2005 Legislative Session: 6th Session, 37th Parliament


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ORDERS OF THE DAY -- Continued
No. 97 -- Tuesday, February 8, 2005 -- 10 a.m.

Schedule D

PRIVATE MEMBERS' TIME
(Monday morning only)


PRIVATE MEMBERS' STATEMENTS (STANDING ORDER 25A)


PUBLIC BILLS IN THE HANDS OF PRIVATE MEMBERS

SECOND READING

Second Reading--
Bill (No. M 201) intituled Health Care Services Continuation Act, PRINTED. Ms. MacPhail.
 
Second Reading--
Bill (No. M 204) intituled Anti-Gang Act, PRINTED. Mr. Bhullar.
 
Second Reading--
Bill (No. M 205) intituled Strata Property Residents' Dispute Resolution Act, PRINTED. Mr. Bhullar.
 
Second Reading--
Bill (No. M 206) intituled Protection of Public Assets Act, PRINTED. Ms. MacPhail.
 
Second Reading--
Bill (No. M 207) intituled Election Act Amendment Act (An Act Limiting Government Advertising During Elections and By-Elections), PRINTED. Ms. MacPhail.

ADJOURNED DEBATE PRIVATE MEMBERS' MOTIONS

 
114  Ms. MacPhail moved--
Be it resolved that this House encourage the Government of British Columbia to approach its dealings with First Nations, particularly regarding the sale of BC Rail Ltd. to CN, with an emphasis on honesty, clarity and respect. (Mr. Belsey adjourned the debate on the amendment.)

PRIVATE MEMBERS' MOTIONS ON NOTICE

 
  2  Mr. Chutter to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the importance of private property rights to the development of a strong, sustainable economy.
 
  5  Mr. Visser to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes that a healthy and vibrant forest industry is the key to preserving quality of life in BC's rural communities.
 
  6  Mr. Nijjar to move--
Be it resolved that this House encourages businesses and unions to recognize their common goals and work in partnership for greater production.
 
  7  Ms. Locke to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the value of bridging private charities with government programs to build and strengthen communities throughout the province.
 
  8  Mr. Krueger to move--
Be it resolved that this House acknowledge the importance of expanding markets in Asia to the future of producers in Heartlands communities.
 
  9  Mr. Sultan to move--
Be it resolved that this House supports a tax structure that encourages investment, attracts and retains highly skilled professionals, and delivers job opportunities for all British Columbians.
 
10  Mr. Mayencourt to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the importance of AIDS and HIV prevention programs in the `at risk' communities in British Columbia.
 
11  Ms. Trumper to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize that the settlement of First Nations treaties as an opportunity to create lasting stability and economic opportunity for all British Columbians.
 
12  Mr. Wong to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize that British Columbia continues to be a leader in the field of alternative energy, such as wind and fuels cells to improve environmental conditions.
 
13  Mr. Bloy to move--
Be it resolved that this House supports the right of students not to have their mandatory student fees used by university and college student societies to wage partisan political campaigns by making the payment of student fees optional.
 
14  Mr. Bray to move--
Be it resolved that this House supports the review of federal tax laws in order to encourage new investment in the renovation of existing rental properties and the development of new market rental property.
 
15  Mr. Nijjar to move--
Be it resolved that the House recognizes the importance of respecting taxpayers' dollars by requiring accountability from societies and organizations receiving public funds.
 
16  Mr. Hawes to move--
Be it resolved that this House calls on the federal government to act in good faith to remove the threat of flooding by allowing the ecologically-responsible removal of gravel from the Fraser River and its tributaries.
 
17  Mr. Krueger to move--
Be it resolved that the House recognize the tremendous value of the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2006 World Junior Hockey Championships will have in promoting youth participation in athletics and healthy lifestyles.
 
18  Mr. Anderson to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes that informal and formal volunteer programs are important in encouraging our citizens to care for and share with each other while participating in the community.
 
19  Mr. Cobb to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the importance of finding new and creative ways to deal with the pine beetle infestation in this province and promote the benefits of the value-added sector in salvaging infested timber.
 
20  Mr. Hawes to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the importance of eliminating administrative duplication in the health care sector and redirecting those funds towards direct patient care.
 
22  Mr. Wilson to move--
Be it resolved that this House continues to recognize the vital role that transportation links have for rural communities.
 
23  Mr. Long to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the importance of efforts to relocate wildlife from populated areas.
 
24  Mr. Sultan to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize British Columbia's potential of once again attaining its status of one of Canada's `Have' provinces through continued fiscal responsibility and development of a hospitable investment climate.
 
25  Mr. K. Stewart to move--
Be it resolved that this House supports the preservation of the Codd Island Wetlands and encourages the Federal Government to commit to saving one of the last undeveloped fen wetlands in the Lower Mainland.
 
26  Mr. Krueger to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize that sport and recreation freshwater fishermen have a valuable economic impact in our province.
 
27  Mr. Anderson to move--
Be it resolved that the House recognize the importance of a focus on life's stages of development is important from conception to birth, from infant to child, from child to youth, from youth to adult, from adult to senior.
 
28  Mr. Hayer to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the importance of volunteers in the community.
 
29  Mr. Anderson to move--
Be it resolved that the House recognize that a social plan for a community is as important as an economic or environmental plan.
 
30  Mr. Lekstrom to move--
Be it resolved that this House acknowledge the important role that agriculture plays in meeting the fiscal needs of British Columbia and the support the sector provides to communities throughout B.C.
 
31  Mr. R. Stewart to move--
Be it resolved that this House acknowledges the value of French immersion and French language programs in British Columbia's public schools.
 
32  Mr. Manhas to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the growth potential of the high tech sector in BC, and seeks to foster its development through the Premier's Technology Council.
 
33  Mr. Wilson to move--
Be it resolved that this House support the development of a value added beef industry to assist BC ranchers expand and grow in the face of present adversity.
 
34  Mr. Masi to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the importance of Internet learning for students as they prepare to succeed in today's global economies.
 
35  Mr. Hawes to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the need for new and innovative approaches to encouraging British Columbia's traditional resource industries of mining, forestry, fishing and agriculture alongside of new economic generators of technology, tourism and retail.
 
36  Mr. Belsey to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the benefits of developing an integrated provincial rail tourism line for the economic health of the province.
 
37  Mr. Masi to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the ecological diversity of Burns Bog, and is committed to protecting the integrity of this area.
 
38  Mr. Hunter to move--
Be it resolved that this House encourage the use of roundabouts to increase traffic safety.
 
39  Ms. Locke to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the challenges of growing communities and the need for flexible physical and social infrastructure.
 
40  Mr. Sultan to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes that British Columbia's health care system must meet the needs of an aging population.
 
41  Mr. Wong to move--
Be it resolved that the provincial government supports efforts to develop its connection with the Asian Pacific countries with respect to technology transfer, tourism, trade relations, education and culture.
 
42  Mr. Bloy to move--
Be it resolved that this House calls on the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acknowledge in its hiring practices and private equity investment mandate the fact that thirty per cent of the contributions to the Canada Pension Plan are held by the workers and pensioners of British Columbia and Alberta.
 
43  Mr. Anderson to move--
Be it resolved that this House believes that respect for and support of persons with mental, social and physical challenges leads to both healthier individuals and a healthier society.
 
44  Mr. Lekstrom to move--
Be it resolved that this House support the concept of regional policing and recognize funding inequities throughout British Columbia.
 
45  Mr. Visser to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the tremendous potential an off-shore oil and gas industry will have on ensuring coastal communities continue to thrive along with all other communities of British Columbia.
 
47  Mr. Anderson to move--
Be it resolved that an understanding of the changing multi-cultural nature of our community is extremely important to support individual formation and a spirit of cooperative community development.
 
48  Mr. Lekstrom to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the importance of transportation infrastructure to the economic prosperity of rural communities in British Columbia.
 
49  Ms. Sahota to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes that a healthy and vibrant film industry in British Columbia is important to economic development.
 
50  Mr. Long to move--
Be it resolved that this House encourage ways to approach drug and alcohol addictions as an illness and encourage the treatment of the same.
 
51  Ms. Trumper to move--
Be it resolved that this House is committed to improving health care for British Columbians by working with BC universities to increase the number of spaces for students in medicine and nursing.
 
52  Mr. Hunter to move--
Be it resolved that this House acknowledges and encourages the efforts of volunteers and local businesses working on downtown revitalization projects around British Columbia.
 
53  Mr. Masi to move--
Be it resolved that this House respect school autonomy while welcoming all levels of community participation in the education of our children.
 
54  Mr. Hayer to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the importance of early childhood education.
 
55  Mr. Belsey to move--
Be it resolved that the House encourage the creation and implementation of rail lines in BC for the purpose of increasing tourism in the North and creating successful partnerships with other tourist options such as cruise lines and airlines.
 
56  Mr. Hawes to move--
Be it resolved that this House is committed to supporting youth athletics through such events as the BC Summer Games.
 
57  Ms. Brenzinger to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes National Child Day and the role of the provincial government in promoting a secure and healthy upbringing for children.
 
58  Mr. Suffredine to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the importance of studying the management of daylight savings and the possible benefits of foregoing daylight savings.
 
59  Mr. Anderson to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes that respect for families and communities is the basis for a strong province and nation.
 
60  Mr. Wilson to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize that 4-H organizations contribute to the vitality of our agriculture sector.
 
61  Mr. Johnston to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes that safety and security is of primary importance to British Columbians and encourages strategies to reduce youth crime.
 
62  Ms. Locke to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the efforts of parents and volunteers who read to children at an early age and the benefits this brings to British Columbia's social fabric and economy in the long term.
 
63  Ms. McMahon to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the importance of the economic benefits of tourism and promotes a cooperative strategy between communities to maintain and grow the tourism industry along the BC and Alberta border.
 
64  Mr. Cobb to move--
Be it resolved that this House continues to recognize the importance of rehabilitating the existing transportation system in rural BC and strengthening the infrastructure for remote and resource roads in the province.
 
65  Mr. Suffredine to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize value and economic contributions of the fresh water fishery in British Columbia and supports open access of fresh water lakes for all British Columbians.
 
66  Ms. Orr to move--
Be it resolved that this House calls on the federal government to establish a national program to combat child pornography.
 
69  Ms. Roddick to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the need for all levels of governments to recognize that dykes and ditches are an important part of our agriculture system and they safeguard significant urban and agricultural areas in BC.
 
70  Mr. Hunter to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the need for the Federal Government to work closely with the BC Government to create more opportunities for commercial and recreational fishing in BC.
 
71  Mr. Anderson to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes that an appreciation of the relationship of culture and faith is important to the development of the business and social life of the community.
 
72  Ms. Locke to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the contributions of non-profit organizations and the important role they play keeping our communities safe and healthy.
 
74  Ms. McMahon to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the economic contributions of backcountry recreation and adventure tourism and supports the expansion of the industry throughout rural British Columbia.
 
75  Mr. Cobb to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the contributions that many cultural groups have made to the development of resource communities in B.C.
 
76  Mr. Bloy to move--
Be it resolved that this House calls upon the province of British Columbia to ensure that future labour disputes involving ferry services to coastal communities do not adversely affect the people of this province.
 
77  Mr. Manhas to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize that a strategic long-term transportation plan plays an integral role in BC's economic growth and helps create liveable cities and reduce urban air pollution.
 
78  Mr. Anderson to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes that the variety of faith in our communities fosters co-operation and development.
 
79  Mr. Lee to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the important role our schools play in promoting safety and drug awareness among students in British Columbia.
 
80  Mr. Krueger to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the importance of safe guarding and protecting British Columbia's fresh water resources by maintaining the long standing ban on bulk water exports.
 
81  Mr. Lee to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize that it is the tremendous diversity of cultures and ethnicities that makes British Columbia uniquely positioned to compete in today's global economy.
 
82  Ms. McMahon to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the importance of long-term care and assisted living for seniors in rural communites and the importance of providing options for seniors who wish to maintain their independence.
 
84  Mr. Anderson to move--
Be it resolved that encouragement of strong family relationships is a basis for a healthier society and a means for enriched personal fulfillment.
 
85  Mr. Sultan to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes that a high quality post-secondary education system is key to a prosperous economy, healthy population and learned society.
 
86  Ms. Locke to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the value of the cultural diversity in the City of Surrey and cherishes the people and cultures of the 90 different languages spoken within our School District.
 
88  Ms. Brenzinger to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the importance of creating a spirit of enterprise among present and future business leaders that combine sound management and ethical practise.
 
89  Ms. Sahota to move--
Be it resolved that this House encourages multiculturalism in British Columbia to reflect the fact that the people of British Columbia believe in benefiting from each other through sharing knowledge, culture and beliefs.
 
90  Ms. Brenzinger to move--
Be it resolved that this House encourage youth involvement in public service and democratic government at an early age.
 
91  Mr. Penner to move--
Be it resolved that this House encourages the Canadian and American governments to work together towards a common goal of facilitating the free flow of legitimate trade and travel across our mutual border.
 
92  Mr. Hamilton to move--
Be it resolved that the House recognize the importance of coaches and amateur sports for youths in promoting healthy and active lifestyles that last a lifetime.
 
93  Ms. Brenzinger to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the important role that the B.C. Film Industry plays in our provincial economy and continues to encourage its growth throughout the province.
 
94  Mr. Penner to move--
Be it resolved that this House calls on the federal government to recognize the importance of protecting the quality of our airshed, and join the provincial government, local governments and tens of thousands of Fraser Valley residents in opposing the proposed Sumas Energy 2 project.
 
95  Ms. Brenzinger to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the vital role that the high tech sector plays in British Columbia's economy, and will continue to help cultivate its growth within this province.
 
96  Mr. Hamilton to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the contributions of the men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces.
 
97  Mr. Penner to move--
Be it resolved that this House calls on the federal government to expand the national DNA databank so all persons convicted of indictable offences are required to provide samples.
 
98  Ms. Brenzinger to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the important role that Youth Centres and programs play in the reduction of youth crime and violence.
 
99  Ms. Brenzinger to move--
Be it resolved that this House celebrate the range of choices students have in post-secondary education and the positive employment environment created through partnerships with private sector industry and Universities and Colleges.
 
100  Mr. MacKay to move--
Be it resolved that the provincial government supports efforts by the Northwest Corridor Development Corporation to create a strong transportation route across the northern portion of our province.
 
101  Mr. MacKay to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize mining as an essential British Columbian industry and support the development of workforce training.
 
102  Mr. MacKay to move--
Be it resolved that this House encourages attracting investment for mining exploration in the Province of BC.
 
103  Mr. MacKay to move--
Be it resolved that this House supports increased access to Crown lands and resources, to create jobs in tourism, mining, forestry, farming, ranching, and oil and gas.
 
105  Ms. Roddick to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the value of greater provincial influence over federal fisheries management of the BC wild fishery to increase revenues and protect jobs.
 
106  Ms. MacPhail to move--
Be it resolved that this House affirm its support for the boundaries of the South Chilcotin Park and the thirteen other protected areas described in the Lillooet Land and Resource Management Plan as approved in April 2001.
 
112  Mr. Mayencourt to move--
Be it resolved that this House promotes the idea and principle that hospitals and physicians should be required to report gunshot wounds and knife injuries to their local police department.
 
113  Mr. Mayencourt to move--
Be it resolved that this House urges the Canadian Senate to pass Bill C250 amending the hate propaganda provision of subsection 318 (4) of the Criminal Code to expand the definition of "identifiable group" to include protection on the basis of sexual orientation.
 
117 Mr. Mayencourt to move--
Be it resolved that the provincial government supports efforts to develop its connection with the Asian Pacific countries with respect to technology transfer, tourism, trade relations, education and culture.
 
118 Mr. Mayencourt to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the contributions of non-profit organizations and the important role they play keeping our communities safe and healthy.
 
119 Rev. Anderson to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the value of bridging private charities with government programs to build and strengthen communities throughout the province.
 
120 Rev. Anderson to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the challenge of growing communities and the need for flexible physical and social infrastructure.
 
121 Rev. Anderson to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the efforts of parents and volunteers who read to children at an early age and the benefits this brings to British Columbia's social fabric and economy in the long term.
 
122 Rev. Anderson to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognize the contributions of non-profit organizations and the important role they play in keeping our communities safe and healthy.
 
123 Ms. Clark to move--
Be it resolved that this House calls for a review of provincial and federal tax laws in order to further support parents who enroll their children in extra-curricular activities such as sports and the arts.
 
124 Mr. Hayer to move--
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the value of the cultural diversity in the City of Surrey and cherishes the people and cultures of over 90 different languages spoken within our school district.

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