This afternoon (Friday) the 40th parliament will come to an abrupt halt. Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff will rise this morning and present a motion that will read: “That the House agree with the finding of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs that the government is in contempt of parliament, which is unprecedented in Canadian parliamentary history, and consequently, the House has lost confidence in the government.” Debate will ensue, and the vote will take place at about 3:00 N.L. time. And so will end Stephen Harper’s 2nd minority government, this one which lasted about two and a half years — virtually the same amount of time as his previous minority government. So, Newfoundlanders, expect your doors to be knocking soon with your favourite politicians on the other end with a smile. With the ABC campaign history, could there be a scent of change in the air?
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…