- March 26, 2011 - 22:20
I think this sexism call is off. With the Cougar crash still so very fresh and with the need for safety being so much in the limelight it is no surprise at all that the appointment became an issue.
- Herb Morrison
- March 26, 2011 - 16:16
The failed attempts to appoint both Andy Wells and Elizabeth Matthews to the CNLOPB were alleged to have been politically motivated patronage appointments. It was common knowledge at the time, that then-Premier Danny Williams favoured Andy Wells for the position as head of the CNLOPB. It is alleged that the same Danny Williams orchestrated Ms. Matthews appointment to the CNLOPB before he left office last December. Neither the gender of Andy QWells or the gender of Elizabeth Matthews had anything to do with their being touted for positions on the CNLOPB or the subsequent objections raised concerning the attempts to appoint them to the CNLOPB. Concerns were raised because it was alleged that both the appointments were acts of political patronage and because it was alleged that both Andy Wells and Elizabeth Matthews klacked the necessary qualifications to serve on the CNLOPB. Sexism wasn't an issue in either case..
- Newsflash for Lana
- March 26, 2011 - 11:48
Perhaps you're not up on current events but the federal conservatives were not brought down because of the budget. Also, you seem to have forgotten about the Andy Wells fiasco CNLOPB. The only people who supported him were from St. john's and that was because they wanted him gone as mayor. Sexism isn't limited to one gender.