How can we explain the continued government inaction in the face of the worst recession since the cod moratorium?
What is actually being cut in this budget?
Other places have experimented with austerity, so we don’t have to. Here’s how Newfoundland and Labrador can avoid known mistakes and put itself on a path to a brighter, more equitable, future.
What could a major new trade deal and the way the Harper Conservatives have chosen to handle the refugee crisis possibly have in common?
Properly funding and managing Memorial University are fundamental public policy issues and far too important to be left to senior administration or the provincial government.
Does Paul Davis represent a change for the Tories? A comparison of the language used by the provincial government with that of Davis during his leadership campaign provides a revealing answer
Two things worth knowing that you might not have heard about Thursday’s budget
In 2006, Danny Williams declared poverty reduction a strategic priority for the province. Since then childhood poverty has risen 70%.
Why are there limitations on whose art can be procured?
Five years ago, the Flaherty-Harper government introduced income splitting for pensions. Designed to benefit only higher income earners, in 2009, 84% of the people who benefited were men.
If the boom has not led to a marked increase in inequality, the same cannot be said for government policies. They markedly increased our levels of inequality.
Between 2005 and 2009 assessed incomes in Newfoundland and Labrador increased by 49%. The boom we are experiencing is without precedent in Canadian history, but it is also exceptional for a quite different reason.
Ownership of stocks, bonds, real estate and professional incomes set the 1% apart from the rest of us.
Finally, we can answer the question: What did they actually do?
Lower taxes, ah yes, but for whom?
All you need to know about the largest government program that they chose not to tell you about
What does the feel-good ad about taxes tell us?
An inconvenient truth we need to discuss
What is Jason Kenney up to?
On this 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Robert Sweeny analyzes how ‘we are dealing with deeply rooted and probably largely non-economic forms of resistance to gender equity’