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  • I loves Nfld
    October 13, 2011 - 05:00

    "An historic..."?

  • Scott Free
    October 12, 2011 - 14:24

    Jerome...might I suggest to you that on the Avalon, the economy is booming; however, if you take out the Alberta turn-around jobs/revenues away from rural NL, you'd see a sad picture. The offshore oil boom is doing well for NL, and global oil prices and the gouging at the pumps is generating big revenues for the provicial coffers, regardless of the government in power; we could have any stripe in the House as long as oil revenues and taxes are flowing in.

  • Yippee
    October 12, 2011 - 12:14

    Looks like a lot of sour Liberals today.

  • Scoppy
    October 12, 2011 - 11:33

    Congrats to the Dunderdale Team. Also very happy that NDP didnt make the cut as Opposition. We now have 4 years to build a healty LIberal Party. Go for it Dwight!

  • John Smith
    October 12, 2011 - 11:11

    Kathy Dunderdale gets elected and now starts her vacation! That's pathetic.No house sitting for almost 6 months??? What will she and her cronies do for the next 6 months? Florida condo time I assume. Too bad the rest of us have to actually have to go back to work. Great job if you can get it!

  • Watcher
    October 12, 2011 - 11:10

    Congrats to Premier Dunderdale and the PC Party. Lets keep the positive progress moving! And Citizen... we know you're unhappy, but exactly how is calling Premier Dunderdale THUNDERdale a real insult? I mean come on, Blunderdale would have been the easy choice, but you had to go and try to dazzle us with your, ahem... intelligence and wit.

  • Phoebe Tilley
    October 12, 2011 - 10:51

    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Shawn Skinner is gone.

  • Eli
    October 12, 2011 - 10:50

    If the "Jack Layton Orange Wave" caught the attention of voters you can bet your sweet bippy Ms. Dunderdale still riding Danny Williams popularity. Will she be inviting the arrogant Shawn Skinner to tea?

  • Calvin
    October 12, 2011 - 10:32

    I know what you mean Citizen, the PC's are doing so terrible compared to the blundering idiots the Liberals had running the province for the last 20 or more years. Get a clue.

  • Bill
    October 12, 2011 - 09:57

    Ms. Dunderdale makes history as the first NL elected female Premier. In her 4 year term there would normally be 8 sessions of the House. But she says there will not be a fall sitting. You were elected to govern, the number of sitting days has been constantly on the decline, why no fall sitting? It is not the time to take a vacation, so name your Cabinet and get to work!

  • Jerome
    October 12, 2011 - 09:12

    Fact: The Newfoundland and Labrador economy is booming. Fact: The present Government has paid down about 4 billion of debt. Given these facts, why did the governing party lose 6 seats? Given these facts, why did a high profile minister (Shawn Skinner) go down to defeat? As strange and insane as it sounds, I think the Progressive Conservatives have a lot to be worried about after last night's results. The NDP is now a force to be reckoned with in St. John's, and the Liberals, who are in shambles as a party, are still a force to be reckoned with in rural NL. What this will mean in 2015 remains to be seen. Personally, I believe there will be 3 new leaders in 2015, and maybe the charisma factor will come into play once again. It certainly wasn't a factor this time around.

  • Jean
    October 12, 2011 - 09:08

    I feel the same as Scott Free...but, I also have an off topic concern...why could you just walk in and vote..show no ID...anyone could of voted!!??

  • Scott Free
    October 12, 2011 - 07:43

    Congrats to all successful candidates and I think its a victory for each of the 3 political parties; the Tories get a resounding endorsement and big majority; the Liberals fought off extinction and actually gained seats; and, the NDP proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Sadly, though, the House of Assembly won't open 'til spring of 2012 leaving the Dunderdale regime to do more of the same old Tory closed-shop approach; accountable to no-one, accessible to no-one and no transparency. Same old, same old; yawn.

    • Citizen
      October 12, 2011 - 08:06

      The worst day in Newfoundland history. Kattie THUNDERdale in as our so called premier. Its all down hill from here I guess but thats where it has been since the PC's have taken control. R.I.P.

  • Garth Staples
    October 12, 2011 - 06:34

    From the story you would get the impression the Grits and Socialists won! Terrible reporting.