Nunatsiavut launches campaign in effort to prevent loss of traditional food supply and risk to Inuit health; NDP only party to back them.
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.
Groups lobbying in St. John’s this week say provinces will lose $36 billion in federal health care funding over next decade if premiers don’t pressure the Harper Government to renegotiate a new Health Accord, and that the lack of Medicare support could push Canada to a two-tiered system.
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 urgent calls for new mental health facilities and implementation of the ‘recovery model’ of mental healthcare in N.L., people and groups continue to explain the problems and solutions to policy-makers, who have been saying for decades the hospital is coming “soon”.
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.
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?
No one likes it when taxes go up, but sometimes it’s for the best.
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
During his first week on the job as the provincial NDP’s new leader, Earle McCurdy fields questions on Indigenous rights, Muskrat Falls, climate change, CETA, the fisheries, the economy and musical chairs in Cabinet
Amidst mounting tension on Confederation Hill and throughout the province, the Dunderdale administration is seeing the backlash to its own austerity program. Current efforts to manage dissent are being met with growing resistance. In whose hands does the future of Newfoundland and Labrador reside?
The Telegram is reporting that Federal Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield has stated the fleet separation and owner-operator policies under review will not be changed. Further, the Tory MP said, growing concerns in recent months that the policies would be eliminated were blown out of proportion. The policies at hand protect the local inshore fishery against corporate takeover. Read the story here.
Anti-scab legislation? A sensible idea that’s long overdue