Michael asks questions on health issues, describes Muskrat Falls proposal a fait accompli

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

Today in the House of Assembly NDP leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) asked questions of the minister of health and the premier.

Referencing the job cuts in Eastern Health, Michael asked the minister to clearly outline how her department is going to monitor how changes to ensure patient care will not be negatively affected.

Michael pressed the premier on government’s decision in 2004 to reduce the number of health boards to four, saying the plan to strike the right balance between quality health care and an efficient, sustainable system has clearly not worked.

“Will she recognize the mess they have created and put in place an external review to assess how the whole system is working?” asked Michael in the House.

Michael also asked the premier “where is the long term and home care strategy that this government has been promising for years?”

While the Muskrat Falls proposal has not yet been sanctioned, Nalcor is building a multi-million dollar road to the site.

“What is the point of a special debate in the House if the Muskrat Falls hydro project is a fait accompli?” asked Michael.

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