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Why St. John’s Pride Banned Uniformed Police
“We need to find a medium where we can co-exist and have that kind of healthy dialogue. Without that, I question where we go from here.”
June 7, 2021
No Safe Bet: Why Newfoundland & Labrador is Canada’s Casino Holdout
August 28, 2020
The Doctor is In: Andrew Furey as Technocrat
Dr. Furey does in fact have a principled vision for Newfoundland and Labrador’s future. It is a vision that is deeply technocratic—and troublingly elitist.
August 28, 2020
On Corporate Ties, Andrew Furey has Nothing to Hide
Up to now, an important aspect of Andrew Furey's recent professional life has received almost no mention at all: his corporate board directorships.
June 26, 2020
Rushing to Judgement on Judges’ Salaries
The House of Assembly has mismanaged the motion before it on whether to adopt the Tribunal recommendations in light of recent jurisprudence on the matter.
June 18, 2020
The Hands that Feed, Part 1: Faces of the Grocery Frontlines
Despite the fanfare for their service, food retail employees themselves are not convinced they're 'recognized' in ways that actually improve their lives.
June 17, 2020
Thinking Outside the Crisis: A Great Big Bag of Hammers
The events triggered by Covid-19 are diagnostic of fragile social arrangements that we have lacked the ability to discuss for decades.
June 7, 2020
Why NL Fishers are Protesting in a Pandemic: An Explainer
The fight over the 2020 fishing season has exposed many deeply rooted problems in a crucial but troubled industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Jenn Thornhill Verma
May 21, 2020
Thinking Outside the Crisis: Decarbonized or Destitute?
We can *heart* oil and gas all we want—it doesn’t *heart* us back.
April 17, 2020
Constabulary and Critics Continue Tense Coexistence
March 1, 2020
There Will Be No Coalition Government
Opposition parties and independents can float forming a coalition government as much as they want. The precedent is clear that it would not happen.
February 26, 2020
Milestone or Millstone?: Unpacking the Premier’s “Plan”
Several days after the premier's "significant announcement," neither the plan—or Dwight Ball's political future—is clear.
February 13, 2020
Unmasking Donny Dooley: Newfoundland’s Most Wanted Troll
For years, an anonymous Twitter account mocked accident victims, berated grieving parents, and terrorized women. Today the Independent removes his mask.
January 17, 2020