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Gerry Byrne urges western Newfoundland to be ready for economic stimulus in coming years

With some major infrastructure projects coming to the Corner Brook area soon, Gerry Byrne says he is looking into a way to help leverage the...

Gerry Byrne was willing to accept decision on pension benefits

Byrne pointed out that the Newfoundland Association of Public Employees feel it's probably time to abandon all public pensions. Liberals and Progressive Conservatives said it...

Gerry Byrne criticizes decision to downplay 'threat' in Corner Brook

... Liberal Commons member for Long Range Mountains. Murrin was released from custody later Thursday and has his next provincial court appearance set for January.

Millions for Corner Brook sewer system work a fraction of full treatment cost

Advanced Education and Skills Minister Gerry Byrne, the Liberal legislature member for Corner Brook, right, speaks at a press conference in Corner Brook on Friday...

Approved project funding will help Corner Brook's goal for sewage treatment

Thursday's funding announcement was made by Federal Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote, the Liberal Commons member for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, and Premier Dwight Ball. Today'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...

UPDATED: Joyce, Byrne say they support budget, despite reports to the contrary

The Liberal ministers representing the Corner Brook and Humber-Bay of Islands districts both attended a protest against the budget held in Corner Brook Friday. Afterwards,...

Liberal MHAs say hospital will be built

Neither Byrne nor Eddie Joyce, the MHA for Humber-Bay of Islands, would come out Monday and say the project will be further delayed. Instead, both...

Byrne encourages all views around Grenfell governance

Gerry Byrne, who is also the Liberal representative for Corner Brook, made the comment Friday when asked about the resignation of David Peddle as associate...

Province can survive its major financial crisis, Byrne says

The province's fiscal challenge was not created overnight nor will be resolved as quickly, said Byrne, but he is a big supporter of the approach...

Four west coast MHAs in new cabinet

Long-time Liberal MHA Eddie Joyce, Humber-Bay of Islands, will serve as minister of Municipal Affairs, minister of Service NL, minister responsible for Fire and Emergency...

Meanwhile, about last week, and weeks ahead

... won by Eddie Joyce, while the unverfied north end pointed toward Humber-Gros Morne, won by Premier-designate Dwight Ball, and to the Corner Brook district,...

Byrne ready for transition to provincial politics

Gerry Byrne had no qualms talking about the work his Liberal party has to do now that it is governing this province, but Monday was...

Ask the People

Voters in Newfoundland and Labrador will go to the polls on Monday in an election that many say will change the political landscape of the...

Candidates surprised, disappointed by VON closure

Corner Brook Liberal candidate Gerry Byrne said the manner in which VON announced the Newfoundland closures was “unacceptable.” “To just simply receive a voicemail, as...

Liberals, PCs respond to NDP's pledge for new Transition House

“My concern is, we may be lowballing the figure,” said Byrne. “Once a figure is floated out there … that then becomes a benchmark.” Corner...

NDP pledges $500000 to replace Corner Brook Transition House

The contacted Corner Brook Liberal candidate Gerry Byrne and Progressive Conservative candidate Neville Wheaton for comment, but they couldn't be reached by deadline. Organizations:...

Senior wants government to help people move

The leader of the Liberal Party, along with candidates Gerry Byrne and Eddie Joyce were met with a sea of red balloons and campaign posters...

Liberals promise democratic reforms

Ball (running in Humber-Gros Morne) was standing with candidates Eddie Joyce (Humber-Bay of Islands), Gerry Byrne (Corner Brook) and John Finn (Stephenville- Port au Port).

Still no candidate for Corner Brook

What makes the new district interesting is it's where former Liberal MP Gerry Byrne has chosen to make his jump into provincial politics. Granter has...

Byrne calls for equal tuna fishing access for NL

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

NDP announces plan to lift seniors out of poverty

St. John's East NDP candidate Jack Harris (left) and St. John's South-Mount Pearl NDP candidate Ryan Cleary are seen outside Cleary's campaign headquarters on Bannister...

Matt Wells elected to Steady Brook council

... for the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador in Humber East. From 2000 to 2004, he worked as a student assistant in federal MP...

MP says Transport Canada, Marine Atlantic are hiding studies on national ferry ...

Gerry Byrne says it looks like Transport Canada and Marine Atlantic are covering something up. © Telegram file photo. The ferry Blue ... The Liberal...

EDITORIAL: Eyeing a threat in Port au Port?

The weekend announcement that Liberal MHAs Scott Reid and Stelman Flynn will seek their party's nomination in the same district gives the impression Cornect, a...

MP 'appalled' with halibut quota allocation

“Newfoundland and Labrador fishermen are seeing their share being reduced to 24 per cent as the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (Gail Shea) shows complete...

Bay of Islands shores should not be divided: Joyce

Gerry Byrne says there is little time to account for modifications to what has been put forward by the commission. Joyce, the Bay of Islands...

Speaker says no to Byrne's debate request, but MP is determined to push on

The House of Commons won't be debating the operation of Marine Atlantic, but Gerry Byrne is not giving up. ... “This thing cannot be let...

Byrne calls for debate on Gulf ferry service

Byrne, the Liberal MP for Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte, planned to give formal written notice to the Speaker of the House Commons, Conservative Andrew Scheer, Monday...

EDITORIAL: Parties should continue to strive for equality

It wasn't so long ago — 2011, in fact — that all three major political parties in this province were led by women: the Liberals...

Estimates document hints at possible Marine Atlantic cut

“If the five-year funding plan has ended, the question is, what next? It's not like things were awesome during those five years.” Liberal MP Gerry...

Municipalities should not have to pay for 911 fire dispatch: Joyce

At a public meeting held by the Liberal member for the Bay of Islands this week, Joyce questioned what exactly municipalities are paying for to...

A nightmare in the nation's capital

As the weariness of a long and frightening day was audible in Gerry Byrne's voice, the relief and excitement of just being transferred to a...

NDP promises 1 million new child-care spaces if it wins next federal election

New Democrat MPs Jack Harris and Ryan Cleary discuss the finer points of playing with toy plastic dinosaurs with children at the Daybreak Childcare Centre...

Hickey, Watton confirmed as new federal riding Liberal hopefuls

The riding will cover an area from the southwest coast to St. Anthony and takes in a large portion of the current riding of Humber-St.

Mark Watton in as Liberal nomination candidate for Longe Range Mountains ...

Watton credited current MPs Judy Foote and Gerry Byrne for their strong representation of the riding. Born and raised in Corner Brook, Watton has worked,...

Dumaresque considering run to replace Gerry Byrne

The new riding, which will come into effect for the next federal election, will take in a large part of Liberal MP Gerry Byrne's current...

Danny Dumaresque considering making a run to replace Gerry Byrne

CBC.ca The new riding, which will come into effect for the next federal election, will take in a large part of Liberal MP Gerry Byrne's current...

*UPDATED* Byrne confirms he wants seat in House of Assembly

CBC.ca Claude Wilton has been a longtime supporter of the Liberal party and he says he now has one more big reason to be excited about...

Byrne confirms he wants seat in House of Assembly

Claude Wilton has been a longtime supporter of the Liberal party and he says he now has one more big reason to be excited about...

Byrne mum on political future until next week

Gerry Byrne said it will be early next week before he provides further details on his future as a politician. The Liberal MP for Humber-St.

Time for a change: Liberal candidate Scott Reid handily wins byelection

VOCM The unofficial results from Elections Newfoundland and Labrador showed Scott Reid of the Liberals finishing with 2,211 votes, Wally Childs of the Progressive Conservatives with...

Corner Brook men add another portion of coastline to their kayaking vacations

It was all smooth sailing this time around as Peter Yates and Harold Moore tacked on another leg to their sea kayaking adventures along Newfoundland's...

Pressure mounting to ensure fracking review is truly independent

Canadian Underwriter The news of an independent external review of fracking is being welcomed by just about everyone. The concern now is ensuring the work is...

Most NL First Nations politicians make less than MHA backbenchers

Nothing about the audited financial statements leaps out as shocking, and nor should it, according to Liberal MP Gerry Byrne. In addition to being an...

O'Regan planning to run for Liberals in St. John's South-Mount Pearl

VOCM Burton wouldn't rule out a run for political office in the future, but said he just can't make it happen right now. St. John's South-Mount...

Mulcair says more money needed in fisheries science

Mulcair was flanked by local MPs Ryan Cleary and Jack Harris as he spoke to the media. He said the meeting contained fisheries researchers from...

Marshall preparing for life of normalcy

Sensing the direction of questions that were coming his way, Marshall pointed out he still has six weeks until the Progressive Conservative Leadership convention will...

Out of touch

Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says the science supports the cut and she is just following the long-standing “last-in, first-out” policy. That means ... As...

Byrne sees advantages to running provincially

Liberal incumbents Scott Andrews, Yvonne Jones and Scott Simms will all be on the ballot — Andrews in the new riding of Avalon, Jones in...