Today NDP Leader Gerry Rogers is reacting to a letter she received, sent to all MHAs, by Richard Alexander of the NL Employers’ Council. In the letter, Alexander objects to presumptive workplace mental health legislation that may be coming in the fall session of the House of Assembly and attacks NAPE’s campaign on the issue.

 

NDP Leader Gerry Rogers says while it is good that government has finally, after repeated calls for intervention, stepped in after more than 650 days of US owned D-J Composites in Gander locking out its workers, it should not have taken this long.

 

MHA Gerry Rogers, Leader of the NDP, offers sincere condolences to the family of renowned artist Mary Pratt following news of her death today.

Rogers says Mary Pratt made enormous cultural contributions to Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Gerry Rogers, Leader of the NDP, is travelling around the province this summer and meeting with community leaders, youth, seniors, workers, and business owners. Rogers visited Conne River, Harbour Breton, Hermitage, St. Alban's, and Grand Falls-Windsor earlier this month and is just returning from touring and meeting with people in Port Blandford, Clarenville, Arnold’s Cove, and Bonavista.

 

The NDP Caucus and frontline workers who support those living in poverty are calling on government to address the prohibitive barriers to affordable transportation and to provide people on income support with bus passes.

 

NDP Leader Gerry Rogers is bringing greetings from the NDP Caucus during the annual Pride Week in St. John’s.

 

The NDP Leader is calling on government to address the urgent situation in our province’s correctional facilities. There have been three inmate deaths in correctional facilities, two at the Clarenville Correctional Centre for Women and one at Her Majesty's Penitentiary, in the last three months, and four in the past year.

 

The NDP Leader is echoing criticisms by the province’s Consumer Advocate Dennis Browne regarding Newfoundland Power’s request to increase its rates once again, this time by 1.2 per cent.

 

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.

 

The NDP Caucus is calling for the implementation of urgent changes to mental health services in our correctional facilities, including increased access to counselling services.

 

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