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  • DON
    September 01, 2011 - 15:07

    A lot of Government backed development is useless, wasteful, pork barrel spending designed to buy votes. Much of the Government expenditures are politically motivated and add nothing permanent to the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador. Buying peoples votes with their own money is nothing new but this Government is taking it to the extreme. We know that the PC's smell blood and think they can eradicate both the Liberal and NDP opposition. The PC's want to make a clean sweep in the next election and become a true majority Government. If that happens, the people of Newfoundland will have elected another dictatorship to office and must live with the consequences. Hopefully, the people are not so stupid as to allow that to happen.

  • Harvey
    September 01, 2011 - 13:40

    Announcements and more announcements !!! Only people who are as stupid as the politicians themselves would believe that this is not vote buying with my and your money.This government has got to go...we can't afford them for another four years.

  • Eli
    September 01, 2011 - 12:52

    BILL raises a most valid point. Why the hell didn't anybody in the media question Premier Plunderdale when she said; "none of this is new money, it was passed in the budget". Why hasn't something been done about it 'till now?

  • Mindy
    September 01, 2011 - 12:45

    Regardless of the reasons behind the development ...it is development. If it is given to these communities then take it and say great, thanks!! The money is spent for the benifit of the children of the communities and they are the future. If the children were hung out on the nearest corner there would be something else to complain about." DEVELPOPMENT" TAKE IT AND EXCEPT IT!!.

    • Eli
      September 01, 2011 - 14:58

      I agree to a point MINDY but I don't like being bought with my own money. And if you don't think this is vote buying open another beer.

  • Cyril Rogers
    September 01, 2011 - 10:14

    Over time, political parties take on the attributes of corruption as they insulate themselves from reality. They attempt to portray an aura of permanance, bolstered by their cronies who dismiss all forms of criticism and the legitimacies of other political parties. In this province, if are NDP you are a big spender; if you are Liberal, you are guilty of the past sins of the party. Nothing is right about your opponents and nothing the governing party does can possibly be wrong. We are at that stage with this government and, if for no other reason, it is time to vote for a change. There is an air of corruption and a sense of entitlement with the PC's right now and all of the giddy displays they show with each new announcement only demonstrates how much they are taking us for fools. These projects are not the priorities of most of us who don't reside on the Avalon and there are many needs that could be addressed with that kind of money. I don't resent these projects, in and of themselves, but we all know that it's all about the upcoming election. I don't care what past administrations have done, when politicians start throwing money around like drunken sailors, their shelf life is past due. Why should we be foolish enough to stand for that?

  • Bill
    September 01, 2011 - 09:32

    If the arenas for CBS and Paradise had been budgeted for in the April budget why was MHA Brazil on Open Line last week saying they were working hard to find a solution to the lack of ice time. Clearly the premier is not being truthful in saying this money was approved in the last budget.

  • Jack
    September 01, 2011 - 08:08

    Dunderdale says her NINETEEN announcements yesterday were announced in this years budget - simply NOT true. And who does she think she is saying she will be the first person in politics to play fair? She is the most arrogant politician I have ever seen, and thinks she is above everyone else.

  • Graham
    September 01, 2011 - 07:50

    In an oil rich HAVE PROVINCE can someone tell me why we have the highest prices in Easters Canada on gasoline and tell me why the Provincial Government has not removed the HST on Gasoline sales. We are not only being gpuged by big oil we are also being gouged by big Tom our finance minister, but he does it in sucha gentle mild mannered way we dont seem to mind it very much anyway. Write letters to the editor and e-mail your MHA with 3 simple words STOP THE TAX

  • Paradise Kid
    September 01, 2011 - 07:24

    "The town of Paradise has seen significant growth in the last number of years, and with this growth comes the need to increase infrastructure and opportunities in the community,” said Dunderdale Build a stadium, build a swimming pool, fire station...... These are the things we need. Is a dog park and a canteen goign to benifit the kids of Paradise??? If you want to put infastructure in paradise then build things that the kids/town will benifit from!!! Complete waste of money in my opinion!!!

    • Rec budget
      September 01, 2011 - 09:41

      http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2011/ma/0831n18.htm Over $50 Million Investment Will Build Four Recreational Facilities A significant investment of $50.6 million has been made by the Provincial Government for new recreational facilities in Conception Bay South, Paradise, Harbour Grace and Marystown.