Executive Council
March 23, 2016

Strong Governance

New Government Recognizes First 100 Days

Today, March 23, 2016, marks 100 days since the swearing-in of the new Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Since that time, the new government has worked diligently for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to overcome significant economic challenges. While working to navigate the current unprecedented fiscal situation and prepare for Budget 2016, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has advanced many important initiatives in these first 100 days.

“It has been a busy 100 days for me and my team. We have hit the ground running on various initiatives that matter most to the people of the province. We will continue to take the necessary steps to bring greater accountability to government, improve our province’s relationship with Ottawa, and address our province’s fiscal situation. I am very proud of the progress made so far and look forward to continuing to work hard for the people of our province.”
- Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

A list of accomplishments of the first 100 days is included in the attached backgrounder.

For more information on the first 100 days, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/premier

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Media contacts:

Nancy O’Connor
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
709-689-1825
nancyoconnor@gov.nl.ca
Erin Curran
Communications Specialist
Office of the Premier
709-725-9231
ErinCurran@gov.nl.ca 

BACKGROUNDER
Specific Accomplishments – First 100 Days

Federal-Provincial Relations

  • Participated in the Council of Atlantic Premiers meetings on issues such as finance, trade and energy
  • Participated in the National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
  • Chaired meeting of the Council of Federation on issues core to the province – climate change, health care, trade, and infrastructure
  • Participated in First Ministers Meeting on clean growth and the economy

Improving Openness and Accountability

  • Introduced legislation to establish a merit-based appointment process for agencies, boards and commissions, with Bill One
  • Initiated a comprehensive, independent review of Muskrat Falls

Sound Fiscal Management

  • Released Fall-Fiscal update on December 22, which provided unprecedented information regarding Newfoundland and Labrador’s difficult fiscal reality
  • Launched the Government Renewal Initiative – engaging over 30,000 people online while hosting more than 25 public engagement sessions
  • Initiated immediate measures to help address fiscal situation
  • Maintained the approximately $70 million in core funding to community grants, which allows community groups to continue their important work
  • Supported growth and economic diversification through participation in national and international tradeshows including Boston Seafood Show and Northern Lights Conference 2016 in Ottawa

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