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Ottawa announces $153 million for Ocean Supercluster

The federal government announced $153 million for the Ocean Super cluster in St. John's on Friday. The money will be matched dollar-for-dollar by private...

Status of Women enters new era as standalone cabinet portfolio

NDP leader Gerry Rogers and the St. John's Status of Women Council are happy to see the status of women become a standalone cabinet...

House debates bill introducing family-violence leave

The provincial government has introduced a bill in the House of Assembly that will require employers to provide family-violence leave. Victims will be granted...

Dale Kirby and Eddie Joyce apologize after House votes for reprimands

Dale Kirby and Eddie Joyce have apologized to the House of Assembly after MHAs voted on reports by the commissioner for legislative standards. Meanwhile,...

Higher oil prices reduce projected provincial deficit to $547 million

The projected deficit has been revised down to $547 million from $683 million, Finance Minister Tom Osborne announced Tuesday. The decrease in red ink...

Ches Crosbie may ask for investigation into lobbying for cannabis producers

Opposition leader Ches Crosbie is considering asking the Commissioner of Lobbyists to investigate what he describes as suspicious activities. Crosbie says two men who...

MHAs question commissioner on reports into misconduct allegations

Bruce Chaulk, the commissioner for legislative standards, appeared on the floor of the House of Assembly on Monday. He faced questions from MHAs about...

Opposition says health minister unaware of private ambulance funding problem

Some private ambulance operators say they have not received money that was due at the end of the month. The opposition alleges that Health...

Sherry Gambin-Walsh asks for partial leave from House while Eddie Joyce...

Service N.L. Minister Sherry Gambin-Walsh says she finds it hard to work in the House of Assembly when independent MHA Eddie Joyce is present....

House waiting for consultants to proceed with debate on commissioner’s reports

The debate over reports on allegations of harassment is on hold as the speaker determines when consultants Rubin Thomlinson can be brought to the...