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New Impaired Driving Legislation Comes Into Force

September 21, 2017

Amendments to the Highway Traffic Act and Regulations designed to deter impaired driving and help drivers develop safe and sober driving habits come into force today.

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Review of Provincial Tax System and Plan to Eliminate Book Tax Announced

August 22, 2017

The Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, today announced a review of the province’s tax system, along with its plan to eliminate the provincial portion of the Book Tax.

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Provincial Government Finalizes Terms of Reference for Automobile Insurance Review

August 15, 2017

In the latest step towards modernizing the auto insurance system in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Government has finalized the terms of reference for the automobile insurance review for Service NL and the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB). Government has directed the PUB to begin its review and provide a report on automobile insurance in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Premier Ball Releases Final Report of the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes

July 25, 2017

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today released the Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes Report. The report is available at www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/task_force/report.pdf

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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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