Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Newfoundland and Labrador

Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Newfoundland and Labrador

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The House resumed sitting on November 21, 2005. Compared to the Spring sitting the Fall sitting was relatively uneventful. The House passed 33 Bills including ten relating to a number of health care professional groups modernizing their statutes particularly in relation to governance and disciplinary procedures; An Act Respecting Protection Against Family Violence expediting and simplifying victims' access to emergency protection; and An Act To Amend The Electoral Boundaries Act providing that a commission carry out its duties and report during the 200e calendar year.

In the Fall sitting the House confirmed by Resolution the appointment of Darlene Neville, as Child and Youth Advocate. Ms. Neville succeeds Lloyd Wicks who resigned on March 31st, 2005.

The House also removed from office by Resolution the Citizen's Representative. The Citizen's Representative and Child and Youth Advocate are among five external officials who are officers of the House.

On December eth the Opposition House Leader Kelvin Parsons, raised a point of privilege concerning the presence of Speaker Harvey Hodder, and the Deputy Chair of Committees Sheila Osborne, at the nomination meeting of the federal candidate for St. …

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