NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says despite the recent increase, full-time minimum wage earners are still coming in below the poverty line. Newfoundland and Labrador’s minimum wage was raised 25 cents to $11 on Oct. 1.

 

The NDP Caucus welcomes Dr. Bruce Gilbert to the role of Chief of Staff.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael is calling on the Liberal government to immediately reverse its decision to eliminate doctor-delivered flu shots under MCP. In May 2017, the provincial government cut flu shots from doctors’ billing codes with a plan to direct patients to public health care clinics.

 

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) is applauding the work of the Task Force on Educational Outcomes, which issued its report, highly critical of aspects of the province’s K-12 education system, two days ago.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is appalled by the latest damage caused by the Liberal government’s shortsighted approach to budgeting.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is appalled by the latest damage caused by the Liberal government’s shortsighted approach to budgeting.

 
NDP Mental Health & Addictions Critic Gerry Rogers

St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers, the NDP Mental Health critic won a prestigious award last night.

The Canadian Mental Health Association Newfoundland and Labrador handed out its annual awards last night in St. John’s. Rogers was the recipient of this year’s CMHA-NL Mental Health Leadership Award.

 
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.

 

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