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

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Mr Speaker, do your job (XXIV)

From Monday, the regular dose of fealty by Tom Marshall, uninterrupted by the occupant of the chair:
MR. MARSHALL: The Budget that we released, Mr. Speaker, on March 29 was the seventh Budget of the Williams government, continuing our substantial investments in economic stimulus in health care and in education. ... Mr. Speaker, this would be a good time for us to go back and look at the situation we found ourselves in when the Williams government first came into office. We had many, many years of deficits; many, many years of deficit after deficit after deficit. ... Smart investment, strategic planning and the resolve of Premier Williams to fight for the people of this Province is paying off for you and me today, but it will pay off more importantly for our children tomorrow. ... Premier Williams’ vision is a vision of self-reliance for this Province.
And from today, the scripted bit of unparliamentary flattery from some Minister or another. Really, at this point, does it matter what their names are? It would make it easier on everyone if we just started referring to them by number; here's good ol' 42:
This year’s Hall of Fame inductees: Mr. Fred Cahill, Mr. Gordon Manstan, and Great Big Sea were acknowledged for their business excellence and their contribution to Newfoundland and Labrador. They also joined an impressive list of the who’s who from the Province’s business community - a list of more than sixty prominent Newfoundlanders and Labradorians such as the Lieutenant-Governor, John Crosbie, the late Craig Dobbin, Susan Patten, Paul Johnson, Angela Cantwell-Peters, and our Premier, the hon. Danny Williams.
And here's No. 19:
Mr. Speaker, we have never gotten our fair share of the Upper Churchill. I can tell you what, under the leadership of Premier Williams and this government, we plan on getting our fair share out of the Lower Churchill. ... We are sending the message loud and clear to the people of Quebec, to the Régie, to the Quebec government, to Hydro-Quebec that this Province, under the leadership of Premier Williams and this government, we are going to get our fair share from our resources in our homeland for the best benefit of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... You know, when we looked at the translation of the Régie decision, there were a couple of things there which were very glaring, and Premier Williams has already identified these, but I think it is important for the people of the Province so that they can hear them again.

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