In the House of Assembly today, the NDP Leader asked questions surrounding the long overdue judicial inquiry into the Muskrat Falls project, as well as oversight management. Premier Ball recently announced that government would proceed with an inquiry this fall after all, but Lorraine Michael (MHA, St.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP supports the call for a provincial task force on gender-based violence. The NDP critic for the Status of Women and Justice Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John's Centre) says we must work proactively to ensure no new names are added to the list of missing and murdered women and girls in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says despite the recent increase, full-time minimum wage earners are still coming in below the poverty line. Newfoundland and Labrador’s minimum wage was raised 25 cents to $11 on Oct. 1.

 

The NDP Caucus welcomes Dr. Bruce Gilbert to the role of Chief of Staff.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael is calling on the Liberal government to immediately reverse its decision to eliminate doctor-delivered flu shots under MCP. In May 2017, the provincial government cut flu shots from doctors’ billing codes with a plan to direct patients to public health care clinics.

 

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) is applauding the work of the Task Force on Educational Outcomes, which issued its report, highly critical of aspects of the province’s K-12 education system, two days ago.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is appalled by the latest damage caused by the Liberal government’s shortsighted approach to budgeting.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is appalled by the latest damage caused by the Liberal government’s shortsighted approach to budgeting.

 
NDP Mental Health & Addictions Critic Gerry Rogers

St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers, the NDP Mental Health critic won a prestigious award last night.

The Canadian Mental Health Association Newfoundland and Labrador handed out its annual awards last night in St. John’s. Rogers was the recipient of this year’s CMHA-NL Mental Health Leadership Award.

 
NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael

When the Minister of Education announced increases to the child care subsidy last week, says NDP Education and Early Childhood Development Critic Lorraine Michael, he neglected to mention that the increase, the first in a decade, does nothing to help most working families in the province.

 

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