House of Assembly

House of Assembly closes for Christmas

The fall sitting of the House of Assembly ended Tuesday night as MHAs said their farewells and returned to their districts. The four-and-a-half week sitting...
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Bill 61 paves way for N.L. to publish first Sunshine List next year

The name of every public servant in the province earning more than $100,000 a year will be published in a sunshine list starting next...
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Government moves ahead with bill to create new senior’s advocate

Premier Dwight Ball made good on another campaign promise Tuesday with legislation to create the province's first senior's advocate. NTV's Ryan Harding reports.
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Liberals and Tories backtrack on controversial MHA pension vote

Both the Liberals and Tories are backing down from a controversial vote last week to give better pension benefits to new MHAs. The decision...
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NAPE warns MHA pension vote will make contract talks more difficult

The province's largest union is shocked and appalled after a vote to cover rookie MHAs under older, more lucrative pension rules at a potential...
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Bill 55 to allow youth to be detained for 20 days to detox from...

Health Minister John Haggie has introduced legislation that will help youth with severe addiction problems. Bill 55 will allow young people to be detained...

Commission votes to cover new MHAs under old pension rules

The House of Assembly Management Commission voted Wednesday evening to grandfather the freshman class of MHAs into the older, more lucrative pension plan. The commission...
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Government wants to protect borrowers from payday loan companies with Bill 52

The province doesn't currently have any laws to protect borrowers from the payday loan industry. But that's about to change with the introduction of...
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Will new House rules end the filibuster as we know it?

The House of Assembly has changed its rules to reduce overnight settings and get more work done during business hours. The Tories say that...
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House of Assembly reviewing constituency allowances 10 years after spending scandal

Ten years have passed since the House of Assembly spending scandal broke in the media with the resignation of Ed Byrne. The Green report...