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Premier Duels With Me Over Credit Predictions

On the day before the budget, I predicted in a blog that the budget would result in a credit rating downgrade, and outlined the consequences. On April 6, 2017 the Liberal government presented its annual budget. This budget left the structural spending problem largely intact, a fact not lost on...

A No BS Prediction About The Cost Of The NL Budget

I am going to make a no BS prediction about the cost to the public of Newfoundland and Labrador of tomorrow’s budget, which you won’t find in the budget papers. It’s likely to cost us $100 million a year more in debt financing costs within 5 years – if we...

The Cold Hard Truth About The April 6th Budget

As you may well know, I’ve been touring the province on my “Connect with Crosbie” tour to give residents a chance to get to know me. You see, I believe that people should decide for themselves whether they think I have what it takes to be Leader of a confident...

A Cure For Government's Insane Behaviour

In a previous blog post I shared one definition for insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results. We have to stop doing government the same old way. We cannot continue to spend money irresponsibly to get the same unacceptable results. Right now, we have...

What Happens When There's No More Money?

Government in Newfoundland and Labrador is insane. It continues to do the same thing while expecting a different result. It continues to pour more money into inefficient systems and poorly planned projects while expecting a better outcome than the last time. To make matters much worse, the amount of money...

Our Government Is Insane

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result. That describes government in Newfoundland and Labrador. We keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. The result we keep getting is unsustainable spending for worst-in-class performance. For...

Wanted: Confident Leadership

On February 15th, 2017, I announced my interest in running for the Leadership of the PC Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. I believe that people deserve a chance to get to know me so they can decide for themselves whether I have what it takes to lead the PC Party....

The Government Leadership Crisis

The word that best describes why I am writing this blog post is “leadership”. The phrase that best describes why I am writing this blog post is “lack of leadership”. The people of Newfoundland and Labrador used to have confidence in our future and pride in our ability to play...

I’m Angry, And Here’s Why

Prime Minister Harper fired me last year from the Conservative nomination for the federal district of Avalon. But getting fired by Harper is not why I'm angry. What I see happening in provincial politics is why I'm angry. Some readers of this article are PCs, some Liberals, some NDP. No...

What the Present Liberal Government has Failed to Learn

I went on a journey to Goose Bay, Nain, Hopedale, and Cartwright in early December to help members of the Residential Schools Class Action with their applications for compensation. The Government of Canada and survivors of Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools reached a class action settlement worth over $50 million...