NDP Labour Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) demanded today that government look at introducing a safer work rotation for offshore employees.

“We have studies showing that a huge majority of accidents and stress happen in the third week of the three-week rotation at sea,” Kirby noted. “In Norway and Great Britain, workers are at sea for just two weeks.


NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) called on government today to take the province’s housing crisis seriously.


NDP Fisheries Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (The Straits-White Bay North) today challenged the provincial Conservative government to get creative in how it administers the fishery.


NDP Fisheries Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) responded today to the government’s release of the audit of Ocean Choice International’s Marystown fish plant operations indicating big financial losses for the company over the past several years.


Acting NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John's Centre) called today on Health and Community Services Minister Susan Sullivan to take a stand to keep the cost of prescription drugs as low as possible.


NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) today said he is seriously concerned about the findings of a national report which ranks Newfoundland and Labrador lowest in the country in its early childhood education programs.


NDP Fisheries Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) has concerns about the lobster industry buyout announced last week.
“It is a step in the right direction,” said Mitchelmore, “but I want to ensure it is equitably implemented in a way that will truly relieve some stress from an overburdened industry.”


Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) today posed questions regarding the safety of the province’s children, asking whether the decades-old Department of Education regulations related to school buses should be amended to reflect a time of busier roads and longer distances.


Lorraine Michael and the NDP caucus are challenging the democratic deficit in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Question of the Day campaign, launching today, will operate on the same daily schedule as a functioning House of Assembly would, explained Michael.


NDP Fisheries Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA The Straits—White Bay North) said today he is cautiously optimistic about the new conservation and sustainability plan for the province’s ailing lobster fishery. The initiative, announced in St. John’s this morning, is a program developed co-operatively by the federal and provincial governments and the FFAW.



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