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NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says government budget cuts for the RCMP are being reflected in increased petty crime rates in rural communities of the province. She used a town in Conception Bay North as an example.

“Government cut the budget for the RCMP by $4.3 Million negatively affecting rural communities,” Rogers said in the House of Assembly today.

 

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

MS ROGERS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

Today NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is applauding government’s announcement that the Human Rights Act will be amended to include gender identity and gender expression on the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination.

 
NDP Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

NDP critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants to know what the minister responsible for that area did to prevent the closure of the Family Violence Intervention Court earlier this year. The FVIC was abruptly terminated as part of the Conservative government’s slash and burn budget.

 

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

 

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

MS ROGERS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Government has hidden the sexual exploitation report and its ten pages of recommendations for two-and-a-half years. Mr. Speaker, youth are being sexually exploited for shelter, for food, and for drugs. They are in danger right now.

 
NDP The Straits-White Bay North MHA Christopher Mitchelmore

The Department of Justice plans to shrink the number of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division offices on the Great Northern Peninsula, and the area MHA says the short-sighted decision is unacceptable.

 

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wrapped up Right to Know Week with a call for the current Justice Minister to do the right thing and bring the legislation back to the House of Assembly for some much-needed revision.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says a Canadian Bar Association report has some solid suggestions for innovative ways of ensuring all citizens are able to access the justice system. Rogers wants to know whether the provincial justice department is open to exploring new ways to administer justice.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is adding her support to the call of the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) for a national public inquiry on missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

Yesterday, premiers joined this call following meetings with First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders.

 

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