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Dwight Ball is Untouchable
If Dwight Ball has learned anything amid all the turmoil and unrest of his first mandate, it’s that it can’t touch him. He just needs to ride it out.
December 4, 2019
# budget 2016
#NLRising, 3 Years On
May 8, 2019
The Red and Blue Doors Open the Same Room
May 2, 2019
The Independent’s Top Stories of 2016
Indigenous rights and economic inequality dominated The Independent's coverage of Muskrat Falls and Budget 2016.
December 31, 2016
Power and Dissent
The cocktail circuit and democracy in N.L.
Independent MHA Paul Lane speaks out on the ways consensus is formed and decisions are made in N.L. politics, disrupting the illusion of representative democracy…
November 3, 2016
Why do we love hard times so much?
The "we’ll come through this" mantra is not helpful for those expecting organization, protest, and change.
August 24, 2016
The big ones get away
Why aren't we doing more to prevent rich people and corporations from hiding their money to avoid paying taxes while people in N.L. and elsewhere…
July 14, 2016
Liberal backbenchers hold the power
"If 10 or more of you get together as a united group you have the power to demand change to this horrible budget. If cabinet…
July 11, 2016
“Pride is political”
St. John's Pride Week festival and parade have grown "exponentially" in recent years and remain important not only as celebrations, but also as platforms for…
July 10, 2016
Budget backlash continues with anti-violence protest
Women's rights advocates hold rally outside closed-door discussions on domestic violence at Confederation Building, say Budget 2016 puts women at risk.
June 25, 2016
The Government Game going strong in 2016
St. John's songwriter rewrites classic Newfoundland song "The Government Game" in response to the Liberal government's austerity budget.
June 22, 2016
Plan B: Borrow to build, borrow to survive
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador should immediately tap the international bond markets and borrow $3 billion.
June 21, 2016
The merchant days are over
"We need to stand together and show that we are more than the quaint people hanging clothes in tourist commercials."
June 14, 2016