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PC Opposition will keep legislature open until action is taken on cost of living
Wakeham, Petten, say the PC Official Opposition Caucus will not let the House of Assembly close until Minister Coady introduces immediate measures to address the cost of living crisis in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Monday, May 16, 2022

(May 16, 2022, St. John's) – Tony Wakeham, PC Official Opposition Shadow Minister of Finance and MHA for Stephenville-Port au Port, and Barry Petten, PC Official Opposition House Leader and MHA for Conception Bay South, say the PC Official Opposition Caucus will not let the House of Assembly close until Minister Coady introduces immediate measures to address the cost of living crisis in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“The people of Newfoundland and Labrador continue to struggle under the rising cost of living in our province. The Premier and the Minister have both admitted the budget does not go far enough, yet they want to wait until the Fall before looking at any form of relief. That is simply not good enough,” said Wakeham.

“Maybe the Liberals can afford to wait until the Fall, but the people of our province have told the PC Opposition caucus again and again: more help is needed right now. They need tax relief, they need a home heating fuel rebate – they need action from this government, which has been sorely lacking.”

Petten says the PC Opposition Caucus will keep the House of Assembly open until government delivers.

“Our caucus is united in this effort. The Liberals want to pack up and go home for the summer, without offering additional support to the people of the province. We have one focus: ensuring the people of Newfoundland and Labrador get the help they need to weather the cost of living storm,” said Petten.

“The Liberal government wants to make excuses. The people of Newfoundland and Labrador want action. We stand with the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.”

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