The people of Newfoundland and Labrador deserve immediate transparency, accountability, and evidence supporting the claim Muskrat Falls should not and cannot be stopped.
Inuk grandmother and land protector confronts premier as Nalcor delays plans to lower Muskrat Falls reservoir levels contrary to leaders’ agreement.
When it comes to Inuk land protector Beatrice Hunter’s shameful treatment, everyone is trying to pass the buck — including those who bear ultimate responsibility.
“I have to be brave for her,” says 23-year-old son of Beatrice Hunter, who is described as a “family-oriented” person who would “never hurt a fly.”
Some say the premier must do more to understand the lived experiences of Indigenous people and communities in this province if he is sincere about reconciliation.
Locals debate whether, and how, to stop Muskrat Falls before any further damage is done.
Our provincial and post-secondary leaders are playing with a dangerous idea.
How can we explain the continued government inaction in the face of the worst recession since the cod moratorium?
Are the Liberals trying to balance the books at the expense of the province’s most vulnerable?
Retaining and creating stable, well-paying jobs would be a good start.
Liberals’ Speech from the Throne indicates Budget 2017 will deliver more of the same.
Rising Tide Theatre strikes again in hilariously highlighting the absurdity of N.L. politics. But is it a foregone conclusion that there’s nothing we can do about the pitiful status quo?
Muskrat Falls protests continue Friday as land protectors deny access to Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
“We will take the actions necessary to ensure the continuation of our people and environment for many generations.”
But cutting through the spin doesn’t inspire any greater confidence.
Land protectors and other members of Labrador’s grassroots not appeased by leaders’ agreement, revive protests and call for United Nations intervention.
Premier Dwight Ball lands in St. John’s, dodges questions about people on hunger strike in Labrador, contradiction between Labradorians’ rights and business obligations.
Demonstrators in St. John’s send clear message that major human health concerns with the hydroelectric project must be addressed prior to reservoir flooding, Nalcor should be audited.
“It’s absolutely unacceptable. This is human life, this is a traditional way of living,” says student who posted hundreds of posters condemning Liberal MHAs.
As residents and groups ramp up direct action efforts while resistance to austerity grows, some observers are calling for movement to embrace mutual aid.