For Immediate Release
12 October, 2023
As the Fall House of Assembly session approaches, the NL NDP is continuing their call for government to put in the real, hard work necessary to improve the lives of people in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is clear to the NL NDP Caucus that people continue to struggle to make ends meet and are forced to have to make decisions on their basic needs of life.
NL NDP Leader Jim Dinn says that the issues facing so many in the province are a direct result of government inaction and lack of planning to deal with the realities that people face.
“It’s time to put the hard work in. It’s time to focus on those in our province who are faced with unimaginable decisions due to the inaction of successive Liberal and Tory governments,” said Dinn. “People in this province are being let down by government failing to come through on its promises.”
From St. John’s Centre, to Labrador West, all the way up to the North Coast of Labrador, NDP MHAs are highlighting similar issues: the increasing cost of living, the high cost of food, lack of accessible healthcare, and the lack of affordable housing options, leaving an increase in homelessness.
“We are hearing from constituents from all over the province discuss the burden of government not taking concrete and meaningful action on the social determinants of health. This is not just in select districts, this is hitting the entire province,” said Dinn. “We need strong action to address the cost of living crisis. We need a stable plan to address the housing crisis - a plan the Liberals promised almost 10 years ago when they took office but failed to deliver. We need to focus on people in this province who have to choose between heating their homes or feeding their families.”
“The NL NDP will continue to advocate for those who are fighting to be noticed by government. We will continue to offer solutions and speak up for what the people of this province need the most.”
For further information, contact Stephanie Curran, Media Relations Manager, NDP Caucus at 330.0328 (o), or firstname.lastname@example.org