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.

 

NDP Housing critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants a decision from Finance Minster Ross Wiseman regarding her request government review their annual Home Heating Rebate policy to include people who have heat included in their rent. She says she wrote to former Minister of Finance Charlene Johnson, and current Minister Wiseman, but has not received a reply.

 

NDP Justice and Public Safety critic Gerry Rogers (NDP MHA, St. John’s Centre) says she is getting complaints about the new Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) recruitment video. She says people are upset with the video, which portrays the RNC as a menacing, militaristic organization.

 
NDP St. John's East MHA George Murphy

For the last few weeks, NDP MHA George Murphy (St. John’s East) has been looking for an answer from a federal minister about the shortage of gas pump inspectors in the province. He e-mailed Maxime Bernier, Minister of State for Small Business, on Sept.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the minuscule increase to the province’s minimum wage that takes effect today does not recognize the reality of workers' lives.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) said she was pleased to see the Progressive Conservative government adopt yet another long-standing NDP policy initiative by moving towards putting early childhood development under the Department of Education. It has been something New Democrats have been pushing for many years.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) welcomed the release of the Auditor General’s report that the NDP called for in the spring session of the House of Assembly but is disturbed by the finding that the Minister of Transportation and Works put the political concerns of government ahead of the tax payers of the province.

 
NDP Fire and Emergency Services critic George Murphy

NDP critic for Fire and Emergency Services George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) wants to see a whole lot more detail before he puts his seal of approval on government’s latest announcement on Basic 911 services.

 
NDP Environment and Conservation Critic George Murphy

Sometimes NDP Environment Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) would rather not be proven right. The release of the Electronic Products Recycling Association’s annual report was one of those times.

 
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.

 

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