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  • Too Funny
    March 31, 2014 - 08:21

    “Maybe he has the same concerns about his party as I do.” Maybe, but which party is that? Then again which party is Bennetts since she supported the Tories in the past but is now running as a Liberal. There's no shortage of people flip flopping from one party to another. If you think you know who you're voting for, or if you think there's a difference between them, then prepare to be made a fool.

  • Jay
    March 31, 2014 - 07:55

    There are numerous examples of this happening. It just shows what a farce the Liberal leadership race was . It was basically a membership drive. If you think the Liberals are going to be any more open and honest than the PCs, you'll be disappointed. However, it may well be time for a change.

  • Jay
    March 31, 2014 - 07:53

    There are numerous examples of this happening. It just shows what a farce the Liberal leadership race was . It was basically a membership drive. If you think the Liberals are going to be any more open and honest than the PCs, you'll be disappointed. However, it may well be time for a change.

  • Randy
    March 30, 2014 - 20:23

    If the shoe was on the other foot the PCs would have a field day with this. Too many double standards in Danny Breen's new party.

  • Lou
    March 30, 2014 - 14:44

    @ Ben, Glad you bought this to the attention of the public, Has you say, its all going to come out, sooner or later, but I hope sooner, If that was only half of it. Here something no one know, Dwight Ball isn't suppose to be leader. Neither was the two runner up. Its was to be one of the other men.

  • Marshall Art
    March 30, 2014 - 14:27

    Heave it outa ya, Danny. Do ya need a pitchfork? Siobhan Coady, former Liberal MP, asked you, a PC , to sign up as a Liberal supporter last year, so you signed up. If she asked you to jump into the bubble in St. John's Harbour, you'd dive in headfirst, right ? The best excuse you can come up with for signing up is that you're on the Royal St. John's Regatta Committee with Coady ? You're not fooling anybody, Danny boy, you're an opportunist of the highest order and you'd change colors quicker than a chameleon if it was in the best interests of Danny Breen.

  • Ben
    March 30, 2014 - 09:00

    I also signed up to vote in the Liberal leadership last year. There was a lady going around at work, when I said 'I don't plan on voting Liberal, she said that's fine, it don't matter if you're Liberal or not'. So I figured I'd waste my vote and caste it for Danny Dumer. Anybody notice the trend here...Siobhan Coady is in the middle of all this. I wouldn't trust her as far as I could throw her. Oh yeah...and thanks Liberals for keeping this all private. That's certainly not what I was told either. I expect to see all this online soon. I learned my lesson anyways! NEVER TRUST A LIBERAL.

    • Corporate Psycho
      March 30, 2014 - 15:41

      Pretty sad.

  • Julie
    March 30, 2014 - 05:30

    After working all week, I like to get up early on sunday morning, To caught upon the new of the week. I have to say there nothing to be proud of. To see the type of people we have running in the byelection, Just opportunist, Thing about it, I can't say much better for our three provincial party leader. Has of to date, Neither Tom - Lorraine - Dwight , Has shown any Leadership abilities, Tom is on a spending spree , Trying to buy vote, with taxpayers money. You Got Lorraine and Dwight complaining all the time, But the liberals and the Ndp, offer no solution to any of the problem. Question is, why am I working, Just to lets fool pick my pockets?

  • hua mulan
    March 29, 2014 - 19:11

    what I can garner from this is that some time ago, not too too far away, on a midnight dark and weary yacht, the 1%ers had a whoshall party, where the grandpoopas threw the " I am running for the Whigs" keys and "I am running for the Tories" keys over the deck ... and these people were the ones who were the winners, and they are - real winners

  • hua mulan
    March 29, 2014 - 19:10

    what I can garner from this is that some time ago, not too too far away, on a midnight dark and weary yacht, the 1%ers had a whoshall party, where the grandpoopas threw the " I am running for the Whigs" keys and "I am running for the Tories" keys over the deck ... and these people were the ones who were the winners, and they are - real winners

  • hua mulan
    March 29, 2014 - 19:08

    what I can garner from this is that some time ago, not too too far away, on a midnight dark and weary yacht, the 1%ers had a whoshall party, where the grandpoopas threw the " I am running for the Whigs" keys and "I am running for the Tories" keys over the deck ... and these people were the ones who were the winners, and they are - real winners

  • Randy
    March 29, 2014 - 18:41

    The Tories are all there to criticize people for "changing colours". Turns out there are a few red stripes on Danny Breen. Who's the zebra now?

  • Susan
    March 29, 2014 - 17:19

    @ Corporate Psyho, To answer your question, who is the Zebra party now, First you have to understand a Zebra has three color on its body, not two. PC's has two color ( Blue & Red ) ...............Liberals has three ( Red - Blue - Orange ) So please tell me , which party would you say is the Zebra party? LOL.. Here laughing at you.. SUCKER.

  • Harry
    March 29, 2014 - 17:07

    What's the big deal. Liberals use technology to pick their there new leader, anyone who know anything about computer...Know you can get a computer programmer, to install a program, to pick a leader for any kind of business, depending on who calling the shots. at the same time build a data base, And then use that information, to request funding to help and pay of your debt. ( DEMOCRACY ) Is dead in N & L, And we the people who kill it off, We stood by, and lets them tell us who our leader should be,

  • Harry
    March 29, 2014 - 17:05

    What's the big deal. Liberals use technology to pick their there new leader, anyone who know anything about computer...Know you can get a computer programmer, to install a program, to pick a leader for any kind of business, depending on who calling the shots. at the same time build a data base, And then use that information, to request funding to help and pay of your debt. ( DEMOCRACY ) Is dead in N & L, And we the people who kill it off, We stood by, and lets them tell us who our leader should be,

  • McByelection
    March 29, 2014 - 16:53

    So the McDonald's restaurant owner is a PC running for the McLiberals and Danny Breen is a McLibby running as a PC while still on city council? I'm so confused. Isn't it kind of like cheating to run two Zebra candidates in one by-election?

  • Michael Richard
    March 29, 2014 - 16:38

    They should give this man a waffle! Either way, his campaign and prospects just got flushed down the toilet. Back to ineptness of St Johns city council where he can blend in better.

  • EDfromRED
    March 29, 2014 - 16:18

    Seems like everyone associated with the PC's are elitists who only listen to the people when they are truly desperate and afraid. They might as well wear jumpsuits with NALCOR plastered all over them. They are so obviously pawns and puppets of corporations and wealthy individuals. The sooner we turf them and Bill 29 the better. It'll be interesting to see what new scandals will araise when the blankets of black ink on government documents get removed.

  • Guy Incognito
    March 29, 2014 - 15:09

    Breen signed up to the Liberals last year?? So did Cathy McBennett. When she saw the Tory ship was floundering..... Zing!

  • Has our Electoral System been hijacked or was it forever thus?
    March 29, 2014 - 14:34

    I am truly sick of Newfoundland and Labrador politics, especially as it relates to how it appears the new PC Premier will be installed through selective hand-picking. Everbody is saying the "Fix is In" and if you just study the pathway that is about to be foisted upon us for the annointed one who will replace Mr. Marshall, I am sure you will agree that Democracy is not at work here. What we will be experiencing with the type of governance that we will attain by the pathway to the new PC Premier is that the already ultra-rich will again gain power over our province, and thus our natural resources. The status quo will remain. If we do not speak up and take a stand, we are doomed forever to never catch up with our fellow Canadians in any of the economic statistics that they hold so dear and have served them so well with their vibrant economies they built in their respective provinces!!! With the Fix proposed by current and ex-politicians of the PC Party in Newfoundland and Labrador, the rich will get richer and the poor so poor, we will all have to revert to very hard work augmented by some sort of social services. The more the ultra rich make and own, the more they want. They have no concern for the rest of us. It is all about the 1 per cent accumulating 90 per cent of the World's wealth.

  • Privacy
    March 29, 2014 - 14:16

    What about privacy? When someone signs up they expect privacy. While Breen is a candidate, there should be no exceptions. What is next, checking the list against your buddy's job application? The Liberals violated the privacy rule and can not be trusted.

    • Prescient
      March 29, 2014 - 16:05

      The Liberal party did not violate his privacy - it has not even commented on this embarrassing (for Danny) story. Danny could have blabbed to lots of people that he signed up. In any event, the Telegram did not publish the story until Danny Breen confirmed it. Seems Danny breached his own privacy.

    • Prescient
      March 29, 2014 - 17:29

      The Liberal party did not violate his privacy - it has not even commented on this embarrassing (for Danny) story. Danny could have blabbed to lots of people that he signed up. In any event, the Telegram did not publish the story until Danny Breen confirmed it. Seems Danny breached his own privacy.

    • Prescient
      March 30, 2014 - 17:15

      The Liberals did not violate any privacy. Breen himself told people that he signed up and he confirmed it to the Telegram. So I guess he violated his own privacy. He has to explain his bad faith behaviour, not the Liberals.

  • joebennett
    March 29, 2014 - 13:34

    Well now, don't this take the cake. I guess when the opportunity arises, then you jump on the bandwagon. No wonder the general public are getting sick of politicians, they're only in it for what they can suck out of it. Looking for another pension I guess, but just in case I won't resign the city council because there's dollars to be made there if I don't become an MHA. Makes me sick.

  • Corporate Psycho
    March 29, 2014 - 13:20

    Who's the zebra party now?

  • auntie em
    March 29, 2014 - 13:04

    Another one we can't trust--- an opportunist of the highest degree!!!! Might as well throw in the towel now, Danny. In fact, to complete the sign-up form online, you have click a box that says, “I hereby certify that I support the aims and objectives of the Liberal Party of NL.”

  • Duggan
    March 29, 2014 - 12:50

    Read the article: The central figure in this fiasco of self-serving interests is Siobhan Coady. The only person she is loyal to is herself.

  • Pierre Neary
    March 29, 2014 - 11:43

    Whoops.

  • Ryan
    March 29, 2014 - 11:35

    Rumor has it, that if Cathy Bennett gets elected, it's gonna be free Big Macs for everyone.. Ba ba ba ba ba I'm lovin it

  • jim
    March 29, 2014 - 11:18

    I fully understand this. At some time the Leader of any Party could become the Premier of the Province. Why not have a say in who the person should be.

  • jim
    March 29, 2014 - 11:14

    I fully understand this. At some time the Leader of any Party could become the Premier of the Province. Why not have a say in who the person should be.

  • sc
    March 29, 2014 - 10:32

    I hope no one is naive enough to believe that politicians have integrity. This guy's behaviour is disturbing on 2 levels. First, he changes his allegiances at the drop of a hat. Second, he doesn't think about what he's doing but just does as he's asked. Personally I'd like (though don't expect) a politician to be loyal to his/her convictions and think for his/herself.

  • Laurie
    March 29, 2014 - 09:49

    Funny thing is that Cathy Bennett was going around during the leadership saying everything abt Ball! I witnessed it myself at a gathering. Now she's a big fan of Ball! Yeah right...if I were u Dwight I'd watch my back.

  • crazy
    March 29, 2014 - 09:12

    Here we go once more, talking before thinking. Better look a little closer at Mr Mcleod is trying to say here. Pass ten years, there were more Liberals supporting the PC's, Because they thought Mr Premier was our great white hope. Here the question, do the people of VW wanted Cathy Bennett has their MHA? Lady who sit on board of Nalcor. Lady who support foreign worker. Lady who pushing to have all day kindergarten, To help her to have babysitters pay for the taxpayers, so it don't interfere with her work force, she not concern about other people children, just her owns agenda..Think about its.

  • Graham
    March 29, 2014 - 09:10

    Your a smart man Mr Breen the Liberals will win the district this time thanks to you. I will NEVER vote PC again. By the way I am not alone. Coe on 2015 so we can dump this so called government once and for all. Mr Coleman should make a very good opposition leader.

  • FNTIP
    March 29, 2014 - 08:59

    A more important question, in my mind, is whether they drink coke or pepsi. There's a bigger difference between beverage brands then between Liberal and Tory. It is foolish to support one party over the other based on political ideology. There was a time nationally when they stood for something a little different - Conservatism supposedly representing smaller, more fiscally prudent government, and Liberalism embracing more socially responsible ideals. That has long since disappeared - even though Harper's Conservatives (absent the Progressive part) have been working hard to revive parts of it. There is no discernible difference in this province - other than, of course, the differences that are attributable to their respective leaders. Brian Peckford's PC government was essentially liberal in almost every sense that counts, while the Liberal government of Clyde Wells was perhaps the most conservative we have ever had. The reality is that people should vote - and most often do - on the record of the parties and the character of their leaders. Secondarily, I think, we vote based on the local candidate. When the voters of Virginia Park look at their ballots, they could be forgiven for wondering if there's been a printing error. Bennett, who has been a big supporter of the Tory party, who was appointed a director of NALCOR by that party, and who - in every discernible way - appears to support Tory policies, is running for the Liberals. She is doing so only because she saw an opportunity a while back to jump parties and take what she thought might be an easy shot at that its leadership. It didn't work out but, given the growing unpopularity of the Tory cause, she decided to stay and seek out a seat with her new-found friends. It seems that Breen, on the other hand, had sensibly concluded there was something not quite right about this Tory administration and so he signed on as a supporter of the other party. But the Liberals already had a well-heeled candidate chasing the nomination in Virginia Park. Breen persuaded himself, or allowed himself to be persuaded, that he could just as easily win for the other side, so he went for the Tory nomination. It will be an interesting race - made more so by the presence of a third, more populist candidate. O'Leary is a more natural, more outspoken and more committed politician than either of the other two but the strike against her is that her party has no chance of forming the next government. Mind you, the fact she is something of a free agent might endear her to undecided voters. But, in the end, voters might choose to look beyond the flavour of the local candidate. They might choose instead to send a message that I think represents a very strong and growing public sentiment in this province - one Frank Coleman, the new Tory leader-in-waiting, has oddly decided to ignore - that they want a government much different from the one they have had.

  • darrell
    March 29, 2014 - 08:50

    Sorry Breen, you just don't cut it. No just go away with the other pc clowns.

  • Eastender
    March 29, 2014 - 08:50

    I really wish all truth came out about this guy no one honestly knows about him and they wants him to have something to do with our province man oh man All the good reporters we have here so dig a little deeper !!!!

  • Eastender
    March 29, 2014 - 08:49

    I really wish all truth came out about this guy no one honestly knows about him and they wants him to have something to do with our province man oh man All the good reporters we have here so dig a little deeper !!!!

  • Prescient
    March 29, 2014 - 08:47

    Breen looks ridiculous. He signed an attestation to become a Liberal supporter. It was not a blood oath requiring him to vote red forevermore, but to sign it while considering himself a PC was clearly an act of bad faith. Opportunism and untrustworthy - I understand now why he has refused to resign his council seat. Despite some reservations, I am supporting Cathy. Short but smart comment from her here.

  • Come on
    March 29, 2014 - 08:07

    I hope his slogan won't be "Trust Breen".

  • mike
    March 29, 2014 - 08:02

    Hey, so did I and thousands of others at the requests of friends. In my opinion Cathy was also a PC when she signed up as a Leadership Candidate!!!

  • corner boy
    March 29, 2014 - 07:36

    We are now seeing Breen's true colors. They are neither red nor blue, rather the color of opportunity. "I was asked to sign so I did", of course not knowing what I was signing up for. Politicians make me sick! I guess that is green.

    • Dolf
      March 29, 2014 - 12:26

      "The color of opportunity"...you hit the nail on the head Corner Boy. Bloody paracites.

  • BAYMAN
    March 29, 2014 - 07:28

    Surely no-one is surprised by this.?.

  • Joe
    March 29, 2014 - 07:25

    So he's a dirty tricks Conservative like Harper.

    • Sick and Tired!!!
      March 29, 2014 - 13:23

      He's an opportunist it's as simple as that. He's not entering the political scene for all he can do for the public who will vote for him, he'll do what he's told and take the big pay cheque. Come on folk's wake up and leave him where he's at...