“Your decisions Wednesday have stoked the flames and given the movement courage and hope.”
Women in Newfoundland and Labrador are more likely to be university educated and substantially more employed than men in the province, yet face higher rates of poverty and lower rates of pay.
The Liberals’ turn to austerity in Budget 2016 to address the province’s deficit will do more harm than good and could “kill” the economy, says Diana Gibson.
Saturday’s “NL Rising” protest in St. John’s was more than just a warning from the unions. It was a show of solidarity with an explicit message for the Liberal government.
In a budget that already makes little sense, eviscerating public libraries is about the least intelligent thing the Liberals have done yet
There’s a deeper psychological play at work in the current response to our economic situation, one which threatens countless families and individuals across the province and which is actively being used to counter human potential.
“We devoted 40 or more years contributing to the well-being of our province and our country…. In our wildest dreams we never envisioned that our government would betray us, put a gun to our heads, and demand that we forfeit our financial security.”
“I expect that, as a citizen who chose to make N.L. my home, this government will revisit their budget and roll back the suffocating taxes.”
“Will I still have a job within the next year or two? If I don’t, will employment insurance still be available? Could I afford to buy lunch for work? How could my fiancée and I be able to afford a wedding? How can I afford to go to college?”
“We, the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, will not let that happen!”
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.
We went to a federal government-organized ‘public consultation’ on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that the general public didn’t seem to know about. Here’s what went down.
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?
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.
During the federal election campaign the Liberals were patient and stayed out of the gutter, and delivered a positive message — which is what Canadians wanted.
With election campaigns officially and unofficially in full swing, voters are bearing witness to a multitude of promises from politicians. We’re also seeing a rising number of disingenuous statements, some bordering on the laughable.
Former premier joins party she feels best reflects her values
In an expected move, provincial Liberal leader Kevin Aylward has announced that he is resigning as the leader of the Liberal party. Aylward, who managed to grow his party’s seat count in this month’s election, was unable to secure his own district in Stephenville. It is generally frowned upon to be the leader of the opposition but not hold a seat in the House of Assembly, but insiders suggest that Aylward wasn’t in for the long haul anyways; Aylward is being praised in all Liberal corners for taking the reigns of the party at a difficult time and producing a reasonable result in the election. Aylward will stay on as leader until the party chooses a new one, likely to take place in the new year.
Everything seems to be going according to plan… Businessman Dean MacDonald made an appearance last night on CBC television because he was giving a lecture to the Conception Bay Chamber of Commerce – but spent his time answering questions about his political aspirations instead. He was asked directly about the leadership of the provincial Liberal party, which he has often been linked to, but always avoided until now. Is he interested? “… I just don’t want to say yes, but I’m certainly not going to say no” he said. “The province may need someone who’s prepared to roll up their sleeves and put in the effort, and who has a love of this place and if I happen to be the right person at that time, well, that may happen,” MacDonald said. The mere fact MacDonald appeared on television to answer questions like these is a pretty strong indication of…
The Liberal party, led by incumbent Premier Dalton McGuinty, have won their third consecutive government in Ontario. In the end the Liberals fell one seat short of forming a majority government, however the party is pleased with the result as just one month ago the party was polling below the Conservatives and expected to be defeated. The Liberals ended up with 53 seats, the PCs 37, and the NDP 17. Time will tell how the Liberals will govern in a minority situation – and how each of the opposition parties will play ball.