Question Period

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

MS ROGERS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

The minister said he cut the Family Violence Intervention Court because it only had twenty-six cases last year, but his numbers were based on only half the year. By the end of the fiscal year, there were forty-four cases.

 

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

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

 

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

MS ROGERS: Mr. Speaker, the Town of Victoria wrote the minister outlining their very real concerns –

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

MR. MURPHY:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

The Transportation Safety Board recently released its report into the accident in Portugal Cove involving the Beaumont Hamel. The report cites issues with crew fatigue, such as long hours and little rest.

 

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

MS ROGERS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

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

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

In Happy Valley-Goose Bay and in Bonavista overworked registered nurses are forced to shoulder the burden of extra work due to permanent and temporary vacancies. Nurses are even working twenty-four hour shifts because of this situation.

 

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

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

Mr. Speaker, the CETA deal extending the patent on drugs could cost this Province up to $20 million annually. British Columbia and Ontario already have federal government commitments for compensation for this increased cost.

 

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

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

 

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