Today was Private Members’ Day in the House of Assembly. NDP MHA George Murphy (St. John’s East) presented his party’s first motion, and expressed his disappointment at the government’s attitude to small businesses in the province.

 

Private Member’s Motion

Member for St. John’s East to move:

WHEREAS small business are the backbone of this Province’s economy;

WHEREAS about 2,000 small businesses operate in the Province today, employing over 40 percent of all paid workers;

 

Dale Kirby, MHA, St. John’s North
Private Member’s Statement
Phoebe and Norman Clarke
March 21, 2012


Mr. Speaker,

I rise today to celebrate the long and happy marriage of Norman and Phoebe Clarke, who live on Nascopie Crescent in my district of St. John’s North.

 

NL NDP Labour Critic Lorraine Michael, MHA for Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi, is circulating a petition calling on the House of Assembly to enact anti-replacement worker legislation (also known as anti-scab legislation).

Interested members of the public are invited to contact Lorraine's office, and are welcome to circulate the petition and collect signatures.

 

Christopher Mitchelmore, the NDP MHA for The Straits-White Bay North had more questions for the Minister of Health today in the House of Assembly. He says he didn’t get the answers he was looking for.

 

NDP Labour Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is concerned about the financial well-being of hundreds of retired paper mill workers. About 500 former and current employees of Kruger-owned Corner Brook Pulp and Paper and its predecessor Bowater have been told the company wants to make changes to their pensions.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

Mr. Speaker, it is our understanding from discussions with people inside Eastern Health that the wireless patient monitoring machines being used at the Health Sciences Centre were removed from two places in Quebec and are not used elsewhere in the country.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

NDP MHA Christopher Mitchelmore is asking the provincial fisheries, Darin King, to clarify the province’s position on fleet separation.

The minister was at the Boston International Seafood Show earlier this week and met with his federal counterpart Keith Ashfield.

 

Today in the House of Assembly Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) asked the premier to show her government’s work on a number of decisions related to the Joint Review Panel’s Report.

 

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