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NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP MHAs Lorraine Michael (St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi) and Gerry Rogers (St. John’s Centre) say the Premier should bring the Auditor General in to investigate the many questions and uncertainties swirling around payments made to former Nalcor CEO Ed Martin, who left the Crown Corporation abruptly just over a month ago.

 
NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says last Thursday’s report from the province’s Auditor General confirms the complaints she has been hearing for months from family members and friends of people in the new long-term care facility that was built to replace the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) welcomed the release of the Auditor General’s report that the NDP called for in the spring session of the House of Assembly but is disturbed by the finding that the Minister of Transportation and Works put the political concerns of government ahead of the tax payers of the province.

 
NDP Transportation & Works critic George Murphy

NDP Transportation and Works critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) continued to press government for an impartial investigation into the ongoing Humber Valley Paving situation. The NDP’s preference would be for the province’s Auditor General to look at the circumstances surrounding the provincial government releasing the paving company from a contracted obligation in Labrador.

 
NDP Transportation & Works critic George Murphy

NDP Transportation and Works Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) persisted in his party’s demands for the government to request the Auditor General examine the situation around the cancellation of work contracted to Humber Valley Paving, a company owned until less than two months ago by Frank Coleman, who is expected to become Tory leader – and premier of the province – in July.

 
NDP Transportation and Works Critic George Murphy

NDP Transportation and Works Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says the province’s auditor general should examine the circumstances around government’s handling of a paving contract not completed as agreed upon by Humber Valley Paving, a company owned until recently by Frank Coleman, who is expected to be named premier at a Tory convention in July.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is quite disturbed by government’s decision to release Humber Valley Paving from its contractual obligation to pave an 80 kilometer section of the Trans Labrador highway in Labrador for $19 million.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the Auditor General’s report reflects a government that has not taken its responsibilities seriously. Michael points out that several of the cases highlighted by the AG are long-standing problems, and substantive action should have been taken on them years ago.

 

NDP Child, Youth & Family Services Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says government is not taking its responsibility to the province’s children seriously enough. He cites the three-year delay in acting on an Auditor General recommendation as proof.

 

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