Health and Community Services

NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers

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 Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

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.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's Centre.

MS ROGERS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers

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.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John's Centre.

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.

 

NDP Health and Emergency Services Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) questioned government about cuts to key positions in the Department of Health.

In 2006 government released its Provincial Wellness plan.

 

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

The Member for St. John’s Centre.

MS ROGERS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Mr. Speaker, in 2006 government released its Provincial Wellness Plan –

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Oh, oh!
MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

 
NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says government’s abrupt reversal on the Adult Dental Plan has taken away the hope that thousands of people held all too briefly after the plan was introduced just over a year ago.

 

NDP Health and Community Services Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) responded to Government’s announcement that a long awaited medical audit in Labrador West will be conducted by Morneau Shepell.

 

NDP Health and Community Services Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) today said the Auditor General’s report points to a number of concerns regarding the province’s Healthline and the NL Centre for Health Information.

 

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