NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants the government to rethink its apparent rush to privatizing the province’s public services.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says it is inexcusable for government to use its own lack of oversight and policy to justify privatizing the care of some of the province’s most vulnerable people.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Critic for Mental Health Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says it is inexcusable for government to sell off buildings and assets in the face of a growing housing crisis facing people dealing with mental health and addictions issues.

 
NDP Labour Relations Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Labour Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government must step in to alleviate the toxic work environment at the IOC mine in Labrador City. Michael adds that a change to the Labour Relations Act, if government were willing to make it, would work to prevent similar future situations.

 

With one week remaining to get submissions in to the panel reviewing fracking in the province, a coalition of 13 groups representing hundreds of people held a news conference this morning to publicize their concerns about the make-up of the panel.

 
NDP Labour Relations Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Critic for Labour Relations Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says it’s no surprise that the union representing iron ore workers in Labrador West is calling for an industrial inquiry into labour relations at the mine: there are 2400 outstanding grievances, 150 workers scheduled for layoffs, and the union couldn’t even get a meeting with the Premier when he was in the town in Fe

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says government must not allow Newfoundland and Labrador Housing to sell buildings, land and other assets before it has developed a provincial housing strategy.

 
NDP Health & Community Services Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says it is incredible that the new long-term care facility in St. John’s still has 29 empty beds at a time when there is desperate need – and unforgiveable that plans were not made for appropriate staffing.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is nothing if not persistent. Three years ago, government started consultations to create a new Residential Tenancies Act. The report was submitted in December 2012, and revised legislation promised for the Spring 2013 session.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) has a few choice words about changes to the Adult Dental Plan announced in a news release sent out by government just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Government has raised the ceiling on dental coverage, as often requested by Michael and colleague NDP Seniors Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre).

 

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