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  • GINN
    March 25, 2013 - 17:28

    Bob Wakeham is my favorite columnist, he shows no mercy to any of the politicians regardless of their affiliation, but he's a wee bit overboard on this one. The voters of Labrador will decide this argument, which is what the lesser lights at the Telegram have been screeching about for some time. Now P.P. has resigned, the Tely will shed , once again, its journalistic ethics to try and deny the voters any semblance of balanced reporting.

  • Richard
    March 24, 2013 - 23:21

    Given the chance, Labradorians would have likely re-elected both Randy Collins and Wally Andersen after their respective ethical lapses and run ins with the law. Mark my words, they'll re-elect Peter Penashue. You betcha!

  • sdgreen
    March 24, 2013 - 20:36

    Leftoid Walkom will exploit any thing that is not in support of the NDP! Frankly, the Conservatives have been good for NFLD/Lab, and I understand that Penashue is quite popular in his riding. Given the NDP policies, NFLD/LAB would suffer greatly by high taxation, NDP policies against development along with the NDP socialist policies.

    • Eli
      March 27, 2013 - 19:31

      Vote early, vote often. The Al Capone syndrome hasn't left us. Outright cheating counts. That what you're saying S.D? God, what a joke you and those who share the same vipers nest are.

  • G.J.W.
    March 24, 2013 - 19:47

    There is no-one more arrogant than Harper. He was Policy Chief for his, Northern Foundation Party of 1989. He was linked with Christian Fundamentalists among, other very dubious Fascist links. All Dictators are arrogant, they don't even obey their own laws. Most of them belong in prison. Harper's list of degenerates working for him, is as long as his arm. Gordon Campbell, Bruce Carson, Wenzel, Parker, Front Porch Strategies, the robo-call crew, Boessenkool, Duncan, Brazeau, Porter and four others, have warrants for their arrests, now Penashue. That's the low life scum we have running this country. And, Harper is the Mafia Boss.

  • Louise
    March 24, 2013 - 10:56

    Harper seems to have many puppets. Why politicians feel like they have to say yes to this and that or better yet put down their own people ..... makes me sad to watch this .... Or is it that Harper is a "BULLY" Don't we preach about bullies? ..... yet we pay one .... All I say to this is " SUCKERS"

  • Dawn
    March 24, 2013 - 09:47

    It's all part of our Canadian Heritage thanks to Sheila Copps. Forced to keep her promise to resign if the Liberals didn't scrap the GST, she won her by-election and was then made Minister of Canadian Heritage.

  • david
    March 23, 2013 - 12:30

    Gall can only reach "new levels" with the complicity of an apathetic and easily duped/bribed electorate. In this regard, Newfoundland is 'world class'.

  • saelcove
    March 23, 2013 - 11:15

    All politicians are slime

    • SD Redgrave
      March 24, 2013 - 11:18

      Hey hey! play nice: All politicians are not slime. As long as we keep knocking the crap out of them, what kind of people can we expect to procure in elected government. To say they're all slime would have to include the most honourable and cause driven politician in Newfoundland...Lorraine Michael. I will appologise to Lorraine for your ignorance, but it would be best coming from you. Now...Be a man!

  • Fraser March
    March 23, 2013 - 10:24

    "From Sunny Blaketown" It is always amusing and entertaining to see The Telegram pontificate on the misdeeds and improper actions of others given the misuse of fact and the publishing of propaganda this media has been responsibile for over the years. Nevertheless, a free press is a requirement if we are to have a democracy. However, the ballot box is the ultimate adjudicator in a democracy. The decision of the ballot box is and has to be final even when questioned by such a moral authority as The Telegram.

    • Ken Collis
      March 24, 2013 - 00:33

      Even if the decision of the ballot box is based on cheating????

    • Pierre Neary
      March 24, 2013 - 07:52

      "Misuse of fact"? Care to be more specific where this takes place in the article?

    • Pierre Neary
      March 24, 2013 - 07:53

      "Misuse of fact"? Care to be more specific where this takes place in the article?

  • s parsons
    March 23, 2013 - 09:36

    good article. I think Mr. Penashue is getting some very poor advice on running again. Obviously, the PCs think they can buy the seat for their 'stellar' MP, but, if Mr. Penahue runs again, he will be eviscerated.

  • Susan
    March 23, 2013 - 08:37

    Sheila Copps (Liberal) promised that she would resign over an issue of conscience and her own campaign promises. When the time came though, she had to be forced out. Then she promptly ran for re-election - and the people of Hamilton voted her back in! Since the leaders of the Liberal party were pictured at the victory rallies - I'm assuming that there was approval and support for her unbelievable gall in running again. The writer of this article seemed surprised by Penashue's actions, and he drew snide conclusions about the leadership of the Conservative Party. Perhaps instead of indulging in silly assumptions about PM Harper, we could have had a little factual reporting on other politicians who have pulled the same stunt!

  • Jerome
    March 23, 2013 - 07:12

    Harper has to put a name on the ballot in the Labrador by-election, and even though there is no chance of Penashue winning, who else could they get to run? Peter Penashue will have a soft landing. Of that there is no doubt. Is there a Senate seat opening up soon or will Penashue have to settle for an appointment to a Board of some kind?