It’s hard to tell what Newfoundland and Labrador’s leaders are thinking these days. So here’s some speculative satire.
“It’s absolutely unacceptable. This is human life, this is a traditional way of living,” says student who posted hundreds of posters condemning Liberal MHAs.
As residents and groups ramp up direct action efforts while resistance to austerity grows, some observers are calling for movement to embrace mutual aid.
While the much-anticipated N.L. Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel final report places huge barriers in front of private interests looking to frack for shale oil in Western Newfoundland, some say it doesn’t go far enough.
As the provincial economy circles the drain, it is apparent the Liberals have no plan.
“As long as one Newfoundlander wants to harvest one seal, to make a flipper pie, or to use the pelt to make one of those splendid sealskin hats – on with the Hunt! Doing otherwise would be a surrender of our character as Newfoundlanders, and an apology for the rigorous and demanding way of life we have known, and which has earned us tenure here for half a millennium.” Read Rex Murphy’s full article in the National Post via the link below. Source: National Post
There is a report this morning from VOCM that former Chief of Defence Rick Hillier may be interested in the leadership of the Liberal Party. There has been no confirmation of this rumour, but it has already been a busy 24 hrs in the contest to succeed resigned Yvonne Jones. In the mix officially at this point are provincial Liberal party stalwart Danny Dumaresque and mainlander and former PC leader hopeful Brad Cabana, with St. John’s Lawyer Bern Coffey and former cabinet minister Chuck Furey said to be close to announcing their bid. Former federal MP Siobhan Coady is weighing her options, but is reportedly closer to the “no” side. Meanwhile Randy Simms, Dean MacDonald, and John Noseworthy have stated they will not be running. The race is on to noon on Friday! Source: VOCM