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My Biggest Challenge In Becoming Leader

My parents always say that if there’s a difficult path to take, I’ll take it. What can I say… I’m attracted to challenge! If I decide to run for Leader of the PC Party, there’s no question that it will be challenging. Politics is a game with its own set...

Why The Public Is So Skeptical Of Politicians

I don’t have to tell you that people are skeptical of politicians. Newspaper headlines feature assertions of distrust, lying, and deceit during any given week. Why is the public so skeptical of politicians?  In my opinion, it’s because all too often the public feels like it has been hoodwinked. A...

Liberals Dither Again On Muskrat Falls Investigation

The terms forensic audit and public inquiry are forms of investigation which have been tossed about in connection with Muskrat Falls, most recently in a rare summer sitting of the legislature Tuesday.  Premier Ball and the Liberal government say they are unwilling to order a forensic audit until after the...

The Book I'm Reading

I’m currently reading Ted Rowe’s biography of Sir Robert Bond.  Bond was a politician in the late 1800s in Newfoundland. He was Prime Minister of the colony in the first few years of the 20th century.  Rowe’s byline to the book says what he thinks of Bond – The Greatest...

I Believe In Celebrating Accomplishments, But…

Last week the Liberal government issued a news release celebrating a steady credit rating for Newfoundland and Labrador. Premier Dwight Ball said that the stable credit rating is a vote of confidence for his government’s financial plan. I believe in celebrating accomplishments, but this is nothing to celebrate… The Liberal...

We Can't Afford To Wait

Just a few days ago, journalists asked Premier Dwight Ball if he would commence a forensic audit of the out-of-control Muskrat Falls project. The question came after former premier Brian Peckford called for an immediate forensic audit to get to the bottom of the project’s ballooning price-tag and lack of...

Tour Update: For The Privilege Of This Leadership

Don't let it be said, whatever the future brings, that I didn't work for the Leadership of the PC party of Newfoundland and Labrador. I have been travelling the province, actively assessing my prospects for the privilege of this leadership position, since November 2016. In February 2017, I announced my...

The Real Problem With Our Liberal Government

In February 2017 I announced my interest in running for Leader of the PC Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. That means this is my 6th month visiting communities across the province on my “Connect with Crosbie” exploratory tour. I’ve visited most of the districts in Newfoundland and Labrador already (which...

What Makes Me Different

I’ve met and spoken with hundreds of people on my “Connect with Crosbie” tour across Newfoundland and Labrador. Most of them have the same complaint about government. Basically, the Liberal government is failing to govern. The Premier and his MHAs are always reacting to problems instead of preventing problems before...

Why I'm Living Life Without Regret

I believe in living life without regret. You’ve got to look to the future and you’ve got to have goals. That’s why I’m interested in running for Leader of the PC Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. You see, this province is in a perilous straight. People are justifiably losing faith...

The Biggest Political Issue Of Our Time

There is one issue in Newfoundland and Labrador more critical than any other. It’s not potholes. It’s not taxation. And no, it’s not even the Muskrat Falls project. Although people have legitimate concerns about each of those issues, the biggest political issue of our time is much broader in scope....

If I Could Meet Any Historical Figure

Sir Winston Churchill is one of my favourite historical figures. He was a spectacular orator, mobilizing the English language and sending it into battle during the Second World War. He gave the best defence of democracy I know – that it is the worst possible system of government, except for...

My 5 Favourite Politicians Of All Time

Who you admire can reveal a lot about you. Maybe you have an older sibling who is a strong influence in your life – someone you look up to and emulate. We can therefore discern that you have similar values as your sibling. Or perhaps you’re a big Wayne Gretzky...

The Proudest Moments Of My Career

People sometimes ask me how I started doing personal injury law. The truth is, I did a bit of everything when I started working as a lawyer – real estate, business law, wills and estates, etc. My very first personal injury client changed the course of my career. She was...

Great Politicians All Have This Quality

If there’s one characteristic that successful entrepreneurs have in common, it’s persistence. Good consultants are those who listen before advising. Successful lawyers tend to have strong communications skills. Exceptional business people are great with numbers. A few years ago, I asked my father, former politician John Crosbie, “What quality makes...

Statement: Recognizing Memorial Day and Celebrating Canada 150

St. John’s, NL (July 1, 2017) – In recognition of Memorial Day, and Canada 150 celebrations, Ches Crosbie has issued the following statement: "Today is the 101st anniversary of Beaumont Hamel, the bloodiest battle of the First World War. Eight hundred and ten young men from the Newfoundland Regiment were called out...

“Why Do You Want To Be Leader?”

When someone intends to run for Leader of a political party, there are a few natural and immediate questions that arise. “Why?” is one of them. Speaking with people all over Newfoundland and Labrador on my “Connect with Crosbie” exploratory tour has validated my reasons for wanting to become Leader...

The Highest Form Of Leadership

It's been said that the highest form of leadership is to bring out the best qualities and the best performance in other people on your team. I'd like to think that if I ever received vote of confidence from the PC party members -- if I ever received a vote...

How A Political Campaign Can Be Shattered

We probably all come up with reasons as to how it was Donald Trump became President. Now, a long book called "Shattered, Inside Hilary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign" is available to tell you the deets. The title refers to how Clinton was meant to shatter the glass ceiling and become the...