Website Banner 500.jpgThe Telegram Telegram - Patrick ButlerList of the latest articles from this category./Author-Patrick-Butler/6616/5Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:26:09 -0500Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:26:09 -0500enA ferry is a ferry, 16 Mar 2015 04:40:57 -0400Ferry service in this province can be unreliable. If you depend on a boat to get you where you need to go, you are completely at the mercy of the vessel and the weather. The run between Portugal Cove and Bell Island is no different. pictures, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 -0500They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But for federal cabinet ministers, pictures are also worth millions of dollars. is the monument to Aboriginal Peoples?, 16 Feb 2015 04:33:02 -0500Here in Ottawa, the feds have planned a new Memorial to the Victims of Communism with construction to begin later his year. Should things proceed as planned, it’ll end up in the heart of the national capital on a 5,000-square-metre patch of grass between the Supreme Court and Library and ... versus competence, 09 Feb 2015 04:44:06 -0500“Party Leaders are People Too” — a poll Abacus Data released last week — is the type of survey people might roll their eyes at.’s uphill climb, 02 Feb 2015 04:31:00 -0500This fall’s election will be an uphill battle for federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. Canadians head to the polls in a few months, but he and the New Democrats continue to trail far behind the Liberals and Conservatives. or old, Bill 42 still misses the mark, 26 Jan 2015 04:44:39 -0500Last week, Paul Davis said cutting 10 seats — more than 20 per cent of MHAs — from the House of Assembly would save the government about $2.5 million a year. tough pill to swallow, 19 Jan 2015 04:44:31 -0500Both Newfoundland and Labrador and Alberta will face belt-tightening provincial budgets this year. months too late, 12 Jan 2015 04:42:20 -0500Lorraine Michael’s tenure as leader of the NDP saw the party reach new heights in public support, then — in the last 14 months — plummet back to its traditional third-place stomping grounds. After reaching new strata in opinion poll numbers, October 2013 saw the NDP’s presence in the House of ... goes nothing, 05 Jan 2015 04:32:00 -0500Five days into 2015 and my New Year’s resolution is still going strong. too soon, 29 Dec 2014 04:41:34 -0500I didn’t know Zachary Tobin or his parents — I graduated from high school a couple of years before he started. But my heart broke when I found out what happened to him. solutions, 22 Dec 2014 04:34:00 -0500The Foxtrap Access Road is one of the busiest roads in Conception Bay South. And like most roads in the community, it doesn’t have any sidewalks., the moral superpower?, 15 Dec 2014 04:46:58 -0500As Canadians, we’re proud of who we are. But we’re equally proud of who we’re not. Canucks, big and small, are notoriously unapologetic about our superiority complex with regards to Americans. and words, 08 Dec 2014 04:38:00 -0500Last Monday, federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq got a thrashing from opposition parties for reading a newspaper instead of paying attention during question period.