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Liberals put party before province – again
Crosbie urges Liberals to stop working against rotational workers
Friday, March 12, 2021

(March 12, 2021) – ST. JOHN’S, NL – Off the heels of Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal MPs voting against the interests of rotational workers, tourism operations, and small businesses, PC Party leader Ches Crosbie says it’s clear Andrew Furey’s cozy relationship with Ottawa hasn’t been beneficial for our province.

Yesterday, in the House of Commons, a Conservative motion passed that would guarantee loans to airline companies in exchange for the restoration of regional routes, which would allow people living in rural areas to better access air travel.

Five Liberal MPs voted no:

· Gudie Hutchings
· Yvonne Jones
· Ken MacDonald
· Seamus O'Regan
· Churence Rogers

“This is outrageous. Andrew Furey should have been on the phone, demanding these Liberal MPs fight for what’s best for our province,” said PC Party Leader Ches Crosbie. “But instead, Liberal MPs are actively working against our province. Today, we have more proof that Liberals talking to Liberals isn’t good for Newfoundland and Labrador!”

Crosbie called the news another slap in the face to the province’s rotational workers.

“Time and time again, our province’s rotational workers have been cast aside and let down by Liberal politicians,” said Crosbie. “Rotational workers are, in many ways, the backbone of our economy. They deserve respect, they deserve to be heard, and they deserve a government that will work with them – not against them. They’re not getting that here in St. John’s or Ottawa, and that has to change.”

The PC leader says yesterday’s news is just the latest example of Liberal politicians putting their party ahead of their province.

“There’s no shortage of politicians, including Andrew Furey, defending Justin Trudeau here in Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Crosbie. “But who is standing up for Newfoundland and Labrador in
Ottawa? Rest assured, a PC government led by me will.”

 

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