Offshore Safety

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) issued this statement today to mark the thirty-second anniversary of the Ocean Ranger disaster. Michael worked with the Ocean Ranger Families Foundation in the aftermath of the February 15, 1982 disaster.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants government to support her call for increased safety for workers who commute via helicopter to their offshore jobs.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the lengthy delay in the public learning details of a Sikorsky helicopter incident more than two years ago is a clear example of why there should be an independent board tasked with offshore safety.

 

NDP Environment Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says increasing the offshore liability cap is a step in the right direction, but it’s not the gold standard used around the world.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says today’s announced changes to the Atlantic Accord completely overlook one vitally important measure she has been supporting for years.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is withholding judgment on today’s Throne Speech until she sees what government actually does in the upcoming session.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) asked government in the House of Assembly today, on the fourth anniversary of the Cougar 491 tragedy, about recommendations made by Judge Robert Wells.

 

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

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

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

In the House of Assembly today NDP leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) referenced several reports when questioning the government about offshore oil development.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) had questions in the House of Assembly today about government’s plans on a pair of pressing environmental challenges.

 

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