Between the provincial government’s April 30 funding cuts to Memorial University and a July 10 MUN Board of Regents vote that could see significant tuition and residence fee increases for many students, a conversation is emerging about the whole reason the university exists in the first place.
With youth homelessness rates higher than the national average and growing, advocates say Newfoundland and Labrador urgently needs a binding and actionable provincial plan to eliminate the problem.
New Democratic Party candidate Julie Mitchell lost the Burin-Placentia West seat to PC Clyde Jackman by 40 votes in the election, and now there will be a hearing to decide if there should be a recount. In an application to the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, Mitchell claims some ballots weren’t scrutinized as they were counted. Her application also claims that in three cases, people who don’t live in the district voted there by special ballot. A hearing regarding the NDP application will be held in November. Source: CBC
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