Yes, I warned people that the Dunderdale P.C. Government would finance the multibillion dollar Muskrat Falls project (with its expected cost overuns) on the backs of Persons with Disabilities, hospital patients, the working poor, students, low- and fixedincome seniors, public sector workers and other groups!
Today, COD-NL (the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities) is experiencing provincial funding cuts so we must ask ourselves, “Who’s Next?”
We live in a Have Province with lots of Have not people! How can the Dunderdale Government have a Poverty Reduction Strategy when provincial public sector cutbacks (excluding Nalcor) will mean more poverty?
How in the world is the Dunderdale Government going to attract immigrants and prevent Newfoundlanders and Labradorians from leaving when she is planning widescale cutbacks in our educational, healthcare and social programs?
Speaking about healthcare, what ever happened to a new Corner Brook Hospital and a new Waterford Hospital? Whatever happened to more “affordable, accessible housing?”
What’s the point of having a provincial Disability Policy Office when you cut funding to a cross-disability organization such as the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities - NL?
Premier Dunderdale and her P.C. colleagues have to ask themselves where is their sense of social justice and equality?
Edward Sawdon writes from St. John’s, NL