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News posted in April, 2017. Clear Filter
Need Leadership, Action from Fisheries Minister

The Official Opposition is calling on the Ball Liberal government to step up and demonstrate leadership to help address the uncertainty which exists in the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery. Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition has written the Federal Minister of Fisheries, Dominic Leblanc and the Provincial Minister of Fisheries, Steve Crocker to express concern about the unrest and to encourage immediate action from both Ministers.

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Health Budget Falls Short of Rising Costs

Steve Kent, Health Critic for the Official Opposition, said the province’s 2017 health budget fails to keep pace with rising costs, just as predicted.

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Minister Hiding $65M in Cuts

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, is demanding that Finance Minister Cathy Bennett immediately release an itemized list of the $65 million in cuts from the zero-based budgeting approach highlighted by the Ball government in Budget 2017.

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Subsidized Free-Ski Weekend at Marble Mountain

Barry Petten, Official Opposition Member for Conception Bay South, is questioning the Ball government’s priorities when they are paying $11,000 a day to re-open the Marble Mountain ski hill at a loss on a free-to-use basis on Easter weekend while at the same time continuing with hundreds of increased taxes and fees on the people of the province.

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Budget Leaves Crushing Tax Burden in Place...

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, said, “Last year, Budget 2016 imposed more than 300 tax and fee hikes on Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and Budget 2017 reduces just one of them. The crushing load of heavy taxes on everything from retail sales and personal income to insurance and books will continue to overburden families and employers, and leave Newfoundland and Labrador the only province in the country to slip into recession, with lower incomes and higher unemployment, in 2017. That is not the growth the Liberals promised to deliver. Instead of creating the conditions for growth, the Liberals are driving our economy into the ground. The Liberals’ failed approach is crushing people and costing opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador.”

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