Showing posts with label march on confederation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label march on confederation. Show all posts

Monday, March 5, 2012

The House of Assembly is Open!

If you missed the throne speech, don't worry! You can tune in and watch the House of Assembly online live or archived episodes at 

Webcast Schedules

House of Assembly
Regular broadcast times for the House of Assembly while in session:

Monday 1:30 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 1:30 - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Thursday 1:30 - 5:30 pm 

Full throne speech (pdf)
CBC Article about throne speech

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Open the House protest -- the view from the stairs

A small but vocal group of protesters came out in support of Occupy NL's rally at Confederation Building today. As part of the demonstration, Occupy NL delivered a letter to all MHAs with a list of topics we feel the house should be addressing. For more background on the rally, please see our previous posts, as well as the CBC article and the NTV video about the protest.

Today's protest (incidentally) comes on the heels of the release of the provincial Auditor General's report. In one section of special interest, titled "Refusal of Access to Required Information: Infrastructure Strategy", acting Auditor General Wayne Loveys notes that five government departments refused to provide his office with material. See also a story from The Telegram on this report.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Open the House -- join the conversation!

A lively discussion of the upcoming OPEN THE HOUSE is taking place on a number of platforms. Check out what people are saying and add your voice!

Facebook -- Open the House!

Twitter tags -- #occupynl #openthehouse

Blogger Comments -- Open the House (the return) 

 A few of the most discussed and commented on news items below:

 Keeping legislature closed a bad idea: Rideout (CBC News)

House debate not healthy, Dunderdale (CBC News)

Cutting through the noise (The Telegram)

Dunderdale on Critics (CBC / On Point)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Open the House event picked up by NTV

Check out the coverage on NTV and Tom's interview!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Open the House (the return)

The provincial government says that it has no legislation to pass and that the House of Assembly is dysfunctional, so they see no reason to have the house in session. But in an open and transparent democracy, our elected officials should be participating in important debates about pressing issues of the day. Occupy NL recognizes that there are a number of such pressing issues. These include:
  • Muskrat Falls - a candid discussion of all the options and reasonable alternatives to the mega project (see our earlier post for more info)
  • Fisheries Policy (i.e. the clash between OCI and unionized workers in Marystown and Port Union)
  • Poverty and Housing issues
  • Sustainability and Food Security
  • and the list goes on... (add your own issue in the comments below)

This is, of course, not the first time we have raised such concerns. Last year, Occupy NL organized a similar rally with the very same message, but it seems that the provincial government still has not gotten the memo. Join us at Confederation Building on January 26th at noon to make sure the message gets through this time!

Facebook event page

For information and media from our last Open the House rally, click the link below:

Monday, October 24, 2011

#Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Federation president Lana Payne at #Occupy march on Confederation Building

Lana Payne reiterated the Federation of Labour's solidarity with Occupy Newfoundland and Labrador at today's march on Confederation Building.

Matt speaking at #Occupy Newfoundland and Labrador march on Confederation Building

FFAW President Earle McCurdy in solidarity with #occupy newfoundland and labrador

Fish, Food and Allied Workers' Union (FFAW) president Earle McCurdy at Occupy Newfoundland and Labrador march on Confederation Building. McCurdy expressed the union's support of the Occupy Movement and echoed the demand that the House be opened.

Lorraine Michael says provincial NDP support #occupy newfoundland

Lorraine Michael and Gerry Rogers of the Newfoundland and Labrador NDP attending Occupy Newfoundland's march on Confederation Building. Michael said that the NDP supports the aims and spirit of Occupy Newfoundland, especially the demand to open the House of Assembly.

#occupy newfoundland March on Confederation Building videos

video video
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