NDP Leader and Education Critic Lorraine Michael wants to know why the English School District did not use its powers of suspension under the Schools Act in the recent incident at Stephenville High School. Michael (MHA, St.

 

NDP Leader and Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) is looking for answers on how government is planning and budgeting for the ongoing work needed to re-open Bishop Feild Elementary School in downtown St. John’s.

 

NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers has been asking this government to apply gender analysis to their budget preparation for two years in a row. Now she’s asking if the women of this province will be an afterthought once again.

 

This week in the House of Assembly, NDP Leader Lorraine Michael continued to question the Premier for answers on his intentions for the Atlantic Accord review.

 

The NDP Critic for Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says government’s cannabis plan is utter chaos and prohibitive to establishing Tier 1 retailers.

 

In Question Period, the NDP Caucus started the spring session by questioning government on its fiscal plan for economic sustainability and missed opportunity for progressive procurement legislation.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael says the government’s plan to index the province’s minimum wage to the national Consumer Price Index is a good start but is insufficient.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael is deeply concerned that the decision to allow the Muskrat Falls Public Inquiry to be exempt from ATIPPA could allow key documents to remain secret. The decision comes following a request from the Commission of Inquiry for an Exemption to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 
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NDP Leader Lorraine Michael is concerned by Finance Minister Tom Osborne’s comments that Steve Winter, former CEO of the NL Liquor Corporation, was let go only because government needed someone in the role who would cut costs and find efficiencies.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael is alarmed by the announcement today of a $40 million deal with Canopy Growth Corporation to operate a production facility in the province to supply up to 8,000 kg of cannabis a year and sell its products.

 

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