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  • Polly
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    Mr. Lane please elaborate .

    Cultural plan------?

    Poverty reduction strategy ---- ?

    Energy plan ---- Do we have one ?

    IT for government ---- how does that help the average citizen ?

    immigration strategy ------ isn't that Federal ?

    Budget surpluses ----- are we not running a deficit for the foreseeable future ?

    Award-winning tourism campaigns --- has there been a noticeable increase in tourism statistics ?

    This is a nice list of buzzwords , but these , do not a LEADER make .

    I want to see tangible evidence .

  • Dave
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Great piece, Mr. Wakeham. Particularly your last point that the Premier has no need to get so uptight.

    To Polly Pickford: Tuition freeze; cultural plan; red tape reduction; investment in R&D; poverty reduction strategy; energy plan; massive improvement of IT use for government services; immigration strategy; budget surpluses; huge investment in education; award-winning tourism campaigns...

    Yeah, he has an embarrassing temper that does harm where it doesn't need to, but he's not just popular because he stands up to the fed. He's actually a dang good leader.

  • Audacity
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    John Crosbie on This Hour Has 22 minutes:

    The CBC can kiss my arse!

  • July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    CBC was also admonished when a radio journalist used the word DIVORCED in a senetence about the Premier.

    If he is divorced, what is the big deal? Fifty-two per cent of marriages end in divorce so it is nothing unique to Danny Williams.

    It won't cost him any votes or popularity.

  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    cultural plan = repackaging of funding announcements that any provincial government would make anyway; red tape reduction = why hasn't the Minister of Business published a list of the ''red tape'' requirements the government has supposedly reduced?; investment in R&D = like Kodiak footwear?; poverty reduction strategy = repackaging, see above, and has it actually reduced poverty?; energy plan = the energy plan that is centred around one imaginary project (the so-called Lower Churchill) and several expropriated ones?; massive improvement of IT use for government services = and why has that been centralized under control of executive council?; immigration strategy = how's that working, anyway?, given that net international immigration is basically unchanged from any time in the past two decades?; budget surpluses = now budget deficits, despite the oil and Voisey's Bay revenues from deals which pre-date Danny (and which he used to denounce as ''giveaways''); award-winning tourism campaigns = which look great on TV, has tourism actually gone up?

  • W
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Greg from Edmonton, Alberta writes: CBC was also admonished when a radio journalist used the word DIVORCED in a senetence about the Premier.

    = = =

    1) Actually the D-word was used by a GUEST on the radio.

    2) CBC was ''admonished'', in the passive... by whom?

  • Polly
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    The premier is still immensely popular, has done more things right than wrong, and should keep his disgust with journalists like Gullage (and commentators like me) buried.
    Perhaps its part of the addictive power trip ------ For those of us who happen to be naive on the subject , will someone please compose a list of all the good this premier has done . I am hard-pressed to find much in the way of tangible good . Please don't start the list with the Atlantic Accord .....

  • Polly
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    Mr. Lane please elaborate .

    Cultural plan------?

    Poverty reduction strategy ---- ?

    Energy plan ---- Do we have one ?

    IT for government ---- how does that help the average citizen ?

    immigration strategy ------ isn't that Federal ?

    Budget surpluses ----- are we not running a deficit for the foreseeable future ?

    Award-winning tourism campaigns --- has there been a noticeable increase in tourism statistics ?

    This is a nice list of buzzwords , but these , do not a LEADER make .

    I want to see tangible evidence .

  • Dave
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    Great piece, Mr. Wakeham. Particularly your last point that the Premier has no need to get so uptight.

    To Polly Pickford: Tuition freeze; cultural plan; red tape reduction; investment in R&D; poverty reduction strategy; energy plan; massive improvement of IT use for government services; immigration strategy; budget surpluses; huge investment in education; award-winning tourism campaigns...

    Yeah, he has an embarrassing temper that does harm where it doesn't need to, but he's not just popular because he stands up to the fed. He's actually a dang good leader.

  • Audacity
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    John Crosbie on This Hour Has 22 minutes:

    The CBC can kiss my arse!

  • July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    CBC was also admonished when a radio journalist used the word DIVORCED in a senetence about the Premier.

    If he is divorced, what is the big deal? Fifty-two per cent of marriages end in divorce so it is nothing unique to Danny Williams.

    It won't cost him any votes or popularity.

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    cultural plan = repackaging of funding announcements that any provincial government would make anyway; red tape reduction = why hasn't the Minister of Business published a list of the ''red tape'' requirements the government has supposedly reduced?; investment in R&D = like Kodiak footwear?; poverty reduction strategy = repackaging, see above, and has it actually reduced poverty?; energy plan = the energy plan that is centred around one imaginary project (the so-called Lower Churchill) and several expropriated ones?; massive improvement of IT use for government services = and why has that been centralized under control of executive council?; immigration strategy = how's that working, anyway?, given that net international immigration is basically unchanged from any time in the past two decades?; budget surpluses = now budget deficits, despite the oil and Voisey's Bay revenues from deals which pre-date Danny (and which he used to denounce as ''giveaways''); award-winning tourism campaigns = which look great on TV, has tourism actually gone up?

  • W
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Greg from Edmonton, Alberta writes: CBC was also admonished when a radio journalist used the word DIVORCED in a senetence about the Premier.

    = = =

    1) Actually the D-word was used by a GUEST on the radio.

    2) CBC was ''admonished'', in the passive... by whom?

  • Polly
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    The premier is still immensely popular, has done more things right than wrong, and should keep his disgust with journalists like Gullage (and commentators like me) buried.
    Perhaps its part of the addictive power trip ------ For those of us who happen to be naive on the subject , will someone please compose a list of all the good this premier has done . I am hard-pressed to find much in the way of tangible good . Please don't start the list with the Atlantic Accord .....