NDP leader Lorraine Michael was once again on the defensive regarding her party’s plans to pay for its election promises by applying new taxes to the oil industry. “It’s one of the wealthiest industries in the world, and as a matter of fact, I don’t think we tax them enough,” Michael said yesterday in an interview with the CBC. “The oil industry is so large, so big, that you’re not getting people that are speculating when they’re doing their exploration. They know what they’re doing,” Michael said. The NDP has been under fire for saying it wants to add a petroleum surtax of three per cent, which is expected to turn over $68 million in revenues to pay for expanded social programs.
CBC Radio interviews Indy editor Hans Rollmann
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
Rollmann's recent column "Owning up to a Big problem" struck a chord with many in Labrador, and on the island as well.
CO2 levels rise to unprecedented highs in human history
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 4, 2013 July 15, 2022
For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) reached a concentration of 400 parts per million in early May. But the mainstream…
Penashue dodges CBC reporter’s question … again
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● April 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
On March 5 CBC reporter Peter Cowan asked former Labrador MP Peter Penashue how donation errors were made in his 2011 campaign. Penashue dodged the…