The news is full of prognostications of doom and gloom these days. Province set to go bankrupt, unassailable debt, unpayable power bills. What are we to do? For one, we need to start talking seriously about what a bail-out of this province’s crippled finances would look like, if it happens. More and more people (such as the economist cited in this CBC story) think it’s likely to happen. A country like Canada, which espouses to first-world status, does not simply allow an entire province to go bankrupt and shut down. What we should be focusing serious public discussion about, is not if there will be a bailout, but what the terms and conditions of that bailout will be, and how it will happen. On whose terms, and with what end-goal in mind. We need to be having that discussion now, and it is deeply troubling the government has not made…
Governing-by-panic is bad public policy
The effects of down-sizing and deregulation on safety are destructive, and they’re finally hitting home.
Guided hikes and campfire sing-a-longs are eliminated in provincial Budget 2013
Part one of a two-part series on the cuts to parks and reserves.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Environment and Conservation took the highest proportion of layoffs in the 2013 budget
Under the threat of continued public sector cuts and further erosion of our societal and cultural values, a general strike may be the only answer.