Child and Youth Advocate

NDP Children, Seniors, and Social Development critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP critic for Children, Seniors and Social Development says the province’s Child and Youth Advocate has waited too long for legislation promised first by the former Conservative government, agreed on by the entire House of Assembly, highlighted in last December’s ministerial mandate letters, and promised again in the Speech from the Throne.

 

NDP leader, Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) expressed shock at learning of the number of children that have died since 2009 under the care of government.

“I am devastated to learn that 26 children have died in five years. These deaths should have been reported to the Child Youth Advocate without delay,” says Michael.

 
NDP CYFS Critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP critic for Child, Youth and Family Services says today’s statement from the province’s Child and Youth Advocate confirms some of her deepest fears. Gerry Rogers (MHA, St.

 

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