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Speaker: Honourable Murray Scott

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Second Session

FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2001

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 331, Cancer Awareness Month: April - Recognize, Hon. J. Muir 821
Vote - Affirmative 822
Res. 332, Scottish Clans, Fed. Of: Tartan Day/Efforts - Recognize,
Hon. Rodney MacDonald 822
Vote - Affirmative 823
Res. 333, Nat'l. Records & Info. Mgt. Wk. (01-07/04/01) - Acknowledge:
Professionals - Recognize, Hon. Rodney MacDonald 823
Vote - Affirmative 823
Res. 334, Educ. - Volunteers (N.S.): Commitment - Recognize,
Hon. J. Purves 824
Vote - Affirmative 824
INTRODUCTION OF BILLS:
No. 21, Transportation Amendments (2001) Act, Hon. R. Russell 824
NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 335, Econ. Dev./Tourism - Prospect Rd.: Destinations - Feature,
Mr. W. Estabrooks 825
Vote - Affirmative 825
Res. 336, Tartan Day: Gaelic History - Celebrate, Mr. K. MacAskill 825
Vote - Affirmative 826
Res. 337, Sports - Hockey: Antigonish Junior A Bulldogs -
Success Wish, Hon. A. MacIsaac 826
Vote - Affirmative 827
Res. 338, Sports - Basketball: Sackville Lazers - Gold Medal Congrats.,
Mr. J. Holm 827
Vote - Affirmative 828
Res. 339, Educ. - Funding (Long-Term): Plan - Reveal, Mr. W. Gaudet 828
Res. 340, Anna. Valley Farmers Co-op - On-Line Business:
Establishment - Recognize, Mr. J. Carey 828
Vote - Affirmative 829
Res. 341, Educ. - Anti-Violence Conf.: Joseph Howe Sch. -
Participants Congrats., Ms. Maureen MacDonald 829
Vote - Affirmative 830
Res. 342, Sports - Hockey: SEDMHA Tournament -
Participants Congrats., Dr. J. Smith 830
Vote - Affirmative 831
Res. 343, Boyd, Ivan - Shoreline Journal: Volunteer of the Month -
Congrats., Mr. W. Langille 831
Vote - Affirmative 832
Res. 344, Fin. - Revenue Estimate: Min. Table/Budget Measures -
Withdraw, Mr. K. Deveaux 832
Res. 345, Environ. & Lbr. - Meadowview Prop. Owners Assoc.:
Settlement - Details, Mr. R. MacKinnon 832
Res. 346, Econ. Dev. - Nat'l. Shipbuilding & Ind. Marine Partnership
Proj.: Gov't. (Can.) - Adopt, Mr. H. Epstein 833
Vote - Affirmative 834
Res. 347, Sports - Glace Bay Sports & Commun. Volunteer Hall of Fame:^
Organizers/Recipients - Congrats., Mr. D. Wilson 834
Res. 348, Sports - Minor Hockey Tournament (24th):
Organizers/Volunteers - Congrats., Mr. D. Dexter 834
Vote - Affirmative 835
Res. 349, Vial of Life Prog. - RCMP (Ingonish Beach Det.):
Volunteers - Congrats., Mr. K. MacAskill 835
Vote - Affirmative 836
Res. 350, Tudor, Jim - Hfx. Reg. Dev. Agency: Award - Congrats.,
Mr. K. Deveaux 836
Vote - Affirmative 836
HOUSE RESOLVED INTO CWH ON SUPPLY AT 9:27 A.M. 837
HOUSE RECONVENED AT 1:27 P.M. 837
HOUSE RECESSED AT 1:28 P.M. 838
HOUSE RECONVENED AT 1:35 P.M. 838
ADJOURNMENT, House rose to meet again on Mon., Apr. 9th at 4:00 p.m. 838

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HALIFAX, FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2001

Fifty-eighth General Assembly

Second Session

9:00 A.M.

SPEAKER

Hon. Murray Scott

DEPUTY SPEAKERS

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

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

PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS

PRESENTING REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

TABLING REPORTS, REGULATIONS AND OTHER PAPERS

STATEMENTS BY MINISTERS

GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Health.

RESOLUTION NO. 331

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

Whereas daffodils are the harbingers of spring and a beautiful symbol of new hope; and

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Whereas the daffodil has also become a symbol of the war on cancer and bunches are sold by Cancer Society volunteers to support cancer research and programs; and

Whereas April has been designated as Cancer Awareness Month and thus the time of the fundraising campaign, Daffodil Days;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize April as Cancer Awareness Month and support the Cancer Society during Daffodil Days as it works to eradicate cancer.

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 and Culture.

RESOLUTION NO. 332

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

Whereas April 6th has been declared Tartan Day in honour of the many Scottish settlers who arrived in Nova Scotia and at various locations in Canada and is a day of great significance to Scots since the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320; and

Whereas people from Scotland and their descendants have played an important role in the cultural, economic and political life of the province along with people of many other backgrounds and origins; and

Whereas the Federation of Scottish Clans in Nova Scotia is working very hard to promote the recognition of this day;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House join me in congratulating the federation on its efforts and recognizing Tartan Day again this year.

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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 Tourism and Culture.

RESOLUTION NO. 333

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

Whereas April 1st to April 7th is designated National Records and Information Management Week in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas the management of records and information is increasingly critical to every industry, business and government agency; and

Whereas many individuals and organizations are involved in providing these important services, including the Halifax Chapter of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators, and Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House join me in acknowledging this week and recognizing the many professionals delivering this service.

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 Education.

RESOLUTION NO. 334

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

Whereas Nova Scotia's 27 community learning networks offer more than 100 literacy and numeracy programs that are helping 2,000 Nova Scotians learn to read and write each year; and

Whereas these networks are supported by more than 600 volunteers who perform many vital functions, from tutoring to sitting on boards of directors; and

Whereas this, the International Year of the Volunteer, the Department of Education is establishing the first annual Community Literacy Volunteer Awards to recognize the important contribution of these volunteers;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House acknowledge the commitment and dedication of Nova Scotia volunteers who help adults in their communities to improve their literacy skills and further Nova Scotia's social and economic prosperity.

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. 21 - Entitled an Act to Amend the Law Respecting Motor Vehicles, Public Highways and Railways. (Hon. Ronald Russell)

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

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NOTICES OF MOTION

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

RESOLUTION NO. 335

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

Whereas tourist publications continue to promote Peggys Cove as a popular tourist destination in our province; and

Whereas tourism must remain an important source of income for all areas of the province; and

Whereas the unique coastal communities along the coast from Terence Bay, Lower Prospect, Sandy Cove, Prospect Village, McGraths Cove, Bayside, Shad Bay, Blind Bay to East and West Dover also deserve promotion;

Therefore be it resolved that the Minister of Economic Development and the Minister of Tourism and Culture instruct their staff to feature other destinations along the Prospect Road on the way to Peggys Cove.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Victoria.

RESOLUTION NO. 336

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

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Whereas the Federation of Scottish Clans in Nova Scotia, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Culture is celebrating Tartan Day today; and

Whereas Nova Scotia, both in its name and history, has a long and proud connection with the Gaelic culture; and

Whereas the preservation of important minority cultures depends on celebrations like this;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of the House join with me, with or without kilt, in celebrating Nova Scotia's proud Gaelic history this Tartan Day.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

RESOLUTION NO. 337

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

Whereas the Antigonish Junior A Bulldogs and the Halifax Oland Exports' hockey rivalry thrills hockey fans in both communities; and

Whereas this season's provincial championship series was decided in double overtime of game seven, and Danny White, a product of the Antigonish Minor Hockey Association, scored the winning goal to give the championship series to the Antigonish Junior A Bulldogs; and

Whereas both teams played their hearts out;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House extend its congratulations to both teams and wish the Antigonish Junior A Bulldogs every success as they go on to their next series against Summerside, and that we support their efforts to become Maritime Junior A hockey champions.

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. 338

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

Whereas the Sackville Lazers won the Halifax Minor Basketball League Mini-Boys B Division on February 24, 2001, at the Dalplex; and

Whereas the Sackville Lazers also won the Bedford Classic Invitational in the championship game against Fall River; and

Whereas the Sackville Lazers, in their first year of existence, competed in the provincial championships in Yarmouth last weekend and were undefeated on their way to victory;

Therefore be it resolved that this House congratulate Sackville Lazer player Todd Williams for winning MVP of the tournament and his team for placing first and winning the gold medal.

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 Leader of the Liberal Party.

[9:15 a.m.]

RESOLUTION NO. 339

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

Whereas this government promised to put a long-term funding program in place for Education on Page 25 of the Tory blue book; and

Whereas the school boards have said they need an additional $35 million to maintain the status quo; and

Whereas the Department of Education received over $13 million in this budget even though it does not have a long-term funding plan;

Therefore be it resolved that the Department of Education reveal its long-term funding plan so Nova Scotians will know that this money is being allocated responsibly.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

I hear several Noes.

The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Kings West.

RESOLUTION NO. 340

MR. JON CAREY: 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 Nova Scotia is a world leader in the development and implementation of information technology and electronic commerce; and

Whereas Blomidon Farms, Cosman and Whidden Honey, Delhaven Free Range Poultry Farm, Johnston's Cranberry Marsh, Kings Produce, Longspell Point Farm, Noggins Corner Farm, Valley Mushroom Company, and Webster Farms, which collectively formed the Annapolis Valley Farmers Co-op, launched an innovative on-line farmers markets last December; and

Whereas the Annapolis Valley Farmers Co-op's on-line service is the first of its kind in North America, delivering high-quality produce such as fruits, vegetables, free range turkeys, breads and pastries, using a highly personalized and friendly service via cutting-edge technology;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House proudly recognize the innovation, hard work and entrepreneurship of the Annapolis Valley Farmers Co-op which has resulted in the establishment and expansion of their on-line farm-fresh produce business.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Halifax Needham.

RESOLUTION NO. 341

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

Whereas the Joseph Howe School community held an Anti-Violence Workshop on Wednesday, April 4th; and

Whereas this conference was funded through the Nova Scotia Teachers Union Sheonoroil (Gaelic for peace and harmony) Foundation Grant; and

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Whereas a richly talented group of artists, educators and professionals gave freely of their time as workshop leaders;

Therefore be it resolved that this House congratulate Joseph Howe School's peer mediators, students, teaching staff, principal and everyone who made this event so successful.

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 Dartmouth East.

RESOLUTION NO. 342

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

Whereas this weekend, metro will once again play host to the 24th Annual SEDMHA International Tournament; and

Whereas 220 teams representing 16 different division from Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and the Czech Republic will be taking to the ice; and

Whereas organizers and countless volunteers have worked extremely hard over the last year to ensure that the tournament will be a memorable experience for local players and visiting teams alike;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House of Assembly extend our congratulations and best wishes to the players, coaches, parents and volunteers for the successful and fun-filled 24th Annual SEDMHA International Hockey Tournament.

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 Colchester North.

RESOLUTION NO. 343

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

Whereas The Shoreline Journal recently chose its first volunteer of the month to recognize those in its reading area that give of themselves without expecting anything in return; and

Whereas the first Shoreline Journal volunteer of the month is Ivan Boyd of Portaupique; and

Whereas among Mr. Boyd's volunteer efforts are his canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Fund and the Cancer Society, his work as Treasurer of the Portaupique United Church, his membership at the Bass River Volunteer Fire Department, and his work for the West Colchester Community Development Association and the Debert Military Museum;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House congratulate Ivan Boyd on being honoured as The Shoreline Journal's volunteer of the month and recognize his selfless dedication to his 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.

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The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage.

RESOLUTION NO. 344

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

Whereas the recent budget underestimated revenue by at least $100 million, including the estimated $20 million in revenue from higher tobacco taxes; and

Whereas the underestimated revenue has been used to justify more broken promises and mean-spirited measures by this government; and

Whereas these include the $50 fine for patients waiting for long-term care beds, cancellation of the children's allowance, paltry relief on home heating fuel, and a host of new taxes for the farm community;

Therefore be it resolved that this House urge the Finance Minister to table an honest estimate of revenue and withdraw the most offensive and unfair measures in his latest budget.

MR. SPEAKER: The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Cape Breton West.

RESOLUTION NO. 345

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

Whereas the Minister of Environment and Labour advised all members of the House of Assembly that financial details of an agreement between the Province of Nova Scotia and Meadowview Property Owners Society were subject to a confidentiality clause; and

Whereas in an effort to distance himself from this unsavoury and politically motivated deal the Minister of Environment and Labour released financial details, breaching this confidentiality clause without the knowledge or consent of residents of the Meadowview Property Owners Society; and

Whereas such an action is reflective of how this minister can be trusted on confidential matters;

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Therefore be it resolved that the Minister of Environment and Labour either table the entire agreement by the consent of both parties to this agreement or apologize to the people of Nova Scotia for his demonstrated lack of trust, as per his oath of office.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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 Chebucto.

RESOLUTION NO. 346

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

Whereas yesterday the four industry-labour co-chairs of the National Shipbuilding and Industrial Marine Partnership Project released their report containing more than 30 recommendations to revitalize Canada's shipbuilding industry; and

Whereas the report calls upon the industry to present a comprehensive plan to federal and provincial governments on the role governments can play in optimizing economic benefits to the shipbuilding industry; and

Whereas the report prescribes a means to maximize employment in the ailing industry which is of such vital importance to the Nova Scotia economy;

Therefore be it resolved that this House call upon the federal government to adopt and act upon the recommendations in this report.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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 Cape Breton East.

RESOLUTION NO. 347

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

Whereas the Glace Bay Sports and Community Volunteer Hall of Fame banquet will be held April 14, 2001, at the Bayplex; and

Whereas this event is the second annual, and honours citizens for outstanding contributions to the community and sports in the area; and

Whereas this celebration will honour Mr. Art Petite and the late Margie O'Neil;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the organizers of the Hall of Fame, the latest recipients and their families.

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 Dartmouth-Cole Harbour.

RESOLUTION NO. 348

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

Whereas this weekend the 24th annual Minor Hockey Tournament gets underway hosted by Dartmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Association; and

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Whereas the tournament is played at locations throughout metro and involves hundreds of teams from across the country, the U.S. and, this year, one from the Czech Republic; and

Whereas the organizers, coaches and thousands of volunteers are providing an excellent opportunity for outstanding competition for these young hockey players;

Therefore be it resolved that this House congratulate the organizers and thousands of volunteers for staging this outstanding tournament, one of the largest in Canada, and welcomes and wishes success to all the teams in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Victoria.

RESOLUTION NO. 349

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

Whereas the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ingonish Detachment, in partnership with volunteers in the community, are working towards adopting the Vial of Life program; and

Whereas this program will enable emergency personnel to quickly access vital information on members of a household during a medical emergency; and

Whereas this program is an excellent example of a valuable partnership that will work towards the safety and protection of residents, in particular seniors;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of the House of Assembly congratulate and thank Constable George of the Ingonish Beach RCMP Detachment and the many volunteers who have and will continue to work on making this worthwhile program a 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 Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage.

RESOLUTION NO. 350

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

Whereas the Halifax Regional Development Agency annually recognizes volunteers who have shown a commitment to their communities and community economic development; and

Whereas the HRDA annual volunteer recognition awards were held on February 28, 2001; and

Whereas Jim Tudor of the Cole Harbour Parks and Trails Association received the Volunteer Commitment Award for his hard work on behalf of the association;

Therefore be it resolved that this House congratulate Jim Tudor on receiving the HRDA Volunteer Commitment Award.

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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ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

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

GOVERNMENT MOTIONS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: 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.

[9:27 a.m. The House resolved itself into a CWH on Supply with Acting Deputy Speaker Mr. William Dooks in the Chair.]

[1:27 p.m. CWH on Supply rose and the House reconvened. Mr. Speaker, Hon. Murray Scott, resumed the Chair.]

MR. SPEAKER: The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole House on 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. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, I move that the House do recess for approximately eight minutes, at which time we will adjourn.

MR. SPEAKER: Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

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[1:28 p.m. The House recessed.]

[1:35 p.m. The House reconvened.]

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, I move the House do now rise to meet again on Monday at 4:00 p.m. The House will sit until 10:00 p.m. The order of business following the daily routine will be estimates and time permitting, following estimates, we will proceed into second reading of the Financial Measures (2001) Act, Bill No. 11.

Mr. Speaker, I move that the House do now adjourn.

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 are adjourned until Monday at 4:00 p.m.

[The House rose at 1:36 p.m.]