With four days to go before the people of the province go to the polls, NDP Leader Lorraine Michael told reporters this morning she’s feeling optimistic.
During a campaign event at the headquarters of St. John’s East candidate George Murphy, Michael highlighted her party’s plan to make life more affordable for families.
From reducing driver’s licence fees to $50, removing the provincial portion of the HST on gasoline and investing in child care and home care, Michael said her candidates all over the province are hearing at the door that middle and lower income people are struggling to pay for necessities, not luxuries.
She said strengthening the social safety net is also good for the economy.
When asked how she would define success on Tuesday, once the election results are known, Michael said success would be more than just one NDP seat in the House of Assembly.
“I’m gunning for every seat,” she said. “People are telling us that they want us to represent them in the House of Assembly. If that didn’t come through, if people (don’t) show that at the ballot box that would be a big disappointment.”
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