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  • PC
    October 24, 2011 - 07:33

    If the Premier wants a "Lean and mean governance" she should start by getting rid of 30% of the workers at the confederation building who are only employed because someone they know contributed to PC campains.

  • Frank Evely sr
    October 24, 2011 - 06:26


  • Cyril Rogers
    October 22, 2011 - 22:34

    Ms Dunderdale is speaking out of both sides of her mouth again with regard to being prudent with our dollars. She had absolutely no problems splashing it around prior to the election. As for her assertion that there is no expertise in the House capable of properly critiquing the Mskrat Falls deal, what a crock of you know what! It is clear that she doesn't care to hear other perspectives because, when the government's own Environmental Review Panel told her the project was flawed, she summarily dismissed it out of hand. When Navigant sanctioned it, based on NALCOR's flawed reasoning that the ERP rejected, they were suddenly the experts we should listen to. Why? Feed garbage in and you will get garbage out! The energy landscape is changing daily so it would be wise for Ms Dunderdale to slow down before going down in the history of this province as the Premier who oversaw the worst deal ever, other than the Upper Churchill. A bad deal on the Upper Churchill should make us pause and reconsider. After all, two prior efforts to develop the Lower Churchill went by the wayside. My respect for her would go up a lot if she were at least open to giving this careful consideration, allowing a full debate in the house, allowing a free vote, and giving the poeple of the province the opportunity to vote by way of referendum. Of course, none of us have enough expertise to make a reasoned choice so that won't happen. The Premier and her party shoul keep in mind that we, the taxpayers and ratepayers, will have to pay for this project. If she gets it wrong, the fiscal hangovers will still haunt us long after she is gone!

  • sam
    October 22, 2011 - 16:19

    You are right Premier...where was MacDonald awhile ago? His excuse is he couldn't leave his job...yeah right! He is waiting for the Liberals to finish their infighting and then walse right in. Well i think people are smarter than that. Note to Dean...you are no Danny Williams. Keep on doing what you are doing Premier. Danny Williams was a hard act to follow but you are doing fine. I think it is awesome that you have a different style...it has been refreshing for this province. You were given a majority mandate to do your best. GO FOR IT! Do it your way!

  • Bill
    October 22, 2011 - 12:03

    Her first front page spread in the Telegram as Premier of the Province and the first couple of paragraphs are a sarcastic response with respect to the Liberal Party and a potential future leader. Guess the sarcasm goes with the arrogance shown during the campaign. Way to go Premier! Keep the House closed as you have nothing planned for the fall setting. What about the 120 day promise re the Health care issue? Forgotten about that already?

  • Benny
    October 22, 2011 - 11:05

    Kathy has simply got to get off the "piece" and the "investment" lingo. They are totally overused and boring. Plus "investment" is not even used in proper definition. There is no ROI on a bridge or a road.....unless there is going to be a "toll" for using it. I am suprized her handlers have not corrected her on this yet.

  • Moe St.Cool
    October 22, 2011 - 10:47

    "“His party needed him three months ago, where was he? His party needs him now, where is he? (The year) 2014 might be an opportunity for Dean MacDonald,” she says sarcastically." Even Danny was never that obnoxious.

  • happy female
    October 22, 2011 - 09:22

    go for it kathy. your level headed and learning as you go. you had a wonderful teacher in your predecessor but you certainly have learned to stand on your own two feet. you are doing a great job and we are proud of you. keep up the great work.

  • Mark
    October 22, 2011 - 08:59

    2 things stand out with the Liberal party right now:, the fact that none of the current caucus will not give up their seat to give Kevin Aylward a chance to run and get a seat in the House; so, would anyone give up their seat for Dean MacDonald? MHA Eddie Joyce did it for both Clyde wells and Brian Tobin, but won't do it for Kevin but he encourages Dean MacDonald to run. The public is smarter than that.

  • Charles
    October 22, 2011 - 08:24

    The Pc are no great hope for N.L...Thay are out to put us back fifty years...And the Liberal Party...the way they are going...they won't be around for the next election...Who is lift ..no one...But Danny coat tails...from 2003.

  • Maurice E. Adams
    October 22, 2011 - 08:20

    To be fair, Pemier, the Review Panel, a panel that your government supported, participated in, approved of, and recognized as 'expert', is one such 'independent' and 'expert' group that has advised this government. ++++++ Show us, Madam Premier, that you can not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. ++++++ Muskrat Falls is a shell game that gets its massive revenues (taxes really) from NL ratepayers. +++++++ That is the only way that this project can be construed as ---- a 'good business case'. +++++ While it may be needed somewhere down the road, it will still be there at that time, when there really is a demand. Even Nalcor forecasts no increase in demand by industrial users past 2014 and while they rely on a forecast increased demand from residential customers, residential demand went down last year a further 95 GWh and our population is expected to go down right through the available forecast period up to 2025. ++++++ Nalcor has made this "look" affordable to us because they changed the electricity generation costing process from a "Cost of Service" approach to an "escalating supply pricing" approach (spread out over a 50 year period and escalating --- for Newfoundland ratepayers only --- at 2% per year). +++++ That approach, Madam Premier, keeps cost to us down --- but does so by spreading it out to our children and grand children. Revenues (taxes on Newfoundlanders really) keep rising significantly so that they reach over $1 billion/year and rising 35 years down the road. ++++ How many caring parents, in order to get their overpriced, desired house now, would arrange their financing in such a way that their children and grand children will have to pay off the mortgage --- and do so at astronomical and steadily rising revenue/tax rates? +++++ Madam Premier, and with respect, Nalcor's mandate is not to surreptitiously raise taxes for government --- but to provide a "need" (electricity) to our --- to YOUR, citizens --- at the 'lowest possible cost'. Maurice E. Adams, Paradise

  • Puzzled
    October 22, 2011 - 07:53

    If something 'increased' by 2% last year, how can you 'reduce' it even further?