Finance

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says today’s fiscal update demonstrates the harm inflicted on the province by government’s ill-considered and hasty cutbacks earlier this year.

 

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

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

In its fiscal update released today, government says spending is down by $270.1 million due to delayed infrastructure and program spending.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government should time the release of its mid-year financial update to allow for it to be debated in the House of Assembly.

 

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

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

 

NDP Forestry and Agrifoods critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) says that as government gets closer to announcing the $90 million it is lending Kruger Inc., he hopes the announcement will include the terms of the loan as promised by the premier in the House of Assembly last spring.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know whether government is deliberately obscuring vital information needed for the budget process. She also continued her questioning on the $90 million that mysteriously appeared in the finance department’s budget this year.

 

Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North), NDP Critic for Advanced Education and Skills, says federal and provincial Conservative plans to change the funding and delivery of Adult Basic Education programs will result in the complete dismantling of an already under-resourced program area.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the Supreme Court decision on clean-up of the former Abitibi paper mill site is not what she wanted to see, but did not come as a surprise.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) today announced the critic roles to be filled by members of the NDP caucus.

 

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