David shamed the government for calling a vote in the legislature symbolic, when the majority of the MLAs voted in support of nursing home workers’ right to binding arbitration.
David urged the government to create a dedicated clinic to help diagnose Lyme Disease and other infectious diseases. He asked the Premier to show leadership and host a summit with the other Atlantic premiers with the goal of demanding more healthcare funding from Ottawa. He also pointed out that the government is not meeting its legal obligation to provide enough assistance to meet the basic needs of social assistance clients.
Kevin stood up for students who have been denied student loan funding due to failing NB’s high credit requirements. He spoke up for the people who live in rural areas who will be left out of the federal provincial housing strategy that was recently announced. He raised the important issue that NB is facing a critical shortage of farmers, acknowledging that producing our own food is about food security and food sovereignty. Kevin also questioned the Premier as to why he had not yet completed the full review of the Medavie Extra-mural contract, as he had promised to do within six months of the election.
Megan addressed the recent cuts to tourism infrastructure in her riding, including Murray Beach Provincial Park and Cape Jourimain Nature Centre. She called out the government for not having a plan to address the mental health crisis amongst youth.
Megan congratulated Clinic 554 on a recent award for their work, despite that they are not funded by government. The Health Minister doesn’t even consider this issue important enough to answer Megan’s questions on why the government isn’t complying with the Canada Health Act.
These are only some of the highlights from the week. For more, find David, Kevin, & Megan on social media or see all the videos on our YouTube Channel: Green Caucus Vert. You may also view our voting record here.