“The provincial budget expanded over $2 billion dollars since 2003, but has it helped those who need it most?” As we inch towards the holiday season, The Independent‘s Brandon Pardy examines homelessness and hunger in Newfoundland and Labrador. “There is a major lack of affordable housing, and it doesn’t take an expert researcher to Google how long it was expected that Labrador West would expand with a few thousand new jobs.” Click here to read Brandon’s latest entry in his column View from the Mainland.