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

Friday, September 10, 2010

Recent history, re-written for your reading pleasure

In his bit of boosterism for Atlantic Business Magazine, Ryan Cleary manages to be wrong and right at the same time:

Seven years after taking office, the Williams administration has two Labrador cabinet ministers (there were none in 2003; Patty Pottle holds the other portfolio of Aboriginal Affairs).
It is true that there were no cabinet ministers from Labrador in 2003... but only true for that portion of 2003 from November 6th to the end of the year. That was after Williams Administration justified His decision to leave John Hickey out of cabinet by arguing that "minute portions of the province can be left out."

"Minute" Labrador contains nearly three-quarters of the provincial landmass.

(Hickey would be brought into cabinet in the Summer Shuffle of July 2006.)

Prior to the 2003 election, and the change of government on November 6th, there had been, um, two provincial cabinet ministers from Labrador.


At 7:37 PM, September 10, 2010 , Blogger Ed Hollett said...

Hickey should give Cleary a job.


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