Newfoundlanders head to provincial polls after a muted ‘non-campaign’

Voters in Newfoundland and Labrador head to the polls today to decide the fate of Premier Dwight Ball’s Liberal government after an election campaign that focused on two leaders – neither of whom is particularly well-liked by the public. Recent…

N.L. leaders to square off tonight in first TV debate of provincial election

Leaders of Newfoundland and Labrador’s three elected parties will square off tonight in the first televised political debate of the province’s election campaign. Liberal Premier Dwight Ball will debate Tory Leader Ches Crosbie – his closest rival in the May…

Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election called for May 16

Premier Dwight Ball has called an early election in Newfoundland and Labrador for May 16, in what’s shaping up as a close race between the ruling Liberals and opposition Tories. Ball made the announcement Wednesday evening in the lobby of…

N.L. Liberals deliver optimistic 2019 budget with provincial election looming

Newfoundland and Labrador tabled an optimistic election-year budget Tuesday, taking stock of economic improvements since the provincial Liberals took office and resisting any tax hikes. The $8.4-billion spending plan is set against a forecasted deficit of $522 million, a number…

Renewed Atlantic Accord provides big boost to N.L. Liberals ahead of possible election

In Newfoundland and Labrador, the mood is brighter than it’s been in a while. After five years of drowning in debt from the slide in oil prices, the federal government has thrown the province a lifeline. The province will receive…

Newfoundland and Labrador to get word this evening on Atlantic Accord

Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier will update his province tonight on negotiations to revise the Atlantic Accord, a crucial federal-provincial agreement on offshore resource revenues. Premier Dwight Ball and federal cabinet minister Seamus O’Regan are holding a joint media event in…

Stephen McNeil has lowest approval rating of any Canadian premier, QC’s Legault has highest: poll

Nova Scotia’s long-serving premier Stephen McNeil has the lowest approval rating of any premier in Canada, while Quebec’s François Legault is the most popular provincial head of government with roughly six-in-ten Quebeckers approving of him. The figures come from a…