The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House adjourned:
October 26, 2017.

HANSARD 09-13

DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

Speaker: Honourable Charlie Parker

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First Session

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2009

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS:
TIR: C.B. Highways - Improve, Mr. A. MacLeod 733
GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 364, Fairness Wk. (10/12-10/16/09): Ombudsman/Staff - Commend,
The Premier 734
Vote - Affirmative 735
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS:
No. 28, Education Act, Hon. M. More 735
No. 29, Financial Measures (2009)Act, Hon. G. Steele 735
HOUSE RESOLVED INTO CWH ON SUPPLY AT 9:13 A.M. 736
HOUSE RECONVENED AT 1:31 P.M. 736
ADJOURNMENT, The House rose to meet again on Mon., Oct. 5th at 2:00 p.m. 736
NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3):
Res. 365, HMCS Kootenay: Commemorative Ceremony (40th) - Attend,
The Premier 737

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HALIFAX, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2009

Sixty-first General Assembly

First Session

9:00 A.M.

SPEAKER

Hon. Charlie Parker

DEPUTY SPEAKERS

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

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

PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS

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

MR. ALFIE MACLEOD: Mr. Speaker, I beg leave to present a petition. The operative clause being:

"We, the undersigned residents of the communities of Grand River, Grand River Falls, Loch Lomond, Framboise, Stirling, Fourchu, Gabarus, & Marion Bridge, urge the Province of Nova Scotia to make improvements to the roads listed above. The present condition of these roads is deplorable, dangerous and damaging to motor vehicles. Your attention to this petition will be much appreciated. We are pleased with recent improvements to the Marion Bridge to Sydney highway and sections of highway 4 from St. Peters to Sydney."

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It is signed by 250-plus people and I have attached my name, Mr. Speaker.

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 Premier.

HON. DARRELL DEXTER (The Premier): Mr. Speaker, I wonder if I might make an introduction before I read my resolution.

MR. SPEAKER: Certainly.

THE PREMIER: Mr. Speaker, in your gallery we're joined today by Dwight Bishop who is the Ombudsman for the Province of Nova Scotia and with him are some staff from the office: Janet McKinnon, Christine Brennan and Lois Smith. I would like the House to welcome them here this morning. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Premier.

RESOLUTION NO. 364

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

Whereas the Nova Scotia Ombudsman as an officer of the House of Assembly has provided independent, unbiased investigations into complaints against provincial and municipal government departments, agencies, boards and commissions since 1971; and

Whereas Fairness Week is a celebration of the world's first parliamentary ombudsman, appointed 200 years ago to protect public interests and promote good governments; and

Whereas the Nova Scotia Office of the Ombudsman is reaching out to communities across the province to promote their services and their role in investigating complaints;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House commend the Ombudsman and the members of his office on the occasion of Fairness Week, October 12-16, 2009, in Nova Scotia.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried. (Applause)

We certainly welcome our special guests here this morning, as we do all our guests in the gallery today.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Bill No. 28 - Entitled an Act to Amend Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1995-96. The Education Act. (Hon. Marilyn More)

Bill No. 29 - Entitled an Act Respecting Certain Financial Measures. (Hon. Graham Steele)

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

NOTICES OF MOTION

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.

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

The motion is carried.

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

[1:31 p.m. CWH on Supply rose and the House reconvened. Mr. Speaker, Hon. Charlie Parker, resumed the Chair.]

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

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

MR. SPEAKER: Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, I move that the House do now rise to meet at the hours of 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Monday.

MR. SPEAKER: The business of the day.

MR. CORBETT: Following the daily routine we will resolve into Committee of the Whole House on Supply unto Her Majesty.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is to adjourn.

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 2:00 p.m. on Monday.

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[The House rose at 1:32 p.m.]

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NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3)

RESOLUTION NO. 365

By: Hon. Darrell Dexter (Premier)

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

Whereas on October 23, 1969, HMCS Kootenay, en route from Plymouth, England to Halifax, experienced an engine room explosion and fire whereby nine sailors perished and 55 were seriously injured; and

Whereas this weekend, survivors of the devastating engine room fire are travelling to England to attend the 40th commemorative ceremony at the Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey; and

Whereas the ship's motto "We are as one" still holds true to these sailors as they make the long journey together to remember the shipmates they lost and reunite with old friends who lived through the traumatic event;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly recognize the sacrifices made by the crew members of the HMCS Kootenay and join with the Kootenays and their families, in spirit, as they travel to England to attend the 40th commemorative ceremony remembering their fallen comrades.