Debates and Progress

First Reading

October 19, 2006

Minister's Statement and Mr. Tascona and Mr. Kormos

Second Reading

October 26, 2006
Principal Debaters:
Mr. Phillips, Mr. Dhillon, Mr. Tascona, Mr. Kormos

Questions and Comments:
Mr. Chudleigh, Ms. Horwath, Mr. Berardinetti, Ms. Scott

October 30, 2006
Principal Debaters:
Mr. Kormos, Mr. Ramal, Mrs. Elliott, Ms. Horwath, Mr. Watson, Mr. Miller

Questions and Comments:
Mr. O'Toole, Mr. Leal, Mr. Ruprecht, Mr. Tascona, Mrs. Munro

November 2, 2006
November 2, 2006 (continued)
Principal Speakers:
Ms. DiNovo, Mr. Chudleigh, Mr. Prue, Mr. Hardeman

Quesions and Comments:
Mrs. Sandals, Mr. Duguid, Mr. Berardinetti, Mr. Arnott, Mr. Balkissoon, Mr. Phillips

November 15, 2006
Vote deferred.

November 16, 2006
Carried on division. Referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.


Standing Committee on Social Policy
November 27, 2006
November 28, 2006
December 4, 2006
December 5, 2006

December 6, 2006
Reported to the House as amended. Ordered for third reading.

Third Reading

December 11, 2006
Prinicipal Debaters:
Mr. Phillips, Mr. Dhillon, Mr. Tascona

Questions and Comments:
Mr. Dunlop, Mr. Bisson, Mr. Ramal, Mr. Sterling, Mr. Kormos, Mrs. Elliott, Mr. Milloy

December 12, 2006
Declared carried.

Royal Assent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Coming into force:
42. (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), this Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.


(2) Sections 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, subsection 14 (3), sections 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20, subsections 21 (1) and (3) to (10), sections 23 and 24, subsections 25 (2) to (12) and section 26 come into force on a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor.


(3) The Schedules to this Act come into force as provided in each Schedule.

Different dates for same Schedule

(4) If a Schedule to this Act or any portion of a Schedule to this Act provides that it is to come into force on a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, the proclamation may apply to the whole or any portion of the Schedule, and proclamations may be issued at different times as to any portion of the Schedule.