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NDP Fisheries critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits – White Bay North) says he and his party fully support the commercial seal hunt and he is excited about the potential for the industry as a whole.

 

NDP Fisheries critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits – White Bay North) says he is concerned the people of the province will be left on the hook for any clean-up of the closed Marystown fish plant facility.

Ocean Choice International ― the current owner of the facility ― has made it clear they will not be processing any more fish there, and will be selling the facility.

 

NDP Advanced Education and Skills critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is calling on government to help engineering students needing work term placements.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) has called on Premier Kathy Dunderdale to schedule a special session of the House of Assembly to debate the Muskrat Falls development.

 

NDP Innovation, Business and Rural Development critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits – White Bay North) is calling on government to develop a strategic telecommunications plan similar to that in place in British Columbia.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is calling on the province’s premier to stand firm against the federal government’s proposed drastic changes to federal health care funding.

 

NDP Labour Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is renewing his party’s call for Government to table anti-scab legislation when the House of Assembly reopens in March.

Nineteen striking members of the International Union of Elevator Constructors have been without a contract since July. Following a conciliation process the workers began their strike on December 2, 2011.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) pointed to recent reports from the Burin Peninsula about facilities for patients with dementia as a sign that the government must act soon on the long-term care and homecare strategy it has been promising for years.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says she is increasingly concerned that the government is proceeding with the Muskrat Falls project despite the growing mountain of unanswered questions.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) today continued her call for the provincial government to deal with the “extremely disturbing” wait lists that continue to plague the healthcare system in this province.

 

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