Education and Early Childhood Development Critic Lorraine Michael is concerned about an amendment to the Schools Act that may disadvantage the inclusion of children with disabilities.


NDP Advanced Education and Skills Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says as the impact of government cuts to the College of the North Atlantic continues to unfold, he is increasingly concerned about the viability of some of the CNA’s most appreciated offerings.

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) brought one family’s plea for education to the House of Assembly today. A young Mount Pearl man, who struggles with several conditions, was attending the District School in St. John’s. On the advice of staff there, he transferred to the T.I. Murphy Learning Centre.


Dale Kirby, the NDP Critic for the Status of Persons with Disabilities (MHA, St. John’s North) says the provincial government’s callous decision to cut funding to a community group which advocates for people with disabilities is particularly surprising in view of statements government members have made over the past year.


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


NDP MHA Dale Kirby (St. John’s North) attended an open house at a club for people with disabilities, and was appalled at what he heard.

The Longside Club, on Shaw Street in St. John’s, has operated for 25 years, serving people with disabilities in the capital city area. Between 60 and 80 people regularly participate in programs at the club.


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