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Keith Hutchings, Finance Critic for the Official Opposition, said, "The Government of Canada's latest Budget proves that the quiet diplomacy of the Ball Liberals with Ottawa is not delivering the results that Newfoundland and Labrador needs. The latest federal Budget acknowledges those needs and then goes about ignoring them."Read More
Kevin Parsons, Fisheries Critic for the Official Opposition, said, “The Ball Liberals have failed to deliver on Prime Minister Trudeau’s written commitment to provide Newfoundland and Labrador with a 70 per cent share of a $400 million Fisheries Investment Fund, which would amount to a federal investment of $280 million specifically for Newfoundland and Labrador.”Read More
Barry Petten, Lands Critic for the Official Opposition, said, “The Ball Liberals have no idea where they’re moving the Lands Branch of the government.” The government announced the move two weeks ago on February 22, but when questioned about the details in the House of Assembly on March 9, Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Steve Crocker could not answer any questions about the move to Corner Brook, including where it is moving, how it will save or cost money, or whether its service delivery will be impacted.Read More
Barry Petten, Environment Critic for the Official Opposition, said, “The Ball Liberals appear to be undermining the province’s commitments to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by not meeting obligations directly affecting Mistaken Point, which – after many years of planning and hard work in the community – was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2016. With recent changes to the former Environment and Conservation department and governance changes, things appear in chaos. The world is coming to Mistaken Point this year, and the Liberal government is not ready.”Read More
Paul Davis, Leader of Official Opposition, has expressed his sympathies to the family of former Newfoundland and Labrador Lieutenant Governor and Member of Parliament James McGrath.Read More