Lib­eral party in need of no­bil­ity

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Editorial -

Dear editor:

It makes sense that the Lib­eral Party of New­found­land and Labrador, given the rea­sons it cited at its re­cent con­ven­tion, would not want to re­tain our prov­ince’s cur­rent coat of arms.

It does not make sense, given the rea­sons it cited, for it to want our prov­ince to have any coat of arms at all, ex­cept that some air of no­bil­ity still clings to the idea of a coat of arms, and the Lib­er­als, like all our mod­ern politi­cians, are sorely in need of any­thing that could al­low them any sort of as­so­ci­a­tion with any­thing at all noble.

The pitcher- plant “business brand” with which Danny Wil­liams of­ten re­placed the coat of arms in govern­ment ad­ver­tis­ing ought to be quite good enough for a po­lit­i­cal party which af­ter all per­pet­u­ated Mr. Wil­liams’ most prized project com­bin­ing business and govern­ment: Muskrat Falls.

Colin Burke, Port au Port

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