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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, Not Scare Them Away

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...

On The Fence With No-BS Politics? To You I Say This...

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...

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....