Jacob Laybolt
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New gun ban targets local airsoft and paintball business, Frontline Action

New regulations could have serious ramifications for industries like airsoft, laser-tag, paintball and even film/TV props. The vague legislation has left a lot of room for interpretation by authorities, prompting a petition campaign. Following recent advances in the Liberal Party’s…

It’s Time for Politics to Take Fishing Seriously: the Neglect of Fisheries in (International) Politics

Fishing is highly political. Just because fishing isn’t as appealing as talking about the WE Charity scandal, doesn’t mean we should pay any less attention. For a few years now, I’ve worked in seafood restaurants to pay for tuition. Sometimes…

CERB or Universal Basic Income? Election looms, legislators consider options.

As politicians consider redefining “fiscal responsibility”, those in need may benefit from recent UBI and CERB discussions. As unemployment becomes a main issue of the provincial election, the effects of the pandemic have been felt widely. However, with the beginning…

Govt. cut crisis funding prior to storm; Working families stagger as Feds may bail on Newfoundland

Some Newfoundlanders are struggling financially after the recent lift of the State of Emergency. Activists are calling for emergency relief. Storm damage will cost millions and the federal government hasn’t decided whether to help with lost income for businesses and…

MUN Dining staff praised amid blizzard’s state of emergency

As the snow begins to settle, St. John’s state of emergency has officially entered its fourth day. The blizzard which has surprisingly not yet been named, provoked federal involvement and the deployment of military to aid in the relief. There…

Conservative Albertans vs Newfoundland & Labrador

Some in the West are finding it easier to flick matches over oil interests, rather than reviewing data. Among the varying reactions to the recent federal election, one response has surprised some political commentators.  With the calls for #Wexit (an…

As Liberals prevail, third parties face electoral shakeup

The Liberals managed to clinch onto a minority government as the rest of parliament used their seats to play musical chairs. There were plenty of winners and losers. As divisions in Canadian multiply, the rise and fall of third parties…

Trudeau Liberals form minority government

As the election results trickled in last night, the Liberal party attained enough seats to form a minority government. The end of the election marks the formal end to a turbulent campaign which featured various scandals and leaks perceived as…

E. coli Strikes MUN, is Aramark Connected?

Only months after tensions between MUN’s residence dining services, administrators have been faced with yet another food scandal. This is in the wake of a Change.org petition aimed at improving the quality of services, signed by over three thousand individuals…

Tuition hike speculated in MUN attendance debate

While some rumours are pointing towards an increase in tuition fees, some Newfoundlanders are claiming it may actually be a solution to the low attendance issue. In discussion of a viral CBC article interviewing MUN faculty and alumni concerned about empty…