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  • Ed Power
    November 14, 2012 - 09:02

    Strange, isn't it "No Big Deal", that none of the dozens of other rookie candidates that ran in the last election made such a "simple rookie mistake"? They all stayed on budget, and within the Elections Canada guidelines, and some even managed to elected despite having to live within their legal limits. And it isn't "only 4000 in overspending", there is a questionable loan from his brother and some $18,000 in airfare the Peter Penasue Campaign Travelling Roadshow - sorry, that should be "Travelling Airshow" - was unable to pay,and which was subsequently written off by the airline. I know if I were to leave an airline, or any other business, with an unpaid $18000 bill, I would be standing in a courtroom facing fraud charges, but Peter Pauper gets to skate away and profits - quite handsomely, in fact - from his fraud. Our ethically and morally challenged Minister deserves a seat in the the house alright, the Big House, not a well paid seat in the House of Parliament.

  • Scott Free
    November 14, 2012 - 08:36

    Come home Peter and stop embarassing yourself, your constituents, your country and democracy.

  • Jack
    November 14, 2012 - 08:23

    With more federal Cabinet Ministers like Peter Penashue not taking responsibility for their actions, even if its their Agent's fault, anyone whom runs for provincial or federal government seats should be forced to take university level Commercial Law courses so they can better learn about Employment Law, Agency Law, and the concept of Vicarious Liability. If Peter Penashue did his homework on Agency law, since Mr. Bowers is acting on Peter Penashue's behalf, legally speaking, he is liable for Mr. Bowers' actions. In others, its Peter Penashue's fault for campaign overspending, and its his fault he got donations illegally. If Penashue doesn't accept responsibility for his actions, not only will he not be re-elected in the 2015 Federal Elections, he will also be suffering from "Derek Wheeler Syndrome", named after an old-school Degrassi character will known for blaming other people for his problems, Derek "Wheels" Wheeler.

  • Cathy
    November 14, 2012 - 04:53

    When will the RCMP get off their tuff and investigate Harper Cons and the NL Cons illegal racket with Muskrat? Penashue also tangled up in Muskrat scandal not just fed overspending and robocall scandal that Elections Canada have no teeth to Do anything about. Is their anyone in Canada that can investigate these crooks and send them to jail? I'm growing tired of white collar corporate crime in Canada and Newfoundland. Newfoundland worse than Canada/ Harper. And that's saying something. Hello Quebec who seem to be the only province doing anything about this. It has become rampant and has to stop. Do provincal police have to investigate in each province like Quebec? If so, the RNC cannot and probably will not in NL because they donated to the NL Tories for approx 10 years. So these crooks get away with this?

  • MIKE
    November 13, 2012 - 20:10

    So, Penashue blaims it on his manager, Bowers, and Bowers gets rewarded with a job with the CNLOPB. Gee, and we wonder why so few people bother to vote? Duh! Self-servants!

    • Jack
      November 14, 2012 - 08:25

      That's the point. Peter Penashue has no knowledge or concept about Agency Law. Since an agent acts on a person's behalf, such as Reginald Bowers acting on Peter Penashue's behalf, Peter Penashue is responsible for his actions, and those of the agent. Time for Peter Penashue to go back to university until he completes one or two Commercial Law courses.

  • Duffy
    November 13, 2012 - 19:57

    No Big Deal ? I guess you are right if you consider it is all right to buy an election. Several thousand from Pennecon Corp. and then several thousand from Lab Air and then several thousand overspent. I call that buying the election because the other canidate did not have that opportunity and money. What a waste to even vote! But again you are right it will all just go away as if nothing happened.

  • David
    November 13, 2012 - 17:09

    Whenever I'm truly "surprised" by something, I express an approriate reaction right away......not several weeks, and numerous, expensive PR crisis management sessions, later. Weird, I guess.

  • No Big Deal
    November 13, 2012 - 16:36

    Only 4000 in overspending? So what!! There are cost overruns with alot of stuff. This is only a drop in a bucket for a large campaign throughout Labrador. Bad donation? More like a donation was recorded in the business name instead of the owners, simple rookie mistake.