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NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael

When the Minister of Education announced increases to the child care subsidy last week, says NDP Education and Early Childhood Development Critic Lorraine Michael, he neglected to mention that the increase, the first in a decade, does nothing to help most working families in the province.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

Recent events surrounding the incarceration of an Inuk protester are the latest evidence to that the province’s justice system is not working for all the province residents, says NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre). She says government must undertake a review of how the provincial justice system interacts with indigenous people.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

A recent provincial government decision that will effectively bar people from getting flu shots from their family doctors is not sitting well with NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael. In an unusual public policy change, the provincial government recently delisted flu shots from doctors’ billing codes.

 
NDP Mental Health & Addictions Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Mental Health and Addictions critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says despite a promise late last year of a better treatment option, people with addictions are still waiting for access to Suboxone. Today in the House of Assembly, she asked the Minister of Health why Suboxone remains inaccessible.

 
NDP Fisheries Critic Lorraine Michael

While the federal government has final responsibility for many decisions related to the province’s fishing industry, the provincial government can lobby on behalf of residents – and should be doing exactly that, according to NDP Fisheries Critic Lorraine Michael.

 
NDP Environment Critic Gerry Rogers

The provincial government talks a great deal about aquaculture, says NDP Environment Critic Gerry Rogers, but not as much about the potential environmental harm the industry can cause. Today in the House of Assembly, she asked government for some assurances that this province’s regulations will keep up with those in the rest of the world.

 
St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

Today in the House of Assembly, St. John’s Centre NDP MHA Gerry Rogers spoke on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

As Labrador West families wait for a resolution to longstanding concerns about industrial disease, government is holding on to a vital report – a medical audit that workers say may contain inaccurate information.

 
NDP AESL Critic Lorraine Michael

As MUN students protested proposed tuition and fee changes, NDP Caucus members said that a series of government decisions has downloaded the costs of Muskrat Falls to students and their families.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

In the House of Assembly today, the NDP caucus asked some of the many questions that surround the controversial Muskrat Falls project. Top of the list was a demand for government to initiate a specialized investigation into the project’s initial cost projections, following revelations today from a former Nalcor engineer that the initial cost projections were completely unrealistic.

 

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