February 27, 2021

NDP questions re-election timing | Canada | News

S.D. Johns, NL –

NTP leader Allison Coffin on Tuesday again questioned the timing of Liberal leader Andrew Fury’s election call.

“A spring election (COVID-19) would have given us more time to release the vaccine, it would have been safer and less likely to cause a blizzard, and it would have allowed us to see the Moya Green (Economic Recovery Mission) report and see an initial budget,” he said. .

COVID-19 cases from the community increased by 11 new cases on Monday, and 30 cases were reported on Tuesday, as he said he trusted the advice of Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald and urged people to follow public health guidelines.

“Ensuring that public safety is paramount in this election will be very much the responsibility of the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Electoral Officer,” Coffin said, adding that adding access to the ballot to those who do not want to go out is worrying.

“Of course it’s going to take a long time and a hard time to think about whether people want to go out because it’s socially divisive.… So it’s a big concern.… I want everyone to see the opportunity to vote for what’s important to them.

Voters seem to have been depressed before the epidemic of events, Coffin said.

“Before the number of COVID-19 cases goes up, there is no doubt that people are worried about what is going to happen to our province,” he said.

“For decades liberal and Conservative governments have brought us into this financial uncertainty.”

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Caffeine reaffirmed his party’s platform to provide people with a minimum wage of $ 15 an hour, lower taxes for small businesses, home heating discounts and dental care for seniors, as well as more personal care assistants, nurses, and licensed practice. Nurses, Paramedics and Health Care Specialists.

“I know voters are very interested and they know what’s important to them.… Of course my party has made it clear what we are fighting for and what we stand for, so I want to think that people are definitely going to use everything they know to make their decision,” he said. Said.