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...

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...