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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Score Two for the Telly #nlpoli

James McLeod’s Telegram front-pager – above the masthead no less – on John Noseworthy’s $150,000 contract with the provincial government got all the facts right.

He nailed it all, in detail.

Plus he provided the complete explanation offered by Joan Shea, the minister of the department that gave Noseworthy the contract.

That was one.

. . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Score Two for the Telly #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: An Unwavering Commitment to Inaction, Indecision, and Extra Pork #nlpoli

In 2010, the provincial government appointed Captain Mark Turner to look at the “province’s offshore oil spill prevention and response capabilities.”

He produced the 273 page report and the provincial government dutifully released it along with a lovely news release.

Then-natural resources minister Shawn Skinner committed that the provincial government  would “study the report, and . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: An Unwavering Commitment to Inaction, Indecision, and Extra Pork #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Lay-offs, Noseworthy and other things the Premier talked about #nlpoli

Listen closely and you can hear the beep-beep-beep of the garbage truck of government comms as it backs up on the idea of laying off public sectors workers as a result of government’s “review” of programs and spending.

Premier Kathy Dunderdale scrummed [link to CBC’s raw video]outside the House of Assembly on Monday and CBC’s . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Lay-offs, Noseworthy and other things the Premier talked about #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Kremlinology 39: What Burke didn’t say #nlpoli

In defending the $140,000 –a-year patronage job she gave to former Tory candidate John Noseworthy, advanced skills minister Joan Burke told the House of Assembly:

Mr. Speaker, no one can argue that Mr. Noseworthy has a unique set of skills.

Indeed no one can make such an argument.

Former auditor general John Noseworthy doesn’t . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Kremlinology 39: What Burke didn’t say #nlpoli