February 20, 2017

The Government Leadership Crisis

The people of Newfoundland and Labrador used to have confidence in our future and pride in our ability to play an important role in the future of Canada. Our outlook seemed bright.

I am distressed as I watch the confidence and hope of our fellow citizens disappear.

Premier Dwight Ball says we have a financial crisis, but he projects little confidence about plans to deal with this crisis. His most recent moves have been to raise taxes on incomes, services, and gasoline and impose the country’s only book tax. And he tried to increase the size of MHA’s pensions in December when no one was looking!

Our greatest crisis is a government leadership crisis.

No one feels confident about the future of Newfoundland and Labrador anymore. This is the result of a leadership crisis. The Liberal government has lost control over our future. This is the result of a leadership crisis. People are nervous and discontented about jobs and the economy. This is the result of a leadership crisis.

It is because of the lack of leadership in government that I am considering a run for the leadership of the PC Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. I will be spending the next few months travelling throughout the province speaking with PC Party members and members of the general public.

Our province deserves leadership that is independent of connections to past governments, leadership that is free to conduct government faster, better, cheaper, safer – and leadership that can meet the test of attracting educated young people to make this the place where they want to create their future.

I have been described in the press as “one of most disciplined and aggressive lawyers in the province”, who “virtually pioneered the class action lawsuit”, winning awards for many of our most vulnerable citizens. I also know when the time is right to compromise and settle. I want to bring the same discipline to political leadership, along with aggression where needed and the ability to compromise when required, always conscious of the impact of policy on the disadvantaged and vulnerable.

The leadership vote won’t be for many months. Party members and members of the public deserve a chance to get to know me and decide for themselves whether I have the right qualities to lead confidently in a crisis. Will you help me explore how confident leadership could bring hope and optimism back to our citizens?

If so, click here then enter your details so that we can have a discussion about how to bring hope and optimism back to our province.

Don’t worry, I won’t spam your inbox with unwanted news like some politicians do. My emails will contain relevant information that you will want to read – the insider’s scoop that you won’t get from the media.

Click here then enter your details to stay in touch as I form a vision and plan to bring back hope and optimism to our province.

I appreciate your interest.


Ches Crosbie

P.S. To get updates on where I’ll be, when I’ll be there, and how you can meet me during my tour across the province, click and fill out the short form. I look forward to meeting you.