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News posted in June, 2017. Clear Filter
Potential to Restart Wabush Mines Welcomed But...

Keith Hutchings, Natural Resources Critic for the Official Opposition, said, "We look forward to the potential restart of operation at the Wabush Mines operation following the asset sale approved this week, but is anything being done for current pensioners who were not protected when the former owner sought bankruptcy protection?"

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Had Year to Fix Respiratory Therapy Program

David Brazil, Advanced Education Critic for the Official Opposition, said, "The Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour had a full year to fix the College of the North Atlantic's Respiratory Therapy program after the Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy placed the program on probation in June 2016‎. But what did the Minister do in that time to upgrade the program, inform students of what was being done, and protect students from the predicament they find themselves in now?"

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Tech Partnership in Line with Innovation Strategy

Steve Kent, Innovation Critic for the Official Opposition‎, said, "We support the government's tech sector partnership with Nati, NEIA, CME and ACADA since it continues an important aspect of the work of the previous government's 2007 innovation strategy, which has been delivering results for Newfoundland and Labrador for the past decade."

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Seeking Answers on SNC-Lavalin Report

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, has today written individually to Premier Dwight Ball, Natural Resources Minister ‎Siobhan Coady and Nalcor Energy CEO Stan Marshall, asking when each of them learned of and received the April 2013 SNC-Lavalin risk assessment report on the Muskrat Falls Project.

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Commission Muskrat Falls Audit Now

Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, is urging Premier Dwight Ball to commission a thorough, independent audit of the Muskrat Falls Project right now.

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No Plan for Fish Plant Workers

Kevin Parsons, Fisheries Critic for the Official Opposition, said, “The fish plant workers of Twillingate have been left to fend for themselves, without any plan from the Ball government.” The plant owners announced this week that the plant will remain closed for the year because of quota cuts and ice conditions.

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