NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill–Quidi Vidi), is pleased the provincial government is addressing emergency room wait time concerns, but says there are other questions yet to be answered.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill - Quidi Vidi) today delivered a letter to the province’s Public Utility Board (PUB) outlining why she will not be making a presentation to the Board’s Commissioners.

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says government must deal with the provincial housing crisis – and the first step would be to find out exactly how big the problem is.

 

Members of the NDP Caucus will attend the 8th annual CBC and Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network pancake breakfast events at the Battery Hotel and Smitty’s Restaurant (the Courtyard Marriott, Duckworth Street) in St. John’s tomorrow.

 

NDP Consumer Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) is concerned about the latest inflation numbers from Statistics Canada, and is linking those numbers to Marine Atlantic rate increases. According to Statistics Canada, consumer prices in January were up in this province by 2.5% compared to January last year.

 

NDP MHA Dale Kirby (St. John’s North) is in Corner Brook today, meeting with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper workers. Kirby will also be meeting with students at the local college and university campuses.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the 30th anniversary of the Ocean Ranger tragedy on February 15 would be the ideal time for government to seriously pressure Ottawa to create an independent offshore safety authority.

 

MHA Dale Kirby (St. John’s North), NDP Critic for Education and Advanced Education and Skills, is congratulating teachers to mark Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

NDP Leader, Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill–Quidi Vidi) says she is disappointed the Dunderdale Conservatives have been silent to date on the deplorable state of the federal search and rescue program serving the province.

 

NDP Fisheries and Aquaculture critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA The Straits - White Bay North) says he is glad to see the Minister of Fishers and Aquaculture living up to his responsibilities for the resources owned by the people of the province by denying Ocean Choice International (OCI) exemptions to redfish and yellowtail processing commitments.

 

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