Bernard Grech
Kap tal-Partit Nazzjonalista. Kandidat għall-Elezzjoni Ġenerali fuq il-5 u il-11 Distrett.

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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Reproductive rights 2021-09-17 17:06:21 +0200
    Hi Natalie, thanks for sharing your concerns on this website. I invite you to read the proposals we made last May where we proposed free contraception including the morning-after pill. I would appreciate your feedback on this. Regarding abortion, PN is strongly pro-life so this is a very difficult issue for us. However, I am keen to learn more about the stories you are hearing to see what else we can do to better safeguard the health of these women.

    https://lovinmalta.com/news/pn-leader-proposes-free-contraception-and-morning-after-pill-to-reduce-demand-for-abortion/
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Taxxa fuq il-penzjoni tfisser ingustizzja. 2021-09-17 17:01:00 +0200
    Grazzi talli taqsam l-ideat u l-esperjenzi tiegħek. Se nkunu qed nikkunsidrawhom fil-kuntest tal-proposti tal-baġit tagħna.
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Micro-mobility at a local level 2021-09-17 17:00:03 +0200
    Thanks Alexander. This is a pressing matter. It’s great that we now have more micro-mobility options like scooters, but our infrastructure has not taken this into consideration, and safety has not been prioritised. I agree that we need a radically rethink in how we move and how we can create safer paths for cyclists, scooters and pedestrians. Our policies cannot be all car-centric.
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Comprehensive sexual education in Schools 2021-09-17 16:58:59 +0200
    Thanks Isabel. Your suggestion is much appreciated. Sexual health is something that has not been taken seriously by this government, both in terms of education and in terms of the actual service offering. All too often, appointments at the GU clinic are given too late or even postponed due to lack of resources. The government has long promised GU services in regional health centres but these too have failed to materialise. And this is one of the many sectors that needs a curriculum update in our education system. A Nationalist government would involved the necessary experts and stakeholders in this process.
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Provide free or subsidised contraception 2021-09-17 16:58:00 +0200
    Hi Isabel, thanks for your suggestion. I would appreciate your feedback on the proposals we launched last May: https://lovinmalta.com/news/pn-leader-proposes-free-contraception-and-morning-after-pill-to-reduce-demand-for-abortion/
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Decriminalise abortion 2021-09-17 16:57:30 +0200
    My door is open if you would like to hold a meeting to discuss the issue in more detail, keeping in mind that PN has taken a strongly pro-life position as a party.
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    Bernard Grech
    Hi Victoria, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I too am concerned by the lack of resources at the GU Clinic. I cannot understand why there are such delays. I think we should also be in a position to increase resources when we have a particular outbreak as happens from time to time. It is in all of our interests to provide an efficient response to sexually transmitted disease. Regarding contraception, I would appreciate your feedback on the proposals we launched last May: https://lovinmalta.com/news/pn-leader-proposes-free-contraception-and-morning-after-pill-to-reduce-demand-for-abortion/
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    Bernard Grech
    Thanks for all your suggestions. Many of them are either being discussed or have already been taken up by the Nationalist Party, such as the idea to buy back (at market prices) land that needs to be safeguarded as green lungs. I also believe MPs need to have the option of going full-time. We will continue discussing many of the issues you have suggested.
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Better wages. 2021-09-17 16:55:19 +0200
    Thanks Anthony. This is especially important when cost-of-living is increasing at such alarming rates. We need to find ways of helping industry and businesses to invest more in their workers. This is high on our agenda.
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Promotion Material 2021-09-17 16:54:46 +0200
    Thanks Jesmond. Excellent poetry.
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Parking Solution 2021-09-17 16:53:54 +0200
    Erik, thanks for your contribution. I agree that we need a serious and holistic plan that tackles the way we move in Malta: parking is a major factor. On the one hand, people need to have adequate parking so we don’t spend hours adding to congestion looking for somewhere to park. On the other hand, car use will only decrease if parking is more scarce or more expensive. On this issue, more than any other issue, we all need to find ways of being part of the change. However, we must continue to look for balanced solutions. My hope is that we can incentivise other forms of transport so that car use decreases in popularity. We will continue working on our holistic vision for this sector and your ideas will be taken into consideration.
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    Bernard Grech
    Naqbel miegħek. Għandna bżonn inħeġġu aktar nies jinvestu fil-pensjonijiet privati ​​tagħhom, u mhux qed nagħmlu dan billi npoġġuhom f’pożizzjoni agħar minn dawk li m’għamlux hekk.
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Ambjent 2021-09-17 16:50:10 +0200
    Naqbel. Għandna bżonn intejbu radikalment il-bankini tagħna. Għandna bżonn ukoll aktar infurzar fit-toroq u lkoll għandna nkunu parti minn dik il-bidla.
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on More transparency 2021-09-17 16:49:33 +0200
    Thanks for your insightful observations. We definitely need a radical increase in transparency when it comes to government contracts and tenders, as well as planning permissions. We also need a proper planning authority, not just a permitting authority that gets abused by legal loopholes. Again, we all need to be part of the change. Unfortunately, we are all keen to complain about what other people build in our backyard but quick to do the same to others as soon as we get the opportunity to do so. We need a culture of respect – including environmental respect – that starts from the top.
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Reform of the Education Sector 2021-09-17 16:48:34 +0200
    Thanks for your suggestion Matthew. This is a subject I often discuss with my wife who is a teacher herself. I would love to hear more of your ideas. How do you think we can create a less parrot-like type of education?
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Being Positive 2021-09-17 12:09:00 +0200
    I agree Julian. We need to be proactive and we need to show what we would do differently. That’s why PN is releasing new proposals each week, which are the fruit of the efforts we’ve made over the past years as part of the 14 clusters we set up as a party, bringing together party representatives and experts in various fields.
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Environmental issues 2021-09-17 12:08:13 +0200
    Thanks for sharing your concerns on noise pollution Anthony. I believe we do not talk about this issue enough, let alone act on it. I will make sure this is put on our agenda.
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Penzjoni tas-Servizz 2021-09-17 12:07:26 +0200
    Grazzi Mario. Il-Partit Laburista daħak bin-nies kif ġustament għedt, mhux biss f’dan il-qasam iżda f’ħafna setturi oħra. Gvern Nazzjonalista se jiżgura li nwettqu l-ħafna wegħdiet mhux miżmuma tal-Partit Laburista.
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on Long-term local planning 2021-09-17 12:06:44 +0200
    Thanks Malcolm. What I said is that it is not fair for us to change development plans that have been committed since 2006 because it means those who bought property at a certain price because it is scheduled for development, will lose out too much. What we can do, and what PN is proposing, is that we buy back land strategically to give green lungs to all our towns and villages. Labour often criticises the 2006 local plans, which were necessary at the time to get rid of certain anomalies. But what Labour fails to say is that much of the development we see today is done outside development zone or through loophole manipulation of those plans. PN will certainly ensure that the planning authority becomes a planning authority and not just a permitting authority to be abused through legal loopholes.
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    Bernard Grech
    commented on A Holistic Approach to the Land Transport Issues 2021-09-17 12:04:36 +0200
    Malcolm, you have many great ideas. It is clear that you have given this lots of thought and you are ready to be the change you want to see in Malta. I especially like your ideas on fast ferries and how we can use sea transport to reduce car use. We will consider your ideas in the formulation of our holistic transport plan.