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  • Scott Free
    April 27, 2012 - 08:45

    Well written Mr. Jones and yes, we should be very cautious not to mimmick too much of our right-wing cousins and republicans of the north. And, John Smith...I must correct you; democracy is dead in NL and dying in all of Canada, thanks to Prorougie Steve and Little Man Dan and his Dunderdales dimwits and bobbleheads. Contempt of parliament on the national stage, the house rarely opened provincially; corruption abounds within the Con Party of Canada and within that secret society known as the Con Party of NL. Political patronage appointments of the lowest order and plum senate paybacks are vile and disgusting; and on and on in the life of the Republican North.

  • Christopher Chafe
    April 27, 2012 - 08:19

    Mr Jones correct me if I am wrong but ain't Alberta, the richest province in Canada, they have the highest disposable income, they have the highest gross earnings on average, they have NO SALES TAX they have the lowest unemployment rate in Canada. So ya it's no wonder they vote for the Progressive Conservative's. Also if it wasn't for BIG BAD Alberta and their Conservative government Newfoundland & Labrador would be pretty much a welfare destitute province!

    • Holden
      April 27, 2012 - 10:53

      So what is the connection with all these "benefits" and the Progressive Conservatives,, oh yes, I see the Oil Companies own that Party.

    • Melvin
      April 27, 2012 - 13:40

      Actually Alberta was a have-not province until the 30's after they discovered oil. I guess god put it there because they worked sooo hard for it.

    • David
      April 27, 2012 - 18:37

      Melvin: More people in Alberta have accomplished monumentally more with the opportunities presented them from oil than will ever even be conceived of in Newfoundalnd....same oil, different life outlook and work ethic. Fact.

  • Chicken Little
    April 27, 2012 - 08:13

    Is the sky is not falling as Jones claims. He seems to have a memory to recall Alberta political history but not the political history of this province. The words " arrogance and condescension" were used to describe the previous Liberal government (14 years in power), and the Tory government before them (17 years in power) and the Liberal government before that (22 years in power). Notice that the trend has been towards shorter periods of power by a party. If the Liberals get a good leader for the next election then that trend may continue.

  • John Smith
    April 27, 2012 - 07:31

    All I can say Mr. Jones is we have a system here...it's called democracy. You must have heard of it. People all go out and vote for a person or a party, and who ever gets the most votes wins. It's a crappy system...to be sure, yet it is the best one human kind has come up with so far.Perhaps you would rather live in North Korea, or Cuba?

  • Pierre Neary
    April 27, 2012 - 07:18

    The Harper Government has gone so right it can't see the horizon anymore.