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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
April 6, 2017
As part of Budget 2017: Realizing Our Potential, the Provincial Government has committed to reduce the temporary gas tax by 75 per cent by December 1, 2017.
April 6, 2017
Today, the Honourable Cathy Bennett, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, released Budget 2017: Realizing Our Potential. Budget 2017 confirms the Provincial Government will exceed its fiscal targets for 2016-17 as a result of lowering spending within government, employing an overall approach that ensures all spending decisions are justified on an annual basis, and creating a more modern and effective public service. The Provincial Government remains on track to meet its deficit reduction target in Budget 2017 and return to surplus in 2022-23.
March 27, 2017
Today the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, delivered a report card on the first phase of initiatives launched last November as part of The Way Forward, and announced a new phase of actions for the coming year.
March 24, 2017
Newfoundland and Labrador’s All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions has completed its mandate, today releasing its report and recommendations to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.