Many are hoping Liberal MHAs, with a long weekend to ponder their role in shaping the province’s future, will return to work on Tuesday with their minds made up to put their constituents before their party and land on the right side of history.
The Liberal government says multi-grade classrooms won’t work, announces new plan to eliminate grades altogether and finance K-12 system with child labour.
The courage of one MHA has brought the Liberals to a tipping point at precisely the moment the people of Newfoundland and Labrador have united and found their collective voice. So where’s the coverage?
“Your decisions Wednesday have stoked the flames and given the movement courage and hope.”
There is still time to stop this budget.
The Liberals’ turn to austerity in Budget 2016 to address the province’s deficit will do more harm than good and could “kill” the economy, says Diana Gibson.
“Let’s stop letting greed and ego cloud the vision of our future.”
“Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.’ Every act of resistance counts against this province-killing budget and this government’s destructive policies and ignorant behaviour.”
Saturday’s “NL Rising” protest in St. John’s was more than just a warning from the unions. It was a show of solidarity with an explicit message for the Liberal government.
The more we discuss alternatives, the more we seem to return to the same old game that’s played with worn-out party logos behind which elites make the decisions.
What is actually being cut in this budget?
The tax on books and cuts to libraries will seriously damage the thriving literary culture in Newfoundland. These cuts will destroy the cultural hubs of communities, and show a cynicism this government needs to redress.
In a budget that already makes little sense, eviscerating public libraries is about the least intelligent thing the Liberals have done yet
The provincial government’s 2016 austerity budget has sparked province-wide outrage and politicized a “whole new generation of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians [who are] not going away.”
The Coywolves Shape-shifters — wild wolf, urban crackie and well camouflaged coyote have only recently merged as a species a hybrid that will turn colour, depending on land, sea, or sky change; they have no reservation, boundary, and breed prodigiously among us endlessly filling their own predatory veins with blood and bone entrails. I thought about what had come out of their ravenous faces when they expressed on tv or came to our places asking us to let them in but I did not expect to see such a muted lot for they lack any inhibition to suppress their lust with their thrusting of everyone and anyone who has lesser bloody money than they Don Gillis / St. John’s
Newfoundland and Labrador needs its young people now more than ever.
First Nations leaders, community groups and residents march in Corner Brook, call on Liberals to rescind austerity budget.
“I respectfully request you use your authority to halt the present course towards disaster and dissolve the current government. Call together experts in governance and crisis management from educational and other public institutions to develop a plan for moving forward in a new direction, one that ensures input from the people of the province.”
There’s a deeper psychological play at work in the current response to our economic situation, one which threatens countless families and individuals across the province and which is actively being used to counter human potential.
“You can borrow my calculator if need be
It certainly won’t show you 2 + 2 equals 3.”