Two words: Danny Williams.
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.
Why is our government so determined to hide out in the middle of the pack?
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.
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.
International and graduate students this year, undergrads will be next
Davis government slams province with austerity budget
“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.”
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.
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.
No one likes it when taxes go up, but sometimes it’s for the best.
We are all responsible
Economists from Memorial University have some ideas for changing the tax system in order to fight poverty.
Years of unaffordable tax breaks for rich people have contributed to a yawning budget deficit. It’s time to reverse course.
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
Governing-by-panic is bad public policy
Any further cuts to parks agency will effectively destroy it
Why individual and government debts are different in a very important way