An independent appointments commission, as it’s currently proposed, will do more to mask existing problems than actually solve them.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s astonishingly poor protected areas record cannot simply be the result of benign neglect (Part 2 of 2).
Co-founder and lead singer Greg Keelor talks about the band’s early years, the Idle No More movement and his support for native rights. They play St. John’s on Saturday.
On Friday The Telegram published an article worth looking at which compares the stories of Danny Williams and Dean MacDonald; MacDonald is a former business partner of Williams whose interest in the leadership of the provincial Liberal party has been rumoured for many years – but now seems to be gaining some momentum. The Telegram makes the point that Newfoundlanders always seem to be searching for the star premier – whether it be a Joey, a Clyde, a Brian, or a Danny. Are we now looking for a Dean? Check out the read at the link below. Source: The Telegram
“All of us Liberals owe Kevin a tremendous debt. What he did for the party was absolutely outstanding,” said Chris Decker, a former minister in the Clyde Wells Liberal government of the early 90’s. “[But] my advice to Kevin would be to step aside.” Liberal leaders Kevin Aylward did not win his own riding in Stephenville, which means that the official opposition is left without its leader in the House of Assembly. There are three options ahead for the party: Aylward can step aside and the party can appoint a new interim leader; Aylward can ask one of his elected MHAs to resign so that he can run in a by-election to win a ‘safe’ seat; or he can stay on as leader. Some believe that the latter option is most reasonable – Aylward did not enter into the fray expecting to be the leader long term, but he did…