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Exuberant NDP celebrates 'new era' as it holds St. John's seats, and wins back Labrador West

Polls raised the possibility of the NDP being booted from the House of Assembly entirely. Instead, they gained a seat — and could hold the balance of power in a minority government.

Gerry Rogers stepping down as NDP leader, not seeking re-election

The St. John's Centre MHA and leader of the NDP announced Tuesday she will stay on until a new party leader is picked.

N.L. dairy farmers keeping close eye on NAFTA talks

NAFTA negotiations in Washington are reaching levels of high intensity, and the United States is targeting Canada's supply management system for the dairy industry.

NDP leader under fire for tweet about 'rookie woman minister'

Earle McCurdy says people have misunderstood a tweet he made attacking Justin Trudeau's broken promise on electoral reform.

NDP leader calls for action as N.L. falls to lowest minimum wage in country

On Oct. 1, four provinces raise their minimum wages, leaving Newfoundland and Labrador paying out $10.50 an hour, the lowest national rate.

NDP calls for study into cost of halting work on Muskrat Falls powerhouse

What would be the consequences of halting construction on the Muskrat Falls power generating facility? The leader of Newfoundland and Labrador's New Democrats, Earle McCurdy, wants to know.

Dwight Ball should 'come clean' on Ed Martin severance, PCs say

Premier Dwight Ball should tell the province just what he knows about the controversial severance payout to the ex-Nalcor head, PC leader Paul Davis says.

Governing Liberals failing to provide hope amid fiscal crisis, says Paul Davis

Reaction from Tuesday's throne speech was greeted with disappointment from oppositions politicians, with PC Leader Paul Davis accusing the governing Liberals of failing to give residents any hope or optimism.

Liberals 'kicking a tough decision down the road,' opposition claims

Newfoundland and Labrador's opposition parties were not impressed by the Liberals' fiscal update, saying that extending the budget consultation process to the spring of 2017 is simply a delay tactic.
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Highlights from Newfoundland and Labrador's election night

If you missed the sights and sounds of Monday night's Newfoundland and Labrador election, not to worry.

NDP 'back to the drawing board' as support shrinks to 2 seats

The future of Newfoundland and Labrador's NDP is under scrutiny, as the party has shrunk to a shadow of its former self.

#nlvotes: Get breaking news, photos and every update from our team

Don't miss a moment from election night: keep track with the CBC Newfoundland and Labrador election news blog.

Liberals win landslide victory in Newfoundland and Labrador election

Dwight Ball, a pharmacist who had struggled in the past just to get elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador legislature, has led the Liberals to a commanding victory in the provincial election Monday night.

9 things to know about the Newfoundland and Labrador election

This election that pits the Progressive Conservative government, seeking its fourth consecutive mandate, against a well-oiled Liberal machine and the upstart New Democrats.

NDP unveils array of promises to improve lives of seniors

The New Democratic Party turned its attention to seniors Thursday as Leader Earle McCurdy unveiled another plank in the party's election platform.
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Dwight Ball's Liberals on track for landslide victory in Monday's N.L. election

If the polls disagree on anything, it is on whether the Liberals will win by a huge margin or just a very comfortable one. But will there be much of an opposition in Newfoundland and Labrador after the votes are counted Monday night?

CRA poll: Liberals poised to sweep N.L. election

A public opinion poll released Tuesday shows the Newfoundland and Labrador political landscape will be dramatically different after the Nov. 30 provincial election, with two-thirds of decided voters saying they support the Liberals.

Watch CBC's live debate with political leaders

The leaders of Newfoundland and Labrador's three main political parties will be taking part in a televised debate, which CBC is streaming live.

'Nothing fancy': Earle McCurdy costs out NDP election plan

NDP leader Earle McCurdy says tax hikes for big corporations and the wealthy as well as belt-tightening by cabinet ministers will help pay for $95 million in election promises.
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It's CBC debate night: Ready to play some political lingo bingo?

Since politicians tend to like particular words and phrases, we made a bingo card to use during tonight's debate.

Liberal tide not floating Earle McCurdy's boat

With polls suggesting Newfoundland and Labrador's Liberal Party is on the cusp of a massive sweep, one of its opponents is asking voters to remember the value of an effective opposition.

Take us to your leaders: What you may not know about Davis, Ball and McCurdy

When perusing through the three provincial leader's biographies, we found, like most other professional bios, they tend to be perfunctory … and a bit on the stale side.

'You have a partner in me,' Earle McCurdy tells Board of Trade

Despite the unlikely alliance of a former union leader and a room full of employers, Earle McCurdy received plenty of laughs at a St. John's Board of Trade luncheon Friday.

NDP promises affordable prescription drugs, advocate for seniors

An advocate for public pensioners in Newfoundland and Labrador welcomed a campaign promise by the NDP to dramatically increase funding to the prescription drug program and appoint and independent seniors' advocate.

Liberal Siobhan Coady holds massive lead in St. John's West: poll

An Abacus Data poll released Tuesday for the district of St. John's West shows Liberal Siobhan Coady with a massive 33-point lead.

Pensions will be safeguarded under an NDP government: Earle McCurdy

The NDP unveiled another election promise Monday, promising to create legislation to safeguard worker pensions in the scenario of a major employer in the province getting into financial trouble.

Municipalities meeting in Gander this week with provincial leaders

Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador has been hosting their annual convention this week in Gander, and on Saturday will be speaking with all three provincial party leaders.

Pre-writ campaigning comes with strings for N.L. candidates

Most candidates for the Nov. 30 provincial election have been in campaign mode for many weeks, but when it comes to finances, there are strict rules that must be followed before the official campaign is launched.

Why you can expect the election call to fall on Thursday

Paul Davis is likely to pick Thursday as the day to formally launch the race for the Nov. 30 general election, writes David Cochrane.
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Female voters were well-served by leaders' debate, says advocate

The executive director of the St. John's Status of Women's Council says Monday night's leaders' debate on women's issues will allow female voters to cast their ballot with more confidence and awareness.

Ryan Cleary's defection reveals much about PCs and NDP

While prominent Tories are both celebrating and selling Ryan Cleary's political conversion, other PCs are far from happy, writes David Cochrane.

Ryan Cleary says fears of Liberal juggernaut 'kept him awake'

Ryan Cleary, who was defeated just last week as a New Democratic MP, has officially announced plans to become a provincial Tory.

Minimum wage raise 'pretty measly': Earle McCurdy

The NDP says a 25-cent increase to bring Newfoundland and Labrador's minimum wage that takes effect Thursday doesn't address many people's financial struggles

Slight bump for PCs in latest poll shows 'shift' in voters, says Paul Davis

Premier Paul Davis says he's encouraged by a new poll, even though it shows the Liberals leading with almost twice the support of the PCs.

CRA poll: Earle McCurdy says growing undecided segment good for NDP

The leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democrats says the growing number of undecided voters is good news for his party as the province heads into a general election this fall.

Earle McCurdy says he would stop the sale of former provincial parks

Provincial NDP leader Earle McCurdy announced Thursday that if elected, he would stop the sale of former provincial parks.

Liberals, NDP singing different tunes on finance plans amid economic downturn

The province's two opposition parties are saying different things about what a plunging economy means for Newfoundland and Labrador's finances.

Former Liberal acclaimed as NDP candidate in Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune

Former Liberal Mildred Skinner will represent the provincial New Democrats in Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune.

Mildred Skinner says Liberal nomination rebuff a factor in jump to NDP

Fisheries leader Mildred Skinner has cut ties with the Liberal Party over frustration relating to her nomination efforts, and the party's support of boundary redistribution. She now hopes to represent the NDP in this fall's provincial election.
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On Point hosts the first leaders' debate for 2015 election

Newfoundland and Labrador's three party leaders were in the CBC studio in St. John's for their first debate of the year on this week's On Point with David Cochrane.

Dwight Ball would consider tuition fee hike for non-N.L. MUN students

Liberal Leader Dwight Ball says when it comes to finding savings at Memorial University, he would look at maintaining a tuition freeze for Newfoundland and Labrador students, but a hike for students elsewhere in Canada.
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DaycareDebt: What N.L.'s political leaders are saying about daycare costs

CBC News asked Newfoundland and Labrador's political leaders about the expense of childcare in this province, following our coverage in the DaycareDebt series that looked at debt-ridden parents and their struggles.

David Cochrane: Can Earle McCurdy save the NDP?

As new NDP Leader Earle McCurdy prepares to campaign against "Tweedle Dwight and Tweedle Davis," his priority needs to be on organization and persuading voters that they can trust the party, writes David Cochrane.

NDP leadership: Earle McCurdy elected leader

Former FFAW president Earle McCurdy has been elected as leader of the New Democratic Party for Newfoundland and Labrador. Follow up-to-the-minute updates from our reporters.

Earle McCurdy's return to the FFAW not 'double dipping,' says union

The new president of the FFAW says the union needs to keep Earle McCurdy on board, to deal with special projects that he was heavily involved with, prior to his recent retirement as president.

Keith Sullivan picked as new president of FFAW

The Fish, Food and Allied Workers union has elected Keith Sullivan, assistant to outgoing president Earle McCurdy, as his successor.

Earle McCurdy’s exit is like his entrance: it comes in uncertain times

Outgoing FFAW president Earle McCurdy was at the helm during the reinvention of the fishing industry, but is taking his leave with dark clouds ahead, Jamie Baker writes.

Earle McCurdy stepping down from helm of fisheries union

Earle McCurdy will retire in a couple of weeks from the top job of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers' union, a post he has commanded for two decades.