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NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know when government plans to act on the minimum wage recommendations released in December of last year.

The committee recommended increasing the minimum wage in 2013 to reflect the loss of purchasing power since the last increase in 2010.The Minimum Wage Advisory Committee held public consultations throughout 2012.

 

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says government needs to drop the platitudes and take real action to end violence against women and girls.
Rogers was responding to a news release from government which affirms government’s commitment to end violence against women and to encourage women’s leadership.

 

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) notes June 15 is the shameful anniversary of the enacting of one of the most regressive pieces of legislation ever passed by any government in the history of the province: Bill 29.

 

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says the latest round of budget cut reversals is further proof that very little thought went into government’s irresponsible budget cuts.

Media reports today say the Department of Justice will rehire 25 people laid off just weeks ago.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says that as costs mount on government’s hasty expropriation of assets related to to the former Abitibi pulp operation, it’s time to get an independent financial look at the ramifications.

 

NDP Status of Women Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says that while she was interested to hear the premier was talking about gender-based analysis with her Atlantic counterparts, there is no evidence the government actually employed such analysis in making recent budget decisions.

 

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

MS ROGERS:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says the fallout from Budget 2013 continues to send shockwaves through the province. Today in the House of Assembly, she addressed the shutdown of two vital programs.

 

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

MS ROGERS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants to know the Justice Minister’s reasons for making budget cuts she says have been devastating to vulnerable people. Today in the House of Assembly, she asked him to table the documents on which his decisions to cut the Family Violence Intervention Court and the Human Rights Commission was based.

 

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