Profile of Bob Wakeham

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  • Mr. Cabana saves the day

    And no, I’m not like some of the thoughtless cynics who might describe Cabana as the comic relief in Newfoundland politics or one of those ...

  • An introduction to full-day kindergarten

    Ordinarily, I make my living as a politician. You may have heard or read that people like me are not to be trusted. But that’s a fallacy. ...

  • Things that smell to high heaven

    It was around the same time that afternoon when many politicians and their followers were having their post-mortems on the election results: ...

  • Not exactly the A-team

    In fact, when it’s the pathetic likes of Peter Penashue and Kevin O’Brien making the headlines for the Tories during these early stages of the ...

  • Another one takes the low road

    But no matter how many times I’ve head those words from a given flight deck, they’ve always provided for me a peace of mind, a grand feeling of ...

  • Justice too often seems like a joke

    As a matter of fact, there were several ridiculous outcomes in bail hearings lately, as reported in The Telegram, that had me longing (in a ...

  • In the name of dog everlasting

    The Blue Machine that roared through the province for a decade with Danny Williams handling the gears — his “get-outta-my-way” approach ...

  • NDP flubbed its title shot

    Terry, the former boxer, played brilliantly by Marlon Brando, is sitting in the back seat of a cab with his brother Charlie, played by Rod ...

  • ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ reboot badly needed

    OK, I know: as a former CBC staffer, someone who made a damn good living from Mother Corporation for many years — the corp got its money’s worth ...

  • A story of survival I’ll never forget

    But it’s equally fair to say there are a few interviews I’ve never forgotten, and never will. And, in the last little while, during the course of ...