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  • Ron Tizzard
    October 28, 2012 - 09:16

    Minister, I am prepared to accept YOUR statement, albeit from your very 'comfortable pew', and still with some trepidation i.e. that "Our government does not play politics with the health of our residents". That's only because I trust you, personally i.e. from your personal hands-on, eyes-on government perspective that 'government does not play politics with the health, globally, of our residents'. But, let me say, from my very PERSONAL experience with 'some' very highly placed Bureaucrtes and several Ministers, through time, and they are still there, that the 'THE VIRUS OF DISTRUST" in this province on the part of the residents, towards elected representatives is founded on a solid foundation of (their) personal experience. Generally, people who go public with their concerns i.e. on the radio, in the Telegram etc., are 'normal people, WITH LEGITIMATE CONCERNS', driven, forced to go public and position themselves to be depicted as selfish '**** disturbers, with baseless concerns. More often than not, these people just need to be heard, should be heard, with some semblence of respect. My personal saga, encounter with 'politicians, Ministers, their minions etc., etc. wuld be a classic to read. Final note, sometimes, I am beginning to believe, that there are some highly placed bureaucrats and Ministers who are very gullible, walking through 'terms of office' wearing 'rose coloured glasses', otherwise they would be resigning positions, or medicating themselves with sleeping pills, tagamet, or some other variety of gastric disorder remedy. Minister, somehow, I trust you, personally i.e. that you mean well; that said, people continue to be dismissed by some very conscienceless Ministers, and their minions of government. One could argue that the highest levels of government operate form a 'pack-mentality' i.e. one for all, and all for one'.

  • W McLean
    October 16, 2012 - 14:56

    "Our government does not play politics with the health of our residents." How quickly they forget the Straits and White Bay North by-election...

    • Ben
      October 16, 2012 - 17:39

      If you are talking about the air ambulance you should research that a little further.

  • Nothing could be further....
    October 16, 2012 - 10:14

    Absolutely, And while we're on the topic of honest and upstanding, does anybody want to buy a bridge?