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Premier launches Phase 2 of ‘The Way Forward’ with focus on...

Premier Dwight Ball unveiled Phase 2 of his "Way Forward" plan on Monday. The first phase was criticized for not addressing unemployment, so a...

Cathy Bennett says provincial budget will have less borrowing than last...

A recent poll by Corporate Research Associates found 74 per cent of respondents are very concerned about the provincial debt. Finance Minister Cathy Bennett...

Cathy Bennett ‘very optimistic’ Budget 2017 will hit $800-million deficit target

Finance Minister Cathy Bennett says she is "very optimistic" she will hit her deficit target of $800 million in Budget 2017. The government laid out...

Muskrat Falls critics slam report on dam safety, call for inquiry

Critics of the Muskrat Falls project are slamming a report released last week by Nalcor on the safety of the dam. One engineer says...

Committee recommends cod stock rebuilding plan, new name for food fishery

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans presented its report on the Northern Cod stocks on Monday. The committee recommended annual...

$3-billion infrastructure program a new ‘megaproject’, premier says

The provincial budget is still three weeks away, but on Friday the government jumped out ahead by announcing $3 billion in infrastructure spending over...

Cathy Bennett aims to hit deficit targets in provincial budget April...

Finance Minister Cathy Bennett will deliver her second budget speech on April 6, she announced Thursday. The government is still facing a massive deficit...

MHAs vote to defer thorny pension issue again

The House of Assembly Management Commission voted Wednesday evening to defer dealing with the MHA Pension Plan for a second time. The Liberal caucus has...

Still unknown how much province will chip in for Atlantic Fisheries...

Premier Dwight Ball was taken to task Tuesday for the new Atlantic Fisheries Fund. Ottawa has promised $100 million for Newfoundland and Labrador, but...

Premier says poll numbers won’t push him off budget plan

Budget 2017 isn't even out yet, but the governing Liberals' polling numbers are already taking a hit. But Premier Dwight Ball says the drop...