Showing posts with label open the house. Show all posts
Showing posts with label open the house. Show all posts

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)

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:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Family Day Continues

Following a decision of the General Assembly, "Family Day" will be an ongoing event every Saturday at Harbourside Park. Please feel free to download a copy of the poster and distribute it as you see fit.

Other ongoing initiatives include the "Open The House" campaign as well as public education on the C-10 Bill.

Monday, October 24, 2011

#occupy newfoundland March on Confederation Building videos

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