House of Assembly

The NDP applauds amendments to Bill 14 that Opposition parties successfully brought forth this week. The NDP expressed serious concerns about changes to the Elections Act proposed by Bill 14, and about the whole process of amending legislation.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East - Quidi Vidi) says although the Liberals campaigned in the last election on improved management and more openness on the Muskrat Falls project, we have seen little of either so far.

Yesterday, the Premier said he wants to make sure that Nalcor is as open and transparent as any government department.

 

The NDP Leader says we should not rush to pass new legislation concerning the Elections Act, and adequate time must be taken to ensure past mistakes are not repeated. In the House of Assembly today, Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East - Quidi Vidi) asked questions about the process of making changes to the Elections Act to ensure the best possible legislation is passed.

 

In the House of Assembly today, the NDP Leader asked questions surrounding the long overdue judicial inquiry into the Muskrat Falls project, as well as oversight management. Premier Ball recently announced that government would proceed with an inquiry this fall after all, but Lorraine Michael (MHA, St.

 
NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) today delivered her caucus’s response to the government’s throne speech as the provincial House of Assembly convened for its 48th session.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

As the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly prepares to start a new session, NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) has written to the premier and opposition leader requesting an all-party resolution calling on the federal government to conduct an independent national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the premier should immediately re-open the House of Assembly to allow discussion on the report of the investigation into an MHA’s involvement with a community organization that received government funding to run an Adult Basic Education program.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John’s East.

MR. MURPHY: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

Environment and Conservation has a proposal from a company in Mount Pearl that deals with the storage of some radioactive material. The deadline for public comments is set for April 17. The project raises very many questions.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael was ready to speak for her full 15 minutes in what she admitted was an imperfect setting. Instead of the full week of debate on the Muskrat Falls project, the premier introduced a private member’s motion, limiting debate on the biggest expenditure in the province’s history to a maximum of two hours.

 

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