Status of Women

NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers

The NDP Critic for the Status of Women wants to see what exactly were the results of the gender analyses the Minister says were applied to recent government legislation. Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) asked for those results today in the House of Assembly.

 
NDP Status of Women Critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP Critic for the Status of Women says government is failing the women of the province by refusing to take seriously their many equality concerns. St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers says the most recent example is the debate surrounding the Liberals’ flagship legislation to create an independent commission to oversee appointments to government agencies, boards, and commissions.

 
St. John's Centre NDP MHA Gerry Rogers

NDP St. John’s Centre MHA Gerry Rogers had two demands for government today: Let the people of the province know when the vote on the budget will take place, and take the time to consider the particularly devastating impact of Budget 2016 on women.

 
NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers

NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) has written to Premier Davis requesting that he review the application from the St. John’s Status of Women Council for funding to continue their Safe Harbour Outreach Program, which gives protetction and help to women involved in sex work.

 
NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers

Funding for the province’s eight Women’s Centres runs out tomorrow, March 31. Until Question Period today, there had been no indication from government to the centres’ boards whether they could expect funding to continue in fiscal year 2015-16, let alone how much that funding might be.

 
NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is appalled by the revelations of recent newspaper stories concerning sexual harassment in the provincial public service.

 
NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers

NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says time is running short for the province’s eight Women’s Centres. With the end of the fiscal year coming in less than two weeks, staff and volunteers around the province are unable to make plans to continue their critical work.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

The NDP Critic for the Status of Women and Justice says the provincial government must demand the inquiry unanimously supported by all parties in the House of Assembly last March. Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says it is not good enough for the justice minister to attend Friday’s round table unless she is prepared to carry forward the message from this province’s legislators.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says the contents of a mandate letter from the premier to the Justice Minister are a sign of hope for a campaign she has been carrying on for almost two years.

 
NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers

Last Thursday in the House of Assembly, a clear majority of government members present rose in response to a question from NDP Justice and Status of Women critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St.

 

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