Labrador land protector Denise Cole and others confronted environment minister Perry Trimper following a peaceful ‘die in’ protest in St. John’s Tuesday.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay can and should open its doors to refugees fleeing violence in Syria, while also finding a permanent solution to ending homelessness in Central Labrador.
The province has a looming baby boomer retirement problem, crumbling municipal infrastructure, and a lack of capacity at the municipal level to deal with all this. Restructuring tax collection could help immensely.
As the federal and provincial governments steamroll ahead with plans to dam the Lower Grand River (known as Mistashipu to many locals), individuals and aboriginal groups in Labrador are raising their voices in opposition to what many see as an appropriation of their land without fair compensation.
Against intensifying discontent over what many are calling “undemocratic” governance, the Dunderdale-led PCs are pressing to sanction the Muskrat Falls megaproject. As a result, more people are going outside, meeting others and finding new ways to make their voices heard.
As the megaproject’s sanctioning and a loan guarantee from Ottawa seem ever more imminent, a province-wide grassroots movement begins to swell.