The Sir Robert Bond Papers: On bigotry and prejudice #nlpoli

The Telegram editorial last Friday offered a few comments on some recent examples of nasty words tossed at people not from one place or another. One was a letter that turned up in the Calgary Sun complaining about all the Newfs in western Canada.  Another was the number of people telling local political gadfly Brad ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Language of Newfoundland Politics #nlpoli

Some of you may have noticed a couple of words turning up in any discussion of Muskrat Falls. One is “confused”. The other is “tired” as in tired of hearing about it. These are very interesting code words, once you realise what they mean. Let’s take the second one first. Tony Collins has been writing ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: If you ain’t got yer pride, Muskrat Falls version #nlpoli

Natural resources minister Jerome Kennedy, speaking with David Cochrane on this weekend’s On Point with David Cochrane: “What we have to do is put aside ego and pride, put aside political grandstanding…” Now in the coded political language of Newfoundland and Labrador, why might Jerome want to distance himself from those qualities? Why indeed? – ...