In his column on Wednesday, the Telegram's Peter Jackson writes:
Furthermore, blurring the line between the ruling party and the government is not unique to this province. Just as the Harper Conservative brand has crept into core federal documents, this provincial administration has been rife with “Williams government,” “Dunderdale government” and similar partisan language.Criticism, if belated, of the "Williams Government" nonsense is always welcome — this corner beat that horse to death, and then beat the corpse — but, to her credit, Premier Dunderdale has quite conspicuously not adopted this particular personalissimo political "piece".
In truth, this is not the Dunderdale government. It is the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The majority party may hold executive power, but the House of Assembly belongs to the people, and all MHAs have the right and the duty to debate and discuss the government’s business within its walls.
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