NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) is inviting residents of Newfoundland and Labrador to sign a petition against the most regressive move in the most regressive budget this province has ever seen.

 
St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers is elated that amendments to the Vital Statistics Act, promised last July by the previous government, have been passed into legislation.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

Since the original announcement of the Muskrat Falls project, says NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi), her caucus has been asking questions calling for greater transparency around the project’s contracts and terms, as well as the impact of its costs on consumers’ household budgets.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says in light of the many concerns raised by today’s release of the Ernst Young interim report of the Muskrat Falls Project, government must immediately engage the province’s Public Utilities Board in overseeing the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.

 
NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) said today the efforts of thousands who have petitioned to stop the closure of schools around Newfoundland and Labrador is increasingly important in light of allegations of fraud against, and subsequent investigations into, employees of the school district and several vendors.

 
St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers

With privatization of just about every government operation a possibility in Thursday’s budget, St. John’s Centre NDP MHA Gerry Rogers asked today about the persistent rumours that the province’s liquor stores – the most profitable part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation – will be for sale for private operators.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) is deeply concerned about the possibilities of increased privatization of government assets and services in this week’s budget. The Government Renewal Initiative, supposedly the blueprint for the Liberal budget, specifically instructed every arm of government to look at the potential for privatization, says Michael.

 

St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers says letting the appointed school board to close a small school in her district flies in the face of every principle of equal opportunity. Holy Cross Junior High School is one of five facing closure at a School Board meeting this Saturday.

 
NDP Education critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says the unelected school board is apparently preparing to close schools in the province based on faulty reasoning and out-of-date facts.

 
NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says government must act to prevent the unelected school board closing schools. Michael says parents, students, and school councils have been outspoken in their opposition but the board is refusing to pay attention.

 

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