daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: By-election update: Conservatives choose Barlow for Macleod, Liberal MPs invade Alberta

TweetJohn Barlow was chosen as the Conservative Party candidate last night in the Macleod riding. With a by-election expected to be called soon, Mr. Barlow defeated three other candidates – Melissa Mathieson, Phil Rowland and Scott Wagner – to win the nomination. During the campaign, Mr. Barlow faced severe opposition from Canada’s gun lobby for ...

The Canadian Progressive: Conservatives ignoring housing, food security needs in Canada’s North

Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are making the cost of living unsustainable for families in Canada’s North, according to Yvonne Jones, the Liberal MP for Newfoundland and Labrador. The post Conservatives ignoring housing, food security needs in Canada’s North appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Yvonne – math #nlpoli

Liberal member of parliament Yvonne Jones is pissed off. She told VOCM that “there are 1,016 people that are payrolled  [sic]under the Muskrat Falls project. 201 of those are Labradorians. So we have less than 10 per cent of Labrador people employed as part of that project.” She said that was unacceptable. Someone forgot to ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Labrador speaks – and rejects Conservative tactics

Prime Minister Harper called Peter Penashue the greatest MP representative Labrador has ever had. Cabinet Ministers went into that riding (though notably not Harper) declaring that a re-elected Penashue would continue to give Labrador influence – while darkly hinting a Liberal win would not. Labrador voters rejected those claims, as well as Penashue: Penashue quit ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Oh for God’s sake, just get a room #nlpoli

If you want to read a strongly worded condemnation of a provincial politician, take a gander at the Telegram’s editorial on Yvonne Jones from Tuesday’s paper. Jones told the provincial government last week that her vote in the House of Assembly on Muskrat Falls was up for sale. Word got around the province pretty quickly.  ...

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 ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Kennedy slices into NDP’s Muskrat falls hypocrisy #nlpoli #cdnpoli

Natural resources minister Jerome Kennedy belled the NDP cat on Wednesday for the provincial party’s flip-flop on Muskrat Falls. As the Telegram reported in its Thursday edition, … Kennedy was particularly hard on criticism coming from the NDP, saying the current tone represents a break from deceased federal leader Jack Layton. “The NDP has been ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Liberal commitments for Labrador #nlpoli

From Yvonne Jones’ Facebook page, posted shortly after midnight: Full Liberal Platform being released tomorrow. Includes a full section on Labrador. Highlighting the committment [sic] to pave the Labrador Highway, designate the Strait of Belle Isle Ferry service as essential and putting a new ferry in place to serve the people of Labrador year round. ...

Yvonne Jones

Six months ago, in the dead of a winter which blanketed Corner Brook with six-and-eight foot snowdrifts, and on the tail end of receiving chemotherapy treatments for her cancer, Yvonne Jones tried twice to make it to Humber West to hit the campaign trail. The first time, on the advice of her doctor, she canceled ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Yvonne Jones: Profile in Courage

What does not kill you makes you stronger. That must be the case. Yvonne Jones is emerging from her battle with cancer with unrivalled moral strength even if her physical strength has been sapped to the point she must quit as leader of the provincial Liberal Party. She worked through her cancer treatment, including returning ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Yvonne Jones newser – details

From the official media advisory: Head:  Yvonne Jones to discuss her future in politics Opposition Leader Yvonne Jones will make a statement today concerning her future as Leader of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. Jones will deliver the statement at 1:30 p.m. in the Conception Bay Room at the Holiday Inn in St. ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Did I say yes to Muskrat? I meant “no”: Jones

Political decisions in Newfoundland and Labrador are apparently like the local weather at least as far as the current crop of party leaders in the province is concerned. Wait a minute and everything changes. Kathy Dunderdale set the standard for indecisiveness with her on-again, off-again subsidies for Danny Williams’ latest gaggle of professional jockstraps. Now ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Not much to see

The Telegram’s Russell Wangersky looked ahead to the fall election and didn’t like what he saw. Wangersky’s assessment is brutal but it is accurate. The Liberals:  “When someone who isn’t looking for the leader’s job is bigger news than the person who’s already holding it, you’ve got big problems.” The NDP:  “Unremittingly hopeful but doomed ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: A world of their own

Kathy Dunderdale showed up in the province again to talk about the wonderful reception her Muskrat Falls megadebt project got from the New England governors. Two things stood out right off the bat from Dunderdale’s scrum.  First, there was her reference to Yvonne Jones as if the Liberal leader hadn’t already drunk the freshie.  Jones ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The placeholder election

No matter what the outcome, all three political parties in the province will have new leaders before the 2015 contest. In December, the Tories decided to postpone their leadership fight until after the October general election.  Kathy Dunderdale took over the job in the first place on the understanding it would be a temporary thing.  ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Dunderdale disapproval doubles; Tory vote drops to 44%

What a difference a federal election can make to provincial poll results. According to the latest Angus-Reid poll,  43% of respondents are satisfied with Kathy Dunderdale’s performance as premier down from 55% in February and 67% for her predecessor last November. Undecided remains at 35% of those polled. But here’s the thing:  Those who said ...