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  • Skeptical Cynic
    January 08, 2013 - 16:07

    As far as the voters of Avalon district are concerned, it's probably a safe bet Fabian Manning is radioactive to the extent that he'd make a pellet of weapons-grade plutonium look like one of those party novelty glow-sticks. Or more succinctly, Manning has about the same chances of getting re-elected in Avalon as Penashue has in Labrador.

  • Pierre Neary
    January 08, 2013 - 15:53

    "a faux member of Parliament, the government’s representative on the ground, and is perhaps attempting to make him a saleable candidate in any future federal election Manning might choose to contest." That’s a bit of a stretch for me. Way to generous on your part Russell. I find it hard to believe PM Harper would be dumb enough to try that futile idea again. Would he? Time for Mr. Manning to ride off into the sunset with his pension and leave us alone.

  • Aunt Lizzie
    January 08, 2013 - 15:20

    So Wangersky is now complaining because the federal Conservatives are spending too much money in our province? Or is he just bothered because it is an unelected Senator who is making the announcements? At least Manning is doing something to earn his keep. And he is not the one handing out the money - Ministers approve the spending, and Manning is simply used as a messenger because he is based here and the Conservatives have no elected MPs on the island to make these announcements. This all seems perfectly reasonable to me, but some people like Wangersky have a remarkable ability to complain no matter what.

  • saelcove
    January 08, 2013 - 13:17

    It,s a no win situation complain when they do complain when they do not

  • Doug Smith
    January 08, 2013 - 11:50

    Fabian Manning trundling around the province handing out federal government cash is a good thing, the more the better. Our provincial government is now talking about lay offs, cutbacks and tax increases. Given all the money coming in from oil they still have managed to put us in a big deficit with no end in site. We need help and if Mr. Manning is going to help why don’t we let him? The accusation that the federal Conservatives are trying to set Manning up as a saleable candidate for the next election is probably true but so what, who cares? All politicians promise us things and if they didn’t we wouldn’t vote for them. Doug Smith, GFW

  • Maurice E. Adams
    January 08, 2013 - 06:48

    There is nothing very subtle about being bribed with your own money. Whether appointed or not, this is not the kind of work that a Senator is supposed to be doing, in effect, political campaigning ---- paid for by taxpayers.