For Immediate Release
February 22, 2021
ST. JOHN’S – Today, NDP Leader Alison Coffin called on Andrew Furey to be open and transparent with the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and commit to releasing the interim Moya Greene report the day after it is submitted to the Government.
“Mr. Furey famously said ‘everything was on the table’ when asked how he would address the tough financial situation facing Newfoundland and Labrador. Since then, people have been worried about what public services and jobs will be cut and what services will be privatized as a result of the Moya Greene report,” said Coffin. “This is Mr. Furey’s chance to be open and transparent with Newfoundlanders and Labradorians by promising to let them see the Moya Greene report on March 1st, 2021. And if he won’t do this, why not? People deserve to know what secret plans being made about the future of their province,” Coffin said today. “Mr. Furey has been continually saying he’s not hiding anything behind the Greene report, I say – prove it.”
Mr. Furey chose to call an ill-timed unnecessary election before the report was released to the public and before health care workers, seniors, parents, teachers and students were safely vaccinated. He put the political well-being of the Liberal party ahead of everyday Newfoundland and Labradorians.
“After these self-interested choices for political gain, the very least Mr. Furey can do is release the interim Moya Greene report as he promised and start being upfront with people in this province,” said Coffin. “New Democrats believe that people in this province deserve leaders who will be open and honest about their decisions. That’s why every New Democrat elected is going to fight for you and your family. We will continue to choose people over politics.”