NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Education Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says that while it’s heartbreaking to hear about repeated problems with the current classroom inclusion program, she hopes recent media stories will combine with presentations to the Premier’s Task Force on Education Outcomes to force government to pay attention and deal with the problem.

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

The provincial government may spend millions of dollars a year to rent inferior housing, but doesn’t keep records that can confirm exactly how much.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health and Community Services Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) wants to know why there has been nothing but silence from government regarding an important report submitted to it last week by the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) says the provincial government should take very seriously a report released today by the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association calling for a comprehensive, transparent, non-partisan review of the province’s health facilities and services.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women Critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP Critic for Justice and the Status of Women says that while the province’s new abortion buffer zone legislation doesn’t go quite as far as she would have liked, she is delighted to see that government kept its promise and included protection for all employees of abortion clinics in the regulations.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

The provincial government’s decision to reduce the number of diabetes test strips patients are covered for is in direct opposition to last fall’s election promise and a pledge in their The Way Forward document, says NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi).

 
NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers

In the House of Assembly’s Question Period today, NDP Housing Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) tried once again to get answers from government about unregulated rooming and boarding house, many of which she says are in alarming and unsafe condition.

 
NDP Tourism & Culture critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP Tourism and Culture Critic says Bill 56 changing The Rooms Act could seriously damage some of our most important cultural institutions. Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says introducing the bill to the House of Assembly without consulting experts contravenes the existing legislation.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

On Friday, the country’s premiers will meet with the Prime Minister; part of that discussion will be the money Ottawa transfers to the provinces for health care. Today in the House of Assembly, NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St.

 
NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

This month marks the expiry of a federal/provincial/company agreement that has provided millions of pounds of fish annually for Ocean Choice International, with minimal local processing content in return. Today in the House of Assembly’s Question Period, NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, St.

 

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