“As a result of this sustained strong pattern of productivity growth over the past ten years, output per hour in Newfoundland and Labrador rose from $24.7 in 1997 to $39.6 in 2007 — the highest in the country and 9.7% above the national average. In sharp contrast to Newfoundland, productivity growth in Alberta, at 1% per year, was the lowest in Canada due to persistent declines (-4.3%) in output per hour in mining and oil and gas extraction caused by the shift from low cost conventional oil extraction to higher cost/capital intensive non-conventional (oil sands) petroleum production.” The Journal of Commerce has published an interested read comparing drivers of productivity growth throughout Canada.
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…