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Mount Scio Annual District Association Wine and Cheese

Mount Scio Annual District Association Wine and Cheese

Please join Dale Kirby, MHA for Mount Scio and Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, for his 2nd Annual Mount Scio Liberal District Association Wine and Cheese Reception on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Special Guest: Hon. Eddie Joyce MHA for Humber – Bay of Islands and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment Wine, refreshments

Liberal Government Commended for Improvements to Financial Reporting

Liberal Government Commended for Improvements to Financial Reporting

The Liberal Government has received praise from a well-respected think tank on improvements it has made to the way financial reporting happens in this province. The C. D. Howe Institute published a report this week called Numbers You Can Trust? The Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments, 2017. The report assesses governments across Canada and

Liberals Fund New Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Program

Liberals Fund New Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Program

On Tuesday in St. John’s, Justice Minister Andrew Parsons, along with federal counterpart Jody Wilson-Raybould, announced a new program to assist survivors of sexual assault. The Sexual Assault Response Pilot Program will offer survivors free independent legal advice to help them navigate the court system and make informed decisions. Minister Parsons says that the unfortunate

Thank you to all of our volunteers

Thank you to all of our volunteers

This week, the province is celebrating National Volunteer Week from April 23–29. The Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador would like to thank all of our outstanding volunteers throughout the province. Premier Dwight Ball is encouraging residents to celebrate the contributions of all volunteers in the province during National Volunteer Week, April 23–29. “Every sector in

Minister Crocker seeks compensation for harvesters impacted by ice conditions

Minister Crocker seeks compensation for harvesters impacted by ice conditions

Fisheries Minister Steve Crocker has written to the Federal Government to request compensation to harvesters and plan workers impacted by the severe ice conditions being experienced throughout the province this spring. The large concentration of sea ice on our shores has delayed the start of the snow crab and lobster fisheries, which would normally be

Hebron Megaproject Nears First Oil

Hebron Megaproject Nears First Oil

Today, Premier Dwight Ball and Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady joined project co-venturers for Hebron’s tow-out celebration at the Bull Arm Site. Hebron is the province’s fourth offshore oil project. The Hebron co-venturers are: ExxonMobil Canada Properties, Chevron Canada Limited, Suncor Energy Inc., Statoil Canada Ltd., Nalcor Energy – Oil and Gas Inc. First oil is expected

Budget 2017: Justice Department Investments

Budget 2017: Justice Department Investments

Budget 2017 contains funding for a number of progressive initiatives within the Department of Justice and Public Safety. These include funding for inquiries in the public interest, for the provision of legal counsel for victims of sexual assault, improvements to the provincial court system, and other significant investments. Public Inquiries Within the Justice Department, Government

Atlantic Premiers Collaborate on Clean Energy

Atlantic Premiers Collaborate on Clean Energy

Premier Dwight Ball was in Saint John, New Brunswick this week to participate in the Council of Atlantic Premiers. He joined Liberal Premiers Brian Gallant, Stephen McNeil, and Wade MacLauchlan in a series of meetings intended to foster regional economic development and co-operation on issues of mutual interest. At this week’s meetings, the Liberal Premiers

Liberals Congratulate Team Gushue on World Title

Liberals Congratulate Team Gushue on World Title

Team Gushue has extended their impressive record this year, winning the World Championship as Team Canada last night in Edmonton, Alberta. After a captivating win at the Tim Horton’s Brier just a few weeks ago, skip Gushue, third Mark Nichols, second Brett Walker and lead Geoff Walker showed Canada’s true talent, holding a record of

Cathy Bennett Delivers Post-Budget Keynote to the Board of Trade

Cathy Bennett Delivers Post-Budget Keynote to the Board of Trade

Finance Minister Cathy Bennett delivered a keynote address to the St. John’s Board of Trade, one day after presenting Budget 2017 in the House of Assembly. Her speech, delivered to a sold-out crowd, outlined Newfoundland and Labrador’s economic situation, which is much improved less than two years after the Liberals formed government. It is your hard

Budget 2017 Proof the Liberal Plan is Working

Budget 2017 Proof the Liberal Plan is Working

In less than two years, the Liberal government has reduced Newfoundland and Labrador’s structural deficit from $2.7 billion to $778 million — a reduction of 71.2%. When Premier Ball and his Cabinet took office in late 2015, the situation was grim: spending was out of control, debt was mounting, and waste was rampant. The PC

Seniors’ Benefit and NL Income Supplement Payments Issued

Seniors’ Benefit and NL Income Supplement Payments Issued

Today, eligible individuals and families across the province will receive the next payment of the new Newfoundland and Labrador Income Supplement and the enhanced Newfoundland and Labrador Seniors’ Benefit. These funding initiatives were implemented to protect low-income residents of the province as we continue the work of getting Newfoundland and Labrador back on track. Since

Kaetlyn Osmond Dazzles with Silver at Worlds

Kaetlyn Osmond Dazzles with Silver at Worlds

Kaetlyn Osmond will be adding more hardware to her impressive collection, which includes three Canadian championship golds and a silver medal in the Olympic team event at Sochi in 2014. The Marystown native has been the dominant force in Canadian women’s figure skating since 2013. This week she turned in a dazzling performance at the 2017

Minister Cathy Bennett Visits the United Nations

Minister Cathy Bennett Visits the United Nations

Earlier this month, Minister Cathy Bennett was part of the Canadian delegation that attended the 61st Session of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women in New York City. Cathy met with community groups, stakeholders and government officials from all over the world to discuss key issues affecting the economic and social