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Official Opposition Urges All-Party Committee on Democratic Reform to Get Back to Work
Crosbie and Dinn are urging the All-Party Committee to get back to work on democratic reform in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Monday, July 20, 2020

Office of the Official Opposition
For Immediate Release

 

St. John’s, NL (July 20, 2020) – Committee members Ches Crosbie, the PC Opposition Leader and MHA for Windsor Lake, and Paul Dinn, MHA for Topsail - Paradise, are urging the All-Party Committee to get back to work on democratic reform in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The previous all-party committee formed by the Liberal government was dissolved due to a lack of progress in the eyes of many in the legislature. A new all-party committee of the house was formed in March of this year and has yet to meet virtually or otherwise.

Dinn says, “It is frustrating to see the lack of action in the past by this Liberal government on democratic reform. Many feel that there was never a true intention to explore democratic reform. What we encountered was simply a public relations exercise with few meetings and less action. Government must truly commit to exploring democratic reform or stop their charade. ”

Crosbie and Dinn agree that the committee needs to start work without delay.

“Our position has been clear on democratic reform – it’s time for transformational change in Newfoundland and Labrador. The PC Official Opposition committed to a number of these types of changes in our election platform, for example, an ‘honesty in politics act’ that would hold politicians to account for the pledges that they make. The people of Newfoundland and Labrador deserve to hear the truth from their elected representatives, and if they don’t, there should be consequences,” says Crosbie.

 

Contacts:

Bradley Russell

Director of Policy and Research

(p) 1.709.729.3668

BradleyRussell@gov.nl.ca

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