The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Association (RNCA) has donated more than $38,000 to political parties since 2001, but former police union president Tim Buckle says he’d be happier if the government banned corporate and union donations altogether.
Studying Canadian democracy without an eye to provincial politics is like trying to understand the Atlantic Ocean from a floatplane: the view is interesting, but you miss most of the elements that give it life.
As Candace Carnahan stood in front of a crowd at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s to tell her experience of losing her leg in an industrial accident, she easily captured the attention of everyone in the room.
Many eyes will probably be on U.S. President Donald Trump today, when he speaks to the United Nations General Assembly. It’s his first such speech, and it will be interesting to see who shows up: the more-moderate version of President Trump who sticks to the notes others have written, or the off-the-cuff, angry leader who loves airing old grievances.
Nothing seems as out of place in this province as a vehicle with out-of-province plates, clearly tourists, travelling at the posted speed limit while scores of cars stream past them. You can imagine the discussion in the car: “Honey, everyone’s passing you. Are you sure the speed limit’s 100 km/h?”
This year, 2017, right now, was supposed to be the one — the year that the Holyrood Generating Station was supposed to be taken out of full-time service, and only used for backup power for five years or so.
It seems to be a heck of a tall undertaking, assembling a basketball team from scratch in two months, but the frontman for St. John’s first professional hoops team says relax, don’t worry, things are falling into place.
The four-time defending champions Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs have a two-game stranglehold in the semifinal, while The Bigs are also up two games in their series as the St. John’s Molson Senior Men’s Softball League continued their playoffs Sunday.
SEATTLE - The head of one of Canada's few tech “unicorns” and other industry players are joining the chorus of opposition to Ottawa's proposed small business tax changes, saying the plan could stifle investment and innovation in a country trying to poise itself as an entrepreneurial hotbed.
TORONTO — Doctors across Canada who support Finance Minister Bill Morneau's proposed tax reforms say they want their voices to be heard above the din of criticism from colleagues and medical societies.