Monthly Archives: February 2021

The Doctrine of Necessity in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Omnishambles Election


Conflating the Caretaker Convention with The Doctrine of Necessity I remain transfixed by the spectacle unfolding in Newfoundland and Labrador and will have to report back once Elections Newfoundland and Labrador counts the ballots cast in this illegitimate election. Last … Continue reading

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Newfoundland & Labrador’s Omnishambles Election of 2021 Continues


How This Happened Today, on 13 February 2021, Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans across the province should have made their way to their polls and cast their ballots in a general election for their province’s 50th General Assembly. But events intervened. Newfoundland … Continue reading

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Electoral Disaster Strikes the Rock: Newfoundland & Labrador’s Crazy COVID Election


Introduction  A year ago, Dwight Ball announced his intention to resign as Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador as soon as the Liberal Party had selected his successor as party leader.[1] The Liberal Party’s convention did not end up doing so … Continue reading

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The Nova Scotian Strain: Tactical Prorogation in Canada’s Ocean Playground


Prorogation by Speech from the Throne Qualifies as a “Sitting” On 18 December 2020, prorogation once again provoked some controversy in Canada – but this time for a different reason which might surprise you.

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