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Dwight Ball is Untouchable
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.
December 4, 2019
# election 2015
To Each Their Own
Turmoil and the politics of journalism [BOOK REVIEW]
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.
February 5, 2016
Dwight Turn?: Neoliberalism, Newfoundland-style
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…
December 3, 2015
“This is a crisis”: Mental health and the 2015 Election
How the parties plan to address the province's mental health and addiction crisis.
November 29, 2015
Envisioning better politics: The Pitcher Party of NL emerges
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…
November 27, 2015
Where a radical spirit can begin again
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…
November 21, 2015
Why are we still waiting for midwifery legislation?
Despite years of promises, why are Newfoundlanders and Labradorians still among the last Canadians without it?
November 19, 2015
Why the NDP lost the election
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…
October 25, 2015
Wanted: post-election vigilance
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…
October 24, 2015
Why I think Canadians should vote
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…
October 8, 2015
Young voters and the democratic deficit
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…
September 27, 2015
The missing election issue: Free Trade’s assault on jobs
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,…
September 24, 2015
If we want change, we must become it
"As they come looking for your vote, I beg you to please engage, ask questions, demand answers and stick around for the accountability!"
September 17, 2015