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What’s in a caucus? House grapples with inconsistent definitions amid birth of new parties

The House of Assembly Management Commission is considering changing the definition of a caucus. That's because the House's current definitions are inconsistent, and because...
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‘Bit early to tell’ if province will reach surplus by 2022-23, premier says

Premier Dwight Ball says it's too early to tell if the province will get back to surplus by 2022-23. That's after Finance Minister Tom...
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No new credit rating downgrade, but Tom Osborne ‘won’t sacrifice services’ to get to...

DBRS has held the provincial government's credit rating at A (low) with a stable trend. That's just a few months after Moody's downgraded the...
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House Management Commission debates capping legal compensation for future MHA misconduct investigations

The House of Assembly Management Commission is considering placing a cap on compensation for legal fees when MHAs are accused of misconduct. That's after...
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St. John’s East candidates debate population decline and mortgage rules

Population decline and mortgage rules for first-time home buyers were two of the issues that came up at Tuesday's candidates' debate hosted by the...
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Woman calls on federal parties to remove taxes from medical cannabis

Federal candidates in St. John's East were questioned Tuesday on why medical cannabis isn't treated the same as other prescription drugs. A woman called...
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N.L. needs ‘friends in high places,’ Ches Crosbie says in support of Andrew Scheer

The federal Conservatives and provincial Tories have had an on-again, off-again relationship for the last few elections. On Sunday, it was officially on again...
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Andrew Scheer promises to talk to province about rate mitigation if elected prime minister

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says he is willing to sit down with the province and talk about Muskrat Falls rate mitigation if he becomes...
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O’Regan and Whalen still support Trudeau after his apology for ‘brownface’ photos

The federal election took a major turn Wednesday night when photos of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in "brownface" came to light. Seamus O'Regan and...
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Trudeau’s commitment on rate mitigation not good enough, say opposition parties

The provincial opposition parties are concerned about this week's comments from federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau on rate mitigation. They say Premier Dwight Ball...