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Former Speaker Roger Fitzgerald endorses Ches Crosbie for PC Leader

St. John’s, NL (December 4, 2017) – Roger Fitzgerald, former MHA for Bonavista South and Speaker for the House of Assembly, today endorsed Ches Crosbie in his bid for leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party. “Today, I am pleased to endorse Ches Crosbie to be the next leader of our...

Joseph Goudie endorses Ches Crosbie for PC Leader

St. John’s, NL (December 1, 2017) – Joseph Goudie, former MHA for Lake Melville and provincial cabinet minister, has issued the below statement today endorsing Ches Crosbie for PC Leader. “I am endorsing Ches Crosbie to be the next leader of our Progressive Conservative Party because I believe he has...

Memorial University student associations endorse Ches Crosbie for PC Leader

St. John’s, NL (November 30, 2017) – Today, the leadership of Memorial University’s official Progressive Conservative and Conservative student associations have issued the below statements endorsing Ches Crosbie as the next leader of the PC Party.  “On behalf of the executive of the Memorial University Progressive Conservatives, I am pleased...

This Is My "End In Mind"

“Start with the end in mind.” That’s a quote from famous educator and author Stephen Covey. And it’s true. We need to know where we’re going in order to get there. I don’t think Dwight Ball knew where he wanted to take Newfoundland and Labrador when he became the Liberal...

An Official Apology Ain't Magic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Labrador on Friday to apologize for the federal government’s role in the residential school system. It was an important and emotional step towards reconciliation between government and indigenous people. I’m proud to say that I played a role in getting the Prime Minister to apologize....

Former PC Cabinet Minister Dan Crummell endorses Ches Crosbie

St. John’s, NL (November 24, 2017) – Today, former provincial cabinet minister Dan Crummell has issued the below statement endorsing Ches Crosbie in his bid for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. “Many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians believe, for the first time in our history, that...

Statement from Ches Crosbie on Remembrance Day

St. John’s, NL (November 11, 2017) –  In recognition of Remembrance Day, PC Party Leadership candidate Ches Crosbie has issued the following statement:   “Today we remember the dedication, courage, and sacrifice of the men and women who have served Newfoundland and Labrador, and Canada. “We remember those who fought...

Former Premier Tom Marshall Endorses PC Leadership Candidate Ches Crosbie

St. John’s, NL (November 9, 2017) – Today, former Premier Tom Marshall has issued the following statement endorsing Ches Crosbie in his bid for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. “I am very pleased to see that Ches Crosbie has left his successful law practice in...

Important Update: PC Membership Now Open!

Important update: membership is now open for the PC Party of Newfoundland and Labrador!   Membership is open to anyone living in Newfoundland and Labrador, free of charge. All you have to do is sign up. Here are 3 reasons to sign up now:   1. It costs nothing. Zip....

The Need for a Fresh Face

Steve Kent recently accepted the job of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Mount Pearl.   He will assume the senior bureaucratic position on October 10th, leaving behind his role in provincial politics.    Steve has been involved in elected politics for half his life, spent countless hours...

Failing To Govern

Premier Dwight Ball recently spoke to reporters in St. John’s about the offshore oil industry.   He said the industry is at a critical point and that we need more exploration and investment.   He proposes… nothing. Big surprise there.   There is no well-thought out plan for the industry....

Wanted: Drivers, Guides, And Couches

There is almost always an established method, practice or program for being successful at anything--sports, public speaking, acting, you name it.   There is an established method for seeking the leadership of a political party also.   It involves the "tour". That means getting out around the province and meeting...

If I Could Play Any Character In A Movie

In a previous blog post, I mentioned that if I decide to run for Leader of the PC Party of Newfoundland and Labrador, one of my greatest challenges will be for people to get to know me.   You see, I need voters to get to know the real me...

We Must Attract Young People

Memorial’s Harris Centre recently conducted a study on the population of Newfoundland and Labrador.   It says that Newfoundland’s island population will experience “notable aging” in the next 20 years, and in most areas, the number of residents will decline.   I can’t say I’m surprised.   The whole country...

What People Say About Me

Many of you know that the theme of my “Connect with Crosbie” tour is No-BS Politics. I’ve had a lot of positive responses to this concept while visiting districts around Newfoundland and Labrador, but not everyone reacts positively to “No-BS Politics”… The truth is, a lot of people are so...

"What's Your Greatest Strength?"

“What’s your greatest strength?” is a typical question asked during job interviews. Since I’m seriously thinking about applying for the job of Leader of the PC Party of Newfoundland and Labrador, I thought it would be a good idea to contemplate my answer. If I had to pick one, I...

The Proudest Moments Of My Life

In a recent blog post, I disclosed what I think to be one of my greatest challenges in becoming the Leader of the PC Party, should I decide to run. That challenge is for people to get to know me. In effort to reveal more of my personality and values...