NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

In the wake of a successful town hall hosted by her caucus Tuesday evening, NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is calling on government to immediately review the province’s minimum wage practices. Dozens of people came to voice their opinions and listen to what others had to say at a town hall on the minimum wage.

NDP St. John's East MHA George Murphy

The pension plan agreement announced today by government and public service unions reflects a lot of hard work from people on both sides, says MHA George Murphy (St. John’s East) and all concerned should be commended for the work they put in on the deal.


Position: Executive Assistant, NDP Caucus Office

Location: NDP Caucus Office, Confederation Building, St. John’s

Objective: Under direction of senior staff the Executive Assistant will assist the leader and caucus in carrying out public responsibilities by planning and scheduling activities, and liaising with office staff and constituency office.

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the premier must demand that the federal government begin renegotiating the Health Accord with the provinces when he attends the Council of the Federation meetings next week in Charlottetown.


NDP leader, Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) expressed shock at learning of the number of children that have died since 2009 under the care of government.

“I am devastated to learn that 26 children have died in five years. These deaths should have been reported to the Child Youth Advocate without delay,” says Michael.

NDP Environment & Conservation Critic George Murphy

NDP Environment critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says while he’s glad government has finally committed to a panel to review the practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), he wants to see details.

NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy

NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) is appalled at the state of tap water in some communities on the province’s west coast. Murphy says that a new municipal funding formula that would address situations like the one in the Birchy Brook area of Flat Bay is decades overdue.

NDP Tourism, Culture & Recreation critic Gerry Rogers

If government had acted years ago on requests from the East Coast Trail Association, the current controversy sparked by a private company’s mountain bike tours could have been avoided, says the NDP critic for Tourism, Culture and Recreation.

NDP St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

NDP MHA Gerry Rogers (St. John’s Centre) is celebrating St. John’s Pride Week with joy, a sense of accomplishment and – well, pride. She says the Board organizing Pride this year deserves major congratulations for the week of activities, celebration, and thought-provoking events scheduled for the people of St. John’s.

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says it is completely unacceptable for government to continue sitting on reports that could contain vital recommendations to help resolve the province’s housing crisis.



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