On Jan. 9, James McLeod had an article titled “PCs plan their approach.”
In that article, the Progressive Conservatives blamed their demise on Kathy Dunderdale, which is far from the truth. The downturn started under Danny Williams. When he was out of the province, Minister Charlene Johnson started a process to drive between 8,000 and 9,000 gravel pit campers and cabin owners off the land, and when he came back Danny wasn’t too happy about it, but the deed was done. It wasn’t too long after that a byelection was called in White Bay North — one of the first districts Danny campaigned in, for Trevor Taylor and was able to win it for the PCs — and it was the first one the PCs lost. From then on it was all downhill.
Every member of the PC party was responsible for its demise. When they won 44 of 48 seats they thought they had the divine right to do as they saw fit and brought in many laws that penalized people; laws that were passed because you all voted for them.
Before you blame any one person, look in the mirror. The voters are smarter than you think.
Capt. Wilfred Bartlett, retired
Green Bay South