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Ball government must heed the call of former workers to establish an intake clinic to assess workplace toxic exposure.
Friday, March 8, 2019

St. John’s, NL (March 8, 2019) – PC Opposition Leader Ches Crosbie said before the Ball government provides environmental approval for the sale of the Marystown Shipyard, it must heed the call of former workers to establish an intake clinic to assess workplace toxic exposure.

Crosbie raised the matter with the minister responsible for workers' compensation in the House back in October, saying approximately 85 former workers represented by the Marystown Shipyard Families Alliance Committee are requesting the establishment of an intake clinic to collect their medical history and history of workplace toxic exposures.

The minister said she was aware of the workers' request and would report when she had a solution.

‎Crosbie said, "With the pending sale of the facility, it's time for the government to give former workers the health assessment clinic they're seeking. 

“While creating hundreds of jobs at the Marystown Shipyard is vital to both Marystown and the wider Burin Peninsula economy, any workers affected by environmental contamination need to have their concerns addressed before the government signs off on a sale.”

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Bradley Russell

Director of Policy and Research

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BradleyRussell@gov.nl.ca

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