‘We Are NL’ is a campaign launched by Common Front NL, a broad based coalition of labour, social justice and community groups representing over 100,000 Newfoundlander’s and Labradorians. It represents the majority in the province who believe that despite the current fiscal situation, we can and we must have an economy that works for everyone, leaving no one behind.
The campaign surfaces in light of the current economic downturn with deep concern for the province’s future. They believe that our province’s response must be a measured, well thought out, strategic and long term plan. It cannot be a knee jerk reaction in the form of massive cuts to the public sector – which cause private sector employment to decline, take money out of the economy, at the worst possible time, and also have a disproportionate impact on our most vulnerable.
Buddywa supports this cause as we also believe it is important to invest in public services, infrastructure, the social safety net and the arts, while implementing policies that also support rural NL. Further, through economic diversification and a fair, progressive tax structure, we believe it is possible to support our economy, our families and our communities in a way that helps us weather this current, temporary downturn.
To learn more about ‘We Are NL’, please visit https://www.wearenl.ca