Income Support

The NDP Caucus and frontline workers who support those living in poverty are calling on government to address the prohibitive barriers to affordable transportation and to provide people on income support with bus passes.

 
NDP Leader and AES Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the changes government is making to the Department of Advanced Education and Skills have the potential to cause more problems than they are solving. She is particularly concerned about the ramifications for people who depend on income support to survive.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government has abandoned its Poverty Reduction Strategy and as a result thousands of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will remain unable to benefit from the economic boom times in the province.

 

NDP Advanced Education and Skills critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says the findings of the Auditor General’s report released last week reflect his own concerns about government’s continuing fiscal irresponsibility.

 
Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill, Quidi Vidi) asked government today about its commitment to people affected by new income support regulations.

 
Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) questioned government’s commitment to seniors in two separate areas. With this budget, people in receipt of income support will no longer be forced to apply for their Canada Pension benefits as soon as they turn 60.

 

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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