What was the tragedy of the orchestrated political lynching of an innocent member of the House of Assembly by the provincial Conservatives has now turned to farce.
On Tuesday, Premier Kathy Dunderdale was on her high horse: Conservative members of the House of Assembly "understand very well how Facebook works," Dunderdale told reporters outside the . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: #Dunderporn and #Dunderfarce #nlpoli #cdnpoli
David Brazil, member for Conception Bay East-Bell Island, on how he and his political colleagues approach the task of governing:
Mr. Speaker, we do not govern by polls. We want to know what the people really think.
Someone forgot to tell Brazil that public opinion polls do exactly that: they tell you what people really . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Your Future is in Their Hands: impacted poller #nlpoli
Voters in Newfoundland and Labrador have a new political definition: to crummell: to have one’s opinion completely reversed in a nanosecond by the whim of another. There may well be others that will turn up in the wake of Tory Dan Crummell’… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Your Future is in Their Hands: Political Definition #nlpoli
In 2011, Keith Russell was dumped from his position as a cabinet minister in the Nunatsiavut government.
Nunatsiavut president Jim Lyall issued a statement afterward that included this section:
Quite simply, Mr. Russell was not fulfilling his duties and responsibilities as a minister. The matter was raised with him previously, on several occasions, and I . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Your Future. Their Hands. More Russell #nlpoli
Fact: Sandy Collins is the member of the House of Assembly for Terra Nova.
Fact: Collins is a provincial Conservative.
Fact: Sandy Collins supports Muskrat Falls.
Fact: Collins was executive assistant to Paul Oram, a cabinet minister who had some problems with facts relating to the province’s recent history
Fact: Collins is the parliamentary . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Your Future. Their Hands. Weakest Link edition #nlpoli
Conservative member of the House of Assembly Keith Russell.
He’s at it again, this time on CBC Radio’s Labrador Morning:
I don’t buy into the mumbo jumbo about the trail leading to the Muskrat Falls site as being sacred ground. You can romanticize and sensationalize that particular piece of land all you want, but it . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Your future. Their hands: profound ignorance edition #nlpoli
Forget the engineers, economists, lawyers and all the people who have examined the Muskrat Falls project in great detail.
They do not matter.
The people who will approve Muskrat Falls are politicians.
The future of Newfoundland and Labrador is in their hands.
The fate of your province will be determined by Keith Russell:
Four people . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Your future is in their hands #nlpoli