- December 17, 2010 - 18:02
Interesting that people are blaming Danny for not "compromising", they were offered over $ 80 million. I guess they call this deal a good compromise? The government caved in and gave the doctors everything they wanted - some compromise. You can bet that this will be paid with our taxes, everything the govt does is paid by taxes. I know some people will say that oil royalties will pay but that would really only be true if we paid "no provincial taxes"
- December 17, 2010 - 11:54
Well if you all think This wasn't planned then you are all nuts. As the saying goes I dies at you. All done to give Danny his Perfect Exit and Dunderdale her perfect opening. NO more No less the public is being played folks and if you think any different than you deserve exactly what you get. which in the end will be nothing as usual. Oh you will get rising prices, soaring debt, oh and oil which, when its all gone will put us back where we started: A Have Province with nothing to have.
- December 17, 2010 - 11:54
I just hope that all these Danny hatters, don't start complaining when their taxes increase to pay for this. I bet then they will be wishing Danny was back in power.
- December 17, 2010 - 11:30
with the doctors out the way.now its time our own member patty pottle to step up to the plate and settle the 17 morth strike at voiseys bay.
- holy smokes
- December 17, 2010 - 10:29
Gees, Dan !! They did it without ya!!! The irreplaceable Dan got upstaged......The only thing holding this up was Danny Williams....The legacy lives on!!
- December 17, 2010 - 09:24
I have to agree with most all of this tentative deal, except the idea of allowing the physicians who resigned to keep their positions. This was nothing more than a blatant bargaining ploy to basically hold all of us as their own - personal hostages - in their dispute with the provincial government. The provincial government is also much to blame in all of this as they should have known that once they offered a substantial raise to one group of specialists they would have to do the same for the rest. The ending that we have now was inevitable!
- Scott Free
- December 17, 2010 - 08:35
Amazing! with Danny's ego out of the way, a settlement with the doctors comes on the heels of a resolution with home care workers in Burin. Confirms that Danny could not compromise at any level; to give in would show weakness; he'd rather leave office than to be seen to give in and be perceived as losing the battle. Onward with progress now that Danny is out of the way. A more congenial approach to unions, associations and partners will serve us well as we head into the future and undo some of the harm of the previous dictatorship. Congrats Premier Dunderdale, your swift action shows real leadership in removing Danny's henchmen and getting the job done! Now if only you could spin more magic and settle the Abitibi expropriation fiasco; re-build some rapport with the Feds, and come clean on the Muskrat Falls no-deal, we'd be heading in the right direction. All wrongs cannot be righted overnight and it will take years to undo the Danny damage, but its a good start.