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NDP Leader and Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) had questions today about a newspaper story in which school bus operators claim government officials had been stringing them along, recommending (and partially paying for) a lobbyist with Tory connections and selling tickets to a Tory fundraising dinners as a way of speaking with cabinet ministers.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) invited government to live up to its own transparency promises and share some information with the House of Assembly today.

 
NDP Leader and Education Critic Lorraine Michael

As many as 1 in 88 children are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, and individualized and intensive early interventions are important to ensure the best possible outcomes. Too many families have to wait for assessments, diagnostic services and treatment.

 

The Safe and Caring Schools Policy will not work unless government puts real resources into the hands of teachers and principals, said NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi).

The last week in February is Anti-Bullying Week in our schools and February 26 is Pink Shirt Day.

 
NDP Leader and Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government should be listening to the voices speaking in every corner of the province to support public libraries.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the provincial library system is becoming increasingly precarious, the result of years of underfunding and neglect.

 

The NDP critic for Advanced Education and Skills says a report released today is a reflection of the provincial government’s shameful record of ignoring adult literacy. Dale Kirby (MHA, St.

 

October is Canadian Autism Awareness Month and Learning Disabilities Awareness Month and Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North), NDP Critic for Education and for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, is launching a petition, calling for a comprehensive autism spectrum disorder strategy for the province.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) said if government is committed to openness and transparency they should post information from all air quality school inspections on the government website.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says the Minister of Education must act now to relieve continuing overcrowding at Beachy Cove Elementary.

 

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