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  • Bonnie
    April 29, 2012 - 15:16

    I agree. Peter Penashue is definitely a lapdog for Stephen Harper. Whenever he stands up to speak you can almost see Stephen Harper standing behind him telling him exactly what to say. Let's face it Mr. Penashue, you have not impressed nor stood up for the people of NL. We all realize you do not have what it takes and you are not capable of speaking your own mind. Better hope you get a pension with just one term in office...since we all know you won't be back.

  • BWJ
    April 29, 2012 - 13:09

    i wonder which part of mr. penashue's body does harper have his hand up to manipulate him like a puppet. penashue stand on your own morales and represent the people that elected you

  • Maurice E. Adams
    April 29, 2012 - 12:32

    The NL Marine Rescue Sub-Centre (MRSC) was co-located in Coast Guard's Regional Operations Centre......... Having worked many years as a Watch Supervisor (not as a SAR Co-orinator, but side by side with them) in that Regional Operations Centre, let me assure readers that the MRSC was no "call centre"........ SAR Co-ordinators had full co-ordination/operational responsibility for "marine" SAR off our shores and half-way across the North Atlantic....... One key element that seems to have been lost is the fact that MRSC was "co-located" with Coast Guard NL Region's other "operational" activities ----- St. John's marine radio communications, St. John's Harbour Vessel Traffic Control, St. John's Eastern Canada Vessel Traffic Services which extend half-way across the Atlantic, NL Regional Notices to Shipping/Mariners Co-ordination, NL Regional Pollution Reporting Centre, NL Regional Ice Operations Centre, etc........... I have more than once overheard our NL SAR Co-ordinators in the very first instance of receiving, recording and co-ordinating a distress case, and my co-location with them (being in the same room) allowed me (while they were receiving the initial information) conduct, in parallel with their work, research on vessels and other relevant information that might help in the case ---- and I have placed that critical information (location of vessels who might assist, etc.) before them before he/she even got off the phone........ Explain to me how that can be done from Halifax ---- since it is only the Coast Guard Watch Supervisor, Marine Traffic Regulator and Ice Operations Officers in that very same room that could so quickly provide such critical information to the SAR Co-ordinator?..... This is a major loss of service not only to the NL marine community but to our offshore and international shipping community.

  • Dennis hart
    April 29, 2012 - 11:10

    The man has a point. It's a call center. We ain't losing search and rescue capability here folks. There's no hasselhoff with binoculars being lost. Just some reverse patronage with a side of ABC for good measure. Thanks Danny !!

  • always vote
    April 29, 2012 - 10:15

    traitor, turncoat, back stabber, Lapdog. idiot, fool, Sell out! but not to worry, harper will find or create space for him in the senate..

  • William Daniels
    April 28, 2012 - 20:23

    Worst representative NL has ever had. Lapdog.

  • mike
    April 28, 2012 - 15:35

    Funny how thing s change once you're in office. Just another yes man for the "harper government" Easy to forget where you came from when you got a big gov pension with your name on it. Sell out!

    • Patrick Guilfoyle
      April 29, 2012 - 05:27

      Penashue will be a one term MP and minister. He would have done better as chief of the Innu nation.