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NL Budget 2022: “This Province Will be Stranded”
The federal greenlight for Bay du Nord and the province’s 2022 budget come amid growing concerns around declining transparency and accountability under Premier Andrew Furey and the Liberals.
April 20, 2022
NL Budget 2022: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same
Budget 2022 features a reduced deficit and Health Authority amalgamation—against a backdrop of rising costs of living and an oil-focused ‘energy transition’.
April 8, 2022
Green Transition or Greene Transition? Climate Policy in NL
For all the talk about a future transition to green energy and our ‘clean’ economy, Newfoundland and Labrador avoids tackling climate change.
June 25, 2021
St. John’s Board of Trade Outlook 2021, Day 2: Feet on Fire
Finance Minister Siobhan Coady assured the Board of Trade that the banks and credit agencies are happy—and that good times are on the way.
June 18, 2021
The PERT Report and the Mockery of Transparency
As citizens of this great province, we demand that our political leaders are ready to be open, transparent and accountable.
June 18, 2021
Budget 2021: Good News, Bad News, & Confusion About NL’s Future
This budget got better because the economy got better, and Moya Greene was overly pessimistic about the province’s situation.
June 2, 2021
NL Budget 2021: Keep the CHANGE
The 2021 budget highlights a modestly improved fiscal situation and lays the groundwork for implementing recommendations from the PERT.
May 31, 2021
Some Thoughts on Budget Day, Before the Lockup
All mysteries will be revealed in Monday’s lockup.
May 31, 2021
“A recovery for everyone, not just the elite”: People’s Recovery NL
Unlike the PERT, the People’s Recovery project featured input from diverse groups and demographics within the province.
May 21, 2021
Greene Report Must be Resisted: Observers
Neoliberal policies are fundamentally flawed and will make things worse.
May 11, 2021
PERT and the Ghost of NL Budget 2016
It is not difficult to hear echoes of 2016 in the recent recommendations from the Premier’s Economic Recovery Team (PERT).
May 10, 2021
PERT Pushes “Big Reset” for NL
Proposals include slashing state expenditures, across-the-board tax increases, privatizing public assets, and breaking public sector unions.
May 6, 2021
Will the PERT Report Highlight Our Fishery?
The following is a slightly condensed version of a December 3, 2020 submission on the fishery to the Premier's Economic Recovery Task Force.
April 30, 2021