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NDP Outlines Priorities for Spring Sitting of the House of Assembly


For Immediate Release

29 February, 2024


As the Spring sitting of the legislature begins, New Democrats are focusing on retention of health care workers, the housing crisis and addressing the cost-of-living crunch that is hurting Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.


 “As we’ve been saying for years, access to health care, finding housing, being able to afford to heat your home, and buy food and medications is at the top of the list of challenges we hear from people across the province,” said NL NDP leader Jim Dinn.


“We have clear proposals to work on retention issues, and the housing crisis. Going back into the legislature, our focus is on creating the political will to act on these issues.


“When I travel the province and talk to people, they are concerned about their friends, families, and neighbours. Government should be showing that same concern, and we want them to take action.


“Across the province people in our constituencies are struggling when it comes to accessing health care and keeping an affordable place to live,” said Dinn. “Today, we have seen the start of some action from government following constant pressure from the NL NDP and housing advocates. The fact that a new housing portfolio was created just this morning proves that we are being successful in pressuring government to make changes.


“We will continue pushing during this legislative sitting until the government takes the urgent action that’s needed to ensure change. It still comes down to choices.”


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For further information, contact Eddy St. Coeur, Director of Communications, NDP Caucus at 729-2137 (o), or eddystcoeur@gov.nl.ca 


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