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NDP Environment Critic Gerry Rogers

The provincial government talks a great deal about aquaculture, says NDP Environment Critic Gerry Rogers, but not as much about the potential environmental harm the industry can cause. Today in the House of Assembly, she asked government for some assurances that this province’s regulations will keep up with those in the rest of the world.

 
St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

Today in the House of Assembly, St. John’s Centre NDP MHA Gerry Rogers spoke on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

As Labrador West families wait for a resolution to longstanding concerns about industrial disease, government is holding on to a vital report – a medical audit that workers say may contain inaccurate information.

 
NDP AESL Critic Lorraine Michael

As MUN students protested proposed tuition and fee changes, NDP Caucus members said that a series of government decisions has downloaded the costs of Muskrat Falls to students and their families.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

In the House of Assembly today, the NDP caucus asked some of the many questions that surround the controversial Muskrat Falls project. Top of the list was a demand for government to initiate a specialized investigation into the project’s initial cost projections, following revelations today from a former Nalcor engineer that the initial cost projections were completely unrealistic.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

As this province struggles with increasingly severe addictions issues, NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says the policies and procedures at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary and other corrections facilities are not adequate. “Without proper addictions rehab programming and schooling we are warehousing not rehabilitating,” she said today.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael focused on post-secondary education today in the House of Assembly’s Question Period. Tweets and media interviews by the Minister of AES attacking Memorial University’s administration have drawn national attention to the financial and infrastructure challenges facing the university.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

Since she was first elected in 2011, St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers has been an outspoken advocate for the desperate need the province has for a strategy to address the many housing needs faced by the people of the province. A new report on homelessness in the capital city underscores the results of years of neglect by successive Liberal and Conservative governments.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

Today in the House of Assembly, NDP MHAs continued efforts to get government to respond to questions about the conflict of interest controversy swirling around the former top public servant in the province. Bernard Coffey was conducting legal actions against public bodies while holding the position of Clerk of the Executive Council.

 
St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

The National Day of Mourning, first created by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 and now observed in 100 countries around the world, serves as a reminder that workplaces continue to be dangerous, even as steady advances are made in legislation to protect workers.

 

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