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  • Ed. Anstey
    January 04, 2014 - 11:13

    hopefully we will remember the arrogance of this government in 2015.

  • Cashin Delaney
    December 31, 2013 - 14:29

    Welcome to Newfoundland Mr. Wangersky. Now that you finally have shook off the jet-lag of 10 years, why not now go get some journalism out of your journalists. You have good journalists writing useless news. Students writing columns, and nobody providing journalistic insight. The little you personally muster up is on holidays. During the on-time, you give us wind, waves, flowers, trees, dog poop, pop cans, quiet retreats, eco-ponderings of little substance. There is no shame in giving up this position to concentrate on your personal writing. I propose a theory that you are being paid to keep out the effective ones.

  • Corporate Psycho
    December 29, 2013 - 10:13

    This Premier has gotten in trouble before for ignoring the tendering act while she was a Minister under Danny. In 2006 she threw Joan Cleary under the bus for not tendering a contract in Bull Arm after the story broke. Again she thumbs her nose at the tendering act. Something stinks big time here.

  • saelcove
    December 28, 2013 - 12:58

    These people do realize it,s the tax payer that elects them

  • DON II
    December 28, 2013 - 10:37

    As usual, Russell Wangersky has spoken truth to power and the people should pay very close attention to what he is saying. It appears that the Government of Newfoundland has much to hide from the scrutiny of the media and the people. The passage of Bill 29 gave the Ministers and bureaucrats in the Government of Newfoundland the legislated cover they needed to cover their tracks even more effectively. I have been told that access to information laws were "problematic" for the Government and the bureaucracy and had to be reigned in. It appears that the Ministers and the bureaucracy now have the ability to use their discretion to ignore legislative imperatives such as "shall" and arbitrarily interpret "shall" to mean "If I feel like releasing all of the requested information I will, or maybe not. If I don't want to I won't. I can choose to interpret the access request as being "frivolous" and refuse to process it. It appears that there are numerous very questionable files held in secrecy inside the Government of Newfoundland and it will require a lot of "sunshine" to disinfect a Government that operates more like the former Soviet KGB secret intelligence and spy service than an elected Government of a Canadian Province! Hopefully, the "sunshine" will be in huge supply in 2015 and it will shine brightly on the politicians and bureaucrats who are behind the ruthless, unethical, anti democratic and possibly unlawful actions of this Government!

  • Kev
    December 28, 2013 - 10:30

    Cue the PCs whining about their "unfair" rap for secrecy in 5 4 3...

  • Joe
    December 28, 2013 - 09:18

    Newfoundland needs its own Charboneau enquiry. It's as simple as that!