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The Newfoundland Nine and the Labrador None
What it means to send healthcare help to other provinces—while ignoring the worsening state within our own.
May 3, 2021
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Why May Day Matters for Newfoundland and Labrador
May Day in Newfoundland and Labrador presents an opportunity not only to remember our struggle for emancipation, but to continue and expand it.
May 1, 2021
Andrew Furey’s Liberals Have a Legitimacy Problem
It’s hard to imagine what sort of election investigation will be undertaken by a government that won’t question the legitimacy of its win.
April 30, 2021
Will the PERT Report Highlight Our Fishery?
The following is a slightly condensed version of a December 3, 2020 submission on the fishery to the Premier's Economic Recovery Task Force.
April 30, 2021
NL Election 2021: The Foggy Road Ahead
The 2021 provincial election is over. It is time to start the work of repairing what has been broken, or brace for another cascade failure.
March 29, 2021
A 2021 Newfoundland and Labrador Election Diary
Sure, the election’s not over yet, but we’ve all been through so much together already, so why not get a little nostalgic?
March 12, 2021
Bruce Chaulk, Mystery Machine
"Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair."
March 8, 2021
Indy Inks (2 March 2021)
March 2, 2021
NL Election 2021: Political Science Fiction
Newfoundland and Labrador may have just fumbled its way into an ultra vires election; game over on a technical foul.
February 14, 2021
NL Election 2021: No Majorities No Masters
This is a referendum on negotiating debt relief with the federal government. Your only choice is how much leeway to give the provincial Liberals.
February 8, 2021
So Moved, NL: Municipalities in a Fiscally Foreboding Time
“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…
February 5, 2021
NL Election 2021: Free, Prior, and Informed Consent
Voters do not have the ability to give properly informed consent so far in the 2021 election. That's a major problem.
February 1, 2021
When “Bankruptcy” is on the Table, It’s Not a Normal Election
If the financial situation in Newfoundland and Labrador is dire—and governments don’t have actual solutions—what is likely to happen?
January 29, 2021