NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says if government thinks numbers are important, it should look at all of them before making decisions. In Question Period today, she started by asking the premier to explain comments he had made.

 
NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael

As the House of Assembly convened for the first time since Budget Day, NDP caucus members questioned the Conservatives’ shifting views on fair taxation – cutting taxes for those with higher incomes when times are good, and making everyone pay when times are not.

 
NDP Seniors, Wellness, and Social Development critic Gerry Rogers

NDP critic for Seniors, Wellness and Social Development Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says health care dollars that go to company profits are health care dollars that cannot be used to provide care for seniors and other residents of long-term care facilities.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) continued her questioning on the government’s plan to bring the private sector into long-term care in the province. Michael says public-private partnerships have been repeatedly shown to cost more in other provinces, while at the same time drastically – sometimes dangerously – lowering the standard of resident care.

 
NDP Workplace Health & Safety critic George Murphy

The NDP critic for the Workplace Health and Safety observed the April 28 National Day of Mourning by highlighting some of the ongoing provincial concerns about workplace health and safety. George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says the stop work order at Muskrat Falls for safety reasons is a reminder that Labrador’s industrial sites need regular and frequent inspection to protect workers.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know more – a lot more – about government’s decision to enter the world of public-private partnerships, essentially privatizing the care of seniors.

 
NDP St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers says it is disingenuous for government to talk about the loss of almost 1500 public sector jobs as though losing them will have no impact. In the House of Assembly today, Rogers highlighted what the attrition cuts will mean for younger residents of the province.

 
NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the Minister of Finance is trying to downplay the impact of 1420 job losses on a public sector that is already straining to deliver services to the people of the province.

 
NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is appalled that increasing class sizes in the province’s schools is one of government’s first steps as it attempts to recover from massive budget shortfalls caused by its own bad planning.

 
NDP Environment and Conservation Critic George Murphy

NDP Environment and Conservation Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) today presented in the house of Assembly a petition from more than 200 residents of Newfoundland’s west coast.

 

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