The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Trash, Give-aways, and Conservative Policy #nlpoli

Friday is trash day in the world of political communications. It’s the day when you slip out stuff that is unpleasant in the hopes people will miss it. If you can slide in another story, like say the completely unnecessary appointment of a finance minister who will have the job for a mere two weeks ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Is he that starved for attention? #nlpoli

The best answer to the Old Man’s latest bullshit about his mine and Muskrat Falls is what he used to say to companies that wanted to get the province’s non-renewable resources at a bargain: No more give-aways. And on a related note, remember what he said to established Labrador miners in 2006/2007: "We do acknowledge ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Government cash give-aways #nlpoli

CBC’s Rob Antle has updated work done over the past couple of years on government give-aways to private sector businesses in the name of economic development: The Newfoundland and Labrador government has funnelled more than $20 million into grants, loans and the direct costs of business-attraction initiatives that have provided a net benefit of fewer ...