Opposition Questions N.L. Premier About CETA Fisheries Fund
Keith Hutchings, Official Opposition Critic for Intergovernmental Affairs, is asking, “Is Premier Ball preparing to give up minimum processing requirements (MPRs) in our province’s fisheries as part of the CETA trade deal with the European Union without getting the full $280-million Fisheries Investment Fund that Ottawa agreed to give this province?”
“In May 2015, when the federal government of the day tried to renege on their Fisheries Investment Fund agreement, our government said ...
Initial Hunter, Ball Meeting Positive in Tone; But Little Detail Released
The first visit by the new federal Fisheries Minister appeared to be congenial, but was very scant on actual details.
Hunter Tootoo was in St. John’s January 11 for his first meeting with Newfoundland and Labrador officials, including Premier Dwight Ball, Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Steve Crocker and Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development.
The ongoing spat between Confederation Hill and Parliament Hill is long and bitter. For years, ...
N.L. Premier Releases Ministerial Mandate Letters
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball has publicly released the departmental mandate letters, which ministers received after being sworn in.
This follows the same practice that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau undertook with his federal cabinet ministers.
In the letters, Ball outlined his government’s priorities and gives ministers direction for each department.
“We have important work ahead that will require exceptional leadership from our Cabinet as we take on the difficult ...