College of the North Atlantic

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP House Leader Lorraine Michael focused on post-secondary education today in the House of Assembly’s Question Period. Tweets and media interviews by the Minister of AES attacking Memorial University’s administration have drawn national attention to the financial and infrastructure challenges facing the university.

 

NDP Advanced Education and Skills Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says as the impact of government cuts to the College of the North Atlantic continues to unfold, he is increasingly concerned about the viability of some of the CNA’s most appreciated offerings.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s North.
SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

 

NDP Advanced Education and Skills critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) wants to know if the government is stopping Adult Basic Education instructors from speaking out. He also wonders if the minister is aware of one basic reason for seemingly low graduation rates from College of the North Atlantic’s ABE programs.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s North.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

I could not believe my ears yesterday when the Premier said what she is not going to do is continue to have waste, extravagance, and poor spending.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Oh, oh!

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

 

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

The Member for St. John’s North.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

 

NDP Advanced Education and Skills Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is raising concerns about staff cuts at the College of the North Atlantic, saying opportunities for students with disabilities are being compromised.

 

As the new school year begins, NDP Advanced Education and Skills critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) is questioning government’s commitment to accessible post-secondary programs.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s North.

 

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