For Immediate Release
9 November, 2022
During the Fall legislative sitting, NL NDP MHAs focused on everyday people in the province. The NL NDP Caucus helped ensure a committee was created to study the feasibility of a guaranteed basic income pilot program, called for healthcare workers to have a better work life balance, stood against the privatization of our public healthcare system, forced government to make uninhabited public housing livable, raised the voices of people in Labrador calling for better education supports, and called for the introduction of anti-replacement worker legislation and a review of the Labour Standards Act.
“We are pleased that government is listening to our calls to action to deal with the realities faced everyday by people in this province,” said NL NDP Leader Jim Dinn. “We will keep our focus on helping people and ensure that an agenda of cronyism from the Liberal government doesn’t shape the future of our province.”
Dinn said Bill 20, a hastily prepared weak bill to amalgamate the regional health authorities left people’s health information open to political interference. The NL NDP voted against the bill and helped secure a commitment from the Liberal Government to do the right thing and send contentious pieces of the Bill to the Social Services Committee. The NL NDP is holding the Liberal government to account.
“We will not allow the Liberal government to try and quietly force through weak legislation that will profoundly change how all of us access healthcare in this province,” said Dinn. “While the Premier continues to defend his so called ethical walls, we are concerned about finding solutions for the struggles people continue to face.”
For further information, contact Eddy St. Coeur, Director of Communications, NDP Caucus at 729-2137 (o), or firstname.lastname@example.org