The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Fairity of Regurgitation #nlpoli

Municipal affairs minister Kevin “Fairity” O’Brien stood in the House of Assembly on Wednesday “to highlight the continued progress in implementing the Provincial Waste Management Strategy in our province.” Wonderful stuff it could have been. The only problem is Fairity really didn’t provide an update. He told us what the original goals were. He also ...

Blunt Objects: Other provinces have elections too: Newfoundland Edition

Over on the Rock, the Tory dynasty is strong – so strong, in fact, that even the loss of its personable leader, replaced with a monotonous cabinet minister who probably orchestrated the entire thing, can still get their party over 50% of the vote. Kathy Dunderdale, who become Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier just a few ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Three MF Amigos split up #nlpoli

Liberal leader Kevin Aylward may have personally been waffling about Muskrat Falls a week or so ago, but his position has shifted: An Aylward led government would immediately halt all spending on this project and establish a truly independent analysis to look at all options for meeting domestic energy demands.  The review currently before the ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Power of Confusion: The Three Amigos Update #nlpoli

Premier Kathy Dunderdale doesn’t understand the criticism of the federal government’s recent announcement of a loan guarantee for the Muskrat Falls megadebt project Provincial NDP leader Lorraine Michael, for one, has been crapping on the announcement, saying that it isn’t a loan guarantee at all but “an agreement to agree”. Check that link and you’ll ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Three parties, two leaders, one policy, no sense

Remember that thing about hardly being able to slide a sheet of paper between the three political parties in the current general election? Well, newly minted Liberal boss Kevin Aylward wants to put your tax dollars into running a coast guard co-ordination centre in place of the federal one Ottawa is moving to Halifax.  He ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Westcott packs it in

Craig Westcott confirmed Monday he’ll be leaving the opposition office and returning to run his newspapers.  Here’s the statement he released: Yvonne and I have agreed that my position will conclude on August 31. I will return to my two newspapers The Business Post and the Irish Loop Post. It has been a great privilege ...