“We devoted 40 or more years contributing to the well-being of our province and our country…. In our wildest dreams we never envisioned that our government would betray us, put a gun to our heads, and demand that we forfeit our financial security.”
“Let’s work together to make it a better world for our children and their children. Show by example to your children it doesn’t matter where we are in society, we all can work together and do it with respect for each other.”
“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.”
“The new CEO would be wise to encourage a strong Board of Directors, who are diversified, independent of partisanship, and skilled in visioning and implementation.”
“Will I still have a job within the next year or two? If I don’t, will employment insurance still be available? Could I afford to buy lunch for work? How could my fiancée and I be able to afford a wedding? How can I afford to go to college?”
Across the province let us come together on April 29 and show our government that this is not acceptable. Together, let us take back our future and stand against austerity.
“We, the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, will not let that happen!”
“Part-time students should not be punished for making the decisions necessary for themselves and their families to survive and to have a chance at a better future.”
“What motivates you? … Why did you become a politician in the first place?”
“On Thursday I learned that the provincial government thinks I, personally, am responsible for our debt. And that I, personally, should proportionally pay more into that debt than people who make twice, three times, four times as much as me.”
“How can one feel hope and motivation all the while feeling squeezed, pinched, and drowned — drowning in anxiety and fear?”
“We both work full-time. We both have ‘good’ jobs, and we don’t spend. But on this current budget, we simply will not be able to make ends meet. It is impossible.”
“For goodness sakes, let us understand that a way of life, a culture, a dependency of the Indigenous population on this land and surrounding areas is slyly being wiped away for the sake of political wants and to satisfy a disconnected population with no interest or ties to traditional practices in any meaningful way.”
“It was a true sign of solidarity against systemic racism.”
The federal government’s recent leniency with wealthy corporate interests hints at a disturbing trend in the way government does business.
Size of province’s public sector must shrink “to cut the costs of an institution this province cannot afford to operate — that is, until we see an increase in the price of oil.”
“Women in contemporary Newfoundland have the same access as men to voicing their opinion…”
“The renewable energy revolution is occurring faster than anyone predicted.”
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