If Dwight Ball has learned anything amid all the turmoil and unrest of his first mandate, it’s that it can’t touch him. He just needs to ride it out.
James McLeod’s account of the past two years of provincial politics is both irreverent and thoughtful. And that’s precisely the problem with it.
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?
How the parties plan to address the province’s mental health and addiction crisis.
There’s a lot to be cynical about in light of the way politics is done these days. But, just before voters head to the polls in Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2015 general election, a new party has emerged to offer some words of encouragement and let us know there may be a fourth option in 2019.
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.
Despite years of promises, why are Newfoundlanders and Labradorians still among the last Canadians without it?
It wasn’t the Liberals’ and New Democrats’ apparent ideological shifts that resulted in #elxn42’s red wave, but a return to the left could turn things around for the NDP.
Now that we’ve had some time to relish in Harper’s defeat, let’s look at some of Justin Trudeau’s promises so that we can hold the Liberal Party to account as they implement their “Real Change”.
While people are literally dying for democracy here in the Middle East, it disheartens me to see so many back home in Newfoundland and Canada taking their freedoms for granted.
As federal and provincial elections loom, efforts are underway to engage youth in the democratic process. If they do, some say, we could be living in a very different province and country.
Looking at the election platforms of our three major parties, it becomes clear there are issues that the politicians don’t want to talk about. Unfortunately, they are precisely the issues that most affect the livelihoods of Canadians.
“As they come looking for your vote, I beg you to please engage, ask questions, demand answers and stick around for the accountability!”
In the face of economic and ecological crises, and with a revival of Mi’kmaq identity and culture on the Island’s west coast, one man thinks the time is right for Western Newfoundland to usher in a new era of political representation in Ottawa.
In an era of never before seen wealth, they mismanaged our coffers and squandered our nest egg of oil revenues. Now the PC Government is deferring needed social infrastructure because, they say, we have no money.
Is there any point asking public figures to be responsible for what they say or do?
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?
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.
A farewell challenge: What this province needs to do to make things right.
More than 50 academics from the province and across Canada are calling on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to reverse its decision to amend the Electoral Boundaries Act