We break down how the provincial election has been unfolding, how other Canadian jurisdictions approached pandemic elections, and where we go from here.
In Labrador, the election fiasco adds another layer to the inequities imposed by a government founded on the denial of Indigenous peoples’ rights.
The film draws parallels between the 1992 cod moratorium and the realities of modern-day Newfoundland and Labrador.
Newfoundland and Labrador may have just fumbled its way into an ultra vires election; game over on a technical foul.
“Emergency powers are still constrained by the constitution and the rule of law. It’s really hard to predict what happens next.”
More than five hundred full-time jobs were created by the Newfoundland and Labrador film and television industry in 2019 and 2020.
“[There] would have to be an increase in the alert level before we would consider significantly delaying an election,” Chaulk tod the Independent.
This is a referendum on negotiating debt relief with the federal government. Your only choice is how much leeway to give the provincial Liberals.
“We can’t pretend that the municipal sector, with its property tax, is going to be able to afford a billion dollars over the next 10 years.”
The debates are a significant milestone in the 2021 campaign.
So-called parachute candidates can be controversial, but they can also serve important functions—and even strengthen democracy.
Voters do not have the ability to give properly informed consent so far in the 2021 election. That’s a major problem.
Find out where candidates stand on issues including the province’s changing demographics, paths forward for its troubled economy, climate change, and more.
“The one thing citizens deserve is a more honest assessment of what the future in the province holds, and what each of these parties would do differently.”
With more women listed on the ballot than ever before, candidates and advocates highlight their experiences—and barriers to political participation.
Nature abhors a vacuum and when the attention economy is starved of real information it will begin to produce and consume bullshit.
Candidates Sarah Stoodley, Sheilagh O’Leary, Andrea Newbury, and Damian Follett talked to us about they would represent Mount Scio in the House of Assembly.
From the circumstances prompting it to the candidates running, here is everything you need to know about Newfoundland & Labrador’s 2021 general election.
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…