With the entry of multi-millionaire businessman Frank Coleman joining multi-millionaire businessman Bill Barry in the race to become PC party leader and premier there appears to be two areas of concerns regarding these contenders that the voters need made public.
The PC government and PC party or the two candidates should have no difficulty releasing the required information as the recent throne speech made clear, ‚ÄúWe believe much more information should be disclosed to the public even before it was requested.‚ÄĚ
That being the case, the voters of the province have the right to know, what government grants, loans, subsidies, loan guaranties, fishing quotas, paving contracts, or monopolies; in short, any and all dealings that Bill Barry and Frank Coleman or their respective companies had or have with the provincial government.
The other area of concern for voters would be whether the children of these two men were educated in the provincial education system and do they, Mr. Barry and Mr. Coleman, support the provincial education system as it now stands.
These are powerful men as seen in the fact that no MHAs past or present were willing to challenge them for the premiership. We, the voters need to know all we can about these, would be premiers.