Profile of John Crosbie

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  • A province buoyed by oil

    This year, our province had 40 per cent of Canada’s light crude production, with 250,000 barrels per day (bbls) from our three producing ...

  • Hibernia: what’s at stake

    Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has said he’s interested in looking to sell the federal government’s 8.5 per cent share. Some time ago, he ...

  • Good senators make the Senate worthwhile

    I’d say 80 to 90 per cent of senators are hard-working and do much good work on Senate committees, as opposed to House of Commons committees, ...

  • Histrionics in the Senate and the faltering PMO

    The controversy raging over the last several weeks involves three senators — Pamela Wallin, Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau. Frankly, it shows ...

  • Free trade makes sense, then and now

    When it has been fully implemented, there will be duty-free access to all industrial goods and 95 per cent of agricultural products in Canada and ...

  • CETA welcomed like the prodigal son

    The Progressive Conservative government won that election, and I introduced, as trade minister on behalf of the Mulroney administration, the ...

  • Slamming on the fiscal brakes

    I still believe this principle applies, although most politicians believe, as did famed U.S. football coach Vincent Lombardi, that “Winning isn’t ...

  • Province’s tough budget was right on the money

    Economist Wade Locke was appointed senior policy adviser for the Newfoundland and Labrador government’s 2013 budget — an excellent appointment ...

  • West coast hoping for its own oil boom

    Statoil and Husky Oil has said the well drilled at Bay du Nord has between 300 million and 600 million barrels of recoverable light oil. In the ...

  • Bogged down by politics

    He has no control over the legislative bodies of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which are separately elected and quite independent ...