Topic: newfoundland and labrador votes

NDP leader's court challenge demands election results be tossed out

Alison Coffin and a St. John's voter filed a joint application against the electoral chief Monday, asking the Supreme Court to void last month's results and order a new election. The challenge claims the agency repeatedly broke the law in its handling of the voting process.
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NDP challenge could be first of several, lawyer says

Carolyn Stokes interviews Ottawa-based parliamentary expert Lyle Skinner
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I felt gutted when I was fired. If cuts are coming, we need to change how they're done

Being fired is traumatizing, contributor Connie Boland says from first-hand experience. She says managers must find a more humane and respectful way to cut jobs.

NDP Leader Alison Coffin files for recount in her former district

The St. John's East-Quidi Vidi candidate lost her seat by 53 votes on Saturday.

PC Leader Ches Crosbie stepping down as head of party

Ches Crosbie will be stepping down, and Conception Bay East-Bell Island MHA David Brazil will take over as interim leader.

'We pulled it off': Meet the candidates who took down the opposition leaders

John Hogan upset Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie to win the district of Windsor Lake by over 500 votes, while John Abbott defeated NDP Leader Alison Coffin to take St. John's East-Quidi Vidi by just 53 votes.

Furey vows to review problem-riddled N.L. election, modernize Elections Act

In his first address to media upon re-election, Andrew Furey promised to fix some voting problems, and review others, following the rollercoaster 10-week campaign.

Equal Voice disappointed number of women elected remains static

Despite more women and diverse candidates running in Newfoundland and Labrador's 51st general election than ever before, it didn't equate to more women getting elected to the legislature — a result the province's Equal Voice chapter calls disappointing.

Victory for all 3 incumbent Independent MHAs in N.L. election

Eddie Joyce, Paul Lane and Perry Trimper all won with comfortable margins as Independent candidates in the Newfoundland and Labrador election.

PC, NDP leaders' futures uncertain after losses in N.L. provincial election

What the future holds for the PC and NDP parties is uncertain, but some suggest a change in leadership is coming.

An election plagued with problems raises questions about court challenges, reforms

The way things played out during Newfoundland and Labrador's 10-week election have some asking how we can avoid a similar boondoggle in the future. 
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Andrew Furey, N.L.'s rookie premier, has his mandate. Now what?

While Liberal Premier Andrew Furey might not have won a solid majority, he does have enough seats to tackle a series of formidable problems. "The time for boldness is now, Newfoundland and Labrador," he said at the close of his victory speech Saturday.
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Alison Coffin loses seat, calls pandemic election 'dark day in our history'

NDP Leader Alison Coffin lost St. Johns East-Quidi Vidi to Liberal John Abbott by just 53 votes. "Our democratic sensibilities have been assailed amid a pandemic. We have the lowest voter turnout ever," she said, referencing a 48 per cent result.
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Ches Crosbie taking time to reflect after losing election, and his own seat

The PC leader is out of the House of Assembly, having lost his Windsor Lake seat to Liberal John Hogan.

Here are all the MHAs elected in the Newfoundland and Labrador election

Here is a list of all the candidates declared winners in the 2021 Newfoundland and Labrador election, taken from the results provided by Elections NL.
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Liberals claim slim majority in Newfoundland and Labrador, as voters tap Furey to lead

The Liberal Party has the people’s approval to form the next government of Newfoundland and Labrador, winning 22 of 40 seats after 10 weeks of electoral tumult.

N.L.'s 'polls' finally close, as 10-week election draws to an end

Elections NL won't count any ballot kits received after 4 p.m. Thursday, as some last-minute voters hastened to drop off their envelopes at the agency's St. John's headquarters.
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An animated history of elections gone sideways in N.L.

If you think this election has gone off the rails, you should see what's in the history books.

Extended election means extended stress and uncertainty, candidates say

With no firm end in sight to Newfoundland and Labrador's election, some candidates hoping to win a seat in the House of Assembly say the latest voting extension means personal and financial stress.

Chris Tibbs for PC Party leader? Incumbent candidate muses about it in video, then quickly deletes it

The Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans candidate says he deleted a social media video earlier this month in which he revealed his desire to one day become PC Party leader after a friend told him it might be taken out of context.

Public uncertainty in election is a problem, says MUN political scientist

The results of a recent CBC Vote Compass survey suggest 33 per cent of people aren't confident in the election. Memorial University political scientist Kelly Blidook says we shouldn't be seeing numbers like that.

Carbonear man says Elections NL told his father to sign twin brother's name on incorrect ballot

A man in Carbonear says his father received a mail-in ballot for his uncle — who hasn't registered to vote — and when his father contacted Elections NL to fix the situation, he was told to sign the name on the ballot, instead of his own.

Woman living with disability worries ballot won't show up in time for her to vote

Cecilia Carroll has been waiting weeks for her mail-in ballot kit to arrive, and is now worried that, with just days left to send her ballot back in, she won't be able to cast a ballot in a provincial election for the first time in her adult life.

Widespread discontent with N.L. election call, and Elections NL itself, survey suggests

An online survey through CBC's Vote Compass tool suggests most people think the election should have waited until widespread vaccination, and that Elections NL hasn't done a good job of handling the entire process.

Breaking down ballot-counting: Why it could be April before we know N.L.'s election results

Counting mail-in ballots for Newfoundland and Labrador's election could take up to a month, as Elections NL gears up to receive potentially tens of thousands of envelopes to open, sort and tally.

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