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NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) said she was pleased to see the Progressive Conservative government adopt yet another long-standing NDP policy initiative by moving towards putting early childhood development under the Department of Education. It has been something New Democrats have been pushing for many years.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) speaks for thousands of people in the province when she asks government to restore funding to the Family Violence Intervention Court. She was appalled at the latest argument used by government to justify the decision to cut the court.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP Critic for Justice and the Status of Woman continued questioning government in the House of Assembly today in an effort to determine whether the Justice Department did any consulting at all before deciding to shutter the Family Violence Intervention Court last year.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) was looking for answers in the House of Assembly today on reports she is hearing that both Her Majesty’s Penitentiary and the St. John’s Lockup are dangerously overcrowded.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says that while government may have restored to the province’s Legal Aid system some of the funds cut in last year’s budget, the system still does not provide access to justice for many in the province.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

Two days after a demonstration at Confederation Building demanded government reinstate the Family Violence Intervention Court, the NDP Critic for Justice and for the Status Women brought those concerns back into the House of Assembly. Gerry Rogers (MHA, St.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice and Status of Women Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says government, as part of its newly announced policy of listening to the people, should reinstate the Family Violence Intervention Court. The FVIC was de-funded in the 2013 budget, despite widespread support from the people and organizations associated with it.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is marking Violence Prevention Month with a heartfelt thank you to all the groups and individuals in the province who work every day to both help with the aftermath of violence and to see its elimination.

 

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) continues her call for the provincial government to reinstate the Family Violence Intervention Court. She points out that doing so would cost only a small percentage of the fines the province has not been able to collect.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) had questions for the Justice Minister today about healthcare at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary – and she wants to know what ever happened to an act passed in May 2011 which has yet to be proclaimed.

 

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