Failure to allow debate and dialogue will have far greater consequences than this government realizes
Candidates quickly set aside political differences and aspirations last night Clarenville when a man collapsed during an all-candidate’s forum. The Telegram has confirmed that the man, Wilson Wiseman, believed to be in his 60s, is the campaign manager for Environment Minister Ross Wiseman, the Progressive Conservative incumbent. There is no word yet on his condition. One of the first people offering help was NDP hopeful Vanessa Wiseman, a licensed practical nurse. The debate was immediately called off. Source: The Vancouver Sun
John Noseworthy, former auditor general and challenger to NDP leader Lorraine Michael in the Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi riding, is taking some heat for deciding not to show up to a debate sponsored by the Georgestown Neighbourhood Association. Michael showed up to the event, as did Liberal candidate Drew Brown. “The fact that he has that same arrogant attitude, that he could ignore people in the district that he’s asking to vote for him, ignore that, shows he has the same arrogance as the party he’s running for,” Michael told the CBC. For his part, Noseworthy had concerns that members of the Georgestown association were also working on the NDP campaign. Check out the new poll on TheIndependent.ca to tell us how you feel about this apparent snuff by clicking here. Meanwhile Drew Brown took exception to negative comments made by his Liberal party colleague, Danny Dumaresque, to the city of…
“I think the minister is denying the fact that we do have a mess and when I say that it’s not my word people inside the health care system are continually saying to me: our health care system is a mess,” said NDP Lorraine Michael during yesterday’s debate on the health care system. Michael, who believes there are major problems with our system, is calling for a full independent review of it. Health Minister Jerome Kennedy says an independent review would inevitably lead to recommendations that rural services should be cut. “There was an external review done in 2004 and if we had followed the recommendations at that time then there would be no rural health care left,” said Kennedy. “I really don’t know why Ms. Michael believes a review today would be any different … They’ll try to streamline and create efficiencies,” he said. “I can predict that that’s…
The Telegram is reporting that three men who have delved into the numbers on the Muskrat Falls project are calling for the provincial government and Nalcor Energy to reconsider alternatives and for provincial party leaders to have a debate solely on Lower Churchill development prior to the Oct. 11 election. Richard Cashin, the President of Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW), Ed Hearn, a lawyer in Labrador City and a former director of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro; and Dennis Browne, a lawyer in St. John’s and former Consumer Advocate for the Public Utilities Board, held held a news conference yesterday to make the call. For more information, click to link below to read the article at The Telegram. With the timing of the announcement, and those involved (Cashin was once a Liberal MP), one has to wonder what the political motives of the news conference were. Source: The Telegram
Does MUN take into account the ethical history of these investors, or do they turn a blind eye once they see the cloth bag emblazoned with an over-sized dollar sign?
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