They’re all out to get him
Our Dear Premier kicks off the tissue boxes, puts on his nice shoes, goes before the microphone, and spouts, um, this:
It’s also interesting to note the media that is coming out of New Brunswick directly. It would be worthwhile looking at seeing who owns some of the print media and some of the broadcast media.Yeah, who owns the print media and broadcast media in New Brunswick?
Now for something completely different!
Apropos of nothing in particular, J.D. Irving Ltd. of Saint John, New Brunswick, has donated $8,900 to the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2003 (inclusive).
This sum includes a $5,000 contribution in the 2008 filing year, figures which were just recently released by Elections Newfoundland and Labrador. That $5,000 is one of the largest single political contributions in the 2008 records, and the largest that J.D. Irving has given to the PC Party since records have been made available on the intertubes.
During that same time period, Irving has given exactly nothing to any other provincial party, or, in words that some might find easier to understand, goose egg. The last time they did was a decade ago, during the 1999 election campaign ($10,000 to the Liberals, $2000 to Liberal candidate Kelvin Parsons.)
Since ODP became leader of The Party in 2001, individual Irving operators have donated an additional $800 to the party’s coffers or the election campaigns of individual election or by-election candidates, including to John Babb and Dave Denine in the 2003 general election, and to the PC by-election candidate in 2001 in Humber West.