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Legislature Needs To Re-Open for Accountability: Crosbie
"We need to have a thorough discussion on the health, economic and financial issues facing the province under the full glare of media and public scrutiny,” said Crosbie.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Office of the Official Opposition
For Immediate Release

 

St. John’s, NL (May 19, 2020) – PC Opposition Leader and MHA, Windsor Lake, Ches Crosbie called today for the legislature to reopen immediately so that the important business of the province can be debated – including amendments or full repeal of Bill 38.

"We agreed to support Bill 38 with specific conditions that included family reunification and that the government would take into account any comments from the Canadian Bar Association. Government failed to live up to its commitment on Bill 38 and continues to bar close family members, like Kim Taylor, from attending the funeral of her mother. This is completely unacceptable to our caucus,” said Crosbie.

The Canadian Bar Association provided scathing legal advice to Premier Ball on Saturday, in which it expressed concern that Bill 38 is illegal, unconstitutional, and violates individual rights. The Official Opposition is urging the government to act on this advice and reconvene the legislature.

Crosbie said, “Kim Taylor’s case is a prime example of why change is needed.”

“Given the enormous challenges facing people in their daily lives, such as accessing healthcare, employment, and education, it is time for the legislature to reconvene so that their voices can be heard. We need to have a thorough discussion on the health, economic and financial issues facing the province under the full glare of media and public scrutiny,” said Crosbie.

 

Contacts:

Bradley Russell

Director of Policy and Research

(p) 1.709.729.3668

BradleyRussell@gov.nl.ca

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