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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....

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...

Statement: Government influence should not be for sale

St. John’s, NL (June 5, 2017) – Following a report that Dwight Ball and his Liberal cabinet ministers will be participating in a private, cash-for-access fundraiser, Ches Crosbie has issued the following statement:   “I strongly object to Dwight Ball’s decision to participate in an event which advertises special access...

Has The Time Come For No-BS Politics?

The phrase No-BS politics gets attention, doesn’t it? Ways of saying much the same thing would include “straight talk” and “telling it like it is”. But No-BS leaves no room for doubt – it means that the person who lays claim to such political speech holds truth as a high...

Letter To The Editor

A recent Letter to the Editor at the St. John’s Telegram titled “PCs reduced to motley crew” by Tom Hawco gave a scathing review of PC politicians. Hawco doesn’t have anything positive to say. It starts out hurling insults at former leaders, then it goes on to say that those...

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...