NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says she shares the relief of FFAW workers who are back to work after a ten-week lockout. However, she says, the lengthy dispute served to highlight the need for anti-scab legislation in the province.


MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

I find it very interesting that the Premier today is talking about a review of government departments in order to find savings. That was not in the Speech from the Throne yesterday.


NL NDP Fisheries and Aquaculture Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits – White Bay North) and Labour Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) reacted with dismay to government’s move to freeze funding for the FFAW.


NDP Fisheries Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA The Straits—White Bay North) said today he is cautiously optimistic about the new conservation and sustainability plan for the province’s ailing lobster fishery. The initiative, announced in St. John’s this morning, is a program developed co-operatively by the federal and provincial governments and the FFAW.


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