On Monday, in an unprecedented collaboration among Atlantic Canadian newspapers, The Telegram began a detailed examination of the Canadian Senate.
For five days next week, along with The Telegraph-Journal of Saint John, The Daily Gleaner of Fredericton, The Times and Transcript of Moncton and The Guardian of Charlottetown, The Telegram will carry articles that we have developed together. On the sixth day, next Saturday, we will publish an unprecedented joint editorial.
Our daily newspapers believe the Senate can be reformed to more eloquently represent our provincial and regional interests. We believe the Prime Minister’s willingness to have each province, in effect, choose its own senators is an opportunity of historic importance. Among Atlantic governments, only New Brunswick has recognized the importance of this moment.
We hope our series will encourage others to think about how the Senate has failed our region for 145 years and why now is our best…
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The province spent $500,000 on helicopter services when ferries broke down or were docked because of ice clogged routes in just one single fiscal year. The Telegram has obtained information on ferry breakdowns and service disruptions as well as the costs involved to the province.
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As the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery moves through a series of changes — in leadership at the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union, in international trade deals, in changing stocks — The Telegram has pulled together a series of stories to place the present in context and provide thoughts on the future. The goal is to spark discussion on what we, as a province, want the fishery to look like, what we want it to be, what is possible.