Statement: Government is not for sale

June 3, 2017St. John’s, NL – 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:

Labrador To Become Nuclear Waste Repository To The World?

One of the major planks of my campaign to become leader of the PC Party of Newfoundland and Labrador is the restoration of confidence in our institutions of democratic government. Evidence for existence of a crisis of confidence can be found in, among other places, the Democracy Cookbook and its serialization...

This Is My "End In Mind"

“Start with the end in mind.” That’s a quote from famous educator and author Stephen Covey. And it’s true. We need to know where we’re going in order to get there. I don’t think Dwight Ball knew where he wanted to take Newfoundland and Labrador when he became the Liberal...

An Official Apology Ain't Magic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Labrador on Friday to apologize for the federal government’s role in the residential school system. It was an important and emotional step towards reconciliation between government and indigenous people. I’m proud to say that I played a role in getting the Prime Minister to apologize....

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...