Municipal Affairs

NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy

NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) is appalled at the state of tap water in some communities on the province’s west coast. Murphy says that a new municipal funding formula that would address situations like the one in the Birchy Brook area of Flat Bay is decades overdue.

 
NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy

NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) asked questions on behalf of a group of Deer Lake residents in the House of Assembly today. The homeowners are dealing with flooded properties; some of their homes also have mold problems which they feel are related.

 

It’s Right to Know Week in Canada, and members of the provincial NDP caucus have been drawing attention this week to many of the things government apparently doesn’t want them – or residents of the province – to know.

 
NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy

NDP Municipal Affairs critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) just wants to know about Ocean Choice International’s water bill. The provincial government took two months to tell him it wasn’t going to give him the answer, but that he has 60 days to initiate court action if he really wants to know.

 
NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy

NDP Environment and Conservation Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) wants to know what, if anything, government plans to do to help the Town of Torbay with a newly-discovered water supply problem. Torbay is one of the fastest-growing communities in the province, and will very soon need a new water supply to accommodate new homes.

 
NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy

NDP Environment Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says it’s time for government to get serious about drinking water.

 

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

MR. MURPHY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy

NDP Municipal Affairs critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says if the government had delivered the municipal funding formula it’s been promising for years, the municipal tax hikes being faced by consumers across the province would not be such a burden.

 

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

MR. MURPHY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John’s East.

MR. MURPHY: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

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