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  • Eli
    October 15, 2012 - 15:23

    The prosperity did just happen? You're joking of course Premier and out of the loop if you're skewered mind is in that rut. Oil, not butler, did it!

  • Maggy Carter
    October 15, 2012 - 11:03

    The article reflects two party themes that are worth noting. First that the PC party (not the Dunderdale government) should take credit for the province's prosperity. Second is that (according to her colleagues in Cabinet), Ms. Dunderdale is nicer, smarter than she seems based on her appearances in front of the cameras. TRANSLATION - The party is worried that its leader is coming across as haughty, confrontational, disrespectful, impatient, frustrated, and aloof - which of course is the case. The bigger worry for taxpayers however should be that she is simply not up to the intellectual demands of running a province. Her acknowledgement that the last year - her first year in office -has been a tough one, begs the question - WHY? The economy has never been so good for any premier taking over the reins of power. It should have been an extremely positive year. The fact that public sentiment and support for her government went in the opposite direction is down to her failed leadership. The secrecy bill, the love-in with a despised prime minister, and ramming this Muskrat boondoggle down the throats of every Newfoundlander are just a few of the huge mis-steps taken by this new leader. Ms. Dunderdale and her party need something more than a get together for their 'mutual admiration society' in Gander.

  • Cold Future
    October 15, 2012 - 10:42

    When is self praise praise? You talk about speaking out of both sides of the mouth. We must suck back while we contiue to waste millions and millions on the Muskrat which is severely clallenged from an economic viability point of view. We must communicate better with the people while fostering bill 29 and keeping the real facts on Muskrat under a veil of secrecy. Maybe you can fool all of the people at least one time - it is doubtful though.

  • access to information anyone
    October 15, 2012 - 08:36

    the tories may be in office for 10 years but not under the leadership of cathy Dunderdale. how can she claim, in any way, that she should get credit for anything positive for the past 10 years? the Avalon Peninsula and St. John's in particular is having a boom time mostly because of OIL and construction in Long Harbour. the oil will soon be gone, construction in Long Harbour is winding down quickly, the fishery is almost non existant. If the workers who commute from Newfoundland to Fort McMurrary decided to stay in Alberta where would that loss in $$ and people leave us? we are in Sad shape and out future does not look bright. so much for Cathy Dunderdales leadership.

    • W McLean
      October 15, 2012 - 10:01

      St. John's is having a boom time because the "Conservatives" have added 1800 civil servants, 3000 health-corp employees, 3000 post-secondary jobs, and $900-million to the civil service, health, education, and Crown corporation payroll since 2003, with most of those jobs and dollars to be found in and around St. John's. That's the boom.

  • dan
    October 15, 2012 - 08:15

    The A$$ kicking can't come soon enough!

  • Scott Free
    October 15, 2012 - 08:10

    I'm hearing that there were a few daggers flying around at the Tory love-in and lots of whispers questioning leadership issues...mostly the lack of it. Oh, and Jeromey, don't think for a minute that you're the Captain; and Kathy, you don't resemble Tennille in any way, shape, or form.

  • Jim S
    October 15, 2012 - 06:30

    She is nothing but hot air. She really does not understand the issues or information before her. They might leave office with the backsides bruised and their heads held high, but the voters and taxpayers will keep paying for the mistakes of the Dunderdale government for years.