Scandal and Reform in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly

Marland, Alex (2007) Scandal and Reform in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. Canadian Parliamentary Review, 30 (4). pp. 37-41. ISSN 0229-2548

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Abstract

In 2006 Newfoundland and Labrador was rocked by news of a spending scandal in the provincial legislature. Dozens of Members of the House of Assembly (MHAs)—sitting, retired, leaders, ministers, critics, backbenchers—from all three political parties had spent money in a dubious manner for more than a decade. This article looks at the details of the scandal and the subsequent reforms outlined by a special commission. It concludes that while confidence in the Office of the Auditor General and the current Premier increased, the public’s trust in politicians and government was seriously eroded.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12048
Item ID: 12048
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Political Science
Date: 2007
Date Type: Publication
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