Turkey’s unions struggle to find their role in the protests sweeping the nation.
Turkey’s protest movement is sweeping other cities and towns across the country. The international media’s just not there to capture most of it.
An oil-soaked duck talks “ethical” oil
A woodsman and a fisherman from Cape St. George
1 or 2 people asked for it, and so here it is!!
A list of the district winners in the 2011 Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election
Some post-election thoughts from Kieran Hanley
Photographer Susan Morrissey Wyse was at NDP headquarters as the election results rolled in.
Keep an eye on these key ridings tonight as the results start coming in
The polls have opened and the Newfoundland and Labrador general election is under way. To find where you can vote, click here. If you’re not sure which riding you’re in, click here. Voting can take place any time between now and 8pm. For further information, contact Elections Newfoundland and Labrador – who seem to have revamped their website at the tail end of this election campaign. Go to www.elections.gov.nl.ca. Stay tuned to The Independent later in the day for a list of key ridings to watch for when the ballots are counted this evening.
On the cusp of Voting Day, a final analysis of the 2011 General Election…
Kieran Hanley chimes in with his thoughts on the 2011 Newfoundland election campaign
To the polls be damned. Liberal leader Kevin Aylward said yesterday that according to his party’s internal polling, the Liberal party is close in at least two dozen races. “What we also see, in many of the districts — and we’re in play in 15 to 25, easily 25 to 30 districts — we have candidates who are possible winners,” he said. Polls throughout the campaign would seem to suggest otherwise; polls from various sources have consistently put the Liberals in third place in public opinion behind the NDP. The Independent‘s own analysis of Liberal strength throughout the province in 2007 (click here), in combination with the events thus far in this campaign, would also strongly indicate that Aylward’s predictions are unlikely. Somewhere between the polls and Aylward’s comments lies reality. Source: CBC
Candidates quickly set aside political differences and aspirations last night Clarenville when a man collapsed during an all-candidate’s forum. The Telegram has confirmed that the man, Wilson Wiseman, believed to be in his 60s, is the campaign manager for Environment Minister Ross Wiseman, the Progressive Conservative incumbent. There is no word yet on his condition. One of the first people offering help was NDP hopeful Vanessa Wiseman, a licensed practical nurse. The debate was immediately called off. Source: The Vancouver Sun
This time last year, Kathy Dunderdale couldn’t have imagined she would be leading her PC party to an election victory. Now it appears she wants more. Dunderdale told the CBC that when she decided to become full-time leader of the governing PCs she also decided to serve for two terms and not just one; this is consistent with her party’s election platform which describes itself as a vision for the next eight years. If the Tories win Tuesday’s election, Dunderdale will become only the second woman in Canadian history to lead a party to victory in a provincial election. Source: CBC
NDP leader Lorraine Michael was once again on the defensive regarding her party’s plans to pay for its election promises by applying new taxes to the oil industry. “It’s one of the wealthiest industries in the world, and as a matter of fact, I don’t think we tax them enough,” Michael said yesterday in an interview with the CBC. “The oil industry is so large, so big, that you’re not getting people that are speculating when they’re doing their exploration. They know what they’re doing,” Michael said. The NDP has been under fire for saying it wants to add a petroleum surtax of three per cent, which is expected to turn over $68 million in revenues to pay for expanded social programs. Source: CBC