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Workers’ safety is a national disgrace

Written By: | April 27, 2017

Canada has more workplace injuries and deaths per capita than most other developed nations.

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A protester holds a sign outside a DFO office in St. John's, asking representatives of the federal ministry, along with NL Premier Dwight Ball, to meet with FISH-NL Richard Gillett, who was on hunger strike at the time. Mark Croft / Facebook.

Fishers need dialogue, not explanations

By: | April 24, 2017

Scientists don’t need to do a better job of explaining themselves to fishers — they need to do a better job of listening to them.

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Photo by Francis Osorio / Flickr.

Missing the point of affordable post-secondary education

By: | April 22, 2017

As the prospect of tuition fee increases looms once again, absent from dialogue among politicians and academic administrators is a more crucial understanding of the role of post-secondary education in people’s lives and society.

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Premier Dwight Ball spoke at the Hebron oil platform "tow-out" event at the Bull Arm Site in Trinity Bay on April 18, 2017. Photo: N.L. Department of Natural Resources / Twitter.

Enabling dependency

By: | April 20, 2017

How can we explain the continued government inaction in the face of the worst recession since the cod moratorium?

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Photo by Justin Brake.

Of civil disobedience, injunctions, and the public’s right to know

By: | April 14, 2017

What happened in Labrador in October of 2016 was a social crisis, which culminated in acts of civil disobedience. How do we know? Largely because of Justin Brake’s journalism.

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Members of the Association for New Canadians' Youth Group joined in the annual Mummers' Parade in St. John's last December. Association for New Canadians / Twitter.

Welcoming more immigrants to N.L.

By: Tony Fang and David Brake | April 13, 2017

It’s not just the right thing to do — it’s also the smart thing to do.

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Photo by Graham Kennedy.

Why I’m glad James McLeod is back on Twitter

By: | April 12, 2017

Twitter and social media are part of modern journalism, and we need to get used to it.

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Photo by Brian Carey.

How do we measure successful fiscal governance?

By: | April 5, 2017

Retaining and creating stable, well-paying jobs would be a good start.

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Photo by Brian Carey.

Anatomy of a Throne Speech

By: | April 4, 2017

Liberals’ Speech from the Throne indicates Budget 2017 will deliver more of the same.

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Photo by Brian Carey.

What hurts the public hurts the private

By: | April 1, 2017

Corporate attacks on the public sector and public employees inflict just as much damage on the private sector.

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