Today Education and Early Childhood Development critic Lorraine Michael says government must act to remove the many barriers, including long wait times for assessment, for persons with autism.

 

Gerry Rogers, MHA, St. John’s Centre
Member’s Statement

Monday evening I attended a candlelight vigil in Bannerman Park to honour the victims of the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday that claimed the lives of 11 Jewish people and wounded six while at their place of prayer on the Shabbat.

 

Today the NDP Caucus demanded answers from government on their newly announced carbon tax in compliance with the federal government. NDP Leader Gerry Rogers asked the Premier for his projected revenue and government’s plan for this revenue.

 

Today the NDP Caucus is questioning government’s persistent giveaways to large corporations. NDP Leader Gerry Rogers says that Canopy Growth, the largest cannabis producer in the world, will get to keep up to $40 million in withheld remittances from the provincial government.

 

Today NDP Leader Gerry Rogers is reacting to a letter she received, sent to all MHAs, by Richard Alexander of the NL Employers’ Council. In the letter, Alexander objects to presumptive workplace mental health legislation that may be coming in the fall session of the House of Assembly and attacks NAPE’s campaign on the issue.

 

NDP Leader Gerry Rogers says while it is good that government has finally, after repeated calls for intervention, stepped in after more than 650 days of US owned D-J Composites in Gander locking out its workers, it should not have taken this long.

 

MHA Gerry Rogers, Leader of the NDP, offers sincere condolences to the family of renowned artist Mary Pratt following news of her death today.

Rogers says Mary Pratt made enormous cultural contributions to Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Gerry Rogers, Leader of the NDP, is travelling around the province this summer and meeting with community leaders, youth, seniors, workers, and business owners. Rogers visited Conne River, Harbour Breton, Hermitage, St. Alban's, and Grand Falls-Windsor earlier this month and is just returning from touring and meeting with people in Port Blandford, Clarenville, Arnold’s Cove, and Bonavista.

 

The NDP Caucus and frontline workers who support those living in poverty are calling on government to address the prohibitive barriers to affordable transportation and to provide people on income support with bus passes.

 

NDP Leader Gerry Rogers is bringing greetings from the NDP Caucus during the annual Pride Week in St. John’s.

 

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