Despite rumours that he was interested in the leadership of the provincial Liberal party, former Auditor General John Noseworthy has decided to run in the upcoming election for the PC party instead. “I intend to seek the PC nomination in the district of Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi,” John Noseworthy said on his Twitter feed. Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi is the riding held by NDP leader Lorraine Michael, and has been an NDP stronghold since 1987; PC ‘star’ candidate Jerome Kennedy once ran against Michael in 2006 and lost. Noseworthy is best known for a series of 2006 reports that shook politics in Newfoundland and Labrador to the core. His investigations into what is still known as the legislative spending scandal resulted in four politicians — former Tory cabinet minister Ed Byrne, former Liberal cabinet ministers Jim Walsh and Wally Andersen and former New Democratic MHA Randy Collins — being sent to jail.…
Yvonne Jones introduced Kevin Aylward as the new leader of the provincial Liberal party following a first-ballot win over other candidates.”We’re going to have an interesting time ahead. Fifty, 60 days is a long time in politics,” he said. Aylward was first elected in the district of St. George’s-Stephenville in 1985 and held that seat until 2003 when he decided not to run again. During that time he served in the cabinet of Premiers Clyde Wells, Brian Tobin, and Roger Grimes, heading the Environment and Labour, Forest Resources, and Tourism and Culture ministries. Aylward now plans to run in that same riding against Joan Burke – who has held the seat for the PCs since his retirement. Source: CBC
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It was my experience that most Members of Parliament are working extremely hard – but the disconnect between what the voter expects from their MP and what that MP is actually required to do when in office is so great that there is no wonder there is perpetual disappointment.
Whose bright idea was this name-change thing, anyway?
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“Mr. Speaker, when I was sworn in as premier of this province comments made by people around this province, and particularly [Michael] spoke to the fact that there were three women leaders and that things would be done differently.” This was Premier Dunderdale’s response to some hard-line questioning by the NDP leader Lorraine Michael in the House of Assembly. We’re not sure what “differently” is supposed to mean, but we sure hope Ms. Dunderdale wasn’t hoping to avoid answering tough questions.
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We should have learned our lesson from the cod collapse… but we never learn. We really don’t.