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Province Enters into Agreement-in-Principle to Support Accelerated Growth Company

July 11, 2017

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced a partnership between the Provincial Government and Bluedrop Performance Learning; a high growth, innovative firm based in Atlantic Canada and competing globally. This partnership is consistent with the Provincial Government’s new broader partnership with the technology sector through the Cabinet Committee on Jobs to grow and develop economic activity, and employment opportunities as part of The Way Forward.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Joins Other Provinces in Releasing Compensation Disclosure Information

June 30, 2017

In line with the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act (the Act), passed in December 2016, the Provincial Government today posted online the 2016 Public Sector Compensation listings. The lists includes all employees in government and specified public bodies including agencies, boards, commissions, health care bodies, educational bodies and Crown corporations who receive total compensation of over $100,000 a year.

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Cabinet Committee on Jobs to Drive Economic Growth with the Provincial Technology Sector

June 28, 2017

The diverse companies and industry associations that make up Newfoundland and Labrador’s dynamic technology sector are partnering with the Provincial Government to foster private sector employment and economic growth throughout the province. The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, was joined today by the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, and industry representatives to announce the partnership.

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Government Releases Action Plan to Transform Mental Health and Addictions Care

June 27, 2017

The Provincial Government today released its Mental Health and Addictions Plan. The Mental Health and Addictions Plan sets out short, medium and long-term goals to ensure implementation of all 54 recommendations contained in Towards Recovery: A Vision for a Renewed Mental Health and Addictions System for Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Provincial Government Announces Appointment to Lead Assessment of Flooding at Mud Lake

June 14, 2017

The Provincial Government has engaged an independent expert to lead the assessment of the cause of the flooding event at Mud Lake. The review will be led by Dr. Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt, whose work will be supported by an engineering consultant and traditional knowledge from residents. Biographical information about Dr. Lindenschmidt can be found in the backgrounder below.

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Husky Announce White Rose Extension; More than $3 Billion in Royalties and Equity for the Province

May 29, 2017

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Husky Energy today announced that Husky Energy, as operator, is moving forward with the West White Rose project offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. First oil is expected in 2022 with direct employment, business and other industrial benefits provided to the province totalling more than $3 billion in provincial royalties, equity, and taxes.

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First Indigenous Leaders Roundtable Advances Mutual Goals of Indigenous Communities and Provincial Government

May 26, 2017

The first ever Indigenous Leaders Roundtable provided a new forum through which Indigenous Governments and Organizations can make progress on matters of common interest with the Provincial Government. The Federal Government was also invited to the roundtable given its Constitutional responsibilities for Indigenous people. This roundtable included:

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Corner Brook Long-Term Care Project Moves to Request for Proposals Stage

May 24, 2017

The Provincial Government released today the teams that have been identified to move forward to the second-stage, Request for Proposals (RFP), for the procurement of a new long-term care facility in Corner Brook.

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Unprecedented Partnerships with Industry to Drive Jobs and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador

May 9, 2017

Industries with growth potential will now work with ministers across government to address development needs via a new Cabinet Committee on Jobs. The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, established the committee today, which will engage industry in joint decision making aimed at stimulating new business activity and creating new private sector jobs for residents throughout the province.

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Funding for Regional Aquaculture Centre in the Coast of Bays region

April 28, 2017

A new Regional Aquaculture Centre is being developed in the Coast of Bays region by the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University. This new centre will further Marine Institute’s efforts to facilitate the growth of the fisheries and marine sectors through education, training, applied research and development, and technology transfer.

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  • Ministers of Agriculture reached agreement today on the key elements of a new federal, provincial, territorial (FPT) agricultural policy framework during the Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, from July 19-21.

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    New Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Help Position Canada as a Leader in the Global Economy

    Ministers of Agriculture reached agreement today on the key elements of a new federal, provincial, territorial (FPT) agricultural policy framework during the Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, from July 19-21.

  • The Honourable Chris Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, congratulated members of MUN Hyperloop and wished the team luck at the 2017 SpaceX Hyperloop Competition - July 12.

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Supporting Entrepreneurs and Innovation

    The Honourable Chris Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, congratulated members of MUN Hyperloop and wished the team luck at the 2017 SpaceX Hyperloop Competition - July 12.

  • Premier Dwight Ball; Bluedrop CEO Emad Rizkalla; Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains; and Newfoundland and Labrador's federal MPs were together in Steady Brook to recognize an Agreement In Principle between the Provincial Government and Bluedrop to pilot new SkillsPass workforce technology. July 11, 2017 L-R: Federal Minister Navdeep Bains, MP Gudie Hutchings, Premier Dwight Ball, Emad Rizkalla, and MP Seamus O'Regan

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Province Enters into Agreement-in-Principle to Support Accelerated Growth Company

    Premier Dwight Ball; Bluedrop CEO Emad Rizkalla; Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains; and Newfoundland and Labrador's federal MPs were together in Steady Brook to recognize an Agreement In Principle between the Provincial Government and Bluedrop to pilot new SkillsPass workforce technology. July 11, 2017 L-R: Federal Minister Navdeep Bains, MP Gudie Hutchings, Premier Dwight Ball, Emad Rizkalla, and MP Seamus O'Regan

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