It's no surprise that Prime Minister Stephen Harper often looks to The Telegram and its readers for political advice. In that spirit, we're asking you to help the PM choose the successor to John Crosbie as lieutenant-governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. Crosbie's appointment is expected to end in early 2013 and Harper is likely mulling over his options. Who do you think deserves the honour of being named the next lieutenant-governor of the province? Post your nominations in the comment section below by July 31, 2012 and then we'll compile a list of top candidates and ask readers to vote. Will Stephen Harper listen? Probably not, but it's a fun discussion to have over the summer.
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- - August 25, 2012 at 22:35:44
Buddy Wassisname would be perfect. He would give the position the seriousness it deserves.
- Kylie Stewart
- - August 6, 2012 at 11:58:11
Dr. Edna Turpin - Communicator and lovely person.
- Donna Sooley
- - August 6, 2012 at 00:14:40
My recommendation for Lt. Governor of NL is a true gentleman, former MHA, honorary Colonel of 5 wing Goose Bay, former CBC radio personality, long time trapper and river guide Joe Goudie.
- - July 25, 2012 at 08:48:01
Rent it out for dinner theaters, weddings, anniversaries, parties. Make it a bed & breakfast make it useful ... put LG to work running the place, then the public can visit the place not just invited guests. As for LG ... Ray Johnston ...talented , entertaining
- - July 23, 2012 at 21:13:54
- - July 23, 2012 at 16:07:04
Rex Murphy...he is true-blue an NLer, well educated, excellent speaker, very equally grounded with governors and commoners...and, give him a good excuse to come home; he's ready for retirement...per se.
- - July 21, 2012 at 20:06:09
- - July 20, 2012 at 21:35:52
Dr. Edna Turpin
- - July 20, 2012 at 12:48:39
- Dan Jeddore
- - July 20, 2012 at 10:56:03
I believe St. John's city councillor Shannie Duff would be the perfect Lt. Governor for Newfoundland and Labrador. She has a passion for culture and heritage. She would do well to represent the many cultures of our province. I am Mik'maq (mic mac) living on the Conne River reserve and has raised my family to be proud of who they are and the culture they represent. I watched Shanny for many years. Listened her speak out against those who would tear down St. John's Heritage areas and replace it with sky scrapers or shopping malls. Yes, she is a warrior at heart and would represent all of Newfoundland Labrador well. Shannie for Lt. Governor ... wha! :o)
- FIsherman's Friend
- - July 18, 2012 at 12:18:48
Jack Troake from Twillingate. A fisherman should hold the post while there are still people fishing and Jack often speaks for all fishermen in the media.
- - July 18, 2012 at 09:13:49
- - July 17, 2012 at 21:14:56
ME!!!! All of the other people are "the important and/elite". Why not start a new tradition and allow (as Bill Rowe would say)..."an ordinary mortal" I consider myself to be as "good, important, competent, intelligent" as anyone else. I'm a quick learner, love to talk, meet people, a general interest in politics etc. As the optimist would say.."Why not" Afterall, allowing a "regular" person like me the chance to have an important position such as this may cause quite the stir. Maybe people would compare what I would bring to Government House in a similar manner to what Kate did for the Royal Family. Like Kate, I do wear the same outfit more than once!!!! Thank you for your votes and consideration, I look forward to the opportunity.
- - July 17, 2012 at 19:56:12
How about Paul Raynes for Lt. Gov.? He'd spice up the stuffy, bland position with his non-stop, loud, mind numbing, frenzied jabber. The number of visitors to Gov't. House would decline quickly, of course.
- - July 17, 2012 at 19:24:49
Paddy Daly will accept the position of Lt. Gov., but only on three conditions. First, there must be at least four mirrors in every room so he can admire himself from all angles. Second, there must be one hair dryer in every room. Third, he has to be permitted to wear jeans all day, seven days a week regardless of the occasion. If these conditions are not a problem, the position of Lt. Gov. would be top shelf for Paddy.
- - July 17, 2012 at 16:56:40
On second thought, a good heavy wreckin' ball would be appropriate.
- Just my humble opinion
- - July 17, 2012 at 16:25:48
NOBODY.........Its nothing more than a useless patronage appointment and bad use of out tax dollars.
- - July 17, 2012 at 15:54:50
Bill Rowe--- A Great Leader in our province and also the voive of the common man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- California Pete from NFLD
- - July 17, 2012 at 13:55:53
You pay the heating bill and I will come back after all I am selfish I will move in there for free
- Geoff Tucker
- - July 17, 2012 at 13:15:43
My suggestion is LYNN FISHER (VERGE) Former cabinet minister and leader of the conservative party. Lynn is a true west coaster and is honest, dedicated and hard working. She would fulfill the position with great dignity.
- Jon Parsons
- - July 17, 2012 at 00:32:35
I think it should be all the homeless people in NL... God knows that then the Lieutenant Governor's estate would at least be put to some good use
- jerome bennett
- - July 16, 2012 at 23:36:40
Rick Mercer would liven her up.
- Don Lester
- - July 16, 2012 at 23:16:07
Danny Williams. He has done quite a lot for Newfoundland -- more so then the rest of the people mentioned. However I doubt if he would accept it.
- Whaddaya At ?
- - July 16, 2012 at 22:54:36
Hey, why not Steve Kent for Lt. Gov. ? He's been sitting in the backbenches of the House of Assembly for so many years and passed over more often than the old Overpass. Now he's got to deal with all that $hit with the Boy Scouts and their sexual abuse cases and you know that he'd love to get away from all that mess. Can't you see Steve wearing his Boy Scout uniform with his 786 badges, serving hot dogs from the barbecue at Gov't. House ?.
- mike Sulivan
- - July 16, 2012 at 22:44:13
Get rid of this position altogether. It's a waste of taxpayer's money. We need that money to improve our health care.
- Whaddaya At ?
- - July 16, 2012 at 19:17:48
Yvonne Jones for Lt. Gov. ? . Holy #$%^&*+@* !!!. That's all we need, a steady diet of ' dis , dat dem and dos '. She can stay where she's to till someone comes where she's at.
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- - July 16, 2012 at 19:15:47
Let's move away from the career politicians - how about Mel Fitzgerald for LG? He basically invented wheelchair athletics in Canada, represented the country well at the Paralympic Games and is a great Newfoundlander. Only problem is that he's probably too modest to accept it ....
- - July 16, 2012 at 19:08:31
Clyde Wells, are you daft????. They would have to double the salary just as the Liberals had to do for him to take the job. And what did he do for government employees but renege on a contract, rescind increases bargained in good faith and withhold contributions to their pension plan. Couldn't fill his own pockets fast enough but had no qualms about taking it from the pockets of others. How about Paul Johnson or Ches Penney, two self-made men who have shared their good fortune with the province in many ways. Men who are not self-serving, egotistical or vain.
- Whaddaya At ?
- - July 16, 2012 at 19:02:38
Hey, Bayman, are you for real; John Efford for Lt. Gov. ?. That's all we need to hear, that %&*+#@! accent !!!!!. We gotta do evyting in owr powr to make sure dat owl dese people gets dere hee high. Smarten hup, Bayman.
- Whaddaya At ?
- - July 16, 2012 at 18:53:48
Hey, Concerned; good choice. Paddy Daley, with that 70's hair and the wiggle, would look just as good as Sheila O'Leary or Shannie Duff and, except for the height, nobody could tell the difference.
- Whaddaya At ?
- - July 16, 2012 at 18:43:47
Have a seance and a chat with Bucky King to persuade him to take the job. It's not as if the position actually requires the Lt. Gov. to be at all these functions in person. Bucky could simply smile and show his biceps at a seance in the gardens at Gov't. House. Perfect.
- - July 16, 2012 at 17:50:58
What is this a POLL or just a bad couple of news days. This story has been using up space where more important things could be published. WE do not need any involvement with this poition any more and NOBODY should be appointed and the position should be abolished. Most people, myself included, do not want a Lt. Gov. nor anything to do with the queen or the monarchy. It is a total waste of time, tax dollars and a beautiful property that could be made into a park so all can enjoy. We do not need any more political patronage appointments, put the money to better use by helping the homeless or some other cause that will benefit the less fortunate and please end the daily showing of this useless story and everything it stands for. AND weither or not you agree with my comments please print them.
- queen elizabeth
- - July 16, 2012 at 15:05:04
jim case is my pic
- No Body
- - July 14, 2012 at 16:51:19
Get rid of the Queen and Canada. Become a republic. In the mean time, have an election for it with a maximum serve time with no chance of being re-elected, just like the US President is elected and how our Senate should be. Until then, Tom Han or Frank Galgay.
- Marvin Barnes
- - July 14, 2012 at 13:49:02
I would suggest Jocelyn Greene from Stella Burry Corporation
- Fed Up
- - July 13, 2012 at 11:55:39
How about moving the RNC horses from their little corner in the back into Government House? They have the skills required for this position; absolutely none. This house, land, and position with its huge salary, are totally unnecessary, and should be given up, and sold. Also, the Senate. They do whatever they want with taxpayers' hard earned money (most of us), no matter how we feel or what we say. One good suggestion......look at the drastic situation with Urologists in this Province.
- Little Man Dan
- - July 13, 2012 at 11:19:54
Either me or da Princess!
- Scott Free
- - July 13, 2012 at 11:16:25
Stop it already! I think The Tely has flogged this non-issue long enough. A Con Party patronage appointment will be made when it's appropriate by Prorougie Steve; no matter what names are put forward by commoners.
- - July 12, 2012 at 22:18:30
Vince Withers. Google Candidate for sure.
- - July 12, 2012 at 14:37:13
Elinor Gill Ratcliffe is a humanitarian, she supports locals charities along with national and international organizations.
- john paul
- - July 12, 2012 at 08:21:03
I believe the position is a flagrant waste of tax payers money, that and the senate. Both should be on the restructing plan, not the Coast Guard and other public service positions.
- - July 12, 2012 at 05:29:44
Eddy Campbell - it would be nice to have this excellent educator and administrator back in the province. Someone that has first hand experience in dealing with our lovely provincial government at so many levels.
- - July 11, 2012 at 21:26:11
how about the greatest down to earth n/ler ever JOHN EFFORD
- Big Mac
- - July 11, 2012 at 19:43:57
I think Penny Rowe would make a supurbe Lt. Governor if she can do it without Bill Rowe!!
- - July 11, 2012 at 17:48:21
We were abandoned by the "Great Britain" so why keep up the pretense - shut it down.
- - July 11, 2012 at 17:21:23
How about Seamus O'regan, Sr.
- - July 11, 2012 at 15:07:51
- Stephen P.
- - July 11, 2012 at 13:08:43
Nice suggestions everyone but I believe the hockey fan in Harper will find it irresistible to appoint Bob Cole to the position. Personally, I say that Marjorie lady from the Open Line would be entertaining.
- Terry O'Leary
- - July 11, 2012 at 12:46:00
Me,I can do just as good a job at that trough as anyone :)
- - July 11, 2012 at 11:54:20
As the saying goes. Blind as a Bat. Ignorance is bliss. The right person at the right time Mr. Peter Soucy. Smart ,inteligent and well known.
- - July 11, 2012 at 11:34:07
- - July 11, 2012 at 11:23:17
Besides being a failed general, Hillier is a boorish loud-mouthed buffoon. Better to open the house and gardens to the public.
- - July 10, 2012 at 22:06:31
Ed Roberts was the best lieutenant govenor in a generation. And Pavre, what planet are you living on. Rick Hillier would be an excellent choice!!!! for LG. I graduated from MUN and I am glad we had such accomplished men as Roberts and Hillier as alumini. I don't disqualify someone simply on the basis they are wealthy or former politicians or military men. Granted there are some politicians out there who can't tie their own shoe laces and yes, they would not make the best LGs. It would be hard for me to give a pick for a female LG because I agree with some of the criticism directed at many of the names mentioned here. However, it would be tough to come up with better candidates than Hillier or Pinsent. I would probably go with Pinsent as he is 82 tomorrow and I would think this would be his chance at LG.
- david prior
- - July 10, 2012 at 20:02:36
- Fred Russell
- - July 10, 2012 at 15:50:06
My choice would be Lynn Verge. She'd make an excellent Lt. Governor. Time we had a female way too many males hogging the show lately.
- - July 10, 2012 at 15:36:18
Definitely General Rick Hillier...
- - July 10, 2012 at 14:22:55
Count me in the Anybody But Rick camp. Detainee issues and whatever else may come out from Afghanistan would be a black mark on the position. I agree with several of the above commenters that it is time for a woman. I would also like to see a truly non-partisan appointment (Rick Hillier would not count here, unless you are truly deceiving yourself). Perhaps a journalist or artist?
- - July 10, 2012 at 12:51:24
Seriously I think Harper should take the opportunity to abolish the position. A useless outdated throw back to the British Monarchy that is costing the province and the country Millions needlessly. I know it will never happen, but it should. Same thing with the senate. Where is Fabian Manning. he just collecting a cheque like the rest of them.
- chris wright
- - July 10, 2012 at 06:40:59
It would be appropriate to have a female Lt. Govenor. Have we had one before? There have been several female Govenor Generals. John Crosbie has been excellent in the position. Danny Williams & Rex Hillier would be good choices. How about Penny Rowe?
- - July 9, 2012 at 23:24:38
Gen. Rick Hillier (ret'd)
- - July 9, 2012 at 22:32:57
A B C D Anyone But Crazy Danny
- Seamus Gosse
- - July 9, 2012 at 22:15:04
We need someone who would represent the Queen and the Commonwealth of NL. There are so many names being thrown out here, and the only one I see credible is Mr. Hillier The likes of Williams and and minions of the same background (politicians) municipal and provincial are so over rated. People like Crosbie and Roberts do not fit the profile of someone to hold such a position. Andy Wells, Shannie Duff, and the rest of the wanna be's should be fortunate they are in positions they are in now. I think Mr. Harper should appoint someone like Karl Wells or Bob Cole. Both men are well known, liked and respected. I think they would do a commendable job! How about Mary Walsh?
- - July 9, 2012 at 22:07:34
Rick Hillier to please all the rednecks. (Too bad Don Cherry isn`t a Newfoundlander) Hillier is an embarassment to every Memorial grad.
- - July 9, 2012 at 21:43:33
Sheila Osbourne She has proven that she could handle it and would be respected and would do us proud. GO SHEILA
- - July 9, 2012 at 20:48:17
Definitely Rick Hillier!
- - July 9, 2012 at 19:09:07
Buddy Wasisname. More sensable than the rest.
- - July 9, 2012 at 18:54:17
Give it a bit of class --- Buddy Wassisname orget rid of it.
- - July 9, 2012 at 18:01:56
As many others have stated the money could be better spent elsewhere. A useless position if I ever saw one! Serves no real purpose and eats up millions in taxpayers money. That much money each year could support a great number of social programs education grants improved infrastructure etc...Maybe if enough of us complain some one will listen!
- Gordon Gekko
- - July 9, 2012 at 17:21:36
It's interesting to see that a few people here think Loyola Hearn will get this. Why do you think he would even take it? He already got the patronage appointment that he wanted, as ambassador to Ireland, a job that I imagine would involve little more than playing golf and drinking pints with Irish foreign affairs officials.
- - July 9, 2012 at 16:56:46
Prof. Shane O'Dea from Memorial University and Commissariat House.
- - July 9, 2012 at 16:47:03
Given tbe present constitution, there has to be a LLG. And it's time for a woman, preferably without partisan attachments. And among the names mentioned, certainly not Rex Murphy, Andy Wells, or Rick Hillier.
- Joseph McGrath
- - July 9, 2012 at 15:49:34
I have done my homework on this matter and selection should be done on the basis of a lottery restricted to NL residents and the name drawn from a hat on Christmas Eve night.That way everyone interested could buy a ticket and maybe win the big prize.There would be no hard feelings and the money raised could be used to support the on going operations there.As well the house is too big for 2 people so 8 additional second prizes of accomodations for 6 each months for 8 lucky couples could be given to live there as well in 6 month time slots.Hey here is a list of past Goverors and they would all agree I think if they were alive!!!! Lieutenant-Governors of Newfoundland and Labrador Lieutenant-Governor Term Albert Walsh 1949 Leonard Outerbridge 1949-57 Campbell L. Macpherson 1957-63 Fabian O’Dea 1963-69 Ewart J.A. Harnum 1969-74 Gordon A. Winter 1974-81 W.A. Paddon 1981-86 James McGrath 1986-91 Frederick William Russell 1991-97 Arthur Maxwell House 1997-2002 Edward Moxon Roberts 2002-08 John Crosbie 2008
- - July 9, 2012 at 14:19:02
Moyra Buchan. Andy Jones.
- - July 9, 2012 at 14:11:58
I would like to see someone in the position who wasn't a politician, past or present. Put someone in there who isn't collecting a fat government pension.
- - July 9, 2012 at 13:55:46
You guys got to be kidding - Ray Johnson; Elaine Dobbin; Andy Wells; Danny Williams; Shannie Duff - John Crosbie is definitely too old and I am not against age - however, why first of all don't we get someone that is not old enough to be everyone's grandfather/grandmother - some new young blood. Second of all, if we have to go that direction, I think Rick Hillier would be great.
- Roy Hunt
- - July 9, 2012 at 13:39:17
- Derek Nowak
- - July 9, 2012 at 13:28:21
General Rick Hillier
- - July 9, 2012 at 13:21:06
How about Susan Petten or Prrisilla Butcher.
- Elizabeth Cole
- - July 9, 2012 at 13:18:51
- - July 9, 2012 at 12:42:04
Bev Oda's looking for a job with all these perks.
- - July 9, 2012 at 12:13:55
Susan Patton would be great as LT Gov. She is not a politician but a proud Newfoundlander, a philanthropist and a big supporter of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. This position is not just about rewarding someone with an appointment, it is very linked to the activities of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and anyone in this position should have an interest in cultivating the rich history of these fine soldiers and their contributions in WW1 as well as supporting the activities of the soldiers currently serving.
- - July 9, 2012 at 11:58:07
Anyone who says Danny Williams is out to lunch. First off, Stephen Harper wouldnt appoint him, there is a long shot he might just to shut danny up since the LG has to be non partisain. Second, I just can not see him accepting the position. He already sacrificied a large junk of his business career to be premier. Depending on your view he either did this to either help the province, to get power or a combination thereof. So for him to give up his business interests again for another few years in a ceromonial position in which he has no actual power and zero influence on government, in a position that most people think is outdated and useless seems a little crazy. He also wouldnt be able to bite his tongue enough to do this job well. I think he did a great job as premier for the most part but he wont be LG. I do think Gordon Pinsent could be a good choice
- - July 9, 2012 at 11:30:51
Get rid of the position altogether. Big waste of taxpayers money
- - July 9, 2012 at 00:51:12
As long as whoever gets it can do the job, I'll be happy. This is a more important position than you'd imagine!
- - July 8, 2012 at 23:50:38
It's high time to appoint a woman to Government House. Film maker and passionate Newfoundlander Barbara Doran would be a great choice.
- Ken Coleman
- - July 8, 2012 at 22:25:32
Please, not Bill Rowe. He has no time for commoners unless of course they buy one of his books. The man is self-serviing so does not qualify for this position. Give the position to someone who has given something to the proviince, not these types that are always there to take from it.
- - July 8, 2012 at 20:58:55
With all the cut backs giong on in the government these day why not get rid of that position and save a pile of money......It's a totally unnecessary position and a complete waste of taxpayers money.....
- - July 8, 2012 at 20:07:16
How about Ray Johnson? He's a NL celebrity, and from what i understand, he can be very outspoken at times, such as rural newfoundland and outmigration.
- - July 8, 2012 at 17:56:20
All the Tory trolls who have been posting here on anything that doesn't suit them
- - July 8, 2012 at 13:28:58
Please! Not Elaine Dobbin! She simply spends money she never earned to get her name put on places she buys with that money!Puke!It should be Craig Dobbin's name on all those places. Gordon Pinsent is the only choice all Newfoundlanders will embrace and Harper cannot deny! The Rowdyman is perfect!!!
- - July 8, 2012 at 13:28:12
General Rick Hillier ...has to be first choice. Get away from the elite of inside the overpass.
- Patrick Guilfoyle
- - July 8, 2012 at 12:33:49
My first choice: Clyde Wells My second Choice: Ret. General Hillier
- - July 8, 2012 at 12:19:33
comment how about col russell williams very outstanding citzen
- - July 8, 2012 at 10:47:00
I think it's time to stop spending money on anything related to Royalty. Tradition is the dead faith of living people.
- Marvin Barnes
- - July 8, 2012 at 10:33:25
Jocelyn Greene - from the Stella Burry Corp.
- - July 8, 2012 at 02:56:09
It would be great if someone from Labrador could be in the office.
- - July 8, 2012 at 02:11:20
@ MCCADDEN; Clyde Wells or Vic Young ?????. What're you smokin ?. That's all Wells needs, another position where he can lord it over the great unwashed. His nose is so far up in the air that every time it rains, his nose fills up. Vic Young ???. Another beaut. He reportedly has the best collection of wines and paintings in NL. When asked whether taxpayers' dollars were involved, his comment was ' no comment '. Smarten up , MCCADDEN.
- Maureen Reddigan
- - July 8, 2012 at 01:22:19
Danny Williams or Bill Rowe
- Carl MacIsaac
- - July 8, 2012 at 01:03:49
Andy Wells :)
- Joe Wilson
- - July 7, 2012 at 22:01:54
Jim Morgan-- someone with principal and a love for all nl not juat a part here and there
- Big guy
- - July 7, 2012 at 21:43:05
Dr. Pat Parfey. Didn't he win the Nobel prize?
- Big guy
- - July 7, 2012 at 21:40:38
Dr. Pat Parfey. Didn't he win the Nobel prize?
- - July 7, 2012 at 21:11:47
Joanne MacDonald, Order of Canada, Order of Newfoundland, NL Sports Hall of Fame. Joanne is a dedicated community worker, passionate about this province and its people.
- An Inclusive NLder.
- - July 7, 2012 at 15:55:20
I would recommend Elizabeth ``Tshaukuesh`` Penashue. Innu elder, Activist, Writer, Enironmentalist and Honorary Doctorate Recipient.
- - July 7, 2012 at 15:34:17
Retired General Rick Hillier for sure!
- - July 7, 2012 at 14:38:09
General Rick Hillier, all the way. Dynamic and a practical person.
- - July 7, 2012 at 14:22:22
Lets stop giving those appointments to rich people . Appoint an ordinary person who has achieved success on their own merit not on their family money. My choice is Ret General Rick Hillier. Forget Shannie Duff and others like her.
- - July 7, 2012 at 12:30:02
I agree with Pitt, Scott Free, Edmund, and Figure. This position and land are a total waste of taxpayers' money. Oh, they did supply a little corner of it for the RNC horses. I know this position is not going to be abolished, so my vote is Justice Margaret Cameron.
- - July 7, 2012 at 12:08:00
Justice Margaret Cameron is the perfect choice.
- - July 7, 2012 at 11:10:36
Someone who is young and vibrant with a lot of energy. And I believe it is time that a woman be appointed to the role of Leiutenant Governor in this province. My vote goes to Elaine Dobbin.
- - July 7, 2012 at 10:17:14
Retired General Rick Hillier. The job is not loyal to any political stripe and he said he had no interest in partisan politics. The right combination of all characteristics needed to be the Queen's representative.
- - July 7, 2012 at 10:06:17
While I have no problem with the monarchy, I think the cost in running that place could be better spent...Search and Rescue, for one! But since Harper is going to do what pleases Harper,and not redirect that money into something useful, how about we look at someone who has fought for Newfoundland and Labrador since entering politics in 1974, George Baker. I know, I know...wrong political colour. But lets face it, he has served our province and not some hidden self-serving agenda since day one and who out there can say a bad word about him? Yup, that's the guy who would get my vote.
- - July 7, 2012 at 08:33:06
Danny Williams---- he deserves the appointment over anyone else.
- - July 7, 2012 at 08:30:17
Shannie Duff has my vote!
- Paying for Nova Scotia
- - July 7, 2012 at 08:13:18
Donny Dunphy hands down
- - July 7, 2012 at 08:03:15
Elinor Gil Ratcliffe. Order of Newfoundland, Order of Canada, Humanatarian of the Year, Philanthropist Promoter of Newfoundland and Labrador, Major supporter of the arts and artists from Labrador to St. John's and all points in between.
- - July 7, 2012 at 07:59:13
We should just throw a bunch of people mentioned above into the house with a camera crew and make em' battle it out like Big Brother. Whoever wins gets to live there.
- - July 7, 2012 at 07:34:39
- - July 7, 2012 at 07:24:33
I hope it is the one and only totally trusted public figure we have ever had... John Noseworthy.
- - July 7, 2012 at 06:41:06
Well it would be interesting to see total cost for running this operation and if it is close to yearly cost savings of moving search and rescue center to Halifax then get rid of it and gives us our center back.
- Joseph McGrath
- - July 6, 2012 at 23:10:32
Me and the wife and we can start right away.
- Joseph McGrath
- - July 6, 2012 at 23:07:24
The 4 convicted MHAs who robbed us blind..Everyone deserves a second chance!!!!
- - July 6, 2012 at 22:22:22
Ed Smith would be a good choice. He is intelligent, an author, humourist. and would be a good choice, in my opinion.
- - July 6, 2012 at 20:44:01
RAY JOHNSON - he represents the true spirit and culture of our province. The ambassador our province could use!
- - July 6, 2012 at 20:39:19
Justice Margaret Cameron; my vote for sure.
- - July 6, 2012 at 18:36:39
Gordon Pinsent would do a fabulous job.
- - July 6, 2012 at 17:50:50
#1- Roger Grimes #2- Clyde Wells #3- Brian Peckford
- keith mccarthy
- - July 6, 2012 at 16:38:02
If the position is to be retained, (which I don't think is necessary), why not someone with a bit of class - Debbie Cooper would be a great choice! We don't want or need any more political has-beens!
- - July 6, 2012 at 16:31:10
Justice Margaret Cameron
- - July 6, 2012 at 16:04:23
I also agree with Pitt - do away with this institution completely - it's a waste of money that could be better spent elsewhere. Stop this awarding of political hacks.
- - July 6, 2012 at 15:44:09
Rex Murphy; but then again, he left his wonderful home Province, didn't he? Shannie Duff, she'd fit into Government House just fine with her better-than- though attitude, so no way. Debbie Cooper, no way. I say get rid of this ridiculous position and property altogether. But my vote would be Madame Justice Margaret Cameron.
- - July 6, 2012 at 15:32:34
Rex Murphy! Who else!!
- - July 6, 2012 at 15:29:48
Get rid of this useless cushy position, which is a terrible waste of taxpayers' money, and do some good with the huge amount of property. The only thing useful on it in recent years are the horses ! However, that's not going to happen, so I choose Justice Margaret Cameron.
- - July 6, 2012 at 15:27:30
How about scraping the position altogether. What good is it doing ??? Only costing us a forrtune for nothing.
- Clyde Power
- - July 6, 2012 at 15:26:01
If residency or nationality is not an issue, then how about Dexter Morgan?
- J. Hancock
- - July 6, 2012 at 14:38:10
I say Debbie Cooper
- - July 6, 2012 at 14:30:48
Agree with Tarpo - Rhonda McMekin is kind of a big deal and would make a fine LG.
- - July 6, 2012 at 13:57:10
I would suggest someone of a youthful nature. Someone under 40 who has significantly contributed to their community and/or province. The position does not require previous provincial prominence.
- - July 6, 2012 at 13:56:43
Elaine Dobbin would be awesome!
- - July 6, 2012 at 13:36:40
Gordon Pinsent. Can anyone not like Gordon Pinsent?
- - July 6, 2012 at 13:35:56
why not gordon pinsent or rick hillier
- - July 6, 2012 at 13:24:33
@ OBSERVER!!! Yvonne Jones a bit rough around the edges???.... not in comparison to John Crosbie!!! I think we need to breathe some life into the position! Let's keep it under 50ish!!
- The BAYBOY
- - July 6, 2012 at 13:17:33
We out here don't know who this Duff is??nor do we care. Williams might take the job ,and forfeit the pay to his personal charity, but why not pick a real newfoundlander like Jim Morgan
- - July 6, 2012 at 13:16:03
- - July 6, 2012 at 13:11:27
Rick Hillier or Wayne Johnston
- - July 6, 2012 at 13:04:08
Clyde wells for sure!
- - July 6, 2012 at 13:01:38
Justice Margaret Cameron. She has contributed more to this province than anyone else I can think of.
- George from Northern Pen
- - July 6, 2012 at 12:48:14
I agree with Pitt. Get rid of his largely waste of time and money institution and the political patronage that goes along with it. The money could be better spent assisting people who have to travel long distances for critical medical services. However common sense will not prevail, so if there must be someone there, make them young and able enough to do some of the work around the place such as cook their own meals and clean a bit. Spend those savings on something more important. But as I said common sense will not prevail, so if there is going to be a figure head in the position, at least make it representative of the whole of the province, not just St. John's. Drop Shannie Duff from any list she may be on and go with someone widely known who has given to the arts or philanthropy. Stay away from a past political figure who is looking for a few more easy years on the public payroll.
- - July 6, 2012 at 12:40:33
How about Bucky King or Harry Mullins or Jim Knight ??
- - July 6, 2012 at 12:28:33
- - July 6, 2012 at 12:11:27
How about someone not from Town for a change?
- G F Dunphy
- - July 6, 2012 at 12:06:16
I Think That It Is High Time To Get Rid Of This Expensive Piece Of Property Along With All Of The Servants, Police Officers & The Like And Put The Money Into Health Care, This Government House Does Nothing For Newfoundland & Labrador And Some People Are Both Starving & Dying In The Province, When The Queen & Her Gang Comes To Visit Let Them Stay With John Crosby Or Where Ever They Wish, Government House Is Only Set Up As A Pay Off For Patronage Appointments For The Elite.
- - July 6, 2012 at 12:00:42
- Central voice
- - July 6, 2012 at 11:54:41
Let's be honest..this post is a fiqure head and has no power. It will be given to a former politicain that is washed up and has nothing better to do. My guess is it will either go to one of the Loyola's (Hearn or Sullivan).
- Too Funny
- - July 6, 2012 at 11:51:26
Why not just have a lottery? Sell tickets on it and let Joe Blow have a chance. It's not like the job requires any skills.
- - July 6, 2012 at 11:48:56
ShannievDuff is a good choice. Shannie is passionate about the heritage & culture of the city & province. She always stands up for what she believes in even if it is not a popular opinion. She is not afraid to speak her mind. I think these would be good qualities for this position.
- - July 6, 2012 at 11:48:26
Good idea. Fabian or Loyola. Two people Harper can rely on.
- David Wilson
- - July 6, 2012 at 11:06:18
Come on people, Prime Minister Harper doesn't know Shannie Duff from a hole in the ground (although she would be a good choice seeing she loves old heritage homes). You know who Harper will choose........ wait for it........Senator Fabian Manning. Sad but so true.
- - July 6, 2012 at 10:51:48
Shannie Duff is an absolute NO. Danny Williams - while an awesome advocate for the province - needs to keep doing what he's doing. He would be better for the province away from the throne. Don't pick a "celebrity". I can definitely see Elaine Dobbin in the role.
- - July 6, 2012 at 10:50:28
Peter Penashue would make a great Lieutenant-Governor . The job requires no real work, good pay and no REAL skills. Besides, it would be a bonus to the rest of Newfoundland and Labrador to have him OUT of Cabinet. Psss, don't tell this to Steven Harper. SHHHH.
- - July 6, 2012 at 10:49:31
Danny Williams or Rick Hillier great choice..
- - July 6, 2012 at 10:44:36
I do not know what Shannie Duff did to deserve the position?? Also, think that it is a complete waste of tax dollars---really just a cushy high paying postion that is not necessary. Complete waste property and much too large of an estate for one person to live in. Could be put to better use!!!
- - July 6, 2012 at 10:36:56
Dr. Linda Inkpen would be an ideal choice
- - July 6, 2012 at 10:36:30
I would like to see Mary Walsh fill the spot She had been a proud and outspoken person for newfoundland and its people for years she is best known for her tv spots yes but behind the scenes she had generated a lot of discussions about the good of this province yes Mary Walsh
- - July 6, 2012 at 05:10:41
General Rick Hillier..
- Political Watcher
- - July 5, 2012 at 23:01:00
Firstly, what in the world has Shannie Duff done to warrant such a position? Now, lets move to reality; the next person should be someone who made an impact on the entire Province and not just for keeping St. John's in the dark ages.
- - July 5, 2012 at 22:39:39
Dr. Catherine A. Donovan, Associate Professor at the MUN's School of Medicine. One of the best advocates for and teachers of public health care in the real world. Level headed, even keeled, gracious and energetic.
- - July 5, 2012 at 21:49:39
Duff ???? Disgusting idea!!
- - July 5, 2012 at 21:26:26
How about stop kissing the Queens Butt and have nobody or maybe Mickey Mouse.
- - July 5, 2012 at 20:34:59
I think that Elaine Dobbin would be an excellent choice for Lt. Governor. She is a very eloquent lady who has always been involved in Provincial and Community based charities and projects. Both Elaine and her late husband (Craig) have been major philanthropists.
- marg hancock
- - July 5, 2012 at 19:29:09
let's have a woman from outside St.john;s -------Yvonne Jones
- - July 5, 2012 at 17:56:19
I agree with the suggestion of Clyde and Mrs. Wells. He was always a statesman with integrity. If Wells doesn't want it, why not Vic and Elaine Young....? Mr. Young's experience in negotiations while he was with FPI proves his excellent track record as a spokesperson. Mrs. Young was on the Board of the Health Care Corporation of St. John's and is also very socially skilled and dignified.
- - July 5, 2012 at 17:52:03
I say Danny Williams without any doubt, whatsoever.
- - July 5, 2012 at 17:08:19
A carpenter with hammer and nails to board up that relic of colonialism and refuge for political dinosaurs and political correctness.
- Lord Flashheart
- - July 5, 2012 at 16:54:44
Danny Williams, but if he refuses it, Rick Mercer.
- Bob's Your Uncle
- - July 5, 2012 at 16:42:33
None of the above, choose an unknown, someone who promotes community by deeds, such as feeding the poor, volunteer work and kindness to the unfortunate in our communities. Someone who can legitimize the position with their dedication and honesty.
- - July 5, 2012 at 15:33:28
A Seniors home. .
- Garry Burt
- - July 5, 2012 at 14:54:49
Pick me pick me.
- Economically Exciled
- - July 5, 2012 at 14:48:39
Rex Murphy...Throne Speech would be classic.
- Little Man Dan
- - July 5, 2012 at 14:46:43
Keep it in royalty; Princess Elizabeth Matthews.
- - July 5, 2012 at 14:38:34
- - July 5, 2012 at 14:13:30
also-- Mary Walsh.
- - July 5, 2012 at 14:12:53
Edythe Goodridge, community developer and artistic animateur, friend and supporter of NL artists, retired as Director of the Visual Arts Section of the Canada Council,
- - July 5, 2012 at 14:10:04
I think Shannie Duff would be spectacular.
- - July 5, 2012 at 14:07:41
Elaine Dobbin? About time a woman was appointed and she, and her late husband, have contributed a lot to this province.
- Edward Sawdon
- - July 5, 2012 at 13:57:29
Greg Malone! At times he could do a great impersonation of the Queen, and other times, he could be himself as Lt. Governor of this province
- - July 5, 2012 at 13:34:01
Mary Pratt would be an excellent selection forr the position of LG - a great humanitarian who is well respected throughout the province
- - July 5, 2012 at 12:10:28
- Snook for Ell Gee
- - July 5, 2012 at 12:06:09
Snook for Ell Gee
- Wrong Question
- - July 5, 2012 at 12:00:18
The question should be: "Should we keep Government House or become a republic either with or without Canada?"
- Choose A Disabled Person
- - July 5, 2012 at 11:02:22
At first I was going to suggest an aboriginal person, but disabilities occur across all areas of our people so I chose a disabled person. The role of Lieutenant-Governor is only ceremonial and should be reflective of our people. Let's get past the rotating protestant-catholic thing and the gender-balance stuff. Disabilities can affect all. Let's show that a disabled person is as much a part of our society as the politicians and rich people. Let's nominate an Autistic person.
- Ken Collis
- - July 5, 2012 at 10:45:35
Would it be too much to hope for if I wished that Ms. Dunderdale resigned to accept the post. Better yet, Mr. Kennedy!!!
- - July 5, 2012 at 10:37:28
My choice would be Shannie Duff, perfect for the job.
- - July 5, 2012 at 10:27:06
Susan Patton. A philanthropist and huge (quiet) supporter of communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
- - July 5, 2012 at 10:24:15
Mr. Danny Williams
- - July 5, 2012 at 10:06:13
How about NOBODY. Why not abolish this absolute waste of money that wastes thousands of taxpayers dollars each year. Crosbie was an old fart when he was chancellor of MUN back in 1996. The person to replace him will only be another old dustbag who sucked up to the PC/Conservatives over the years, doing nothing really, but enjoying a fat pension.