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  • Unfortunate Son
    July 28, 2011 - 07:50

    It's great that these make work projects come along every four years. Great oppurtunity for rural NLer's to get a chance of some local high paying jobs. Sitting members should be forced to retire once they're eligible for pensions too. Bur seriously, does a provnce with a population of the city of Hamilton need all these MHA's, with all the perks-pensions hanging over the taxpayer in perpetuity?

    • Ken Meaney
      September 07, 2011 - 14:53

      Comment not directly related to this post, except I'm wondering why Ghent is your last blog item. This has been up for quite some time.

  • Vic Newman
    July 26, 2011 - 13:13

    CBC is reporting she announced her candidacy via Twitter and misspelled the name of the district she is running in. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2011/07/26/nl-ghent-liberals-bellevue-726.html Two questions will be answered over time: will the Liberals have any contested nominations and most importantly of all, will they have a full slate of 48 candidates.

    • Mark
      July 27, 2011 - 12:04

      ''...will the Liberals have any contested nominations...?'' I believe they have already had at least three.

    • The Archon
      July 28, 2011 - 12:41

      All of the PC nomination meetings in the past 2 years have drawn more votes than what the nominated Liberal candidate received the byelection. Case in point is Humber West, where the Liberal candidate drew fewer votes and did not even win a single poll in the district. There are large problems within the Liberal party that no one has tried to fix and that is a disservice to the electorate.

  • George
    July 26, 2011 - 07:40

    So she's an unemployed journalist whose claim to fame is getting booted from a board for making fun of the Premier's member? How weak. She's running for the right party anyway.

  • Greg Mallard
    July 25, 2011 - 15:52

    As a Labradorian, I am pleased that Olympic champion Mark Nichols has put his name forward in Labrador West. A fine young man who brought pride not only to Labrador but to our country, Canada.

  • Eileen McBreairty
    July 25, 2011 - 12:24

    I’m glad to see that Pam Pardy Ghent is running. She is one of the few community activists who hasn’t played the part of a puppet. It appears that she has always spoken her mind. I haven’t always agreed with her, but she was certainly good at getting a discussion going. If we need anything in this province, we need to be able to speak our minds, carry on a debate, without fear of being bullied. And she has certainly experienced the public bullying and stood up to it. We need to recover from what the William’s government has stifled.