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  • Robert
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Unfortunate to see her talent wasted in the ineffective senate - she would have been much more of a force and an asser as a minister in our provincial government. I heard someone say that Newfoundland eats its young - how true it is.
    Another nail in the coffin of a once promising government.

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Our talent pool is already pretty shallow for provincial government positions, and Danny's excommunicating a few of the others out there makes it even worse.

    Congratulations to Ms. Marshall. And thanks Danny...you didn't totally snuff her out, but you did get rid of one of our brighter lights.

  • TaxWatch
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    Want a Senate seat....get Danny pissed at you and Harper will take care of you.

    But then, I must say she is a well qualified professional person and will represent NL very well.
    Congratulations !!

  • Gordon
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Excellant, one of the brightest MHA's we had was just sitting on the backbenches instead of being a real player in provincial government. I'm happy for her and wish her well.

  • Cathy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Our loss Ms. Marshall...best of luck in Ottawa

  • Dave
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    First Harper propped up Fabian Manning with a lifetime paid vacation in the Senate and now he does the same for Beth Marshall. Apparently, the quickest way to easy street with Stephen Harper is to get in Danny's bad books.

  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Other short listed candidates are Randy Simms, Shawn Graham, Jean Charest, Paul Oram, Tom Rideout and Thierry Vandal.

    Congrats Beth, you were the only MHA with their own brain.

  • C.O.D. Citizen
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Jordan, Danny Williams is not Newfoundlander and Labrador.

    Blind worship like yours is scary and why people like Williams are so powerful. We allow it. Dangerous.

    On point, congrats to a fine person!

  • Bruce
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    At least it wasn't Loyola Sullivan.

  • Taxpayer II
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    I'll be expecting more of Danny now that he doesn't have to watch his back from his own members.

  • Ed
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Congratulations on the senate appointment. It's one of the few over the past number of years that I can support. At least we have a person with ethics and a person that the Newfoundland people are still voting for. Most senators are appointed after the population decides they do not want to be represented by them anymore. Kind of like we don't want them, but the PM says 'Oh yes you will have them anyway'.

  • Terry
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Looks like Harpers way to get back at Danny and the voters of NL is to reward those who oppose or don t get re-elected.Pucker-up you senator wannabes,your time will come.

  • Bones II
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    Senators do not need your vote any longer and our newest senator, when all has been said and done, has always looked out for number one - just like the rest of them. Human nature dictates that an appointment like this, with the security it has, is seen by the recipient as nothing short of an incredible honor, a flattering pay scale, and a job security like nothing else - including provincial or municipal politics, which is really saying something. Ka'plah, indeed, but keep in mind how useless our Canadian Senate is and how badly it needs reform. If Marshall had the integrity some of you people think she has, she would refuse the seat and be very public about why. A Fabian with REAL integrity would have done the same thing. It's certainly no secret how messed up our senate is and it's certainly no secret that it has to be fixed. Thing is, the will to even attempt a fix doesn't appear to exist. I guess Marshall and Fabian are gonna team up and fix it all from the inside, lol. It'd be nice, but no breath-holders please.

  • Sounding
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    Just heard this and am now busy cleaning up my keyboard. Sorry I couldn't hold it. Where's the Gravol someone help! I thought I 'd seen it all and heard it all after the missiles but now this. I need a holiday!

  • Graham
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Bones my friend if Danny Williams had some integrity we wouldnt even be talking about this today. Elizabeth Marshall stood up to Danny. Thank God our Prime Minister can see a great person like this for the HONOURABLE PERSON she really is. The lady is better off in many ways most of all she dosent have to deal with the Williams dictatorship any more. Next time you see Danny ask him when the House will open up again Bones. Then again people in positions of absolute power dont need to be held accountable to anyone. That my friend Danny Williams is good at. He is accountable to no one.

  • wavy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Mmmm...I wonder what Danny thinks of that now?

  • nuff said
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Well Danny boy The PIpes are callin- The pipes are callin. all the great members from Newfoundland. The second biggest draw for workers in Newfoundland is the Senate Way to go Beth. Maybe now you will be utilized to the fullest of your potential.

  • cassie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Congratulations Elizabeth.....I'm sure you will work just as hard for us(common People) in the Senate as you did as a member of the House of Assembly....again well done!

  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    First Harper propped up Fabian Manning with a lifetime paid vacation in the Senate

    = = =

    Nothing Could Be Further From the Truth.

    It's only ''lifetime'' if he doesn't live past 75.

  • Gloria
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Bert a position like that has a simple requirement you seem to be lacking. YOU NEED A BRAIN. Most of all you need to know how to use it. Great appointmet Eliozabeth you will do us proud. Bert will be ok he still has Danny to worship.

  • tony
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    Sorry Gloria but I humblely disagree. You do not need a brain to be a Senator. In fact it maybe a liability.

  • Jordan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    I guess if your willing to back stab Newfoundland and Labrador you can get in the senate.

  • Bert
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    After what Stephen Harper did to the Atlantic Accord which cost us 11 Billion dollars or the wipeout of our debt Elizabeth Marshall takes this cusshi 30 year gaurenteed position!!!! I would rather work for Minimun wage than to bow to the wishes of Harper. I do not believe I could take a job like that and walk the streets back home and take the flack that she will have to put up with from fellow Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

  • Diane
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    It is a shame that people would rather seek to use this as a way to insult PM Harper and Premier Williams instead of giving Ms. Marshall her well deserved due. Congratulations Ms. Marshall.

  • tomtoe
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Ms. Marshall move to the Senate is really Newfoundland's lost. Congratulations on a well earned rest!

  • member of the 20%
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    What else does Elizabeth Marshall and Fabian Manning have in common besides their appointment to the Senate? Ah, they were both banished by Dictator Dan for taking a stand against party lines and expressing opinions opposite to the Supreme Leader. I guess Steve is still gettin' his digs in at Dan.

  • Positive Thinker
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    This is not about Danny and Steve. Beth Marshall held true to her convictions in the face of personal loss. Id rather think it was this, and other, instances of true character that got her the seante nod rather than a Danny Steve Feud.

    Lord knows the Senate can use some Character, rather than Another Character .

  • Bob
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    Pity Danny Williams picked politics to get an education into the facts of life.

  • tony
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    For a man who claim he wants to reform the senate; to make it more democratic he sure doen't mind using it for the most base of political purpose. Fabian has made no secret about his wish to run in avalon again and in the meantime he is collecting a fine salary as a senator and the freedon to travel around the district promote himself at will. He even gets to hand our tbits of federal funding. Now we have liz Marshall. Harper has repeatly ask ther to run for him. I think it likely she has accepted and will run in whatever St. John's district they think they have the best shot at. In meantime as a senator she will get the same deal as fabain. She sure to have higher profile as a senator then she ever had as a backbencher. If there is one thing I'm totally certain of is the PM dosen't do anything unless he has a political strategy associated with it.

  • don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    What a farce! Where is the Elected, Equal and Effective Senate that Harper promised? I guess that the acronym for the Triple E Senate should now be changed to Partisan, Opportunistic, Obsolete and Preposterous!

  • frank
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    forget about danny. who gets stuck with the cost of a byelection?

  • C.O.D. Citizen
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    Sorry, that should have read Newfoundland and Labrador in my last post.

    Beth Marshall is an honourable politician. How is THAT for an oxymoron??

  • Robert
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Unfortunate to see her talent wasted in the ineffective senate - she would have been much more of a force and an asser as a minister in our provincial government. I heard someone say that Newfoundland eats its young - how true it is.
    Another nail in the coffin of a once promising government.

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Our talent pool is already pretty shallow for provincial government positions, and Danny's excommunicating a few of the others out there makes it even worse.

    Congratulations to Ms. Marshall. And thanks Danny...you didn't totally snuff her out, but you did get rid of one of our brighter lights.

  • TaxWatch
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    Want a Senate seat....get Danny pissed at you and Harper will take care of you.

    But then, I must say she is a well qualified professional person and will represent NL very well.
    Congratulations !!

  • Gordon
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    Excellant, one of the brightest MHA's we had was just sitting on the backbenches instead of being a real player in provincial government. I'm happy for her and wish her well.

  • Cathy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    Our loss Ms. Marshall...best of luck in Ottawa

  • Dave
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    First Harper propped up Fabian Manning with a lifetime paid vacation in the Senate and now he does the same for Beth Marshall. Apparently, the quickest way to easy street with Stephen Harper is to get in Danny's bad books.

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    Other short listed candidates are Randy Simms, Shawn Graham, Jean Charest, Paul Oram, Tom Rideout and Thierry Vandal.

    Congrats Beth, you were the only MHA with their own brain.

  • C.O.D. Citizen
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    Jordan, Danny Williams is not Newfoundlander and Labrador.

    Blind worship like yours is scary and why people like Williams are so powerful. We allow it. Dangerous.

    On point, congrats to a fine person!

  • Bruce
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    At least it wasn't Loyola Sullivan.

  • Taxpayer II
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    I'll be expecting more of Danny now that he doesn't have to watch his back from his own members.

  • Ed
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    Congratulations on the senate appointment. It's one of the few over the past number of years that I can support. At least we have a person with ethics and a person that the Newfoundland people are still voting for. Most senators are appointed after the population decides they do not want to be represented by them anymore. Kind of like we don't want them, but the PM says 'Oh yes you will have them anyway'.

  • Terry
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    Looks like Harpers way to get back at Danny and the voters of NL is to reward those who oppose or don t get re-elected.Pucker-up you senator wannabes,your time will come.

  • Bones II
    July 01, 2010 - 20:05

    Senators do not need your vote any longer and our newest senator, when all has been said and done, has always looked out for number one - just like the rest of them. Human nature dictates that an appointment like this, with the security it has, is seen by the recipient as nothing short of an incredible honor, a flattering pay scale, and a job security like nothing else - including provincial or municipal politics, which is really saying something. Ka'plah, indeed, but keep in mind how useless our Canadian Senate is and how badly it needs reform. If Marshall had the integrity some of you people think she has, she would refuse the seat and be very public about why. A Fabian with REAL integrity would have done the same thing. It's certainly no secret how messed up our senate is and it's certainly no secret that it has to be fixed. Thing is, the will to even attempt a fix doesn't appear to exist. I guess Marshall and Fabian are gonna team up and fix it all from the inside, lol. It'd be nice, but no breath-holders please.

  • Sounding
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    Just heard this and am now busy cleaning up my keyboard. Sorry I couldn't hold it. Where's the Gravol someone help! I thought I 'd seen it all and heard it all after the missiles but now this. I need a holiday!

  • Graham
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    Bones my friend if Danny Williams had some integrity we wouldnt even be talking about this today. Elizabeth Marshall stood up to Danny. Thank God our Prime Minister can see a great person like this for the HONOURABLE PERSON she really is. The lady is better off in many ways most of all she dosent have to deal with the Williams dictatorship any more. Next time you see Danny ask him when the House will open up again Bones. Then again people in positions of absolute power dont need to be held accountable to anyone. That my friend Danny Williams is good at. He is accountable to no one.

  • wavy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    Mmmm...I wonder what Danny thinks of that now?

  • nuff said
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Well Danny boy The PIpes are callin- The pipes are callin. all the great members from Newfoundland. The second biggest draw for workers in Newfoundland is the Senate Way to go Beth. Maybe now you will be utilized to the fullest of your potential.

  • cassie
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Congratulations Elizabeth.....I'm sure you will work just as hard for us(common People) in the Senate as you did as a member of the House of Assembly....again well done!

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    First Harper propped up Fabian Manning with a lifetime paid vacation in the Senate

    = = =

    Nothing Could Be Further From the Truth.

    It's only ''lifetime'' if he doesn't live past 75.

  • Gloria
    July 01, 2010 - 19:54

    Bert a position like that has a simple requirement you seem to be lacking. YOU NEED A BRAIN. Most of all you need to know how to use it. Great appointmet Eliozabeth you will do us proud. Bert will be ok he still has Danny to worship.

  • tony
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    Sorry Gloria but I humblely disagree. You do not need a brain to be a Senator. In fact it maybe a liability.

  • Jordan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    I guess if your willing to back stab Newfoundland and Labrador you can get in the senate.

  • Bert
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    After what Stephen Harper did to the Atlantic Accord which cost us 11 Billion dollars or the wipeout of our debt Elizabeth Marshall takes this cusshi 30 year gaurenteed position!!!! I would rather work for Minimun wage than to bow to the wishes of Harper. I do not believe I could take a job like that and walk the streets back home and take the flack that she will have to put up with from fellow Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

  • Diane
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    It is a shame that people would rather seek to use this as a way to insult PM Harper and Premier Williams instead of giving Ms. Marshall her well deserved due. Congratulations Ms. Marshall.

  • tomtoe
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    Ms. Marshall move to the Senate is really Newfoundland's lost. Congratulations on a well earned rest!

  • member of the 20%
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    What else does Elizabeth Marshall and Fabian Manning have in common besides their appointment to the Senate? Ah, they were both banished by Dictator Dan for taking a stand against party lines and expressing opinions opposite to the Supreme Leader. I guess Steve is still gettin' his digs in at Dan.

  • Positive Thinker
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    This is not about Danny and Steve. Beth Marshall held true to her convictions in the face of personal loss. Id rather think it was this, and other, instances of true character that got her the seante nod rather than a Danny Steve Feud.

    Lord knows the Senate can use some Character, rather than Another Character .

  • Bob
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    Pity Danny Williams picked politics to get an education into the facts of life.

  • tony
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    For a man who claim he wants to reform the senate; to make it more democratic he sure doen't mind using it for the most base of political purpose. Fabian has made no secret about his wish to run in avalon again and in the meantime he is collecting a fine salary as a senator and the freedon to travel around the district promote himself at will. He even gets to hand our tbits of federal funding. Now we have liz Marshall. Harper has repeatly ask ther to run for him. I think it likely she has accepted and will run in whatever St. John's district they think they have the best shot at. In meantime as a senator she will get the same deal as fabain. She sure to have higher profile as a senator then she ever had as a backbencher. If there is one thing I'm totally certain of is the PM dosen't do anything unless he has a political strategy associated with it.

  • don
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    What a farce! Where is the Elected, Equal and Effective Senate that Harper promised? I guess that the acronym for the Triple E Senate should now be changed to Partisan, Opportunistic, Obsolete and Preposterous!

  • frank
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    forget about danny. who gets stuck with the cost of a byelection?

  • C.O.D. Citizen
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    Sorry, that should have read Newfoundland and Labrador in my last post.

    Beth Marshall is an honourable politician. How is THAT for an oxymoron??