Debates and Progress

First Reading

December 7, 2005
Minister's Statement and Mrs. Witmer and Ms. Martel

Second Reading

September 27, 2006
Principal Debaters:
Mr. Smitherman, Mr. Fonseca, Mr. Colle, Mr. Patten, Mrs. Witmer, Ms. Martel

Questions and Comments:
Mr. O'Toole, Ms. Matthews, Mr. Arnott, Mr. Qaadri, Ms. DiNovo, Mr. Sergio

October 11, 2006
Principal Debaters:
Mr. Ramal, Mr. Kular, Mr. Arnott, Mr. Marchese, Ms. Horwath

Questions and Comments:
Mr. Miller, Mr. Berardinetti, Mr. Martiniuk, Mr. Patten, Mr. Fonseca, Mrs. Munro, Mr. Leal, Mr. Bisson

October 19, 2006
Principal Debaters:
Mr. Klees, Mr. Tabuns, Mr. Bisson

Declared carried. Referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.


Standing Committee on Social Policy

October 30, 2006
October 31, 2006
November 14, 2006

November 15, 2006
Reported to the House as amended. Ordered for third reading.

Third Reading

November 23, 2006
Principal Debaters:
Mr. Smitherman, Mrs. Witmer, Ms. Martel

Declared carried.

Royal Assent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Coming into force:
19. (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.


(2) Sections 3 to 11, 13, 17 and 18 come into force on a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor.