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  • MBC
    December 01, 2011 - 07:56

    Didn't we vote in this incompetent government ???

  • David Day
    November 28, 2011 - 21:48

    It's kind of boils down to a management effectiveness issue. Does an organization want to address and solve problems up front and imediately or, do they want to wait till a problem festers and spend thousands if not millions covering it up and paying for potential damages. Industry in North America overall learned some time ago that the "blind eye" or "gag rule" approach to problem management was a formula to financial disaster if not ruin some time ago. The problem with the wait and see if it goes away approach is, it usually leaves a trail of human debrie and secondary damage the would have cost far less to repair if it were addressed openly and honestly up front. Too bad, the denial of wrong often does win in the short run with significant costs in secondary damages left in it's wake.

  • William Daniels
    November 28, 2011 - 19:53

    The answer is quite clear. Why bring in Whistleblower Legislation when you are afraid someone will blow the whistle on you. Felix Collins has stumbled and bumbled his way around long enough. Embarrassing to say the least. Time for the Premier to put him out of his misery.

  • Barbara Colbourne
    November 28, 2011 - 07:07

    The Ombudsman's/Citizen's Representative in NL is not really at arm's-length from the legislature. If our Ombudsman sees a situation that he feels should be investigated, all government has to do is make a Cabinet decision on it and the Ombudsman can't investigate. This was proven to us here at Long Island when we asked the Citizen's Rep. to go to bat for us when Government's Department of Transportation took away our ferry service of 28 years. The Cit. Rep. heard our case, understood the injustice and decided we had a case. When he started his investigation he was told the removal of Long Island's ferry service was a Cabinet decision and the Citizen's Representative in NL is not allowed to investigate a Cabinet decision.

  • Jack Nicholson
    November 27, 2011 - 09:02

    "You can't handle the truth." comes to mind. Mr. Wangursky, the Minister used to have final say on hiring in government departments until that was taken away because of political interference in the hiring process. Now, it is the Deputy Minister, the so-called "permanent head" professional bureaucrat who makes the final hiring decision. But when your government appoints the Deputy Minister, and the political Minister is breathing down his or her neck, has political bias been taken out? Of course not and the Williams-Dunderdale governments don't want you to know that.

  • Cyril Rogers
    November 26, 2011 - 11:40

    Mr. Wangersky....the way this government hides from any real debate, the way it tries to manipulate information in the media, the way it uses the Open Line shows.... all points to a very secretive and incompetent group of people who hide from any real scrutiny of their policies and plans. They are like Harper: using talking points that obscure the real issue; never answer a question forthrightly and directly; always be dismissive of any criticism as simply being negative. Do they have a monopoly on what is right? Do they have a monopoly on good? If so, they should not be afraid of real debate and real openness. They will never disclose anything that may make them look bad so we are left to guess and assume. We need this government to be accountable but it won't happen! Sad days for democracy!

  • John Smith
    November 26, 2011 - 09:24

    Well, this government brought back the AG...who then went on to discover much wrongdoing, and got rid of some rotten apples in government. It was the Liberals who kicked him out.