House of Assembly
June 14, 2007
House Leader Extremely Pleased with Productivity During HOA Spring Session
The Government House Leader, the Honourable Tom
Rideout, said today he is extremely pleased with the quality and
quantity of business that was achieved during this past session of the
House of Assembly.
Various pieces of legislation were introduced and
passed during this sitting that reflect policy commitments of the
Williams Government in its Blueprint, such as the establishment of an
energy corporation and the Sustainable Development Act, which
will assist in providing a legacy of benefits to present and future
generations. Another major accomplishment was the Act Respecting FPI
Limited, which will breathe new life into the rural communities of
Fortune, Burin, and Marystown, allowing a much greater level of security
and stability. As well, a resolution was passed which appointed Paul
Reynolds as the new Chief Electoral Officer and Commissioner of Members'
Interests. To commence a new era of accountability in the Newfoundland
and Labrador legislative assembly, the House of Assembly
Accountability, Integrity, and Administration Act was introduced,
which is a piece of legislation that incorporates the recommendations of
the Green Report. His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor, Edward Roberts,
gave Royal Assent to each of these bills.
2007 06 14 4:55 p.m.
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