Under the threat of continued public sector cuts and further erosion of our societal and cultural values, a general strike may be the only answer.
The swift slide from unreasonable to mad
What power holds the written word?
Hans met up with Greg Malone to discuss his new book ‘Don’t Tell the Newfoundlanders’. In Part 2 of this feature, they discuss the confederation struggle…and the future.
Hans met up with Greg Malone to discuss his new book ‘Don’t Tell The Newfoundlanders’, which does exactly the opposite of its title. And the implications of the telling could be far-reaching….
In the second half of our feature interview with former premier Brian Peckford, he talks about his former party, the past (and future) of the fishery, Meech Lake and why Brian Tobin’s turbot war enrages him to this day
Wherein we examine the trials and tribulations of a mistreated concept: ‘ideology’
Sometimes, going away brings us even closer to home
Sometimes, you gotta look on the bright side
Why are there limitations on whose art can be procured?
We often celebrate our political traditions—but how “traditional” are they?
Our government is watching. And waiting.
And not doing a whole lot else…
A Labradorian adds their perspective to the independence debate
In talking about Senate reform, people are missing the point. In fact, most of the points…
Grits get themselves a new president
Why do we tolerate bullies in our midst?
It’s not that democracy’s bad, but …
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.
In an interview with the Telegraph-Journal, former Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams says that he welcomes constructive criticism about the Lower Churchill project, but does not think the intrinsic value of the project can be undermined. “The basic principles are still sound: we’re tied to oil here; we get off oil; we go on hydro; we have a fixed rate over time; we break the gridlock from Quebec; we have another route, we provide power into Atlantic Canada; we have a partnership in Nova Scotia and eventually some of that power will flow through to New Brunswick.” Williams is preparing to join Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani at a SPARK motivational event in Saint John on Tuesday, but when pressed on the topic he ‘still considers the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project his legacy for the future prosperity of Atlantic Canada’. “There are always a million reasons to say why not,” Williams…
As the Federal Conservatives are pushing through new “tough-on-crime” legislation at the national level, many people are left wondering “why?” The crime rate in Canada, afterall, is the lowest it has ever been in almost 30 years – and that rate has been in general decline during that same time. But here in Newfoundland and Labrador – on the northeast Avalon especially – crime is becoming more and more of a problem. While Stats Canada reports that nationally crime decreased by 4% in 2009, the total crime rate in St. John’s actually saw an increase of 4% – and our capital city now has the seventh-highest metropolitan crime index. With money comes prosperity, but it also brings nastier elements of society – that quite frankly us Newfoundlanders aren’t used to. Disappearing are the days where we can leave our car idling in front of the convenience store, leave our front…