Helicopters

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

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

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says helicopters used to transport workers to offshore oil fields should have at least the same safety standards as those used by the Canadian Armed Forces.

 

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

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

New Canadian Forces helicopters from Sikorsky, the same manufacturer of the helicopter that crashed off St. John’s in 2009, are required to have a thirty-minute run dry capability.

 

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

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

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants government to support her call for increased safety for workers who commute via helicopter to their offshore jobs.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the lengthy delay in the public learning details of a Sikorsky helicopter incident more than two years ago is a clear example of why there should be an independent board tasked with offshore safety.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) asked government in the House of Assembly today, on the fourth anniversary of the Cougar 491 tragedy, about recommendations made by Judge Robert Wells.

 

NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is “shocked” that Health Minister Susan Sullivan is ignoring the advice and concerns of medical and health professionals when it comes to upgrading the helicopters used in the province’s Medical Flight Program.

 

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