Provincial politics

PODCAST: What’s the deal with austerity in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Journalist Cory Collins explains the most unpopular budget in recent memory

In the third episode of Ricochet’s new podcast, Unpacking the News, host André Goulet speaks to Ricochet journalist Cory Collins about his recent article on the fallout from Newfoundland and Labrador’s austerity budget.

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After more than a decade in the political wilderness, the Liberal government of Newfoundland and Labrador came to power last November with nearly 60 per cent of the vote.

But a controversial austerity budget, a document that relies on dramatic cuts to health, education and social services, has provoked protest and widespread condemnation from across the province just seven months into the government's mandate.

In this conversation, journalist Cory Collins explains the rapid decline in support for Premier Dwight Ball’s Liberal government amidst the social and political fallout of the 2016 budget.

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