Last month, the Independent published an investigation and interview with Liberal Leadership candidate Andrew Furey, about his experience as a director of three corporations—Alderon Iron Ore, Sequence Bio, and Canada Fluorspar. Each of those corporations have lobbied the government or have received loans from the government in recent years. The title of the piece, “On corporate ties, Furey has nothing to hide,” was inspired by the following exchange during our interview. “The Indy: So these [corporate director] positions, I assume were a pretty significant source of income for you in recent years? And you’ve omitted them from your public profile on your website. Can you explain why? Furey: Well, by Sequence Bio, there was no income generated from that. I would be happy to disclose the income from others. Of course Alderon would be publicly visible as it was a publicly-traded company. I’d have to look, but I would be…
Up to now, an important aspect of Andrew Furey’s recent professional life has received almost no mention at all: his corporate board directorships.
Mathematical models are not crystal balls, but they can be useful tools for thinking about epidemics and for devising strategies to fight them.
We have some suggestions on how to pay for a boondoggle.
Is directly targeting offshore oil production the most effective way to fight climate change in NL? Or should we focus more energy on reducing local demand?
Recreational marijuana has been legal for nearly six months now. But between the wide variety of products on offer and the tendency of many people to react differently to the same drug, even experienced users can find legal cannabis daunting. (When they can find it at all, I mean.) This was the case when my prohibition-era pot supply ran out last week, and I was faced with my first foray into the legal market. But I did some research, checked out the local shops, and crowd-sourced opinions from friends and on Twitter to figure out what’s good in the wonderful world of legalized weed. Here’s what I found: What to Buy Top Shelf: Broken Coast is the best supplier by universal agreement. If it’s available at your local shop, it’s probably your best bet. They sell four varieties: Galiano: A sativa dominant hybrid called Northern Lights Haze. …
The former Nalcor CEO has a history of misleading the public on cost overruns at Muskrat Falls. It’s time for an investigation.
Austerity is unavoidable. How do we minimize the damage?
The province needs to cut spending and raise taxes. But by how much?
Two words: Danny Williams.
A Liberal government would put an end to muggle mismanagement, saying a #StrongerTomorrow is possible with the power of make believe.
Was Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest expenditure ever a mistake?
Politicians have fixated on a silly solution to a real problem.
With the province reeling from a crash in oil prices and record budget deficits, we look back on a decade of tax cuts by the PC Government, and how much they cost.
Partisans criticising Linda McQuaig’s remarks are either ignorant or lying.
Official government projections for provincial oil royalties look bleak. We must adjust to life after the boom.
No one likes it when taxes go up, but sometimes it’s for the best.
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.
Too many people are killed by police in Canada. Here is what we should do to change that.