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NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

Last Thursday in the House of Assembly, a clear majority of government members present rose in response to a question from NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

Yesterday in the House of Assembly, NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) challenged government MHAs, saying, “Who on the other side of this House will stand up for the needs of the women and children, victims of violence in their districts and insist government reinstate the [Family Violence Intervention] court immediately?”

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) speaks for thousands of people in the province when she asks government to restore funding to the Family Violence Intervention Court. She was appalled at the latest argument used by government to justify the decision to cut the court.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP Critic for Justice and the Status of Woman continued questioning government in the House of Assembly today in an effort to determine whether the Justice Department did any consulting at all before deciding to shutter the Family Violence Intervention Court last year.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants to know if the justice minister spoke with acknowledged experts within his own government before making the decision to abandon the Family Violence Intervention Court in last year’s budget.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

Two days after a demonstration at Confederation Building demanded government reinstate the Family Violence Intervention Court, the NDP Critic for Justice and for the Status Women brought those concerns back into the House of Assembly. Gerry Rogers (MHA, St.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

As the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly prepares to start a new session, NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) has written to the premier and opposition leader requesting an all-party resolution calling on the federal government to conduct an independent national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is marking Violence Prevention Month with a heartfelt thank you to all the groups and individuals in the province who work every day to both help with the aftermath of violence and to see its elimination.

 

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

MS ROGERS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Government has hidden the sexual exploitation report and its ten pages of recommendations for two-and-a-half years. Mr. Speaker, youth are being sexually exploited for shelter, for food, and for drugs. They are in danger right now.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) is extending her praise and appreciation for Susan Shiner, who will receive one of this year’s Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.

 

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