NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

Today in the House of Assembly’s Question Period, NDP MHAs sounded alarm bells about the possibility of for-profit models of public infrastructure.

 
NDP St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

The province’s economy is slowing, in part because of government budget cuts, says NDP St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers. Among those hurt the most by the budget are young Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. As their prospects fade, she adds, we run the risk of them moving away, many of them forever.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) today acknowledged the release of five reports related to the investigation of the shooting of Mr. Donald Dunphy, calling the release “an important step as we move forward towards understanding what happened at Mr. Dunphy’s house that day in April 2015.”

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

As hundreds of workers gather in St. John’s for the Federation of Labour’s annual convention, NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) asked questions in the House of Assembly about election promises made about cutting public sector jobs, and the post-election reality.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says unregulated boarding and rooming houses are notorious for the substandard living conditions they provide for some of the province’s most vulnerable people. In addition to the exorbitant rates landlords charge government, she says, this type of housing also leads to increased costs for health care.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says it’s long past time for the Minister of Service Newfoundland and Labrador to introduce a Residential Tenancies Act that actually deals with the housing realities of the people of the province.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says government money pays for some of the most sub-standard living conditions in the province.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health and Community Services Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says the way the province delivers home care is inconsistent at best and endangering seniors at worst.

People who need care at home after a hospital stay are frequently not assessed for the level of care they will need until after they go home and are left hanging in the interim time period.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says government housing policy is increasing the desperation of many of the province’s most vulnerable citizens.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

It has been almost a year since the Liberal government was elected and, says NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi), the people of the province are still waiting for government to put some effective oversight in place for Nalcor, which is responsible for a large chunk of each year’s budget deficit.

 

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