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News posted in January, 2016. Clear Filter
“Everything” on the Table … Except the HST

Keith Hutchings, Finance Critic for the Official Opposition, wonders why the Liberals were so quick to discount the HST increase as a way to raise the revenue we need.

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MHA Calls on City to Ensure Local Park is Maintained

Keith Hutchings, MHA for the District of Ferryland is calling on the City of St. John’s to ensure the quality, protection and access to the Grand Concourse is maintained.

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Opposition Asks Minister Tootoo to Extend Food Fishery

Kevin Parsons, Fisheries Critic for the Official Opposition, has written to federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo, asking him to “extend the duration of the 2016 recreational groundfish fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador to promote safety, fairness and tourism in our province.”

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Ready or Not for Full-Day Kindergarten?

“Minister Kirby has been very vague when he should be giving parents and teachers a reason to be confident that the government is going to make the investments required to roll out full-day Kindergarten smoothly in 190 schools seven months from now.”

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Mount Scio PC AGM

The district of Mount Scio will be holding their first Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers for the Mount Scio Progressive Conservative District Association on January 28

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New Stimulus Funding Needed

“The $400 million that federal minister Judy Foote is touting for infrastructure is the 10-year ‘Building Canada Fund (BCF)’ money announced in 2014, not new stimulus funding that our province urgently needs to weather the ‘unprecedented’ fiscal crisis brought on by the collapse of oil prices.”

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