DSC_5679-001“Measuring and preserving the Island way of life.”


Current Status:

Further consideration by Standing Committee on Health and Wellness

Upcoming meetings to discuss the Bill:


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Stage Description Dates Result
First Reading Bill is first introduced to the Legislature and the text is made public. 2015-11-17 check-37583_640Passed
Second Reading First opportunity for debate on the principle of the Bill before wider debate in Committee of the Whole. 2015-11-24 check-37583_640Passed
Committee of the Whole Immediately after Second reading, the House resolves itself into a Committee of the Whole (all MLAs) to debate the Bill line-by-line. 2015-11-24 Adjourned
Motion 70 The Hon. Government House Leader (McIsaac) moved Motion 70 to refer the Bill to the Standing Committee on Health and Wellness “for further consideration”. 2015-12-02 check-37583_640Passed
Consideration by Standing Committee on Health and Wellness Motion 70 directs the Standing Committee on Health and Wellness to further consider the Bill.

2016-01-12 Discussion of work plan.

2016-03-15 Presentations from Peter and OTP staff (slideshow), Dr. Irené Novaczek, Dr. Jim Randall.

In progress
Third Reading After passing Committee of the Whole, the final vote on the Bill in the Legislature is at Third Reading.
Royal Assent and Proclamation After passing Third Reading, the Bill officially becomes law upon Royal Assent (Proclamation is automatic for this bill). Third Reading and Royal Assent often occur on the last day of a House sitting.


“Too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things… Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them… Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.”

Robert F. Kennedy (1968)