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Ministerial Problem?

P.E.I. Fishermen Want Their Own Provincial Department With Dedicated Minister On Prince Edward Island there is a holy trinity of industries that feed almost all others. The big three are fishing, farming and tourism. Together these industries represent a huge portion of the province’s economy and support thousands of jobs and tens of thousands of people. Which is why when there’s a shakeup in leadership in two out of the three industries, it’s a big concern to a lot of people. ...

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, ...

Minister Tootoo Participates in Meetings with N.L. Government

Federal Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Minister Hunter Tootoo was in St. John’s Monday visiting Premier Dwight Ball and his provincial counterpart Steve Crocker. At a press conference, both Ball and Tootoo indicated they spoke about a number of issues, including fisheries joint management, LIFO, halibut quotas, expanded cod fishery, shrimp quotas and the controversial CETA agreement. But neither politician would get into much detail about their meetings. Also participa...

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 ...