privatization

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

New healthcare facilities in Corner Brook will be built and maintained by for-profit companies, a major shift in government procurement policy. NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says the Liberal reversal from its stance of two years ago simply passes increased costs on to future year.

 
St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

With privatization of just about every government operation a possibility in Thursday’s budget, St. John’s Centre NDP MHA Gerry Rogers asked today about the persistent rumours that the province’s liquor stores – the most profitable part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation – will be for sale for private operators.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) is deeply concerned about the possibilities of increased privatization of government assets and services in this week’s budget. The Government Renewal Initiative, supposedly the blueprint for the Liberal budget, specifically instructed every arm of government to look at the potential for privatization, says Michael.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) focused attention Wednesday in the House of Assembly on working conditions at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary, citing the large amount of 24-hour shifts, overtime, and shifts without meal breaks being worked by people at the Pen.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health and Community Services critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) continues to express concern about government’s proposal to proceed with public-private partnerships (P3s) for the province’s pressing long-term care needs.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants the government to rethink its apparent rush to privatizing the province’s public services.

 
NDP CYFS critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP critic for Child, Youth & Family Services says government must own up to its mistakes in privatizing care for vulnerable youth. MHA Gerry Rogers (St. John’s Centre) says government has to look no further than the town of Botwood, where after six months of BlueSky operation, the town decided last fall not to renew its permit to operate.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know exactly what government means when it talks about “consolidating” portions of the province’s health authorities. Michael asked today in the House of Assembly whether government is actually talking about privatizing the administration of things like payroll, information technology, finance and purchasing.

 
NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says if government thinks numbers are important, it should look at all of them before making decisions. In Question Period today, she started by asking the premier to explain comments he had made.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know more – a lot more – about government’s decision to enter the world of public-private partnerships, essentially privatizing the care of seniors.

 

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