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The NDP applauds amendments to Bill 14 that Opposition parties successfully brought forth this week. The NDP expressed serious concerns about changes to the Elections Act proposed by Bill 14, and about the whole process of amending legislation.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East - Quidi Vidi) says although the Liberals campaigned in the last election on improved management and more openness on the Muskrat Falls project, we have seen little of either so far.

Yesterday, the Premier said he wants to make sure that Nalcor is as open and transparent as any government department.

 

The NDP Leader says we should not rush to pass new legislation concerning the Elections Act, and adequate time must be taken to ensure past mistakes are not repeated. In the House of Assembly today, Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East - Quidi Vidi) asked questions about the process of making changes to the Elections Act to ensure the best possible legislation is passed.

 

In the House of Assembly today, the NDP Leader asked questions surrounding the long overdue judicial inquiry into the Muskrat Falls project, as well as oversight management. Premier Ball recently announced that government would proceed with an inquiry this fall after all, but Lorraine Michael (MHA, St.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP supports the call for a provincial task force on gender-based violence. The NDP critic for the Status of Women and Justice Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John's Centre) says we must work proactively to ensure no new names are added to the list of missing and murdered women and girls in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says despite the recent increase, full-time minimum wage earners are still coming in below the poverty line. Newfoundland and Labrador’s minimum wage was raised 25 cents to $11 on Oct. 1.

 

The NDP Caucus welcomes Dr. Bruce Gilbert to the role of Chief of Staff.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael is calling on the Liberal government to immediately reverse its decision to eliminate doctor-delivered flu shots under MCP. In May 2017, the provincial government cut flu shots from doctors’ billing codes with a plan to direct patients to public health care clinics.

 

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) is applauding the work of the Task Force on Educational Outcomes, which issued its report, highly critical of aspects of the province’s K-12 education system, two days ago.

 

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