NDP Environment & Conservation Critic George Murphy

NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) wants government to put the brakes on its decision to put provincial parklands up for sale, a decision Murphy describes as “a short-sighted cash grab that endangers dozens of unique ecological sites.”

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP MHA Gerry Rogers (St. John’s Centre) says government’s decision to amend legislation as a result of a court challenge to the Vital Statistics Act is somewhat overdue, but welcome all the same.

 
NDP St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

In the lead-up to St. John’s Pride Week, NDP MHA Gerry Rogers (St. John’s Centre) says that while great headway has been made for LGBTQ rights, there is still more work to be done.

 
NDP Environment & Conservation Critic George Murphy

NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says a proposal by Crosbie Industrial Services to temporarily store Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials, announced in a July 2 Environmental Assessment Bulletin, must be denied in order to protect the health of local residents.

 

NDP Workplace, Health, Safety & Compensation Commission Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) is calling on government to step up protection for workers from workplace accidents.

 

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says a delay in issuing a tender for a new school in her district is difficult to understand, especially since the project has been in the works for two years and construction has already begun. Virginia Park Elementary is just the latest in a string of delayed construction projects.

 
NDP St. John's East MHA George Murphy

NDP St. John’s East MHA George Murphy asked today about the caribou memorial statue originally planned for Gallipoli, but since cancelled by government. Murphy noticed the statue’s elimination from the budget this year. Government eventually said it was not just a financial decision, and that the Turkish government had refused to allow the statue to be placed.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know why the Health Minister has apparently reneged on a plan to expand access to no-cost flu vaccines. Yesterday in the House of Assembly, he confirmed that government would only continue to cover fees charged by pharmacists to clients of the Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program.

 
NDP Mental Health Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Mental Health Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) a newly-introduced intake service is actually increasing the time it takes for people seeking mental health services to get to a practitioner – in some cases, almost four months between their first inquiry to their appointment.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is questioning government’s commitment to public health, in light of reports that the Department of Health and Community Services is backtracking on its decision last fall to provide the influenza vaccine free of charge to all who want it.

 

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