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Interim Liberal leader to seek position full-time in October

Yvonne Jones says she will seek to lead the provincial Liberal party on a full-time basis when it holds a leadership convention in October 2010.

Jones confirmed the news during a year-end interview with The Telegram this week.

She's been leading the party on an interim basis since former leader Gerry Reid lost his seat in the 2007 general election, which left the Liberals with only three seats in the House of Assembly.

Liberal Leader Yvonne Jones answers questions from the media in this file photo. The outspoken interim leader of the province's official opposition has confirmed to The Telegram she will run for the leadership in 2010. - Telegram file photo

Yvonne Jones says she will seek to lead the provincial Liberal party on a full-time basis when it holds a leadership convention in October 2010.

Jones confirmed the news during a year-end interview with The Telegram this week.

She's been leading the party on an interim basis since former leader Gerry Reid lost his seat in the 2007 general election, which left the Liberals with only three seats in the House of Assembly.

"For me, personally, it's going to be an interesting year because I have all intentions of seeking the leadership of the Liberal party," Jones said.

Jones will make an official announcement about her intentions at a later date, but she said she has already told a handful of people she plans to run.

"I've had a lot of encouragement in the party and I do have a lot of support," Jones said.

"I've worked hard to bring people back into the (Liberal) fold and to get people engaged and just think the time is right for me now to consider running."

Jones also said she's healthier today than she was 10 years ago and unless something changes, her name will be on the leadership ballot.

The party postponed its leadership convention in 2008 and elected to wait until, first the spring, and then the fall of 2010 to choose a full-time leader.

Jones is the fifth person to head the party since former premier Brian Tobin stepped down in 2000 to return to federal politics.

Beaton Tulk took over as interim leader and premier after Tobin left until a divisive leadership convention in early 2001 when Roger Grimes defeated John Efford by 14 votes.

After that convention, a deep rift split the party faithful.

The party's finances also took a beating.

When Grimes left politics in 2005, Gerry Reid was named interim leader. Lawyer Jim Bennett took over the leadership of the party in February 2006 but resigned three months later.

Reid was then named leader again.

In May of this year, the Liberal party held its annual convention in Gander.

At that time, many high-profile delegates expressed their support for Jones' leadership.

Talk of a re-energized and reunited party seemed to be the theme for the weekend long event.

Since then the Liberals won a byelection under Jones in The Straits-White Bay North.

Marshall Dean's win this past October gave the Liberals a fourth seat in the House.

dbartlett@thetelegram.com

Geographic location: Gander, The Straits-White Bay North

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  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    Kudos to Jones. Running agaisnst Danny is an exercise in futility. I guess she is taking one for the team. Not until Danny announces his retirement, will we see a new fresh face running for the Liberal Party Leadership since there isn't a chance of anything while Daniel is at the helm.

  • Bones II
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    LOL@Wallace. Is that all you can really see going on in the province you are from, but are not living in? I'd like to see Wallace acknowledge even one positive thing, one time only, then I would be surprised. [Telegram, December 2009]


    Tell us why the Metis issue is NOT in FEDERAL hands, just like the province says it is, and why this is the provincial government's fault too.


    Access to Information is abused daily for headlines and spin possibilities and I won't touch that one, lol. How much does a request cost the taxpayer? How many requests are made on, say a monthly basis. Explain, once you determine these numbers, how it is informative and helpful to the people instead of what I say it is.




    Releasing reports? Pfffft, lol. Who gives a flock. A report never fed, housed, clothed, or otherwise helped a single individual in this province do anything. Reports are for politicians to ignore and waste money on, lol. You should know these things.

  • Don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Jonesy Premier ????? Not as long as there is a Newfoundlander who can crawl to a polling station during an election. Danny must be jumping for joy. Premier Williams will go down in historey as the best Premier we have had from 1949 to forever. Jonesy will go down in history as the best Nfld joke we have had from 1949 to forever.

  • Heather
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    Another Newfie joke in the making

  • TAXWATCH
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    This must be a joke....did the PC Party make a contribution to her ???
    Have all the LIBERALS gone mad? What a nice XMAS gift to the PC party to know they can go back to sleep for another term...PARTY ON PC !!!

    How about DALENE NEVILLE for Liberal Leader?

  • Jordan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    As if the party wasn't already screwed. I do agree though that she is the best Liberal leader since Brian Tobin but that doesn't really say much.

  • Eugene
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Seems that the fear Danny Williams has of strong independent female voices (can anyone say Elizabeth Marshall?) has spilled out to the near 80% of the citizenry that supports him. Ms. Jones, despite how some might not like her accent, is fully qualified to take on the Williams government, unfortunately if the Liberal party sees fit to have her 'take one for the team' there really won't be any contest in the next election. For my part, I'll do something I've never done if this exemplary example of a politico (oxymoron?) gets the reins: vote Liberal. Jones is a Queens Counsel, she's demonstrated support for her constituents, and in light of the premier from town's anti-rural bent, she's a strong voice for those on the other side of the overpass. Now if the PC party can only entice Lynn Verge (or Ms. Marshall for that matter) back into the leadership this province might be pulled kicking and screaming into the late 20th century; however, the inherent sexism (as expressed by Williams and many posters to this board) will probably preclude that possibility.

  • Not about
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    That Yvonne Jones has her eyes on Party Leadership/Premiership should not be surprising to anyone. But her biggest challenge to getting Liberal leadership is not Williams - it'll be her own party.

  • Bones II
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Eugene, Yvonne wasn't equipped to win the leadership of her own party and I remind you that she hasn't won that race to date. Now wouldn't that be a funny turn of events if she didn't win it, lol.




    What's winning a role nobody else wants worth these days, anyway?

  • Frank
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    The Rt. Honourable John Diefenbaker once noted to his wife when visiting St. John's.. Do you know Olive I got to talk to more Liberals than Conseratives at our luncheon, and they gave us a great reception. When he got back to Ottawa he called the leader of The Conserative Opposition Party in Newfoundland and told him that he was out of touch with Newfoundlanders.
    I am not overly suprised because the provincial and federal Conseratives have been out of touch eversince. They are men and women of words with very little action.
    Unfortunately, shortly after John Diefenbaker scrapped the Aerospace plane under the pressure of the USA ,during a salmon fishing trip.
    A lot of Newfoundlanders are scared to death that Stephen Harper and Danny Williams will close the doors to the fishery soon. They are so much out of touch and the DFO is the whip for Harper and Williams. Then, the DFO has lost touch and control as well.

    Those who support Danny Williams must be looking for handouts further down the road. As the old church hymn goes,
    Further along we'll all understand, when Yvonne Jones stands on the victory platform.

  • jennifer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    I'll admit, I was not a fan of her ten years ago. Since then I have come to respect her for the work she's done, her values for all areas of Newfoundland and labrador and the fact she's stuck it out when times were tough in her party. She doesn't bend to the rant and roar tactics of the Williams governemnt and doesn't quit. I say looks good on her, great news and I wish her the best of success. I'm entitled to my opinion here too even if it's not with the majority.

  • Sam
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Call me a hambulance, me poor old Liberals might as well give it all up if Ms. Jones becomes the actual leader.

  • TaxPayer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Yvonne Jones, as Minister DUMBerdall said yesterday ...just don't get it !

    This means there will be not one LIBERAL interested in the Leadership, as they have convinced her to run. The best thing she can do for the LIBERAL PARTY is not run and force some LIBERAL to come out of hiding.

  • Taxpayer ll
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Well well well, we have lots of support for Ms. Jones from the good people of Ontario. Perhaps she would be better off going to join the liberals in Ontario or Quebec.
    Mr. Mclean, can you cite any quotes that backup your statements...NO? Didn't think so.

  • FishGone
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Hey Frank Blackwood....are you suggesting that Harper and Williams should spend some time in RICHMOND HILL to learn about the fishey?

  • Manny
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Yvonne Jones a leader? Com'on, surely the Liberals can do better.

  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    1) Provincial recognition of the Metis is a provincial matter, not a federal one.

    2) How is Access to Information ''abused''? Jeeze - are you actually Danny Himself? You sound like him.

    Requests shouldn't cost the taxpayer anything, unless the government wants to make lots of work for itself obstructing the operation of the Act. The applicant pays a fee up-front, and pays for reasonable copying charges, if any are required.

    3) Who gives a flock about releasing reports? Well, for starters, the 2003 model of Danny Williams does, since it's in his platform. So do a lot of the people who have a direct interest in the subject matter of the report, like, let's say, the Nain school report, or the prisons report, or the fixed link study report, or any of the other reports which Mr. Accountablity has delayed, suppressed, or censored.

  • nel
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    excellent; u just made my day....yvonne....
    da people say da way to go... is ta da da right tang
    perfect.....now tell me eddie joyce is running in the bay of islands...again..and i;ll celebrate xmas early with a drink of crown royal.....yipee

  • Greg
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    It seems to me that Ms. Jones' candidacy represents a return to the past and the Liberals old ways of doing things that got them removed from office in 2003.

    The Liberal Party needs renewal, not recycling.

  • Tom
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Frank: I have all the confidence in the world that Yvonne Jones will be the first female Premier Of Newfoundland and Labrador after the next provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    . I am guessing that because you are in Richmond Hill, On Frank that you are a little removed from the current status of the Liberal party in NL!
    No doubt, Ms. Jones has had to take the party on her shoulders but she will not be nor ever be considered for the Premier's position. It is not because she is a woman or a Liberal, they need a better leader, period. Dream on Frank, Liberal red in ON doesn't mean anything here. OR! perhaps we CAN elect a Liberal gov. then we can watch them sell off our assets like NB are doing or ON wants to do!

  • Bones II
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Frank, Yvonne will never stand on that victory platform. The opportunity for her to sit in the premier's chair has come and gone. If she were going to, it would have been done by now. She's been a Liberal for a long long time. She's been and MHA for 12 years and has been involved in politics since the early 90's. The leadership she has wasn't won, and her pride in it is misplaced. Obviously, from the article, she sees herself as a leader and consider the liberal leadership role something fit to go after - career wise. In reality, the liberal leadership role was and quite likely still is, the next best thing to a scrap, lol. And where's her list of glorious achievement after 12 years as an MHA? It took the Williams government to open the Trans-Labrador highway that should have been completed more than 20 years ago! It's good to hear she's healthier, but so am I and I'm not 'premier' material either, lol.

  • TaxWatch
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Hey.. Frank Blackwood...it's me TIGGERMAN from NL....could you please take your name off the list of NLers who have a clue...Huge !

    YVONNE JONES may become Premier of Labrador, NEVER Newfoundland.!!

  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Danny has forgotten more than Yvonne will ever know!!

    = = =

    Yes, indeed.

    The guy who once stood on the shore near Flowers Cove, look across the Strait of Belle Isle at the twinking lights on the other shore, and asked, ''What's that, Nova Scotia?'', is very forgetful.

    The guy who promised to recognize the Labrador Metis, who promised to release government reports within 30 days, who promised to improve access to information, who promised to make SWGC a standalone university, yeah, he's forgotten a lot of things, especially since November 2003.

  • Roy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Be careful yvonne, the liberal backstabbers are on the move, they bought them in by the bus load to screw John Effort. I can still see their faces ( the old boys club at their best)

  • Bones II
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Frank: Yvonne has been a Liberal member for a long long time and has never, to date, accomplished ONE SINGLE THING that her province - not that she owns it - can boast about and actually give her credit for.


    Name ONE and I will tell you why you are mistaken, lol.


    Did that road to Black Tickle get paved after? LOL

  • Dee
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    This has been the best laugh I've had in a looong time!! Danny has forgotten more than Yvonne will ever know!!

  • Frank
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    I have all the confidence in the world that Yvonne Jones will be the first female Premier Of Newfoundland and Labrador after the next provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador.

    She is representing the people of Newfoundland, those who are struggling to earn a living in the fishery, forestry and mining. She is telling the Federal Government that Newfoundlanders want their jobs back that was passed onto other countries. A good example of this is the processing of our fish and farm products in other countries, and our people are at home collecting unemployment and welfare. This may not be happening around St. John's where all the big merchants are, but it is very obvious around rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

    Newfoundlanders want their pride and dignity back which can only be done by getting back to work. The Williams government has a deaf ear to the concerns of the people, they see the oil , and oil only, as the only future prosperity for our province and the stepping stone towards a better lifestyle.
    That is like waiting for the key to Heaven, we don't know when it will all happen. In the meantime, people have to live Premier Williams.

    Bravo Yvonne Jones, our people have great faith and confidence in your determination to clean up the mess and put people back in the fishplants and fishing boats again.

  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Mr. Mclean, can you cite any quotes that backup your statements...NO? Didn't think so.

    = = =

    Hey Taxpayer II, jump to conclusions much?

    The What's that, Nova Scotia? thing was on CBC in 2001.

    ''A Progressive Conservative government will acknowlege that the decision in the Powley case applies to Metis in Newfoundland and Labrador, and will participate with the Federal Government and the Metis Nation in negotiations to define and enforce the specific rights affirmed in the Powley decision and other rights protected under s. 35 of the Constitution.'' [Letter from Danny Williams, October 8, 2003]

    A Progressive Conservative Government will: Release to the public every government-commissioned report within 30 days of receiving it, indicate the action government will take on a report's recommendations within 60 days, and ensure prompt public access to all government reports in hard copy and on the Internet. [PC party platform, 2003]

    A Progressive Conservative government will: Proclaim new Freedom of Information legislation which will include amendments that will clearly identify information that should be in the public domain, including cabinet documents, and will require full and prompt disclosure of the information to the public. [ibid.]

    I'd like to see Grenfell independent on the other coast, Williams told the editorial board of The Telegram this week. [Telegram, October 2005]

  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    Hey Bones II, the AG's reports are very important.

    Danny stifled him too, he is no longer alooowed to talk about his reprots to the media. I am not a Danny Hater nor a Liberal, I just have an open mind.

  • Robb
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    You have got to be joking.....you liberals are already on the brink, but I guess you would be stupid enough to put jones back there.....she has nothing, and looks so stupid when she tries to take on Premier Williams....hey you disappearing liberals, if you ever want a chance (not that I would ever vote liberal again), then get someone high profile guys........jones ain't it...

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    Kudos to Jones. Running agaisnst Danny is an exercise in futility. I guess she is taking one for the team. Not until Danny announces his retirement, will we see a new fresh face running for the Liberal Party Leadership since there isn't a chance of anything while Daniel is at the helm.

  • Bones II
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    LOL@Wallace. Is that all you can really see going on in the province you are from, but are not living in? I'd like to see Wallace acknowledge even one positive thing, one time only, then I would be surprised. [Telegram, December 2009]


    Tell us why the Metis issue is NOT in FEDERAL hands, just like the province says it is, and why this is the provincial government's fault too.


    Access to Information is abused daily for headlines and spin possibilities and I won't touch that one, lol. How much does a request cost the taxpayer? How many requests are made on, say a monthly basis. Explain, once you determine these numbers, how it is informative and helpful to the people instead of what I say it is.




    Releasing reports? Pfffft, lol. Who gives a flock. A report never fed, housed, clothed, or otherwise helped a single individual in this province do anything. Reports are for politicians to ignore and waste money on, lol. You should know these things.

  • Don
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Jonesy Premier ????? Not as long as there is a Newfoundlander who can crawl to a polling station during an election. Danny must be jumping for joy. Premier Williams will go down in historey as the best Premier we have had from 1949 to forever. Jonesy will go down in history as the best Nfld joke we have had from 1949 to forever.

  • Heather
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    Another Newfie joke in the making

  • TAXWATCH
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    This must be a joke....did the PC Party make a contribution to her ???
    Have all the LIBERALS gone mad? What a nice XMAS gift to the PC party to know they can go back to sleep for another term...PARTY ON PC !!!

    How about DALENE NEVILLE for Liberal Leader?

  • Jordan
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    As if the party wasn't already screwed. I do agree though that she is the best Liberal leader since Brian Tobin but that doesn't really say much.

  • Eugene
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    Seems that the fear Danny Williams has of strong independent female voices (can anyone say Elizabeth Marshall?) has spilled out to the near 80% of the citizenry that supports him. Ms. Jones, despite how some might not like her accent, is fully qualified to take on the Williams government, unfortunately if the Liberal party sees fit to have her 'take one for the team' there really won't be any contest in the next election. For my part, I'll do something I've never done if this exemplary example of a politico (oxymoron?) gets the reins: vote Liberal. Jones is a Queens Counsel, she's demonstrated support for her constituents, and in light of the premier from town's anti-rural bent, she's a strong voice for those on the other side of the overpass. Now if the PC party can only entice Lynn Verge (or Ms. Marshall for that matter) back into the leadership this province might be pulled kicking and screaming into the late 20th century; however, the inherent sexism (as expressed by Williams and many posters to this board) will probably preclude that possibility.

  • Not about
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    That Yvonne Jones has her eyes on Party Leadership/Premiership should not be surprising to anyone. But her biggest challenge to getting Liberal leadership is not Williams - it'll be her own party.

  • Frank
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    The Rt. Honourable John Diefenbaker once noted to his wife when visiting St. John's.. Do you know Olive I got to talk to more Liberals than Conseratives at our luncheon, and they gave us a great reception. When he got back to Ottawa he called the leader of The Conserative Opposition Party in Newfoundland and told him that he was out of touch with Newfoundlanders.
    I am not overly suprised because the provincial and federal Conseratives have been out of touch eversince. They are men and women of words with very little action.
    Unfortunately, shortly after John Diefenbaker scrapped the Aerospace plane under the pressure of the USA ,during a salmon fishing trip.
    A lot of Newfoundlanders are scared to death that Stephen Harper and Danny Williams will close the doors to the fishery soon. They are so much out of touch and the DFO is the whip for Harper and Williams. Then, the DFO has lost touch and control as well.

    Those who support Danny Williams must be looking for handouts further down the road. As the old church hymn goes,
    Further along we'll all understand, when Yvonne Jones stands on the victory platform.

  • Bones II
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    Eugene, Yvonne wasn't equipped to win the leadership of her own party and I remind you that she hasn't won that race to date. Now wouldn't that be a funny turn of events if she didn't win it, lol.




    What's winning a role nobody else wants worth these days, anyway?

  • jennifer
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    I'll admit, I was not a fan of her ten years ago. Since then I have come to respect her for the work she's done, her values for all areas of Newfoundland and labrador and the fact she's stuck it out when times were tough in her party. She doesn't bend to the rant and roar tactics of the Williams governemnt and doesn't quit. I say looks good on her, great news and I wish her the best of success. I'm entitled to my opinion here too even if it's not with the majority.

  • Sam
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Call me a hambulance, me poor old Liberals might as well give it all up if Ms. Jones becomes the actual leader.

  • TaxPayer
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Yvonne Jones, as Minister DUMBerdall said yesterday ...just don't get it !

    This means there will be not one LIBERAL interested in the Leadership, as they have convinced her to run. The best thing she can do for the LIBERAL PARTY is not run and force some LIBERAL to come out of hiding.

  • Taxpayer ll
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    Well well well, we have lots of support for Ms. Jones from the good people of Ontario. Perhaps she would be better off going to join the liberals in Ontario or Quebec.
    Mr. Mclean, can you cite any quotes that backup your statements...NO? Didn't think so.

  • FishGone
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    Hey Frank Blackwood....are you suggesting that Harper and Williams should spend some time in RICHMOND HILL to learn about the fishey?

  • Manny
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    Yvonne Jones a leader? Com'on, surely the Liberals can do better.

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    1) Provincial recognition of the Metis is a provincial matter, not a federal one.

    2) How is Access to Information ''abused''? Jeeze - are you actually Danny Himself? You sound like him.

    Requests shouldn't cost the taxpayer anything, unless the government wants to make lots of work for itself obstructing the operation of the Act. The applicant pays a fee up-front, and pays for reasonable copying charges, if any are required.

    3) Who gives a flock about releasing reports? Well, for starters, the 2003 model of Danny Williams does, since it's in his platform. So do a lot of the people who have a direct interest in the subject matter of the report, like, let's say, the Nain school report, or the prisons report, or the fixed link study report, or any of the other reports which Mr. Accountablity has delayed, suppressed, or censored.

  • nel
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    excellent; u just made my day....yvonne....
    da people say da way to go... is ta da da right tang
    perfect.....now tell me eddie joyce is running in the bay of islands...again..and i;ll celebrate xmas early with a drink of crown royal.....yipee

  • Greg
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    It seems to me that Ms. Jones' candidacy represents a return to the past and the Liberals old ways of doing things that got them removed from office in 2003.

    The Liberal Party needs renewal, not recycling.

  • Tom
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Frank: I have all the confidence in the world that Yvonne Jones will be the first female Premier Of Newfoundland and Labrador after the next provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    . I am guessing that because you are in Richmond Hill, On Frank that you are a little removed from the current status of the Liberal party in NL!
    No doubt, Ms. Jones has had to take the party on her shoulders but she will not be nor ever be considered for the Premier's position. It is not because she is a woman or a Liberal, they need a better leader, period. Dream on Frank, Liberal red in ON doesn't mean anything here. OR! perhaps we CAN elect a Liberal gov. then we can watch them sell off our assets like NB are doing or ON wants to do!

  • Bones II
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    Frank, Yvonne will never stand on that victory platform. The opportunity for her to sit in the premier's chair has come and gone. If she were going to, it would have been done by now. She's been a Liberal for a long long time. She's been and MHA for 12 years and has been involved in politics since the early 90's. The leadership she has wasn't won, and her pride in it is misplaced. Obviously, from the article, she sees herself as a leader and consider the liberal leadership role something fit to go after - career wise. In reality, the liberal leadership role was and quite likely still is, the next best thing to a scrap, lol. And where's her list of glorious achievement after 12 years as an MHA? It took the Williams government to open the Trans-Labrador highway that should have been completed more than 20 years ago! It's good to hear she's healthier, but so am I and I'm not 'premier' material either, lol.

  • TaxWatch
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    Hey.. Frank Blackwood...it's me TIGGERMAN from NL....could you please take your name off the list of NLers who have a clue...Huge !

    YVONNE JONES may become Premier of Labrador, NEVER Newfoundland.!!

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    Danny has forgotten more than Yvonne will ever know!!

    = = =

    Yes, indeed.

    The guy who once stood on the shore near Flowers Cove, look across the Strait of Belle Isle at the twinking lights on the other shore, and asked, ''What's that, Nova Scotia?'', is very forgetful.

    The guy who promised to recognize the Labrador Metis, who promised to release government reports within 30 days, who promised to improve access to information, who promised to make SWGC a standalone university, yeah, he's forgotten a lot of things, especially since November 2003.

  • Roy
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    Be careful yvonne, the liberal backstabbers are on the move, they bought them in by the bus load to screw John Effort. I can still see their faces ( the old boys club at their best)

  • Bones II
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    Frank: Yvonne has been a Liberal member for a long long time and has never, to date, accomplished ONE SINGLE THING that her province - not that she owns it - can boast about and actually give her credit for.


    Name ONE and I will tell you why you are mistaken, lol.


    Did that road to Black Tickle get paved after? LOL

  • Dee
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    This has been the best laugh I've had in a looong time!! Danny has forgotten more than Yvonne will ever know!!

  • Frank
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    I have all the confidence in the world that Yvonne Jones will be the first female Premier Of Newfoundland and Labrador after the next provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador.

    She is representing the people of Newfoundland, those who are struggling to earn a living in the fishery, forestry and mining. She is telling the Federal Government that Newfoundlanders want their jobs back that was passed onto other countries. A good example of this is the processing of our fish and farm products in other countries, and our people are at home collecting unemployment and welfare. This may not be happening around St. John's where all the big merchants are, but it is very obvious around rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

    Newfoundlanders want their pride and dignity back which can only be done by getting back to work. The Williams government has a deaf ear to the concerns of the people, they see the oil , and oil only, as the only future prosperity for our province and the stepping stone towards a better lifestyle.
    That is like waiting for the key to Heaven, we don't know when it will all happen. In the meantime, people have to live Premier Williams.

    Bravo Yvonne Jones, our people have great faith and confidence in your determination to clean up the mess and put people back in the fishplants and fishing boats again.

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    Mr. Mclean, can you cite any quotes that backup your statements...NO? Didn't think so.

    = = =

    Hey Taxpayer II, jump to conclusions much?

    The What's that, Nova Scotia? thing was on CBC in 2001.

    ''A Progressive Conservative government will acknowlege that the decision in the Powley case applies to Metis in Newfoundland and Labrador, and will participate with the Federal Government and the Metis Nation in negotiations to define and enforce the specific rights affirmed in the Powley decision and other rights protected under s. 35 of the Constitution.'' [Letter from Danny Williams, October 8, 2003]

    A Progressive Conservative Government will: Release to the public every government-commissioned report within 30 days of receiving it, indicate the action government will take on a report's recommendations within 60 days, and ensure prompt public access to all government reports in hard copy and on the Internet. [PC party platform, 2003]

    A Progressive Conservative government will: Proclaim new Freedom of Information legislation which will include amendments that will clearly identify information that should be in the public domain, including cabinet documents, and will require full and prompt disclosure of the information to the public. [ibid.]

    I'd like to see Grenfell independent on the other coast, Williams told the editorial board of The Telegram this week. [Telegram, October 2005]

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    Hey Bones II, the AG's reports are very important.

    Danny stifled him too, he is no longer alooowed to talk about his reprots to the media. I am not a Danny Hater nor a Liberal, I just have an open mind.

  • Robb
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    You have got to be joking.....you liberals are already on the brink, but I guess you would be stupid enough to put jones back there.....she has nothing, and looks so stupid when she tries to take on Premier Williams....hey you disappearing liberals, if you ever want a chance (not that I would ever vote liberal again), then get someone high profile guys........jones ain't it...