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MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

In Happy Valley-Goose Bay and in Bonavista overworked registered nurses are forced to shoulder the burden of extra work due to permanent and temporary vacancies. Nurses are even working twenty-four hour shifts because of this situation.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s East.

MR. MURPHY:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Under Bill 29 proprietary information may be considered out of bounds for public knowledge and that may include a toxic soup of fracking chemicals.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

Mr. Speaker, the CETA deal extending the patent on drugs could cost this Province up to $20 million annually. British Columbia and Ontario already have federal government commitments for compensation for this increased cost.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL:Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s Centre.

MS ROGERS:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Because of the province-wide housing crisis, seniors across the Province are living in fear of the next rent increase or need to downsize, but cannot, because there is nowhere affordable to go.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

Yesterday the Minister of Health and Community Services said her department is looking at increasing the hours of physicians and other health professionals in ER departments during peak times.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s East.

MR. MURPHY:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

I think that the minister needs to go down to Burin and look at the doctor situation there, because there is a chronic shortage already.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s Centre.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John's East.

MR. MURPHY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Mr. Speaker, restaurant maintenance and inspection reports are posted online for public scrutiny.

 

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