Question Period

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

The Member for The Straits – White Bay North.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's Centre.

MS ROGERS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John's Centre.

MS ROGERS: Mr. Speaker, last night Bill C-279, An Act To Amend The Canadian Human Rights Act And The Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression) was passed, explicitly protecting the rights of trans people, joining the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Ontario, and soon Quebec.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John's North.

MR. KIRBY: Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Education likes to try and hide behind the autonomy of elected schools trustees when he is closing schools, but the minister tramples on that same autonomy when it suits his purposes.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I got distracted.

Mr. Speaker, with the resignation of Mr. Reg Bowers, there is a seat vacant on the C-NLOPB. This board is tasked with managing our offshore oil resources and it is essential that the best-qualified people are chosen to serve.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's North.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John’s East.

MR. MURPHY: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

Environment and Conservation has a proposal from a company in Mount Pearl that deals with the storage of some radioactive material. The deadline for public comments is set for April 17. The project raises very many questions.

 

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