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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tories crushed in new polling numbers

It's polling time again - where CRA quarterly polling should be in the field.

I am satisfied however to reveal information from other scientific polling which has been taking place over the past couple of weeks.

I have seen the information myself and it's showing that the PC's are now in third place.

The information shows the Tories in the teens - chasing the NDP for second. The Liberals remain in the lead.

It also shows that support for Danny Williams as the best leader for the PC party sits at over 60% with female voters support for the former Premier at over 70%. Davis is comes in at 12% with Kent at 7%. The Tories have not taken to their new leader.

On the issue of when our next election should be - close to 50% wanted it before now or this summer while 40% are willing to wait until the fall. There is NO appetite to extend beyond September.

The polling also shows Earl McCurdy is quickly catching Paul Davis as second choice for Premier. Dwight Ball remains in the lead as choice for Premier.

If these numbers reflect reality - and I believe they do - this government does not have the moral authority to keep governing and a summer election should be held.

These polls have sampled over a thousand Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and the numbers do not look good for the PC's.

It certainly answers why MHA Sandy Collins has been trash talking on Twitter and why the NDP appears to be aiming at the Liberals.

The PC's are protesting too much about the Liberal platform - it is telling me that the numbers I have reviewed are accurate.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Something's Up in #nlpoli

Hold on to your hats Newfoundlanders and Labradorians - political news will be rocking the boat soon.

Let's see how Paul Davis clinging to power is working out.

I wonder how the killing of Don Dunphy is affecting people?

How about the budget fiasco?

Is a Muskrat going to cause a real stink/sink for the Tories.

Has the Alberta trouncing of the Tories made its way to Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Do the Tories miss Danny Williams and how do they like his replacement?

Keeping Steve Kent on the front line may be causing more erosion.

Newfoundland and Labrador Tory politics is going through tough change.

Tory times are hard times - is about to become - Tory times are past times.

Sue's Blog will be making some bold predictions before the next CRA poll.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Tory Flip-Flop on long-term care

Budget 2015 is an embarrassment. It is an acknowledgement of abject failure in the running of provincial finances.

The Tories just love to remind people regularly about the past Liberal governments and point to this and that.

So for the next week or so I will blog on what the PC's said when in Opposition. It will of course be relevant to this years budget.

Budget 2003 Loyola Sullivan expressed this point of view:

Mr. Speaker, when the government brought down its election budget just two weeks ago, they justified quadrupling the deficit and increasing the Province's debt to well over $11 billion by saying they were only listening to the will of the people. 

In that same breath, the Minister of Finance said she plans to privatize the provision of long-term care in Corner Brook Mr. Speaker, the Romanow Commission into Canada's health care system recently reported that the overwhelming majority of Canadians do not want a private health care system. My question for the Premier is this: Why is it that his government is prepared to listen to the people in order to justify its election budget, but is not prepared to listen to the people when it comes to privatizing health care? Could it be that government is only interested in listening to the people when it suits their political agenda? (emphasis added)

Good question Minister Sullivan. Now let's see if we can get Steve Kent or the Premier to answer it.

Let's all remember that this current government has enjoyed a wealth of revenues from oil and minerals that previous governments did not have. Let's all remember the majority of that wealth came from deals made by the previous Liberal administration. 

This budget must be defeated.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Somewhere Over the Budget

"Somewhere Over The Budget" "What a Wasted World"
 a Newfoundland and Labrador Lament

Somewhere over the budget
Way up high
And the dreams that you dreamed of
now will go Bye Bye

Somewhere over the budget
Blue backbenchers fly
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Dreams really don't come true ooh oh

Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the Tories are far behind me
Where trouble melts like Muskrat drops
High above Holyrood chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Oh, somewhere over the budget backbenchers fly
And the dream that you dare to,
Oh why, oh why can't I?

Well I see trees of debt and red ink too,
I'll watch them saddle me and you
And I think to myself
What a wasted world

Well I see skies of blue
And I see clouds of blue
And the light during the day
I like the dark
And I think to myself
What a darknl world

The colors of the Muskrat so clear in the sky
Are also on the faces of people passing by
I see friends clasping hands
Saying, "What did they do?"
They're really saying,  oh we're screwed.

I hear babies cry and I watch them grow,
They'll learn much more than we'll know
And I think to myself
What do they think of their world

Someday I'll wish upon a star,
Wake up where the Tories are far behind me
Where trouble melts like Muskrat drops
High above the Holyrood chimney top
That's where you'll find me

Oh, somewhere over the budget way up high
And the dream that you dare to, what oh what did they do?