The NDP Caucus is seeking answers following the largest offshore oil spill in our province’s history. On Friday, Husky Energy reported a spill of 250,000 litres at its SeaRose FPSO with possibly more continuing to leak.

 

Yesterday government announced that it will use a public-private design, build, finance, and maintenance model – a P3 – to build the Waterford hospital replacement.

Today in Question Period, NDP Leader Gerry Rogers said this will be the fourth one government has commissioned.

 

Today the NDP Caucus grilled government on missed opportunities and long overdue actions needed to protect and support our province’s workers.

 

Today in the House of Assembly, the NDP Caucus called for government to take responsibility for the current state of the provincial ambulance system and move forward with recommendations from the Fitch report dating back to 2013.

 

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.

 

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