NDP Leader Lorraine Michael is alarmed by the announcement today of a $40 million deal with Canopy Growth Corporation to operate a production facility in the province to supply up to 8,000 kg of cannabis a year and sell its products.


As the House of Assembly resumed for the Spring Session, NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) had strong words for government’s approach to employment. Not only is government harming the economy by laying people off, she says, but its lack of planning and action means the situation will be even worse.

NDP St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

The province’s economy is slowing, in part because of government budget cuts, says NDP St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers. Among those hurt the most by the budget are young Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. As their prospects fade, she adds, we run the risk of them moving away, many of them forever.

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

In her budget speech, Newfoundland and Labrador’s finance minister spelled out the harm the budget will cause the province’s economy. Today, in the House of Assembly, the NDP caucus demanded answers from government.

St. John's Centre NDP MHA Gerry Rogers

The Liberals seem to have entirely reversed their stand on almost everything that was in their election platform last fall. St. John’s Centre NDP MHA Gerry Rogers cut through some of the new jargon today in Question Period in the provincial House of Assembly.


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