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LETTER: A little more statesman-like maybe Mr. Crosbie?

Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie greets supporters in St. John’s after the final election results Thursday night.
Progressive Conservative Leader Ches Crosbie greets supporters in St. John’s after the final election results Thursday night. - Keith Gosse

Sorry Ches, but you sounded like you had a Trump-like temper tantrum on Election Night (May 16).

It was unprofessional and selfish.

Things didn’t go your way as you expected Ches?

The 2019 provincial election was over Thursday night. The people have spoken.

Ches you, of all people, should have been statesmen-like, on election night. You should have congratulated Premier Dwight Ball, NDP Leader Allison Coffin, all the PC candidates — both winners and losers — your volunteer campaign staff and those people who put their names on the ballot. Instead of attacking the premier and the Liberal minority government Ches should have been willing to co-operate and work with both the government and his NDP and Independent colleagues.

The others leaders, Ball and Coffin, gave positive speeches by congratulating their political rivals, and appreciating the people who tirelessly work during the election campaign and the voters.

How can you, Ches, if you were elected premier, be able to represent all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians if you attack certain people who didn’t support you?
Correct me if I am wrong, but Ches Crosbie finds fault with our Lt.-Gov. Judy Foote for attending a so-called partisan function and attending her home town, in a Liberal district, during the election.

But if my memory serves me correctly Crosbie’s father, John Crosbie, during his term as Lieutenant Governor, attended a partisan PC Muskrat Falls sanction event when PC Kathy Dunderdale was premier.
Yes, I for one, accept Ches’s post-election apology.

Ches you are a good lawyer and MHA but you are sorely lacking in statesmanship skills.


Edward Sawdon,
St. John’s


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