Members of the NDP Caucus will attend the 8th annual CBC and Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network pancake breakfast events at the Battery Hotel and Smitty’s Restaurant (the Courtyard Marriott, Duckworth Street) in St. John’s tomorrow.
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 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.
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.