We Must Attract Young People

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...

What People Say About Me

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...