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NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) pointed out today in the House of Assembly that during last week’s departmental reorganization, the provincial government also dropped “Rural Development” from the name of the department with that responsibility.

NDP Education critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) is appalled that the Liberal government apparently plans to make drastic cuts to the cash-strapped libraries system in the province.


NL NDP Municipal Affairs and Rural Development Critic George Murphy (St. John’s East) is pointing to the dire situation in Black Tickle, Labrador, as the latest example of government’s policy of neglect in rural areas of the province.

NDP Advanced Education and Skills Critic Lorraine Michael

The NDP critic for Advanced Education and Skills returned in Question Period to a topic she first raised last week in the House.

NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael

A weekend fire that destroyed a crab-processing plant on New World Island means a wave of economic uncertainty for the region. The plant in Cottlesville employs up to 200 people at the busiest time of the year; 150 were expecting to start the new season of processing crab there next month.


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