#TellTheTories

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says her caucus’s Tell the Tories campaign has been a rewarding experience.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants government to know that the way it treats the lowest-paid workers in the province is a disgrace. After the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee filed its recommendations in December 2012, government took 10 months before making changes that barely took the committee’s recommendations into consideration.

 

NDP Environment and Conservation Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) wants to see more action from government when it comes to protected areas and engaged species.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government must reverse some, if not all, of the damaging decisions it has made in recent years regarding rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

 
NDP Leader and Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says if government really wants to encourage population growth, it should be looking at ways of helping young families – and that starts with affordable, accessible child care.

 
NDP Leader and Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government should be listening to the voices speaking in every corner of the province to support public libraries.

 
NDP Leader and Finance Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is reminding government of an issue two separate Auditors General have raised flags about.

The provincial government is facing an unknown amount of future environmental clean-up costs for contaminated sites around the province. These include PCBs, old fuel storage tanks, and mining and industrial pollution.

 
NDP Service NL Critic George Murphy

NDP Service NL critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says it is well past time for the provincial government to put the brakes on exploitative payday loans.

“Since 2010, we’ve seen a class action court case, a three-year police investigation, and numerous families victimized by interest rates that are effectively as high as almost 800 per cent a year,” Murphy said today.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) continues her caucus’s campaign to let government know what people in the province are concerned about with a reminder that there are many details about the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) they would like clarified.

 

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants government to look at keeping a 2007 election promise: legislated whistle blower protection for public servants. The rules, if enacted as promised, would protect government employees from reprisals if they felt it necessary to speak out.

 

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