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NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

The provincial government’s decision to reduce the number of diabetes test strips patients are covered for is in direct opposition to last fall’s election promise and a pledge in their The Way Forward document, says NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi).

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

In the House of Assembly’s Question Period today, NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) tried once again to get answers from government about unregulated rooming and boarding house, many of which she says are in alarming and unsafe condition.

 
NDP Tourism & Culture critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP Tourism and Culture Critic says Bill 56 changing The Rooms Act could seriously damage some of our most important cultural institutions. Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says introducing the bill to the House of Assembly without consulting experts contravenes the existing legislation.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

On Friday, the country’s premiers will meet with the Prime Minister; part of that discussion will be the money Ottawa transfers to the provinces for health care. Today in the House of Assembly, NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

This month marks the expiry of a federal/provincial/company agreement that has provided millions of pounds of fish annually for Ocean Choice International, with minimal local processing content in return. Today in the House of Assembly’s Question Period, NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

Nalcor and the provincial government knew about potential cofferdam problems last July. NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) wants to know to know why it took months for the public to find out.

 
NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers

If this week’s announcement of new Nalcor board members is any indication, the province is not likely to see any improvement in existing inequities in representation, says NDP St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers. Rogers, who is also the NDP Critic for the Status of Women, says the new board has just three women out of 11 members, no Aboriginal people and nobody who lives in Labrador.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

A month ago, as protests over potential methylmercury contamination swept the province, the provincial government and Nalcor said it was “urgent” that the Muskrat Falls reservoir be flooded. Two weeks ago, coffer dam problems meant the water in the reservoir had to be drained. Today in the House of Assembly, NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

Today marks one year since the election that saw the current Liberal administration handed the reins of government. NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael says that while most anniversaries are reasons to celebrate, she does not see much hope for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador resulting in the change of government.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

Today in the House of Assembly’s Question Period, NDP MHAs sounded alarm bells about the possibility of for-profit models of public infrastructure.

 

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