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ORDERS OF THE DAY — Continued
No. 24 — Wednesday, March 11, 2009 — 1.30 p.m.
(Monday morning only)
Second Reading —
Bill (No. M 201) intituled First Nations Heritage Protection and Conservation Act, 2009, PRINTED. Ms. Karagianis.
Second Reading —
Bill (No. M 202) intituled Consumer Protection in Ticket Sales Act, 2009, PRINTED. Mr. Herbert.
5 Mr. Sultan moved —
Be it resolved that this House recognize the importance of free trade — as embodied by agreements like NAFTA and TILMA — in helping our economy through the current global economic downturn. (Mr. Les adjourned the debate.)
22 Ms. James moved —
Be it resolved that this House affirm the importance of full public disclosure regarding the costs of the Olympics and discuss and debate the appointment of the Auditor General of the Province of British Columbia as the auditor of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, with established monthly reporting commitments to the Legislative Assembly through the Public Accounts Committee. (Mr. Fleming adjourned the debate.)
23 Mr. Les moved —
Be it resolved that this House recognize the necessity of fiscal restraint to protect our children and grandchildren from bearing the burden of today’s economic difficulties. (Mr. Thorpe adjourned the debate.)
2 Ms. Kwan to move —
Be it resolved that this House calls on the Federal Government to support non-working visa-free access for Taiwanese passport holders.
3 Ms. Kwan to move —
Be it resolved that this House calls on the Federal Government to work expeditiously to advance the Approved Designation Status Agreement between Canada and the People’s Republic of China.
4 Mr. Hayer to move —
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the value of the construction of the South Fraser Perimeter Road as integral to the success of the Gateway Project and ensuring that B.C. harnesses the economic benefits of the Pacific Century.
6 Mr. Hawes to move —
Be it resolved that this House support public-private partnerships in its effort to provide jobs and build infrastructure for British Columbians in these difficult economic times.
7 Mr. Rustad to move —
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the benefits of encouraging wood-frame construction as a means of enlarging the domestic market for British Columbia’s forest industry, encouraging sustainable development and making housing more affordable.
9 Ms. Trevena to move —
Be it resolved that this House agree to apply the spirit of “Jordan’s Principle” to ensure that children will be made the first priority when it comes to health and safety needs and that jurisdictional disputes are secondary to the health and welfare of children and families on reserve.
10 Mr. B. Simpson to move —
Be it resolved that the Legislature recognize the contribution the logging, trucking and silviculture contractors make to the future viability of the forest industry in British Columbia.
11 Ms. Karagianis to move —
Be it resolved that this House urges Government to ban the use of 15 passenger vans for all schools in British Columbia.
12 Ms. Conroy to move —
Be it resolved that the BC Government work with the Federal Government to stop the extradition request of Napoleon Gomez Urrutia, president of the 280,000 member National Union of Miners and Metalworkers (Los Mineros), by the Mexican Government.
13 Mr. Farnworth to move —
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the immediate need to work with the Federal Government to change the criminal code so that the use of Body Armour in the commission of a criminal offence is to be considered an aggravated circumstance that results in a longer criminal sentence.
14 Ms. Conroy to move —
Be it resolved that this House call on the BC Government to recognize esophageal cancer as linked to the occupation of firefighting, and immediately list primary site esophageal cancer among the occupational diseases recognized in the Firefighters’ Occupational Disease Regulation.
15 Ms. Conroy to move —
Be it resolved that this House recognize that British Columbia’s farm workers are a particularly vulnerable group of low-wage workers, and face unique challenges to their economic security as compared to other BC Workers.
16 Ms. Conroy to move —
Be it resolved that this House call on the BC Government to transfer authority for the occupational health and safety of mine workers to the jurisdiction of the Workers Compensation Act and WorkSafeBC.
17 Ms. Conroy to move —
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the value of the recommendations of the Sullivan Mine Inquest, that mine safety should meet or exceed the standards set under the Workers Compensation Act and regulations.
18 Ms. Conroy to move —
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the value of strengthening inspections at farm sites and restoring proactive monitoring teams such as the Agriculture Compliance Team.
19 Mr. Lali to move —
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the immediate need to support the Ranching Industry of this province and encourages ranchers, communities and stakeholders to develop a comprehensive strategy for rejuvenating the struggling Ranching Industry of British Columbia.
20 Mr. B. Simpson to move —
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the urgent need for immediate support and transition assistance to be provided to the logging, trucking and silviculture contractors in British Columbia.
21 Ms. McGinn to move —
Be it resolved that this House recognize the importance of Community Social Workers and that March be declared as Community Social Service Awareness month.
24 Mr. Bloy to move —
Be it resolved that this House recognizes the government’s commitment to small business in these troubling economic times through measures that provide them greater certainty with respect to taxes, costs and regulation.
25 Mr. Thorpe to move —
Be it resolved that this House supports the government’s anti-gang and anti-gun action plans and recognizes their critical importance in strengthening B.C.’s hand in the fight against violence that threatens our communities.
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