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 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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...