We elect government to work hard and make smart decisions. So far, we have yet to see evidence of either. Mandating across-the-board cuts is foolish, lazy and absurd.
There is more proof than ever about the failure of privatization. So why is government still talking about it?
Flying a flag should be a statement, not a policy.
An anti-austerity manifesto for N.L.
The province needs to cut spending and raise taxes. But by how much?
Two words: Danny Williams.
Low oil prices and poor fiscal judgement have pushed Newfoundland and Labrador into a recession. With the looming threat of credit rating downgrades that could cripple the economy, Finance Minister Cathy Bennett doesn’t have much room — or time — to make some tough decisions.
“We need to gather in mass numbers and demand that justice be served.”
As the provincial economy circles the drain, it is apparent the Liberals have no plan.
“The time for excuses is gone. The time for action is now.”
Can the province’s new Liberal government deliver a “stronger tomorrow”, or will incoming Premier Dwight Ball build on the dangerous legacy left by Danny Williams and the PCs?
Nunatsiavut launches campaign in effort to prevent loss of traditional food supply and risk to Inuit health; NDP only party to back them.
A Liberal government would put an end to muggle mismanagement, saying a #StrongerTomorrow is possible with the power of make believe.
The N.L. NDP may not be the radical revolutionaries many progressives in this province would like to see, but the party’s new leader and election promises spell real, meaningful change for those who need it most.
Last Monday’s debate revealed the province’s three leaders know a lot about the problems, but are less clear on the solutions.
Given the federal and provincial elections upon us, politicians’ appearances at community events like the St. John’s Pride Parade are inevitable. But is it sincere, and not just for good public relations and votes?
In the wake of a vote to raise tuition and residence fees for certain students attending Memorial University, the Canadian Federation of Students, its member unions and allies say they will strengthen the fight for accessible education in Newfoundland and Labrador.
With mere months to go until the federal and provincial elections, the New Democratic Party is enjoying a resurgence at both levels. Can they maintain, and even strengthen, their momentum in the weeks and months until voters go to the polls?
Amid concerns around the potential for hydraulic fracturing to be permitted in the province, the leader of the official opposition says if his party forms government in the fall election the controversial method of oil extraction won’t happen without the approval of local residents and communities.
A preoccupation with political point-scoring seems to rule our politicians’ better judgment when it comes to governing and to offering an effective opposition in this province, and it has impacted both our social needs and our very democracy.