1996 Legislative Session, 1st Session, 36th Parliament
ORDERS OF THE DAY
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No. 33 -- Continued
Wednesday, July 31, 1996
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MOTIONS ON NOTICE
- 1 Ms. Walsh to move --
Be it resolved that this House support fairness in employment by supporting a minimum wage that keeps pace with inflation.
- 2 Mr. Goodacre to move --
Be it resolved that this House recognize BC Rail as vital to the continued economic vibrancy of the North and vigorously oppose proposals to sell it to American or off-shore interests.
- 3 Mr. Hartley to move --
Be it resolved that this House urge the Government of Canada to submit the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the federal Environmental Assessment Review Process (EARP) in recognition that this federal government undertaking has significant implications for British Columbia and Canada's environment; and
- Be it further resolved that this House regret that the federal Liberal government ignored the environmental implications of NAFTA which, in the opinion of this House, is likely to increase intergovernmental pressure to lower environmental standards and enforcement measures.
- 4 Ms. Gillespie to move --
Be it resolved that this House reaffirm its support for the work of the Ministry of Women's Equality particularly in the areas of access to child care and family violence prevention programs.
- 5 Mr. Doyle to move --
Be it resolved that this House recognize the necessity of ensuring qualified trades people are fairly compensated for work performed on publicly-funded construction projects and reaffirm its support for the Skills Development and Fair Wage Act.
- 6 Mr. Bowbrick to move --
Be it resolved that this House, aware of the need for new skills to take advantage of new jobs in British Columbia's changing economy, congratulate the Government of British Columbia for maintaining Canada's highest level of support for primary, secondary and post-secondary education.
- 7 Ms. Kwan to move --
Be it resolved that this House declare its support for a woman's right to choice in reproductive health care.
- 8 Mr. Stevenson to move --
Be it resolved that this House, mindful that the vast majority of landlords are reasonable and fair and that only a small minority of tenants cause problems for landlords, is of the opinion that the present residential tenancy legislation provides fairness and balance that enables conflicts to be resolved without confrontation between landlords and tenants.
- 9 Mr. Waddell to move --
Be it resolved that this House congratulate the Government on receiving the highest rating in Canada from the victims' rights group CAVEAT, for taking a comprehensive approach to community safety and introducing a wide range of innovative programs.
- 10 The Hon. G. Clark to move --
Be it resolved that, as the federal government's mismanagement of the fishery is threatening the resource, and that fishers and those who care about the resource are frustrated that federal decisions taken thousands of miles away are putting in jeopardy their jobs, families and communities, this House urge the federal government to agree to recognize that changes are necessary in the structure of fishery management, that the Province should take on enhanced responsibilities in this field and that there should be a greater role for those with a stake in the resource in the management of the fishery.
- Be it further resolved that, as the plan introduced by the Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to rationalize the Pacific Salmon fleet will cause further irreversible hardship for fishery workers and communities, result in increased corporate concentration and do little to meet conservation concerns, this House urge the federal government immediately halt implementation of the Mifflin plan while its impacts are more fully examined and alternatives that meet the needs of British Columbia workers and communities are explored.
- 11 Mr. Hartley to move --
Be it resolved that this House, mindful that British Columbia is growing by more than one hundred thousand people each year, declare its support for building the hospitals, schools and transportation services needed by our growing population, and declare its support for a fiscal strategy to maintain our economic momentum, while enjoying the benefits of having the strongest balance sheet of any provincial government in Canada.
- 12 Mr. Janssen to move --
Be it resolved that this House congratulate the Government for introducing focused programs to assist young British Columbians with first-job experiences and skills and for expanding the classroom boundaries with increased apprenticeship opportunities and enhanced co-op work experience.
- 13 Mr. Conroy to move --
Be it resolved that this House is of the opinion that the B.C. Forest Practices Code is an affordable and necessary standard for forest stewardship and urges all member nations of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) to adopt the Code as the international standard in the interests of sustainability and the ongoing competitiveness of British Columbia's forest industry.
- 14 Mr. Farnworth to move --
Be it resolved that this House does not support mining within the boundaries of the Tatshenshini-Alsek or other Provincial parks.
- 15 Ms. Brewin to move --
Be it resolved that this House, recalling that the Victoria Commonwealth Games was the first major international multi-sport event in which disabled athletes participated as full members of their national teams, strongly urge the government of Malaysia to recognize the rightful place of disabled athletes in competitive sport and support their full inclusion in the XVI Commonwealth Games in 1998.
- 16 Ms. McGregor to move --
Be it resolved that this House recognize the importance of ensuring women and other under-represented groups are represented in publicly-funded construction projects such as the Island Highway Project and reaffirm its support for the Skills Development and Fair Wage Act.
- 17 Ms. Sawicki to move --
Be it resolved that this House, noting the Official Opposition's call to soften B.C.'s tough new vehicle emission standards, congratulate the Honourable Member for Esquimalt-Metchosin on their adoption, coast-to-coast, by the Government of Canada.
- 18 Mr. Bowbrick to move --
Be it resolved that this House, acknowledging that information technology is British Columbia's fastest growing industrial sector, support partnerships with the private sector that will create jobs in the value-added, knowledge-based economy of the future.
- 19 Mr. Calendino to move --
Be it resolved that this House recognize the success of B.C.'s dynamic film industry and congratulate the Government for developing a new partnership with MGM Studios to expand The Bridge Studios in Burnaby, providing for continued growth of the film industry, increased employment and positive economic spin-offs for the Province.
- 20 Ms. Kwan to move --
Be it resolved that this House condemn the federal government's decision to eliminate the Ports Canada Police, British Columbia's front-line against smuggling and illegal gun-running.
- 21 Mr. Randall to move --
Be it resolved that it is the opinion of this House that infrastructure development is an affordable and necessary investment that helps our economy grow and helps the private sector create jobs.
- 22 Mr. Lali to move --
Be it resolved that this House wholeheartedly support the B.C. Labour Code, especially those provisions which allow certification where 55 per cent of a bargaining unit express their desire to be represented by a trade union, prohibit the use of strikebreakers, and allow employers and employees to negotiate those provisions they see fit to bargain, within the limits of the Code, declarations of the Labour Relations Board, and other legislation.
- 23 Ms. Brewin to move --
Be it resolved that it is the opinion of this House that the Skills Now program provides vital support for British Columbians moving from welfare to the workforce and that this House supports the provision of individual training plans for the unemployed; matching training to local job needs; partnerships with B.C. businesses for new employee training; and targeted vocational and skills training at colleges and universities.
- 24 Mr. Kasper to move --
Be it resolved that this House, mindful of the need to protect British Columbia's coasts against the threat of oil spills, call on the Government of Canada to require the double-hulling of tankers by 1998, to reinstate the Ship-Source Oil Pollution fund, and to enact federal regulations requiring all vessel traffic entering B.C. waters to have spill prevention plans in place.
- 25 The Hon. D. Miller to move --
Be it resolved that, as lightkeepers are critical to the safety and security of marine traffic along the coast of British Columbia, and that many of the services of lightkeepers cannot be replicated through automation, the federal government must continue to maintain staffed lighthouses along the coast of British Columbia.
- 26 Mr. Orcherton to move --
Be it resolved that the House declare its priority in support of tax relief for middle-class working families, and oppose schemes aimed at reducing the tax burden for large corporations that are enjoying record profits during a time when unemployment remains unacceptably high.
- 27 Ms. McGregor to move --
Be it resolved that the House congratulate the Government for the substantial investment in the future of our forest industry through Forest Renewal BC, through resolution of long-standing land-use conflicts and through the development of job targets so that British Columbians enjoy more jobs from the forests they own, manage, protect, cultivate, harvest and process.
- 28 Mr. Waddell to move --
Be it resolved that this House is of the opinion that education funding must be directed, as much as possible, to children in the classroom and reject the practice of large payouts by school boards to administrators for unused sick leave or for paid leaves of absence.
- 29 Mr. Randall to move --
Be it resolved that this House congratulate the Government and, in particular the Ministry of Health, for its on-going efforts to curb smoking among British Columbia's young people; and
- Be it further resolved that this House call upon the Government to step up its efforts to ensure compliance with the law by enforcing the restriction on the sale of tobacco products to those under the age of 18, including the prosecution of those who continue to ignore this prohibition.
- 30 Mr. Janssen to move --
Be it resolved that this House urge the Minister of Transportation and Highways to amend the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations to allow motorcycle owners to purchase personalized (vanity) licence plates, with net revenues from the sale of these plates dedicated to head injury treatment and research.
- 35 Mr. Symons to move --
Be it resolved that the Legislature remove the processes by which the Executive Council can make significant alterations to Provincial policy by Order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, thereby bypassing debate in the Legislative Assembly by the elected representatives of the people of British Columbia.
- 36 Mr. Symons to move --
Be it resolved that the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia reaffirm its request to the Government of Canada to conduct a full public environmental review of the dangers involved by the presence of nuclear weapons and nuclear-powered vessels in British Columbia's harbours and waterways.
- 37 Mr. Symons to move --
Be it resolved that Standing Order 81 of the Standing Orders of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia be amended to read:
- Every Bill shall receive three readings, on different days, prior to being passed. After first reading, there shall be a minimum of three sitting days before second reading. After the second reading, it shall be ordered for committal on a subsequent day. Notwithstanding the above, on urgent or extraordinary occasions, a Bill may be read twice or thrice, or advanced two or more stages in one day.
- 38 Mr. Symons to move --
Be it resolved that this Legislature urge the Government of Canada to spend at least 50 per cent of the money collected through Federal taxes on automotive fuels on highways in the province of origin.
- 39 Mr. Symons to move --
Be it resolved that this House strongly urge the Government of Canada not to renew their lease with the Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges at Nanoose Bay, and be it further resolved that this House urge the Government of Canada to convert this test range to peaceful uses that benefit the people of the region and British Columbia.
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