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“We should all be fighting together and standing together”: Mark Gruchy

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An interview with the 2016 N.L. Human Rights Award recipient.

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The Liberals’ new Independent Patronage Commission

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An independent appointments commission, as it’s currently proposed, will do more to mask existing problems than actually solve them.

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Residents take anti-austerity fight to streets of St. John’s

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Province-wide, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are concerned and angry about the devastating consequences the Dwight Ball Government’s austerity budget will have on the most vulnerable people in the province and even the working class.

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Mulcair’s exit is an opportunity, not a solution

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The federal NDP has voted to replace Thomas Mulcair, creating an opportunity to elect a bolder, more charismatic leader that could lift the party to new heights.

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“This is a crisis”: Mental health and the 2015 Election

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How the parties plan to address the province’s mental health and addiction crisis.

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Where a radical spirit can begin again

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The N.L. NDP may not be the radical revolutionaries many progressives in this province would like to see, but the party’s new leader and election promises spell real, meaningful change for those who need it most.

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I can see Cleary now the sane is gone

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Ryan Cleary’s problem isn’t that he has no political principles. It’s that he’s principled to the point of pathology.

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Why the NDP lost the election

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It wasn’t the Liberals’ and New Democrats’ apparent ideological shifts that resulted in #elxn42’s red wave, but a return to the left could turn things around for the NDP.

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Neoliberalism is destroying Canada: Former NDP leader

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Ed Finn, Newfoundland’s first NDP leader, sat down with The Independent to discuss the biggest challenge facing Canada today — the one nobody’s talking about in the lead-up to the federal election.

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Please don’t take us for fools

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With election campaigns officially and unofficially in full swing, voters are bearing witness to a multitude of promises from politicians. We’re also seeing a rising number of disingenuous statements, some bordering on the laughable.

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Tories and Liberals are out of chances

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“Canada can move toward a ‘brave new world’ in the 21st century with the election of an NDP Government, one that I believe will be more caring, that will look after the vulnerable in our society and protect Canada’s stature internationally.”

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The orange wave swells again

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With mere months to go until the federal and provincial elections, the New Democratic Party is enjoying a resurgence at both levels. Can they maintain, and even strengthen, their momentum in the weeks and months until voters go to the polls?

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After Alberta

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The NDP victory in last week’s Alberta election shook that province and the country. But what does it mean for the federal NDP and the NL NDP here as we approach federal and provincial elections in the fall?

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Harper’s “anti-terror” law one step closer to reality

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Against nationwide opposition, the Conservative Government’s impending “anti-terror” legislation passed its third reading in Parliament last week with the support of most Newfoundland and Labrador MPs.

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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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Bill C-51 “will infringe on our constitutional and civil rights”

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Dozens marched through the streets of St. John’s Saturday to protest Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative government’s impending anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51

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Interview with Earle McCurdy

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During his first week on the job as the provincial NDP’s new leader, Earle McCurdy fields questions on Indigenous rights, Muskrat Falls, climate change, CETA, the fisheries, the economy and musical chairs in Cabinet

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Thoughts from Neptune on NL politics

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Observations on galactic-scale farce

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Newfoundland’s left needs new life

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The departure of Lorraine Michael marks the end of a difficult period for the New Democrats. It also offers an opportunity to invigorate the party with a truly left politics.

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