The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House resumed on:
September 21, 2017.

HANSARD 10-15

DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

Speaker: Honourable Charlie Parker

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

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Second Session

FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS:
Justice - Correctional Facility (Cumb. Co.),
Hon. M. Scott 935
GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 423, Persons With Disabilities, Int'l. Convention of Rights: N.S.
- Ratification Congrats., Hon. D. Peterson-Rafuse 936
Vote - Affirmative 936
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS:
No. 32, Emergency Management Act,
Hon. M. Scott 937
No. 33, Securities Transfer Act,
Hon. R. Jennex 937
No. 34, Motor Vehicle Act,
Mr. C. Porter 937
NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 424, Habitat for Humanity (Queens Co.): Participants - Recognize,
Ms. V. Conrad 937
Vote - Affirmative 938
Res. 425, Sackville Lions Club - Anniv. (40th),
Mr. David Wilson 938
Vote - Affirmative 939
HOUSE RESOLVED INTO CWH ON SUPPLY AT 9:13 A.M. 939
HOUSE RECONVENED AT 1:25 P.M. 939
ADJOURNMENT, House rose to meet again on Mon., Apr.19th at 4:00 p.m.. 940
NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3):
Res. 426, Brown, Chris: Solo Album Release - Congrats.,
Hon. M. Scott 941

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HALIFAX, FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010

Sixty-first General Assembly

Second Session

9:00 A.M.

SPEAKER

Hon. Charlie Parker

DEPUTY SPEAKERS

Mr. Gordon Gosse, Hon. Wayne Gaudet, Mr. Alfie MacLeod

MR. SPEAKER: Honourable members, we'll start our business of the day for Friday with the daily routine.

PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Cumberland South.

HON. MURRAY SCOTT: Mr. Speaker, here we are on day 14 of this session of the House - 14 days of broken promises. I am pleased to table a petition here on behalf of the residents of Cumberland County. The headline reads, as a result of this headline in the local paper, "Dexter says he'd keep Tory promises." As a result of his statement to the people of this province, the people of Cumberland County are saying:

"We, the residents of Cumberland County implore that Premier Darrell Dexter keep his word and build a correctional facility in Cumberland County!"

Mr. Speaker, 95 people have signed this petition, bringing the total at this point to 1,006 people - and I have affixed my signature.

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MR. SPEAKER: The petition is tabled.

PRESENTING REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

TABLING REPORTS, REGULATIONS AND OTHER PAPERS

STATEMENTS BY MINISTERS

GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Community Services.

RESOLUTION NO. 423

HON. DENISE PETERSON-RAFUSE: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas on March 11th Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ensuring people with disabilities have the same civil and human rights as everyone else; and

Whereas Nova Scotia was one of the first provinces to support ratification, keeping its commitment to uphold the rights of those with disabilities and support their full participation, integration and independence; and

Whereas today, April 16th, during an event at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, members of the disability community celebrated this important achievement;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House commend the work and dedication of Nova Scotians involved in the development, signing, and ratification of the International Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

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The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Argyle on an introduction.

HON. CHRISTOPHER D'ENTREMONT: Mr. Speaker, to the - what side is that? The west gallery - I always get mixed up between the two, but my wife Anne is in the gallery today. It is the first time she has visited since the last election, getting used to being in that gallery rather than in that gallery and looking down upon the backsides of the NDP. So Anne, welcome to town. She's in town for a francophone schoolteacher conference at the World Trade Centre and just to welcome her to the House and tell her, of course, again that I love her. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: Thank you, honourable member. We can tell we're getting close to the weekend, so that's good.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Bill No. 32 - Entitled an Act to Amend Chapter 8 of the Acts of 1990. The Emergency Management Act. (Hon. Murray Scott)

Bill No. 33 - Entitled an Act Respecting the Transfer of Securities. (Hon. Ramona Jennex)

Bill No. 34 - Entitled an Act to Amend Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes of 1989. The Motor Vehicle Act. (Mr. Chuck Porter)

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

NOTICES OF MOTION

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Queens.

RESOLUTION NO. 424

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

Whereas the Habitat for Humanity project in Queens County is very close to completion and the family is ready to move in; and

Whereas the fundraising efforts of the Habitat for Humanity volunteer organization exceeded their goal; and

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Whereas the land was donated by the Region of Queens Municipality and a number of businesses and residents have donated money, material, and time;

Therefore be it resolved that the House of Assembly recognize the Habitat for Humanity volunteers, the Region of Queens Municipality, residents, and businesses throughout Queens for their participation in this project.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Sackville-Cobequid.

RESOLUTION NO. 425

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

Whereas on Saturday, April 17, 2010, the Lions Club of Lower Sackville will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the charter of the club; and

Whereas the Lions Club of Lower Sackville has had hundreds of dedicated members over the past 40 years; and

Whereas these members have made a significant difference in the lives of the residents of the community and have volunteered countless hours fundraising for the Sackville Lions Club;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of the Nova Scotia Legislature recognize the important contribution the Sackville Lions Club has made to the community of Lower Sackville, congratulate them on reaching their 40th Anniversary charter, and wish them continued success in the future.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

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

GOVERNMENT MOTIONS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

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

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is carried.

[9:13 a.m. The House resolved itself into a CWH on Supply with Deputy Speaker Mr. Alfie MacLeod in the Chair.]

[1:25 p.m. CWH on Supply rose and the House reconvened with Deputy Speaker Mr. Alfie MacLeod in the Chair.]

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

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

MR. SPEAKER: Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, that concludes the business of the government for today. I move that the House do now rise and meet from the hours of 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Monday. After the daily routine, we will go into Committee of the Whole House on Supply and, if time permits, we may do Bill Nos. 13, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24 and 29.

I move that the House do now rise. Have a great, safe weekend.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion before the House is that we now rise to meet again on Monday between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

We stand adjourned until Monday.

[The House rose at 1:27 p.m.]

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NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3)

RESOLUTION NO. 426

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Cumberland South)

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

Whereas Chris Brown is an up-and-coming musician and entertainer from Springhill; and

Whereas Brown, after years of touring success as a member of the band Nicknameless, has released his first solo album Into the Woulds; and

Whereas this album is a retrospective of the last two years of his life touring Atlantic Canada with his former band and includes the song What You're Looking For, specifically about his hometown of Springhill;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly congratulate Chris Brown on his first solo album and wish him the best of luck with his musical career.