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  • Look Deeper
    March 19, 2012 - 11:06

    What about the spouse of a cabinet minister who got a middle management government job without relevant qualifications or credentials or competition? Look deeper, you are only scratching the surface with the John Noseworthy appointment.

  • Anne
    March 19, 2012 - 07:28

    Great article Pam, please keep them coming. People need to see this stuff in print every week so they can see how sick this Conservative government really is. Mr. Noseworthy should be ashamed of himself that he could be bought for $140K, his whole career will be tarnished by this. Any respect that people had for him has now turned to contempt and the Burke and Kennedy team should give us all a break and just disappear until the next election.

  • Danny Did It Too
    March 19, 2012 - 07:27

    They All do it. Danny Williams appointed PC Party President as Chief Electoral Officer, a job at over $100 grand a year, without competition. Danny Did the same thing for Chuck Furey too. Premier Dunderdale and Shawn Skinner tried to appoint Elizabeth Matthews without competition and got it wrong.They all bloody well do it and it is wrong.

  • Ger
    March 18, 2012 - 18:29

    I am extremely disappointed with Joan Burke and her silly reason for hiring Mr. Nosewothy. The problem is not with him as such, but the fact that apparently, without advertising, he is the only one qualified for this job. This doesn't say very much for the rest of us poor unfortunates. Come on Joan, you WERE a better person than this. Please don't become another Kathy D. or Jerome " I want to be the next premier " Kennedy. 4 years is not a long time- Be your own person. People will respect you for this.

  • Gate Bait
    March 18, 2012 - 09:39

    How many decision Gates were used in Noseworthy's appointment again?I nose! Is there any real difference in this decision and the Muskrat Mine/emeria project? Except how 1 person can benefit from both shallow deals without having to PUT THEIR OWN MONEY INTO IT, after the set up was done of course, and I'm not talking about the mole in the Liberal party either. They should used their own money to profit from instead of the taxpayers. Sure one is cheaper but the government can seem to do anything these days and get away with it, look at what their harper buddies are into. And to see the contempt and lack of respect on conducting the PEOPLES bussiness in the House is cheap and unprofessional. They are being a nuisance to the people who put them there. Then we wonder why our court system as turned into such a joke. Because the same people are running the house. It's like watching one of terri french's commericials of a bad reality show on bad government. Like a donut, big on the outside and hollow in the middle and full a parc we don't need. Where would these politicians be without oil and a quick talking muskrat? Not using the oil revenues to pay for muskrat. They need a Raise and a vacation!

  • MBC
    March 18, 2012 - 08:15

    If John Noseworthy were still AG, what do you think he would say about such an appointment such as this one? I think he has lose a lot of creditability with this appointment. He could have gotten a job with a good salary by following the proper process of a competirion. Burke has shown again competence at the ministerial level and should be removed. She is qualified for what I don't know. She also allowed Jerome Kennedy make her look like a coward and a fool by releasing a private telephone message between Jim Bennett and her politicial staff.

  • Terry
    March 17, 2012 - 09:28

    I agree completely Pam. I used to support Burke. But not anymore. She has proved her incompetentence time and time again. You don't have to look far into her history in politics to see she is not respected by her underlings. They feel intimitated and on pins and needles when she is around. Wow, guess she thinks she's some good!!! Someone needs to tell her is is anything but good. She is nothing more that a self righteous, arrogant, social worker turned politician!!

  • Cyril Rogers
    March 17, 2012 - 09:09

    Well, Ms Frampton, all of the media folk in St. John's lost their journalistic courage during the reign of Danny and who didn't have the nerve to properly scrutinize the dregs of his last administration are now seeing the chickens in a new light, I suppose. It is amusing to me that anybody should be surprised at this. When you and your cohorts damned the opposition with faint praise before the last election, you gave your silent consent to this current group and helped them cement their hold on power. It is not that opposition groups didn't deserve some criticism but the problem, as I see it, is that the government's sins were largely ignored, because it would have taken too much courage to do so. Or, was it that good old investigative journalism was not in vogue? We see the same sudden realization with the Cons in Ottawa and the dawning awareness that the Harperites are indeed dictators. It seems to me that while Premier Dunderdale was seeking her loan guarantee she was also learning to emulate his dictatorial ways. Of course, she had many years before that at the hands of another good teacher.

    • JOe Ryan
      March 18, 2012 - 13:07

      Probably because this current group was an improvement over the liberal crowd that got turfed out.