NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) used the somewhat delayed Question Period today to chastise government for its bad financial planning and for its apparent inability to connect fiscal dots.
NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says newborn screening for cystic fibrosis should be the norm in this province, as it is almost everywhere else in Canada and in the United States.
NDP Health and Community Services Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants to know what the real impact of the 2013 budget on the healthcare system will be, and whether government has any comprehension of the effect on patient care.
NDP Health and Community Services Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) asked several questions in the House today.
Rogers started by referencing federal Bill C-279, which passed third reading in Ottawa yesterday. The bill will amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code to include gender identity and gender expression as grounds of discrimination.
MS ROGERS: Mr. Speaker, last night Bill C-279, An Act To Amend The Canadian Human Rights Act And The Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression) was passed, explicitly protecting the rights of trans people, joining the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Ontario, and soon Quebec.