Profile of Gerry Phelan

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  • Labrador’s choice

    I wanted to make a plea to the people of Labra­dor, but then I thought, what gives me the right to ask them to stand up for me? After all, for ...

  • Your community needs you

    A challenge to a citizen from a sitting town councillor got me thinking. He tweeted, “put your name on the ballot and stay out of the ...

  • A pat on the back

    People in uniform often command respect. Years ago, I had a summer job at a hospital, stocking shelves with supplies. Most days I’d go to work in ...

  • The premier needs a charisma boost

    Why don’t more of us like Kathy Dunderdale? A convenience store clerk suggested the media is being unfair in its coverage of the Dunderdale ...

  • Proceed with caution

    I’m worried, and the events of the past week tell me I should be. The Dunderdale government has made a mess out of its budget cuts, proving again ...

  • Let’s hope schools don’t suffer

    We will lose a piece of democracy thanks to the new provincial budget. The decision to reduce the number of school boards from five to two — one ...

  • When service sucks

    I don’t mean to seem crooked, but I do feel a little ornery. I just got off the horn with my telephone/Internet/television service provider, and ...

  • Let’s talk about elder abuse

    I went back to school last week. That’s what it felt like as I sat in a room with other “getting up there” people. I was learning about elder ...

  • Time to resolve the airport stalemate

    The sign reads, “Last washroom for the next 1,000 miles.” Motorists driving on Craig Dobbin’s Way may have thought the warning near the picket ...

  • A time for renewal for Catholics

    I don’t think it’s time for a pope in heels, but I do wish I had some say in who will be the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Benedict’s ...