New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham accuses media of unfair scrutiny

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The premier of New Brunswick is blaming the media for what he says is unfair coverage of his government.
Shawn Graham took a swipe at reporters today, saying they're not doing their job because they don't put the Opposition under the same scrutiny as his governing Liberals.
Graham says the Conservatives have to be taken to task on issues such as post-secondary education and the future of NB Power.
For weeks, Graham has been calling on Tory Leader David Alward to come up with his plan for the debt-laden utility.
The premier says the fact that the Liberal plan - which proposes to sell NB Power assets to Hydro-Quebec - is the only one that has been released and critiqued has contributed to a drop in a recent popularity poll.
Graham says he hopes that once the campaign starts for the Sept. 27 provincial election, the media will give equal scrutiny to the plans of the other parties.

Organizations: NB Power, Conservatives, Hydro-Quebec

Geographic location: New Brunswick

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  • bob
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    I think it,s about time our neighbours in NB saw through this farce of a libreral govt. that they have. All govt. shots are called by the irvings as it is to their best interest to have quebec hydro STEAL nb power. How can guys like graham sleep at night. All they see is power & money for themselves at the end of this farce & to hell with everyone else.

  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    If you are the governing party and you cannot stand up to the day to day scrutiny of the media / public then I guess it is time for you to move aside and let someone else try and do the job.

    = = =

    Indeed. Like when Danny Williams wonders aloud why he even bothers to answer opposition questions in the House (on those rare occasions it's even open), or like when Danny Williams says it's ''unfortunate'' for a media interviewer to even mention a subject.

  • Notta chance
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Shawn...Went you're in the spot light, it tends to get a little warm......the more lights you 'turn on' the brighter and hotter it gets.....time to grin and bear it or leave the stage!!

  • Jack
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    This is funny he is selling out his province to Quebec and the Erving's then complains because it's reported.
    One can only hope that he just goes away before the sale off brunswick power is finalized

  • Steve
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    I find it amazing that Premier Graham would actually think that is unfair for the media to pay more attention to his parties actions and not that of the opposition.

    Imagine that, he is the premier of party that is actually in power, it would be decisions good, bad, or otherwise made by the governing party that would be implemented, not that of any of the opposition parties.

    I would say that it comes with the territory. If you are the governing party and you cannot stand up to the day to day scrutiny of the media / public then I guess it is time for you to move aside and let someone else try and do the job.

  • Gerry
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    As a former resident of NB in Chatham & Gagetown / Oromocto for 16 years & heading back to the Bathurst area for good at my wife's hometown this july, I'm bettin' Shawn Graham's days as premier of NB are numbered...

  • bob
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    I think it,s about time our neighbours in NB saw through this farce of a libreral govt. that they have. All govt. shots are called by the irvings as it is to their best interest to have quebec hydro STEAL nb power. How can guys like graham sleep at night. All they see is power & money for themselves at the end of this farce & to hell with everyone else.

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    If you are the governing party and you cannot stand up to the day to day scrutiny of the media / public then I guess it is time for you to move aside and let someone else try and do the job.

    = = =

    Indeed. Like when Danny Williams wonders aloud why he even bothers to answer opposition questions in the House (on those rare occasions it's even open), or like when Danny Williams says it's ''unfortunate'' for a media interviewer to even mention a subject.

  • Notta chance
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    Shawn...Went you're in the spot light, it tends to get a little warm......the more lights you 'turn on' the brighter and hotter it gets.....time to grin and bear it or leave the stage!!

  • Jack
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    This is funny he is selling out his province to Quebec and the Erving's then complains because it's reported.
    One can only hope that he just goes away before the sale off brunswick power is finalized

  • Steve
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    I find it amazing that Premier Graham would actually think that is unfair for the media to pay more attention to his parties actions and not that of the opposition.

    Imagine that, he is the premier of party that is actually in power, it would be decisions good, bad, or otherwise made by the governing party that would be implemented, not that of any of the opposition parties.

    I would say that it comes with the territory. If you are the governing party and you cannot stand up to the day to day scrutiny of the media / public then I guess it is time for you to move aside and let someone else try and do the job.

  • Gerry
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    As a former resident of NB in Chatham & Gagetown / Oromocto for 16 years & heading back to the Bathurst area for good at my wife's hometown this july, I'm bettin' Shawn Graham's days as premier of NB are numbered...