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News posted in July, 2016. Clear Filter
Cabinet Oblivious to People's Concerns

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, said the update from Premier Ball and his Cabinet on Thursday showcases a government that is totally oblivious to the concerns of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Court Closures Were Unconstitutional

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, said the Ball Liberals did not do their homework before closing the Harbour Grace and Wabush courts, and have reversed their decision only after being forced to do so.

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Liberals "Hands-On" Only When it Suits Them

Paul Davis, Leader for the Official Opposition, was surprised to hear the Finance Minister taking credit for kicking Cathy Dornan off the McInnis Cooper contract when, under questioning in the House just weeks ago, she washed her hands of responsibility for the employment of the external communications specialist, saying it was the law firm's responsibility.

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What's the Plan for the $100 Million?

Keith Hutchings, Finance Critic for the Official Opposition, is asking why the Ball government is refusing to say what it plans to do with $100 million secured in previous Hebron negotiations after Ottawa recently, on June 23, agreed to pay this amount of the province's share of Memorial University's new core science building.

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Supreme Court Needs NL Appointee

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, said, "When the Prime Minister of the country is going out of his way to promote diversity and inclusiveness, the exclusion of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians from‎ Supreme Court appointments for our entire time as a province is a wrong that needs to be righted."

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Ottawa Must Compensate Shrimp‎ Sector Workers

Kevin Parsons, Fisheries Critic for the Official Opposition, said the Government of Canada should compensate shrimp sector workers negatively impacted by quota cuts recently imposed by Ottawa - and Parsons added that Minister Crocker and the Liberal government ‎should be advocating for an appropriate compensation and adjustment program.

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