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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Ya wanna know what stupid is? #nlpoli #cdnpoli

According to information supplied to the news media – and widely reported already – the helicopter from 444 Squadron used for a training flight than ended with a bit of fishing for the crew six weeks ago was available for search and rescue missions.

And if that re-tasking wouldn’t have been enough, the squadron . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Ya wanna know what stupid is? #nlpoli #cdnpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Dunderdale-O’Brien Confusion #nlpoli

In a scrum on Wednesday, May 23, Premier Kathy Dunderdale said:

“What we are talking about, in fact, is a two hour window here.”

In the House of Assembly on Thursday, May 24, Premier Kathy Dunderdale said:

I have asked Minister MacKay for an explanation of the gap that occurred on January . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Dunderdale-O’Brien Confusion #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Feds calls Dunderdale’s bluff #nlpoli

In an interview with CBC’s David Cochrane, federal intergovernmental affairs minister Peter Penashue called Premier Kathy Dunderdale’s bluff about a public inquiry into the death of Burton Winters.

Penashue said:

"This is a legally initiated process and everyone would have to co-operate."

Dunderdale has criticised the federal government over Winters’ death.  That’s despite Dunderdale acknowledging . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Feds calls Dunderdale’s bluff #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Grandmother, what big teeth you have #nlpoli #cdnpoli

Political leaders have a moral duty to the people they serve.

There are times for politicians to fight for their constituents.

And there are times when responsible political leaders must help a community to heal.  In the wake of the tragedy in Makkovik, Premier Kathy Dunderdale should be helping people to come to terms . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Grandmother, what big teeth you have #nlpoli #cdnpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Zen of Political Disasters: Becoming A Hole #nlpoli

As SRBP noted in an earlier post, the first step in getting yourself out of a hard political spot is to recognise that you are in a hole.

What often happens – as seen in the provincial Conservatives and the Burton Winters tragedy up to now – is that they cannot see that they are . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Zen of Political Disasters: Becoming A Hole #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Time to end the despicable abuse #nlpoli

Through her shouting and bawling it is hard to know if Yvonne Jones does not know what she is talking about or does not care.

Either way, the result is the same.

On Wednesday, Jones kept up her shouting about the tragic death of Burton Winters.  She has been talking about it in the House . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Time to end the despicable abuse #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The difference in lost lives #nlpoli #cdnpoli

In the past month, at least two people have died as a result of misadventure in the wilderness on motorized vehicles.

One was was a 23 year old young man who inadvertently rode his all terrain vehicle into the water, where he drowned.

The other was a 14 year old young man whose snowmobile ran . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The difference in lost lives #nlpoli #cdnpoli