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Dale Kirby, NDP MHA (St. John’s North) extends his congratulations to the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour, who are celebrating their 75th year of solidarity in promoting a better life for the working people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

New Democrat MHA Gerry Rogers (St. John’s Centre) called Eastern Health’s decision to cut hours of frontline nursing and personal care employees “a cost-cutting measure that could affect patient care.” She is asking the Minister of Health and Community Services to get involved because of the potential impact on tertiary care.

 

When a crowd of protesters converges on Confederation Building today to protest the government’s decision not to open the House of Assembly for debate, Lorraine Michael and members of the NDP caucus will be there to welcome them.

 

NDP leader Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill- Quidi Vidi) today questioned the state of democracy in Newfoundland and Labrador, noting that important issues like the lack of work at the Marystown shipyard are not being debated in the House of Assembly.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is observing Persons’ Day with a pang of sadness this year.

“It is, as always, uplifting to reflect on the progress women have made since October 18, 1929, when we were first recognized as persons under Canadian Law,” said Michael. “This year, however, is our first Persons’ Day without Nancy Riche.”

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) has renewed her call for a truly independent offshore safety authority in the wake of the most recent report of a spill into the ocean off Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

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