Haggie’s letter to “Faces of Fertility”

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Haggie’s letter to “Faces of Fertility” Advocacy Group member is appalling: Dinn
Dinn says the recent response letter to a “Faces of Fertility” advocacy group member is nothing short of appalling to those who want to start a family in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Friday, January 21, 2022

(January 21, 2022) – Paul Dinn, PC Opposition Shadow Minister of Health and MHA for Topsail-Paradise, says the recent response letter to a “Faces of Fertility” advocacy group member is nothing short of appalling to those who want to start a family in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Minister Haggie, responding on behalf of Premier Furey, issued a letter on January 18th to a “Faces of Fertility” advocacy group member three months after the individual’s inquiry concerning fertility services. The letter encouraged the recipient to complete a survey on fertility services in this province. However, the deadline to complete the survey had expired by almost three weeks.

“The blatant disregard by both the Premier and Minister Haggie for those trying to obtain fertility services in our province is completely unacceptable. Asking an individual to complete what amounts to a customer satisfaction survey in response to serious questions about fertility services is bad enough,” said Dinn.

“However, asking someone to do this long after the date had passed is insulting and dismissive.”

Premier Furey’s government has not delivered on long-promised access to IVF fertility services in this province, which is among a long list.

“People have to wonder if the Premier and his government had any intention of fulfilling this or any other election promises. We need to address our population crisis and providing IVF services in the province is an obvious part of that,” said Dinn.

“It is unbelievable that the Premier is not engaged in the conversation with such a time-sensitive issue. It is shameful and disrespectful.”

The letter can be found here:
https://www.pcnl.ca/file/281#overlay-context=node/1241
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