How can we explain the continued government inaction in the face of the worst recession since the cod moratorium?
Women’s rights advocates hold rally outside closed-door discussions on domestic violence at Confederation Building, say Budget 2016 puts women at risk.
As residents and groups ramp up direct action efforts while resistance to austerity grows, some observers are calling for movement to embrace mutual aid.
An independent appointments commission, as it’s currently proposed, will do more to mask existing problems than actually solve them.
It might sound too simple or gauche, but is it possible the personal wealth of Dwight Ball and Cathy Bennett might actually lie at the very heart of the budget about to go before the N.L. legislature?
Many are hoping Liberal MHAs, with a long weekend to ponder their role in shaping the province’s future, will return to work on Tuesday with their minds made up to put their constituents before their party and land on the right side of history.
The Liberal government says multi-grade classrooms won’t work, announces new plan to eliminate grades altogether and finance K-12 system with child labour.
The courage of one MHA has brought the Liberals to a tipping point at precisely the moment the people of Newfoundland and Labrador have united and found their collective voice. So where’s the coverage?
There is still time to stop this budget.
Saturday’s “NL Rising” protest in St. John’s was more than just a warning from the unions. It was a show of solidarity with an explicit message for the Liberal government.
What is actually being cut in this budget?
The tax on books and cuts to libraries will seriously damage the thriving literary culture in Newfoundland. These cuts will destroy the cultural hubs of communities, and show a cynicism this government needs to redress.
The provincial government’s 2016 austerity budget has sparked province-wide outrage and politicized a “whole new generation of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians [who are] not going away.”
“You can borrow my calculator if need be
It certainly won’t show you 2 + 2 equals 3.”
“Respectfully, Minister Bennett, the anxiety that you are currently witnessing pre-exists this budget. Your budget has inflamed it.”
“I’ve seen many blue and red governments come and go, taking turns at the reins, going around in the same cycles of boom and bust, hope and loss.”
“I expect that, as a citizen who chose to make N.L. my home, this government will revisit their budget and roll back the suffocating taxes.”
“We, the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, will not let that happen!”
If you can afford to look at this budget in the abstract, you’re well off enough that you can pay a bigger share.
We can no longer be outraged that the budget will hit the poor the hardest, while ignoring the fact that the majority of the poor are women.