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NEW Whitebourne School Situation is a Farce That Should Be Stopped: Michael

The education critic for the NDP, Lorraine Michael, says the board should respect the court's ruling. She also says it's time for the minister, Dale...

Ball's 43% Drop in Approval Ratings 'Unprecedented': Angus Reid

The Executive Director of the Angus Reid Institute says Premier Dwight Ball's 43 per cent plummet in approval ratings is "unprecedented". Angus Reid released it's...

NDP Members Accuse Government of Avoiding Levy Issue

NDP members are accusing the Liberal government of focusing on political gamesmanship over listening to their constituents. MHA Lorraine Michael presented the motion to scrap...

Bull Arm Workers Blame Dwight Ball for Unplowed Roads

Windsor says everyone knows when the crowds are on the highway from Bull Arm and Long Harbour, and says the blame lies squarely with Premier...

Bull Arm Workers Blame Dwight Ball for Unplowed Roads

Windsor says everyone knows when the crowds are on the highway from Bull Arm and Long Harbour, and says the blame lies squarely with Premier...

Bull Arm Workers Blame Dwight Ball for Unplowed Roads

Windsor says everyone knows when the crowds are on the highway from Bull Arm and Long Harbour, and says the blame lies squarely with Premier...

Dwight Ball's Liberal Government: The First 100 Days

Thursday , March 24 2016 | 12:42:15 PM. The Liberals are touting their list of accomplishments after their first 100 days in office, which...

Dwight Ball's Liberal Government: The First 100 Days

Thursday , March 24 2016 | 12:42:15 PM. The Liberals are touting their list of accomplishments after their first 100 days in office, which...

Too Late to Cancel Muskrat Falls? Government Reviewing Options

A review of the Muskrat Falls project announced back in December has left the door open for government to cancel the project, but the Premier...

Michael Appalled at Cuts to Province's Library System

NDP Education critic Lorraine Michael says she's appalled by government plans to make drastic cuts to the province's library system. The Torbay library may be...

Lorraine Michael Questions Whether Province is Ready for All-Day Kindergarten

NDP MHA Lorraine Michael says while she fully supports all-day kindergarten, she isn't sure the province is ready to roll it out in September. Michael...

Lorraine Michael Questions Whether Province is Ready for All-Day Kindergarten

NDP MHA Lorraine Michael says while she fully supports all-day kindergarten, she isn't sure the province is ready to roll it out in September. Michael...

Dwight Ball Names Parliamentary Secretaries and Assistants

Friday , December 18 2015 | 5:42:14 PM. Comments. The five parliamentary secretaries and assistants have been named by Premier Dwight Ball. MHA for...

Dwight Ball Meets with Prime Minister Trudeau

Premier-designate Dwight Ball met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, provincial cabinet minister Judy Foote and other MPs in Ottawa yesterday. Ball says they had a...

Deficit Dilemma: Will Dwight Ball Follow Through on HST Promise?

Premier- designate Dwight Ball has named his transition team. it's chaired by former Lieutenant Governor Edward Roberts, and includes Gary Norris, former Clerk of the...

Will There Be a Lucky Number 13?

Joey became Premier on April 1, 1949, the day Newfoundland joined confederation. His Liberal government held office until January 18, 1972. ... Tom Marshall was...

Will There Be a Lucky Number 13?

Tom Marshall was first elected to office in 2003. He was re-elected in 2007 and 2011. He has served in several high profile cabinet positions,...

Dwight Ball Missed During VOCM Leaders Debate

CBC.caThere was a noticeable absence of Liberal Leader Dwight Ball today during 's Leader Debate 2015. PC Leader Paul Davis and NDP Leader Earle McCurdy...

Cleary Says Provincial NDP is Poisonous

Ryan Cleary says the provincial NDP is poisonous, and that someone from the party told the federal wing that he was responsible for the 2013...

Minimum Wage Increase Inadequate due to Rising Cost of Living: MHA

MHA Lorraine Michael says the recent provincial minimum wage hike will not provide workers with sufficient income, due to rising cost of living. Michael notes...

Government Releases Report on Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trade

The provincial government today released a report on sexual exploitation and the sex trade when years ago, government implied it was dangerous to even acknowledge...

Liberals Refuse to Take Part in Leadership Debate

The Liberals have declined an invitation to take part in the News St. John's Board of Trade Leaders Debate. Dwight Ball says he will...

NDP MHA Shares Business Community Concerns on P3s

NDP MHA Lorraine Michael says it's troubling to hear the business community begin to raise concerns when it comes to public-private partnerships. Michael was responding...

Lorraine Michael to Announce Where She Will Run in Coming Days

Lorraine Michael will announce in the coming days which district she intends to run in, in the upcoming election. The NDP has had a stranglehold...

Lorraine Michael to Announce Where She Will Run in Coming Days

Lorraine Michael will announce in the coming days which district she intends to run in, in the upcoming election. The NDP has had a stranglehold...

Lorraine Michael to Announce Where She Will Run in Coming Days

Lorraine Michael will announce in the coming days which district she intends to run in, in the upcoming election. The NDP has had a stranglehold...

New Democrats Surge in Latest CRA Poll

He says anything can change. He says Earle McCurdy appears to have made a difference in that his own numbers are double what Lorraine Michael...

Remove Politics from Fishery: MHA

NDP MHA Lorraine Michael says its time to remove politics from the fishery. Michael was among those on-hand in Corner Brook this week to rally...

Government Considering Industrial Inquiry into IOC

In the House of Assembly, Lorraine Michael asked the Premier to step in to help the workers. Paul Davis called the situation in Lab West...

Province Has Empty Long-Term Care Beds While Funding Private Ones

The facility opened last September but it's yet to operate at full capacity because of a shortage of licensed practical nurses. Health Minister Steve Kent...

Still No Timeline on Electricity System Review

The review was meant to examine the operation management, and regulation of the electrical grids to ensure reliability and security as well as a smooth...

Teachers' Association Reacts to Teacher Cuts

The NLTA says it is very concerned about the impact a reduction in teacher allocations will have on the classroom. Education Minister Derrick Dalley announced...

Premier Orders External Review of Sexual Harassment Policies

The Premier has ordered an external review of sexual harrassment policies. The move follows a series in The Telegram in which a former government employee...

Premier to Meet with Indigenous Leaders to Discuss Controversial Comments

Davis says all Ministers have been part of presentations about culture and diversity, and while you can never receive too much of it, he says...

Opposition Parties Want the Province to help Displaced Workers

Opposition parties want the province to help workers displaced by a weekend fire at a fish plant in Cottlesville. While government says it will be...

All-Party Committee Continues to Denounce Shrimp Quota Cuts

The all-party fish committee has sent another letter to Ottawa denouncing cuts to shrimp quotas. While the three political parties support the rollover this year,...

Longtime NDP Leader Lorraine Michael Says Goodbye

Lorraine Michael has given her final speech as leader of the New Democrats. A new leader will be elected this afternoon. About 1,500 members will...

Lorraine Michael's Last Day as Leader, NDP Convention Tomorrow

The NDP will choose a new leader this weekend at their convention in St. John's. Tomorrow morning, outgoing leader Lorraine Michael will give her farewell...

ATIPPA Review Recommends Sweeping Changes, Reversals on Bill 29

Bill 29 is all but history after a review committee recommended sweeping changes to the province's privacy and access to information laws. The provincial government...

NDP Leadership Candidates Showcased in Province-Wide Debate

Chris Bruce, Mike Goosney and Earle McCurdy are all seeking the party's top job to replace outgoing leader, Lorraine Michael. While all three men see...

Province to Receive Additional $230-Million from Vale

Amendments to the Voisey's Bay agreement will see the province compensated $230-million to allow the company to export more nickel because of construction delays in...

CUPE and Mount Pearl Back to the Bargaining Table Tuesday

Mount Pearl and CUPE will head back to the bargaining Tuesday with the help of a conciliator to see if progress can be made on...

Liberals Starting Town Hall Meetings Across Province

Liberal leader Dwight Ball says Let's Connect will begin next week, with visits to nine communities. At Confederation Building today, Ball made the announcement with...

New Minister has No Plans to Run in Byelections

CBC.ca Judy Manning, Minister of Public Safety, says she has no intentions of running in either of the three upcoming byelections. Manning was named to Cabinet...

Major Departmental Changes and Kent Named Deputy Premier

NDP leader Lorraine Michael says she's shocked that there no longer appears to be a provincial Department of Justice. Paul Davis appointed lawyer Judy Manning,...

Major Departmental Changes and Kent Named Deputy Premier

Opposition Leader Dwight Ball says he was very surprised by the appointment of Judy Manning to the new department of Public Safety. He says the...

Opposition Calls for Inquiry into Humber Valley 'Cover-Up'

CBC.ca The AG determined the deadline of the PC leadership race was a factor in the decision to terminate the contract given it was made in...

Nick McGrath Resigns from Cabinet after AG Report Released

He says the people of the province won't be fooled by attempts by government to disconnect the two events. NDP Leader Lorraine Michael says the...

Davis Sworn in as Province's 12th Premier

He says he's also willing to take a closer look at the ideas presented by the other leadership candidates. Opposition Leader Dwight Ball is sending...

Davis Sworn in as 12th Premier

Paul Davis will officially become the province's twelfth Premier in a ceremony today. The former RNC officer was named PC leader two weeks ago. In...