No faith in Dun­derdale; her govern­ment

The Compass - - OPINION -

For years our govern­ment was elected by the peo­ple, for the peo­ple. Pre­mier Kathy Dun­derdale saw to it that this will be no more the day govern­ment passed Bill 29.

My feel­ing is govern­ment is now telling me to make sure I vote but it is none of my busi­ness what hap­pens af­ter.

Why Bill 29, Kathy? Doesn’t ev­ery per­son in New­found­land and Labrador de­serve to know how their tax dollars are be­ing spent?

A demo­crat is some­one who be­lieves in so­cial and po­lit­i­cal equal­ity. There is no equal­ity be­ing shown in our present govern­ment.

I know that Bill 29 was passed to keep in­for­ma­tion from the Op­po­si­tion, but it is time for govern­ment to re­al­ize there are a lot of peo­ple who mark their “X” who would like the in­for­ma­tion. You are not very smart, pre­mier, and I do be­lieve that knob on your shoul­der is just there to keep your ears apart.

Boy, we are in a bad state with re­gards to a govern­ment to carry us through.

Be­fore the last bud­get was brought down the for­mer fi­nance min­is­ter, Mr. (Tom) Mar­shall, fore­casted we would be in the hole an ex­tra bil­lion-and-a-half dollars come bud­get time.

Though we had a change of fi­nance min­is­ters and Mr. ( Jerome) Kennedy tells us Mr. Mar­shall is all wrong, we will only be half-a-bil­lion down come bud­get time. Mr. Kennedy pulled $1 bil­lion out of the govern­ment rab­bit’s hat.

Then we look at our min­is­ter of jus­tice, Mr. (Darin) King — a real brain wave. He is ed­u­cated, yes. Know­ing how and when to use it, no. That man is a dead loss to his govern­ment and his prov­ince.

For any min­is­ter to hold a po­si­tion and then lay off a ma­jor­ity of the em­ploy­ees in his depart­ment un­der him, only to have to go out a month later and hire the same peo­ple back. What does that tell you about the min­is­ters in our govern­ment?

Pre­mier Dun­derdale, I just fin­ished lis­ten­ing to the news about how you and your govern­ment are slip­ping in the polls. What else can be ex­pected from the way you are con­trol­ling, and hav­ing things closed down so bad no one else can get the an­swers they are look­ing for? — Moses Bar­rett writes from

Spa­niard’s Bay

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