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DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

Speaker: Honourable Cecil Clarke

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First Session

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2006

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 596, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - 4-H Members: Success -
Wish, Hon. B. Taylor 1045
Vote - Affirmative 1046
Res. 597, Presley, MCpl. Daryl Edward - Military Award, Hon. M. Scott 1046
Vote - Affirmative 1047
Res. 598, Bijoux Pierrette d'Entremont - CDENE Award,
Hon. C. d'Entremont 1047
Vote - Affirmative 1048
Res. 599, Johnson, Jack - Atl. Agricultural Hall of Fame:
Induction - Congrats., Hon. B. Taylor 1048
Vote - Affirmative 1049
Res. 600, Bowes, Col. Stephen Joseph P. - Military Award,
Hon. M. Scott 1049
Vote - Affirmative 1050
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS:
No. 78, Order of Nova Scotia Act, Mr. W. Gaudet 1050
No. 79, Arts Council Act, Mr. S. McNeil 1050
NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 601, MacNeil, Nick: C.B. Screaming Eagles - Selection,
The Premier 1051
Vote - Affirmative 1051
Res. 602, RRFB: Container Deposit - Exemptions, Mr. D. Dexter 1052
Vote - Affirmative 1052
Vote - Affirmative
Res. 603, Ayoub, Nadim/Pizza Land - Anniv. (15th), Ms. D. Whalen 1052
Vote - Affirmative 1053
Res. 604, CAP Prog.: Finding - Ensure, Mr. Keith Bain 1053
Vote - Affirmative 1054
Res. 605, Fraser, Col. Ian: Order of N.S. - Congrats.,
Mr. C. Parker 1054
Vote - Affirmative 1054
Res. 606, MADD: N.S. Vols. - Recognize, Mr. H. Theriault 1055
Vote - Affirmative 1055
Res. 607, Calder, Frank/Steele, Dick: Carmichael Stewart House/
Museum - Donations, Mr. P. Dunn 1055
Vote - Affirmative 1056
Res. 608, Korean War: Soldiers - Acknowledge, Mr. G. Gosse 1056
Vote - Affirmative 1057
Res. 609, Blackburn Transport - East. Cdn. Fastball Championship,
Mr. W. Estabrooks 1057
Vote - Affirmative 1057
Res. 610, Taylor, Illyria Louise - Birthday (100th), Hon. K. Casey 1058
Vote - Affirmative 1058
Res. 611, Ward, Lois - Hopewell Post Office: Dedication - Commend,
Mr. C. MacKinnon 1058
Vote - Affirmative 1059
Res. 612, Hill "N" Dale 4-H Club - Anniv. (45th),
Hon. C. Bolivar-Getson 1059
Vote - Affirmative 1060
Res. 613, Hirtle, Chris: Cdn. Blood Services - Recognition,
Hon. M. Baker 1060
Vote - Affirmative 1060
Res. 614, Red Hat Soc. (Stewiacke Chap.) - Weekend Gataway,
Hon. B. Taylor 1061
Vote - Affirmative 1061
Res. 615, Bedford Lions Club - Anniv. (60th), Hon. L. Goucher 1061
Vote - Affirmative 1062
Res. 616, Dillon, Dr. Joan: Order of N.S. - Congrats.,
Hon. R. Chisholm 1062
Vote - Affirmative 1063
GOVERNMENT BUSINESS:
PUBLIC BILLS FOR SECOND READING:
No. 75, Securities Act 1064
Hon. M. Baker 1064
Mr. G. Steele 1066
Ms. D. Whalen 1067
Hon. M. Baker 1069
Vote - Affirmative 1069
ADJOURNMENT, the House rose to meet again on Mon. Nov. 6th at 4:00 p.m. 1070
NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3):
Res. 617, Chisholm, Jackie Lee/Team -
Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame, Hon. M. Baker 1071
Res. 618, Arason, Sara Jane/Team -
Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame, Hon. M. Baker 1071
Res. 619, Mailman, Gordon/Team -
Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame, Hon. M. Baker 1072
Res.620, Myra, Jamie/Team - Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame,
Hon. M. Baker 1072
Res. 621, Sefton, Rob/Team - Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame,
Hon. M. Baker 1073
Res. 622, Crouse, Paul - Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame,
Hon. M. Baker 1073
Res. 623, Comstock, Blisse - Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame,
Hon. M. Baker 1074
Res. 624, Comstock, Blisse & Chloe -
Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame, Hon. M. Baker 1074

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HALIFAX, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2006

Sixtieth General Assembly

First Session

9:00 A.M.

SPEAKER

Hon. Cecil Clarke

DEPUTY SPEAKER

Mr. Wayne Gaudet

MR. SPEAKER: We will now begin the daily routine.

PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS

PRESENTING REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

TABLING REPORTS, REGULATIONS AND OTHER PAPERS

STATEMENTS BY MINISTERS

GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Agriculture.

RESOLUTION NO. 596

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

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Whereas 17 4-H members are representing Nova Scotia in the dairy and beef classes at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, beginning today; and

Whereas the nine dairy members competing in the Scotiabank Dairy Classic are Patrick Thompson, Elise MacDonald, Tristan Grant and Daniel MacDonald of Antigonish County; Daniel Angus of Cumberland County; Brendan Lamb of Kings County; and Bridget Wilson of Inverness County; and

Whereas the eight members participating in the Scotiabank Classic Canadian Royal Junior Beef Heifer Show include Nathan Greenough and Andrea Carter of Cumberland County; Carolyn Van den Heuvel of Antigonish County; Jane Ogilvie, Kenna Rousseau and Andre Horsnell of Kings County; Megan Robertson of Pictou County; and Rebecca Gilby of Halifax East Hants;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate our 4-H members for their commitment to the 4-H program, and wish them every success during their competitions at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, beginning today.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Justice.

RESOLUTION NO. 597

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

Whereas Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, announced on October 27, 2006, the awarding of 24 Mentions in Dispatches and 27 Meritorious Service Decorations in the military division; and

Whereas Master Corporal Daryl Edward Presley of Halifax will be awarded with a Mentions in Dispatches; and

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Whereas Master Corporal Daryl Edward Presley will be invited to receive his decoration of insignia from the Governor General at a later date;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support our Canadian Forces personnel in all of their endeavours, and congratulate Master Corporal Daryl Edward Presley on his well-deserved honours as a shining example of hard work and fortitude, exemplified by the Canadian Forces and the Nova Scotians who serve our nation.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Acadian Affairs.

RESOLUTION NO. 598

HON. CHRISTOPHER D'ENTREMONT: M. le Président, à une date ultérieure, je demanderai l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse a récemment tenu sa cérémonies annuelle de reconnaissance des enterprises et des entrepreneurs acadiens; et

Attendu que Pierrete d'Entremont, de Bijoux Pierrette d'Entremont à Pubnico-Ouest, a reçu le prix pour la Micro-enterprise; et

Attendu que, lorsque le prix lui a été décerné par le CDÉNÉ, il a été noté que Bijoux Pierrette d'Entremont a bâti une excellente réputation pour ses designs exceptionnels, la qualité de ses matériaux et son souci du détail;

Par conséquent, qu'il soit résolu que tous les members de cette Assemblée félicitent Pierrette d'Entremont pour avoir reçu ce prix, et l'encouragent à continuer de promovoir l'esprit d'entrepreneuriat qui lui a permis de connaître autant de succès.

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

Whereas the Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle Écosse recently held their annual ceremony recognizing Acadian entrepreneurs and businesses; and

Whereas Pierrette d'Entremont of Bijoux Pierrette d'Entremont in West Pubnico was awarded the prize in the micro-business category; and

Whereas in awarding the distinction in this category, the CDENE noted that Bijoux Pierrette d'Entremont has gained a reputation for outstanding designs, quality of materials and attention to detail;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Pierrette d'Entremont on receiving this distinction and encourage her to continue to foster the entrepreneurial spirit which has brought success to her.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Agriculture.

RESOLUTION NO. 599

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

Whereas the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame celebrates individuals from each of the four Atlantic Provinces nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to the agriculture industry; and

Whereas on October 26th, Mr. Jack Johnson of Lower Truro was named Nova Scotia's inductee into the Hall of Fame for 2006; and

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Whereas Jack Johnson worked for more than 20 years with the Department of Agriculture and Marketing, was a CBC radio and television farm commentator and was involved in changes to the milk quota program as chairman of the Nova Scotia Diary Commission;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize the commitment Mr. Jack Johnson has given to Nova Scotia's agricultural industry and congratulate him for his well-deserved induction into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister responsible for Military Relations.

RESOLUTION NO. 600

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

Whereas Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, announced on October 27, 2006, the awarding of 24 Mentions in Dispatches and 27 Meritorious Service Decorations in the military division; and

Whereas Colonel Stephen Joseph P. Bowes of Halifax will be awarded with a Meritorious Service Decoration in the military division; and

Whereas Colonel Stephen Joseph P. Bowes will be invited to receive his decoration from the Governor General at a later date;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House support our Canadian Armed Forces personnel in all of their endeavours, and congratulate Colonel Stephen

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Joseph P. Bowes on his well-deserved honours as a shining example of hard work and fortitude exemplified by the Canadian Forces and the Nova Scotians who serve our nation.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

Bill No. 78 - Entitled an Act to Amend Chapter 9 of the Acts of 2001. The Order of Nova Scotia Act. (Mr. Wayne Gaudet)

Bill No. 79 - Entitled an Act to Re-establish the Nova Scotia Arts Council. (Mr. Stephen McNeil)

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

The honourable member for Annapolis on an introduction.

MR. STEPHEN MCNEIL: Mr. Speaker, I'd like to draw the attention of the House to the west gallery where we have with us today Erin Garner. Erin is a first-year student at Saint Mary's University. She's also the reigning Princess Annapolis Royal. Erin is the former President of the Students' Council at AWAC and her parents moved to Annapolis Royal six or seven years ago, and have been one of the leading people in the rebirth of Cornwallis Park with their company. So Erin is here today to see the proceedings of the House and, hopefully, may be here in future years as a Page. So I would ask everyone in the House to take the opportunity to give her a warm welcome. (Applause)

NOTICES OF MOTION

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Premier.

RESOLUTION NO. 601

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HON. RODNEY MACDONALD (The Premier): Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas Creignish's own Nick MacNeil became one of the first rookies to be signed to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles this season; and

Whereas Nick, son of Peggy and Sandy MacNeil, made the cut following this year's training camp to become a third-line centre; and

Whereas in just a short time he has shown why he made the cut, leading the Screaming Eagles in winning face-off percentage;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the Inverness County native for making the team, and wish Nick well as he balances a very busy schedule of school studies, practices, games and road trips to succeed in the tough road to professional hockey.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Leader of the Opposition.

RESOLUTION NO. 602

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

Whereas at the start of 2006, a 10 cent deposit was levied on meal replacement containers, rice drinks and other beverages that are consumed for health purposes, a concern raised by the NDP, among others; and

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Whereas seniors and the gravely ill, who can no longer eat solid food, carried the heaviest burden from this new levy, which broke from the previous practice of exemption nutritional supplements and other beverages consumed for health purposes; and

Whereas this week, the Resource Recovery Fund Board reversed its decision and took the new deposit off meal supplements and rice drinks that are consumed for health purposes;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly welcomes the decision of the Resource Recovery Fund Board to again exempt liquid meal supplements, liquid meal replacements, rice drinks and other beverages from the 10 cent container deposit.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Halifax Clayton Park.

RESOLUTION NO. 603

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

Whereas this November Pizza Land in Park West Mall is celebrating its 15th anniversary; and

Whereas the owner and operator, Nadim Ayoub, provides his customers with a quality place to dine, as well as the convenience of takeout and delivery; and

Whereas Pizza Land has become known in the community for its friendly staff, excellent food and great value;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House congratulate Nadim Ayoub and the staff of Pizza Land for 15 years of quality service in Clayton Park and wish him many years of continued success.

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Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Victoria-The Lakes.

RESOLUTION NO. 604

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

Whereas the government believes strongly and has invested heavily in community computer access programs; and

Whereas all government members of caucus are vigorously fighting to ensure that federal dollars remain for CAP programs here in Nova Scotia, past March 2007; and

Whereas the government is diligently working toward ensuring long-term CAP funding for Nova Scotians;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly work together as a team to ensure long-term CAP funding.

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 Pictou West.

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RESOLUTION NO. 605

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

Whereas on October 3, 2006, Colonel Ian Fraser of Toney River, Pictou County, was one of five Nova Scotians invested into the prestigious Order of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Ian Fraser led an exemplary career with the Canadian Military before retiring in 1983, and has since formed a successful consulting business specializing in planning advice and crisis management; and

Whereas Ian is best known as the producer and director of the world's largest indoor show, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, since its inception in 1979;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate Colonel Ian Fraser on being invested into the Order of Nova Scotia and wish him continued success.

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 Digby-Annapolis.

RESOLUTION NO. 606

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

Whereas Mothers Against Drunk Driving is a non-profit, grassroots organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving; and

Whereas MADD Canada has 85 chapters with approximately 7,500 volunteers across Canada; and

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Whereas MADD Canada's aim is to offer support services to victims, heighten awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, and to save lives and prevent injuries on our roads;

Therefore be it resolved that members of the House of Assembly recognize the volunteers who work at the 11 MADD chapters in Nova Scotia who make a difference in our communities.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Pictou Centre.

RESOLUTION NO. 607

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

Whereas residents of and visitors to New Glasgow can now enjoy a new garden on the grounds of the Carmichael Stewart House and Museum filled with plants typical of the property's heyday, nearly 200 years ago; and

Whereas museum board member Frank Calder, and Lunenburg County's Bayport Plant Farm owner Dick Steele, organized and arranged for over 100 historically accurate plants to beautify the grounds of the once neglected property; and

Whereas Mr. Steele generously donated the plants and arranged for a small memorial stone in the garden to honour his son's memory, the late New Glasgow accountant, Richard (Dick) Steele;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House send their thanks and applause to Mr. Calder and Mr. Steele for their efforts in maintaining and reviving the heritage and beauty that exists in historic New Glasgow.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Cape Breton Nova.

RESOLUTION NO. 608

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

Whereas on Sunday, July 30, 2006, a gathering of 60 people assembled on the Sydney waterfront to honour those soldiers who fought in the Korean War; and

Whereas 12 Cape Breton soldiers were killed in this conflict; and

Whereas more than 100 of the 516 Canadian fatalities, during this three-year conflict from 1950 to 1953, were Nova Scotians;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly acknowledge those soldiers who fought in what has been known as the forgotten war, and at the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

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 Timberlea-Prospect.

RESOLUTION NO. 609

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

Whereas Blackburn Transport captured the Eastern Canadian Intermediate A Fastball Championship this season; and

Whereas the team was led in the tournament in the championship game by MVP Jeff Norris, and top pitcher Patrick Slaunwhite; and

Whereas this championship highlights a very successful season for this dedicated group of players;

Therefore be it resolved that the House of Assembly congratulate the players, coaches and fans of Blackburn Transport on their Eastern Canadian Intermediate A Championship.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Education.

RESOLUTION NO. 610

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

Whereas Illyria Louise Taylor has been a lifelong resident of Bass River; and

Whereas she was an active and hard-working member of that community; and

Whereas she is celebrating her 100th birthday on November 24, 2006;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Illyria Louise Taylor for reaching this important milestone in her life.

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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 Pictou East.

RESOLUTION NO. 611

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

Whereas Lois Ward recently retired as postmistress of the Hopewell Post Office after 37 years of service, during which she was considered to be the lifeline of Hopewell and surrounding communities; and

Whereas Lois Ward did not have one sick day the entire time she was employed by Canada Post; and

Whereas Lois Ward's dedication and work ethics are truly outstanding;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly commend and congratulate Lois Ward of Hopewell for her dedication in keeping the Hopewell Post Office a centre of activity in the community.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

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The honourable Minister of Immigration.

RESOLUTION NO. 612

HON. CAROLYN BOLIVAR-GETSON: Mr. Speaker, I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas 4-H Clubs focus on fun and learning new skills; and

Whereas the Hill "N" Dale 4-H Club of Lunenburg County creates opportunities for its members to present demonstrations and build a positive self-image; and

Whereas the Hill "N" Dale 4-H Club just celebrated 45 years of dedication by their leaders, members and parents;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of the House congratulate the Hill "N" Dale 4-H Club of Lunenburg County on its many years of dedication to the youth of Lunenburg County.

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Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Finance.

RESOLUTION NO. 613

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

Whereas Curtis Hirtle of West Northfield, Lunenburg County, knows the importance of donating blood, and has been a blood donor for many years and has also been on the bone marrow donor registry for six years; and

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Whereas in January of this year, Mr. Hirtle was contacted as a match for a cancer patient who required stem cells and in April underwent the surgery to harvest his bone marrow for donation; and

Whereas on October 23rd, at a ceremony in Ottawa, Mr. Hirtle was only one of two Canadians to be honoured by the Canadian Blood Services for his bone marrow donation;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of the House of Assembly thank Curtis Hirtle for the tremendous contribution he has made to save a life, and congratulate Mr. Hirtle on being honoured by the Canadian Blood Services for his donation.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Agriculture.

RESOLUTION NO. 614

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

Whereas the Stewiacke chapter of the Red Hat Society hosted a weekend getaway for approximately 400 women last weekend; and

Whereas the Red Hat Society began in 1998 and now has chapters in more than 30 countries, with Nova Scotia being home to more than 150 chapters, and it believes women should greet middle age with humour, that silliness is great comedic relief, while also sharing a bond of affection forged by common life experience and a genuine enthusiasm for wherever life takes them; and

Whereas the weekend event organized by the Stewiacke chapter hosted in the vicinity of 425 women from as far away as West Virginia, U.S.A.;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of the House of Assembly applaud the Stewiacke chapter of the Red Hat Society for enjoying and organizing a great time while sharing the pleasures of life.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage.

RESOLUTION NO. 615

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

Whereas the Bedford Lions Club celebrated its 60th year of serving the community of Bedford; and

Whereas as a member of Lions Clubs International, the world's largest volunteer service organization, the Bedford Lions have been instrumental in the building of many landmark establishments in Bedford such as the Lions Playground and Pool, the Sandy Lake Park, the LeBrun Centre which houses an ice rink, as well as the Lions Den which is used for various community meetings and gatherings; and

Whereas the Bedford Lions have selflessly served Bedford and continue into their 61st year with no sign of slowing down in their commitments to the community;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend our sincere appreciation to members of the Bedford Lions Club for their outstanding service to the community of Bedford, and wish them continued success in the future.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

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It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

RESOLUTION NO. 616

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

Whereas for decades the X-Project brought over 3,500 St. F.X. students to the communities of Sunnyville, Lincolnville and Upper Big Tracadie, in Guysborough County, providing small-group educational assistance, mentoring, workshops and recreational programs; and

Whereas Dr. Joan Dillon of Antigonish is the co-founder of the X-Project; and

Whereas Dr. Joan Dillon was a St. F.X. honorary degree recipient this year;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Dr. Joan Dillon on being named to the Order of Nova Scotia this year for her outstanding contributions to the enrichment of the province, and I would personally like to thank Dr. Dillon for her generous contribution for the betterment of the residents of Guysborough-Sheet Harbour.

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.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

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MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, a bill that was supposed to be ready for printing today is not quite ready. I was wondering if the House could stand in recess for 10 minutes while we wait for that bill to come to the House.

MR. SPEAKER: The request is that we recess for 10 minutes.

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

We stand in recess for 10 minutes.

[9:35 a.m. The House recessed.]

[9:43 a.m. The House reconvened.]

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Would you please call the order of business, Public Bills for Second Reading.

PUBLIC BILLS FOR SECOND READING

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, I would like to call Bill No. 75, An Act to Amend Chapter 418 of the Revised Statutes of 1989, the Securities Act.

Bill No. 75 - Securities Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Finance.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to rise today to move second reading of this bill, which is, quite literally, for the benefit of members, hot off the press. Certainly there are some fresh ideas in this legislation and it feels that way.

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Mr. Speaker, on a serious note, securities legislation is an important part of our legislative scheme, particularly the part that protects our consumers. This bill is all about creating a better system not only in Nova Scotia but, indeed, part of creating a better system in this country on securities.

Now first, of course, Mr. Speaker, the bill provides something which hitherto has not existed in Nova Scotia and that is a forum at the Securities Commission for small investors who will now be able to file a claim through the Securities Commission. If there is wrongdoing found, then they will be able to be compensated for up to $100,000 through the Securities Commission process.

As one member of the press asked me to explain it, Mr. Speaker, I said it is like small claims court for securities. It is an opportunity whereby someone can come in, doesn't need to use the court system, and can receive redress. It is modeled on legislation in the Province of Manitoba and my understanding is that there have been a number of claims filed in Manitoba as a result of this legislation and it is, in its heart of hearts, consumer protection legislation, particularly for small investors.

There are also changes to the securities legislation that bring us in line with a number of other provinces, Mr. Speaker, as far as the ability to seek compensation again for wrongdoing in secondary trades. I think this is a very important piece of legislation because it is all aimed at protecting Nova Scotians.

Now also, Mr. Speaker, and this is a subject I wanted to speak on for a few moments, it is also an act creating the passport or helping to create part of the passport system among Canadian provinces so that securities can be registered in a home province and then become effective through the regulatory process, in a number of provinces. This is to streamline the process to reduce costs to securities issuers and to generally make the process more efficient for those who issue securities.

Now, Mr. Speaker, our province is one of the provinces that would be prepared to support a national securities regulator, as opposed to a passport system, because as the members would be aware, the Province of Ontario has not opted into the passport system and there are obviously a very large source of issues of security and, therefore, to the extent that Nova Scotian or other provincial companies wish to register their securities in Ontario, they still need to duplicate that experience in Ontario. We believe a single national securities regulator is something that is certainly well worth considering very seriously.

Having said that, Mr. Speaker, the passport system is a good transition step to that national single securities regulator and that is why in Nova Scotia we have introduced legislation that will enable us to follow along with other Canadian provinces that are in support of the so-called passport system. Now, the question of when the legislation would become proclaimed, that is going to depend on the other provinces in

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the passport system because, as you can appreciate, a system like this that requires provincial legislation in many provinces, requires to be coordinated and that's why it's subject to proclamation. We're also increasing the number of members - at the request of the Securities Commission - on the Securities Commission, to again assist in the heightened securities regulation, which this bill would bring in.

So we're very hopeful, Mr. Speaker, that this legislation will provide protection for our investors in Nova Scotia, will provide greater national protection for investors, but also will provide a movement towards a better system of securities regulation. We've all heard of some of the difficulties that have existed in securities in other places and what we need to do in Nova Scotia is do our part to protect our investors. Clearly a single country like Canada, with capital markets - I believe there's great merit in having a single regulator in those capital markets for the protection of investors and for the easy flow of capital to all parts of this country, including Nova Scotia. With that, I would like to move second reading of the bill.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Fairview.

MR. GRAHAM STEELE: Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the minister for his remarks on second reading. It was just the other day that I was standing in my place complaining about the fact that too often in this House ministers will stand up on second reading and say how pleased they are to move second reading, then they'll sit down, and there's no explanation of the reason for the bill, the philosophy behind the bill, when second reading is the opportunity the government has to lay out for Hansard, and for all time, why it is necessary for a piece of legislation to be before the House. So I would like to thank the minister for giving that kind of explanation on second reading of this bill.

As bills go - I was joking with the minister yesterday- it's a very weighty bill and I mean by weight, Mr. Speaker, it's a very long and complex bill, probably longer and more complex than most bills that come before this House but, in essence, it accomplishes only a couple of main objectives. I had the opportunity yesterday, and I thank the minister for this as well, I had the opportunity to sit down and be briefed on this by two of the commissioners under the Securities Act, namely Mr. Nick Pittas and Mr. Les O'Brien, and I must say that they certainly stand out as being superb civil servants and all Nova Scotians are well served, particularly in the securities field, in having people the quality of Mr. Pittas and Mr. O'Brien at the Securities Commission and I thank them for their briefing.

The bill has two main objectives. The first one is to get Nova Scotia on board with the ongoing harmonization project. One of the oddities of the Canadian Constitution is that securities law is assigned to the provinces, but what that does ultimately is impede

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the flow of capital around the country because each jurisdiction has its own securities regime and over time enough differences, small and large, emerge between the jurisdictions, that really the only people who benefit are securities lawyers who are advising their clients on all the subtle and intricate differences between the different jurisdictions. It's a good thing here in the securities area that all the provinces, except for one, are moving towards harmonization and, as the minister alluded to, the worry in all this, of course, is that the one province that is not on board is Ontario, by far the largest jurisdiction when it comes to securities, the home of the Toronto Stock Exchange, the home of the Venture Exchange - by far the most important province and it is not on board with this harmonization project. But Nova Scotia is, along with every other jurisdiction in the country. That's a good thing and certainly we support that.

The other main thrust to this bill is more consumer protection - who can be opposed to that, Mr. Speaker? Certainly not us. It's a difficult area, it's a complex area. The Securities Commission here and elsewhere in Canada are constantly learning new issues, new ambiguities, new ways that people may try to skirt the consumer protection that is so necessary in this area of law, and so a substantial chunk of the bill is devoted to giving the Securities Commission more authority, more power to protect the individual investor. So, needless to say, our caucus supports that.

There are a few other odds and ends in the bill, some pure housekeeping, you might call them, others giving the Securities Commission additional powers over and above the harmonization project, over and above consumer protection, but I'm pleased to say that our caucus will support the bill on second reading.

It will be interesting to see if anybody shows up for the public hearings for this bill because I'm given to understand that in other jurisdictions, there was some fairly vociferous opposition to this kind of legislation from the Canadian Bankers Association in particular. But it will be interesting to see if the local chapter of the Investment Industry Association of Canada has anything to say in public, either for or against this bill.

But, subject to whatever we might hear at the Law Amendments Committee, certainly I can say our caucus will support passage of this bill through the House. Thank you.

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

MS. DIANA WHALEN: Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise today to speak on second reading of Bill No. 75, which is an Act to Amend the Securities Act.

Again, there is a great deal in this bill, it is long and has a lot of detail, but I think it was well explained by the briefing yesterday - also by the Finance Minister today - what the intent is. Again, we're anxious to hear if either securities lawyers or members

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of the securities industry have more to say about this at the Law Amendments Committee, when it moves to that stage.

Certainly on the surface, everything seems in order with this bill and it does provide more protection for small investors. I think that's very important, the fact that if there is any wrongdoing or misconduct, small investors will now have the opportunity to go to the Securities Commission, present their case and be heard. There is a recourse now of up to $100,000 that could be returned to that investor if, in fact, there has found to be misconduct or inappropriate behaviour. So I think that's very important because we've seen over the years cases where people have lost substantial amounts of money, and often it's their entire savings, because of something that was done wrong.

When people are only left with the option of going to court with a lawyer, it's often an extremely expensive process and daunting for the individual. We see that, not just in this case around securities but in so many instances where people have experienced some wrong and yet they are very discouraged from proceeding because of the cost of legal help and taking it through the courts. So providing this other mechanism to allow people to take their case before the commission, I think, is a very good idea and will help people.

Again, the commission itself is being increased in size so there will be more commissioners, and I had questioned that as to why we needed to expand the size of that board or commission. But the reason is very solid and that is they expect, perhaps, there will be more business for the board and therefore they will have to meet more regularly and deal with more issues.

Again, it was raised that sometimes there's a conflict of interest and some commissioners may have to not be present at certain hearings, and therefore they need extra people who are qualified and have the authority to sit on this commission. So I think that's another very important change that will actually strengthen them, particularly at this point in time when their authority is being expanded and they'll be given new responsibilities. I think that is a proper thing to do now, because if we waited and found they were understaffed in terms of the numbers of commissioners, it would be hard to respond later. So it's better to be proactive, and we appreciate that.

Again, the key thing that we see in this bill for the Liberal caucus is the protection of investors and also just providing more security for consumers. The investors are, in fact, purchasing advice and help from the securities industry and they do need protection, and it's important that we have in place those proper requirements for things like registration, reporting, perspective requirements and so on. So I think there has been strengthening of those, from what we can see in reading this Act.

At the same time, I do appreciate the need for harmonization across the country, but as was mentioned by the previous speaker, there is no question that the Ontario stock

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exchanges are the largest in the country, the Toronto Stock Exchange would account for the lion's share of investor activity in this country. So it's a little bit concerning that Ontario has a different view of how we should proceed nationally. I guess they're hoping that others will come on stream with them.

The fact that Nova Scotia had signed the provincial and territorial agreement - it was called the memorandum of understanding regarding securities regulation - the fact that we are signatories of that and had made a commitment to move forward with other provinces, Mr. Speaker, I believe is an important step that we need to follow through on. I think that in the interim, before any kind of national program is in place that moving towards this system where we're harmonized with other provinces, albeit without Ontario in the mix, is still a step in the right direction, because at least we're not leaving it in the current state that it's in, which is not as strong a regulatory environment for investors in our country to feel secure and to look at the differences between jurisdictions.

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So I see it as an interim step, and I think that perhaps the minister was looking at that as well, that at some point we will have a national securities regulator that would be a more desirable way to go.

In the interim, Mr. Speaker, certainly the intent of the bill is good, the detail seems to be in place. What I would like to see is who, if anybody, will come to the Law Amendments Committee, so we can get a little bit of feedback from the industry to see whether or not this satisfies their requirements as well, because this is certainly something that people working daily in securities would have a much better appreciation of the fine points of how this will play out.

In fact, we'll be very happy to support this bill on second reading, and look forward to it coming to the Law Amendments Committee in the near future. Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the minister it will be to close the debate.

The honourable Minister of Finance.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. First of all I would like to thank the honourable member for Halifax Fairview and the honourable member for Halifax Clayton Park for their intervention on the bill. I appreciate that they have indicated that their Parties will be supporting the bill on second reading. I also look forward to the bill moving forward to the Law Amendments Committee and believe that it's a good bill that will help protect consumers in Nova Scotia and, obviously, help those people who trade in securities nationally. With that I move second reading.

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MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for second reading of Bill No. 75.

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

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill be referred to the Committee on Law Amendments.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, I move that the House do now rise to meet on Monday at the hour of 4:00 p.m, to sit until 10:00 p.m. The order of business will be Public Bills for Second Reading, and Private and Local Bills.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for the House to now rise.

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 10:02 a.m.]

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NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3)

RESOLUTION NO. 617

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

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

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club has always been a very competitive club and has produced a number of championship teams over the years; and

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club will hold its Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, November 4, 2006, and will be recognizing Lunenburg teams that have achieved curling excellence over the years; and

Whereas the team of Jackie-Lee (Myra) Chisholm, skip; Melanie Comstock, mate; Heidi (Tanner) Turner, second; Sara Jane (Rawding) Arason, lead; and Tom Rawding, coach, will be inducted into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame as winners of the 1992 Nova Scotia Provincial Pepsi Junior Women's Championship;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly congratulate Jackie-Lee Chisholm, Melanie Comstock, Heidi Turner, Sara Jane Arason, and Tom Rawding on their induction into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame.

RESOLUTION NO. 618

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

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

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club has always been a very competitive club and has produced a number of championship teams over the years; and

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club will hold its Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, November 4, 2006, and will be recognizing Lunenburg teams that have achieved curling excellence over the years; and

Whereas the team of Sara Jane (Rawding) Arason, skip; Christina Patterson, mate; Andrea Smith, second; Lisa (Allen) Tays, lead; and Tom Rawding, coach, will be inducted into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame as winners of the 1995 Nova Scotia Provincial Pepsi Junior Women's Championship;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly congratulate Sara Jane Arason, Christina Patterson, Andrea Smith, Lisa Tays, and Tom Rawding on their induction into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame.

RESOLUTION NO. 619

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

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

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club has always been a very competitive club and has produced a number of championship teams over the years; and

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club will hold its Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, November 4, 2006, and will be recognizing Lunenburg teams that have achieved curling excellence over the years; and

Whereas the team of Gordon Mailman, director; Jamie Myra, skip; Jim Myra, mate; Russell Mossman, second; and Paul Crouse, lead, will be inducted into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame as winners of the 1992 Nova Scotia Provincial Labatt's Firefighters Curling Championship;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly congratulate Gordon Mailman, Jamie Myra, Jim Myra, Russell Mossman, and Paul Crouse on their induction into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame.

RESOLUTION NO. 620

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

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

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club has always been a very competitive club and has produced a number of championship teams over the years; and

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club will hold its Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, November 4, 2006, and will be recognizing Lunenburg teams that have achieved curling excellence over the years; and

Whereas the team of Jamie Myra, skip; Jim Myra, mate; Russell Mossman, second; and Paul Crouse, lead, will be inducted into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall

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of Fame as winners of the 1995 Nova Scotia Provincial Labatt's Firefighters Curling Championship;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly congratulate Jamie Myra, Jim Myra, Russell Mossman and Paul Crouse on their induction into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame.

RESOLUTION NO. 621

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

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

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club has always been a very competitive club and has produced a number of championship teams over the years; and

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club will hold its Hall of Fame dinner on Saturday, November 4, 2006, and will be recognizing Lunenburg teams that have achieved curling excellence over the years; and

Whereas the team of Rob Sifton, Skip; Graham Eisenhauer, Mate; Georg Ernst, Second; Kris MacLeod, Lead; and Ron Robinson, Coach, will be inducted into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame as winners of the 1996 Nova Scotia Provincial Junior Men's Championship and Maple Leaf Canadian Junior Men's Bronze Medalists;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly congratulate Rob Sifton, Graham Eisenhauer, Georg Ernst, Kris MacLeod, and Ron Robinson on their induction into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame.

RESOLUTION NO. 622

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

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

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club has always been a very competitive club and has produced a number of championship teams over the years; and

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club will hold its Hall of Fame dinner on Saturday, November 4, 2006, and will be recognizing Lunenburg teams that have achieved curling excellence over the years; and

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Whereas the team of Paul Crouse, Lead; Russell Mossman, Second; Ron Crowe, Director; Edward Crouse, Mate; and Jim Myra, Skip, will be inducted into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame as winners of the 1987 Nova Scotia Provincial Labatt's Firefighters Curling Championship;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly congratulate Paul Crouse, Russell Mossman, Ron Crowe, Edward Crouse, and Jim Myra on their induction into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame.

RESOLUTION NO. 623

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

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

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club has always been a very competitive club and has produced a number of world-class curlers over the years; and

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club will hold its Hall of Fame dinner on Saturday, November 4, 2006, and will be recognizing Lunenburg curlers who have achieved curling excellence over the years; and

Whereas Blisse Comstock, Second, will be inducted into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame as the 2003 Nova Scotia Provincial Junior Women's Champion and the second place winner of the Karcher Canadian Junior Women's;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly congratulate Blisse Comstock on her induction into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame.

RESOLUTION NO. 624

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Finance)

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

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club has always been a very competitive club and has produced a number of world- class curlers over the years; and

Whereas the Lunenburg Curling Club will hold its Hall of Fame dinner on Saturday, November 4, 2006, and will be recognizing Lunenburg curlers who have achieved curling excellence over the years; and

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Whereas Blisse Comstock, Second, and Chloe Comstock, Lead, will be inducted into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame as winners of the 2004 Nova Scotia Provincial Junior Women's Championship, the Karcher Canadian Junior Women's Championship, and the World Junior Women's Silver Medal;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly congratulate Blisse Comstock and Chloe Comstock on their induction into the Lunenburg Curling Club Hall of Fame.