Monday, July 09, 2007

It’s raining money in Newfoundland (and Labrador too)

According to the CBC, when tallied-up Newfoundland and Labrador’s minister in the Harper government, Loyola Hearn, has been making spending announcements at the rate of $440,000 per hour.

Apparently Hearn made 44 separate project announcements over three days last week on everything from waterworks to tourism chalets, with a total bill of over $32 million. Nothing new about doling out the dollars, although Hearn’s stamina is impressive for a fellow of his age.

This line elicited some guffaws however:

He denied that the announcements were part of a campaign to turn around the federal Conservatives' sagging fortunes in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ok, well how are the polls there for Deceivin' Steven?

A Corporate Research Associates poll released in June found that only 17 per cent of voters in the province were satisfied with the federal Tories.

Ouch. But I’m sure the money storm is just a coincidence. And monkeys might fly…

And here’s another interesting story on how Canada’s newish government spends our money.

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