House of Assembly
December 13, 2006

Government House Leader Pleased with Accomplishments of Fall Session

The Government House Leader, the Honourable Loyola Sullivan, said today that he is pleased with the achievements of the fall sitting of the House of Assembly.

"This sitting was extremely productive, with 35 pieces of legislation being passed into law," said Minister Sullivan. �We had some lively debate on the various bills, and I appreciate the members� participation and input.�

Until now, Newfoundland and Labrador was the only province that did not have legislation to guide the operations of its provincial drug program, a program that is being expanded in January. Legislation passed during this session, under the Act Respecting Pharmaceutical Services, will allow the provincial drug program to come under legislation, as recommended by the Auditor General in 2005.

Among the other pieces of legislation passed were two resolutions on the judges� tribunal on salaries and benefits, amendments to the Fish Inspection Act, as well as a resolution on the appointment of the new Citizens� Representative, Barry Fleming. His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, Edward Roberts gave Royal Assent to each of these bills.

"Overall, I believe we made significant advancements during this session. The 35 bills were the most that our government has ever passed in a fall session and demonstrates the amount of business that was accomplished," said Minister Sullivan. �No doubt, the legislation passed this fall will serve to benefit all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians for years to come."

Details on the legislation can be found at: //


Media contact:
Donna Ivey
House of Assembly
709-729-0898, 697-1424

2006 12 13                                     11:40 a.m.

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