NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

Yesterday in the House of Assembly, NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) challenged government MHAs, saying, “Who on the other side of this House will stand up for the needs of the women and children, victims of violence in their districts and insist government reinstate the [Family Violence Intervention] court immediately?”

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is among the most outspoken voices calling on government to reverse a 2013 budgetary decision that eliminated the Family Violence Intervention Court.

 
NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) used her portion of Question Period in the House of Assembly today to point out to government that the reported shortage of local licensed practical nurses (necessitating the hiring of LPNs from Jamaica) is actually the direct result of healthcare policies.

 
NDP Environment and Conservation Critic George Murphy

NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy wants the Natural Resources minister to explain how exactly he reached the conclusion that there was nobody on the west coast of the province qualified to sit on the panel looking at the future of fracking off that same coast.

 
NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government could reduce the consequences of illness by taking a more active approach to health care delivery. This is Diabetes Awareness Month; today in the House of Assembly, Michael focused on the important role primary and preventative care can play in managing this particular disease.

 
NDP Environment and Conservation Critic George Murphy

NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says government left out one major factor when it issued instructions to the panel that will review hydraulic fracturing (fracking) off the coast of Western Newfoundland.

 
NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) continued to look for answers from the premier on the health summit he will host in January to determine how to reduce health care costs.

 
NDP Seniors, Wellness, and Social Development critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP critic for Seniors, Wellness, and Social Development says increasing numbers of senior citizens are facing poverty because of increasing rents. Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) brought those concerns to the House of Assembly today.

 
NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is alarmed by hints from both the premier and the leader of the Official Opposition that the costs of providing health care to residents of the province must be cut. Today in question period, she attempted to get answers from the premier about how much he intends to actually do with the “summit” he plans.

 
NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the health minister’s announcement today that pharmacists in the province can now administer injectable medications including the flu vaccine is welcome news to both pharmacists and their patients.

 

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