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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Truth and Reconciliation #nlpoli

Long ago,  so long ago no one remembers when,  they did away with Virtue in Newfoundland​ politics.  To be on the safe side, they slit the throats of her twins, Truth and Justice, and tossed the little corpses on top of their mother’s body before leaving the three in a shallow, unmarked grave in the woods. . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Truth and Reconciliation #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Measuring Thick: business edition #nlpoli

You cannot manage what you cannot measure, says Des Whelan, president of the Board of Trade this year.  Des gets a column in the province’s largest daily newspaper.Des is right.  You cannot manage what you cannot measure.Unfortunately for Des… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Measuring Thick: business edition #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Gimme that Old-Time Religion #nlpoli

Kim Keating is the president of the St. John’s Board of Trade this year.

In her Telegram column on Saturday, Keating offered some advice to the provincial government about the upcoming budget and taxes.  “As the voice of business, the St. John’s Board of Trade does not support tax increases.”

Funny that.

A couple of . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Gimme that Old-Time Religion #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Vision Thing #nlpoli

The St. John’s Board of Trade is about the only business advocacy group in the world that doesn’t actually believe in free enterprise.

The Board doesn’t believe that government should control public debt.  They claim they are worried about it, but in practice the Board will shout with joy the more the government spends.

That . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Vision Thing #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Budget basics: debt #nlpoli

Board of trade president Sharon Horan wrote in her Telegram column last weekend that the unfunded pension liability will make up 85% of the provincial government’s debt not to long into the future.  That will be up from the 75% of the public debt it makes today.

There you have proof that even the president . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Budget basics: debt #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Politics of Fashion #nlpoli

As it turns out, Corporate Research Associates president Don Mills had lots to say to the St. John’s Board of Trade besides a few guesses.

Newfoundland and Labrador can’t create economic booms in every nook and cranny.  Instead, we should focus on growth centres where people are moving anyway.

Such radical – dare one say . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Politics of Fashion #nlpoli

Cowichan Conversations: Let’s Vote For Better Schools! BCTF TV Advertising Is Pathetic!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

 

I have watched the BCTF campaign ads over the years. They squander hundreds of thousands of dollars on some really well produced ads and then choke and say stupid things like ‘Vote for Education’ or ‘Vote for Smaller classrooms.”

The BCTF’s latest is ‘Let’s Vote for Better Schools!’ This . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Let’s Vote For Better Schools! BCTF TV Advertising Is Pathetic!