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Suicide Reports Show Urgency...

Steve Kent, Health Critic for the Official Opposition and founding chair of the All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions, said, “The reports of multiple suicides in Grand Bank and Labrador communities are troubling and show the urgency of implementing the recommendations of the All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions to improve rural services and access to care."

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NL Seniors Impacted by Canada Revenue Agency Processing Delay

Tracey Perry, Official Opposition Critic for Children, Seniors and Social Development, said, “Many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians -including many seniors - are not receiving their federal benefits payments because of processing delays at the Canada Revenue Agency. These delays are affecting the Newfoundland and Labrador Seniors’ Benefit, the Guaranteed Income Supplement, the GST Credit and the Child Tax Benefit.”

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Liberals Who Taxed Auto Insurance Now Study ‎Reasons for High Costs

Kevin Parsons Opposition Critic for Service NL, said, "Today, the Liberals have attempted to convince the public that they are working towards lowering automobile insurance rates for consumers. The Government’s announcement is surreal considering that recent tax hikes on insurance occurred because of decisions made by the Liberal government.”

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Questions About Relationship With Law Firm

Keith Hutchings, Finance Critic for the Official Opposition, said, “When you consider everything that has been said by Finance Minister Tom Osborne, the contradictions are glaring regarding his statements on the government's relationship with McInnes Cooper, the outside law firm hired by the Liberals for guidance on collective bargaining."

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Cabinet Shuffle a Missed Opportunity for Labrador and Indigenous People

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, said, "Premier Ball missed a golden opportunity last week to reassign ‎his Labrador and Indigenous Affairs portfolio to a new Minister from Labrador who could focus on the portfolio full time."

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Premier Blatantly Dismisses Concerns

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, said, “On Tuesday, August 8th the Official Opposition requested an opportunity to hold government accountable for major issues that have occurred since the last sitting of the House of Assembly. It was the intention of the Liberal government to open the House of Assembly only for the purpose of electing a Speaker. Under pressure from the Official Opposition the Liberals allowed a question period but provided few answers.”

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