Newfoundland and Labrador Politics -- Started June 17, 2016

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Newfoundland and Labrador Politics -- Started June 17, 2016

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The following article from Ricochet doesn't seem to fit in any of the existing threads on Newfoundland and Labrador, so I decided to created a general one and post it here.

[url=https://ricochet.media/en/1231/is-dwight-ball-the-least-popular-premier-... Dwight Ball the least popular premier in Canada?[/url]

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Just a few short months after being elected in a landslide, the popularity of the Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal government has fallen sharply. During the campaign the Liberals promised to expand many social programs and categorically ruled out public sector layoffs and an increased sales tax, but their first budget has imposed a varied range of new and increased fees, reduced services and operating grants, as well as tax hikes, many of which have been condemned as regressive.