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Liberals Doing More to Slow Oil Production Than Drive It

Keith Hutchings, Natural Resources Critic for the Official Opposition, says, “The Ball Liberals are doing more to slow oil production than drive it.”

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Liberals Backfilling Management Positions at NLHC

Jim Lester, Opposition Critic for Housing, said, “The Ball Liberals are quietly advertising to fill management positions at Newfoundland and Labrador Housing just weeks after spending more than $1.5 million to vacate NLHC management posts.”

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New Environmental Assessment Process ...

Keith Hutchings, Opposition Critic for Natural Resources, said, “The environmental assessment role for offshore oil and gas projects belongs with the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board.”

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Science-based Management of Caribou

Jim Lester, Opposition Critic for Lands and Wildlife, said, “Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne's recent statements on the conservation of Labrador caribou seem to indicate a Liberal shift in policy and little commitment to science-based management of depleted caribou herds.”

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Workers' Comp, First Responders, PTSD

In a written submission to WorkplaceNL, Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, has called for presumptive workers’ compensation for first responders diagnosed with PTSD in this province just as there is in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Alberta.

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Update on Voisey's Bay Under ground Mine?

‎Keith Hutchings, Natural Resources Critic for the Official Opposition, is calling on Minister Siobhan Coady to provide a long-promised report on Vale's plans for underground mining - the next phase of the Voisey's Bay project.

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