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NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

It’s not unusual for the House of Assembly to pass an interim supply bill in March. What is unusual, says NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael, is for a government to have no other legislation prepared for debate. Currently in the House, MHAs are standing in succession to speak on a bill that every member will inevitably vote to support.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael took the provincial government to task today for its announcement last Friday that it was agreeing to a decision by the federal government to pay this province only about a third of the amount previously committed by the federal government to compensate for losses expected in the fishery industry as a result of the upcoming Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agr

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

Questions continue to swirl around the way the Liberal government is handling Muskrat Falls and the deal with Nova Scotia utility company Emera, particularly the lack of transparency being displayed. NDP MHAs asked some of those questions today in the House of Assembly.

 
NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers

The unanimous support for an NDP motion on pay equity is an excellent way for the House of Assembly to observe International Women’s Day, says NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre).

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

Today is International Women’s Day. NDP Caucus members seized the opportunity to ask government for commitments on several key issues. NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers led off questioning with a return to an issue she has championed for years.

 

To mark International Women’s Day, the NDP Caucus islooking for support from other members of the House of Assembly for a Private Member’s Motion that would move the province closer to a financially equitable society.

 
NDP St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

Members of the NDP Caucus were looking for answers from government on Muskrat Falls today in the House of Assembly, sparked by the Premier’s statement last week that electrical bills will double for residents of the province in three years.

“That means people now paying $300 a month will be facing a staggering $600 for their power bill,” said St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says government’s recent actions around labour negotiations are reminiscent of those taken by employers in some of the bitterest labour disputes ever seen in this province.

 
NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael

In Question Period today, NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) was looking for answers on several serious problems in today’s classrooms. Michael hears regularly from teachers and parents concerned about the quality of the classroom experience.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

New healthcare facilities in Corner Brook will be built and maintained by for-profit companies, a major shift in government procurement policy. NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says the Liberal reversal from its stance of two years ago simply passes increased costs on to future year.

 

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