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Letter: One death is one too many

In 1992, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador officially recognized the National Day of Mourning thanks to Jack Harris, former leader of the N.L. NDP.

Letter: Time for some political clout on fisheries issues

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are united in the belief that action is needed immediately to help address challenges and the future of the fishery. It is...

MUN misreporting financial data, Byrne says

All of this is a serious concern for Advanced Education and Skills Minister Gerry Byrne, who said in light of the revelation about inaccuracies in...

Letter: The challenges we face, by the numbers

Our Liberal government has declared: “we have a spending problem, also that we have a structural problem.” Why not: “We are living beyond our means”;...

Letter: We asked for fisheries science — we got it

Labradorians and Newfoundlanders struggle to support this one. Is it FISH-NL, Richard solo, Richard-and-Ryan? If — as many Labradorians and Newfoundlanders suspect, it's FISH-NL —...

Brian Jones: Ten good things about 2016

Ryan Cleary still standing. Everybody's favourite failed NDP incumbent turned failed PC candidate, Ryan Cleary, shifted to unionism in his attempt to establish FISH-NL (Federation...

Newfoundland NDP chugs along after a rough year

The NDP was asking about changes to the minimum wage before Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Gerry Byrne announced the government would raise...

Ball shakes up government departments

Trimper will lose responsibility for the Labour Relations Agency; that will go to Advanced Education and Skills Minister Gerry Byrne. “Integrating the Labour Relations Agency...

A federal New Democrat visits Atlantic Canada

CTV News - Local - The TelegramThe TelegramNew Democrat MP Guy Caron said he hasn't made a decision on whether or not to run for...

Province focuses on recognizing immigrants' credentials

Gerry Byrne, Newfoundland's minister for Advanced Education and Skills, and federal Employment and Workforce Development Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk speak to reporters at an announcement of...

Bob Wakeham: Cleary's attempts at self-righteousness fall flat

But if you expand the rather twisted reasoning of Ryan Cleary in a letter to the editor in last week's Telegram (“A little too close...

Russell Wangersky: Tweedledum and Tweedledee

The provincial Liberals, in opposition, complained about a lack of transparency. Last week, in government, their leader refused to even come out after the House...

Russell Wangersky: Tweedledum and Tweedledee

The provincial Liberals, in opposition, complained about a lack of transparency. Last week, in government, their leader refused to even come out after the House...

Speechifying 101

(blog)The gamesmen-like attitude of electioneering, where it is more important to pat yourself on the back for being the cleverest in all the land,...

McCurdy unfazed by weekend leadership review

The weekend convention includes a Friday night discussion of the provincial budget by members of the arts community, and speeches by federal NDP MPs Nicki...

Lana Payne: In with a vengeance, out with a murmur

Former Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber, who finished his political career sitting as an independent after leaving the Harper caucus, was critical of the prime minister's...

Lana Payne: In with a vengeance, out with a murmur

Even many Conservatives didn't like or agree with this ruthless approach to politics. ... Speaking at Jim Flaherty's funeral, Harper noted “Jim, as fiercely partisan...

Lana Payne: In with a vengeance, out with a murmur

Former Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber, who finished his political career sitting as an independent after leaving the Harper caucus, was critical of the prime minister's...

Federal halibut allocation returns to historic sharing system

Some fish harvesters were protesting the decisions rather than being out on the water fishing, which didn't sit well with Byrne. Long Range Mountains Liberal...

Federal halibut allocation returns to historic sharing system

The Telegram - Business - The TelegramThe TelegramGerry Byrne is applauding the federal government's decision to return the halibut quota allocation in the Gulf of...

Editorial: Mail fail

Last fall, the Liberals boldly stated, “We will save home mail delivery.” Well, that seems pretty clear. ... Public Works Minister Judy Foote hints that...

Legalizing pot. Will it happen?

Marijuana is serious business in Gignac's world, and when the federal Liberals announced they would legalize marijuana he saw red flags instead of victory signs.

Labrador MP praises federal budget

The federal budget was handed down on March 22 and Labrador Liberal Member of Parliament Yvonne Jones said it has a lot of good news...

Plenty in federal budget for NL, Foote says

Foote said for Newfoundland and Labrador, it was important for the federal government to waive import tariffs totalling about $25 million on two ferries built...

Swimming pool user lists reasons city should have better facility

... Mary Bluechardt, vice-president of Grenfell Campus; provincial Advanced Education and Skills Minister Gerry Byrne, who is the Liberal legislature member for Corner Brook; and...

Veteran pleased to hear confirmation of Veterans Affairs office reopening

It was then Davis was involved in a heated exchange of words with former Veterans Affairs minister Julian Fantino. He laughs at the squabble now,...

Raffles, auctions and Rack of Lamb's

Yvonne Jones, Leader of the Official Opposition, Leader of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador will co-host.” I wish I'd checked back at the...

Five things to watch for in cabinet Monday

Ball's cabinet will have an easier go of it than their federal Liberal cousins, who had to hit the ground running with a laundry list...

Despite Trudeau promise, Labrador residential schools lawsuit drags on

An elder stands beside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after he was presented with a blanket at the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly in...

Liberals hear about housing, healthcare from seniors

At a Tim Horton's in Corner Brook Friday, Bob Beales recommended Ball and Liberal candidate Gerry Byrne start talking about seniors' housing. And not long-term...

Parliament's brand new face

Joining them as LGBTQ members for the NDP are returning Randall Garrison from British Columbia and newcomer Sheri Benson from Saskatchewan, the only lesbian elected...

Judy Foote in cabinet

Foote was named minister responsible for public works and procurement. The MP for the riding of Bonavista-Burin-Trinity is the only Newfoundland and Labrador politician in...

Scott Simms victorious

Liberal Scott Simms with campaign worker Bruce Moores react to poll results from Grand Falls-Windsor tonight. The latest results, with 222 out of 235 polls...

Backing former opponent

Former Progressive Conservative MP Rex Barnes, left, was on the campaign trail with current Liberal candidate Scott Simms Tuesday. Barnes refuses to support Kevin O'Brien,...

NDP candidates launch campaign

Leading up to the Oct. 19 federal election, incumbent MPs and New Democratic Party (NDP) candidates Ryan Cleary (left), St. John's South-Mount Pearl, and Jack...

Pensioners' Coalition hosting all-party debate Thursday

(subscription) (subscription)To date, Ryan Cleary, NDP MP for St. John's South-Mount Pearl, and Seamus O'Regan, Liberal candidate in the same riding, have confirmed their...

Trudeau rules out working with Scott Andrews after election

(subscription) (subscription)Following an investigation conducted by the Liberal Party, Andrews was not allowed to run for re-election as a Liberal. Andrews has shied away...

Dude, where's my election?

(subscription) (subscription)Ryan Cleary, the incumbent NDP candidate in St. John's South-Mount Pearl, said that in a lot of ways, Newfoundland and Labrador's seven seats...

Dude, where's my election?

(subscription) (subscription)Ryan Cleary, the incumbent NDP candidate in St. John's South-Mount Pearl, said that in a lot of ways, Newfoundland and Labrador's seven seats...

Local NDP candidates slam federal Liberals' EI record

(subscription) (subscription)But St. John's South-Mount Pearl NDP incumbent Ryan Cleary said federal Liberals have no credibility on EI. “This is the party that cut...

Studying time

(subscription) (subscription)Menchenton may be throwing her hat into the upcoming federal election for the first time for the New Democratic Party, but just like...

Studying time

(subscription) (subscription)Menchenton may be throwing her hat into the upcoming federal election for the first time for the New Democratic Party, but just like...

Byrne calls for equal tuna fishing access for NL

(subscription) (subscription)“Years ago, tuna schooled largely off of Southwest Nova Scotia in an area called the Hell Hole,” said Byrne.”Then it suddenly began schooling...

The slimy underside of sleazy politics

(subscription) (subscription)Penashue, most people will vaguely recall, resigned his seat after revelations of campaign funding improprieties, and was defeated by Liberal Yvonne Jones in...

Cheers & Jeers

(subscription)And it appears one of the first MPs to come under the microscope is Maurice Vellacott. The Conservative Saskatchewan MP is well known as...

Eleven-week campaign kicks off

(subscription) (subscription)Ryan Cleary, the incumbent NDP candidate for St. John's South-Mount Pearl, was a little more blunt about the lack of Conservative candidates in...

Andrews feeling confident in Avalon

(subscription) (subscription)“I had a fully funded Liberal campaign. Ken McDonald and the Liberal Party have a fully funded $90,000 campaign compliments of Scott Andrews.

$3.7 million in OT at HMP

(subscription) (subscription)According to the province's budget documents, the average salary of a “Correctional Officer I” is $65,099, which means the government could hire nine...

MP calling for new fixed link study

(subscription)Jones said a new in depth feasibility study would likely cost several million dollars. The Labrador MP also claims that the NL Liberals, who...

Jenny Wright plans to run for federal NDP in Avalon

(subscription) (subscription)The riding of St. John's South-Mount Pearl is by far the tightest race, with New Democrat incumbent Ryan Cleary going head-to-head with Liberal...