- Cyril Rogers
- December 02, 2012 - 22:02
JAY...I stand corrected and apologize for my factual error on the event that led to Crosbie, Wells, and Hickman(?), crossing to floor to sit as Independents. My point though was meant to illustrate that when something is clearly questionable and being handled in a dictatorial manner, members of the HOA have a moral duty to stand up and be counted. In my opinion, this is too important to be a partisan issue and I am sure some of these PC members must have serious concerns.
- December 02, 2012 - 07:35
Cyril, Please check your facts. The Upper Churchill deal was passed unanimously in the Provincial House of Assembly. That unanimous consent should probably illustrate how useless debates in the House really are. The impetus for John Crosbie and Clyde Wells to leave the Liberal party in the late 60s was the debate over financing arrangements with John Shaheen for the Come by Chance oil refinery . Of course, Crosbie also lost a leadership bid to Smallwood around that time, as well, but I wouldn't want to bore the readers with a detailed history of that time.
- Cyril Rogers
- December 01, 2012 - 09:30
When the Upper Churchill was being debated, we saw three members of Joey's government cross the floor because they thought, and knew, it was a bad deal. All three went on to prominence in politics and law. Where are the three(or more) wise ones in this legislature that have the integrity to stand up and say I respect my people and my province too much to be "railroaded" into voting for the most wasteful project this province has ever seen.? Where are they? Steve Kent? Paul Lane? Surely there is somebody on the government side who can see this debacle for what it is! Sadly, the Upper Churchill looks good compared to this!