Profile of Bob Wakeham

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  • Election fallout

    Monday’s federal election has been analyzed to death, and the overdose of punditry almost warrants the formation of a 12-step rehabilitation ...

  • Political fight night

    All those mugshots on the front page of last Monday’s Telegram — 30 smiling faces in all, candidates in the six federal ridings on the island and ...

  • Hockey over politics

    With politicians accumulating almost as much air time as the ubiquitous Ryan Snodden — the desperate Michael Ignatieff trying to imitate, ...

  • Standing up for … something

    It will surely go down in history as a watershed moment for feminism in Newfoundland. Yessiree — I mean, yespersonee — young girls 30 and ...

  • The dog days of elections

    When I picked up the ringing phone last Sunday evening, there was initially a brief silence on the other end, a signal that a home-invader from ...

  • High Noon at the Newfoundland corral

    For those members of the Williams posse who sincerely believed Marshal Dan would ride gracefully into the sunset a la Gary Cooper, it must ...

  • Pundits and puffery

    Having covered countless speeches from the throne, those self-congratulatory, self-serving exercises in public relations so smothered in ...

  • If Matthews wrote a ‘Note to self’ …

    My impeccable source, Deep Bight, has supplied me with a copy of a memo he says sheds new light on the way in which Elizabeth Matthews handled ...

  • Important job, lousy choice

    Patronage appointments are always easy targets for those of us armed with a newspaper column or a commentary slot on radio or television. It’s as ...

  • Who to cheer for?

    A growing number of Newfoundlanders in the NHL, a half a dozen at last count, has put my parents in a quandary. Having lived in the Philadelphia ...