The Sir Robert Bond Papers: OCI dumps troubled shrimp plant on taxpayers #nlpoli

Ocean Choice International is in better financial shape today, having successfully dumped a surplus shrimp processing facility on the people of Port Union.  The plant – seriously damaged in 2010 during Hurricane Igor still needs major renovations. OCI put the plant on the market in 2012 but couldn’t find buyers.  In 2012,  company president Blaine Sullivan said ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The uncivil Civil War #nlpoli

At the heart of the ongoing civil war between Danny Williams’ provincial Conservatives and Stephen Harper’s federal Conservatives is the claim by Williams that Harper broke his 2006 election promise on Equalization. Williams wrote to each of the federal party leaders and asked the leaders to state their party’s position on Equalization. (Read more…)

The Sixth Estate: Another Conservative Politician Escapes Toothless Ethics, Lobbying Commissioners

This week yet another Conservative politician slipped through the nets of the “independent” Commissioners whose job it is to lend a pretense of accountability to the Harper regime. This time the guilty part is former Newfoundland Cabinet minister turned federal “fisheries ambassador” turned Conservative candidate turned Ocean Choice International executive Loyola Sullivan. Sullivan has had ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Loyola Sullivan and conflict of interest #nlpoli

From the report by federal conflict of interest and ethics commission into certain actions by former fisheries ambassador Loyola Sullivan: In June 2011, after consulting with my Office about whether he could take the position, Mr. Sullivan took up the position of Vice President of Resource Management and Sustainability at Ocean Choice International (Ocean Choice). ...