- Don Sturge
- April 21, 2013 - 16:04
Speaking about consolidation /amalgamation, I wonder how the Dunderdale Govermment would feel if the Prime Minister were to consolidate the 4 Provincial Governments of Atlantic Canada NL, PEI, NS and NB without any consultations and opportunity for input regarding how this new Government entity would be functioning. Lets face it, it would be a great cost saving measure.The Prime Minister could establish satalite offices in St. John's, Charlotetown, Saint John, and Halifax. Given that the majority of people live in the Halfax area, then that would be the best place to establish the New main Government Office.This is where the Prime Minister could establish the main centre for financial matters, and deal with the main functions of government operations. By the way the Prime Minister wil appoint his people from Atlantic Canada to run this new Government. All elected MHAs,etc. in each of the Provinces will no longe needed as of the end of summer. There will be no problem having this new Govermmeng up and running for September 2013. The main rationale for this move of consolidation is the continued decline in the population of Atlantic Canada. The Prime Minister has given a great deal of thought to this move and believes it is the time to bring about such a move.
- April 11, 2013 - 14:59
when we voted to end denominational education in Newfoundland we were told that all our problems concerning education would be behind us.. strange how Governments manage to screw things up on a regular and consistent basis.
- Cuts to Public Libraries
- April 05, 2013 - 08:18
School boards have been doing so well for so long, I doubt whether those juggernauts stand to suffer all that much. Restructuring will likely make them more efficient. I am much more concerned about the cuts to public libraries in light of all the services and programs it makes (or made) available to the public for free. That kind of value-added benefit can't be found anywhere else in this modern world where everything costs. Think of a public library as an internet cafe, bookstore, and DVD store all rolled into one - and those are just some of the bare basics. School gives you an education. Public libraries support lifelong learning, self-help, and leisure. In Corner Brook, Marc Thackray and the Corner Brook local library board have the guts to speak out against these cuts, unlike the provincial board that oversees all public libraries in the province. It appears they've accepted these cuts against public libraries without a peep, so as to "advise" library system directors on where to make those cuts and go against its own mandate written into provincial law. In doing that, they've helped facilitate a serious blow against quality of life in Newfoundland and Labrador. These cuts and lay-offs (and the ones to come) stand to cripple our public libraries. And they won't help the deficit one iota since our libraries operate on such a small budget to begin with.