NDP Labour Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is renewing his party’s call for Government to table anti-scab legislation when the House of Assembly reopens in March.

Nineteen striking members of the International Union of Elevator Constructors have been without a contract since July. Following a conciliation process the workers began their strike on December 2, 2011.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) today continued her call for the provincial government to deal with the “extremely disturbing” wait lists that continue to plague the healthcare system in this province.

 

NDP Fisheries Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) today said he is encouraged by Fisheries Minister Darin King’s announcement that Ocean Choice International will not be granted a permanent processing exemption for redfish.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) had faint praise for the provincial Conservative’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Strategy, released today in St. John’s. She observed that the Strategy is a good policy framework, but does not include an action plan with concrete goals and timelines.

 

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is calling on government to establish and fully utilize the all-party standing committees that exist in every other legislature in the country.

 

NDP Critic for Innovation, Business and Rural Development Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) today asked whether government planned to fulfill its commitments to province-wide broadband internet.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) today renewed her call for anti-scab legislation for the province.

 

NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) called attention to the lack of 911 service in large portions of Newfoundland and Labrador, saying the government’s latest announcement of a study is yet another example of its reluctance to deal with the issues of rural residents of the province.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) called today for Premier Kathy Dunderdale to immediately re-open the House of Assembly to allow for emergency debate on the crisis being faced by people in Marystown and Port Union.

 

NDP Critic on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) said today that with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on the horizon, the provincial government should start seriously trying to reduce the barriers blocking full participation in society.

 

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