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Leadership convention expanded into AGM

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

PC Party(April 23, 2014) The Progressive Conservative Party will be expanding its July 4-5 Leadership Convention to include an Annual General Meeting and will use the opportunity to coordinate plans for the next general election, expected in 2015. Delegates will have the opportunity to confirm Mr. Frank Coleman as the Party’s new leader….

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PC Party acknowledges candidate withdrawal…

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

PC Party(April 17, 2014) The co-chairs of the Leadership Convention Committee, Tommy Williams and Sheila Kelly-Blackmore, have confirmed that Mr. Bill Barry has withdrawn his candidacy for Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. With this decision, Mr. Frank Coleman is the sole candidate for PC Party Leader. Pursuant to the Party’s Constitution, Mr. Coleman’s leadership must be confirmed by delegates at the Leadership Convention on July 5, 2014….

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Federal quota allocations for shrimp must be fair

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

shrimp(April 2, 5, 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2014) “The Federal Government just issued short-term quotas to get the shrimp fishery started, but there are clear indications that there will be a significant reduction in the total allowable catch for shrimp this year in response to a decline in shrimp stocks. If the Federal Government applies a policy called “Last In, First Out,” almost all of this reduction will be experienced by the province’s inshore fleet. This fleet sector comprises small boat harvesters, and this quota cut would severely jeopardize many enterprises.”

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Update on Muskrat Falls

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

Muskrat Falls(April 15, 2014) Today Nalcor Energy publicly released the independent engineer’s report on the Muskrat Falls generation station, the Labrador Transmission Assets and the Labrador‐Island Link (Muskrat Falls Project), prepared by MWH Canada Inc. (MWH) for the Government of Canada in November 2013.

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Independent review of electricity system

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

electricity(April 7 and 2, 2014) An expert consultant will be hired to review the current electricity system including generation, transmission, and distribution; system governance, legislation and regulation; and emerging trends and technologies in the North American electricity sector. The review will also assess the legislative and governance models in other jurisdictions, including the current model in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Memorial students celebrate historic investments

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

students(April 4, 2014) “The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recognizes the value of post-secondary education for students, their communities and the economy of the province. Budget 2014 commits $14.7 million for two years to eliminate provincial student loans, with a projected investment of approximately $50.6 million over five years, and is the latest in a number of initiatives aimed at reducing student debt. We appreciate students’ recognition of the historic investments in post-secondary education and the fact that Newfoundland and Labrador has the best student aid package and lowest undergraduate tuition in the country,” said Finance minister Charlene Johnson.

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Full review of access to information act

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

ATIPPA review(April 2, 2014) The majority of members of the legislature defeated a private member’s motion today regarding the immediate repealing of Bill 29. During debate, the Provincial Government highlighted the importance of balanced access to information, and reiterated the commitment to review the entire Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act as amended by Bill 29.

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Budget 2014

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

Budget 2014(March 27, 2014) Finance minister Charlene Johnson delivered the province’s 2014 Budget in the House of Assembly on March 27. “As we share our prosperity, advance fairness in our society and strive for balance, let us recommit ourselves to the task of building on the solid foundation we have established.” Read the details in the news releases on the Budget 2014 website.

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Oversight of Muskrat Falls

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

Muskrat Falls(March 24, 2014) Natural Resources minister Derrick Dalley provided an overview of the oversight process for the construction phase of the Muskrat Falls Project on Monday, March 24, in the House of Assembly.

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Premier launches Open Government Initiative

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

Open Government Initiative(March 20, 2014) Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador will have new opportunities to shape policy and decision-making with the launch today of an Open Government Initiative by Premier Tom Marshall. The Premier was joined by the Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement, Steve Kent, in making the announcement.

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Independent review of ATIPPA access law

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

ATIPPA review(March 18, 2014) Premier Tom Marshall has appointed three individuals with expertise in law, privacy legislation and journalism to conduct the independent statutory review of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (ATIPP) Act In making the announcement, Premier Marshall noted that government is committed to ensuring that Newfoundland and Labrador has a strong statutory framework for access to information and protection of privacy, which when measured against international standards, will rank among the best.

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The Blue Pages

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

The Blue Pages(March 2014) The Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador released Volume 2 Issue 2 of its newsletter entitled “The Blue Pages”. Download the PDF. Or sign up to get your copy by email.

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2014 Speech from the Throne

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

House of Assembly(March 12, 2014) The 2014 session of the House of Assembly began on March 12 with the Speech from the Throne. View the speech and the Premier’s response here.

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Recent archived news stories

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014
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EVENTS…

Posted By PC Party NL on April 24, 2014

Find information on the latest events for the PC Party, Caucus and Leader. The PC Convention July 4-5, 2014, and the delegate selection meetings in the 48 provincial districts.

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Introducing Mr. Marshall

Posted By PC Party NL on March 20, 2014

Introducing Mr. Marshall(March 17, 2014) He walked through the door wearing a suit, overcoat and a salt and pepper fedora. Removing his fedora, he began to mingle with the crowd, shaking hands and chatting with just about every person assembled, laughing and enjoying conversation like they’re old friends….

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