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What’s a budget for, anyway?

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Finance Minister Tom Osborne used the words “methodical, fair and responsible” to describe the recent budget, but representatives of civil society and community organizations said that Budget 2018 failed to provide a vision for a sustainable future for Newfoundland and Labrador. Debbie Forward, head of the Nurses’ Union, referred to it as “a flat budget.” She said while there’s not a lot to be upset about, there’s not much to be excited about either. Mary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour said she was looking for a jobs strategy from the budget, but couldn’t find one. “There’s nothing in this that indicates there’s any plan ahead for that. I didn’t see a vision in this budget for what’s going to happen for our population going forward,” she said. The March 27 budget “doesn’t inspire confidence with respect to what we have been able to observe today,”…

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“This is us against Nalcor”: Mud Lake leader

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Melissa Best explains why she got arrested outside the Muskrat Falls site Friday.

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Ball criticizes feds on food insecurity in northern communities

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Premier’s comments on food security in Canada’s north “totally hypocritical,” says jailed NunatuKavut Elder and land protector.

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An Open Letter to Dwight Ball on “Discovery Day”

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Let’s call it “Reconciliation Day” instead.

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Hunter vows to continue fighting Muskrat Falls

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Inuk grandmother and land protector confronts premier as Nalcor delays plans to lower Muskrat Falls reservoir levels contrary to leaders’ agreement.

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Support growing for Beatrice Hunter

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Protests in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, St. John’s, Rigolet and Ottawa cap off a week of calls from across Canada for the release of incarcerated Inuk grandmother and land protector.

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Amnesty International investigating Beatrice Hunter’s incarceration

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Province, federal government and Nalcor all have a hand in the incarceration of the Inuk grandmother and land protector, says Amnesty spokesperson.

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Colonialism in the justice system: Who’s to blame?

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When it comes to Inuk land protector Beatrice Hunter’s shameful treatment, everyone is trying to pass the buck — including those who bear ultimate responsibility.

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I choose not to be assimilated and oppressed: Beatrice Hunter

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Inuk grandmother and land protector speaks out from Her Majesty’s Penitentiary.

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Truth first, then reconciliation

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Some say the premier must do more to understand the lived experiences of Indigenous people and communities in this province if he is sincere about reconciliation.

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Land protectors see renewed support in wake of new charges

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Amid claims of double standards, questions of politics, justice and reconciliation remain unanswered.

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Premier meets with Labrador land protectors

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Protectors say they are “shutting Muskrat Falls down”; Ball refuses to step down as minister of Labrador and Aboriginal affairs.

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Land protectors shut down government office in Labrador

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Muskrat Falls protests continue Friday as land protectors deny access to Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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Land protectors occupy government office, demand Muskrat Falls be “shut down”

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“We will take the actions necessary to ensure the continuation of our people and environment for many generations.”

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Claiming victory at Standing Rock and Muskrat Falls

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What does a real victory look like for those opposed to megaprojects?

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Muskrat resistance enters new phase as flooding begins

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Land protectors and other members of Labrador’s grassroots not appeased by leaders’ agreement, revive protests and call for United Nations intervention.

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Court order issued for arrest of land protectors, journalist

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Court order includes Independent editor Justin Brake.

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Are RCMP highway checkpoints infringing on the rights of Labradorians?

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No clear statement of legal justification has been offered for the checkpoints

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Innu Nation wants flooding suspended as Muskrat Falls protest grows

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More Innu join Muskrat Falls occupation, but leadership withholds endorsement.

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Ball dodges questions on Muskrat Falls

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Premier Dwight Ball lands in St. John’s, dodges questions about people on hunger strike in Labrador, contradiction between Labradorians’ rights and business obligations.

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