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Premier Dwight Ball

First 100 Days

News Release and Backgrounder

Improving openness and accountability

  • Introduced legislation to establish a merit-based appointment process for agencies, boards and commissions, with Bill one
  • Initiated a comprehensive, independent review of Muskrat Falls

Employing sound fiscal management

  • Released Fall-Fiscal update which provided unprecedented information regarding Newfoundland and Labrador’s difficult fiscal reality
  • Launched the Government Renewal Initiative engaging over 30,000 people online while hosting more than 25 public engagement sessions
  • Initiated immediate measures to help address fiscal situation
  • Maintained approximately $70 million in core funding to community grants, to continue their work
  • Supported growth and economic diversification through participation in tradeshows including Boston Seafood Show and Northern Lights Conference 2016 in Ottawa

Building a stronger relationship with Ottawa

  • Participated in the Council of Atlantic Premiers meetings on issues such as finance, trade and energy
  • Participated in the National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
  • Chaired meeting of the Council of Federation on issues core to the province – climate change, health care, trade, and infrastructure
  • Participated in First Ministers Meeting on clean growth and the economy