Newfoundland and Labrador may have just fumbled its way into an ultra vires election; game over on a technical foul.
This is a referendum on negotiating debt relief with the federal government. Your only choice is how much leeway to give the provincial Liberals.
Voters do not have the ability to give properly informed consent so far in the 2021 election. That’s a major problem.
Nature abhors a vacuum and when the attention economy is starved of real information it will begin to produce and consume bullshit.
With so much so much at stake, shrouded in so much secrecy, spread out across unruly social media platforms, chaos reigns over the coming campaign.
This article was initially published as the donors-only ‘letter from the editor of the Independent’ on 10 January 2021 (#36). For more like this delivered directly to your inbox every week, donate below. Do you trust the voting public of Newfoundland and Labrador to make good decisions about the future of their province? It’s an important question. And for a lot of influential people, the answer seems to be “no.” Consider the Premier’s Economic Recovery Team (PERT). Last week, Mary Shortall, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour, abruptly quit her position on the PERT citing concerns that its recommendations for “economic recovery” would put her in a conflict of interest with her duties to represent the interests of the province’s unionized workforce. This comes about a month after Jerry Earle, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees, had his own meeting with…
Newfoundland and Labrador has finally delivered its long-awaited 2020 budget. The key takeaway: watch this space for Budget 2021.
Hundreds of people urgently demanded “political support” for the offshore oil and gas industry. But Premier Andrew Furey did not offer anything specific.
The Dr. Andrew Furey Campaign expressed “heightened concerns” around party voter list after having its complaints against John Abbott dismissed.
The following letter was sent by Independent Editor Drew Brown to the CBC Ombudsman on Wednesday, 15 April 2020. Hello, I hope this message finds you well. My name is Drew Brown, and I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Newfoundland and Labrador Independent. I am writing today to express my concerns about the way a story on food security in the province has been handled by the local CBC affiliate. On Monday, David Cochrane with the CBC published a story about Oceanex, a marine shipping company, seeking federal subsidies to keep it afloat through the pandemic. In the original story, it was reported: “If Oceanex shuts down, it would create an immediate food security and public health crisis in the province.” As it turns out, this was not true; Oceanex actually delivers far fewer food supplies than initially suggested in the article, and according to the company’s own website it…
With the premier out of the picture, it is harder to hide the hungry abyss at the heart of Newfoundland and Labrador politics.
In his own words, Dwight Ball reflects on his resignation, achievements, and legacy as the 13th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Several days after the premier’s “significant announcement,” neither the plan—or Dwight Ball’s political future—is clear.
When a problem comes along, must you whip it? Four outspoken Canadian politicians are questioning parliamentary party discipline at Memorial next week.
For years, an anonymous Twitter account mocked accident victims, berated grieving parents, and terrorized women. Today the Independent removes his mask.
Political shakeups in the Big Land sent Lela Evans & Jordan Brown to the House of Assembly. Now they’re working across party lines to shine light on Labrador.
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The hospital’s projected opening in 2023 would come 16 years after it was announced for the first time as part of Danny Williams’ 2007 re-election campaign.
Women have been the backbone of the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery for centuries. Earning that recognition is reshaping the maritime world.
The findings and recommendations of the MMIWG Report may be dismissed, but its charge of genocide cannot be ignored.