For Immediate Release
4 April, 2022
NL NDP Waiting for Bold Ideas for NL Future to Show Themselves in Budget
As budget week begins in the House of Assembly, the NL NDP is looking for tangible plans that will address increasing cost of living, and outline the foundation that will see this province lead in a post-pandemic world. NL NDP Leader and MHA for St. John’s Centre, Jim Dinn, says the lack of tangible action is frustrating given many people across the province continue to struggle to make ends meet.
“Basic expenses in this province like staple foods, along with home heating costs, only continue to increase,” said Dinn. “Those living at the margins have been given no hope that their life is going to improve in the near future.”
“For people who are struggling the suggestion that they’ll find savings in upgrading their home heating system is nothing short of tone deaf.”
Since assuming office, the Liberals have continued to promote their good news stories, but this has done little to address the long standing inequality in Newfoundland and Labrador. The NL NDP is still waiting on the big bold ideas this government promised in its mandate. While the Liberal government continues to pat itself on the back for inaction, all that’s been presented is delayed reports that rely on outdated economic stimulus plans, and call for the sale of profitable public assets.
“It’s time for this government to be transparent with their intentions, and prove to the people of this province that their election promises for big bold ideas weren’t empty platitudes to win an election,” said Dinn. “In this session we want to see an end to the excuse that the province doesn’t know how to manage the fiscal realities they knew existed before taking office. People don’t want tired excuses, they want and need action.”
For further information, contact Eddy St. Coeur, Director of Communications, NDP Caucus at 729-2137 (o), or firstname.lastname@example.org