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News posted in January, 2017. Clear Filter
Why is Hawkins Hiding the Complete List of Roadwork Rankings? “Release the List, Minister!”

Barry Petten, Transportation Critic for the Official Opposition, is challenging Transportation Minister Al Hawkins to release the complete list of ranked roadwork requests – not just those approved, but also those the government rejected – so people can judge for themselves whether the Liberal government's roadwork decisions were really and truly evidence-based, free of politics as they claim.

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Will the Liberals Stop the Marine Atlantic Rate Hike?

Steve Kent, Business and Tourism Critic for the Official Opposition, says, “The Ball Liberals need to speak up and demand that the Trudeau Liberals stop Marine Atlantic from raising fares on the Gulf ferry service.”

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Minister's Behaviour Costs NL a Health Board Chair

Steve Kent, Health Critic for the Official Opposition, is calling on Premier Dwight Ball to reprimand Minister Chris Mitchelmore over behavior that has just cost the province the Chair of the Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Board Authority.

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Steepest Rise in the Cost of Living in Canada

Keith Hutchings, Official Opposition Critic for Finance, said, “As a direct consequence of tax increases imposed by the Ball Liberals in their 2016 Budget, Newfoundland and Labrador has recorded the steepest rise in the cost of living of any province in Canada, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada.”

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Will President Trump’s TPP Action Affect NL?

Keith Hutchings, Official Opposition Critic for Finance, said, “The Ball Liberals need to assess and respond to how Newfoundland and Labrador may be affected by US President Donald Trump’s move on Monday to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. The intention to withdraw from the TPP has been known for some time, so the province has had some lead time to consider the potential implications and discuss with employers, industry and concerned groups what actions could be taken.

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Status of AG Report on Nalcor CEO Change

Keith Hutchings, Finance Critic for the Official Opposition, has written to the Auditor General to ask when he expects to release his report on the circumstances around the departure of the former CEO of Nalcor and how it was handled by the Premier and Natural Resources Minister.

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