The NDP Caucus says only today, on the eve of another election, are the Liberals offering a hastily concocted grab bag of ideas on how to deal with rate mitigation, despite the fact that they were elected almost four years ago.

 

Today in Question Period, the NDP Caucus called on government to increase funding for ArtsNL, the only arts program investing directly in artists for the creation and development of art.

NDP Culture Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says our artists have mounted a respectful letter-writing campaign calling for this necessary funding increase.

 

Gerry Rogers, MHA St. John’s Centre
Member’s Statement
April 10, 2019
Christopher Sheppard, Former Executive Director of St. John’s Native Friendship Centre

How fitting to honour Christopher Sheppard as he prepares to leave our province with his husband Jacob Buote and three dogs to take his incredible skills and expertise to Saskatchewan friendship centres.

 

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East–Quidi Vidi) delivered the NDP Caucus’s response to government’s Speech from the Throne today in the House of Assembly.

 

Today in the House of Assembly, the NDP Caucus raised concerns about adequate power reliability and proper contracts to ensure the availability of backup power in the event of a failure of the Labrador-Island transmission link. NDP Natural Resources Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St.

 

Today in the House of Assembly, NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers questioned government on its regressive policies on the assessment procedure that approves funding for gender affirming surgery.

 

This week the provincial government announced it would introduce legislation to establish a new oil and gas corporation separate from Nalcor.

 

For the last two days, the NDP Caucus has criticized government for its failure to release a plan for rate mitigation. Yesterday, NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St.

 

This week the NDP Caucus will present a Private Member’s Motion urging government to immediately strike an All-Party Select Committee on rate mitigation and the future of Muskrat Falls.

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) tabled the motion in the House of Assembly today. St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers seconded the motion.

 

The NDP Caucus is concerned about the environmental impact of a mining project in the Avalon wilderness, including an exploration road under construction. Eagleridge International is building an 11 km exploration road for gold mining in the region, which could damage vegetation, watersheds, and the ecosystem.

 

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