The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Darker Side #nlpoli

The day after Cathy Bennett talked about the hate-filled and threatening messages she’d received after delivering last spring’s budget, the echo chamber that is Newfoundland politics had already absorbed the story and claimed it confirmed  that men were the only perpetrators of the violence that was aimed exclusively at women politicians and political activists. In ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A foundation of lies and deceit #nlpoli

You could feel the shock among the local media on Friday as Stan Marshall carefully dissected the insanity that is Muskrat Falls. Didn’t matter if you heard the voices on the radio,  watched them on television or read them online.   The reporters’ emotional reaction transferred through whatever medium it was that conveyed their words. ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: What’s wrong #nlpoli

As with a lot of things in local politics,  the most interesting thing wasn’t the fact that Steve Marshall barred Roger Grimes from a hockey rink Marshall owns. What was fascinating was the response of plenty of folks in the province.  Some just blew it off as childish or small.  And at least one even ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The truth is an absolute defence #nlpoli

Seems that the goings-on in the provincial legislature are weighing heavy on many brows at the end of the first week the place is back in session since this time last year. Telegram editor Russell Wangersky has a column on it as does Bob Wakeham in the Saturday paper. Wangersky writes about the way the ...