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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A week of truth for the Conservatives #nlpoli

Not that we didn’t know the provincial government had already granted exemptions to its supposedly sacred minimum fish processing requirements, but CBC this week gave us an insight into just how often the government has waived the MPRs.

In 2010,  the provincial government approved 11t exemptions out of 19 requests.  In the last six months . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A week of truth for the Conservatives #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: When is a cut not a cut? #nlpoli

A couple of years ago, the province’s auditor general noted that a Crown agency responsible for developing an integrated health information system was paying salaries to its employees that were way outside provincial government guidelines.

The Telegram reported last fall that the problem was still unresolved 18 months after the auditor general issued his report. . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: When is a cut not a cut? #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Fearful Symmetry #nlpoli

There’s a couple of constables in an office over in the basement of the old Memorial College building at Fort Townshend, right next to where the USO building used to be.  They handle all the mysterious calls about weird goings on,  sort of like a local version of the X-Files.

So the scuttlebutt has it . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Fearful Symmetry #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Opposition grows to antidemocratic House cuts #nlpoli

Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador,  the umbrella organization that speaks for the province’s towns and cities, doesn’t like the plan to slash the number of representatives the people of the province have speaking for them in the House of Assembly.

“We believe that a reduction in representation will have serious implications for municipal governments and the . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Opposition grows to antidemocratic House cuts #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Fishery reform: the deeper story #nlpoli

NTV’s Thursday report on Loyola Sullivan focused on the union protests and accusations of a conflict of interest from Liberal Jim Bennett.

But the more interesting news on Thursday came from Michael Connors’ tweets about Sullivan’s speech to the employer’s council.

Sullivan is now talking about the economic problems in Europe. He says world’s faltering . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Fishery reform: the deeper story #nlpoli