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In Memoriam: Senator Bill Rompkey

In Memoriam: Senator Bill Rompkey

The Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador offers sincere condolences for the family and friends of Senator Bill Rompkey, who passed away this week at the age of 80. He will be remembered as a strong voice advocating on behalf of Labrador, first as a Member of Parliament from 1972 to 1995, and then as

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NL Seafood Industry Showcased at Major Exposition

NL Seafood Industry Showcased at Major Exposition

Premier Dwight Ball and Fisheries Minister Steve Crocker were in Boston this past weekend to promote Newfoundland and Labrador’s world-class fishery at North America’s largest exposition of seafood. Seafood Expo North America, which ran from March 19 to March 21, was a vital chance to showcase economic opportunities in our province’s fishery to an audience

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Liberals Announce $3 Billion Multi-Year Infrastructure Plan

Liberals Announce $3 Billion Multi-Year Infrastructure Plan

Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced a multi-year plan for infrastructure investments. The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments outlines commitments to education, health, buildings and roads, and municipal infrastructure through an investment of nearly $3 billion. The plan includes the following investments by sector over...

Team Gushue Clinches Stunning Brier Win

Team Gushue Clinches Stunning Brier Win

A hometown crowd was treated to a stunning victory by Brad Gushue and his team in the 2017 Brier last night at Mile One. Gushue’s final rock clinched a 7-6 win over Team Canada, earning Newfoundland and Labrador its first Brier title since 1976. Team Newfoundland and Labrador is skipped by Brad Gushue, with Mark

Liberals Remember Cougar Flight 491 Tragedy

Liberals Remember Cougar Flight 491 Tragedy

March 12, 2009 is a day that will never be forgotten by any resident of Newfoundland and Labrador. The crash of Cougar Flight 491 into the North Atlantic Ocean, en route to the SeaRose Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel, resulted in the deaths of 17 people. Only one person survived. A memorial service will be

Liberals Secure $100-Million Fishery Investment

Liberals Secure $100-Million Fishery Investment

The fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador will receive $100 million from the federal government as part of the Atlantic Fisheries Fund. The fund is aimed at ensuring that the province’s fishery is competitive on international markets and fueled by innovation and growth. Speaking to media on Friday, Premier Dwight Ball said that this money will

Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune District Association AGM

Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune District Association AGM

The Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune District Association is holding its first Annual General Meeting and election of officers on Saturday, April 8th, at the St. Alban’s Lions Club starting at 11:00am. Any questions? Please call our office at 722-2201.

Liberal Women’s Representation Motion Passes Unanimously

Liberal Women’s Representation Motion Passes Unanimously

It doesn’t happen often, but on March 1st we saw a unique vote called on a motion in our legislature that was unanimously agreed to by all parties. Wednesday afternoons are designated as Private Members Day in the legislature.  This allows backbench MHAs from all of the parties to propose motions to the House for

Terra Nova District Association Dinner & Auction

Terra Nova District Association Dinner & Auction

with special guests the Honorable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs & Environment, and Colin Holloway, MHA.  Friday, March 3rd, 2017 6:30 pm Meet & Greet – 7:00 pm Dinner Clarenville Inn Cost: $20 To purchase a ticket, please contact Gloria at (709 )548-2212 or Valerie at (709) 427-2404. Please RSVP by March 1st.

Atlantic Premiers Collaborating to Grow the Economy

Atlantic Premiers Collaborating to Grow the Economy

Atlantic Premiers are working together to find innovative solutions to grow the region’s economy and address the challenges facing Atlantic Canadians. Premier Dwight Ball of Newfoundland and Labrador welcomed Premier Wade MacLauchlan of Prince Edward Island and Premier Brian Gallant of New Brunswick to the Council of Atlantic Premiers’ meeting, with Premier Stephen McNeil of

Cathy Bennett to Address the United Nations

Cathy Bennett to Address the United Nations

Finance Minister Cathy Bennett will head to New York City next month to address the United Nations on cyber-bullying. Bennett, who is also the minister responsible for the status of women, will be joining a delegation led by her federal counterpart, MP Maryam Monsef. In December 2016, Minister Bennett hosted a media availability where she

Premier Ball Announces New Acute Care Regional Hospital for Western NL

Premier Ball Announces New Acute Care Regional Hospital for Western NL

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today confirmed the Provincial Government’s commitment to construct a new acute care regional hospital in Corner Brook. The new regional hospital will include the same services as available at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, as well as an expanded cancer care program, which will include radiation services.