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budget 2015

What caused the deficit?

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Two words: Danny Williams.

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Looking back at a decade of PC tax cuts

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With the province reeling from a crash in oil prices and record budget deficits, we look back on a decade of tax cuts by the PC Government, and how much they cost.

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Masters of mediocrity

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Why is our government so determined to hide out in the middle of the pack?

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Selling the budget or themselves?

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In claiming it is educating the public and reporting the “good news” provincial media are not, the Davis Government is looking mighty Harperesque in promoting its budget with public tax dollars in the lead-up to a provincial election.

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On a rock in a hard place: MUN and the Davis Budget

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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.

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MUN tuition increases will hit most vulnerable

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International and graduate students this year, undergrads will be next

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PC shock therapy will kill this province, not balance its books

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Davis government slams province with austerity budget

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Waterford Hospital: Closing since 1971

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“The lunatics of 2015…will be digging no more trenches because those who are responsible for the health and well-being of the people of this province fail. We will work in an entirely different way.”

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Our squandered pride and prosperity

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After reaping upward of $20 billion in offshore oil revenues in a decade, we have little to show for government’s reckless spending. After years of great promises wrapped in fierce pride, the PCs have placed us in worse fiscal straits than before they took office.

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Labour unions rally against privatization

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The government’s recent announcement it will privatize long-term care through public-private partnerships has the labour movement and both opposition parties crying foul, arguing people must come before profit.

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In defence of tax hikes

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No one likes it when taxes go up, but sometimes it’s for the best.

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Budget 2015: demand the fall of the government

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We are all responsible

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Let’s raise taxes on the rich (Pt. 2)

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Economists from Memorial University have some ideas for changing the tax system in order to fight poverty.

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Let’s raise taxes on the rich

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Years of unaffordable tax breaks for rich people have contributed to a yawning budget deficit. It’s time to reverse course.

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In solidarity with Québec anti-austerity protesters

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On Thursday people are gathering in St. John’s to protest austerity and police violence, and to show solidarity with the student-led anti-austerity protests in Québec

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Everything is on the table — except common sense

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Governing-by-panic is bad public policy

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Cutbacks? But there’s nothing left in our parks to cut.

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Any further cuts to parks agency will effectively destroy it

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Government debt, social progress: working out the balance

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Why individual and government debts are different in a very important way

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