Pain sufferer won't leave Confederation Building
A Newfoundland man has been sitting in his truck outside Confederation Building since Thursday morning demanding the province do something to help him deal with his chronic pain.
Stephen Marrie said he is in pain from a workplace injury that happened in the Northwest Territories more than four years ago. He injured his neck when he fell working on a construction job in Yellowknife.
The N.W.T. Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission is technically responsible for his case but Marrie feels this province should do something to help him.
He said he wants the government to help pay for upgrades recommended in his home that would make life easier.
"I'm not leaving this hill until the government here can step in and help me," said Marrie from the driver's seat of his blue pickup truck, alongside his dog Joe.
Marrie has had three surgeries to help his neck since the accident but, he said, the procedures haven't made the pain go away.
"I've never been so ashamed to be a Newfoundlander," he said. "For what happened to me, I'm going to make sure it doesn't happen to no one else in this province."
Marrie is from Mount Carmel, St. Mary's Bay.