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Acting NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John's Centre) called today on Health and Community Services Minister Susan Sullivan to take a stand to keep the cost of prescription drugs as low as possible.


NDP Fisheries Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) has concerns about the lobster industry buyout announced last week.
“It is a step in the right direction,” said Mitchelmore, “but I want to ensure it is equitably implemented in a way that will truly relieve some stress from an overburdened industry.”


NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) today said he is seriously concerned about the findings of a national report which ranks Newfoundland and Labrador lowest in the country in its early childhood education programs.


Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) today posed questions regarding the safety of the province’s children, asking whether the decades-old Department of Education regulations related to school buses should be amended to reflect a time of busier roads and longer distances.


Lorraine Michael and the NDP caucus are challenging the democratic deficit in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Question of the Day campaign, launching today, will operate on the same daily schedule as a functioning House of Assembly would, explained Michael.


NDP Fisheries Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA The Straits—White Bay North) said today he is cautiously optimistic about the new conservation and sustainability plan for the province’s ailing lobster fishery. The initiative, announced in St. John’s this morning, is a program developed co-operatively by the federal and provincial governments and the FFAW.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) says government must spend some of the province’s huge surplus to meet the needs of the people of the province.

Government today released its mid-year financial update noting the surplus has soared to $755.8 million from the projected $59 million predicted in April.


NDP Environment Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says this province may have received a higher grade on a drinking water report card, but it still has a lot of work to do.


NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) asked the Atlantic Lottery Corporation to release more information on what ethical guidelines it plans to follow in pursuing business opportunities in other countries.


NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) today announced the critic roles to be filled by members of the NDP caucus.



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