"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Constitutional Law 101

From the desk of that noted constitutional scholar, the Hon. Kathy Blunderdale, as recorded by Roger Pike:
Kathy Dunderdale, Natural Resources Minister: "The average salary at the mill was around $70,000 a year and most I suspect lived closely to the edge of that envelope. There is certainly not anything available in training or make work projects that would offer anything close to those kinds of wages, so we need the federal government to step up here in terms of a stimulus package.
The federal government?

You mean — the province has absolutely no jurisdiction whatsoever over stimulating packages?


The resource is under provincial jurisdiction, and now, thanks to Our Dear Expropriation, is under provincial management... but it's up to Uncle Ottawa to mop up the financial mess like some sort of mystical fiscal ShamWow?

What a mighty odd view of the constitution, and the roles of the federal and provincial government, from such a Proud, Strong, Determined government whose Proud, Strong, Determined Premier so fervently wishes to "harness the desire among Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to cultivate greater cultural, financial and moral autonomy vis-à-vis Ottawa"


At 11:30 PM, January 15, 2009 , Blogger WJM said...

No, sure is a different story when you don't have the courage to put you real name or email address to your convictions.

Come back when you grow some courage, or drink some, "Steve".


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