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NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is calling on government to establish and fully utilize the all-party standing committees that exist in every other legislature in the country.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) today renewed her call for anti-scab legislation for the province.

 

NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) called attention to the lack of 911 service in large portions of Newfoundland and Labrador, saying the government’s latest announcement of a study is yet another example of its reluctance to deal with the issues of rural residents of the province.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) called today for Premier Kathy Dunderdale to immediately re-open the House of Assembly to allow for emergency debate on the crisis being faced by people in Marystown and Port Union.

 

NDP Muncipal Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) called on the government today to work out a better funding deal with municipalities so that more Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can have access to basic infrastructure needs.

 

NDP Labour Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) demanded today that government look at introducing a safer work rotation for offshore employees.

“We have studies showing that a huge majority of accidents and stress happen in the third week of the three-week rotation at sea,” Kirby noted. “In Norway and Great Britain, workers are at sea for just two weeks.

 

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) called on government today to take the province’s housing crisis seriously.

 

NDP Fisheries Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (The Straits-White Bay North) today challenged the provincial Conservative government to get creative in how it administers the fishery.

 

Lorraine Michael and the NDP caucus are challenging the democratic deficit in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Question of the Day campaign, launching today, will operate on the same daily schedule as a functioning House of Assembly would, explained Michael.

 

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