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  • Maurice E. Adams
    November 16, 2012 - 14:50

    Perfectly said, once again, Maggy. I think Mr. Ball will be missing an opportunity if he does not go to the mat, and if he fails to do so he may be showing that he (and/or) his party is not up to putting the province's best interests ahead of business interests.

  • Maggy Carter
    November 16, 2012 - 14:15

    MacDonald is a very bright, capable, hard working, enterprising guy who has done well for himself in business. But what his trips across the province - and his personal polling - have no doubt alerted him to is a growing sense among the electorate here and elsewhere that big business is not only not our economic saviour, but indeed is eating away at the very core of efforts to promote sustainable long term growth. Whether intended or not, MacDonald has - by virtue in part of his rash, ill advised public support for Muskrat - allowed himself to become the poster boy for big business. In a head-on contest with the Tories, he would be pitting himself against the poster girl for big business, Kathy Dunderdale. The resulting vote split between two (non-progressive) conservative parties of the Harper model would inevitably - and perhaps ideally - allow the NDP to form a government for the first time in this province. I'm not sure Mr. Ball has the necessary credentials to return the Liberals to office but he has correctly identified the need to unify the party at the same time as broadening its base. He has displayed some skepticism toward Muskrat. If he wants to show true leadership however, he will need to go to the mats on that issue in the weeks ahead so as to leave no doubt that he, and his party, aren't closet supporters of the big business interests that are behind this high price, high risk Muskrat boondoggle.

  • saelcove
    November 16, 2012 - 10:09

    Not the liberals turn yet after the next election that way he makes Williams happy

  • Joseph Brown
    November 16, 2012 - 08:30

    As I see it Mr. MacDonald did everything the party asked of him and more. He cross crossed the province this past six months for the Party. He has spoken at party fundraisers where and where ever asked and has never shied away from stating that the timing might not be right. From my perspective , given his pro MF position, it would have been easy to not work with a Party that had a major difference of opinion, yet he continues to do so. He has bowed out a full year in advance of a leadership convention. Seems to me he has put the Party front and center by his efforts.