Kevin Parsons, Agrifoods Critic for the Official Opposition, welcomes the expansion of Crown land available for agricultural production, saying the recommendation is straight out of the 2015 PC policy blueprint – but Parsons also called for other measures that will be needed if the province is truly committed to making food security a priority by driving local production.
Keith Hutchings, Natural Resources Critic for the Official Opposition advises, "The Auditor General advised in a letter dated January 23, 2017 – in response to my December 19 request for a review of the employment contract of the Nalcor CEO – that: ‘The Office of the Auditor General has currently set its work plan for the period to September 30, 2017. In the summer of 2017, we will commence planning for our fall/winter schedule. We will give careful consideration to the information contained in your letter as we develop our work plan.’
PC Opposition Welcomes CETA, Demands Fisheries Fund
Keith Hutchings, Intergovernmental Affairs Critic for the Official Opposition, said, “We welcome news that both the European Parliament and the Canadian House of Commons have approved CETA, paving the way to remove more than 98 per cent of trade barriers between Canada and the European Union, but now we expect the Government of Canada to honour Justin Trudeau’s commitment to Newfoundland and Labrador that Ottawa will provide its share of the Fisheries Investment Fund that he promised us.”