The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Do we have it? #nlpoli

Kathy Dunderdale had a pretty easy audience on Monday for her relaxed, ambling speech about a whole bunch of stuff. It was the St. John’s Board of Trade.  As a rule, the townie business community have the guts of political guppies.  They’ll run along with whatever the government says and Monday was no different.  When ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: $#*! Jerome Says: federal loan guarantee not firmly in place yet #nlpoli

In the House of Assembly on Tuesday, natural resources minister Jerome Kennedy was pretty clear about the sanction process: “What we have done … [is ] we have slowed down the process in terms of the sanction.” Asked about slowing down the sanction process on Wednesday, natural resources minister Jerome Kennedy told the House of ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Kremlinology 42: Dependency and the Loan Guarantee #nlpoli

The cost of the Muskrat Falls project has escalated to the point where the provincial government can’t do it without a federal loan guarantee. Premier Kathy Dunderdale said as much on Wednesday when she finally got around to meeting with reporters two days after her meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In her long rambling ...