers municipaux lors d'un souper de reconnaissance des 138 bénévoles du comté de Richmond;

Par conséquent, il est résolu que les membres de cette Assemblée se joignent à moi pour remercier Beryl Boudreau, bénévole de l'année à la Société Petit de Grat Beautification Society, pour son travail et son dévouement.

RESOLUTION NO. 596

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Comité Régional des aînés de l'Isle Madame volunteer of the year, Louise Marchand, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 596

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

A une date ultérieure, je demanderai l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles sont vraiment au cœur de notre communauté; et

Attendue que les bénévoles donnent librement de leur temps pour aider les organismes à l'échelle de notre pays; et

Attendu que le vendredi 19 avril 2013 je me suis joint au personnel et aux conseillers municipaux lors d'un souper de reconnaissance des 138 bénévoles du comté de Richmond;

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Par conséquent, il est résolu que les membres de cette Assemblée se joignent à moi pour remercier Louise Marchand, bénévole de l'année du Comité régional des aînés de l'Isle Madame, pour son travail et son dévouement.

RESOLUTION NO. 597

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Les Amis de La Picasse volunteer of the year, Shirley Martell, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 597

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

A une date ultérieure, je demanderai l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles sont vraiment au cœur de notre communauté; et

Attendue que les bénévoles donnent librement de leur temps pour aider les organismes à l'échelle de notre pays; et

Attendu que le vendredi 19 avril 2013 je me suis joint au personnel et aux conseillers municipaux lors d'un souper de reconnaissance des 138 bénévoles du comté de Richmond;

Par conséquent, il est résolu que les membres de cette Assemblée se joignent à moi pour remercier Shirley Martell, bénévole de l'année des Amis de La Picasse, pour son travail et son dévouement.

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RESOLUTION NO. 598

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Conseil Pastoral de Petit de Grat volunteer of the year, Madelene Ann Boudreau, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 598

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

A une date ultérieure, je demanderai l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles sont vraiment au coeur de notre communauté; et

Attendue que les bénévoles donnent librement de leur temps pour aider les organismes à l'échelle de notre pays; et

Attendu que le vendredi 19 avril 2013, je me suis joint au personnel et aux conseillers municipaux lors d'un souper de reconnaissance des 138 bénévoles du comté de Richmond;

Par conséquent, il est résolu que les membres de cette Assemblée se joignent à moi pour remercier Madelene Ann Boudreau, bénévole de l'année du Conseil pastoral de Petit de Grat, pour son travail et son dévouement.

RESOLUTION NO. 599

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking La Pirouette Isle Madame volunteer of the year, Angel Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 599

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

A une date ultérieure, je demanderai l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles sont vraiment au coeur de notre communauté; et

Attendue que les bénévoles donnent librement de leur temps pour aider les organismes à l'échelle de notre pays; et

Attendu que le vendredi 19 avril 2013, je me suis joint au personnel et aux conseillers municipaux lors d'un souper de reconnaissance des 138 bénévoles du comté de Richmond;

Par conséquent, il est résolu que les membres de cette Assemblée se joignent à moi pour remercier Angel Samson, bénévole de l'année à La Pirouette de l'Isle Madame, pour son travail et son dévouement.

RESOLUTION NO. 600

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Centre La Picasse volunteer of the year, Sylvia Boudreau, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 601

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking École Beau Port volunteer of the year, Judy Pierce, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 601

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

A une date ultérieure, je demanderai l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles sont vraiment au coeur de notre communauté; et

Attendue que les bénévoles donnent librement de leur temps pour aider les organismes à l'échelle de notre pays; et

Attendu que le vendredi 19 avril 2013, je me suis joint au personnel et aux conseillers municipaux lors d'un souper de reconnaissance des 138 bénévoles du comté de Richmond;

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Par conséquent, il est résolu que les membres de cette Assemblée se joignent à moi pour remercier Judy Pierce, bénévole de l'année de l' École Beau-Port, pour son travail et son dévouement.

RESOLUTION NO. 602

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking L'Association des femmes acadiennes "En March" de Richmond volunteer of the year, Louise Migneault, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 602

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

A une date ultérieure, je demanderai l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles sont vraiment au coeur de notre communauté; et

Attendue que les bénévoles donnent librement de leur temps pour aider les organismes à l'échelle de notre pays; et

Attendu que le vendredi 19 avril 2013, je me suis joint au personnel et aux conseillers municipaux lors d'un souper de reconnaissance des 138 bénévoles du comté de Richmond;

Par conséquent, il est résolu que les membres de cette Assemblée se joignent à moi pour remercier Louise Migneault, bénévole de l'Association des femmes acadiennes en marche de Richmond, pour son travail et son dévouement.

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RESOLUTION NO. 603

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Festival Acadien de Petit de Grat volunteer of the year, Charlene Bonin, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 603

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

A une date ultérieure, je demanderai l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les bénévoles sont vraiment au coeur de notre communauté; et

Attendue que les bénévoles donnent librement de leur temps pour aider les organismes à l'échelle de notre pays; et

Attendu que le vendredi 19 avril 2013, je me suis joint au personnel et aux conseillers municipaux lors d'un souper de reconnaissance des 138 bénévoles du comté de Richmond;

Par conséquent, il est résolu que les membres de cette Assemblée se joignent à moi pour remercier, Charlene Bonin, bénévole, du Festival Acadien de Petit-de-Grat, pour son travail et son dévouement.

RESOLUTION NO. 604

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking District #10 Volunteer Fire Department volunteer of the year, Darrell Johnson, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 605

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking 2842 L'Ardoise Legion Engineering Army Cadet Volunteer of the Year, Francis Doucette, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 606

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life Volunteer of the Year, Marie DeWolf, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 607

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Black River United Church Congregation Volunteer of the Year, Robert Urquhart, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 608

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Development Isle Madame Volunteer of the Year, Trina Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 609

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Chapel Island (Potlotek) Youth Centre Volunteer of the Year, Alfreda Worthen, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 610

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Dr. W. B. Kingston Memorial Clinic Volunteer of the Year, Carolyn Martell, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 611

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Bras D'Or Lakers Seniors Club Volunteer of the Year, Eleanor MacNeil, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 612

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Civic Improvement Society Volunteer of the Year, Karen Pottie, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 613

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking East Richmond Education Centre Volunteer of the Year, Norma Martell, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 614

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Basin River Inhabitants Historical Society Volunteer of the Year, Sander C. Cogswell, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 615

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking East Richmond ATV Riders volunteer of the year, William Harnish, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 616

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Adult Drop In Centre for Mental Health volunteer of the year, Alice Frost, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 617

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Coastal Riders ATV Club volunteer of the year, Ewan MacDonald, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 618

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Acadiaville Community Centre Society volunteer of the year, Lisa Babin, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 619

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Bonnie Brae Seniors Club volunteer of the year, Pat Sutherland, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 620

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Bonnie Brae Seniors Club volunteer of the year, Sharon Sutherland, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 621

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking EnRoute Isle Madame Association volunteer of the year, Winnie Bungay, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 622

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Canadian Cancer Society volunteer of the year, Betty David, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 623

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Isle Madame Boat Club volunteer of the year, Diana Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 624

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Fourchu United Church volunteer of the year, Elsie Munroe, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 625

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Isle Madame Garden Club volunteer of the year, George Kehoe, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 626

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Isle Madame Lighthouse Preservation Society volunteer of the year, Lynn Theriault, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 627

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Janvrin's Fest volunteer of the year, Paul MacDonald, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 628

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Holy Guardian Angels Parish Pastoral Council volunteer of the year, Stephen Sampson, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 629

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Immaculate Conception Parish Barra Head volunteer of the year, Albert Martin, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 630

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Isle Madame Small Option Home Society volunteer of the year, Arlene Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 631

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Fleur de Lis Seniors Club volunteer of the year, Claire Marchand, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 632

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Island View Health Services Auxiliary volunteer of the year, Dorothy Robinson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 633

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Isle Madame Fire Department volunteer of the year, Eugene Samson, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 634

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Grand River Seniors Club volunteer of the year, George MacKillop, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 635

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Friends of Isle Madame Provincial Parks volunteer of the year, Marg Herdman, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 636

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Janvrin's Island Community Centre volunteer of the year, Priscilla MacDonald, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 637

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Isle Madame ATV Riders Association� volunteer of the year, Tony Pierce, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 638

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Head of the Bay Seniors Club volunteer of the year, Annie Dodge, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 639

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Fourchu Development Association volunteer of the year, Darryl Gwynn, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 640

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Knights of Columbus (14280) St. Peter's volunteer of the year, Benedict Sampson, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 641

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Friends of Notre Dame de L'Assumption volunteer of the year, Elaine Boudreau, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 642

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Framboise Community Centre volunteer of the year, Evelyn Burke, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 643

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Isle Madame New Horizons Seniors Club volunteer of the year, Joe Kaceniuk, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 644

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Felix Marchand Education Centre volunteer of the year, Mary Alice Doyle, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 645

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Isle Madame Tourism and Trade Association volunteer of the year, Sarah Nettleton, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 646

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Ladies Auxiliary Branch 150 volunteer of the year, Vivian Short, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 647

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Isle Madame Historical Society volunteer of the year, Arlene Boudreau, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 648

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Framboise-Fourchu Volunteer Fire Department volunteer of the year, Blair Gwynn, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 649

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Fourchu United Church Women volunteer of the year, Delores MacQueen, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 650

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking L'Ardoise Adult Recreation Club volunteer of the year, Alayne Martell, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 651

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking L'Ardoise Men's Club volunteer of the year, Bertram Madden, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 652

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Lakeside Community Association volunteer of the year, Gordon F. Landry, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 653

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking L'Ardoise Economic Association for Development volunteer of the year, Marie Burkey, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 654

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Loch Lomond Volunteer Fire Department volunteer of the year, Wayne Kezel, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 655

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking L'Ardoise Community Parish Hall volunteer of the year, Alexander Sampson, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 656

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Little Anse Sampson's Cove Social Action Centre volunteer of the year, Donna Boudreau, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 657

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Lakeside 4-H Club volunteer of the year, Julie MacDonald, for her had work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 658

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking L'Ardoise Acadian Festival volunteer of the year, Nils Adamson, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 659

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking L'Ardoise Friends of Palliative Care volunteer of the year, Anna M. Bona, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 660

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking L'Ardoise Ladies Social Club volunteer of the year, Elsie Middleton, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 661

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking L'Ardoise Jolly Club volunteer of the year, Lillie Spray, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 662

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Lakeside and Area Seniors Club volunteer of the year, Pauline Fougere, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 663

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Louisdale Lions Club volunteer of the year, Bobby Sampson, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 664

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Our Lady of Assumption Parish volunteer of the year, Linda Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 665

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Richmond County Early Childhood Education Association (D'Escousse) volunteer of the year, Pam Richard, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 666

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Oceanview Wildlife Museum Society volunteer of the year, Stuwart Carter, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 667

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Richmond Minor Baseball volunteer of the year, Bonnie David, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 668

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Richmond Figure Skating Club volunteer of the year, Florence MacDonald, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 669

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking River Bourgeois Seniors 50+ Club volunteer of the year, Margaret Allen, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 670

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Richmond Wildlife Association volunteer of the year, Aleasha Boudreau, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 671

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking MacAskill House Museum Society volunteer of the year, Colin MacDougall, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 672

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Louisdale and District Volunteer Fire Department volunteer of the year, Marlene Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 673

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Richmond Academy volunteer of the year, Rob MacDonald, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 674

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Louisdale Girl Guides volunteer of the year, Tessie Pyke, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 675

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Richmond Retired Teachers Organization volunteer of the year, Danny Madden, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 676

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking River Bourgeois Community Services Society volunteer of the year, Glyn Chilvers, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 677

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Richmond County Early Childhood Education Association (St. Peter's) volunteer of the year, Marie Landry, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 678

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Richmond Academy Home and School volunteer of the year, Judy McNamara, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 679

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Our Lady of Assumption Parish Council volunteer of the year, Odilon Boudreau, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 680

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Richmond County 4-H Leaders Council volunteer of the year, Scott Smith, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 681

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Point Tupper Heritage Association volunteer of the year, Alice Beaton, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 682

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Richmond County Literacy Network volunteer of the year, Debbie Romain, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 683

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Richmond Villa Recreation and Resident Council volunteer of the year, Linda Bouchard, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 684

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking River Bourgeois Economic Development volunteer of the year, Raymond Doary, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 685

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Hyacinth CWL volunteer of the year, Claire Kehoe, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 686

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Louis CWL volunteer of the year, Debbie Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 687

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Seniors Citizens Council volunteer of the year, Frances St. Louis, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 688

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. John's Anglican Church volunteer of the year, Jean Bonin, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 689

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Anne's Community and Nursing Care Centre volunteer of the year, Marg Hergman, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 690

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Riverdale Club 55 volunteer of the year, Pat Trembley, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 691

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150 Arichat volunteer of the year, Vincent Boudreau Jr., for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 692

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Anne's Centre Ladies Auxiliary volunteer of the year, Charmane DeCoste, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 693

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking South Mountain Arm of Gold Association volunteer of the year, Craig Curtis, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 694

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Riverdale Community Services society volunteer of the year, Donald MacCormack, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 695

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Hyacinth Parish Council volunteer of the year, Francis Fougere, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 696

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Andrews Presbyterian Church volunteer of the year, Jeanette Strachan, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 697

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. John the Baptist CWL volunteer of the year, Monica McPhee, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 698

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Royal Canadian Legion Branch 110 L'Ardoise volunteer of the year, Phil Bonin, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 699

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Royal Canadian Legion Branch 47 St. Peter's volunteer of the year, William Farrow, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 700

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Louis Parish Council volunteer of the year, Crystal Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 701

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Francis De Sales CWL volunteer of the year, Donna Helen Boudreau, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 702

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Rocky Bay Irish Club volunteer of the year, Hughie MacLean, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 703

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Joseph's CWL volunteer of the year, Lucille Samson, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 704

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Joseph's Services volunteer of the year, Nora Landry, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 705

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Riverdale Computer Centre Society Volunteer of the Year, Verla MacNeil, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 706

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Royal Canadian Legion Branch 47 St. Peter's Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year, Yvonne Joyce, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 707

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Village on the Canal Association Volunteer of the Year, Claudette Maillet, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 708

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Strait Richmond Palliative Care Volunteer of the Year, Elizabeth Henri, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 709

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Telile Community TV Volunteer of the Year, Howard Sleep, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 710

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking West Bay Community Association Volunteer of the Year, Kevin Ryan, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 711

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Peter's Lions Club Marina Volunteer of the Year, Melba Landry, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 712

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Peter's-Sampsonville and Area Water Volunteer of the Year, Reid Carter, for his hard work and commitment. Utility v

RESOLUTION NO. 713

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Peter's Scottish Country Dance Group Volunteer of the Year, Rosemary MacIsaac, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 714

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Stirling Framboise-Fourchu Seniors Volunteer of the Year, Vange Wareham, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 715

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Peter's and District Volunteer Fire Department volunteer of the year, Blair Stone, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 716

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Peter's Lions Club volunteer of the year, Debbie Burke, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 717

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Strait Richmond Hospital Senior Advisory Committee volunteer of the year, Francine Jollymore, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 718

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking West Bay Pastoral Charge UCW volunteer of the year, Joan MacDonald, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 719

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Zachery Hall Memorial Society volunteer of the year, Laura Boudreau, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 720

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking West Bay United Church volunteer of the year, Murray MacPhie, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 721

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking West Bay Pastoral Charge volunteer of the year, Rev. Richard Bowley, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 722

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Strait Area Ground Search and Rescue Association volunteer of the year, Tanya King, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 723

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Strait Richmond Hospital Senior Advisory Committee volunteer of the year, Allister Jollymore, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 724

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013 I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Peter's Girl Guide Unit volunteer of the year, Frances Cook, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 725

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Peter's Parish volunteer of the year, Doris Carter, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 726

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Wallace MacAskill Yacht Club volunteer of the year, George Kyte, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 727

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking West Arichat CWL volunteer of the year, Judy Forgeron, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 728

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking West Richmond Education Centre School Advisory Council volunteer of the year, Mary Covin, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 729

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking St. Peter's Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary volunteer of the year, Pam Martell, for her hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 730

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By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Strait Richmond Minor Hockey volunteer of the year, Rodney Diggdon, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 731

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Village of St. Peter's volunteer of the year, Terence Terrio, for his hard work and commitment.

RESOLUTION NO. 732

By: Hon. Michel Samson « » (Richmond)

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

Whereas volunteers truly are the heart of our community; and

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Whereas volunteers give freely of their time to help organizations throughout our county; and

Whereas on Friday, April 19, 2013, I joined municipal councillors and staff at a supper to recognize the 138 volunteers from throughout Richmond County;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly join me in thanking Strait Richmond Healthcare Foundation volunteer of the year, Aurine Richard, for her hard work and commitment.