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A Managed Alcohol Program is a Means of Harm Reduction
Harm reduction approaches like managed alcohol programs help people reduce risks in their lives and take better care of themselves.
St. John's Status of Women Council
May 17, 2022
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MuniPoli 101: A Well Developed City
Development planning is indispensable for good city governance—as is consistently following clear rules, and engaging the people affected.
September 15, 2021
MuniPoli 101: Whose Jurisdiction is it, Anyway?
There are limits to what the City can accomplish when the Province won't give it the power (or resources) it needs to properly govern itself.
September 1, 2021
A Tale of Two St. John’s Elections
You don't often have two levels of government up for grabs at the same time. So it's worth looking at issues where they overlap—like housing.
August 30, 2021
MuniPoli 101: Let’s Talk About Tax, Baby
St. John's is facing a budget shortfall and the City can't run deficits. If aspiring councillors don't want to raise taxes, they must specify which…
August 24, 2021
Back to the Future—and Back to the Campaign Trail(s)
Let's take a look at the first week of an apparently very important federal election that nobody actually wanted to have.
August 23, 2021
We’re Launching a New Series on Community Activism
August 18, 2021
Drink Deep from Summer’s Oasis
It was a winter of despair, followed by a spring of hope; now comes a summer of beautiful reunion.
July 5, 2021
Green Transition or Greene Transition? Climate Policy in NL
For all the talk about a future transition to green energy and our ‘clean’ economy, Newfoundland and Labrador avoids tackling climate change.
June 25, 2021
The PERT Report and the Mockery of Transparency
As citizens of this great province, we demand that our political leaders are ready to be open, transparent and accountable.
June 18, 2021
Budget 2021: Good News, Bad News, & Confusion About NL’s Future
This budget got better because the economy got better, and Moya Greene was overly pessimistic about the province’s situation.
June 2, 2021
Some Thoughts on Budget Day, Before the Lockup
All mysteries will be revealed in Monday’s lockup.
May 31, 2021
The Offshore Exploration Disincentive Program
This hastily designed—and expensive—provincial government program fails to deliver on its promises.
May 28, 2021