April 28, 2016
The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, today announced the introduction of new regulations governing the practice of midwifery in Newfoundland and Labrador.
April 22, 2016
The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, have appointed five members to comprise the Interim Board of Directors for Nalcor Energy. The appointments are effective 5:00 p.m. today (Friday, April 22).
April 21, 2016
Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, together with the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, announced that H. Stanley Marshall has been named the new CEO of Nalcor Energy effective immediately.
April 19, 2016
Through Budget 2016, a new Labrador Aboriginal Nutritional and Artistic Assistance Program has been created with $50,000 being provided to promote nutritional and artistic endeavours.
April 14, 2016
To support low income seniors, individuals, families and persons with disabilities, the Provincial Government is establishing a Newfoundland and Labrador Income Supplement. Budget 2016 includes an annualized investment of $63.7 million to assist the most vulnerable residents impacted by budget revenue measures. Budget 2016 also includes an annualized investment of $12.7 million to enhance the existing Seniors’ Benefit. Annualized, the total additions to these programs are $76.4 million.
April 14, 2016
Today, the Honourable Cathy Bennett, Minister of Finance, and President of Treasury Board outlined the Provincial Government’s action plan towards achieving fiscal stability and accountability as part of Budget 2016. As a result of an unprecedented deficit, created by the previous administration’s failure to plan, the $8.48 billion budget identifies measures to increase revenue, measures to reduce spending and clear multi-year fiscal targets in order to return Newfoundland and Labrador to a surplus position.
April 12, 2016
A legislative amendment to the Vital Statistics Act, 2009 will undergo second reading in the House of Assembly today. The amendment will remove the requirement for an individual to undergo sex reassignment surgery prior to changing the gender marker on the individual’s birth registration or marriage registration. The amendment will bring provincial law into compliance with an order issued by a Board of Inquiry established by the provincial Human Rights Commission, and respond to changes requested by LGBTQ advocates.
April 8, 2016
The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has issued two Calls for Bids under the scheduled land tenure regime in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area.
March 30, 2016
Newfoundland and Labrador’s All-Party Committee on Northern Shrimp Allocations is encouraged by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) notice to the Northern Shrimp Advisory Committee yesterday. DFO announced it is suspending its “last in, first out” (LIFO) policy while the LIFO review is ongoing.
March 24, 2016
Today the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador officially launched the Ambassador Award Program and a series of curriculum-based enhancements concentrating on Newfoundland and Labrador’s First World War story. The joint projects were developed by the Honour 100 Commemorations program and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.