It’s time to look ahead toward the next provincial budget.
MUN Provost Dr. Noreen Golfman is waving the feminist flag while perpetuating class oppression.
Are the Liberals trying to balance the books at the expense of the province’s most vulnerable?
But they plan to survive civilization’s collapse.
Cathy Bennett recently came out about the unfair sexist harassment she received, but it’s a more tangled mess than it seems.
A recent panel discussion at Petrocultures 2016 needed to admit the harsh truth: The shift to a ‘green economy’ will be uncomfortable.
The province’s poor fiscal standing presents us with a real opportunity to discuss and debate some important policy issues, such as fair taxation, a new health accord, a guaranteed national income, and more.
Nowadays middle class values largely conform to the neoliberal ideology that has dominated economic discourse for the past 35 years. In light of our current “fiscal” problems, however, maybe it’s time to evaluate whether this has been in our best interests.
Prominent thinkers are speaking out against it and pro-democracy groups are calling for proper public consultations. But is our government listening?
“Thirty percent of the homeless population in St. John’s are between the ages 16-24. For them, and for many others, the holidays are not a happy time — they’re a reminder of being in a position of extreme vulnerability.”
With youth homelessness rates higher than the national average and growing, advocates say Newfoundland and Labrador urgently needs a binding and actionable provincial plan to eliminate the problem.
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.
Newfoundlanders were scandalized by Karl Ove Knausgaard’s observations on hefty waistlines. Can we take anything useful from the hoo-ha?
Food banks were supposed to be a temporary measure, not an institution. Could our energies be better spent tackling income inequality, rather than institutionalizing charity?
It’s time to put an end to conservative ideology in Canadian politics, which has been stoking the fires and serving the rich
Newfoundland and Labrador may be a so-called ‘have’ province, but despite the record corporate profits from our natural resource industries, thousands of minimum wage workers are living on or below the poverty line
Giving and generosity may reduce the burden of immediate suffering and desperation, but if we’re serious about finding long term solutions we can begin by questioning why some have so much while others have so little
There are good reasons to raise the minimum wage, and good reasons to explore other options. What’s your take?
The debate continues…