The story of the 2014 provincial Conservative Party leadership contest is a study in politics on its most basic level.
It is a story of those with influence and of those who have less of it or none at all.
It is a story of how politics actually works inside the Conservative Party, instead of . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Insiders #nlpoli
In his final days as Premier, Danny Williams was poised to offer Elizabeth Matthews – his communications director – a plum patronage appointment at the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board. A copy of a draft letter for Wil… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Williams set to offer comms director plum patronage job before he quit #nlpoli
Liberal leader Kevin Aylward may have personally been waffling about Muskrat Falls a week or so ago, but his position has shifted: An Aylward led government would immediately halt all spending on this project and establish a truly independent analy… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Three MF Amigos split up #nlpoli
But that doesn’t mean natural resources minister Shawn Skinner escaped completely unscathed from his episode on Backtalk on Wednesday. Here’s the latest version of a story about comments Skinner made on VO’s afternoon call-in show. The hea… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Okay, so it wasn’t a bus after all
Natural resources minister Shawn Skinner threw outgoing Attorney General John Noseworthy under the bus on Wednesday as he contradicted the AG’s claim he can’t get access to some of the offshore regulatory board’s records. Voice of the Cabinet Mi… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Skinner throws AG under bus
Natural resources minister Shawn Skinner is writing more letters to the editor of the Telegram these days that the former Open Line hydro queen sends tweets. The government must have polling showing that the Muskrat Falls project isn’t going over we… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Skinner makes false statement in letter to Telegram editor