Many Canadians, including Liberal Party supporters, are disgruntled over the Liberal Party of Canada’s support for the Harper Government’s controversial anti-terrorism legislation, which has them questioning whether the once presumptive future government is really any different from the Conservatives.
The NDP victory in last week’s Alberta election shook that province and the country. But what does it mean for the federal NDP and the NL NDP here as we approach federal and provincial elections in the fall?
Following a premier’s climate summit in Québec City earlier this week, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Paul Davis says his government cares about mitigating climate change but has no plans to slow fossil fuel development anytime soon. Meanwhile, 60+ Canadian academics think the time is perfect for a transition to low-carbon economy.
While students and other segments of civil society take to the streets of Montreal and Québec City to oppose austerity, are Newfoundlanders and Labradorians prepared for the austerity measures headed our way?
Canadians need to support the Quebec student strike
Dozens marched through the streets of St. John’s Saturday to protest Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative government’s impending anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51
More Indigenous women have been murdered since Labrador Inuk Loretta Saunders was found dead alongside a highway in N.B. last February. But Canada still refuses to launch a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, many say because acknowledging the roots of the problem would mean naming colonialism.
Opposition to CETA is increasingly focusing on the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) section. What’s at stake for citizens?
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador didn’t get the memo about climate change
Three major decisions this week to ban fracking in New York, New Brunswick and Quebec indicate what some say could be the beginning of the end for fracking in Canada and the United States
Ashley Smith: What the death of one means to many
The squabble between the federal and provincial governments over the $280 million MPR package is an opportunity to revisit what we’ve been asked to give up under CETA, and just what we’re getting in return.
Why would former Premier Kathy Dunderdale announce that there was an agreement if it was not a done deal? And how on earth does the current Premier expect people to rally behind the overdone “Ottawa is evil” political tactic?
Gender-based violence is as much a part of our reality as it has ever been. This year’s Dec. 6 vigil at Memorial University, which marked the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, was a time to remember victims of this violence and to renew our commitment to act.
Members of the province’s labour movement gathered in St. John’s last week to discuss their mandate and strategy for ramping up efforts to achieve social and economic justice in Newfoundland and Labrador. Union leaders say political activism will be a key part of their fight.
Why forcing medical treatment on aboriginal Canadians isn’t as simple as forcing it on other Canadians, but we should probably do it anyway
Violence against Aboriginal women is not just about Aboriginal women; it is equally about those who commit the violence and the societal values and cultural attitudes that allow it to be commonplace
It’s time to put an end to conservative ideology in Canadian politics, which has been stoking the fires and serving the rich
The Peace Pledge Union asks people to wear a white poppy to symbolize their commitment to working for “the removal of all causes of war.” It’s an appeal Canadians should remember this year more than ever.
Why income splitting is an unjust waste of money