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HANSARD 01/02-132

DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

Speaker: Honourable Murray Scott

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Second Session

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2002

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
PRESENTING AND READING PETITIONS:
Transport. & Pub. Wks.: Stoney Creek Dr. Extension (Mineville) -
Pave, Mr. D. Hendsbee 12174
Transport. & Pub. Wks.: Beth Court (Mineville) - Pave,
Mr. D. Hendsbee 12175
PRESENTING REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:
Anl. Rept. of the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board, Hon. E. Fage 12175
STATEMENTS BY MINISTERS:
Health - Romanow Commission Report, Hon. J. Muir 12175
ORAL QUESTIONS PUT BY MEMBERS:
No. 1381, Health - Romanow Report: Initiatives - Access Ensure,
Mr. D. Dexter 12180
No. 1382, Fin. - Funding [Gov't. (Can.)]: Reduction - Effects,
Mr. D. Downe 12181
No. 1383, Health - Romanow Report Funding: Long-Term Care Policy -
Scrap, Mr. D. Dexter 12183
No. 1384, Health - Romanow Report Funding: Surgery - Usage Ensure,
Dr. J. Smith 12184
No. 1385, Health - Romanow Report Funding: Seniors' Health Care -
Commit, Mr. D. Dexter 12186
No. 1386, Educ. - Univ. Funding: Tax Cuts - Correlation, Mr. D. Wilson 12187
No. 1387, Health - Home Care Plan: Seniors' Income Cut-Off -
Freeze Explain, Mr. F. Corbett 12189
No. 1388, Commun. Serv. - Housing: Seniors - Allotment Details,
Mr. W. Gaudet 12190
No. 1389, Health - MRI Clinic (Hfx.): Funding - Details,
Ms. Maureen MacDonald 12191
No. 1390, Health: In-Home Support Prog. - Status, Mr. M. Samson 12192
No. 1391, Commun. Serv. - Avalon Ctr.: Prog. Review -
Min. Knowledge, Ms. Maureen MacDonald 12194
No. 1392, Health - System Funding: Exclusive Usage - Ensure,
Mr. D. Downe 12195
No. 1393, Gov't. (N.S.) - Individual Issues: Discussion Policy -
Details, Mr. W. Estabrooks 12197
No. 1394, Transport. & Pub. Wks. - Bridge Repair (Glace Bay):
Tender - Fairness Confirm, Mr. B. Boudreau 12198
GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 5039, Hogg, Bill - Service: Gratitude - Extend, Hon. N. LeBlanc 12199
Vote - Affirmative 12200
Res. 5040, Leg. Assembly: Staff - Thank, Hon. R. Russell 12200
Vote - Affirmative 12200
Res. 5041, Agric. & Fish. - Health/CFIA: MOU - Applaud,
Hon. E. Fage 12201
Vote - Affirmative 12201
Res. 5042, ECMAs (11/13-11/16/02): Participants - Congrats.,
Hon. Rodney MacDonald 12201
Vote - Affirmative 12202
Res. 5043, Nat. Res.: Christmas Tree Ind. - Support, Hon. M. Baker 12202
Vote - Affirmative 12203
NOTICES OF MOTION:
Res. 5044, Int'l. Day of Disabled Persons (12/03/02) - Recognize,
Ms. Maureen MacDonald 12203
Vote - Affirmative 12204
Res. 5045, Tanner, George: Best Regards - Extend, Mr. B. Boudreau 12204
Vote - Affirmative 12205
Res. 5046, Prov. Exhibition Assoc.: Benefits - Recognize,
Mr. B. Taylor 12205
Vote - Affirmative 12205
Res. 5047, NDP - Nursing Home Assess.: Campaign -
Nova Scotians Thank, Mr. D. Dexter 12206
Res. 5048, Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania/
Bulgaria - NATO: Joining - Commend, Mr. P. MacEwan 12206
Vote - Affirmative 12207
Res. 5049, Gough, Joyce/Williams, Freda - E. Preston Children:
Service - Congrats., Mr. D. Hendsbee 12207
Vote - Affirmative 12208
Res. 5050, Hannaford, Ronald: Enfield-Elmsdale Lions Medal -
Congrats., Mr. J. MacDonell 12208
Vote - Affirmative 12209
Res. 5051, Remembrance Day - Statutory Holiday:
Veterans Affs. Comm. - Consultation Implement, Mr. D. Downe 12209
Res. 5052, American Coast Guard - Mol Ingenuity: Obsession -
Rescue Thank, Mr. J. Chataway 12209
Vote - Affirmative 12210
Res. 5053, Dauphinee, June: Chris Campbell Award - Congrats.,
Mr. W. Estabrooks 12210
Vote - Affirmative 12211
Res. 5054, MacDonald, James G.: Golden Jubilee Medal - Congrats.,
Mr. R. MacKinnon 12211
Vote - Affirmative 12212
Res. 5055, Gov't. (Can.): Gun Registry - Scrap, Mr. B. Taylor 12212
Res. 5056, Spryfield - Santa Claus Parade: Organizers - Congrats.,
Mr. Robert Chisholm 12213
Vote - Affirmative 12213
Res. 5057, Doucet, Bernice: Golden Jubilee Medal - Congrats,
Mr. W. Gaudet 12214
Vote - Affirmative 12214
Res. 5058, Feener, Mary: TIANS Pineapple Award - Congrats.,
Hon. M. Baker 12214
Vote - Affirmative 12215
Res. 5059, Albanian Flag Day - Albanian-Can. Assoc. (N.S.)/Pres.:
Efforts - Recognize, Mr. K. Deveaux 12215
Vote - Affirmative 12216
Res. 5060, Golden Jubilee Medal: Recipients - Congrats.,
Dr. J. Smith 12216
Vote - Affirmative 12217
Res. 5061, Cloutier, Dr. Louse: Dr. of the Yr. - Congrats., Hon. T. Olive 12217
Vote - Affirmative 12217
Res. 5062, KOC (Pope John XXIII Coun.): Awards - Congrats.,
Mr. K. Deveaux 12218
Vote - Affirmative 12218
Res. 5063, RCL Louisbourg - Veterans Mem. Pk.: Const. - Congrats.,
Mr. R. MacKinnon 12218
Vote - Affirmative 12219
Res. 5064, William King Elem. Sch. - Playground: Hfx. Kinsmen/
Herring Cove Commun. - Congrats., Mr. Robert Chisholm 12219
Vote - Affirmative 12220
Res. 5065, Northside Hosp. Fdn. - Lights for Health: Fundraising -
Congrats., Mr. B. Boudreau 12220
Vote - Affirmative 12221
Res. 5066, Lighthouse Publishing: Awards - Congrats., Hon. M. Baker 12221
Vote - Affirmative 12221
Res. 5067, Boudreau, Monette: Info. Econ. Init. Award - Congrats.,
Mr. W. Gaudet 12222
Vote - Affirmative 12223
HOUSE RESOLVED INTO CWH ON BILLS AT 2:02 P.M. 12223
HOUSE RECONVENED AT 2:03 P.M. 12223
CWH REPORTS 12223
PUBLIC BILLS FOR THIRD READING:
No. 142, House of Assembly Act/Elections Act 12224
Hon. R. Russell 12224
Mr. H. Epstein 12224
Mr. D. Downe 12226
Mr. W. Estabrooks 12227
Mr. B. Boudreau 12228
Mr. Manning MacDonald 12231
Mr. D. Wilson 12233
Mr. P. MacEwan 12234
Hon. R. Russell 12239
Vote - Affirmative 12241
No. 144, Justice Administration Amendment (Fall 2002) Act 12241
Hon. M. Baker 12241
Mr. K. Deveaux 12241
Mr. M. Samson 12243
Hon. R. Russell 12244
Vote - Affirmative 12244
No. 152, Université-Sainte-Anne-Collège de l'Acadie Act 12244
Hon. J. Purves 12245
Mr. W. Estabrooks 12245
Mr. W. Gaudet 12245
Hon. J. Purves 12246
Vote - Affirmative 12246
No. 155, Workers' Compensation Act 12246
Hon. D. Morse 12246
Mr. F. Corbett 12246
Mr. P. MacEwan 12247
Hon. D. Morse 12251
Vote - Affirmative 12253
No. 160, Public Trustee Act 12253
No. 83, Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission Act 12253
No. 154, House of Assembly Act 12254
No. 158, Elections Act 12254
PRIVATE AND LOCAL BILLS FOR THIRD READING:
No. 149, Taker Estate Subdivision Act 12254
Mr. D. Hendsbee 12255
Mr. H. Epstein 12255
Mr. D. Hendsbee 12256
Vote - Affirmative 12256
No. 162, The Anglican Church Act 12257
ARRIVAL OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 12257
BILLS GIVEN ROYAL ASSENT:
Nos. 83, 142, 143, 144, 146, 147, 148 12258
Nos. 149, 152, 154, 155, 158, 160, 162 12258
ADJOURNMENT, House rose to meet again at the call of the Speaker 12259
NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3):
Res. 5068, Radio Shack - Seashore Electronics: Anniv. (10th) -
Congrats., Mr. W. Gaudet 12260
Res. 5069, Finlay, Ross: Commun. Serv. - Commend, Mr. W. Dooks 12260
Res. 5070, Kennedy, Norma: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. W. Dooks 12261
Res. 5071, Smiley, Judy: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. W. Dooks 12261
Res. 5072, Russell, Alma: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Ms. M. McGrath 12262
Res. 5073, Jess, Cameron Royce: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. M. Parent 12262
Res. 5074, Clarke, Gordon: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Ms. M. McGrath 12263
Res. 5075, Clarke, Marion: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Ms. M. McGrath 12263
Res. 5076, Athanasiou, Dimitri G.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Ms. M. McGrath 12264
Res. 5077, Beazley, Frank: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. T. Olive 12264
Res. 5078, Cairns, Chris: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Ms. M. McGrath 12265
Res. 5079, Goodyear, R.J.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Ms. M. McGrath 12265
Res. 5080, Raymond, Michele Hovey: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Ms. M. McGrath 12266
Res. 5081, MacNeil, Ryan: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Ms. M. McGrath 12267
Res. 5082, Smith, Francis James: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. E. Fage 12267
Res. 5083, Janes, Robert: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. E. Fage 12268
Res. 5084, Hunter, Timothy Shawn: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. E. Fage 12268
Res. 5085, Howell, Robert: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. E. Fage 12269
Res. 5086, Elliott, Ronald: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. E. Fage 12269
Res. 5087, Rushton, Charles A.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. E. Fage 12270
Res. 5088, Zed, Robert: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12270
Res. 5089, Webb, John: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12271
Res. 5090, Sarson, Harry: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12272
Res. 5091, Roberts, Bernard A.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. T. Olive 12272
Res. 5092, Marshall, Lesley: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. T. Olive 12273
Res. 5093, MacLeod, Mary C.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. T. Olive 12273
Res. 5094, Lester, Michael: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12274
Res. 5095, Kempton, Lauren: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. T. Olive 12274
Res. 5096, Jones, Walter A.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12275
Res. 5097, Guy, Ann: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12275
Res. 5098, Godsoe, Brian: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12276
Res. 5099, Downey, Roleika: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. T. Olive 12277
Res. 5100, DesRochers, Gabriel: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. T. Olive 12277
Res. 5101, Cole, Carmen: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12278
Res. 5102, Bemister, Nicole F.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. T. Olive 12278
Res. 5103, Parker, Steve: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12279
Res. 5104, Stone, Vera: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12279
Res. 5105, Melvin, Iain: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12280
Res. 5106, Brass, Robert Arthur: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Purves 12280
Res. 5107, Burbridge, Tony: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Purves 12281
Res. 5108, Burton, John: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Purves 12282
Res. 5109, Charlebois, Carol Ann: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Purves 12282
Res. 5110, Connolly, Erin Maureen: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Purves 12283
Res. 5111, Davidson, John Eric: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Purves 12283
Res. 5112, Geraghty, Robert: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Purves 12284
Res. 5113, Gilroy, Joan Anne: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Purves 12284
Res. 5114, Gough, Adrian: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Purves 12285
Res. 5115, Hoffman, Adrian: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Purves 12285
Res. 5116, James, Pamela: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Purves 12286
Res. 5117, Jeppesen, Ronald: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Purves 12287
Res. 5118, Malone, Cassey: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Purves 12287
Res. 5119, Martell, Henry: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Purves 12288
Res. 5120, McKinnon, David Patrick: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Purves 12288
Res. 5121, O'Brien, Rebecca B.P.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Purves 12289
Res. 5122, Sparling, Mary Malcolm: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Purves 12289
Res. 5123, Thorne, Gary: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Purves 12290
Res. 5124, Black, William: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Purves 12290
Res. 5125, World AIDS Day (12/01/02): N.S. Organizers - Recognize,
Ms. Maureen MacDonald 12291
Res. 5126, McKeage, David: Citation of Merit (Can. Cancer Soc.) -
Congrats., Ms. Maureen MacDonald 12291
Res. 5127, Jones, Walter: Veterans Affairs Commendation - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12292
Res. 5128, Dartmouth: Dowtown Dev. - Support, Hon. T. Olive 12293
Res. 5129, Leyte, Valerie & Jake - Marfan's Syndrome: Awareness -
Efforts Recognize, Hon. C. Clarke 12293
Res. 5130, EDS Can./C.B. Workforce: Dedication/Contribution -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12294
Res. 5131, Kehoe, James A.: Order of N.S. - Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12294
Res. 5132, Chernin, Shirley R.: Order of N.S. - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Clarke 12295
Res. 5133, Bartlett, Dr. Cheryl: Research Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Clarke 12295
Res. 5134, Sydney Mines Heritage Soc.: Forward Thinking - Commend,
Hon. C. Clarke 12296
Res. 5135, Campbell, Andrew - Rescue (08/23/02): Bravery -
Recognize, Hon. C. Clarke 12296
Res. 5136, Sydney Ports Corp. - Cruise Ship Season: Success -
Applaud, Hon. C. Clarke 12297
Res. 5137, Cantwell, Lou - Art: Public Response - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Clarke 12297
Res. 5138, Indian Beach - Dev.: Friends of the Waterfront Comm. -
Commend, Hon. C. Clarke 12298
Res. 5139, Fishermens Mem. Hosp.: Anniv. (50th) - Congrats.,
Hon. M. Baker 12298
Res. 5140, MacLean, Hazel Evelyn: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. P. Christie 12299
Res. 5141, Kikuchi, David: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. P. Christie 12299
Res. 5142, Joseph, Fabian G.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. P. Christie 12300
Res. 5143, Horton, Lyndsey K.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. P. Christie 12300
Res. 5144, Furneaux, Karen: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. P. Christie 12301
Res. 5145, Short, Robert: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. P. Christie 12301
Res. 5146, Home Hardware (Digby) - Breast Cancer Research:
Fundraising - Congrats., Hon. G. Balser 12302
Res. 5147, Home Hardware (Digby) - Breast Cancer Research:
Fundraising - Congrats., Hon. G. Balser 12302
Res. 5148, Home Hardware (Digby) - Breast Cancer Research:
Fundraising - Congrats., Hon. G. Balser 12303
Res. 5149, Doucet, Bernice: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. G. Balser 12303
Res. 5150, Robichaud, Claredon: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. G. Balser 12304
Res. 5151, Outhouse, Woodrow: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. G. Balser 12304
Res. 5152, RCL Kings Br. 6 - Dutch Medal of Remembrance: Recipients -
Congrats., Mr. M. Parent 12305
Res. 5153, Flinn, Justice Edward: Death of - Tribute, Mr. D. Downe 12305
Res. 5154, Corkum, Kelly: Swimming Medals - Congrats.,
Mr. W. Estabrooks 12306
Res. 5155, Flinn, Justice Edward John: Death of - Tribute,
Mr. D. Dexter 12306
Res. 5156, Cherry Brook United Baptist Church: Anniv. (100th) -
Congrats., Mr. D. Hendsbee 12307
Res. 5157, E. Preston United Baptist Church: Anniv. (160th) - Congrats.,
Mr. D. Hendsbee 12308
Res. 5158, Smith, Frances Lucilla: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. D. Hendsbee 12308
Res. 5159, Drew, Ruth Yvonne: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. D. Hendsbee 12309
Res. 5160, Giles, Steve: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. D. Hendsbee 12309
Res. 5161, Broomfield, Michael A.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. W. Dooks 12310
Res. 5162, Baxter, Carson J. A.:Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. W. Dooks 12310
Res. 5163, Randall, Cyril F.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. W. Dooks 12311
Res. 5164, Cumminger, Joanne Delaney: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. J. DeWolfe 12312
Res. 5165, Woodworth, Buster: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. D. Morse 12312
Res. 5166, Robinson, Morley Everett: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. D. Morse 12313
Res. 5167, Redmond, James Edward: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. D. Morse 12313
Re. 5168, Grant, Percy Edward: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. D. Morse 12314
Res. 5169, McKay, Dave: Tourism Pineapple Award - Congrats.,
The Speaker 12314
Re. 5170, Pictou Co. 4-H - Certificates/Awards: Recipients - Congrats.,
Mr. J. DeWolfe 12315
Res. 5171, McMullin, Jean - Caribbean Cruise: Win - Congrats.,
Mr. J. DeWolfe 12315
Res. 5172, Lansdowne Pk. (Pictou Co.) - Fish: Protection Init. -
Congrats., Mr. J. DeWolfe 12316
Res. 5173, Kennedy, Cst. John - Adopt-a-Library Literacy Prog.:
Achievement - Recognize, Mr. J. DeWolfe 12317
Res. 5174, Cumminger, Joanne: YMCA Peace Medallion - Congrats.,
Mr. J. DeWolfe 12317
Res. 5175, MacDonald Arena (Thorburn) - Zamboni: Fundraisers -
Congrats., Mr. J. DeWolfe 12318
Res. 5176, Pictou Co. Help Line/United Way: Vols./Funding - Congrats.,
Mr. J. DeWolfe 12318
Res. 5177, Bald, Anna: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. M. Baker 12319
Res. 5178, Robarts, John David: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. M. Baker 12319
Res. 5179, Steele, Richard Miles: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. M. Baker 12320
Res. 5180, Clements, Frances Mills: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. M. Baker 12320
Res. 5181, Rodenhiser, Ivan E.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. M. Baker 12321
Res. 5182, Floyd, Ben L.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. M. Baker 12321
Re. 5183, Walsh, John H.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. M. Baker 12322
Res. 5184, Webber, Harvey: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Clarke 12322
Res. 5185, Watts, Earl: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Clarke 12323
Res. 5186, Walker, Raymond: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12324
Res. 5187, Vickers, Sarah J.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12324
Res. 5188, Neary, John Thomas: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12325
Res. 5189, Moraff, Mary: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Clarke 12325
Res. 5190, Minglewood, Matt: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12326
Res. 5191, MacKeigan, Virginia Edith: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12326
Res. 5192, MacKeigan, Edna: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12327
Res. 5193, MacKeigan, George David: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12327
Res. 5194, MacKay, Duncan: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12328
Res. 5195, MacDonald, Effie: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12329
Res. 5196, Langley, Eric Stewart: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12329
Res. 5197, Lamond, Evelyn: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12330
Res. 5198, Fraser, John Henry: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12330
Res. 5199, Fortune, Patrick S.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12331
Res. 5200, Fitzgerald, Michael: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12331
Res. 5201, Ells, Vince: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Clarke 12332
Res. 5202, Sears, John T.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. A. MacIsaac 12332
Res. 5203, Ells, Freda: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. C. Clarke 12333
Res. 5204, Budden, Edna Gail: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12334
Res. 5205, Robinson, Katherine: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12334
Res. 5206, MacPhee, Samuel: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12335
Res. 5207, Urquhart, Wilburt Bertram: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12335
Res. 5208, Penny, Florence Jean: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12336
Re. 5209, McDonnell, Esther: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12336
Res. 5210, Boudreau, John Harry: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. C. Clarke 12337
Res. 5211, Burns, Robert James: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. B. Barnet 12337
Res. 5212, Benson, Anthony V.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. B. Barnet 12338
Res. 5213, Margeson, Kenneth: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. B. Barnet 12339
Res. 5214, Pashkoski, Joanne: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. B. Barnet 12339
Res. 5215, Walker, Margaret Marion: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. B. Barnet 12340
Res. 5216, Walker, Bruce Eric: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. B. Barnet 12340
Res. 5217, Langille, Gerry: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. B. Barnet 12341
Res. 5218, Atwood, George Wickens: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. B. Barnet 12341
Res. 5219, Williams, Leo Thomas: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. C. O'Donnell 12342
Res. 5220, Ghent, Helen: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. C. O'Donnell 12342
Res. 5221, Hyslop, Carol Ann: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Speaker^ 12343
Res. 5222, MacGillivary, Melba: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Speaker 12344
Res. 5223, George, Eldon Thomas: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Speaker 12344
Res. 5224, Emmerson, Dean E.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Speaker 12345
Res. 5225, Wright, Dennis: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Muir 12345
Res. 5226, Syliboy, Alan: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Muir 12346
Res. 5227, Julien, Don: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Muir 12346
Res. 5228, Doyle, Meredith: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. J. Muir 12347
Res. 5229, Van de Wiel, Tracy: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. J. Chataway 12347
Res. 5230, Meister, Neil Anthony: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. J. Chataway 12348
Res. 5231, van Niewenhuizen, Marinus: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. J. Chataway 12349
Res. 5232, Annand, Albert William: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. B. Taylor 12349
Res. 5233, Wallebeck, Brian Nelson: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. B. Taylor 12350
Res. 5234, Ro, Denise: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. B. Taylor 12350
Res. 5235, Short, Robert Blakney: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. B. Taylor 12351
Res. 5236, Smith, Harry: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. B. Taylor 12351
Res. 5237, Ashley, Amy Lynn: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. B. Taylor 12352
Res. 5238, Baudoux, Everett Large: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. J. DeWolfe 12352
Res. 5239, Elliott, Robbins: Veterans Affs. Commendation - Congrats.,
Hon. D. Morse 12353
Res. 5240, Bevan, Haley - Nat'l. Swim Team: Selection - Congrats.,
Hon. D. Morse 12354
Res. 5241, Clarke, Christopher: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. K. Morash 12354
Res. 5242, Leefe, John Gordon: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. K. Morash 12355
Res. 5243, Nelson,Harry Leonard: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. K. Morash 12355
Res. 5244, Gordon, Jean Munro: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. K. Morash 12356
Res. 5245, Stafford, Robert Edward: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. K. Morash 12356
Res. 5246, Wamboldt, G. Scott: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. K. Morash 12357
Res. 5247, Westhaver, Etta: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. K. Morash 12357
Res. 5248, Bolivar, Ernie: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12358
Res. 5249, Bell, Martin Eugene: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12359
Res. 5250, Eldridge, Richard: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. J. Chataway 12359
Res. 5251, Cameron, William A.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. W. Langille 12360
Res. 5252, Boyd, Ivan D.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. W. Langille 12360
Res. 5253, Ritchie, Reginald C.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. F. Chipman 12361
Res. 5254, Mackintosh, Russell Myrie: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. F. Chipman 12361
Res. 5255, Kaulback, Donald Kingsley: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. F. Chipman 12362
Res. 5256, Casey, Joseph: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. F. Chipman 12363
Res. 5257, Armstrong, Margaret E.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. F. Chipman^ 12363
Res. 5258, Murphy, Lynn Louise: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Ms. M. McGrath 12364
Re. 5259, Oliver, Pearleen: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. D. Hendsbee 12364
Res. 5260, Porter, Henry Richard: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. K. Morash 12365
Res. 5261, Zwicker, Barbara Maracus: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. M. Baker 12365
Res. 5262, Atkinson, Robie: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. C. O'Donnell 12366
Res. 5263, Oliver, Sharon M.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12366
Res. 5264, Shaw, Dennis: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12367
Res. 5265, Phillips, Sandy: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12368
Res. 5266, McCluskey, Gloria: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12368
Res. 5267, Keating, Charles: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12369
Res. 5268, Christmas, Bernd: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12369
Res. 5269, Lorraine, Ed: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12370
Res. 5270, Paul, Lawrence: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12370
Res. 5271, Stanfield, Thomas F.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12371
Res. 5272, Bacon, Roger: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12371
Res. 5273, Theriault, Arthur F.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12372
Res. 5274, Cameron, A.M. Sandy: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12373
Res. 5275, Foley, Anita: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12373
Res. 5276, Donahoe, Terence: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12374
Res. 5277, Donahoe, Arthur: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12374
Res. 5278, Fader, Archie: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. B. Barnet 12375
Res. 5279, Gilfoy, Neville: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12375
Res. 5280, Gillis, Helen: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12376
Res. 5281, Dorrington, Francis: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12376
Res. 5282, Cox, A. William: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12377
Res. 5283, Cooper, George: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12378
Res. 5284, MacManus, Ora: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12378
Res. 5285, Cumminger, Joanne Delaney: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12379
Res. 5286, DiPersio, Joseph: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12379
Res. 5287, Cainey, Redvers: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12380
Res. 5288, MacDonald, Robert: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. Ronald Chisholm 12380
Res. 5289, Doyle, Annie M., Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. Ronald Chisholm 12381
Res. 5290, Carter, Doug: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12381
Res. 5291, Durning, George H.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12382
Res. 5292, Fraser, Eleanor M.:Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12383
Res. 5293, Levy, Ronald M.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12383
Res. 5294, MacDonald, John: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12384
Res. 5295, MacEwan, H. Russell: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12384
Res. 5296, MacKay, Leo: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12385
Res. 5297, Laffin, Michael: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12385
Res. 5298, MacDonald, Jim: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12386
Res. 5299, O'Sullivan, Michael Sean: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12386
Res. 5300, Rankin, Gary R.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12387
Res. 5301, Williston, John Miles: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12388
Res. 5302, Sutherland, Donald R.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12388
Res. 5303, Smith, Lorne W.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12389
Res. 5304, Scott, Kevin T.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., The Premier 12389
Res. 5305, Abbass, John: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
The Premier 12390
Res. 5306, Cos, William J.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. C. O'Donnell 12390
Res. 5307, Comeau, Parker: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. C. O'Donnell 12391
Res. 5308, Bower, Donald Crowell: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. C. O'Donnell 12391
Res. 5309, Holliday, Laurel: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mrs. M. Baillie 12392
Res. 5310, Tucker, Joyce: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mrs. M. Baillie 12393
Res. 5311, Spicers, George Wayne: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. J. Carey 12393
Res. 5312, Smith, Mark: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. M. Parent 12394
Res. 5313, Roberts, Mary Doreen: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. M. Parent 12394
Res. 5314, Patrick, Eric Ian: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. J. Carey 12395
Res. 5315, Illsley, Harmon Eugene: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. M. Parent 12395
Res. 5316, Grosvold, Leann M.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. J. Carey 12396
Res. 5317, Hepburn, Robert Firth: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. J. Carey 12396
Res. 5318, Elliott, Shirley: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. D. Morse 12397
Res. 5319, Currie, Harry: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Mr. M. Parent 12398
Res. 5320, Cherry, Millard Ross: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. D. Morse 12398
Res. 5321, Carter, Gordon Richard: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. J. Carey 12399
Res. 5322, MacIntyre, Burton: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. Rodney MacDonald 12399
Res. 5323, Freeman, Alice: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. Rodney MacDonald 12400
Res. 5324, Wilson, John: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. R. Russell 12400
Res. 5325, Stephens, Walter Bertram: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. R. Russell 12401
Res. 5326, MacMillan, Vivian: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. R. Russell 12401
Res. 5327, Levy, Sarah Ann: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. R. Russell 12402
Res. 5328, Hessian, Robert: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. R. Russell 12403
Res. 5329, Thompson, Ian A.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. J. Purves 12403
Res. 5330, Smith, Frances Lucilla: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. D. Hendsbee 12404
Res. 5331, Moir, Clifford: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. T. Olive 12404
Res. 5332, Hum, Debra Francis: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. M. McGrath 12405
Res. 5333, Crosby, Charles A.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. R. Hurlburt 12405
Res. 5334, Wainwright, John Hastings: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. R. Hurlburt 12406
Res. 5335, Newell, William A.D.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. R. Hurlburt 12406
Res. 5336, Surette, George Nelson: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. R. Hurlburt 12407
Res. 5337, Clark, Alexander: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award - Congrats.,
Hon. N. LeBlanc 12408
Res. 5338, Johnson, Margaret R.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. B. Taylor 12408
Res. 5339, Crowe, James Gordon: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. B. Taylor 12409
Res. 5340, Doucet, Rodolphe: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. N. LeBlanc 12409
Res. 5341, van den Hoek, Cornelia: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. W. Langille 12410
Res. 5342, Bowie, E. Veronica: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. A. MacIsaac 12410
Res. 5343, MacDonald, Sharon M.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. A. MacIsaac 12411
Res. 5344, Gotell, Chelsey: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. A. MacIsaac 12411
Res. 5345, Bain, Sandy: Tourism Pineapple Award - Congrats.,
Mr. R. Hurlburt 12412
Res. 5346, Surette, Denise: YMCA Peace Medal - Congrats.,
Mr. R. Hurlburt 12413
Res. 5347, Hefferman, Yvette/Goudey, Kelly: YMCA Peace Medal -
Congrats., Mr. R. Hurlburt 12413
Res. 5348, Ferguson, Jack/Hart, Edgar: Pictou Co. 4-H Award -
Congrats., Mrs. M. Baillie 12414
Res. 5349, MacKinnon, Greg: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. A. MacIsaac 12414
Res. 5350, Smith, Stillman S.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. A. MacIsaac 12415
Res. 5351, Smith, Madeline: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Hon. A. MacIsaac 12415
Res. 5352, Saunders, Gary: Publication - Congrats., Mr. B. Taylor 12416
Res. 5353, MacQuarrie, Angus Allan: Golden Jubilee Medal
(Posthumous) - Congrats., Hon. A. MacIsaac 12416
Res. 5354, Seamone, Shirlen L.: Golden Jubilee Medal (Posthumous) -
Congrats., The Premier 12417
Res. 5355, MacDonald, Ernest Finlay, Sr.: Golden Jubilee Medal
(Posthumous) - Congrats., The Premier 12417
Res. 5356, Dennis, William Henry: Golden Jubilee Medal
(Posthumous) - Congrats., Hon. J. Purves 12418
Res. 5357, Glassey, John G.: Golden Jubilee Medal (Posthumous) -
Congrats., Hon. J. Muir 12418
Res. 5358, Turner, Malcolm: Golden Jubilee Medal (Posthumous) -
Congrats., Mr. J. Chataway 12419
Res. 5359, McQuarrie, Carla: Accomplishments - Applaud,
Mr. W. Dooks 12420
Res. 5360, Drader-Murphy, Lisa: Entrepreneurial Success - Congrats.,
Hon. R. Russell 12420
Res. 5361, Sports - Can. Ladies Senior Fastpitch Championship:
Stellarton - Organizers Congrats., The Premier 12421
Res. 5362, Hansen, Adrienne: Efforts - Congrats., Mr. W. Langille 12421
Res. 5363, Ehler, Gerald C.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. Ronald Chisholm 12422
Res. 5364, MacKinnon, Ian A.: Queen's Golden Jubilee Award -
Congrats., Mr. Ronald Chisholm 12422
Res. 5365, Queens Reg. Mun.: Tourism Award - Congrats.,
Mr. K. Morash 12423
Res. 5366, Hanley, Pastor Perry: Springhill - Welcome, The Speaker 12423

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HALIFAX, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2002

Fifty-eighth General Assembly

Second Session

12:00 NOON

SPEAKER

Hon. Murray Scott

DEPUTY SPEAKERS

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

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, I would request the unanimous consent of the House to make the following changes in the daily routine, that following Statements by Ministers, the House move into Orders of the Day, Oral Questions Put By Members and at the conclusion of the Oral Question Period, that we move back to Government Notices of Motion, Introduction of Bills, and Notices of Motion, if that is agreeable to the House.

MR. SPEAKER: Does everyone understand the motion of the Government House Leader?

The honourable member for Dartmouth East.

DR. JAMES SMITH: Mr. Speaker, the statement by the minister has not been received, at least by our caucus, at this juncture. This is a major announcement and also I recall that the responsibility of the minister is to this House and I think we should be properly informed so we can respond to something so important.

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MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Sackville-Cobequid.

MR. JOHN HOLM: Mr. Speaker, I actually had approached the Government House Leader on this particular one. The Minister of Health will be making a statement in the House today, I understand, and then later on intends to leave to do media interviews on that topic. It was my request that we move Oral Question Period forward so that the minister would actually be able to be in the House during Oral Question Period and then to revert to the other business.

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

MR. MANNING MACDONALD: Mr. Speaker, I will agree with that as well but I think what our Health Critic was getting at was if the minister is going to make a statement today - which is normally at this time anyway - that we haven't been informed, in writing, about this particular statement. We assume the minister is, we haven't seen it yet, that's all, that's what he's talking about.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Health.

HON. JAMES MUIR: Mr. Speaker, I apologize. We had the statement ready to go over but as you know, we didn't get the details on the Romanow report until just, literally, minutes before 12 Noon, Mr. Romanow was on television. We did speak to the Chief of Staff in each of your two offices and I thought the matter had been resolved, I apologize.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Do we have the agreement of the House?

MR. SPEAKER: Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

We will begin the daily routine.

PRESENTING AND READING OF PETITIONS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Preston.

MR. DAVID HENDSBEE: Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the residents of Stoney Creek Drive Extension in Mineville, I would like to file a petition requesting the cost-sharing of paving their street. I affixed my signature to the petition.

MR. SPEAKER: The petition is tabled.

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The honourable member for Preston.

MR. DAVID HENDSBEE: Mr. Speaker, I have another petition for filing on behalf of the residents of Beth Court, in Mineville, a petition for the province and the municipality to cost-share pavement of the street. I affixed my signature to their petition.

MR. SPEAKER: The petition is tabled.

PRESENTING REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.

HON. ERNEST FAGE: Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present the Annual Report of the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board for the year ended March 31, 2001.

MR. SPEAKER: The report is tabled.

TABLING REPORTS, REGULATIONS AND OTHER PAPERS

STATEMENTS BY MINISTERS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Health.

HON. JAMES MUIR: Mr. Speaker, just an hour ago the much-awaited and eagerly anticipated report from the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada was officially released. I want to say in terms of the renewal of health care it's a good start.

I am also pleased to report - I have said in various forums during the past month that

I hoped in his report Mr. Romanow listened to Nova Scotians, and we also hope that Mr. Chretien and his colleagues listen to Mr. Romanow. Mr. Speaker, I'm pleased to say that we've fulfilled just about half of that commitment, as it appears that Mr. Romanow did listen to us when we made our presentations. (Applause)

We welcome Mr. Romanow's report and welcome what it means for the well-being of all Nova Scotians. This government's initial reaction to the report is twofold. We are very pleased to hear his call for increased federal funding to the provinces for health care, including home care and Pharmacare - it's a start. We were, however, disappointed that he did not make any recommendations for funding long-term care, which has been a particular concern to us.

Mr. Speaker, Commissioner Romanow is setting the stage for the future of our health care. His months of touring the country, speaking with and listening to Nova Scotians, has resulted in solid recommendations that will lead to a better, more accountable and sustainable

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health system, a system that supports this government's number-one priority, and that is to ensure that Nova Scotians, regardless of where they live in this province, can access quality care when they need it.

Mr. Speaker, Commissioner Romanow is also validating the path Nova Scotians have been on for the past three years. Nova Scotians are national leaders and innovators in health care, ensuring Nova Scotians get the care they need and in promoting healthy policies across government and with our health partners. Changes made to improve people's access to better care include:

[12:15 p.m.]

Mr. Speaker, it's clear to see that Nova Scotia is making many improvements in health care. We are working hard with our partners who care as much as we do that people get the best care possible. We are fortunate here in Nova Scotia to have some of the most talented and committed people in Canada working in health care. I am indeed very grateful for all of their hard work and dedication. We have come a long way. Nova Scotians are working hard, but the job isn't over yet.

Mr. Speaker, it is critical, as Commissioner Romanow has suggested, that the federal government renew a partnership - a true and real partnership - with the provinces if we are to meet people's health needs. Health is the number one priority for Canadians. It is the number one priority in Nova Scotia, and it must be the number one priority for Ottawa. We were pleased to see that Mr. Romanow recognized the need for the federal government to contribute more to fund health care in Canada.

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As I said at the beginning, it's time for the Prime Minister to hear what's being said and to make that commitment to Canadians, to Nova Scotians, in the next federal budget. Provinces need to have stability and predictability in health care funding. We are doing it here in Nova Scotia with our new rolling three-year health budgets that will help stabilize and secure health care, but we hope that the federal government will take the lead and introduce stability and predictability to funding the provinces, as has been recommended by Commissioner Romanow. We must renew a full partnership with the federal government, again as recommended by Commissioner Romanow, if we are to reduce wait times and bring to the province the health care professionals we need.

Having said that, my focus as co-chairman of the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Health Ministers will be to drive an agenda centered around health. Money will be and should be the responsibilities of the First Ministers and the Finance Ministers. I look forward to reviewing and discussing Mr. Romanow's recommendations with our health partners, including the district health authorities, health care workers, universities, patients, doctors, nurses and others to ensure that we stay on track and to discuss where the emphasis should be placed in the near and longer term and to determine how best to deliver health care. It's all about doing the right thing for Nova Scotians - ensuring that they receive quality health care when they need it and, if Mr. Romanow's recommendations are adopted and funded adequately by the federal government, we will move a considerable way along that path.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader of the Official Opposition.

MR. DARRELL DEXTER: Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin, certainly on behalf of our caucus, by congratulating Mr. Romanow and the members of the commission, the staff and all those who worked so hard to bring forward the recommendations that are made in today's statement.

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Romanow did not address long-term care because it already has been addressed everywhere else in the country outside of the Atlantic Provinces. It is clear that Mr. Romanow saw that, not as a failure of the medicare system, but of a failure of this government to properly incorporate long-term care into the publicly-funded medicare system. That's the problem.

Mr. Romanow heard from Nova Scotians and from Canadians that they like this country's medicare system. They want it kept in place and they reject the notion of private sector involvement. As Romanow has said, privatized pay as-you-go facilities have been tried and didn't work and they won't work in the future. He explained that we had a private system 40 years ago that exacerbated the inequalities and the inequities in our society and did not protect the people of this country and I say take heed, Mr. Premier.

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Canadians cherish their health care system, but they also recognize that it needs changes in order to make it as efficient and as accountable as possible. Romanow has heard us. He listened and he has delivered a plan that represents the dawning of a new day for health care in this country and in this province, a plan that is progressive in its vision and responsible in its prescription. I and my colleagues applaud this report and the dedication of the commission to improving the health care system and the health of all Canadians. Because Canadians made it clear, Romanow has made it clear to the federal government and the provinces where immediate and long-term investments must be made to ensure that all have access to proper health care no matter where they live.

$6.5 billion to the provinces by 2005-06, restoring the federal contribution to what it was in the 1970s. We must ensure that the federal government lives up to and meets the recommendations in this regard. $1.5 billion for diagnostic equipment like MRIs to stop the slow but deliberate slide toward the privatization of that area of health care. $1.5 billion to ensure health care access to rural areas. $2 billion for home care. $1 billion for catastrophic drug transfer for people who cannot afford their drug costs. All of these are commitments that will strengthen the medicare system for all Canadians.

I'm also pleased that Mr. Romanow understood one of the basic challenges that has faced the health care system and that is getting the provinces to do their part and to use the money coming from Ottawa in the way in which it was intended. That's why he has also called for a sixth article to be added to the Canada Health Act, that of accountability, to ensure that all players live up to their responsibility.

Mr. Health Minister, Roy Romanow has written the prescription. It's now up to you, your Premier and your government to fill it. The investment is on its way, it's up to you to see that the money is used to create the kind of health care system that Nova Scotians have been crying out for. The province now will have no excuse. They can no longer shirk their responsibility and point fingers elsewhere. Please, do not let the people of Nova Scotia down. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Dartmouth East.

DR. JAMES SMITH: Thank you, Mr. Speaker, for the opportunity to respond to the minister's statement in the House today. I want to start by thanking all Nova Scotians that followed the commissioner and made solid recommendations, particularly, the special areas of need within our province. I want to also thank the minister's staff for their attempt, in all fairness, to get the information to us as soon as they could. This has been a time-crunched matter. I was hoping we'd have a little more time to respond to the minister's statement today, but we will have opportunity as the day progresses.

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This is an opportunity for the province and all Canadians to help to work together and to modernize our health care system, the Canada Health Act, to use that in an expanded manner to reflect the needs and expectations of Canadians and particularly Nova Scotians.

Today, Canadians spoke through Mr. Romanow as he tabled his recommendations based on the values that Canadians hold dearly and the values that they hold in their health care system. While there was much speculation as to what might be in the report, there weren't a lot of surprises. As the other member has mentioned, perhaps some things left out that one might have thought. Basically, I think the direction is being pointed to modernize, to work together. Canadians and Nova Scotians are not impressed by the bickering that happens between Ottawa and the various provinces and they want to see that change. I think the road map that he's given, the prescription for delivery of the health care system here today will allow that co-operation and particularly the flexibility that results from it in delivering health care to meet the special needs of Nova Scotians.

I am a bit concerned of the Tory message that is coming initially today from Ottawa and Alberta and Ontario that they don't want any strings attached to the funding. We know here today that there must be accountability and there must be strings attached to the funding or once again taxpayers will be footing the bill for programs that may or may not be health related. (Interruption)

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The honourable member for Dartmouth East has the floor.

DR. SMITH: Perhaps, Mr. Speaker, and I will just say without being confrontational but with strings attached, this government will be forced to put in place a health care plan for delivery in this province, something that has been missing for the past four years.

I am looking forward to the response. I think the recommendations are generally positive. It shows the difficulties in addressing issues of Pharmacare. Mr. Romanow does recognize - and this was also addressed in the Kirby report - the catastrophic drug costs that are important and probably recognizes the difficulty in having a national drug plan but does speak on home care and palliative care particularly and those areas.

I was particularly impressed with the report addressing the home care aspect of mental health. There was some concern that I had, particularly, personally, that this report may not be highlighting and giving mental health the proper place within our health care system. I think by highlighting those particular needs, that are largely unaddressed across this country, that this will be very positive. I am looking forward to the response by the federal government. I do believe that they have committed, the Prime Minister has committed new money. If Ottawa insists, and working in collaboration with the provinces, that there is accountability within the system, I think that will better serve all Canadians and all Nova Scotians.

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Mr. Speaker, in closing, we will support that the special needs of Nova Scotia shall be addressed other than just a per capita basis. We tried to do that when we were in government. We will support this government in its efforts in working with Ottawa.

Basically, I want to thank everybody in Nova Scotia who made presentations to this commission and we look forward to working within the system and within our political legislative framework in the times ahead. (Applause)

ORDERS OF THE DAY

ORAL QUESTIONS PUT BY MEMBERS

MR. SPEAKER: Question Period will begin at 12:28 p.m. and end at 1:28 p.m.

The honourable Leader of the Official Opposition.

HEALTH - ROMANOW REPORT:

INITIATIVES - ACCESS ENSURE

MR. DARRELL DEXTER: Mr. Speaker, in his report on the future of health care in Canada, Roy Romanow has outlined several exciting and innovative initiatives, such as a national home care program, a diagnostic services fund and help for rural residents to access health care. These were all initiatives that will have a direct benefit for the people of Nova Scotia. But these initiatives are conditional on consensus from the provinces with a commitment to offer these programs and to be accountable. So I want to ask the Minister of Health - you have been waiting for Romanow for months and now the report has been released - will you commit to have this province do its share to access these new initiatives?

HON. JAMES MUIR: Yes, Mr. Speaker, we like many of the things that we see, that have been recommended by Mr. Romanow and, certainly, the home care money, including mental health, the catastrophic drug program, money for diagnostic equipment and all of those things. I will be speaking with Commissioner Romanow in about an hour or hour and a half, and I will also in my capacity as co-chairman of the Council of Health Ministers of Canada, be meeting with my colleagues next week to discuss exactly the matters that the honourable member has put on the floor.

MR. DEXTER: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Romanow is calling for the provinces and the federal government to stop the in-fighting and to work together for health care. He's calling for significant funding increases from the federal government but he also points to the inconsistencies in the levels of service between provinces, levels of services such as plans for Pharmacare and home care, and in this province this gap includes long-term care. I want to ask the Minister of Health, now that help is on the way, will you commit to filling the gaps in service in these critical areas?

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MR. MUIR: Mr. Speaker, I want to assure the honourable member and all sitting in this House and who may be listening is that we will use the money - assuming that money comes - the additional money that comes from the federal government, in the very best way for the majority of Nova Scotians.

MR. DEXTER: Well, Mr. Speaker, wait for Romanow. Wait for Romanow, that has been the mantra of the Minister of Health now for months. Well, the report is here and there are excellent suggestions to maintain the security of our public health care system. The province, Mr. Speaker, has to be willing to do its share and that minister has to be willing to make a commitment on behalf of its government.

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I ask the Minister of Health, is the province willing to do its share to bring renewal

to health care in Canada?

MR. MUIR: Absolutely, Mr. Speaker, indeed I had said in the House last week and the week before, that Mr. Romanow was going to substantiate many of the directions that our province has taken during the past three years. Indeed, in many areas, we are leading the country in this renewal. Having said that, we do have a way to go when we want to work with the provincial and territorial partners in the federal government to take that next step.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Lunenburg West.

FIN. - FUNDING [GOV'T. (CAN.)]: REDUCTION - EFFECTS

MR. DONALD DOWNE: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Finance. I wish to table to the House, the October update on the federal government which indicates that the transfer payments to the Province of Nova Scotia are going to be some $60 million - a little over $60 million - less than what was projected in the year-end forecast. That's equivalent to the budget of agriculture and fisheries and environment; $60 million represents the total Department of Natural Resources' budget.

My question to the minister is, with a $60 million shortfall, how will the government expect to live within its means, give a $140 million tax cut, and meet all its future spending commitments without massive cuts to programs and services?

HON. NEIL LEBLANC: Mr Speaker, in regard to the budget process that we're going through in planning for next year, I indicated yesterday outside the House, that one of the challenges that we will be facing, is probably a reduction in transfer payments and that is due to the fact that some of the provinces are doing poorer. Using Ontario for an example, because they are part of the standard that is used to determine how much equalization is being paid out. I indicated also, that all those factors obviously will have to be considered

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when we put together our budget for next year. We are in the process of planning for that budget, and for me to be talking about the end result before I table my budget, is a bit preliminary.

MR. DOWNE: Mr. Speaker, the minister likes to talk about everything else, I figured

he'd talk about that. There is a $60 million shortfall from transfer payments, there's a tax cut

promised of $140 million, and I want to table this government's pre-election's spending spree to the tune of some $45 million minimum. Without any new money for any other department including Education and Community Services, the minister will have to find at least an additional $245 million. My question to the minister is, where is this minister going to find the $245 million of new money to pay for his blue book tax cut, pay for future spending promises made to date, and keep your blue book promise of fiscal responsibility? Mr. Minister where are you going to find the $245 million of new money that you require?

MR. LEBLANC: Mr. Speaker, I could go over the accounting used by the member opposite to come up with the amount of challenges that we have. However, I think, as the accounting records speak for itself, that I won't go there.

The member opposite says that we have supposedly made huge announcements of a political nature. If the members opposite are saying that investing in three-year planning, funding for district health authorities to allow for health to be properly planned in this province, is a political statement and is irrelevant, this Party and this government doesn't agree with that statement.

MR. DOWNE: Mr. Speaker, even a former Buchanan Minister should understand, that he will either have to cut programs, raise taxes, or borrow more money or even worse yet, Mr. Speaker (Interruptions) Even worse, the minister will maybe (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The honourable member for Lunenburg West on his final supplementary.

MR. DOWNE: Or even worse, Mr. Speaker, the minister will take the money coming from Ottawa for health care to pay for this blue book promise of a $140 million tax cut. My question to the minister is, what fairy-tale, Mr. Minister, are you going to come up with to explain where you are going to find the $245 million of new money to live up to your Party's commitments?

MR. LEBLANC: Mr. Speaker, I often find it amazing - the people on the other side will use a number that they have contrived somehow and figure if they say it enough times that people will believe it.

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The fact of the matter is do we have challenges in preparing a budget? The answer is yes, we have challenges every year. He's talked about the Department of Health, but there are many different departments which serve the people of this province with distinction, whether its Environment and Labour or Community Services or Education or Justice or Transportation and Public Works, the fact of the matter is that there is a budgetary process that is ongoing. Much of the information that is required to finalize it will also be contained in the federal budget, which will be put together in February or March. Obviously that's when the final decisions will be made for the budget and for me to stand here today and to tell him how the budget will look before I table it, I just can't do that and that's the honest truth.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader of the Official Opposition.

HEALTH - ROMANOW REPORT FUNDING:

LONG-TERM CARE POLICY - SCRAP

MR. DARRELL DEXTER: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Health. We know that seniors in this province are being impoverished every day with the health care costs in nursing homes. Wait times for many procedures are too long, drug costs are skyrocketing, the list of problems is long. The minister's answer in Question Period over the last number of weeks has been increasingly punctuated with "wait for Romanow." Well, the waiting is over, Commissioner Romanow has reported and all the indications are that the federal government is going to commit billions more in funding.

Mr. Minister, you've had a while now to figure out what you would do with increased health funding, so I would like you to tell this House today, will the province get rid of the existing long-term care policy that impoverishes seniors every day in this province?

HON. JAMES MUIR: Mr. Speaker, I want to remind the honourable member and his colleagues that this government has put $90 million in new money into continuing care over the past three years. (Applause)

Mr. Speaker, we said, I think it was about 10 days ago, when we announced the improvements to the assessment process that that was the first step, that when it was possible, government would pick up entirely the medical portion of nursing home costs.

MR. DEXTER: Mr. Speaker, I'm sure that every day feels like a week to this minister on this issue but it was last Friday that he announced the very, very minor changes to the assessment process.

Mr. Speaker, you know the reality is that the minister doesn't have to wait for the cheque to be signed. Public and political pressure on the federal government virtually guarantees at least a 10 per cent increase in health funding. Will the government commit

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today that top among your priorities will be, to use this new funding for paying for health care costs in nursing homes, reducing wait times and reducing Pharmacare co-pays? My question is very simple, will you make that commitment?

MR. MUIR: Mr. Speaker, as usual, the honourable member's mathematics are slightly out of whack, but that is characteristic of that group. I hope that Mr. Romanow and Mr. Chretien do give us a 10 per cent increase in funding and that's going to equate to about $200 million annually.

MR. DEXTER: Mr. Speaker, the math of the Minister of Health obviously came out of the new math textbooks that the Province of Nova Scotia has and we know what kind of a problem that is.

Mr. Speaker, Roy Romanow, today, rolled out a blueprint for the rescue of health care in Canada. Chief among his objectives are shifting the burden from the individuals back to the health care system. My final question is very simple, will you commit today to fully endorsing the recommendations of the Romanow Commission that will secure the future of health care in Canada and in this province?

MR. MUIR: Mr. Speaker, like the honourable member, we have not had the opportunity to study those recommendations in detail. I have seen a number of those in there which this province certainly will endorse. We think it is short in a couple of areas as well, and we will be lobbying for changes there. I want to tell you that one of the things that Mr. Romanow said when he read the statement publicly - and I want to reiterate for people, so you remember this - he said that Canada has some of the very best health outcomes in the world right now. What we are doing is improving on an already very good system, and we should not forget it.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Dartmouth East.

HEALTH - ROMANOW REPORT FUNDING:

SURGERY - USAGE ENSURE

DR. JAMES SMITH: Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister of Health. Yesterday the minister, once again, stated that he needed more money for the health care system. We hear the Minister of Finance saying that his 10 per cent tax break is still on the government agenda. Where is the money coming from? My question to the minister is, will the minister guarantee that the money that he will get as a result of the Romanow report will be used to ensure that people will not have to wait two years for surgery instead of a 10 per cent tax break?

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HON. JAMES MUIR: Mr. Speaker, we will, with the extra money - assuming that it flows - put that to the very best use that it can be in this province. I want to tell you that one of the things that we talked about again, in our submission to Mr. Romanow, was wait times, not only in Nova Scotia but it's a national phenomenon. I'm always a little alarmed when these figures are tossed out there, two years as being the standard because it isn't. He knows as well as I do that if a person has an emergent medical situation in this province, they get emergency treatment, whether it's an MRI or surgery, you name it. There are some cases, unfortunately - well, I guess for the individual who has it, everything is very important - that are rated by medical people not to be as high a priority and sometimes they wait a little bit longer.

DR. SMITH: Mr. Speaker, we have seen this minister spend - since this government took office - close to an additional $500 million in the health care system with no plan to accommodate that additional money. Now the Romanow report is indicating that more money will probably flow to Nova Scotia. My question to the minister is, will this minister guarantee that the money that is currently in the health care system, the money that this minister promised for the next three years in the system, and the money that comes from Ottawa as a result of the Romanow report will be spent on health care and not on a tax cut?

MR. MUIR: Mr. Speaker, one of the things that we were disappointed in, and why I want to speak to Commissioner Romanow later on this afternoon, is we had made a very strong pitch for need-based funding in this province. Our province, by and large, is about the oldest in the country. It also has the highest rates of many chronic illnesses, and we're not proud of that. In this case, there were a couple of suggestions in there that money is going to be given out on a per capita basis, our position is that that's not appropriate. Let's just take the clear example of home care, if it's going to be doled out on a per capita basis, should we get the same amount of money per person as a young province like Alberta? The answer is no. We are older and the older provinces need an adequate funding formula for home care.

DR. SMITH: Mr. Speaker, the minister has not answered the question, but he certainly has the support from our caucus on the special needs of funding for Nova Scotia, particularly not on a per capita basis. We will work with the government on that issue. Back to the question, despite the minister's statement that he needs more money and he also said that money alone can't guarantee a good health care system, well, the minister is living proof of that.

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Mr. Speaker, I will ask the minister again, I will ask him once again before all members of this House, will he guarantee that all money that comes from Ottawa as a result of the new Romanow report will be used to reduce wait times and provide quality health care and not end up being used for a tax cut, yes or no?

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MR. MUIR: . . . you're talking about two different issues. As you have seen from Mr. Romanow's report, his recommendations, that any new money that comes is going to be targeted. There are some provinces that don't agree with that, and we will be, obviously, debating that position next week in Toronto. That debate will continue with the First Ministers, and with the Finance Ministers who are going to be talking about money.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader of the Official Opposition.

HEALTH - ROMANOW REPORT FUNDING:

SENIORS' HEALTH CARE - COMMIT

MR. DARRELL DEXTER: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Deputy Premier. The government's corporate plan revealed that Nova Scotians believe that the Conservatives care more about budgets than they do about people. The Finance Minister's plan to spend $140 million on a so-called tax break is a classic example of the disconnect between this government and the people of the province. The Romanow Commission found that Canadians would be willing to pay more to increase funding and reorganize health care so long as it wasn't through user fees and through increased private services. The government says we're all in this together. It urges the federal government to implement the Romanow recommendations. Now, there's an old legal maxim that says those who expect equity must come to the table with clean hands. My question for the Deputy Premier is this, why won't the government, today, commit itself to the full coverage of necessary health care for seniors and for every other Nova Scotian before it spends $140 million on a tax break?

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, that is simply a repeat of two questions that have been asked previously in this Question Period - one to the Minister of Finance and the other one to the Minister of Health - and I would suggest that their answers are similar to mine.

MR. DEXTER: Which would be no answer at all, Mr. Speaker. Most of the 243 blue book promises are broken and forgotten. However, there is still a slavish devotion by this government to benefits for the wealthy, while poor seniors are required to pay for their health care. The Health Minister is too busy, he's too important to talk to people who are losing their farm to pay for their father's health care and, yet, the same minister expects big bucks from Ottawa without making any commitment of their own to invest money in better health care. So I want to ask the Deputy Premier, how can you demand federal money, when you plan to spend more boosting the income of the wealth than you intend to invest in better health care?

MR. RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, the honourable Leader of the New Democratic Party obviously doesn't understand, that unlike his Party, our Party is the member for all Nova Scotians of all social classifications.

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MR. DEXTER: All Nova Scotians except for seniors or people who require Pharmacare, who are on the wait list, or any number of other people who aren't receiving what they require from this government. Nova Scotians believe that the Conservatives care more about budgets than they do about people, and this government is intent on proving them right. They are forcing people to spend their life savings on their own health care, yet they grab their begging cup and go to Ottawa and ask for money to help with handouts to tax breaks instead of covering health care. So I want to ask the Deputy Premier to explain, how does the government intend to ensure that every cent of additional federal money will be used to support the health care of Nova Scotians?

MR. RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, unlike the New Democratic Party, I'm afraid that this government is unable to spend money that we haven't received concrete evidence is forthcoming to this province.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Glace Bay.

EDUC. - UNIV. FUNDING: TAX CUTS - CORRELATION

MR. DAVID WILSON: Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister of Education. We see today in the paper, universities in this province have placed a three-quarter page ad asking why the province has the highest tuition in the country. The ad goes on to state that operating funding is less than it was a decade ago and the government provides the lowest funding to universities in the country. The minister has already stated that students don't yet have a debt management plan because this government instead wants to balance the budget. We heard yesterday that the government plans on giving a tax cut in the next budget.

So, my question to the minister is, do we, indeed, have the highest tuition in Canada, less operating funding to universities than we did a decade ago and the lowest funding to universities in the country all because this government wants to give Nova Scotians a tax cut?

HON. JANE PURVES: Mr. Speaker, the quick answer to that question is no. The longer answer would involve all the years of Liberal cuts to university funding by about $140 million over the 1990s.

MR. WILSON: Mr. Speaker, it took the Minister of Health to lean over and give that answer to the Minister of Education. If that's where she's getting her information, that minister has had three and a half years to solve this problem - nothing has been done.

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The honourable member for Glace Bay has the floor.

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MR. WILSON: Mr. Speaker, the facts that I had been saying are backed up today when the universities in this province place an ad in the newspaper that clearly indicates that this government continues to leave students . . .

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The honourable member for Glace Bay.

MR. WILSON: Mr. Speaker, the fact is that the Minister of Education is more concerned with balancing the budget and providing a tax cut than she is about the students' high debt in this province. So my question is, given what we heard yesterday from this government on providing a proposed tax cut, can this minister explain where her priority is when it comes to Nova Scotia sacrificing students and our universities or providing a tax cut? Which is it, Madam Minister?

MISS PURVES: Mr. Speaker, my priority is for the education of the students of Nova Scotia and that goes all the way through the P to 12 system, the universities, the community colleges and adult education as well. We have demonstrated that by putting more money into community colleges, more money into the universities and more money into P to 12, unlike that government when it was in power.

MR. WILSON: Mr. Speaker, my final question again for the Minister of Education. As minister responsible for education in this province, this minister should be pushing hard for the students and universities in this province. But it's obvious from her actions and her comments that she does not bring the issues that we're talking about effectively to the Cabinet Table. My question is, when is the minister going to realize that her job is to advocate on behalf of the students of this province and not sacrifice them for a tax cut?

MISS PURVES: Mr. Speaker, one of the reasons we have been able to put more money into the education system in Nova Scotia is because I and my colleagues realize that support for students and learners of all ages in Nova Scotia is a priority. I would also like to . . .

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The honourable Minister of Education has the floor.

MISS PURVES: I would like to add in response to part of the earlier statement by the member opposite that one of the reasons that Nova Scotia has the highest tuitions in the country is because we are such a good province with education that we import hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of students from other provinces, for which the federal government does not compensate us and Nova Scotia taxpayers pay per capita among the highest rates for university education in the country.

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

HEALTH - HOME CARE PLAN:

SENIORS' INCOME CUT-OFF - FREEZE EXPLAIN

MR. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Health.

It's a well-established fact that a good home care plan can help seniors retain their independence longer, dramatically reducing the need for costly long-term care, yet the financial cut-off level for seniors requiring home care hasn't changed in over six years, causing a great deal of financial burden on many seniors throughout this province. Now, the Romanow report sees home care as a priority, so much so that it's targeted $2 billion in special funding in the next budget. I want to ask this Minister of Health, why has the income cut-off been frozen for the past six years causing this financial hardship on seniors from one end of Nova Scotia to the other?

HON. JAMES MUIR: Mr. Speaker, this government has increased spending in home care by about 38 per cent over the past three years.

MR. CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, he should do an audit because it isn't getting where it's supposed to go. This is causing undo hardship and I will give him an example of a lady in my constituency. The cut-off for a single person in this province back in 1996 was $15,720, where it's at today. If it had fallen, if it had followed the CPI, it would be at $17,213, almost a $2,000 difference, Mr. Minister. Where are your priorities? Because the cut-off hasn't changed, this senior can't afford many drugs that she needs in her everyday life. Where are your numbers at now? I want to ask you, Mr. Minister, why doesn't this department review the income cut-offs on a yearly basis to make sure seniors on low income don't do without?

MR. MUIR: Mr. Speaker, perhaps I misunderstood what the honourable member was saying but last year the changes in the Pharmacare Program either picked up the premiums or reduced the premiums, I think it was for another 9,000 Nova Scotians.

AN HON. MEMBER: Go slower, Frank.

MR. CORBETT: I'm going to go slower because this minister either doesn't know or doesn't care. He just doesn't get it, Mr. Speaker. Without some support, it is questionable how long this senior will be able to retain her own residence. If she can't, she will be forced to go into long-term care. You know by your own numbers, Mr. Minister, that's at least $53,000 a year, money that you can't gouge out of her because you have already taken every little bit of money she has. So that's $53,000 a year. I want to ask you, Mr. Minister, if you are serious about addressing the high costs of long-term care, why are seniors finding it so difficult to get home support services they require and why will you not look at raising the cut-off levels, at least tie it to CPI?

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MR. MUIR: Mr. Speaker, this government has put considerable dollars in the continuing care sector, about $90 million over the last three years, but I want to tell the honourable member, we have made some adjustments in the Home Care Program. There are many more people receiving home care than before. One of the changes that we made, unfortunately in Nova Scotia some people were receiving - and by the way, I'm not referring to the case because I don't know the case you are talking about - services that they didn't need and that's been part of the adjustment.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader in the House of the Liberal Party.

COMMUN. SERV. - HOUSING:

SENIORS - ALLOTMENT DETAILS

MR. WAYNE GAUDET: Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister of Community Services. We know that this government is claiming that it has a plan for Nova Scotians, but yet that plan does not include any mention of assisting and supporting seniors who want to continue to live in their own homes. We also know that providing Nova Scotia seniors with

adequate housing will enable them to live independently in their own homes. In September, a $37.26 million affordable housing agreement was announced. Up to 1,500 affordable housing units will be created or renovated in Nova Scotia. My question to the minister is, can the minister provide details on what percentage of the housing units will be allocated to seniors?

[1:00 p.m.]

HON. PETER CHRISTIE: Mr. Speaker, if the honourable member would like, I'm happy to send him over the new proposed plan for the Middleton housing development that we announced two weeks ago, which has some senior facilities; there are some for other facilities. We are working the municipalities to provide the needs for people in the area. They won't all be seniors, they won't all be married couples, they will be a mixture. I'm happy to have those details of the Middleton housing project forwarded to the honourable member.

MR. GAUDET: Mr. Speaker, the province has the responsibility to provide adequate affordable housing to senior citizens, housing that will help them maintain daily independent living. Addressing the concerns of seniors by providing safe, secure support services such as meals, housekeeping and recreational activities will enable seniors to stay in their homes, but it's clear from the comments of the Minister of Finance yesterday that the Tory Government will have to cut program spending by asking departments to come up with cuts as it prepares to deliver on its tax cut. My question to the minister is, since we know that the proposed 10 per cent tax cut would cost $140 million, can the minister commit here today that seniors' programs will not be among those cut by this minister, or by this government, to pay for this tax cut?

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MR. CHRISTIE: Mr. Speaker, if the honourable member was following the news last week, he will know that the Ministers of Community Services from across the country were meeting with the federal ministers in Moncton. One of the areas that was being discussed was the continuation of the RRAP and other programs. That has been an ongoing discussion all across the country with the federal government. This province has taken the position that we want those programs to continue, because we do continue and want to see seniors stay in their homes and work with them as best we can.

MR. GAUDET: Mr. Speaker, for all the talk, it's clear that this government does not have a plan when it comes to addressing the broader issue of improving seniors' housing or seniors' programs in this province. What we have seen from this government, time and time again, are failures to provide the necessary investment in its people, seniors, women, children; instead, time and time again, this government has delivered program cuts. Now what we hear is that the government will have to make more program cuts that might otherwise be offered to the most vulnerable in our society, who need help now and who will require more adequate housing and supportive housing. My final question to the minister is, how many other programs, that may otherwise be offered to seniors, will suffer cuts because of this government's financial plan?

MR. CHRISTIE: Mr. Speaker, I would be quite surprised if the people who were involved in the programs that we've announced, in terms of the Middleton project, in terms of the Grand View Manor down in Kingston, and in fact in terms of the MacDonald Manor up in Inverness, would agree that we're cutting programs, we're providing extra spaces for them.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Needham.

HEALTH - MRI CLINIC (HFX.): FUNDING - DETAILS

MS. MAUREEN MACDONALD: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Health. The private-for-profit MRI clinic in Halifax got a major boost this week when the military announced that they were sending all their business there - that's $150,000 worth of business. Military officials say the wait for an MRI at the QE II is six months compared to one to two weeks at the private-for-profit clinic. I ask the Minister of Health, why has he allowed $150,000 of additional funding to disappear from our public system in the Capital Health District?

HON. JAMES MUIR: Mr. Speaker, I am surprised, I hope I'm not interpreting those comments to mean that the member has now changed her tune to supporting private-for-profit clinics because of their efficiency. (Interruptions)

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MS. MAUREEN MACDONALD: What? I have no idea what that was. Mr. Speaker, when the private-for-profit MRI clinic became public knowledge, the Minister of Health assured Nova Scotians that he couldn't see any ill effects on the public system. Well, the loss of $150,000 a year in revenue for the Capital District Health Authority is an ill effect and losing staff from the public system to the private-for-profit clinic is an ill effect as well. So I want to ask the Minister of Health, what more evidence does he need to see that private-for-profit clinics are a threat to our publicly-funded health care system? (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The honourable Minister of Health has the floor.

MR. MUIR: Mr. Speaker, this province has invested in new MRIs in this province. For example, a new machine will be opening in Sydney probably in three or four months. We have an additional machine, these are publicly-funded machines, operating at the IWK. There's going to be a super-duper research magnet operating at that new brain centre and the one at the QE II is going to be upgraded.

Mr. Speaker, we're talking about access and the machines in our province are pretty well operating at capacity now. She's talking about loss of revenue, but the only way you would lose revenue would be if you had capacity and you weren't using it.

MS. MAUREEN MACDONALD: Mr. Speaker, the private-for-profit clinic has not helped waiting lists for an MRI in this province. It's still six months to get a test at the QE II. The Romanow report calls for more money for diagnostic equipment - $1.5 billion to be exact. We now know that help is on the way for our publicly-funded care, but I want to ask the minister, when will you admit you dropped the ball by allowing this private-for-profit to open and take action to prevent any further erosion of our public health care system?

MR. MUIR: Mr. Speaker, this government remains committed to a single-tiered, publicly-funded health care system. I think if people look at our approaches, indeed, as I talk about the positioning of new MRIs, I mean it would have been very easy for this government to say, folks, we're not going to do that and we just turn it over to the private sector and let people pay for them.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Richmond.

HEALTH: IN-HOME SUPPORT PROG. - STATUS

MR. MICHEL SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, for two years now I have both questioned and written to the Minister of Health on the status of the in-home support program. Earlier this Spring, the minister responded to a request on the status of the program by stating that the options being considered include a comprehensive approach to special needs and a direct funding program where clients may hire their own attendant for home support and personal care. My question to the minister is, could the minister please state, today, what progress has

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he made with regard to the announcement of a new in-home support program for Nova Scotians?

HON. JAMES MUIR: Mr. Speaker, indeed, I did make that statement and I had a discussion with staff about 10 days ago on this very matter. The recommendations of the new program are about ready to go to senior staff in the department and, obviously, we're moving right along now.

MR. SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, like any good Tory public policy machine, it has only been two and a half years. So I guess it's not the super-duper machine he was referring to in an earlier response. The in-home support program provided funding to caregivers to keep seniors and loved ones at home rather than forcing them to go into nursing homes. By failing to make such strategic investments, this government has clearly proven their inability to properly manage our health care system. In the Spring, in fact, the minister said he would be announcing the new in-home support program in a matter of weeks. My question again to the minister is why, despite all of your promises, Mr. Minister, have you failed to address the key component of home care that enables seniors to remain in their homes as long as possible through the in-home support program?

MR. MUIR: Mr. Speaker, this government has increased its support for home care by, I think, around 40 per cent over the last three years. The honourable member is correct, we are working on that. Sometimes things take a little bit longer than I would like or you would like or he would like, but the important thing is when that new program is rolled out it is going to be the program that is appropriate for this province and addresses the needs of the most in the most efficient way.

MR. SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, the fact simply is that for the two and a half years this government waited to announce this program how many seniors have been forced to go into nursing homes, creating an additional financial burden to this government, rather had they made that financial investment earlier they would have been able to save this money. Again, it shows this government's incompetence in managing our health care system.

Mr. Speaker, for two years now this government has been working on an in-home support program and, in fact, this minister has been providing me with letters and excuses for inaction since October 2000. It's a sad day when the Minister of Health tells the people of Nova Scotia that his plan for health care is working, yet he has spent two years doing absolutely nothing on the in-home support program, forcing seniors into nursing homes, whereby they wanted to remain in their own family homes.

My final question to the Minister of Health, will the minister once again for the record tell the people of Richmond County, and indeed all Nova Scotians, when will he announce a direct funding program under the in-home support program?

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MR. MUIR: Mr. Speaker, I thought I had answered that in my response to his second question. We've made numerous improvements in the continuing care sector since we've come to government. To be quite frank, the honourable member knows that in this province a good deal of the emphasis was put on acute care and then emergency health services. The continuing care sector, when we came into office, was not real pretty. We have made a number of strides. One of the things we wanted to do was revisit that in-home support program and revise it to make it more appropriate for Nova Scotians and that's what we are doing. When that revision and that plan is ready, then we will put it out there. But I don't want to do something like this previous government did, put things out in these half-baked fashions and we had to come in and rejig them all, redo them and make them right.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Needham.

COMMUN. SERV. - AVALON CTR.:

PROG. REVIEW - MIN. KNOWLEDGE

MS. MAUREEN MACDONALD: Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Minister of Community Services lumped Avalon Sexual Assault Centre into his review of transition houses, women's centres and men's programs. He said, "we're looking at how we're going to deliver that service so we can provide all of those facilities, all of those different services across this province . . ." Well, Avalon Centre is not a transition house, its not a men's program and its not a women's centre. It's a sexual assault centre, its not at the table in the review, its funded differently and it has a different purpose and function. So I want to ask the Minister of Community Services, do you not know the difference between Avalon Sexual Assault Centre and these other programs that are under review and if not, why not?

HON. PETER CHRISTIE: Mr. Speaker, in a question a week or so ago I provided a list of the people who were involved in the discussion. I provided it to the honourable member for Clare and made it available to everybody. The list of the people who were in that discussion were on that list, and I answered that question and provided it. So it clearly showed that Avalon Centre wasn't there. What we were talking about yesterday is whether we were going to have discussion with the Avalon Centre and I indicated that we would be having discussion with them because they are part of the essential services we need for this province.

MS. MAUREEN MACDONALD: Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the minister also indicated that he would be happy to meet with the board members of Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, but so far the evidence to that is contrary. The board member can't get past the deputy minister to make an appointment to meet with the minister. So I want to ask the Minister of Community Services, if you're happy to meet with members of the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, when will this meeting take place?

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[1:15 p.m.]

MR. CHRISTIE: Mr. Speaker, the honourable Leader in the House of the Liberal Party asked me to meet that challenge of meeting with them yesterday and I indicated to him that I would. I've asked staff to prepare a time to meet with the Avalon Centre and it will be set up at their convenience.

MS. MAUREEN MACDONALD: Mr. Speaker, this centre has struggled with underpaid and overworked staff for 10 years, including some of the time that the former Liberal Government was in place, no increased funding for that centre, and it continues with this government. I know it's often easier to cut funding than it is to provide the programs that people need. That's what we've been hearing from both of these Parties. I want to ask the Minister of Community Services if he is prepared to tell the Avalon Centre, quite directly, that he made a mistake, apologize for not meeting with them, and get on with providing them the support they need to run these important services.

MR. CHRISTIE: Mr. Speaker, I will repeat for the honourable member what I just said, that I have asked staff to arrange a meeting with them at the appropriate time. I will take from the directors and the members of the Avalon Centre the challenges and the needs they have. That's where we will talk about their needs and challenges, not here.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Lunenburg West.

HEALTH - SYSTEM FUNDING: EXCLUSIVE USAGE - ENSURE

MR. DONALD DOWNE: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Health. We heard today from the Romanow Commission a total allocation of dollars that would be required over the next three years of some $15 billion. The first year's commitment is $3.5 billion. That would mean approximately $105 million of new spending for the Province of Nova Scotia specifically for health. My question is, will the minister guarantee that the money that is currently in the health care system, the money that the minister promised for the next three years to the system, and the money that's coming from Ottawa, that some $105 million minimum, that will result from the Romanow report will be spent on health care and health care alone? Will you guarantee that, Mr. Minister?

HON. JAMES MUIR: Mr. Speaker, what I would like to assure the honourable member is (Interruptions) When we get the money from Ottawa, we will spend it in the most effective way to promote the health of Nova Scotians.

MR. DOWNE: My second question is to the Minister of Finance. It's clear that the Minister of Finance has already got his hands all over the Minister of Health to make sure he's muzzled instead of making a commitment to the health and well-being of the Province

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of Nova Scotia. My question is to the hard-handed Minister of Finance. My question to the Minister of Finance will be, will that new $105 million (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The honourable member for Lunenburg West has the floor.

MR. DOWNE: The New Democrats want to laugh that this government doesn't want to put money in health care, this Liberal Party is darned concerned about the health of the Province of Nova Scotia. My question is to the Minister of Finance. In light of the fact that there is going to be new money coming down from Ottawa with regard to the Romanow Commission, will the Minister of Finance guarantee that the money that is currently in the health care system, the money that the minister has already promised in the next three years in the system, and the money from Ottawa will go directly to the Department of Health, no where else, but directly to the Department of Health? Yes or no, Mr. Minister.

HON. NEIL LEBLANC: Mr. Speaker, I find the question a bit amazing because the Liberal Leader who happens to be in the gallery today, unless he is no longer there, mentioned that the first thing that he would do if he was Premier is that he would gut the administration of Health and put the money back into other programs. So I should say that the fact of the matter is that the Romanow report . . .

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The honourable Minister of Finance (Interruptions) The honourable Minister of Finance.

MR. LEBLANC: Mr. Speaker, the Romanow report has come down today. The fact of the matter is we don't know how the federal government will respond to it. The fact is it appears the report offers many benefits for many of the provinces who have been asking for assistance from the federal government over a long period of time. When that response comes down from the federal government, which may be in the budget, we will be in a better position to say exactly how and in what shape the Health Budget will be. Mr. Speaker, with this announcement, will the health of Nova Scotians improve, and the answer to that is yes.

MR. DOWNE: Mr. Speaker, our Leader might be up in the gallery but next year he'll be right over there sitting (Interruption) The Premier of the Province of Nova Scotia. My question to the Minister of Finance.

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please, order.

MR. DOWNE: There is one conclusion that Nova Scotians are making in their minds and listening to this Question Period today - that neither the Minister of Health nor the Minister of Finance is prepared to commit those new dollars from Ottawa directly to the Department of Health. My final question is to the Acting Premier of the Province of Nova Scotia. Will the Acting Premier commit on behalf on his government, today, that those new

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dollars will go directly into health and that the money that currently is there will not be displaced to some other department in the Province of Nova Scotia? Will you commit that?

MR. RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, as I said to the honourable Leader of the Official Opposition a few moments ago, those questions have both been adequately answered by the respective ministers, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Finance.

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

GOV'T. (N.S.) - INDIVIDUAL ISSUES:

DISCUSSION POLICY - DETAILS

MR. WILLIAM ESTABROOKS: My question through you, Mr. Speaker, is to the Deputy Premier. Mr. Speaker, in the last year we've brought dozens of individual cases on various issues to this government's attention. These are problems that people are having which epitomize the larger problems with various government policies. There's a long history in this House of this practice. In fact, many members opposite, when they sat on this side, did exactly the same thing. Yet, in the past few sessions of this House, this government has consistently refused to answer questions about individual problems from average Nova Scotians. Yesterday, this practice reached an all-time low, when the Minister of Health brushed off, in such rude fashion, Juanita MacKinnon from Pictou. My question to the Deputy Premier is simple, has the Premier or his staff ever advised government members to discourage discussion in the Legislature of problems faced by individual Nova Scotians?

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, there's a set of books in the library called Hansard and if the honourable member would check back a few years, he'd find that the last minister of government who responded to an individual case ended up outside of Cabinet.

MR. ESTABROOKS: Mr. Speaker, I'm going to table a document entitled Private and Confidential, Public Accounts, Property Assessment Taxation and Equalization. It's a directive to government members who attended the Public Accounts Committee yesterday. It says, that should members of the Opposition bring up specific examples of property assessment, a government member should rise on a point of order and stop that line of inappropriate questioning. My question to the Deputy Premier is, who issued this directive and why is this government taking this unusual step of ordering the shutdown of problems with assessments facing average Nova Scotians?

MR. RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, I don't know who issued the directive, but whoever it was was a very wise person. If individuals have a particular concern or a particular complaint that they wish to bring to a minister, I would suggest that they not be done in this House from the Opposition and directed to a minister as a question during Question Period.

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MR. ESTABROOKS: Mr. Speaker, I want to point out to the Deputy Premier, that was the Public Accounts Committee, one of the most treasured institutions that we have in this Legislature, the Public Accounts Committee that meets in this historic Chamber. If a government is going to make decisions, it better have, I will use the word, nerve, to be polite, to face the people affected. This government is engaged in a systematic attempt to shut down the attempt to bring forth individual concerns to this government. My question to the Deputy Premier is, don't you think it's a sad commentary about this government that you had to issue, or have a member of your staff issue, a confidential order to shut down any individual concerns brought to the Public Accounts Committee in this Legislature?

MR. RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, the response of this government to individuals in the greater constituency of this province, who correspond with ministers, they receive responses, first of all, very rapidly, and secondly, in every case we try to resolve whatever the difficulty is. (Interruptions) Bring it to you? (Interruptions)

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

TRANSPORT & PUB. WKS. - BRIDGE REPAIR (GLACE BAY):

TENDER - FAIRNESS CONFIRM

MR. BRIAN BOUDREAU: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Transportation and Public Works. It has come to my attention - and I will table the documents in regard to a tendering process for the repair of a highway bridge in the Town of Glace Bay. My question to the minister is quite simple, I wish to table these documents and ask the minister to comment and tell Nova Scotians that this tender was a fair tender?

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: I haven't got the foggiest notion what the member is talking about.

MR. BOUDREAU: Mr. Speaker, that doesn't really surprise me - (Interruptions) somebody must have woken him up - or anybody else in Nova Scotia for that fact. In fact this is the only minister that has an unlimited credit card for the government, so why would he be concerned about the tendering process that's in this province. It has come to my attention that there's a two-tiered tendering process in this province. One, they will evaluate a company and next evaluate the price. Nova Scotia . . .

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The time allotted for the Oral Question Period has expired.

We will now resume the rest of the daily routine.

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GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Finance.

RESOLUTION NO. 5039

HON. NEIL LEBLANC: Mr. Speaker, it is with pride that I rise here today, and I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas William D. Hogg, Deputy Minister of Finance for the Province of Nova Scotia, will retire from the Public Service early in 2003. He began his public service in 1978 with the Department of Health, moved through several key positions in government agencies and departments, was appointed Deputy Minister of Supply and Services in 1993, and I should point out, when I was minister, served as Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, Transportation and Public Works, and became Deputy Minister of Finance in 1999; and

Whereas I personally feel grateful to have known and worked with Mr. Hogg, who has served the province with dedication and commitment, earning the admiration of his staff and colleagues on all sides of the House as he conducted business with assurance and ability; and

Whereas Bill Hogg has worked on behalf of the people and the Province of Nova Scotia for 25 years, and while his formal tenure is soon to end, I am confident he will continue to serve his community and our province in a capable and selfless manner;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia House of Assembly thank Bill Hogg for a job well done and extend our gratitude for his years of service, and wish him and his family well as they look with anticipation to the next stage of their lives.

Mr. Speaker, I would point out to all members of the House that Mr. Hogg, Bill, is in the Speaker's Gallery. I would like him to rise and receive the warm approbation of the House as he is the type of civil servant that we have come to admire, who give much of themselves and of their families for the people of our province. He deserves all our thanks. (Extended Applause)

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 Government House Leader.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5040

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

Whereas the Second Session of the Fifty-eighth General Assembly is drawing to a close; and

Whereas the Legislative Assembly could not conduct its business without the assistance and support of its staff; and

Whereas these staff members always go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the House business runs as smoothly as can be possible;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House thank cleaner Richard Ramsey, Charlie Whalen and the Rainbow staff in the kitchen, the administration staff under the direction of Dale Robbins, including the Pages, the Office of the Legislative Counsel, the Legislative Committees Office, Hansard, Legislative Television, Margaret Murphy, Sandy Cooke and the additional Library support staff, the Office of the Clerk, Mike Laffin, Peter Theriault, and our Sergeant-at-Arms, Noel Knockwood, the House of Assembly Operations, and Justice Merlin Nunn, the Conflict of Interest Commissioner.

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 and Fisheries.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5041

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

Whereas confidence in our food safety is vital to an efficient food system in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Nova Scotia has food safety regulatory initiatives already underway in this province, including today's most recent initiative - the signing of the memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Department of Health, and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries; and

Whereas this agreement will cover the entire food chain from primary production through to distribution to the consumer, including animal and plant health issues;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House applaud the efforts of the staff of the provincial and federal governments for developing a framework agreement between their respective agencies which is designed to develop working agreements related to all inspection services and food safety issues.

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. 5042

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

Whereas the East Coast Music Awards are to be held in Halifax on February 13th to February 16th; and

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Whereas the ECMA is an important event for the development of the Atlantic music industry and will bring about $6 million in economic benefits to Nova Scotia; and

Whereas the Government of Nova Scotia is proud to be a sponsor of next year's ECMA;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House recognize the dedication of all those who are working hard to make next February's East Coast Music Awards a resounding 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 Minister of Justice.

RESOLUTION NO. 5043

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

Whereas Christmas is less than a month away and this is a busy time for Christmas tree growers, retailers and individuals, as they prepare for the festive season and the many activities leading up to the holidays; and

Whereas the Department of Natural Resources provides information on its Web site - www.gov.ns.ca/natr - about Christmas trees, including how to select the best tree for your home, the location of choose 'n cut tree lots across the province, how to care for your tree, and tips for recycling your tree; and

Whereas more than 2,500 people grow Christmas trees in Nova Scotia and each year nearly 2 million trees are sent to market;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House encourage all Nova Scotians to support Nova Scotia's Christmas tree industry and the growers, by buying and decorating a naturally grown balsam fir tree for the holidays this year.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

Mr. Speaker, I'm also proud to be from the world capital of balsam fir Christmas trees.

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

NOTICES OF MOTION

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Needham.

RESOLUTION NO. 5044

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 Independent Living Resource Centre will celebrate, this December 3rd, the 10th Anniversary of the International Day of Disabled Persons, whose theme this year is Independent Living, Sustainable Livelihoods; and

Whereas this day has been proclaimed as a collaborative effort by the United Nations to celebrate and acknowledge the capabilities of people with disabilities; and

Whereas more than 1 billion persons are disabled as a result of mental, physical or sensory impairment, no matter where they live, their independence and ability to make a living are often limited by physical or social barriers;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House undertake that in honour of the International Day of Disabled Persons on December 3rd it will continue its efforts to truly provide independence and the ability to pursue a livelihood for all Nova Scotians 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.

The motion is carried.

The honourable member for Cape Breton The Lakes.

RESOLUTION NO. 5045

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

Whereas Mr. George Tanner is a Commissionaire at this House of Assembly; and

Whereas George is well respected by all members of this House for his warm, friendly smile and great South Shore wit; and

Whereas we are all aware of George's medical condition;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House extend their best regards to Mr. George Tanner.

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.

I would like to thank the honourable member for Cape Breton The Lakes for bringing that resolution before the House today. Thank you.

The honourable member for Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley.

RESOLUTION NO. 5046

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

Whereas the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition incorporated in 1946 and held annually in late August in Truro held their appreciation night for sponsors last night at the Best Western Glengarry Inn in Truro; and

Whereas the Provincial Exhibition has grown and is attracting audiences of more than 40,000; and

Whereas locally economic spinoffs from the Provincial Exhibition are in the range of $0.25 million annually;

Therefore be it resolved that since the Provincial Exhibition is so successful because of their team approach and the tremendous support of the corporate community, the MLAs in this House of Assembly recognize the tremendous benefits from the Provincial Exhibition Association and wish them continued success now and for many years into the future.

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 Official Opposition.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5047

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

Whereas the NDP launched a campaign this summer to stop the unfair practice of impoverishing residents of nursing homes to pay for health care; and

Whereas so far thousands of seniors from one end of the province to the other have shown their support for the NDP's plan in the form of letters, phone calls and signing our petition; and

Whereas the John Hamm Government has only tinkered with the assessment process, failing to recognize the inherent unfairness of a system that forces one portion of society to pay for health care everyone else gets for free;

Therefore be it resolved that the NDP thank all Nova Scotians for their encouragement and support promising not to let the issue rest until the government does the right thing and covers the health care costs for seniors in nursing homes.

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 Cape Breton Nova.

RESOLUTION NO. 5048

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

Whereas Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania and Bulgaria are about to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; and

Whereas this ought to demonstrate to all that ; and

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Whereas translated into English that means that the proletarians of all countries are not uniting behind discredited ideologies and systems shown not to work;

Therefore be it resolved that this House commends Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and Slovenia for their forward move showing where they now stand with the peace loving democracies of the world, one of which is Canada.

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 Preston.

RESOLUTION NO. 5049

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

Whereas Mrs. Joyce Gough and Mrs. Freda Williams, were honoured with a retirement dinner on November 23rd by the East Preston Day Care Centre in honour of their many years of service for the children in their community; and

Whereas Mrs. Joyce Gough taught and cared for the children in her community at the East Preston Day Care Centre for 33 years - ever since it opened - and was instrumental during its inception; and

Whereas Mrs. Freda Williams began there and upon completion of her studies in the Early Child Care Program, from which she graduated with great distinction, spent much of her 18 years in service caring for younger children in the day care centre's baby unit;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate Mrs. Joyce Gough and Mrs. Freda Williams for their many years of service to the children of East Preston and recognize the important role that their kindness, love and support played in the lives of all the children in their care.

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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 Hants East.

RESOLUTION NO. 5050

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

Whereas the Lions Club is an important service club in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Mr. Ronald Hannaford served as King Lion and was integral in the completion of the Enfield Lions Club Sports and Recreation complex, a valuable addition to the community of Enfield and surrounding districts, as well as instrumental in installing the Lifelines Help Line in the area; and

Whereas on October 5, 2002, Mr. Hannaford was honoured at the Enfield-Elmsdale & District Lions Club at their charter night by the Lions with a medal for his outstanding service as one of the presidents of District 41 - N2;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Mr. Ronald Hannaford of the Enfield-Elmsdale & District Lions Club for his deep sense of community service and noteworthy accomplishments.

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 Lunenburg West.

RESOLUTION NO. 5051

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

Whereas Premier John Hamm has publicly stated he is open to discussions with the people of Nova Scotia as to whether or not Remembrance Day should become a statutory holiday; and

Whereas many veterans, as well as people who have never served in battle, have contacted my office on this very matter, because they truly feel the province should honour those who fought for our freedom by making Remembrance Day a statutory day of remembrance; and

Whereas even the Town of Lunenburg has written to Premier Hamm, dated November 15, 2002, asking him to recognize Remembrance Day, November 11th, as a statutory holiday;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recommend that the Veterans Affairs Legislative Committee consult with veterans, businesses and all Nova Scotians to decide if Remembrance Day should become a statutory day of remembrance in Nova Scotia.

Mr. Speaker, I request waiver of notice.

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

Is it agreed?

I hear a No.

The notice is tabled.

The honourable member for Chester-St. Margaret's.

RESOLUTION NO. 5052

MR. JOHN CHATAWAY: 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 a crew of five sailors from Chester was bound for Bermuda last week aboard a 13-metre, sloop-rigged yacht called the Obsession; and

Whereas the boat's captain, Derek Delamere, and his crew of Wayne Tuck, Rod MacKay, Shawn Turple and Leanna Quon, endured three days of hurricane-force winds, 50-foot seas and the loss of the boat's sails; and

Whereas the entire crew was rescued on Sunday by the Dutch freighter Mol Ingenuity with the aid of the American Coast Guard;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly thank the American Coast Guard and the crew of the Mol Ingenuity for saving the lives of this Chester-based crew.

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. 5053

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

Whereas the Chris Campbell Award recognizes annually the volunteer efforts of a volunteer in the communities along the Prospect Road from Goodwood to West Dover; and

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Whereas this year's winner of this prestigious award is June Dauphinee of Brookside; and

Whereas June has worked for years with young people in the scouting movement, in her church and at area schools;

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Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia Legislature offer its congratulations to June Dauphinee of Brookside, with her selection as the winner of the Chris Campbell Community Volunteer Award for 2002.

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 Cape Breton West.

RESOLUTION NO. 5054

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

Whereas this year Canada, along with the other Commonwealth Countries, has celebrated Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee; and

Whereas in honour of these celebrations, Golden Jubilee Medals will be presented to Canadians who, over the last 50 years, have contributed greatly to this nation; and

Whereas one of my constituents, James G. MacDonald of Sydney River will receive the Golden Jubilee Medal tomorrow, Friday, November 29, 2002;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate James G. MacDonald on the honour of receiving this most prestigious award.

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 Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley.

RESOLUTION NO. 5055

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

Whereas the federal Liberal Government's gun registry has turned into a national disgrace, as well as a spending horror show; and

Whereas latest projections indicate the cost of the registry to be more than $1 billion, which is 10 times more than the original projected cost, Mr. Speaker, as you would know, which was to be around $85 million; and

Whereas between now and the end of the year, the government must register at least another 3.5 million firearms, a target they simply cannot meet because it has taken them over two years to register approximately 4.2 million firearms;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this House of Assembly shake their heads in unanimous agreement at what a catastrophic mess the gun registry system has been, while continuing to hope the federal government will somehow see the light of day and scrap this $1 billion money-eating machine and national boondoggle.

MR. TAYLOR: Mr. Speaker, it's really worth noting that all members should be advised that all Canadians are required to register their firearms by the end of next month or face the consequences . . .

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. Order, please.

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.

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The honourable member for Halifax Atlantic.

RESOLUTION NO. 5056

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

Whereas the 28th Annual Santa Claus parade was held in Spryfield on November 24, 2002; and

Whereas this is the only Santa Claus parade held in the Halifax region; and

Whereas several hundred children and adults were treated to a spectacular display of floats and decorated vehicles, followed by the arrival of Santa Claus and a carol sing in the South Centre Mall;

Therefore be it resolved that Kevin Johnson, Kim Murphy and the rest of the Spryfield Santa Claus Parade Committee, as well as the Urban Farm Museum Society and the Salvation Army be congratulated for their initiative in offering a very special event to the Spryfield and area 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.

MR. BROOKE TAYLOR: Mr. Speaker, on a point of order. We did support the honourable member for Halifax Atlantic's resolution, but I just wanted to point out for the member and Halifax County residents and the HRM that there is another Santa Claus parade in the HRM, which will be taking place on December 8th in the beautiful Musquodoboit Valley.

MR. SPEAKER: Great advertisement for that event. I'm sure there will be a good turnout.

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The honourable Leader in the House of the Liberal Party.

RESOLUTION NO. 5057

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

Whereas Bernice Doucet from Church Point, Digby County, is the recipient of this year's Golden Jubilee Medal; and

Whereas Ms. Doucet has an admirable record of providing health services over the past 27 years; and

Whereas Mrs. Doucet has been volunteering her time for the people of Clare for over 20 years, in youth sports, summer camps, fundraising organizations, and as a Sunday

School teacher, and too many more to mention;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Bernice Doucet

for her outstanding community services and for being a recipient of this year's Golden Jubilee Medal.

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. 5058

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

Whereas the pineapple has become the international symbol of hospitality and is widely displayed in residences and business establishments, extending a warm welcome to all who visit; and

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Whereas the Tourist Association of Nova Scotia's Annual Pineapple Awards are a celebration of our pride and service and recognition of the individuals who go above and beyond what is expected to enrich a visitor's day in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Mary Feener, manager of the Topmast Motel in Lunenburg, was one of this year's Pineapple Awards winners, as announced during the 2003 Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner hosted by TIANS at the Tourism Conference & Trade Show;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House applaud Mary Feener on recently receiving a Pineapple Award from the Tourist Association of Nova Scotia for an excellent performance in an industry so vital to our province.

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. 5059

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 Albanian community in Nova Scotia is celebrating Albanian Flag Day on November 28th; and

Whereas the Albanian Flag Day is held of the anniversary of the independence of Albania on November 28th, 1912, and is celebrated each year throughout the world by Albanians from Albania, Kosova, and Macedonia; and

Whereas the Albanian-Canadian Association of Nova Scotia is organizing the event that will include regional dishes, music, and entertainment;

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Therefore be it resolved that this House recognize the Albanian-Canadian Association of Nova Scotia and its President, Zegirija Rexhepi, for their efforts in celebrating Albanian

Flag Day and for keeping the culture of their homeland alive here 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.

The honourable member for Dartmouth East.

RESOLUTION NO. 5060

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 year we, as Canadians, along with other Commonwealth countries held celebrations to mark the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; and

Whereas many Canadians, in recognition of the contributions they have made to our country over the past 50 years, will receive Golden Jubilee Medals to commemorate this time in our history; and

Whereas there are many Nova Scotians worthy of this recognition and we join in honouring their accomplishments;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House congratulate the many Nova Scotians receiving their Golden Jubilee Medal in honour of our Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, on her Golden Jubilee.

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 Natural Resources.

RESOLUTION NO. 5061

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

Whereas Dartmouth physician Dr. Louise Cloutier has been chosen by her peers as Nova Scotia's nomination for the College of Family Physicians of Canada Family Doctor of the Year; and

Whereas the award is presented to an individual who has provided exceptional care to his or her patients, and has made a significant contribution to the health and well-being of the community; and

Whereas Dr. Cloutier obtained her medical degree from the University of Ottawa, after beginning her medical career as a nurse she went on to become president of the Medical Society of Nova Scotia and now practices medicine at the Woodlawn Medical Clinic;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House congratulate Dr. Louise Cloutier on her nomination for the College of Family Physicians of Canada Family Doctor of the Year and express our appreciation for her many years of service to the people of 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.

The honourable member for Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5062

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 Pope John XXIII Council No. 7302 Knights of Columbus of Cole Harbour have earned an excellent reputation for their work in providing for families in need; and

Whereas their work has been recognized by the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Headquarters who awarded them the prestigious Star Council Award for "overall achievements in membership recruitment and retention, insurance promotion and Surge . . . with Service" programming activities; and

Whereas the officers and directors of the Cole Harbour Knights of Columbus for the 2002-03 Columbian year certainly represent the vitality and dedication to public service required to earn this award;

Therefore be it resolved that this House of Assembly congratulate the officers and directors and all those affiliated with the Pope John XXIII Council Number 7302, Knights of Columbus of Cole Harbour, on receiving the Knights of Columbus Star Council Award and wish them well in their continued service to their 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.

The honourable member for Cape Breton West.

RESOLUTION NO. 5063

MR. RUSSELL MACKINNON: 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 members of Branch 36 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Louisbourg are graciously constructing a veterans' memorial park; and

Whereas this is one example out of many of the great services Legions perform in their province every year; and

Whereas this veterans' memorial park will be another tribute to our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves during wartime for all Canadians;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate the members of Branch 36 of the Royal Canadian Legion for the construction of this veterans' memorial park.

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 Atlantic.

RESOLUTION NO. 5064

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

Whereas the community of Herring Cove has received a new playground at the William King Elementary School, replacing 20-year-old equipment; and

Whereas the project was initiated by 20 members of the Halifax Kinsmen who raised the required $40,000, planned, developed, and built the playground which will serve the surrounding neighbourhoods;

Whereas light poles for evening use were installed by a local electric company which, together with several other community partners, contributed about half of the cost of the playground;

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Therefore be it resolved that the Halifax Kinsmen and the community of Herring Cove be congratulated for undertaking the construction of a valuable community resource - the new playground at the William King Elementary School.

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 Cape Breton The Lakes.

RESOLUTION NO. 5065

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

Whereas the grounds of the Northside General Hospital will be a great deal brighter tomorrow evening after the "Lights for Health" display is turned on during a celebration on the front lawn of the hospital; and

Whereas the Lights for Health is a major fundraiser for the Northside General Hospital Foundation, to raise money by selling individual lights in memory of a loved one who has passed away; and

Whereas the money from this fundraiser is used to purchase much needed medical equipment for the Northside General Hospital;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the Northside Hospital Foundation for another successful fundraiser and wish everyone attending the celebrations a wonderful evening.

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 Justice.

RESOLUTION NO. 5066

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

Whereas the 2002 Better Newspaper Competition Awards were presented at the Atlantic Community Newspapers Association and Canadian Community Newspapers Association Convention held in Halifax; and

Whereas Lighthouse Publishing Limited's Bridgewater Bulletin won eight awards, including Best All-round Newspaper and Best Front Page for newspapers with circulations of 6,500 to 12,499; and

Whereas many of the Bulletin's staff members were also recognized, including Lisa Brown, who came first in the category of Best Feature Series for a newspaper with a circulation of 4,000 to 12,499;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Lighthouse Publishing and its staff on their many awards at the 2002 Better Newspapers Competition and wish them continued success in bringing the news to the citizens of 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.

The honourable Leader in the House of the Liberal Party.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5067

MR. WAYNE GAUDET: Mr. Speaker, with your permission, I would like to read the resolution in French followed by the English translation, please.

M. le Président, par la présente, j'avise que je proposerai à une date ultérieure, l'adoption de la résolution suivante:

Attendu que les gouvernements provincial et fédéral ont initié le programme "Information Economy Initiative" qui accorde un prix à une enseignante qui se distingue par son leadership dans le domaine de la technologie de l'information dans chacun des conseils scolaires de la province;

Attendu que Monette Boudreau enseignante à l'École Saint-Albert du Conseil scolaire acadien provincial a reçu ce prix pour l'année 2002-2003;

Attendu que cette engeinante a participé aux ateliers avec les autres récipiendaires de ce prix pour discuter des moyens d'intégrer la technologie de l'information dans la salle de classe, pour aider les élèves à acquérir les habiletés de base dans cette nouvelle technologie;

Qu'il soit résolu que cette chambre exprime ses félicitations et transmet ses meilleurs voeux de succès à Mme Monette Boudreau pour son engagement envers l'éducation de notre jeunesse.

M. le Président, je propose l'adoption de cette résolution sans préavis et sans débats.

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

Whereas in 1998 a federal and provincial partnership created the Information Economy Initiative which now includes awards given to one teacher from each school board across the province who displays strong leadership while using information technology in the classroom; and

Whereas Monette Boudreau, of Ecole Saint-Albert with the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial is the recipient of this award for 2002-03; and

Whereas this teacher has attended a workshop with other recipients of this award to brainstorm on the best way to use this grant and how to integrate more technology into the classroom, ensuring our students are getting the technological base they will need throughout life;

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Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Monette Boudreau for her commitment to education and wish her continued success in the future.

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.

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, I move that you do now leave the Chair and the House resolve itself into Committee of the Whole House on Bills.

MR. SPEAKER: Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

[2:02 p.m. The House resolved itself into a CWH on Bills with Deputy Chairman Mr. Brooke Taylor in the Chair.]

[2:03 p.m. CWH on Bills rose and the House reconvened with Deputy Speaker Mr. Brooke Taylor in the Chair.]

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

THE CLERK: That the committee has met and considered the following bill:

Bill No. 83 - Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission Act.

and the chairman has been instructed to recommend this bill to the favourable consideration of the House, without amendment.

MR. SPEAKER: Ordered that this bill be read a third time. When shall it be read?

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SOME HON. MEMBERS: Now.

MR. SPEAKER: Is it agreed?

It is agreed.

So ordered.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, would you please call the order of business, Public Bills for Third Reading.

PUBLIC BILLS FOR THIRD READING

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 142.

Bill No. 142 - House of Assembly Act/Elections Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of Justice I now move third reading of this bill.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Chebucto.

MR. HOWARD EPSTEIN: Mr. Speaker, as all members of the House will know from earlier discussion, the Opposition intends to support this bill. We went through, as all members will know, a lengthy process that can only be characterized as a truly all-Party process to set up an independent Electoral Boundaries Commission. When we did that we entrusted the nine members of that commission to hold public hearings as required under the existing legislation and to come to us with recommendations for any changes to electoral boundaries that they thought were appropriate.

The nine members of that Electoral Boundaries Commission did the job that we unanimously in this House asked them to do. They went through a process that included two rounds of public hearings. This also is required under our Statute. The first round of public hearings is to hear the public, the second round is required after an interim report has been published. This can only be characterized as a fair process.

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The result of that process isn't one that necessarily pleased all members of the House. It may be that a number of members and indeed we know that a number of members saw changes to constituency boundaries as having some negative impact on either their own constituency or in constituencies that they see as being the kinds of constituencies that they might hope that their Party would win.

I will give an example from my own constituency, if I may. One of the things recommended by the Electoral Boundaries Commission was the addition of three polls to my constituency, taken from the constituency immediately to the south, Halifax Citadel. I looked back at the voting records of people in those three polls and I'm sure all members of the House did similar examinations when they saw changes made. In those three polls, my Party was not the favoured Party. The voters in those three polls happened to have voted in previous recent elections for either the Progressive Conservatives or the Liberals as the leading Party that they chose, but do you know what? At no point in the process did I come and whine and snivel before this House asking for any changes to be made, because the Electoral Boundaries Commission had done its job and it doesn't matter whether the results are to the taste of any individual member or not.

What I say is our function at this stage is to accept the recommendations of the Electoral Boundaries Commission in order to maintain the integrity of the process. All members have to do is ask themselves what would happen if majority rule were the way in which electoral boundaries were redrawn in this province. It would be simple for the majority Party to attempt to perpetuate itself through gerrymandering, through minor amendments and every member knows that, and that's exactly why, a decade ago, an independent process was set up.

We took an additional step this time by going through the process of asking the Electoral Boundaries Commission to listen to anything that was said to us during the Law Amendments Committee process. A transcript was made, it was sent to the Electoral Boundaries Commission, and we were given a letter from the Electoral Boundaries Commission in which they indicated that all members of the commission, all nine members, had listened to the submissions, some they accepted, some they didn't. They've told us what changes they are prepared to see. Those changes have been incorporated into the Statute. As I see it, that's the end of the matter.

Our obligation here is to simply accept the final report of the Electoral Boundaries Commission, put it in place. That's been our position from day one, it's our position now and we are certainly going to vote in favour of the bill as it now stands as amended through the input of the Electoral Boundaries Commission. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Lunenburg West.

MR. DONALD DOWNE: Mr. Speaker, I've spoken on this issue repeatedly in the House, and although I have the utmost respect for members who have spoken about accepting this carte blanche, I do feel I have the responsibility to do what I've been requested by my constituency to do in this Legislature, and that is to stand up and voice their concerns, voice their point of view and ask that they be heard. They were not able to be heard when the commission was going around the province. They asked if the commission would come back to Lunenburg West to be heard. The commission was unable to do so due to their schedule. So they in turn, in public meetings that we've had in the riding, had requested that I speak out on this.

Some would say, well, is it for personal gain? Well, it's obviously not for personal gain that I would speak out. It's obvious that I won't be here for the next election. The second issue is that this actually makes Lunenburg West smaller, geographically, so there's less area you have to travel. So there's no personal gain there either, but the fact that the community at large has said no to the proposed change, not that they are opposing anybody in Queens, they have the utmost respect for the great people of Queens, and I do as well, but when you get letters from a former Cabinet Minister of the Progressive Conservative Party, Marie Dechman, who said this change is wrong, when you get very articulate presentations made by the former Progressive Conservative Cabinet Minister John Leefe saying that that proposed change is wrong, when you get municipal councils in both Lunenburg and Queens saying the proposed changes are wrong and, of course, most importantly, the good people of the areas affected in my riding saying it's wrong, then it's incumbent upon me to stand up.

Now, I know there's a member across the way in the Progressive Conservative Party who stood up and voiced his concern and his conscience, what his constituency had asked him to do, and he received a great deal of respect for that. All I'm saying is that what we're trying to do here is the same thing - is to bring forth the concerns of the constituency. I realize that we brought in an amendment and we asked for an amendment. It was defeated in the House. The amendment would be to simply revert back to the previous Electoral Boundaries Commission report of 1992 with their specific recommendations with regard to Lunenburg West and that was defeated in the House. I believe it was defeated by the other Parties, but nevertheless it was defeated.

So with that, I know that the probability of me standing here and requesting that there be a change, is not going to happen, but nevertheless I will stand here and indicate to the members of the House that it's not because of the numerical issue here, it's because of the historical aspects. It has to do with the whole process of where people have normally done business, worked, lived, gone to church, gone to communities, fire departments, the rural communities and how they've lived and this is a major shift. So I was asked by representatives, in fact of all three Parties, concerned residents that are of all three Parties, to stand here to express that and I have. I have done that and that's my democratic right, my

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democratic privilege and I would hope that members of the House would accept it from that basis.

I will finalize my statements by saying that I will be voting against the bill, not that I'm opposed to the commission, the commission did the best job they could. I have the utmost respect for the commission and its chairman. It's just that the people in my community have asked me to vote my conscience and vote the way they want me to vote on this issue and that's exactly what this member for Lunenburg West will be doing.

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

MR. WILLIAM ESTABROOKS: Mr. Speaker, as the MLA for the growing constituency of Timberlea-Prospect, I'm proof positive of the fact that you have to pay a price when there's growth in your community. Having looked closely at the final report and now the Law Amendments Committee report that has come back to this House, the riding of Timberlea-Prospect will lose over 2,400 voters.

Mr. Speaker, as you well know, having worked in your constituency and worked with people in the various communities that you serve, you get very quickly attached to the fact that people in various parts of the constituency become part of the concerns that you deal with and their problems become your problems as you work with them. I've had the opportunity to appear in front of both sessions of the Electoral Boundaries Commission when they made their way around the province. In particular, it was of real consequence in the growing community of Timberlea, that the commissioners took the time on one Saturday afternoon to hold a session in that growing community.

The recommendations are fair. In particular, I would like to congratulate the commissioners of making the final change of keeping the community of Highland Park together because earlier, in the interim report, or was it the final report - you will have to correct me there on that, Mr. Speaker - Highland Park, as a growing subdivision, was divided. In the final report that's come back from the Law Amendments Committee, Highland Park is now all in the same constituency.

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Mr. Speaker, I should point out that Highland Park is no longer in the growing constituency of Timberlea-Prospect. It is in the new constituency of Hammonds Plains-Upper Sackville, as are the subdivisions Westwood Hills, part of Kingswood and other growing areas along the Hammonds Plains Road. Out of a sense of fairness it was important that this new growing constituency of Hammonds Plains-Upper Sackville included both sides of Highland Park, Westwood Hills and Kingswood. I agree with that change.

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I also had the privilege, Mr. Speaker, as you know, of presenting a petition from people who live in the communities along the ocean from Peggy's Cove over to Shad Bay, the communities of East and West Dover, McGraths Cove, Big Lake, and I want the 911 people to know there is such a community as Big Lake, Black Duck Run, another community that I know about and 911 should know about, and, of course, the community of Bayside.

I don't necessarily agree with all the changes, and I can tell you that the people who live in those communities have made their views known through me as their MLA and to the fact that they will be joining the constituency of Chester-St. Margaret's. This has been an independent, arm's-length review of the need for new electoral boundaries in this province.

Mr. Speaker, I would like to close by referring to the September 7th edition of this year's the Cape Breton Post. The Cape Breton Post editorial on September 7th says that, big seat map looks fair; Cape Breton is losing a seat but is not being mistreated, that editorial says. All I can add, it was an arm's-length, fair process. As the MLA for Timberlea-Prospect, I will live with the consequences. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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

MR. BRIAN BOUDREAU: Mr. Speaker, I rise today and as I indicated before on this bill, I am disappointed in the bill. I'm disappointed in the process of the bill. I'm disappointed with the government, in fact, not even paying any attention. As all Nova Scotians are probably aware now, my constituency is the only constituency in Nova Scotia that's being eliminated under this proposed law. That's alarming and it should be alarming to many people in rural Nova Scotia, because this government was the government that said they were going to protect rural Nova Scotia. Here, rural Nova Scotia now loses a voice. That concerns me a great deal.

Mr. Speaker, I've been around politics long enough to realize that what's going to happen here in a few minutes, this House and the members in this House, particularly the government members and the members from the NDP will be supporting the legislation. I thought that I would take a few minutes to pay tribute to the honourable members who have represented this riding in this House of Assembly.

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. There's too much noise in the Chamber.

The honourable member for Cape Breton The Lakes has the floor.

MR. BOUDREAU: Mr. Speaker, this riding of Cape Breton The Lakes was created in 1978 upon a recommendation by the boundaries commission of that year. Parts of it came from Cape Breton West, Cape Breton South and Cape Breton North. It's kind of going back that way under this proposal. I want to pay tribute, in particular, to the first member who

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represented Cape Breton The Lakes, and that member was Mr. Ozzie Fraser, who represented the riding I represent today.

Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Fraser continues to live in the Village of Westmount, and Ozzie continues to carry a great deal of respect in the community throughout the riding today. I believe that will say enough about Mr. Fraser. After all these years, the respect for him is still there, alive and well.

I also would like to recognize the honourable John Newell who represented the riding from 1983 until 1988. Mr. Newell was a Conservative member of this House - in fact, he was a member of the John Buchanan Government. He contributed a great deal to the community, particularly in the Westmount and Coxheath area. He continues to be involved in his community today and I want to pay respect to the representation that he brought to this House on behalf of the community between the years 1983-88.

From 1988 to 1997, the area was represented by Bernie Boudreau. Mr. Boudreau, as you . . .

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. Would the honourable member allow for an introduction?

MR. BOUDREAU: Yes, Mr. Speaker.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Chester-St. Margaret's.

MR. JOHN CHATAWAY: Mr. Speaker, I would very much like to thank the member for allowing me to make this introduction. In the west gallery there are people that reside in Chester-St. Margaret's and it's certainly a great privilege to welcome them again. Of course, in the last couple of weeks - east gallery, pardonnez-moi, okay, in the east gallery. I've had the great privilege to introduce them for the last two weeks because they are especially interested in a bill that I believe is going to be signed by the Lieutenant-Governor today. It's not only for the people in Chester-St. Margaret's but basically for people all over. The introduction is a group of people - and I don't intend to read all the names, but I would just like to say that I know many in this House would very much like to go and shake their hands when the actual thing happens, but we're too far away. So, if you have that sign, this is a sign that we've all worked well together and we very much appreciate your great interest. Thank you very much for attending this wonderful thing.

MR. SPEAKER: We certainly welcome our guests to the gallery today and thank the honourable member for Cape Breton The Lakes.

The honourable member for Cape Breton The Lakes has the floor.

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MR. BOUDREAU: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Anyway, I will continue on. Between the years 1988 and 1997, the riding of Cape Breton The Lakes was represented by Bernard Boudreau. Bernie Boudreau, of course, provided a positive impact throughout Nova Scotia and was a member of the John Savage Government and played a major role in that government.

Between 1997 and 1999, the riding was also represented by Helen MacDonald. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on which side of the House you're on, I defeated Helen. It was politics and that's how elections are fought, but I do want to recognize that I know Helen personally, she's a good person, she provided good representation in this House for the years that she was in here and I want to congratulate her as well as the other representatives for Cape Breton The Lakes for the contribution that they've made. (Applause)

This is kind of neat when I got this from the library because it sort of reminds me of paying a visit to a graveyard in which my name is on the headstone and, of course, I'm representing the area from 1999 and I will allow the community to judge for themselves what type of representation that I am providing.

Mr. Speaker, I also want to take time to recognize Dr. Andrew Molloy. Dr. Molloy lives in the community of Westmount and he represented the Cape Breton area on the board of commissioners and I want to take time to recognize his contribution and his efforts - in fact, I credit Dr. Molloy with protecting many of the rural areas throughout this province.

In closing, I guess, my area's being split up by this bill. I'm very comfortable in the

Westmount-Coxheath-Keltic Drive area because, of course, that area will be joining Cape Breton South. Mr. Speaker, we're all very much aware of who represents Cape Breton South and, of course, he has a very successful career. The people in that area of the community are looking forward to working with the member for Cape Breton South, right after the next election when they endorse his representation.

Mr. Speaker, I would also like to recognize the community of Eskasoni. This area goes to Cape Breton West. I can assure my Native constituents, particularly in the Band council and all members of the community in Eskasoni, that they're getting strong representation in the good member for Cape Breton West. I am very confident that those areas will endorse the representation that is there after the next election.

Mr. Speaker, my concern lies in the Northside area of my constituency, where I did attempt to amend one area of the boundaries and, in fact, another example of this government not listening to the issues in rural Nova Scotia. Of course they defeated the amendment. I would suggest that the people in Point Aconi, Mill Creek, McCreadyville, Alder Point, Little Pond, Upper North Sydney, and the Tobin Road area that's going in this riding will find suitable representation. I will not comment today on whether the rookie from Cape Breton North, the honourable Minister of Economic Development is providing representation - I

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don't want to discuss his representation. It will be up to him to convince the people there in those areas that he can provide the representation, similar, perhaps, to what I have tried to provide.

Mr. Speaker, in closing I want to pay tribute to all the commissioners for their time and their effort and their contribution that they put forth in this process. I may not agree with this entire process, and I believe it was the government, I lay the blame on the government. They are the government and they have the choices. The commissioners were given the mandate, and in fact they had no option but to come in here with one rural riding somewhere within the province that had to be eliminated, given the mandate that they were provided. In closing, I would ask all members - to be conscious when they voice their vote on this very important issue for the future of our province - not to forget rural Nova Scotia. Thank you.

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

MR. MANNING MACDONALD: Mr. Speaker, I'm not going to be long but I would like to leave a few remarks with this House on this particular bill. First and foremost I would like to congratulate the member for Cape Breton The Lakes on his presentation here today and what he has been able to achieve in his role as the MLA for Cape Breton The Lakes since he was elected to this House. As you know, it wasn't an easy road for the member for Cape Breton The Lakes to get to this House. He had to become, what I would consider, a giant slayer in the jargon of politics, and he pulled off what a lot of people thought would be impossible at that time. Brian Boudreau showed, during the course of his election campaign, at that time, that he knew how to campaign, the people knew that, the people knew who Brian Boudreau was at that time, and what a tremendous force he was when he was with regional government in the CBRM. (Applause)

I don't think anybody should leave the impression in this House that we're going to be seeing the last of Brian Boudreau, because he will be around for some time to come, in politics in Nova Scotia. I do want to say, Mr. Speaker, that some of the members of our Party are upset with this bill, and rightfully so. They're not upset with the work the commission has done, they're upset with the end result as it affects Cape Breton. I can tell you that Cape Breton will remain, for some time, a Liberal stronghold. We know that because the people of Cape Breton know and approve of Liberal values in Nova Scotia. They have for some time now, just look at the results. We have a couple of seats down there that we're about to take back and then Cape Breton can resume its place as it was in 1993 when we controlled all the seats on Cape Breton Island.

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Mr. Speaker, I believe the problem with this bill is that yet again Cape Breton is losing a seat. Parts of the province that have sparse populations, like perhaps the commission has outlined about representation by population, some other constituencies in this province

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are as sparsely populated as areas of Cape Breton, but they didn't lose a seat. Cape Breton lost a seat. We lost Cape Breton The Lakes - right in the middle of industrial Cape Breton - and I believe if this representation by population is allowed to continue, then what's going to happen in this province is the power base is going to shift even more to the centre of the province. I'm not saying that metro Halifax doesn't deserve all the representation it gets, I'm saying that areas like Cape Breton can become under-represented in the House of Assembly if we allow that slippery slope to continue by representation by population.

Areas like Victoria County, areas like Cape Breton The Lakes, need to be re-examined for what they are - sprawling areas with people who don't have regular access to government services such as the people, for example, in metro Halifax have. That's a concern that we keep getting expressed to us, that government services in rural Nova Scotia, and I'm not only talking about Cape Breton here, I'm talking about other parts of rural Nova Scotia as well, that services aren't as readily available to them on a daily basis as they are in metro Halifax. So the role of the MLA becomes increasingly more important in dealing with matters that otherwise should be dealt with by government departments.

So that's a concern that some people have who live in rural Cape Breton and other areas of rural Nova Scotia and Brian Boudreau and other members who have represented rural areas in this province do it very well. They do a lot more in terms of looking after government functions, access functions that people want, deserve and pay for, than urban MLAs like myself do because in Sydney we have government offices there. People can go to a government office and access different government documents, but they can't in rural Nova Scotia. So the role of the MLA is somewhat different and I fear that we may be losing some of that because of the need in this province to have elected representatives by population only. I think other mitigating factors should be taken into consideration in the future.

While I appreciate the work that was done by the commission, they had a mandate to do and they followed that mandate. I don't have any difficulty with the way, I think they were very honourable people and I think they did a good job. We are losing a seat in Cape Breton, but as Cape Breton so often has to do, we will persevere through this and we will come out of this stronger.

Our voice will be heard in the Legislature even though we will have one less seat, but I just want to, in closing, congratulate again the member for Cape Breton The Lakes and to tell him that the people that he is passing off to Cape Breton South, I believe that he has done a great service for them and they have informed me that certainly they are going to be just as active in the community, and I'm talking about Westmount, Coxheath, which he alluded to, Sydney River, Point Edward, all the way over to Balls Creek and Sydney River, of course. Those areas are now going to become part of Cape Breton South and I welcome them.

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The numbers that I will be losing in the other end of my constituency, Mr. Speaker, I'm passing off to another great Liberal MLA, the Cape Breton Nova MLA, and I'm sure that he will take note of the voting patterns of those people in the past and cultivate those people in Cape Breton Nova in the future. (Interruption) Yes, Sign Location cases for Paul, they're probably already up there, but anyway I just wanted to say, in closing, that the work of the commission I appreciated, the deliberations in the House I appreciated. Unfortunately, I can't support the bill because of the fact that Cape Breton is losing a seat and that's the only reason I'm not going to support the bill. In our Party we have adopted a free vote system and certainly on matters that are important to individual members and certainly it's my intention to vote against the bill only because I feel that Cape Breton, again, is going to be fighting a rear guard action of trying to get its voice heard in Halifax because we're losing one more member. So it's for that reason and that reason only that I won't be supporting the bill.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Glace Bay.

MR. DAVID WILSON: Mr. Speaker, I will take only a few minutes to try to make my point on this matter. I, as well, will not be supporting this bill and will be voting against it. It's worrisome when I hear comments from regional councillors in my area, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, who say they've attended a recent event in Halifax - the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities - where some were booed and jeered and typified as Cape Bretoners and whiners because we were from a certain area of this province.

Mr. Speaker, that, to me, is very worrisome that we've come to that point in this province. I hope we haven't come to that point as legislators, although if I was to say right here, right now, that it's not fair to add another seat to Halifax and to take one away from Cape Breton based on population, representation by population only, I probably would have someone say here's another Cape Bretoner whining that something is being taken away. It simply doesn't make sense to me. There has to be a better way. I'm not standing here saying that I have the better way, that I know the perfect solution to this, but I do know, as a representative from the Island of Cape Breton, it would be hypocritical of me to stand here and vote in favour of a piece of legislation that indeed takes one seat away from the Island of Cape Breton.

Mr. Speaker, I know that some of the metro members of the Legislative Assembly, in particular from the New Democratic Party, have said that there should be even more seats added to Halifax and if that's the case, then I wonder down the road as the population of the metropolitan Halifax area continues to rise, do we look at some day having all of our representation come from the metro area in Halifax? Do we have a Legislature that's comprised only of legislators from the metropolitan area here in the Halifax-Dartmouth area? Would that be fair to the rest of Nova Scotia? I think we all know that the answer to that is no.

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So on those few points, Mr. Speaker, I, too, would like to pass on my congratulations to the member for Cape Breton The Lakes, who has indeed been a tremendous member and a voice on behalf of the people he represents in this Legislature. You can be guaranteed that if we keep sending people such as the member for Cape Breton The Lakes to this Legislature, that the voice of Cape Bretoners will always be heard in this Legislature. So in saying that, again I reiterate that I will not be supporting this bill when it does come down to a vote.

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

MR. PAUL MACEWAN: Mr. Speaker, I wouldn't want this bill to be approved or defeated without having said my piece . . .

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The honourable member for Cape Breton Nova, is your microphone on. Thank you, the honourable member for Cape Breton Nova has the floor.

MR. MACEWAN: Mr. Speaker, I want to speak on two aspects of this bill and I have no notes or text to read and I put my copy of the bill down below where I'm not - I know it all up here so I don't need to have it in front of me.

Mr. Speaker, there are two parts of the bill I want to address, one is my own constituency, and I may possibly dwell briefly on some of the other constituencies involved, and the second is the implementation aspect. As far as the riding of Cape Breton Nova goes, I've told the House before, the word means Cape Breton New, in Latin, that's where the Nova comes from. It's not a shortened form of Nova Scotia where somebody forgot that there was also a Scotia to it. It's Cape Breton Nova because it was a new riding created in 1955 for the purpose of providing for population growth and giving Cape Breton County six seats in the Legislature rather than five as had formerly been the case.

Before Cape Breton Nova was created, parts of it were in Cape Breton South and the other parts of it were in Cape Breton Centre, but it was carved out of those two to create a new riding in 1955. The first election held on those new boundaries was 1956 and the honourable Percy "Pinky" Gaum was elected as member for that seat. Mr. Gaum was elected in 1956, re-elected in 1960, re-elected in 1963, and re-elected in 1967 - four times.

He was, to the best of my knowledge, the first member of the Hebrew faith to sit in this Legislature, and he represented his people well. He fought in World War II in the air force and was shot down over Germany and survived a prisoner of war camp episode that lasted for some 7 or 9 months - I'm not sure just how long and I don't know how he ever did it. It was pretty hard for him to hide who he was, but he survived. He was liberated at the end of the war, returned to Canada, and got some back pay for the time he had spent in the POW camp, and based on that he was able to set himself up in business. He had a clothing business which later on became a realty business, and his realty company is still in existence to this day.

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Now I'm not going to say a great deal about Mr. Gaum, except for the fact that he and I are the only people in history who have ever represented the constituency of Cape Breton Nova in this Legislature. He held it from 1956 to 1970; I've held it since that time.

AN HON. MEMBER: For what Party, Paul?

MR. MACEWAN: It doesn't matter. I've always been here on behalf of the Party of the people, Mr. Speaker. Let that be known.

When I was first elected in 1970 the boundaries of Cape Breton Nova, then, were the same as they were in 1955. The constituency began at the overpass in Sydney and comprised

the communities of Whitney Pier, South Bar, Lingan Road - from the beginning to the end - Victoria Mines, New Victoria, the Twelve County Road area around New Waterford, Kanerville - which is a suburb of New Waterford - Scotchtown, River Ryan, Roachs Road - the county portion of it - Lingan Village, and Fourteen County Road, which was another road that led into New Waterford and went past the site of the Lingan Mine and the Phalen Mine, both of which are now closed. (Interruption) Michelle Dockrill, I believe.

That was the area that elected me in 1970, and the boundaries remained the same from then until 1978 when, for the first time, my boundaries were slightly changed, and three polls from Ashby were added on to what I've just outlined. That was fine, I carried on for a while and then, in 1992, the riding was substantially redrawn, substantially, large parts of it being taken off and given to Cape Breton Centre, and large parts of Cape Breton South being added on at the other end. So the riding was moved across the map. That was the second redistribution I faced, because the first was in 1978, which added on to the riding. Now this is going to be the third time, and this time the riding will be shifted even further to the south and to the west, and locked off at the other end, so that it won't be quite the same as it was before.

How do I personally react to that? There is nothing I can do about it, Mr. Speaker, it's one of those things in life - you have to put up with what comes. I'm very sorry to see areas that I've represented long and faithfully taken away. I don't not welcome new areas, they can give me all the new areas they want. I'll take Cape Breton North any time they want to give it to me, because I think that area in particular needs good representation, but I'll say that we welcome new constituents, we are sad by the loss of existing ones. That's just something you have to face in this business. If you choose to leave it, well you can walk away and somebody else will take over, but if you choose to stay in, well then you'll have to take what comes. So that's something that happens.

At least I can say that my riding wasn't eliminated by this redistribution. I don't suppose in an absolute sense that any community in Nova Scotia has been eliminated by this bill. Every town, county, house, street, that now exists will still exist when the bill is passed,

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if it is. But it does affect the way in which people relate to their communities, at least in the part of Nova Scotia that I come from - and I think in most parts of Nova Scotia people very much tend to vote for the candidate that they like best; it's not determined by ideology.

[2:45 p.m.]

I've often said about my good friend from Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley that he could run on the communist ticket and get re-elected. No question, in my view. He could have run on the Reform ticket, I'm sure, and been re-elected - it doesn't matter what ticket it is, it matters who the person is. If a person has the respect of the community and is well known for hard work and commitment, they will get re-elected. You can run on different tickets, I guess I've proved that over the years. It doesn't matter. The same people vote for me today as voted for me 30 years ago, in most cases, except those who have gone to their reward, or perhaps had to move away because there was no work. But the ones who are still there, are still there.

Now, I'm not going to wage a long tirade on this aspect of what the bill does, but it does change the boundaries and it will change the fact that Cape Breton Island will not have the same number of seats in this House as it has now. We are losing a seat. Some say that's because of population and others say that really Halifax should have more seats, we should take more seats away from Cape Breton. That's the NDP line and I know that.

AN HON. MEMBER: Ed Kinley said that.

MR. MACEWAN: That's what Ed Kinley said, well, I don't know, I never heard him say that, never once. (Interruption) Well, anyway, I don't care, I don't read those papers. I don't read the NDP news anymore.

Let's get back to this bill and away from the NDP. (Interruptions) Well, I can tell you, Mr. Speaker, if I'm allowed to tell tales that have nothing to do with the bill, that I was featured once in a poem that I wrote attacking the Tories on the front page of the Manitoba New Democrat and also on the front page of the Nova Scotia Liberal - both papers at the same time with my poem about the government of Premier Sterling Lyon, was it? Or was it one of those Tories that they had out there that are now long since forgotten.

AN HON. MEMBER: Give us a few lines.

MR. MACEWAN: I can't even remember the poem, but I was featured in the newspapers of various Parties at the same time with this anti-Tory tirade that I wrote way back when.

AN HON. MEMBER: You admit it was a tirade?

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MR. MACEWAN: I'm going back to the bill before I get called to order. Now, having said that about the effects of the bill, I want to deal again with this implementation aspect as dealt with by Clause 7. I'm not dealing with Clause 7, I'm dealing with the bill. But the implementation of anything is very important in terms of when you do it. Our whole day is organized around certain routines and rituals - at a certain time in the morning, we get up out of bed. We're just accustomed to doing that and if you were to sleep in until 12:00 noon or 1:00 p.m. it might be because you were up too late the night before or something, but it's not normally the way you operate. Then we think of eating a meal early in the morning called breakfast. If a law was to be passed, no more could you eat breakfast, many people would find that very hard to adjust to, I should think. So it is with our days and with our lives and with this bill.

I ask the question once and again, when does this bill come into effect? Why can't the advocates and supporters of the bill stand up and tell us that? When you look at the raft of them - I don't mean that as something that floats on the water, I mean the collection of them, the collectivity of them. They have a professor of law in their midst who says, do the right thing and vote for this bill. But, why, then, can't he tell us how the bill will come into effect? We have the Minister of Justice over there - a man of ample size, I'm told and I think that he has sufficient resources and energy to be able to explain what the bill means, as its chief advocate and promoter.

We have many others over there - the Deputy Premier, a man of great ability and talent, the only other member of the House who holds a CD decoration, other than the honourable member for Cape Breton South because he served not in one, not in two, not in three, but in four air forces. The New Zealand, Australia, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force, in that order. So, he's over there reading Light - what kind of a publication is that? I don't know. I'm just paying tribute to you, sir. I think he, instead of sitting over there reading Light, could get up and explain what the bill means if he wished to.

I don't want to pick on various members on the opposite side or to my right, but they have abundant personalities over there of wisdom and eminence, all capable of explaining this bill if any of them understood what it meant.

I raise the same questions as I have raised before, what does the bill mean? When will it come into effect? Is it to come into effect under scenario one, on the dissolution of this House? Because if the House is dissolved, well, under the Nova Scotia Elections Act you hold an election 30 days thereafter. Is 30 days enough time to implement this bill, when the commission that recommended it said, a minimum of six months time must be granted for this bill to take effect, before it takes effect? (Interruptions) No, six months would take us well into May or June of next year. (Interruptions) Oh, 30 days under the Elections Act, yes, if they dissolved the House after passing this bill pall-mall we would have the new

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boundaries coming into effect on dissolution, and 30 days thereafter the election on those new boundaries.

How are they ever going to appoint returning officers to look after 52 constituencies under such conditions? How are those 52 returning officers to be trained and learn their duties in 30 days or less, while simultaneously running an election campaign? How are our political Parties to adjust their riding associations, their constituencies and divvy up the funds and the debts between the ridings in 30 days time, and nominate candidates and get all the signs painted, and up and down all the roads so the people can know who is running, in 30 days?

I have all my signs printed, but they are old and they're kind of dirty. I would like nice new ones for the main streets and then those other ones can be used on the side streets. The ones that have anything that is outdated can just be cut off on the bottom or painted over. I have much experience at both, Mr. Speaker.

That is scenario number one. Scenario number two is that there is a cut-off date in the bill - I think it is March 30th, or something like that - that if that passes, well the bill could then come into effect if dissolution hasn't occurred before that. Then there is another one about the affluxion of time and the determination of this Legislature as to when the bill should come into effect. The statutory provisions are there for the government, after giving this bill third reading in passage, to then bring in a resolution saying, resolved that in the opinion of this House, bill number whatever it is shall not take effect until January 10, 2025. If that passes by a majority of votes then we would be within the confines or the terms of the bill, following the law, doing the thing right, just as they say at the Dalhousie Law School, doing the right thing, and we would have gone through all this exercise, in essence, for nothing.

The bill gives the provision of those three options as a choice for the government. Will it be (a), will it be (b) or will it be (c)? We don't know, because they perhaps don't know. Maybe they're going to go down to the bunker and play spin the bottle until it points the right way and, option (b), the one we wanted. I don't know. I mean, do you govern the province by spinning the bottle? That is a possible scenario for carrying out the terms of Clause 7 of this bill.

AN HON. MEMBER: I don't want to be in that circle.

MR. MACEWAN: You don't want to be in that circle.

AN HON. MEMBER: They have an election day dart board.

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MR. MACEWAN: I think they have an election day dart board and I think that they probably would like to have it sometime around about May. That is my honest opinion. I think they want the federal budget to come out first so they can see how much money they can get from Ottawa and then draft the provincial budget based on that, saying that it is balanced, and then call an election before any people who are analysts or who are all those different kind of things, actuaries, whatever, have had a chance to study their budget and demonstrate that it is a fudge-it budget, you see. They have to have the election before that realization develops that their budget is unreal, like Alice in Wonderland.

So that's what we are voting on here today. These Tory election plans that are murked in mystery in a hodgepodge of - well, you can't see what it is that they are doing.

AN HON. MEMBER: Wrapped in an enigma.

MR. MACEWAN: Wrapped in an enigma, my friend from the NDP says, but I hear he is voting for the bill any way, Mr. Speaker, because it is the right thing to do. All right. They are very much to my right, as you can see, Mr. Speaker.

I don't know what more I can say, Mr. Speaker. I raise these issues to put it on the record. When I spoke in the Committee of the Whole on Bills it wasn't being transcribed. I know they bring out transcripts of that later on, in August or something, next year, but this is recorded now and will be printed tonight and will be out tomorrow. So anything said in this debate will be on the record. I've made my case, I fought the good fight, and I shall rest my case at that. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the honourable Government House Leader it will be to close the debate on Bill No. 142.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, I thank the Opposition for their spirited remarks on this bill, and I now move third reading.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 142.

A recorded vote has been called for.

Ring the bells until the Whips are satisfied.

[2:55 p.m.]

[The Division Bells were rung.]

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MR. SPEAKER: Are the Whips satisfied?

A recorded vote has been called for on Bill No. 142. The Clerks will call the roll. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

[The Clerk calls the roll.]

[2:56 p.m.]

YEAS NAYS

Mr. Rodney MacDonald Mr. Manning MacDonald

Mr. Christie Mr. Downe

Mr. Baker Mr. MacAskill

Mr. Russell Mr. Wilson

Miss Purves Mr. Boudreau

Mr. Fage Mr. MacEwan

Mr. Balser

Ms. McGrath

Mr. Ronald Chisholm

Mr. Olive

Mr. Morse

Mr. MacIsaac

Mr. DeWolfe

Mr. Taylor

Mr. Dooks

Mr. Langille

Mr. Chataway

Mr. Hendsbee

Mrs. Baillie

Mr. Barnet

Mr. O'Donnell

Mr. Hurlburt

Mr. Corbett

Mr. MacDonell

Ms. Maureen MacDonald

Mr. Dexter

Mr. Holm

Mr. Gaudet

Dr. Smith

Mr. Samson

Mr. MacKinnon

Mr. Steele

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Mr. Deveaux

Mr. Robert Chisholm

Mr. Estabrooks

Mr. Epstein

THE CLERK: For, 36. Against, 6.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 144.

Bill No. 144 - Justice Administration Amendment (Fall 2002) Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Justice.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank all members of the House for their support on this bill, and with that I move third reading of Bill No. 144.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage.

MR. KEVIN DEVEAUX: Mr. Speaker, I just want to speak for a few minutes on Bill No. 144. I wouldn't be the Official Opposition Justice Critic if I didn't take the opportunity to stand up and put on the record the changes that have been made to this bill since second reading.

AN HON. MEMBER: How many?

MR. DEVEAUX: Several. Basically, I think I was quoted in the press as saying that the Minister of Justice gutted this bill. He came in with a piece of legislation that was clearly offensive to a lot of people in this province, because it reached very far into the intrusiveness and search and seizure provisions, that like myself and others might have even thought was unconstitutional, Mr. Speaker.

Unfortunately, the minister I think was sold a bill of goods at some point and realized once the bill was introduced there needed to be changes. It stalled on the order paper for a couple of weeks, was brought forward after discussions and consultations that quite frankly should have occurred prior to the bill being introduced but were done after the fact. That's

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not the way that we should be producing legislation, but that's the way the government in this case decided to do it.

What we have now is a piece of legislation that mirrors the Criminal Code provisions with a couple of caveats. This province has agreed that Justices of the Peace through tele-warrants will be able to issue investigative warrants, that's a fairly intrusive warrant power

that in the Criminal Code is only provided through Superior Court judges and Provincial Court judges. This province will allow Justices of the Peace to do that. Our Party does have a concern about that. Otherwise we do feel that our caucus and the Criminal Lawyers Association and particularly Archie Kaiser. the Professor at Dalhousie Law School were able to make certain changes on the government. They recognized that they needed to do something to make this law more palatable, more reasonable, quite frankly constitutional. I was glad to see some of those changes. For example, under the investigative warrant power, the power to require inquiries, actually demand people to have to actually be investigated and interrogated which goes against some might argue - the right to remain silent was taken out of the bill for example. The definition of exigent circumstances was put into the bill.

Vast numbers of changes were made to make this bill more reasonable, but most importantly or one of the most important provisions was this bill would have applied to hundreds upon hundreds of provincial legislation and Acts. It is now reduced to 35 core pieces of legislation in which this warrant power may, and I underline may, possibly even be required. In those circumstances, those powers will be provided to those investigators, and I'm glad to see the Minister of Justice in the end saw the errors of his ways and he decided

it was necessary to make the changes to ensure this law was satisfactory. I only wish in the future that he would continue to push for consultation before-hand and not only after a bill is introduced. Thank you.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Tourism and Culture on an introduction.

HON. RODNEY MACDONALD: Mr. Speaker, I'd like to introduce, if members could draw their attention to the east gallery, Mr. Burton MacIntyre from Whycocomagh. He is very involved in the local community of Whycocomagh and very involved with Cape Breton music and step-dancing, he's very involved in areas of Celtic Colours, and I would like to welcome Mr. MacIntyre here. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Justice on an introduction.

HON. MICHAEL BAKER: Mr. Speaker, it's my pleasure to rise and introduce a class of students from Saint Mary's University who are here today observing the proceedings. They're located in the west gallery and I would ask them to rise and receive the warm welcome of the House. (Applause)

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MR. SPEAKER: I certainly welcome our special guests in the gallery today. I hope they enjoy the proceedings.

The honourable member for Richmond.

MR. MICHEL SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, I have never met Mr. MacIntyre and I'm not sure if he had the opportunity to give a few lessons to the Minister of Tourism and Culture, but I can certainly tell you he has done some pretty funny dances during Question Periods here in this House answering questions. So I don't know if we would call that step-dancing or what the nature of that dancing was, but maybe (Interruption) I'm not sure if Mr. MacIntyre gave him some of those lessons, but he has done some funny dancing to say the least in answering questions here.

Mr. Speaker, very briefly on Bill No. 144. As has been pointed out, there have been a significant amount of changes that have been made here. The unfortunate part with this bill is that the necessary consultation that should have been made on this bill should have taken place prior to the bill being (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please. The honourable member for Richmond has the floor.

MR. SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, as I was saying, the consultation that should have been done on Bill No. 144 should have taken place before that bill ever made it to this House and what we saw, as I stated before, is that we saw legislation on the fly. That was the best way to describe it because every day different changes were being made to this bill and that is not the proper way to do legislation here in this House.

I'm reminded of the speech given by my colleague, the member for Cape Breton Nova, who has had over 30 years experience in this House and who quoted us examples of where legislation that was hastily put through this House without proper consultation came back to haunt the government later down the road and this bill here might be another example of that. The unfortunate thing is that the consultation could have been done with the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society, with the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, with the Public Prosecution Service, legal aid and the public at large that has an interest in civil libertarian issues. They should have been able to make input into this bill, weigh the pros and cons, make sure the necessary checks and balances are put in there.

Mr. Speaker, I don't believe there is any member of this House who does not want to make sure that our police and our investigators in this province are properly equipped with the necessary legal backing to undertake the necessary work that they do. Yet at the same time, we have to make sure there is that fundamental balance of people having their privacy protected and having their freedom protected without unnecessary intrusion by the state or by police powers.

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At the end of the day, only time will tell through the court systems, through challenges which I am sure will be made under the clauses of this bill whether we have gone far enough, whether this government has gone too far, or whether the necessary checks and balances are contained in this. The unfortunate thing is this could have easily been avoided had the government done the necessary consultation. We tried to suggest to the minister to remove the changes to the Summary Proceedings Act from this bill so that the rest of the bill, which no one had any objections to, could have been passed, could have been dealt with, and then that other section could have been held back for a proper discussion. Unfortunately, the minister was not prepared to do that.

Mr. Speaker, I want to take this opportunity to thank those who made submissions to our caucus, both Mr. Kaiser, members of the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, and other members of the Bar who made representations to our Leader, Danny Graham, who also took a key interest in this legislation and working with come of his colleagues and my colleagues in the legal profession in addressing some of the concerns here. So again at the end of the day, we want to put it on record that there is not that level of comfort with the changes here in this bill that we would like to have and at the end of the day it will be this government that will have to account as to whether the courts uphold these provisions or whether they find that they have crossed the line.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the honourable Government House Leader, it will be to close the debate on Bill No. 144.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 144.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 144. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 152.

Bill No. 152 - Université-Sainte-Anne-Collège de l'Acadie Act.

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MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Education.

HON. JANE PURVES: Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank members of the House on all sides for their cooperation with this bill and I would like to thank the members of the université and collège boards of governors and the Acadian community and the Department of Acadian Heritage for their support of this endeavour. With those remarks, Mr. Speaker, I would like to move third reading of the bill.

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

MR. WILLIAM ESTABROOKS: Mr. Speaker, as the Education Critic for the Official Opposition, I would like to congratulate the board of governors of both of these institutions and the combined effect that it will provide for Francophones and Acadians in this province, it is a progressive step. I should point out that, it is with a degree of disappointment, that our amendments with regard to protecting the collective agreement for workers coming under the same union was not accepted, but that's something that I can assure the government and those workers in the various institutions we will be working with them closely on.

In particular, I'm looking forward to the fact that there will be an opportunity to train young teachers with B.Eds en françaises and that's a real need in this province. It's something that hopefully will meet the need when it comes to teaching the young people in this province in Canada's official languages. It's a progressive piece of legislation and the NDP caucus supports it.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Leader in the House of the Liberal Party.

MR. WAYNE GAUDET: Mr. Speaker, as I have stated previously on second reading of this bill, Université Sainte-Anne et Collège de l'Acadie have been working together for a number of years towards making this partnership become a reality. I know there are a lot of people at home especially who have been following the debates on this piece of legislation.

I believe it's time to move forward with this partnership. This merger sends a positive signal and shows a commitment to higher efficiency and as I have said earlier, I will be supporting this bill.

MR. SPEAKER: If I recognize the minister it will be to close debate. The honourable Minister of Education.

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HON. JANE PURVES: Mr. Speaker, merci and I would move third reading of the bill.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 152. Would all those in favour of the motion, please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 155.

Bill No. 155 - Workers' Compensation Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Minister of Environment and Labour.

MR. DAVID MORSE: Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 155.

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

MR. FRANK CORBETT: Mr. Speaker, I will be making a few comments about Bill No. 155. This is a bill that took some to-ing and fro-ing to get into this House. It reflects just a mere one recommendation from the Dorsey report and I think the group of people in this province, the injured workers and their recognized leadership, such people of Jane Labrador, Wally Peters, Lauchie MacLeod, Mary Lloyd and all the other people that were involved in those injured workers' groups that brought forward this message because they were strident on many of us in this House, they were particularly strident with the people from the board, from its board members right to the chairman of that board and pushed them and prodded them all the way to this.

This is a bill that doesn't alleviate a lot of the problems within the workers' compensation system, but what it does is allow a certain section of injured workers, mostly all pre-Haydens that would allow them some dignity. This bill is going to mean, in this upcoming Christmas season, the ability of them not having to make the choice of whether it's oil in the tank or food in the fridge. It's as simple as that, if we can get those cheques out to those people. People, as we all know, from one side of this House to the other, realize that workers in Nova Scotia are just one day away from being an injured worker themselves.

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Mr. Speaker, these people certainly haven't won any kind of lotto, this bill is not, in any real serious reflective way, about any kind of retroactivity in any serious manner. It will allow them, from this day forward, hopefully, a bit more dignity. It would give them a bit more dignity, also, in that there will be, hopefully, yearly increments so that they don't have to come cap in hand to the government every few years.

Mr. Speaker, while this has been one small step in this House, I appreciate it, I appreciate the minister bringing it forward. I would also, in a very public way, like to thank the minister's assistant, Mr. Christie, who was very kind to me when this bill was coming forward, to inform me and was willing to answer any questions I had for him. I will say this in public, and I have asked the minister to also express in a more personal way to his assistant, that I appreciated that, and that I hope, again, we will see more coming from your department in response to the Dorsey report. Thank you.

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

MR. PAUL MACEWAN: Mr. Speaker, I do want to say something on this bill. I did everything I could, and I think the minister knows this, to try to see that this bill a) was brought forward at this session of the House, and b) got passed. I don't plead not guilty to that, I plead guilty. I think that's my job and the job of every member of this House is to try to promote what we consider to be good legislation. I know that this bill is not the implementation of the full Dorsey report. The Dorsey report was 400 pages long - well 390 pages but I like to round things off, so it was 400 pages long. It took half a year to complete, and it cost $0.5 million. Maybe it took more than half a year to complete, I forget how long. It took much time, shall we say, and cost $0.5 million. It contains a great number of recommendations for reform of workers' compensation, of which this is just one. I don't know the total number - I think it was 29, or something in that realm - but it was a goodly number.

Mr. Speaker, the government has told us during this four-week session that there wasn't enough business to keep the House going five days a week. So we sat on week number one for five days, yes, but on week number two, because of Remembrance Day, we only sat four days. Then on week number three, well, we only sat three days, and then on week number four, you would think we would only be sitting two days but yet we sat three days this week.

The reason we didn't sit on Monday or on Friday, this week or last, was because the government said that there wasn't any business to discuss. Yet, at the same time, they were sitting on this 390-page report about the workers' compensation program, proposing 30-odd recommendations for reform, and they only implement one of them. Then they say, there's no business to discuss. There's no reason for the House to sit. Well, I don't know if you can figure that one out or not. I remember when I studied geometry, at the bottom of a theorem they put QED, which in Latin stood for quad erat demonstrandum, which means it is now

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proved. (Interruptions) Have I got it wrong? I got it wrong. It's been many years since I studied geometry. I used to make good marks in it, but as soon as the exams were over, I forgot it all. (Laughter)

Well, now, I don't know. I was trying to make the point here, is there a case to support the government saying that there's not enough business to keep the Legislature open five days a week? I suggest that it's not proven QED at all. If they just took the report from which the bill now before us came and introduced, let us say, 20 more bills incorporating 20 more of the Dorsey Commission's recommendations, well, we would be sitting here five days a week, past Christmas - maybe even past New Year's - but dealing with effective legislation to meet the needs of the people.

AN HON. MEMBER: Why would we have to be here that long, we just passed . . .

MR. MACEWAN: Well, I don't know, maybe some of their members over there might filibuster those bills, we know that they can do that, sometimes, when it suits their partisan needs.

AN HON. MEMBER: They're not allowed to talk.

MR. MACEWAN: But right now they're not allowed to talk, so they just listen.

Let me talk about Bill No. 155, and never mind the other recommendations of the Dorsey report, Mr. Speaker, because as long as I have the appointment that I have right now as Critic for this Party for Labour and for workers' compensation, I know there will be plenty of opportunity to develop those themes in the future. Now, here's my file on Bill No. 155. But this file . . .

AN HON. MEMBER: Table it.

MR. MACEWAN: I'm not going to table it because I'm not reading from it, I know it all by memory. This file here is actually the file of one case, that's the case of Mr. Dennis Fougere. I know I'm not bringing up individual cases here in the House for political gain, far be it for me to do that, Mr. Fougere supports me already, but I know about what he had to try to live on from having worked on his compensation case.

What are the facts on this one? Well he got a workers' compensation pension of $266 a month, Mr. Speaker. Under the supplementary benefits program, once they brought it out, he got an extra $444 a month, so his total monthly income was $710 a month. Now the orthodox point of view - and I'm not referring there to any religious denomination - I'm saying the "ordinary" point of view on that question is twofold. First of all, the legend is that the supplementary benefits provide for an OAS/GIS standard of living for everybody on workers' compensation, which translates into about $1,000 or $1,100 a month or so; it's

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around about that. The reason it doesn't work that way is because there is a cap on the supplementary benefit that you can be paid. You can be paid enough of a supplementary benefit to bring you up to the OAS/GIS standard of living, if you haven't gone past the cap, but if you're only getting a little worker's compensation pension and nothing else and the cap applies, it results in what happened to Dennis Fougere. He had to live on $710 a month.

Now, this bill - and I'm promoting it here, Mr. Speaker, I'm not ashamed to be promoting a Tory bill when it's for the people - will raise his monthly income by $540 and bring him up to an income level of $1,250 a month. That's what this bill will do for Dennis Fougere. Now, does that make him a rich man? No. Does it make him a little less poor? Yes. That's why I support the bill.

The second consideration the orthodox point of view would bring forward on a case like his is, well what about the Canada Pension? Didn't he work anywhere, why doesn't he get a pension from the company he worked for, et cetera, et cetera Well, Mr. Speaker, if you had studied the Canada Pension you will know that you will have had to pay into it a certain amount of money for a certain number of years in order to qualify for disability benefits. If you only worked for a shorter length of time than that minimum, you don't qualify. So you could have worked, say for four years, and then gotten injured to the point you couldn't work anymore, do you get Canada Pension? The answer is no, you do not. So, that's Canada Pension. It only applies to those who can gain it. The rest don't. That includes the people who are on supplementary benefits.

Now, what about pensions paid by other employers? The ones they worked for in the past. Well, Mr. Speaker, I used to be a teacher, I used to be a worker for the Sydney Steel Corporation, and I used to be a construction worker. I worked for M.F. Schurman Limited of Charlottetown, P.E.I. for 75 cents an hour - no, 85 cents it climbed to after awhile, 13 hours a day, too. That is sort of my back occupational history. But with none of those companies am I going to get a pension or will I qualify from one when I retire from this place, because I didn't work long enough to draw a pension.

Now, I know with the teachers' pension plan you can pay into it a certain number of years but then, if you move on to something, well, we'll say better - I don't know, but we'll say - you can withdraw your contributions to the teachers' pension plan so you can have some money to spend for a couple of days before you spend it all. That is a great temptation, shall I say, to which many have succumbed, including myself because it was pretty hard. I won't get into that.

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The fact is that you could have worked for a number of employers and not qualify for any pension whatsoever because you had to retire at an early age due to an industrial accident. The employer says, well, that's what workers' compensation is there for. So by

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each one passing the buck to the other, the result is that the worker winds up with nothing except whatever he or she can get from workers' compensation.

What is the supplementary benefits that this bill is talking about? This is a program that was brought in by the previous Liberal Government for the purpose of trying to make life more liveable for those who were affected by the things that I have said so far, to give them some extra money so they wouldn't have to live on $266 a month. If you only get $266 a month to live on, then by any standard that I know of, you would be a person in need, as defined legally by the family benefits and income assistance Act. I think that is the name of it. It was the Social Assistance Act in my time, but they have a new name on it now. It's the same thing. Actually, when I was first elected it was the Department of Public Welfare and they didn't apologize for that name because the purpose of it was to look after the welfare of the people. Anyway, let's not get sidetracked.

Those people who were getting $266 a month to live on from the workers' compensation, and no more, would have to go down to the offices of the department that I have just spoken about, whatever name it was known by. They would be people in need and they would qualify for assistance. If you can get them on assistance, they then qualified for all the fringe benefits such as free prescriptions; hearing aids, if needed; such as eye glasses, if needed; such as dentures, if needed; and various other such things, even artificial limbs, if needed. Community Services provides all that.

Yes, I worked long and hard to try to get individuals who I came in contact with, who didn't have enough money to live on under those income assistance benefits, because not only would it bring their income up, it also would plug them in to these fringe benefits that I have just talked about.

Now, some may lose that as a result of what we are passing here in the House tonight. I will do what I can to try to get Community Services to still provide those benefits because they can, on a discretionary basis, if the monthly Pharmacare bill is high, or if there are unusual and one-time-only requirements that come in such as perhaps the need for hearing aids or such an appliance, that can be done. The provision is there.

I think I have given you an explanation of what this bill is about. It comes into effect on October 1, 2002. There is no doubt in this bill as to how it comes into effect. It is not like that amendment that we just passed, the House of Assembly Act, which provided three possible options for implementing it. You're left to play spin the bottle, whether it will be one, two or three of the options. This bill comes out straight. It says, this bill comes into effect on October 1, 2002. I would like to ask, if that can be done on this bill why couldn't it have been done on the amendment to the House of Assembly Act? It could have been done. Where there's a will, there's a way.

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The Honourable David Morse - I know I am not allowed to call him by name - the honourable Minister of Environment and Labour has demonstrated by his draftsmanship, for which I commend him, the fact that there are people on that side of the House who know how to draw up a bill that explains clearly what it means. I think he deserves a round of applause, at least from me.

AN HON. MEMBER: A one-man clap.

MR. MACEWAN: A one-man clap. Well, you know, Mr. Speaker, the honourable member for Halifax-Needham presented a resolution this afternoon that asked for waiver of notice, and a couple of people said yes. You said, well, those who are in favour say Aye. I was the only one in the House that said Aye. Then, contrary minded, Nay, if any, and there was nobody who said Nay. So it passed by a vote of one to nothing. That's fair ball. Perfectly legal, as they say.

Now, where am I? I'm saying the bill comes into effect on October 1st and that is good because the people who are concerned know when it will come into effect. That means that there will be two months' back time payable to those who get paid.

Now, Mr. Speaker, I want to tell you something and I hope I'm not violating any confidence to tell you this, but I'm reliably advised by my good friend, the Minister of Environment and Labour, that if I stop blabbering and this bill gets put to the test of the vote and passes, that the Workers' Compensation Board is prepared to pay the cheques that are payable before Christmas. Now, for that reason I don't think I should engage in a filibuster on this bill. It's a good bill. I urge honourable members to vote for it and having said that, I shall take my place so that these benefits we're talking about can actually be paid to those who need them.

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

The honourable Minister of Environment and Labour.

HON. DAVID MORSE: Mr. Speaker, I thank the members opposite for their comments. I rise to close third reading on a bill that will improve benefits for Nova Scotia workers injured prior to March 23, 1990, and as the honourable member opposite has just described them, known as the pre-Hayden group, and I also keep my commitment to the Opposition to put a few comments on the record in answer to questions from the honourable members.

These workers that we're speaking about do not receive the wage loss benefits that are currently paid to workers who might be injured today and that's the point, Mr. Speaker. I want to thank members for their comments on Bill No. 155, An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act, and also to clearly undertake to the House that I will ensure the

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appropriate amendments to the regulations are brought forward so that they can be in place to effect this new legislation prior to the Christmas season so the cheques can be sent out to those workers. This step is being taken at the request of the board of directors of the Workers' Compensation Board who unanimously approved this action at a recent board meeting.

After receiving their request to move this supplementary benefits provision in advance of addressing the balance of the Dorsey report, we began to take immediate action to correct this long-standing grievance. Some injured worker groups have been concerned that workers would receive a lesser amount than one-half the average industrial wage. The Dorsey report noted that the supplementary benefit regulations have to be amended to remove the monthly maximum payment and increase the income threshold for the individuals to one-half the average industrial wage.

It is the government's intention to repeal the old regulations as soon as the legislation passes. This will remove the offending cap that the member just spoke of - that was the lesser of the full monthly Old Age Security cheque or the amount required to bring people up to the Guaranteed Income Supplement amount. Any reference to the Old Age Security cap has been removed from the Act and any similar references to Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement will be removed from the regulations. (Applause) Specifically, this amendment will increase benefits to the pre-Hayden group to one-half of Nova Scotia's average industrial wage. Some have raised the issue of what time period will be used to measure the annualized average industrial wage. The Stats Canada catalogues outline the changes to the weekly wages of Nova Scotians on almost a monthly basis.

However, there is a time lag for publication which is almost three months. We have to be sure this program runs well administratively. We are looking to use the annual 12-month period at the end of June in each year so that the program can continue to run on an October 1st to September 31st basis. Using a 12-month average will ensure that all parties are dealt with in a fair manner. This figure will move up automatically on an annual basis so we anticipate a smooth-running program. It is my understanding that this was approximately $30,000 in June on an annualized basis. So one-half will be around $15,000 a year which was mentioned by the previous speaker.

The regulations will ensure this automatically adjusted amount is annualized each year. This improvement will benefit injured workers who are in the greatest financial need in this province. In total, over 860 people are expected to benefit directly from this change. This increase will allow all of them to better support themselves and their families. This bill addresses a long-standing grievance that most agree needed to be addressed. The Workers' Compensation Board will soon be holding round table meetings with key stakeholders to develop a strategic plan that will put the workers' compensation system on a solid foundation going forward.

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This government, in its response to the Dorsey Report, focused on governance and accountability as the key issue to create this solid foundation. As part of the strategic planning process, stakeholders and, indeed, all Nova Scotians will be invited to play an active role in improving worker safety and the insurance system. We expect this work to result in a further report to government in the next year which may advance a more comprehensive set of amendments to the Act in the future.

This increase in benefits is a significant improvement to many injured workers who are attempting to raise families and meet basic living expenses on very low incomes. Therefore, it gives me great pleasure to have received the endorsement of the House for this bill. I want to thank all members and stakeholders that made this possible from outside this Chamber, as well, for their support for this bill, and would now close for third reading. Thank you very much.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 155. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 160 and I so move.

Bill No. 160 - Public Trustee Act.

Bill No. 83 - Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of these bills. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that these bills do pass. Ordered that the titles be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bills be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 154.

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Bill No. 154 - House of Assembly Act.

Bill No. 158 - Elections Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Richmond.

MR. MICHEL SAMSON: Mr. Speaker, very briefly, on both Bill No. 154 and Bill No. 158. I just want to take this opportunity again to thank the government for calling these bills. These are two good bills which reflect the fact that you could vote in this province for quite a number of years at the age of 18, yet, the legislation was such that you had to be 19 to be a candidate, and you had to be 19 to sit here in this House. This bill changes those ages down to 18, so at 18 you can vote, be nominated as a candidate and have the honour of sitting here as a member of this House.

I am pleased that this legislation will be going forward in time before the next election. I think it sends a strong message to the youth of this province that, as I said before, we don't only want them on the outside protesting here, we want them on the inside, helping us make decisions to make this province a better place. I thank all members of the House for their support of these bills and, again, thank the government for calling these two pieces of legislation. (Applause)

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of these bills. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that these bills do pass. Ordered that the titles be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bills be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, that completes the Government Business for the day. No? Oh, Private and Local Bills.

Mr. Speaker, would you please call Private and Local Bills for Third Reading.

PRIVATE AND LOCAL BILLS FOR THIRD READING

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 149.

Bill No. 149 - Taker Estate Subdivision Act.

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MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Preston.

MR. DAVID HENDSBEE: Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to move third reading of Bill No. 149, the Taker Estate Subdivision Act.

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MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Chebucto.

MR. HOWARD EPSTEIN: Mr. Speaker, thank you. I won't take much of the time of the House but I do wish to put on record the reason for my opposition to this bill.

I want to make it very clear, as I said at second reading, that the very existence of this bill raised questions that had to be examined in detail. Unfortunately, when they were examined in detail and the specific circumstances surrounding the reason for this bill were given to us at committee, it became apparent to me that this is the kind of legislation that normally this House does not want to entertain.

I have to say that probably a line should be drawn here that although I know many members of the House do intend to vote for this bill, that we should take the warning and not accept this as any kind of useful precedent. This is the kind of bill that should never be brought by a member to this House. It has to do with detailed land use planning matters that should be left entirely in the hands of the local municipality.

What we do with respect to land use planning, is we set the guidelines. We set the rules. We set the framework. We pass such Statutes as the Municipal Government Act and we tell municipalities, another legitimate level of government, what their powers are. When it comes to subdivision of land, that's what we've done. We've told the municipality to set rules for themselves for the subdivision of land.

We know that prior to the Municipal Government Act in 1998, it was a legal thing in Nova Scotia, although not a good thing, to subdivide land through a will. We eliminated that possibility in the Municipal Government Act of 1998. I would note that in Ontario the possibility of subdividing land by will had been eliminated as early as 1991. The reason that we took away that power, the reason Ontario took away that power, is that subdivision of land by will is not good land use planning. It's open to abuse, it allows circumvention of the normal rules and guidelines that ought to apply to the subdivision of land.

In this particular case, the Taker estate has been caught in a squeeze because with all bills, there is a commencement date. This particular portion of the Municipal Government Act came into effect as of the beginning of the year 2000. The will in this case was not signed until after 2000. We're told that apparently this had to do with error and illness. I don't think we have to look into this too far - it may even be that we're being asked to correct

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an act of negligence or omission of the lawyers involved, but in any event, there is an alternative to any estate in this situation. The alternative is to go to the municipality and ask them to subdivide the land according to the wishes of the testator.

In this case, the problem for the testator's executors is that the municipality's rules for subdivision of land do not allow three lots to be built on one road. That's their rule. We've told the HRM and other municipalities around the province that they can set subdivision rules. In HRM they've set the rules and they only allow two lots on each access road.

What the Taker estate executors could do is ask the municipality to change their rules. They haven't done that. What they've done is they've gone to the municipality and asked the municipality if they will make an exception. The municipality wouldn't make an exception. What the municipality said was, if you can go to the Legislature and convince them to make an exception, then it's okay with us. In other words, they're prepared to say for everyone else in the province, no more than two lots are allowed on one road. I suppose I shouldn't say province - for everyone else in HRM, no more than two lots on a road is the prevailing standard and we're not prepared to change it.

But, for you, three lots will be okay. There's no explanation from HRM - nothing. My point is that we ought not to be having this kind of discussion in this Legislature about detailed land use planning along these lines. I want to be clear that in saying so and intending to vote against this bill, I personally have no bone to pick with the executors of the estate. It's nothing to do with them. Unfortunately, they're caught in the squeeze, but they do have another remedy which is to persuade HRM and that is the level at which this decision ought to be taken, not here.

I say that it's unfortunate that HRM did not engage with this issue in a different manner than they did and it's unfortunate that this bill was even brought to the House. I hope that we are not called upon in the future to do this kind of detailed land-use decision making in this Chamber.

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

The honourable member for Preston.

MR. DAVID HENDSBEE: Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 149.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 149. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

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Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the bill title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, would you please call Bill No. 162.

Bill No. 162 - The Anglican Church Act.

MR. SPEAKER: The honourable member for Halifax Bedford Basin.

MS. MARY ANN MCGRATH: Mr. Speaker, I move third reading of Bill No. 162.

MR. SPEAKER: The motion is for third reading of Bill No. 162. Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.

The motion is carried.

Ordered that this bill do pass. Ordered that the bill title be as read by the Clerk. Ordered that the bill be engrossed.

The honourable Government House Leader.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, that completes the Government Business for today.

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please.

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor is without.

MR. SPEAKER: Let Her Honour enter the Chamber, please.

All rise.

[The Speaker and the Clerks left the Chamber.]

[The Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Myra Freeman, preceded by her escort, and by Mr. Noel Knockwood, Sergeant-at-Arms, bearing the Mace, entered the House of Assembly Chamber. The Lieutenant Governor then took her seat on the Throne.

The Sergeant-at-Arms then departed and re-entered the Chamber followed by the Speaker, the Honourable Murray Scott; the Chief Clerk of the House, Roderick MacArthur, Q.C.; Assistant Clerk, Arthur Fordham, Q.C.; and Assistant Clerk, Neil Ferguson.

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The Speaker, with the Sergeant-at-Arms on his right and the Clerk on his left, took up his position at the foot of the Speaker's Table.]

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: It is the wish of Her Honour that the ladies and gentlemen be seated.

MR. SPEAKER: May it please Your Honour, the General Assembly of the Province has, in its present session, passed certain bills to which, in the name and on behalf of the General Assembly, I respectfully request Your Honour's Assent.

THE CLERK:

Bill No. 83 - Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission Act.

Bill No. 142 - House of Assembly Act/Elections Act.

Bill No. 143 - Partnership Act/Partnerships and Business Names Registration Act.

Bill No. 144 - Justice Administration Amendment (Fall 2002) Act.

Bill No. 146 - Municipal Government Act.

Bill No. 147 - Volunteer Fire Services Act.

Bill No. 148 - Securities Act.

Bill No. 149 - Taker Estate Subdivision Act.

Bill No. 152 - Université Sainte-Anne-Collège de l'Acadie Act.

Bill No. 154 - House of Assembly Act.

Bill No. 155 - Workers' Compensation Act.

Bill No. 158 - Elections Act.

Bill No. 160 - Public Trustee Act.

Bill No. 162 - The Anglican Church Act.

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THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:

In Her Majesty's name, I Assent to these Bills.

[The Speaker and the Clerks left the Chamber.]

[The Lieutenant Governor left the Chamber.]

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: His honour, the Speaker.

[The Speaker took the Chair.]

MR. SPEAKER: I would ask all honourable members to face the flag and join me in the singing of the national anthem, please.

[The national anthem was sung by the members.]

MR. SPEAKER: Please be seated.

The honourable Deputy Premier.

HON. RONALD RUSSELL: Mr. Speaker, I move that this General Assembly now adjourn, to meet again at the call of the Speaker. (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: Just before the House does adjourn, and I'm sure our paths will cross over the next few weeks before we enter the holiday season, but from myself and the staff of the Legislature, I want to thank all the members for their cooperation throughout this session and I want to wish each and every one of you a happy and safe holiday.

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.

[The House rose at 4:05 p.m.]

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NOTICES OF MOTION UNDER RULE 32(3)

RESOLUTION NO. 5068

By: Mr. Wayne Gaudet (Clare)

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

Whereas Radio Shack - Seashore Electronics, located in Saulnierville, is celebrating 10 years in business in the Municipality of Clare; and

Whereas Danny Stuart and his staff, with their wealth of knowledge about electronics, have provided the people of Clare with superior service; and

Whereas Radio Shack - Seashore Electronics have contributed greatly to the economic sector of the Municipality of Clare;

Therefore be it resolved the members of this Legislature congratulate Danny Stuart and his staff for serving the people of Clare for the past 10 years.

RESOLUTION NO. 5069

By: Mr. William Dooks (Eastern Shore)

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

Whereas Ross Finlay, a valued community volunteer from Musquodoboit Harbour, was presented with a Queen's Golden Jubilee Award in Eastern Passage on Sunday, November 10, 2002; and

Whereas Ross holds a black belt in karate and has also assisted greatly with the workings of the Twin Oaks Hospital; and

Whereas Ross was also a major help with "September Fest" when it was held in the community of Abbecombec a few years ago;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this historic Chamber commend Ross Finlay for his valued community service and wish him every success in the future.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5070

By: Mr. William Dooks (Eastern Shore)

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

Whereas the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award to commemorate Queen Elizabeth's 50th year on the throne is being presented to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas Norma Kennedy of Mooseland, along the Eastern Shore, was presented with a Jubilee Award at a ceremony November 10th in Eastern Passage for her excellent work in education and for always being available to assist other individuals; and

Whereas Norma is the former chairman of the Halifax Regional School Board;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this Legislature applaud the efforts of Norma Kennedy and congratulate her for being recognized and being a recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award.

RESOLUTION NO. 5071

By: Mr. William Dooks (Eastern Shore)

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

Whereas Judy Smiley was presented with a Queen's Golden Jubilee Award in Eastern Passage on Sunday, November 10, 2002; and

Whereas Judy, a former Halifax County Councillor, will help people in any way she can; and

Whereas Judy, from the Port Dufferin area of the Eastern Shore, is heavily involved in community activities;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this Legislature congratulate Judy Smiley on winning her award, for being the kind, caring person she is and wish her every success in the future.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5072

By: Ms. Mary Ann McGrath (Halifax Bedford Basin)

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

Whereas Alma Russell of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Alma Russell on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5073

By: Mr. Mark Parent (Kings North)

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

Whereas Cameron Royce Jess of Centreville has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Cameron Royce Jess on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5074

By: Ms. Mary Ann McGrath (Halifax Bedford Basin)

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

Whereas Gordon Clarke of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Gordon Clarke on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5075

By: Ms. Mary Ann McGrath (Halifax Bedford Basin)

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

Whereas Marion Clarke of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Marion Clarke on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5076

By: Ms. Mary Ann McGrath (Halifax Bedford Basin)

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

Whereas Dimitri G. Athanasiou of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Dimitri G. Athanasiou on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5077

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Frank Beazley of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Frank Beazley on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5078

By: Ms. Mary Ann McGrath (Halifax Bedford Basin)

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

Whereas Chris Cairns of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Chris Cairns on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5079

By: Ms. Mary Ann McGrath (Halifax Bedford Basin)

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

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Whereas R. J. Goodyear of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend R. J. Goodyear on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5080

By: Ms. Mary Ann McGrath (Halifax Bedford Basin)

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

Whereas Michele Hovey Raymond of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Michele Hovey Raymond on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5081

By: Ms. Mary Ann McGrath (Halifax Bedford Basin)

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

Whereas Ryan MacNeil of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ryan MacNeil on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5082

By: Hon. Ernest Fage (Agriculture and Fisheries)

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

Whereas Francis James Smith of Amherst has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Francis James Smith on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5083

By: Hon. Ernest Fage (Agriculture and Fisheries)

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

Whereas Robert Janes of Amherst has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Robert Janes on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5084

By: Hon. Ernest Fage (Agriculture and Fisheries)

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

Whereas Timothy Shawn Hunter of Amherst has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Timothy Shawn Hunter on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5085

By: Hon. Ernest Fage (Agriculture and Fisheries)

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

Whereas Robert Howell of Amherst has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Robert Howell on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5086

By: Hon. Ernest Fage (Agriculture and Fisheries)

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

Whereas Ronald Elliott of Amherst has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ronald Elliott on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5087

By: Hon. Ernest Fage (Agriculture and Fisheries)

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

Whereas Charles A. Rushton of Amherst has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Charles A. Rushton on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5088

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

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Whereas Robert Zed of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Robert Zed on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5089

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas John Webb of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John Webb on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5090

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Harry Sarson of Shearwater has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Harry Sarson on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5091

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Bernard A. Roberts of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Bernard A. Roberts on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5092

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Lesley Marshall of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Lesley Marshall on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5093

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Mary C. MacLeod of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Mary C. MacLeod on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5094

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Michael Lester of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Michael Lester on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5095

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Lauren Kempton of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Lauren Kempton on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5096

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Walter A. Jones of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Walter A. Jones on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5097

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

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Whereas Ann Guy of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ann Guy on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5098

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Brian Godsoe of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Brian Godsoe on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5099

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Roleika Downey of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Roleika Downey on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5100

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Gabriel DesRochers of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Gabriel DesRochers on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5101

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Carmen Cole of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Carmen Cole on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5102

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Nicole F. Bemister of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Nicole F. Bemister on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5103

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Steve Parker of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Steve Parker on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5104

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Vera Stone of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Vera Stone on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5105

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Iain Melvin of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Iain Melvin on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5106

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

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Whereas Robert Arthur Brass of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Robert Arthur Brass on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5107

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Tony Burbridge of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Tony Burbridge on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5108

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas John Burton of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John Burton on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5109

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Carol Ann Charlebois of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Carol Ann Charlebois on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5110

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Erin Maureen Connolly of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Erin Maureen Connolly on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5111

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas John Eric Davidson of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John Eric Davidson on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5112

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Robert Geraghty of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Robert Geraghty on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5113

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Joan Anne Gilroy of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Joan Anne Gilroy on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5114

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Adrian Gough of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Adrian Gough on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5115

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

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Whereas Adrian Hoffman of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Adrian Hoffman on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5116

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Pamela James of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Pamela James on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5117

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Ronald Jeppesen of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ronald Jeppesen on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5118

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Cassey Malone of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Cassey Malone on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5119

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Henry Martell of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Henry Martell on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5120

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas David Patrick McKinnon of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend David Patrick McKinnon on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5121

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Rebecca B. P. O'Brien of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Rebecca B. P. O'Brien on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5122

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Mary Malcolm Sparling of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Mary Malcolm Sparling on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5123

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Gary Thorne of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Gary Thorne on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5124

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

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Whereas William Black of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend William Black on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5125

By: Ms. Maureen MacDonald (Halifax Needham)

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

Whereas Sunday, December 1st, marks World AIDS Day; and

Whereas World AIDS Day was established by the World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention in January 1988; and

Whereas the purpose of World AIDS Day is to bring understanding and hope about the disease, which an estimated over 40 million persons live with today, and the number of cases are growing exponentially in many areas of the world;

Therefore be it resolved that the House recognize the organizers in Nova Scotia who are making World AIDS Day on December 1st a successful part of the global fight against HIV/AIDS, and undertake to do its utmost to eradicate this deadly virus.

RESOLUTION NO. 5126

By: Ms. Maureen MacDonald (Halifax Needham)

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

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Whereas chronic illness affects thousands of children throughout the Province of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas David McKeage is putting his energy, enthusiasm and leadership skills towards developing a year-round camp for children suffering with chronic illness, to allow youngsters to develop and show their character, humour and potential; and

Whereas on Saturday, November 23rd, David McKeage was presented with the Canadian Cancer Society's Citation of Merit for his work with hundreds of children at the IWK Health Centre and his contributions as director and chairperson of Camp Goodtime, a summer adventure camp for children with cancer;

Therefore be it resolved that the House congratulate David McKeage for the honour of the Canadian Cancer Society's Citation of Merit bestowed upon him for the work he is doing as a mentor and teacher to children at the IWK Health Centre and at Camp Goodtime.

RESOLUTION NO. 5127

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation of Honour was awarded to Dartmouth resident Walter Jones, a man who has dedicated much of his life to the well-being of veterans; and

Whereas Mr. Jones has been a Royal Canadian Legion member for almost 50 years and is an active volunteer who was instrumental in raising $1.5 million for the construction of the Dartmouth Lawn Bowling clubhouse; and

Whereas Mr. Jones is the visiting chairman of the Royal Canadian Legion's Hospital Fund for Provincial Veterans, which supports veterans during their stays in metro area hospitals;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Walter Jones on receiving the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation of Honour and express our deep appreciation for his many years of service to veterans and the citizens in our community.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5128

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas downtown Dartmouth is undergoing a rejuvenation with more and more residential developments underway; and

Whereas since 2000, five major residential developments have begun in the downtown area, with more than 600 condos and townhouses already built; and

Whereas a new $25 million condominium development, Sentinel, has been announced for the Dartmouth Waterfront;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House express our support for the resident developments in downtown Dartmouth which will encourage businesses to return to the area and bring Dartmouth back to its former glory.

RESOLUTION NO. 5129

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Marfan Syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue, affecting the eyes, lungs, skeletal system, blood vessels and heart, which can be fatal if undetected; and

Whereas North Sydney resident Elizabeth Leyte suffers from this little-known disorder and has battled the effects for all her young life; and

Whereas November 17th to 23rd marked National Marfan Awareness Week, and her parents, Valerie and Jake Leyte, wish to bring attention to the symptoms of this crippling disorder;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House acknowledge Valerie and Jake Leyte and the efforts to raise awareness of Marfan's Syndrome.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5130

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas EDS Customer Service Centre in Port Hawkesbury recently held its official opening; and

Whereas EDS Port Hawkesbury has just celebrated hiring its 300th employee and is expected to reach its target workforce of 450 next year, several years earlier than projected; and

Whereas a recent study indicates that the economic impact of EDS, with its operations in both Port Hawkesbury and Sydney presently totalling almost 2,000 employees, is approaching $30 million upon the Cape Breton economy;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House congratulate EDS Canada and the quality and dedication of the Cape Breton workforce for their contribution to the economy of Cape Breton and Nova Scotia.

RESOLUTION NO. 5131

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas the Order of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia's highest honour, is bestowed upon Nova Scotians whose significant contributions to Nova Scotia bring honour and prestige to themselves and Nova Scotians; and

Whereas James A. Kehoe, a respected citizen of Sydney, Cape Breton, is an inaugural recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas highly regarded for his personal success, Mr. Kehoe is also highly respected as a driving force in community-led economic development and for fostering business growth by investing in local companies;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House acknowledge the honour of the Order of Nova Scotia and congratulate inaugural recipient, Mr. James A. Kehoe.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5132

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas the Order of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia's highest honour, is bestowed upon Nova Scotians whose significant contributions to Nova Scotia bring honour and prestige to themselves and Nova Scotians; and

Whereas Mrs. Shirley R. Chernin, a respected citizen of Glace Bay and Sydney, Cape Breton, is an inaugural recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Mrs. Chernin is well respected for her 30-year leadership of the Citizens Service League - an organization committed to delivering a wide range of social services within Glace Bay - as well as for her sense of respect and responsibility toward others;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House acknowledge the honour of the Order of Nova Scotia and congratulate inaugural recipient, Mrs. Shirley R. Chernin.

RESOLUTION NO. 5133

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Dr. Cheryl Bartlett, Professor of Biology at University College of Cape Breton, has been awarded one of the highest national research honours, the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Integrative Science; and

Whereas bringing about $1.4 million, the award allows Dr. Bartlett to continue her research in synthesizing Aboriginal scientific knowledge with orthodox western concepts; and

Whereas this unique research is the only integrative science program in the country, and allows students to build their scientific knowledge through a blend of ideas and brings Aboriginal concepts into mainstream scientific studies;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Dr. Cheryl Bartlett, Professor of Biology at University College of Cape Breton, on her award and wish her continued success in her research and teaching.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5134

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas the Sydney Mines Community Heritage Society has ambitious plans to build a new home to house a collection of nearly 15,000 fossils that date back millions of years; and

Whereas this unique collection from the Sydney coalfields has attracted attention from researchers abroad and is an excellent display of plant life during the coniferous period; and

Whereas the Sydney Mines Community Heritage Society wants to establish the permanent collection and to help generate tourist activity in Sydney Mines and on the Northside;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House commend the Sydney Mines Community Heritage Society for its forward thinking and wish them every success.

RESOLUTION NO. 5135

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas on the afternoon of August 23, 2002, 18-year-old Andrew Campbell saved four people from downing; and

Whereas in choppy waters with big waves, Andrew and his brother were caught in an undertow when two younger individuals cried out for help; and

Whereas with a body board provided by his cousin, who also was caught in the undertow, Andrew brought his cousin, brother and the two boys safely to shore;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House recognize Andrew Campbell's brave actions - putting the lives and safety of others first.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5136

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas with the last cruise ship barely out of port, plans are already in full swing for another busy cruise ship tourist season in Sydney; and

Whereas with nearly 30 ships visiting Sydney and others docking at Sydport, Baddeck and Louisbourg, almost 80,000 passengers and crew visited Cape Breton this past season; and

Whereas the Sydney Ports Corporation added a new service centre on the dock this year for passengers not on organized tours, and continues to work hard to attract more visitors next year;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House applaud the successful cruise ship season in Cape Breton and commend the continued efforts of the Sydney Ports Corporation in expanding tourism through our ports.

RESOLUTION NO. 5137

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas over the past several years Sydney Mines' Lou Cantwell has taken up drawing again and his work is now becoming recognized and much appreciated; and

Whereas the skill and beauty of Lou's drawings are all the more magical when his debilitation is considered and you realize he only has movement in his wrists, with limited movement in his legs; and

Whereas since a little boy, Lou has been afflicted with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, a deteriorating condition that turns soft connective tissue to bone;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House congratulate Lou Cantwell on the public's interest in his art, and acknowledge his spirit, character and creativity which are the real substance of life and living.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5138

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas work has wound down on the first phase of development of Indian Beach in North Sydney; and

Whereas this work - including sun shelters, a boardwalk, changing rooms, toilets and a new canteen - has improved the existing amenities and provides top-notch facilities for the public to enjoy; and

Whereas this work is a result of the Friends of the Waterfront Committee, formed in 2000 by Councillor Gordon MacLeod to identify and implement improvements to waterfront areas within North Sydney;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House commend the Friends of the Waterfront Committee, particularly the Indian Beach subcommittee for the vast improvements made to Indian Beach, and wish them success with the next phase of their ambitious project.

RESOLUTION NO. 5139

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Justice)

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

Whereas Lunenburg's Fishermen's Memorial Hospital celebrated its 50th Anniversary on September 28, 2002; and

Whereas Fishermen's Memorial Hospital officially opened its new Ambulatory Care Centre on that same day; and

Whereas this state-of-the-art facility will ensure that local residents receive first-class service in the areas of prenatal care, gynecology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, geriatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, cardiovascular medicine, laser therapy, obstetrics, physiotherapy and mental health services.

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Therefore be it resolved that this House congratulate all those who were involved in the planning and implementation of this tremendous project that will enable the dedicated staff at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital to continue to provide excellent health care to the communities they serve.

RESOLUTION NO. 5140

By: Hon. Peter Christie (Community Services)

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

Whereas Hazel Evelyn MacLean of Windsor has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Hazel Evelyn MacLean on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5141

By: Hon. Peter Christie (Community Services)

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

Whereas David Kikuchi of Fall River has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend David Kikuchi on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5142

By: Hon. Peter Christie (Community Services)

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

Whereas Fabian G. Joseph of Bedford has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Fabian G. Joseph on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5143

By: Hon. Peter Christie (Community Services)

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

Whereas Lyndsey K. Horton of Fall River has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Lyndsey K. Horton on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5144

By: Hon. Peter Christie (Community Services)

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

Whereas Karen Furneaux of Waverley has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Karen Furneaux on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5145

By: Hon. Peter Christie (Community Services)

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

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Whereas Robert Short of Bedford has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Robert Short on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5146

By: Hon. Gordon Balser (Energy)

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

Whereas on November 19th, Home Hardware of Digby held a "Ladies Night Out" in support of breast cancer research; and

Whereas this event was well-attended by women from all over Digby County; and

Whereas the evening included information on cancer care and breast cancer awareness and netted $1,025.98 for cancer research;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the management and staff of Home Hardware of Digby for this achievement on behalf of this very worthwhile cause.

RESOLUTION NO. 5147

By: Hon. Gordon Balser (Energy)

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

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Whereas on November 19th, Home Hardware of Digby held a "Ladies Night Out" in support of breast cancer research; and

Whereas this event was well-attended by women from all over Digby County; and

Whereas the evening included information on cancer care and breast cancer awareness and netted $1,025.98 for cancer research;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the management and staff of Home Hardware of Digby for this achievement on behalf of this very worthwhile cause.

RESOLUTION NO. 5148

By: Hon. Gordon Balser (Energy)

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

Whereas on November 19th, Home Hardware of Digby held a "Ladies Night Out" in support of breast cancer research; and

Whereas this event was well-attended by women from all over Digby County; and

Whereas the evening included information on cancer care and breast cancer awareness and netted $1,025.98 for cancer research;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate the management and staff of Home Hardware of Digby for this achievement on behalf of this very worthwhile cause.

RESOLUTION NO. 5149

By: Hon. Gordon Balser (Energy)

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

Whereas Bernice Doucet of Church Point has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Bernice Doucet on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5150

By: Hon. Gordon Balser (Energy)

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

Whereas Claredon Robichaud of Church Point has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Claredon Robichaud on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5151

By: Hon. Gordon Balser (Energy)

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

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Whereas Woodrow Outhouse of Long Island has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Woodrow Outhouse on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5152

By: Mr. Mark Parent (Kings North)

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

Whereas Canadians played an instrumental role in freeing the Netherlands from German control in World War II; and

Whereas members of the Kings Legion Branch 6, received the Dutch Medal of Remembrance for their efforts to liberate Nazi-occupied Netherlands; and

Whereas members of the local Dutch community presented the medals, expressing their appreciation to the 28 local men who risked their lives during the liberation of the Netherlands;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate these men on receipt of the Dutch Medal of Remembrance and express our gratitude for the noble service they provided to our country, as well as so many other nations, during World War II.

RESOLUTION NO. 5153

By: Mr. Donald Downe (Lunenburg West)

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

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Whereas on November 26, 2002, Justice Edward Flinn of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal passed away after a courageous battle with cancer; and

Whereas throughout his career, Justice Flinn has received many recognitions, including the coveted Smith Shield at his graduation from Dalhousie Law School, as well as an honorary Doctorate of Law degree from Saint Mary's University, where he served as chairman on the Board of Governors; and

Whereas before being appointed to the bench, Justice Flinn practiced law for 35 years and served the people of Nova Scotia well as an active member of many community organizations;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this Legislature honour Justice Edward Flinn for his many contributions to Nova Scotia and offer heartfelt condolences to his wife, Colette, and his family and friends.

RESOLUTION NO. 5154

By: Mr. William Estabrooks (Timberlea-Prospect)

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

Whereas Kelly Corkum of the St. Margarets Bay Breakers swim team was presented with the High Point Female Award at the 2002 Summer Provincial Championships in Bedford; and

Whereas Kelly captured four gold medals and one silver at this event; and

Whereas this Grade 11 Sir John A. Macdonald student was selected for the Nova Scotia All Star Swim Team for the third year;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia Legislature congratulate Kelly Corkum of Sir John A. Macdonald High School on her wonderful successes at the 2002 Summer Provincial Swimming Championships with best wishes in all his future endeavours.

RESOLUTION NO. 5155

By: Mr. Darrell Dexter (Dartmouth-Cole Harbour)

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

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Whereas on November 26th Nova Scotia lost one of its most respected jurists in the passing of Justice Edward John Flinn; and

Whereas Justice Flinn's dedication to the law did not prevent his giving himself unstintingly to his family and to public service as chairman of the Halifax Board of School Commissioners and chairman of the Board of Saint Mary's University, among many other activities too numerous to recount; and

Whereas Justice Edward Flinn earned the respect and admiration of the many people whose lives he touched and truly made the world a better place for his being part of it;

Therefore be it resolved that the NDP caucus express its deep regret for Nova Scotia's loss of Justice Edward John Flinn and send its deepest condolences to his family, friends and associates in their time of sorrow.

RESOLUTION NO. 5156

By: Mr. David Hendsbee (Preston)

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

Whereas with the theme A Glorious Church from the Book of Ephesians Chapter 5, Verse 27, the Cherry Brook United Baptist Church celebrated its 100th Anniversary in July of this year with an anniversary reception, banquet dinner and church service; and

Whereas the community of Cherry Brook-Lake Loon has been built on a strong and enduring faith, hence the church's longevity is a blessed testament to the dedication of those who gather there to worship and praise the glory of God; and

Whereas the proud and rich heritage that many families in the area can trace their church involvement back for many generations will be documented with the launch of their 100th Anniversary History Book;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate the Cherry Brook United Baptist Church on the celebration of its 100th Anniversary and wish Pastor Rev. Wayne Desmond and the congregation of Cherry Brook United Baptist Church all the best in the years to come.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5157

By: Mr. David Hendsbee (Preston)

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

Whereas the East Preston United Baptist Church was founded on September 12, 1842, through the gallant efforts of Father Richard Preston, the founding father of the African United Baptist Association; and

Whereas the East Preston United Baptist Church is celebrating its 160th Anniversary this year with the theme Committed to the Service of God and held 160th Church Anniversary services on Sunday, September 15, 2002, with a celebration banquet held a day earlier; and

Whereas Dr. Allison Trites, retired distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies at the Acadia Divinity College and Rev. Ogueri Ohanaka, East Preston United Baptist Church pastor, presided at the 160th Church Anniversary Services and were accompanied by the BYF/Youth and Revival Choirs and the East Preston Church Mass Choir respectively;

Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House of Assembly congratulate the East Preston United Baptist Church on the celebration of its 160th Anniversary and wish Pastor Ogueri Ohanaka and the congregation of East Preston United Baptist Church all the best in the years to come.

RESOLUTION NO. 5158

By: Mr. David Hendsbee (Preston)

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

Whereas Frances Lucilla Smith of North Preston has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Frances Smith on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5159

By: Mr. David Hendsbee (Preston)

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

Whereas Ruth Yvonne Drew of Porter's Lake has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ruth Drew on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5160

By: Mr. David Hendsbee (Preston)

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

Whereas Steve Giles of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Steve Giles on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5161

By: Mr. William Dooks (Eastern Shore)

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

Whereas Michael A. Broomfield of Musquodoboit Harbour has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Michael A. Broomfield on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5162

By: Mr. William Dooks (Eastern Shore)

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

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Whereas Carson J. A. Baxter of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Carson J. A. Baxter on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5163

By: Mr. William Dooks (Eastern Shore)

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

Whereas Cyril F. Randall of Head of Chezzetcook has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Cyril F. Randall on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5164

By: Mr. James DeWolfe (Pictou East)

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

Whereas Joanne Delaney Cumminger of New Glasgow has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Joanne Cumminger on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5165

By: Hon. David Morse (Environment and Labour)

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

Whereas Buster Woodworth of New Minas has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal Friday, December 13th; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Buster Woodworth on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5166

By: Hon. David Morse (Environment and Labour)

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

Whereas Morley Everett Robinson of Cambridge has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Morley Everett Robinson on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5167

By: Hon. David Morse (Environment and Labour)

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

Whereas James Edward Redmond of New Minas has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 ; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend James Edward Redmond on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5168

By: Hon. David Morse (Environment and Labour)

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

Whereas Percy Edward Grant of Cambridge has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Percy Edward Grant on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5169

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

resolution:

Whereas the pineapple has become an international symbol of hospitality and is widely displayed in residences and business establishments, extending a warm welcome to all that visit; and

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Whereas the Tourism Association of Nova Scotia's annual Pineapple Awards are a celebration of our pride in service and a recognition of the individuals who go above and beyond what is expected to enrich a visitor's stay in Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Dave McKay, Manager/Chef, The Sunshine Inn, Parrsboro, was one of this year's Pineapple Award winners as announced during the 2003 "Tourism Awards of Excellence" Gala Dinner hosted by TIANS at the Tourism Conference & Trade Show;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House applaud Dave McKay on his recent receipt of the Pineapple Award from the Tourism Association of Nova Scotia for his excellence in an industry so vital to our province.

RESOLUTION NO. 5170

By: Mr. James DeWolfe (Pictou East)

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

Whereas the Pictou County 4-H Leaders Council recently held its annual awards night at the Dr. W.A. MacLeod School in Riverton; and

Whereas Canadian 4-H Council Leadership Certificates were presented to David MacDonald of Hopewell for five years of service, and to Mark Firminger of Hopewell for 25 years of service; and

Whereas Ashley MacLean of Hopewell was presented with the Pictou-North Colchester Federation of Agriculture C.A. Douglas Memorial Award for Top Livestock Member;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this House of Assembly commend David, Mark and Ashley, along with other award winners Monica Firminger, Erin Balodis of Hopewell and the Argyll Farm from Sutherland's River and wish them continued success in their farming and 4-H activities.

RESOLUTION NO. 5171

By: Mr. James DeWolfe (Pictou East)

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

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Whereas Jean McMullin's cheerful personality is something any customer will find when they enter the Royal Bank in Westville; and

Whereas Jean's people skills, along with her vast knowledge and work experience recently resulted in her winning a Caribbean cruise for two; and

Whereas Jean's employer, her peers and her customers all recognize the magnificent job she does;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this House of Assembly commend Jean McMullin for being such a helpful person, and wish her lots of rest and relaxation on her Caribbean cruise.

RESOLUTION NO. 5172

By: Mr. James DeWolfe (Pictou East)

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

Whereas the Lansdowne Outdoor Recreational Development Association Park in Pictou County, opened 22 years and is designed to accommodate people with physical disabilities; and

Whereas working with the Department of Environment and Labour, Association Park Manager, Dave Leese, saw the development of a new initiative designed to cut down on the park's fish population perishing from heat stress; and

Whereas two wells were dug near the fish pond to pump in cooler water, bringing the water temperature down three or four degrees to the low 20s, resulting in not a single fish perishing in 2002;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this House of Assembly applaud the Innovations Branch of the Department of Labour and Environment, the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Environment Canada, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Manager Dave Leese for working together and finding suitable solutions to prevent fish from dying of heat stress.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5173

By: Mr. James DeWolfe (Pictou East)

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

Whereas in less than three years the Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program in Pictou County has raised $1 million, and they are still counting; and

Whereas the program, led by RCMP Constable John Kennedy, had originally set out to raise $50,000; and

Whereas the program has been so successful, an estimated 2,000 children have taken part, reading 75,000 books in the program;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs of this Legislature recognize the historic achievement of this program, congratulate Constable Kennedy for his dedicated efforts, and wish the Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program in Pictou County continued success.

RESOLUTION NO. 5174

By: Mr. James DeWolfe (Pictou East)

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

Whereas Joanne Cumminger, a cancer patient navigator at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow, was recently honoured at a reception held by the Pictou County YMCA for her tremendous work in so many community projects; and

Whereas Joanne was presented with a peace medallion by the YMCA membership; and

Whereas one of Joanne's major initiatives was her excellent work in bringing the Dragon Boat Festival, in support of breast cancer survivors, to Pictou County;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs of this House of Assembly commend Joanne for her devotion and dedication to the lives of so many Pictonians and wish her continued success.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5175

By: Mr. James DeWolfe (Pictou East)

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

Whereas the Ivor MacDonald Memorial Arena in Thorburn is used by more than 9,000 people but was in desperate need of a new Zamboni since their 1971 Massey Ferguson

Tractor and a 1980 tag-along had reached the end of their ice-flooding days; and

Whereas the Zamboni is a world-renowned device used for ice clearing around the world; and

Whereas with the assistance of the Nova Scotia Government, the NHL Player's Association and community fundraising activities, the 7,500th Zamboni was delivered and unveiled at the arena in Thorburn on Tuesday night before a large audience including former NHL great, Mike Gartner, along with Frank Zamboni from the Zamboni Company;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this House of Assembly congratulate Randy Palmer and his team of dedicated individuals, along with the people of Thorburn and area for their arduous work in securing a new Zamboni machine for the Ivor MacDonald Memorial Arena.

RESOLUTION NO. 5176

By: Mr. James DeWolfe (Pictou East)

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

Whereas the Pictou County Help Line will celebrate its 20th year of operation in 2003; and

Whereas the Pictou County Help Line consists of a dedicated team of trained volunteers who simply want to help people in need; and

Whereas the Help Line is staffed seven days a week from 12 noon to 12 midnight;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs of this House of Assembly pay tribute to the dedicated team of trained volunteers with the Pictou County Help Line, and to the United Way Team of Pictou County which funds the Help Line, as they strive to make a better life for those in Pictou County most in need.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5177

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Justice)

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

Whereas Anna Bald of Rose Bay has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Anna Bald on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5178

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Justice)

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

Whereas John David Robart of Bridgewater has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John David Robart on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5179

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Justice)

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

Whereas Richard Miles Steele of Indian Point has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Richard Miles Steele on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5180

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Justice)

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

Whereas Frances Mills Clements of Bridgewater has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Frances Mills Clements on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5181

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Justice)

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

Whereas Ivan E. Rodenhiser of Bridgewater has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ivan E. Rodenhiser on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5182

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Justice)

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

Whereas Ben L. Floyd of Bridgewater has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ben L. Floyd on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5183

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Justice)

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

Whereas John H. Walsh of Bridgewater has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John H. Walsh on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5184

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

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Whereas Harvey Webber of Sydney has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Harvey Webber on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5185

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Earl Watts of New Waterford has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Earl Watts on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5186

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Raymond Walker of Sydney Mines has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Raymond Walker on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5187

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Sarah J. Vickers of Bras d'Or has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Sarah J. Vickers on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5188

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas John Thomas Neary of Glace Bay has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John Thomas Neary on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5189

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Mary Moraff of Sydney has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Mary Moraff on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5190

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Matt Minglewood of Glace Bay has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Matt Minglewood on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5191

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Virginia Edith MacKeigan of Glace Bay has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Virginia Edith MacKeigan on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5192

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Edna MacKeigan of Albert Bridge has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Edna MacKeigan on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5193

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

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Whereas George David MacKeigan of Glace Bay has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend George David MacKeigan on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5194

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Duncan MacKay of Sydney has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Duncan MacKay on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5195

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Effie MacDonald of Sydney Mines has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Effie MacDonald on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5196

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Eric Stewart Langley of Sydney has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Eric Stewart Langley on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5197

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Evelyn Lamond of Sydney Mines has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Evelyn Lamond on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5198

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas John Henry Fraser of Sydney has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John Henry Fraser on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5199

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Patrick S. Fortune of Dominion has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Patrick S. Fortune on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5200

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Michael Fitzgerald of Sydney has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Michael Fitzgerald on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5201

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Vince Ells of Sydney has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Vince Ells on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5202

By: Hon. Angus MacIsaac (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

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

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Whereas John T. Sears of Antigonish has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John T. Sears on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5203

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Freda Ells of Sydney has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Freda Ells on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5204

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Edna Gail Budden of Reserve Mines has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Edna Gail Budden on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5205

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Katherine Robinson of Englishtown has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Katherine Robinson on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5206

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Samuel MacPhee of Englishtown has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Samuel MacPhee on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5207

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Wilburt Bertram Urquhart of Louisdale has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Wilburt Bertram Urquhart on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5208

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Florence Jean Penny of St. Peter's has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Florence Jean Penny on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5209

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas Esther McDonnell of St. Peter's has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Esther McDonnell on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5210

By: Hon. Cecil Clarke (Economic Development)

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

Whereas John Harry Boudreau of Petit-de-Grat has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John Harry Boudreau on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5211

By: Mr. Barry Barnet (Sackville-Beaver Bank)

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

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Whereas Robert James Burns of Lower Sackville has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Robert James Burns on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5212

By: Mr. Barry Barnet (Sackville-Beaver Bank)

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

Whereas Anthony V. Benson of Beaver Bank has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Anthony V. Benson on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5213

By: Mr. Barry Barnet (Sackville-Beaver Bank)

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

Whereas Kenneth Margeson of Beaver Bank has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Kenneth Margeson on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5214

By: Mr. Barry Barnet (Sackville-Beaver Bank)

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

Whereas Joanne Pashkoski of Lower Sackville has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Joanne Pashkoski on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5215

By: Mr. Barry Barnet (Sackville-Beaver Bank)

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

Whereas Margaret Marion Walker of Mount Uniacke has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Margaret Marion Walker on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5216

By: Mr. Barry Barnet (Sackville-Beaver Bank)

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

Whereas Bruce Eric Walker of Mount Uniacke has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Bruce Eric Walker on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5217

By: Mr. Barry Barnet (Sackville-Beaver Bank)

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

Whereas Gerry Langille of Beaver Bank has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Gerry Langille on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5218

By: Mr. Barry Barnet (Sackville-Beaver Bank)

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

Whereas George Wickens Atwood of Sackville has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend George Wickens Atwood on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5219

By: Mr. Cecil O'Donnell (Shelburne)

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

Whereas Leo Thomas Williams of Lockeport has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Leo Thomas Williams on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5220

By: Mr. Cecil O'Donnell (Shelburne)

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

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Whereas Helen Ghent of Lockeport has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Helen Ghent on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5221

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas Carol Ann Hyslop of Wentworth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Carol Ann Hyslop on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5222

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas Melba MacGillivary of Parrsboro has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Melba MacGillivary on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5223

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas Eldon Thomas George of Parrsboro has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Eldon Thomas George on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5224

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas Dean E. Emmerson of Oxford has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Dean E. Emmerson on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5225

By: Hon. James Muir (Health)

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

Whereas Dennis Wright of Truro has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Dennis Wright on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5226

By: Hon. James Muir (Health)

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

Whereas Alan Syliboy of Truro has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Alan Syliboy on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5227

By: Hon. James Muir (Health)

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

Whereas Don Julien of Truro has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Don Julien on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5228

By: Hon. James Muir (Health)

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

Whereas Meredith Doyle of Truro has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Meredith Doyle on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5229

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

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Whereas Tracy Van de Wiel of White's Lake has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Tracy Van de Wiel on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5230

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

Whereas Neil Anthony Meister of Timberlea has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Neil Anthony Meister on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5231

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

Whereas Marinus van Niewenhuizen of Timberlea has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Marinus van Niewenhuizen on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5232

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas Albert William Annand of Maitland has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Albert William Annand on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5233

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas Brian Nelson Wallebeck of Kennetcook has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Brian Nelson Wallebeck on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5234

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas Denise Ro of Bedford has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Denise Ro on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5235

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas Robert Blakney Short of Bedford has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Robert Blakney Short on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5236

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas Harry Smith of Shubenacadie has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Harry Smith on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5237

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas Amy Lynn Ashley of Dutch Settlement has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Amy Lynn Ashley on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5238

By: Mr. James DeWolfe (Pictou East)

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

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Whereas Everett Large Baudoux of Merigomish has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Everett Large Baudoux on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5239

By: Hon. David Morse (Environment and Labor)

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

Whereas the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation of Honour was awarded to Wolfville resident Robbins Elliott, a man who has dedicated much of his life to the well-being of veterans; and

Whereas Mr. Elliott established a Canada Remembers Program for teenagers in Nova Scotia that was eventually adopted throughout Canada; and

Whereas Mr. Elliott has written a book on Nova Scotians who died in World War II called, Those Waking Dreams, and he has been instrumental in Canada-Netherlands commemorative activities;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Robbins Elliott on receiving the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation of Honour and express our deep appreciation for his many years of service to veterans and citizens in our community.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5240

By: Hon. David Morse (Environment and Labor)

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

Whereas for the first time in almost 10 years, a Nova Scotian has been named to Canada's National Swim Team; and

Whereas Wolfville resident Bevan Haley, daughter of Laurie and Ardith Haley, has been chosen as one of 16 Canadians on the under-18 team; and

Whereas Bevan, a Grade 10 student at Horton High School has a hectic holiday schedule ahead of her as she will participate at the Canadian Open Swimming Championships this weekend in Edmonton before leaving for the U.S. Open Championships in Minnesota and then on to the Australian Olympic Youth Festival in Sydney where she will train between December 26th and January 7th before competing January 9th;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this Legislature applaud the work ethics of young Bevan and wish her every success in her upcoming competitions here in Canada, the United States and Australia.

RESOLUTION NO. 5241

By: Mr. Kerry Morash (Queens)

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

Whereas Christopher Clarke of Liverpool has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Christopher Clarke on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5242

By: Mr. Kerry Morash (Queens)

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

Whereas John Gordon Leefe of Liverpool has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John Gordon Leefe on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5243

By: Mr. Kerry Morash (Queens)

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

Whereas Harry Leonard Nelson of Greenfield has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Harry Leonard Nelson on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5244

By: Mr. Kerry Morash (Queens)

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

Whereas Jean Munro Gordon of Milton has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Jean Munro Gordon on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5245

By: Mr. Kerry Morash (Queens)

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

Whereas Robert Edward Stafford of Brooklyn has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Robert Edward Stafford on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5246

By: Mr. Kerry Morash (Queens)

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

Whereas G. Scott Wamboldt of Caledonia has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend G. Scott Wamboldt on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5247

By: Mr. Kerry Morash (Queens)

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

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Whereas Etta Westhaver of Hunts Point has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Etta Westhaver on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5248

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Ernie Bolivar of Bridgewater has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ernie Bolivar on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5249

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Martin Eugene Bell of Bridgewater has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Martin Eugene Bell on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5250

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

Whereas Richard Eldridge of Chester Basin has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Richard Eldridge on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5251

By: Mr. William Langille (Colchester North)

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

Whereas William A. Cameron of Tatamagouche has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend William A. Cameron on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5252

By: Mr. William Langille (Colchester North)

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

Whereas Ivan D. Boyd of Bass River has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ivan D. Boyd on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5253

By: Mr. Frank Chipman (Annapolis)

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

Whereas Reginald C. Ritchie of Annapolis Royal has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Reginald C. Ritchie on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5254

By: Mr. Frank Chipman (Annapolis)

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

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Whereas Russell Myrie Mackintosh of Granville Ferry has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Russell Myrie Mackintosh on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5255

By: Mr. Frank Chipman (Annapolis)

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

Whereas Donald Kingsley Kaulback of Bridgetown has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Donald Kingsley Kaulback on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5256

By: Mr. Frank Chipman (Annapolis)

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

Whereas Joseph Casey of Granville Ferry has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Joseph Casey on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5257

By: Mr. Frank Chipman (Annapolis)

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

Whereas Margaret E. Armstrong of Granville Ferry has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Margaret E. Armstrong on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5258

By: Ms. Mary Ann McGrath (Halifax Bedford Basin)

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

Whereas Lynn Louise Murphy of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Lynn Louise Murphy on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5259

By: Mr. David Hendsbee (Preston)

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

Whereas Pearleen Oliver of Lucasville has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Pearleen Oliver on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5260

By: Mr. Kerry Morash (Queens)

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

Whereas Henry Richard Porter of Carleton has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Henry Richard Porter on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5261

By: Hon. Michael Baker (Justice)

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

Whereas Barbara Maracus Zwicker of Lunenburg has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Barbara Maracus Zwicker on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5262

By: Mr. Cecil O'Donnell (Shelburne)

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

Whereas Robie Atkinson of Barrington Passage has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Robie Atkinson on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5263

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

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Whereas Sharon M. Oliver of Wolfville has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Sharon M. Oliver on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5264

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Dennis Shaw of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Dennis Shaw on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5265

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Sandy Phillips of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Sandy Phillips on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5266

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Gloria McCluskey of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Gloria McCluskey on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5267

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Charles Keating of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Charles Keating on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5268

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Bernd Christmas of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Bernd Christmas on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5269

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Ed Lorraine of Truro has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ed Lorraine on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5270

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Lawrence Paul of Truro has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Lawrence Paul on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5271

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Thomas F. Stanfield of Truro has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Thomas F. Stanfield on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5272

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

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Whereas Roger Bacon of Amherst has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Roger Bacon on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5273

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Arthur F. Theriault of Meteghan River has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Arthur F. Theriault on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5274

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas A.M. Sandy Cameron of Sherbrooke has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend A.M. Sandy Cameron on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5275

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Anita Foley of Guysborough has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Anita Foley on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5276

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Terence Donahoe of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Terence Donahoe on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5277

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Arthur Donahoe of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Arthur Donahoe on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5278

By: Mr. Barry Barnet (Sackville-Beaver Bank)

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

Whereas Archie Fader of Lower Sackville has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Archie Fader on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5279

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Neville Gilfoy of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Neville Gilfoy on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5280

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Helen Gillis of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Helen Gillis on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5281

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

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Whereas Francis Dorrington of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Francis Dorrington on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5282

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas A. William Cox of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend A. William Cox on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5283

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas George Cooper of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend George Cooper on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5284

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Ora MacManus of Sydney has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ora MacManus on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5285

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Joanne Delaney Cumminger of New Glasgow has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Joanne Delaney Cumminger on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5286

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Joseph DiPersio of New Glasgow has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Joseph DiPersio on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5287

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Redvers Cainey of Lower Sackville has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Redvers Cainey on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5288

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

Whereas Robert MacDonald of Sherbrooke has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Robert MacDonald on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5289

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

Whereas Annie M. Doyle of Guysborough has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Annie M. Doyle on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5290

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

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Whereas Doug Carter of Truro has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Doug Carter on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5291

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas George H. Durning of New Glasgow has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend George H. Durning on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5292

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Eleanor M. Fraser of New Glasgow has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Eleanor M. Fraser on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5293

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Ronald M. Levy of New Glasgow has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ronald M. Levy on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5294

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas John MacDonald of New Glasgow has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John MacDonald on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5295

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas H. Russell MacEwan of New Glasgow has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend H. Russell MacEwan on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5296

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Leo MacKay of Stellarton has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Leo MacKay on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5297

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Michael Laffin of New Waterford has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Michael Laffin on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5298

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Jim MacDonald of Sydney River has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Jim MacDonald on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5299

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

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Whereas Michael Sean O'Sullivan of Stellarton has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Michael Sean O'Sullivan on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5300

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Gary R. Rankin of Westville has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Gary R. Rankin on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5301

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas John Miles Williston of New Glasgow has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John Miles Williston on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5302

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Donald R. Sutherland of River John has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Donald R. Sutherland on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5303

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Lorne W. Smith of New Glasgow has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Lorne W. Smith on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5304

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Kevin T. Scott of New Glasgow has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Kevin T. Scott on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5305

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas John Abbass of Ben Eoin has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John Abbass on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5306

By: Mr. Cecil O'Donnell (Shelburne)

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

Whereas William J. Cox of Shelburne has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend William J. Cox on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5307

By: Mr. Cecil O'Donnell (Shelburne)

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

Whereas Parker Comeau of Shelburne has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Parker Comeau on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5308

By: Mr. Cecil O'Donnell (Shelburne)

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

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Whereas Donald Crowell Bower of Shelburne has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Donald Crowell Bower on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5309

By: Mrs. Muriel Baillie (Pictou West)

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

Whereas Laurel Holliday of Pictou has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Laurel Holliday on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5310

By: Mrs. Muriel Baillie (Pictou West)

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

Whereas Joyce Tucker of Pictou has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Joyce Tucker on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5311

By: Mr. Jon Carey (Kings West)

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

Whereas George Wayne Spicer of Berwick has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend George Wayne Spicer on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5312

By: Mr. Mark Parent (Kings North)

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

Whereas Mark Smith of Coldbrook has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Mark Smith on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5313

By: Mr. Mark Parent (Kings North)

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

Whereas Mary Doreen Roberts of Kentville has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Mary Doreen Roberts on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5314

By: Mr. Jon Carey (Kings West)

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

Whereas Eric Ian Patrick of Aylesford has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Eric Ian Patrick on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5315

By: Mr. Mark Parent (Kings North)

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

Whereas Harmon Eugene Illsley of Kentville has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Harmon Eugene Illsley on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5316

By: Mr. Jon Carey (Kings West)

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

Whereas Leann M. Grosvold of Berwick has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Leann M. Grosvold on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5317

By: Mr. Jon Carey (Kings West)

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

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Whereas Robert Firth Hepburn of Aylesford has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Robert Firth Hepburn on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5318

By: Hon. David Morse (Environment and Labour)

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

Whereas Shirley Elliott of Wolfville has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Shirley Elliott on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5319

By: Mr. Mark Parent (Kings North)

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

Whereas Harry Currie of Canning has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Harry Currie on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5320

By: Hon. David Morse (Environment and Labour)

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

Whereas Millard Ross Cherry of Wolfville has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Millard Ross Cherry on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5321

By: Mr. Jon Carey (Kings West)

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

Whereas Gordon Richard Carter of Berwick has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Gordon Richard Carter on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5322

By: Hon. Rodney MacDonald (Tourism and Culture)

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

Whereas Burton MacIntyre of Whycocomagh has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Burton MacIntyre on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5323

By: Hon. Rodney MacDonald (Tourism and Culture)

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

Whereas Alice Freeman of Inverness has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Alice Freeman on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5324

By: Hon. Ronald Russell (Transportation and Public Works)

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

Whereas John Wilson of Windsor has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John Wilson on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5325

By: Hon. Ronald Russell (Transportation and Public Works)

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

Whereas Walter Bertram Stephens of Windsor has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Walter Bertram Stephens on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5326

By: Hon. Ronald Russell (Transportation and Public Works)

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

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Whereas Vivian MacMillan of Windsor has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Vivian MacMillan on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5327

By: Hon. Ronald Russell (Transportation and Public Works)

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

Whereas Sarah Ann Levy of Windsor has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Sarah Ann Levy on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5328

By: Hon. Ronald Russell (Transportation and Public Works)

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

Whereas Robert Hessian of Windsor has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Robert Hessian on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5329

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas Ian A. Thompson of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ian A. Thompson on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5330

By: Mr. David Hendsbee (Preston)

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

Whereas Frances Lucilla Smith of North Preston has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Frances Lucilla Smith on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5331

By: Hon. Timothy Olive (Natural Resources)

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

Whereas Clifford Moir of Dartmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Clifford Moir on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5332

By: Ms. Mary Ann McGrath (Halifax Bedford Basin)

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

Whereas Debra Francis Hum of Halifax has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Debra Francis Hum on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5333

By: Mr. Richard Hurlburt (Yarmouth)

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

Whereas Charles A. Crosby of Yarmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Charles A. Crosby on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5334

By: Mr. Richard Hurlburt (Yarmouth)

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

Whereas John Hastings Wainwright of Yarmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend John Hastings Wainwright on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5335

By: Mr. Richard Hurlburt (Yarmouth)

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

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Whereas William A. D. Newell of Yarmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend William A. D. Newell on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5336

By: Mr. Richard Hurlburt (Yarmouth)

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

Whereas George Nelson Surette of Yarmouth has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend George Nelson Surette on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5337

By: Hon. Neil LeBlanc (Finance)

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

Whereas Alexander Clark of Pubnico has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Alexander Clark on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5338

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas Margaret R. Johnson of Upper Stewiacke has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Margaret R. Johnson on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5339

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas James Gordon Crowe of Stewiacke has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend James Gordon Crowe on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5340

By: Hon. Neil LeBlanc (Finance)

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

Whereas Rodolphe Doucet has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Rodolphe Doucet on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5341

By: Mr. William Langille (Colchester North)

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

Whereas Cornelia E. van den Hoek of Upper Economy has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Cornelia E. van den Hoek on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5342

By: Hon. Angus MacIsaac (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

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

Whereas E. Veronica Bowie of Antigonish has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend E. Veronica Bowie on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5343

By: Hon. Angus MacIsaac (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

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

Whereas Sharon M. MacDonald of Heatherton has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Sharon M. MacDonald on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5344

By: Hon. Angus MacIsaac (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

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

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Whereas Chelsey Gotell of Antigonish has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Chelsey Gotell on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5345

By: Mr. Richard Hurlburt (Yarmouth)

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

Whereas the pineapple has become an international symbol of hospitality and is widely displayed in residences and business establishments, extending a warm welcome to all who visit; and

Whereas the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia's Annual Pineapple Awards are a celebration of our pride in service and a recognition of the individuals who go above and beyond what is expected to enrich a visitor's stay in Nova Scotia;

Whereas Sandy Bain, owner, South West Photo Ltd., Yarmouth was one of this year's Pineapple Award winners as announced during the 2003 Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner hosted by TIANS at the Tourism Conference and Trade Show;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House applaud Sandy Bain on the recent receipt of the Pineapple Award from the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia for excellence in an industry so vital to our province.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5346

By: Mr. Richard Hurlburt (Yarmouth)

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

Whereas Denise Surette has been one of the most active participants in the Memorial Clubs of Maple Grove Education Centre and Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School; and

Whereas Denise gave up a number of other opportunities so she could spend time with the elderly at Veterans' Place and Tidal View Manor; and

Whereas her volunteer efforts were honoured recently as she was awarded the YMCA Peace Medal for youth, which has been awarded by the organization since 1987 to Canadian young adults whose volunteer spirit in our communities comes without judgment, hesitation, special resources, wealth, status or position;

Therefore be it resolved that members of this House congratulate Denise Surette for receiving this honour and for her dedication and commitment to our community's seniors.

RESOLUTION NO. 5347

By: Mr. Richard Hurlburt (Yarmouth)

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

Whereas Yvette Hefferman and Kelly Goudey started a volunteer breakfast program at Central School to help hungry children get more nourishment, improve their physical well-being and performance in school; and

Whereas the breakfast program at Central School now runs five days a week with great support from a large group of volunteers, as well as major sponsorship from Need, and feeds up to 80 children each day; and

Whereas the ladies' efforts were honoured recently by receiving a YMCA Peace Medal, which has been awarded by the organization since 1987 to Canadians whose volunteer spirit in our communities comes without judgment, hesitation, special resources, wealth, status or position;

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Therefore be it resolved that members of this House congratulate Yvette Hefferman and Kelly Goudey for receiving these awards and for their selfless dedication and commitment to our community's children, their health, education and future.

RESOLUTION NO. 5348

By: Mrs. Muriel Baillie (Pictou West)

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

Whereas Celebration Pictou County 4-H took place on November 14, 2002, at the W. A. MacLeod School in Riverton; and

Whereas each year the 4-H's Pictou County Leaders Council honours individuals and businesses who have been long-time supporters of the 4-H program; and

Whereas Jack Ferguson of Bayview and Edgar Hart of Little Harbour Road were honoured for their support of 4-H clubs by providing an opportunity for 4-H members to publicly display their achievements through the Pictou-North Colchester Exhibition;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House congratulate Jack Ferguson and Edgar Hart on their award from the Pictou County 4-H and express our appreciation for their contributions to the Pictou County 4-H and the youth of our area.

RESOLUTION NO. 5349

By: Hon. Angus MacIsaac (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

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

Whereas Greg MacKinnon of Antigonish has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Greg MacKinnon on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5350

By: Hon. Angus MacIsaac (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

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

Whereas Stillman S. Smith of Antigonish has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Stillman S. Smith on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5351

By: Hon. Angus MacIsaac (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

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

Whereas Madeline Smith of Antigonish has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who have made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved that as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Madeline Smith on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5352

By: Mr. Brooke Taylor (Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

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

Whereas author Gary Saunders, with the release of his most recent publication in May of this year, has now authored 10 books; and

Whereas Gary has been writing since he was 25 years old, with his books covering a wide range of topics; and

Whereas Gary describes himself as a curious person, and continues to write to keep learning to connect with what he already knows while sharing it with as many people as possible;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this Legislature compliment author Gary Saunders for his outstanding work and wish him continued success in his future writings.

RESOLUTION NO. 5353

By: Hon. Angus MacIsaac (Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations)

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

Whereas Angus Allan MacQuarrie of Doctor's Brook has been posthumously awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who made significant contributions to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

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Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House commend the family of Angus Allan MacQuarrie who has been posthumously awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5354

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Shirlen L. Seamone of Bridgewater has been posthumously awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who made significant contributions to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House commend the family of Shirlen L. Seamone who has been posthumously awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5355

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas Ernest Finlay MacDonald, Sr. of Halifax has been posthumously awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967; and

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Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who made significant contributions to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House commend the family of Ernest Finlay MacDonald, Sr. who has been posthumously awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5356

By: Hon. Jane Purves (Education)

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

Whereas William Henry Dennis of Halifax has been posthumously awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who made significant contributions to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House commend the family of William Henry Dennis who has been posthumously awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5357

By: Hon. James Muir (Health)

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

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Whereas John G. Glassey of Truro has been posthumously awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who made significant contributions to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House commend the family of John G. Glassey who has been posthumously awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5358

By: Mr. John Chataway (Chester-St. Margaret's)

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

Whereas Malcolm Turner of Chester has been posthumously awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who made significant contributions to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House commend the family of Malcolm Turner who has been posthumously awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5359

By: Mr. William Dooks (Eastern Shore)

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

Whereas Carla McQuarrie of Future Aqua Farms Ltd. in West Chezzetcook is the 2002 Business Development Bank of Canada's Young Entrepreneur Award winner for Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Carla is an environmental engineering graduate of the Technical University of Nova Scotia while also holding an Applied Science Degree in Aquaculture Engineering from Dalhousie; and

Whereas Ms. McQuarrie was recognized for developing a growing aquaponic operation with her husband and business partners, David and Joanne Roberts;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this Legislature applaud the significant accomplishment of Ms. McQuarrie and wish her and her partners every success with their future plans.

RESOLUTION NO. 5360

By: Hon. Ronald Russell (Transportation and Public Works)

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

Whereas Falmouth-based Turbine clothing company has tripled sales in just two years since owner Lisa Drader-Murphy moved her family from Calgary; and

Whereas Ms. Drader-Murphy has kept two retail stores open in Calgary despite her move to Falmouth; and

Whereas Turbine clothing company's trademark is using vintage fabric to create modern designs, and has moved into designing children's clothing as well as a number of other designs;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this Legislature congratulate Lisa Drader-Murphy for her outstanding entrepreneurial success and wish her nothing but continued success.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5361

By: Hon. John Hamm (Premier)

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

Whereas the 2003 Canadian Ladies Senior Fastpitch Championship is scheduled for Stellarton this August; and

Whereas the Stellarton and Area Minor Girls Softball Association has a historic background when it comes to hosting first-class national championship tournaments; and

Whereas two-thirds of Canada's Olympic Women's Softball Team will be in Stellarton playing in this event;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this Legislature congratulate tournament directors, Jeff Green, Vernon Tucker and Aggie Barbosa for the tremendous challenge they have undertaken, and wish them every success with their plans leading up to the August tournament.

RESOLUTION NO. 5362

By: Mr. William Langille (Colchester North)

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

Whereas Adrienne Hansen from North River, Colchester County, was the only person from Atlantic Canada to attend the 60th Anniversary of the Dieppe Pilgrimage in August; and

Whereas Adrienne is an accomplished air cadet and is aiming for a future career in the air force; and

Whereas Adrienne is now working towards a Duke of Edinburgh Award, which is an 18-month process and requires intensive physical fitness;

Therefore be it resolved that MLAs in this Legislature congratulate Adrienne for her outstanding work and wish her every success with all her future endeavours.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5363

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

Whereas Gerald C. Ehler of Canso has been awarded with Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who made significant contributions to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

Therefore be it resolved as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Gerald C. Ehler on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5364

By: Mr. Ronald Chisholm (Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury)

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

Whereas Ian A. MacKinnon of Port Hastings has been awarded the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - part of the Canadian Honours System established in 1967 - and will be awarded the medal this Friday; and

Whereas medals are being awarded to Canadians who made significant contributions to their fellow citizens, their communities, or to their country; and

Whereas the Governor General gave a fitting tribute to earlier recipients saying the medal recipients ". . . reflect the complexity and diversity which is Canada in 2002 and they have helped to contribute to the Canada we know, the Canada we have made and the Canada that we will be in the future";

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Therefore be it resolved as we celebrate Her Majesty's 50-year reign, members of this House congratulate and commend Ian A. MacKinnon on being awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for exceptional service to community and country.

RESOLUTION NO. 5365

By: Mr. Kerry Morash (Queens)

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

Whereas Nova Scotia's tourism industry is a vital contributor to our economy; and

Whereas awards recognizing the best in this industry and acknowledging the expertise and excellence within the Nova Scotia tourism industry were presented during the 2003 "Tourism Awards of Excellence" Gala Dinner hosted by TIANS at the Tourism Conference & Trade Show; and

Whereas TIANS' Golden Hospitality Award this year was presented to the Region of Queens Municipality through its mayor, John Leefe;

Therefore be it resolved that the members of this House applaud the Region of Queens Municipality on its receipt of such a prestigious honour and commend the region's work which brought this attention to the citizens of the municipality.

RESOLUTION NO. 5366

By: Hon. Murray Scott (Speaker)

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

Whereas Pastor Perry Hanley, his wife, Andrea, and children, Zachary, Matthew and Grace have moved from Hanwell, New Brunswick, to Springhill, Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Pastor Perry has moved to Springhill to take up his new duties as pastor of the Springhill United Baptist Church; and

Whereas the Town of Springhill is very excited with Pastor Perry's decision to answer his call to serve God by bringing his family to Springhill United Baptist Church where he will be bringing the word of the Lord to its people;

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Therefore be it resolved that all members of this House welcome Pastor Perry Hanley and his family to Springhill, Nova Scotia, wish them all the best in the future as they take up residence in our great community and thank them for their commitment to us.