“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...

The Potential Cost Of The April 2017 Budget

I am going to make a prediction about the cost to the public of Newfoundland and Labrador of tomorrow’s budget, which you won’t find in the budget papers. It’s likely to cost us $100 million a year more in debt financing costs within 5 years – if we can find...

Telling It Like It Is

As you may well know, I’ve been touring the province on my “Connect with Crosbie” tour to give residents a chance to get to know me. You see, I believe that people should decide for themselves whether they think I have what it takes to be Leader of a confident...

A Cure For Government's Insane Behaviour

In a previous blog post I shared one definition for insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. We have to stop doing government the same old way. We cannot continue to spend money irresponsibly to get the same unacceptable results. Right now, we...

Our Government Is Insane

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result. That describes government in Newfoundland and Labrador! The result we keep getting is unsustainable spending for worst-in-class performance. For example, health and community services is 41 per cent of our budget. We spend more per...

Wanted: Confident Leadership

On February 15th, 2017, I announced my interest in running for the Leadership of the PC Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. I believe that people deserve a chance to get to know me so they can decide for themselves whether I have what it takes to lead the PC Party....

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...

I’m Angry, And Here’s Why

Prime Minister Harper fired me last year from the Conservative nomination for the federal district of Avalon. But getting fired by Harper is not why I'm angry. What I see happening in provincial politics is why I'm angry. Some readers of this article are PCs, some Liberals, some NDP. No...