Justice

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

After years of complaints and government foot dragging, NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says she welcomes the forthcoming information from the report on the peer review of psychiatric services for corrections in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says the province is still waiting for the Department of Justice to release the report of the peer review into psychiatric services at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary.

 

MS ROGERS: Mr. Speaker, on June 20, the Minister Responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation said: I have a minister's committee, a deputy minister's committee, and an interdisciplinary committee within government that deal with the overall picture of housing in the Province and has government reacting to it.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) fears remarks made by the Justice Minister in debate last night could result in international embarrassment for this province and for Canada.

 
NDP MHA Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is renewing her call for the province to add gender identity and gender expression to our Human Rights Act.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) continued her questioning on the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act in the House of Assembly today.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) asked several questions about Bill 29, which contains the proposed regressive amendments to the Access to Information Act, in the House of Assembly today.

Michael asked the minister whether the Information and Privacy Commissioner was involved in drafting the legislation.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) slammed government’s proposed changes to the Access to Information Act today, calling the amendments repressive and regressive.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

Today government is bringing into this House the most regressive and repressive piece of legislation I have ever seen.

Mr. Speaker, I ask the Premier: Who was consulted in the drafting of Bill 29?

 

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