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.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says if government is serious about dealing with the province’s housing crisis, it should speed up inspection and repairs of its existing housing units, a growing number of which stand vacant while people languish on waiting lists.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says residents of long-term care homes regularly face long waits for meals because there are not enough staff to help them eat. One woman, a daughter of a resident of the new St.

 
NDP FES critic George Murphy

The NDP Critic for Fire & Emergency Services wants to know why government has kept private ambulance operators waiting more than two years for a contract. George Murphy (MHA, St.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says last Thursday’s report from the province’s Auditor General confirms the complaints she has been hearing for months from family members and friends of people in the new long-term care facility that was built to replace the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex.

 

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