Furey says cost-of-living anxiety partly to blame for byelection loss

There's no question that there's some anger out there right now. Just generally, I think if you look across the country, it's it shows up in, in all the polls. The stress and strain of daily life and cost of living is, is, is, is is bad for people. And we understand that. And that's why here in Newfoundland, we in Labrador, we've cut the gas tax in half, we've cut the motor vehicle registration in half. We've kept electricity rates low with the rate mitigation plan and we've taken some other measures, but we still know that there's significant amount of. Appropriate, understandable anxiety, especially when you consider, you know, the aftermath of a pandemic. I mean, we, we feel like we've left the pandemic and we have. But I'm convinced social scientists will look back at this time and the feelings that we're all feeling collectively as a community. Are are post pandemic stress? I mean we went through a period of our lives like no other generation where we told people to stay home. Or else they were afraid you were going to die. And then we asked people to get vaccines and then we told people not to go to hockey games. And then we told people to trust us and work through that. There is no way that is an individual or a collective as the Organism, a community cannot have some after that, cannot have some impact on us psychologically as a whole. So while we understand that we want to work with the people, not just of that district, but across the province to make sure that we they know that we hear them, we're listening to them, and we will do everything in our power and government to address their concerns. And by elections are tough for any sitting government. We won one, we lost two. But the deceit count, by the way, is the same as when we started because we gained Perry Tremper, of course. So it's, you know, we are exactly the same as when we started back in after that pandemic election.

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