The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Sucker bet: windy moose version

The guy who did such a bang-up job of looking after the Hurricane Igor disaster is now the guy leading the fight against moose-vehicle collisions. Anyone care to wager on the prospects for success on that one? – srbp –

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: This week has 22 e-mails

The controversy over the provincial government’s bungling of the emergency response to Hurricane Igor got a bit more curious on Monday when labradore released a series of e-mails he obtained from the provincial government under access to information laws. The e-mails document a part of the record of how Danny Williams wound up recording a ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Minister Chickenshit

Municipal affairs minister Kevin “Fairity” O’Brien continues to defend bungled decision-making at the topmost levels of the province’s emergency response system by citing the work done by the hard-working men and women who actually did the heavy lifting during Hurricane Igor. Geoff Meeker’s got a solid post on the whole controversy over O’Brien’s unfounded and ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: “Letter perfect”? Guess again.

Municipal affairs minister Kevin “Fairity” O’Brien thinks that his government’s response to last year’s Hurricane Igor disaster was absolutely correct in every respect. In fact, he is so convinced of the rightness of what he and his colleagues did that  “I would not change a thing and it’s fine for you to say, like looking ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Politics and Disasters

Even to people not desperately in need of help in the wake of last year’s Hurricane Igor, it was pretty obvious  – at the time – the provincial government was more geared to stoking and stroking political egos than anything else. By the second or third day, media reports made it obvious that people desperately ...