NDP Consumer Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) is concerned about the latest inflation numbers from Statistics Canada, and is linking those numbers to Marine Atlantic rate increases. According to Statistics Canada, consumer prices in January were up in this province by 2.5% compared to January last year.

 

NDP MHA Dale Kirby (St. John’s North) is in Corner Brook today, meeting with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper workers. Kirby will also be meeting with students at the local college and university campuses.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the 30th anniversary of the Ocean Ranger tragedy on February 15 would be the ideal time for government to seriously pressure Ottawa to create an independent offshore safety authority.

 

MHA Dale Kirby (St. John’s North), NDP Critic for Education and Advanced Education and Skills, is congratulating teachers to mark Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

NDP Leader, Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill–Quidi Vidi) says she is disappointed the Dunderdale Conservatives have been silent to date on the deplorable state of the federal search and rescue program serving the province.

 

NDP Fisheries and Aquaculture critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA The Straits - White Bay North) says he is glad to see the Minister of Fishers and Aquaculture living up to his responsibilities for the resources owned by the people of the province by denying Ocean Choice International (OCI) exemptions to redfish and yellowtail processing commitments.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) today responded to Natural Resources’ minister Jerome Kennedy’s comments during last night’s post-debate press conference regarding her concerns about mercury contamination in Lake Melville.

 

NDP Labour critic Dale Kirby (MHA St. John’s North) says Ocean Choice International has taken advantage of government’s deafening silence to run roughshod over the right of workers in this province to strike. Kirby says government has given OCI tacit approval to use scab labour to harvest public resources government was elected to manage on our behalf.

 

NDP Fisheries Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (The Straits – White Bay North) and Labour Critic Dale Kirby (St. John’s North) will be going to the Bay Roberts picket lines at 2:30 today. They are going to meet with the locked out workers of the Newfoundland Lynx.

Mitchelmore and Kirby will be accompanied by George Murphy (St. John’s East) and Gerry Rogers (St. John’s Centre).

 

Christopher Mitchelmore, MHA for The Straits-White Bay North, and Gerry Rogers, MHA for St. John’s Centre, will be in Grand Falls Winsor tonight hosting a Town Hall meeting on Housing in the province.

 

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