Status of Women

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says government needs to drop the platitudes and take real action to end violence against women and girls.
Rogers was responding to a news release from government which affirms government’s commitment to end violence against women and to encourage women’s leadership.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says she is deeply sorry to hear of the death of Dorothy Inglis. The long-time feminist and social activist in St. John’s died yesterday in Vancouver, her childhood home, where she had returned a few years ago.

 

NDP Status of Women Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says that while she was interested to hear the premier was talking about gender-based analysis with her Atlantic counterparts, there is no evidence the government actually employed such analysis in making recent budget decisions.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) extends her congratulations to Frank Fagan, who will be the province’s next lieutenant-governor. She says, though, that the appointment of yet another man to the vice-regal position is a missed opportunity for governments to advance the profile of women in the province.

 

NDP Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says it is ironic that government should start its threatened public service layoffs by cutting the jobs of six women in the same week the premier hosted a gala event purporting to commit to advancing women’s rights in the province.

 

Members of the NDP Caucus say it is about time that the premier talks about social justice and the need to support women. They are taking the premier’s comments seriously, and plan to hold government accountable for her public commitment to social justice.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) paid tribute to all the women of Newfoundland and Labrador today. She acknowledged the progress towards equality that has been made to date, and called on government to take measures to advance equality even further.

 
 
 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) and Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) attended the official opening of Marguerite’s Place today, and had nothing but praise for the women who were responsible for the opening of the complex.

 

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