NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says she is still waiting for a firm answer on questions she asked in May in the House of Assembly. While there has been heightened interest lately in the cost of electricity in Labrador, Michael says none of this addresses the needs of residents of Labrador’s coast.
NDP Transportation and Works critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says the state of the highways in southern Labrador points to years of neglect by government. Both gravel and paved roads are hazardous to drivers and vehicles, says Murphy, adding that the Labrador roads are among the worst he has seen in the province.
Christopher Mitchelmore, NDP MHA for The Straits-White Bay North, says the provincial government must take a serious look at vital infrastructure needs in southern Labrador and the Great Northern Peninsula.