The NDP Caucus is concerned that government is ignoring the expertise of the Privacy Commissioner and is calling on government to address the Commissioner’s serious concerns about transparency and accountability in a new piece of legislation.
Nalcor and the provincial government knew about potential cofferdam problems last July. NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) wants to know to know why it took months for the public to find out.
NDP St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers had two demands for government today: Let the people of the province know when the vote on the budget will take place, and take the time to consider the particularly devastating impact of Budget 2016 on women.
Government seems to have delayed introduction of its long-promised, much-talked-about legislation creating the province’s Independent Appointments Commission. Whenever it does show up for debate in the House of Assembly, the NDP caucus is ready to propose amendments.
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) is wrapping up the first week of her caucus’s “Tell The Tories” campaign with a reminder to government that the people of the province have been asking for more transparency regarding their Muskrat Falls mega-project.
Christopher Mitchelmore, NDP MHA for The Straits-White Bay North, had a couple of suggestions for government today in the House of Assembly. Mitchelmore, who sits on the Public Accounts Committee, had a question about the make-up of that committee.
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) blasted government today for putting show before substance in its Muskrat Falls announcement; she also had questions about a multi-million purchase from Manitoba Hydro.