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  • Ed
    October 09, 2012 - 10:50

    See "2008" in 3rd paragraph.Should this not be much earlier, maybe 1998?

  • DON II
    October 07, 2012 - 13:52

    Russel Wangersky has saved me the time and effort of having to say what needs to be said. I agree 100% with Mr. Wangersky. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is totally out of control and lacks basic fundamentals such as honesty and ethics. Professional competence is completely lacking and an open and transparent access to information process is non existent. Competent and ethical bureaucrats are routinely ignored, passed over for promotion or threatened with being replaced by hand picked flunkies at every opportunity. The Premier and the Ministers have usurped the role of the bureaucracy and are open to lobbying and all manner of persuasion by vested interests.The Government is so poorly administered and policed that fraud, corruption and abuse of authority is assured. As things currently stand, I have reason to suspect that the Muskrat Falls project will end up being the greatest political boondoggle and financial disaster in the history of the Province!

  • saelcpve
    October 07, 2012 - 08:50

    The big dig in Boston was said to be 2.8 billion and ended up costing 12 billion careful what you wish for

    • Eli
      October 08, 2012 - 08:42

      The Big Dig is still leakin' but doesn't have the stink of our harbour cleanup which went $40-million over budget. Lord Dennis was among the estimators of that budget.

  • Ron Tizzard
    October 07, 2012 - 07:57

    Russell...you wrote, 'What governments feel their constituents have a right to know seems to ebb and flow'. You are so right, and the statement is so true! Personally, I think democracy is in the mind of the 'holder'...and that is as far as it get's on any given day. And we, the voters, give our assent to that variety of obfuscation each election. So, we can shout, swear, smear, dance in our disdain for our elected 'word-dancers'; but, in the final analysis...they are indeed our voices for 'a term'. But, we have an opportunity to change that...but, we don't take advantage to do just that! Maybe, that's because we cannot see any differnce in the options...even in 'not voting'. And, that's called 'burn-out'... we just can't or don't care any more...thinking that any prospect of respectful change is just a myth.

  • Ron Tizzard
    October 07, 2012 - 07:42

    Russell...you wrote, 'What governments feel their constituents have a right to know seems to ebb and flow'. You are so right, and the statement is so true! Personally, I think democracy is in the mind of the 'holder'...and that is as far as it get's on any given day. And we, the voters, give our assent to that variety of obfuscation each election. So, we can shout, swear, smear, dance in our disdain for our elected 'word-dancers'; but, in the final analysis...they are indeed our voices for 'a term'. But, we have an opportunity to change that...but, we don't take advantage to do just that! Maybe, that's because we cannot see any differnce in the options...even in 'not voting'. And, that's called 'burn-out'... we just can't or don't care any more...thinking that any prospect of respectful change is just a myth

  • Ed. A.
    October 06, 2012 - 10:52

    the next election should be like what happened to the conservatives after mulroony. and every election after that should be cleanout time. get rid of the garbage.

  • Pierre Neary
    October 06, 2012 - 09:12

    Russell, I stand to be corrected but wasn't Sandy Pond one of the great changes made by Mr. Williams and Minister Johnson?