Financial Support
Notice: March 8, 2016
Debate: March 9, 2016

In the House on March 8, 2016, Opposition Leader Paul Davis gave notice of a Private Member’s Resolution, which was debated and passed on March 9 during Orders of the Day (shortly after Oral Questions). It read as follows:

BE IT RESOLVED that this hon. House urges the Government of Canada to recognize the impact of the steep fall in oil revenues on our province and that it consider financial support to our province in order to prevent deep cuts in services to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this hon. House urges the Government of Canada to modernize the federal-provincial arrangements, including the Equalization Program and the Fiscal Stabilization Program to more fairly and promptly reflect our province’s needs, and to more fairly account for natural resource revenue.

 

Repatriation of Beothuk Remains
Notice: March 21, 2016
Debate: April 13, 2016

In the House on June 11, 2015 and again on March 21, 2016, Fortune Bay – Cape La Hune MHA Tracey Perry gave notice of a Private Member’s Resolution, which was debated and passed on April 13 during Orders of the Day (shortly after Oral Questions). It read as follows:

BE IT RESOLVED that this hon. House call upon the Government of the United Kingdom to facilitate the repatriation of the remains of Demasduit and Nonosbawsut to Canada so that they may be laid to rest with dignity.

 

Recall Legislation
Notice: May 2, 2016
Debate: May 4, 2016

In the House on May 2, 2016, Mount Pearl North MHA Steve Kent gave notice of a Private Member’s Resolution, which was debated and defeated on May 4 during Orders of the Day (shortly after Oral Questions). It read as follows:

BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House supports the introduction of legislation for the recall of elected Members of the House of Assembly, similar in principle to the legislation in effect in British Columbia, where a registered voter can petition to remove from office the Member of the Assembly for that voter’s district provided the voter collects signatures from more than an established percentage of voters eligible to sign the petition in that electoral district.

 

Education
Notice: May 30, 2016
Debate: June 1, 2016

In the House on May 30, 2016, Conception Bay East-Bell Island MHA David Brazil gave notice of a Private Member’s Resolution, which was debated and defeated on June 1 during Orders of the Day (shortly after Oral Questions). It read as follows:

BE IT RESOLVED that this hon. House urge the government to postpone the commencement of full-day kindergarten to avoid other decisions that will negatively impact students.

 

Rules on Private Members’ Resolutions are defined in the Standing Orders here: http://www.assembly.nl.ca/business/standingorders/standing_orders63-64.pdf