Despite its many virtues, with an aging population, a growing deficit, and limited immigration, it would be hard for anyone to govern Newfoundland and Labrador.
While many of the buildings have been repurposed at the former American military base in Stephenville, Nfld., there are still rusting hangars and street signs with American state names that make it look like an abandoned movie set. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Caddell
CORNER BROOK, N.L.—Politics is a hard business anywhere, but in Newfoundland and Labrador, it is a blood sport. And in a tough economy, it gets even harder.
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A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.
Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner