Guess we know why Tommy moved...more media coverage! Not hard to figure why he was booted from Cabinet.
Posted: 10/31/2012 1:27:55 PM
Hats off to Tom :
Like MHA Osbourne all of us would like to know how it affects our bottom line. That is noticably absent from the mouth of our premier. It seems that ordinary folk are held in disdain with this premier & cronies. They pad their own bank accounts with our money yet a lot of us struggle to make ends meet. you, CHRIS & those like minded are what's wrong with this province.
Posted: 10/31/2012 11:37:01 AM
to "B" ..... If Tom Osbourne really thinks it matters what his constituents think, then he should stay in the PC party, and wait until the next election to make up his mind. If he ran as a NDP or Liberal in the last election, then he wouldn't evel have been elected. I'm sick of politicians who get elected by the people for whatever party they run for, and then decide to change stripes for whatever reason, and then say they will make up their minds where to run in the next election after talking to their constituents. How can he represent the people you elected him as a PC, but changes his mind just because he doesn't agree with everything his governemnt does. If every politition did this, governemnts would not be able to operate. That's why you have elections every 4 years, so people can have their say and change things if they don't like it.
Posted: 10/31/2012 11:29:06 AM
@ Chris, it certainly matters what his constituents think, and that is precisely why is he is no longer affiliated with the PC party. It's about time these elected officials remember who gave them their job and let me remind you all it was not the current or previous premier.
Posted: 10/31/2012 10:38:39 AM
If Danny Williams was there saying the same thing, Tom Osbourne would be in full support for it, let your personal feelings go by the way side and admit that this is the best option.
Posted: 10/31/2012 10:38:10 AM
Tom O could have won as an ally cat in the district of St. John's South, not because of the people of St. John's South but because of what he has done for the people of St. John's South. Tom O has always been a decent guy who tried and you know he tried. If this man runs as a Liberal, NDP or Independent PC he would have a better than average chance of winning.
To Chris, his opinion does matter as does yours if you provided one.
Posted: 10/31/2012 10:26:52 AM
Karl H :
I`d just like to know why it took Tom so long to figure out he would get more air time as an independent MHA . Is that`s the best question he can come up with other than to woo constituents for the next election . Now I will give it to him he knows the election game !
Posted: 10/31/2012 10:18:59 AM
Maybe he can get some awnsers.
Posted: 10/31/2012 10:16:59 AM
Keep up the good work Tom. Bill 29 will keep us in the dark until 2015 when Dunderdale falls.
Posted: 10/31/2012 10:01:06 AM
elected as a liberal, ndp or ind!
Posted: 10/31/2012 9:53:50 AM
This whole Muskrat Falls project has turned into trying to win politicial brownie points. Tom Osbournewants to know on behalf of his constituents what the final amount ratepayers will have to face. Lets face it, no-one knows for sure on a project of this size, what the final rate consumers will pay. Just from labour cost increases alone, will change the overall project. Again, we can't look at a project of this magnitude in the short term. It has to be looked at in the long term(30 + years). I would say when Churchill Falls project was first developed, that Hydro Quebec mad less than a $100 Million dollars a year. Now, Hydro Quebec are getting over 1 Billion dollars a year profit on the project. Even if you open a new restaurant, it takes over 5 years before you see a profit in most cases. This project will help the enviroment for years to come, and if we all don't pay a little extra for projects like this to help the enviroment, then we will pay twice as much with climate change, such as the destruction which just happened in NY and the eastern parts of the USA and Canada(which the project will be in the Billions of dollars). And we will pay, wether that in the form of higher insurance premiums, etc.
Posted: 10/31/2012 9:53:38 AM
Tom Osbourne is right. The people who need and pay for hydroelectricity should know how much they are going to pay at the end of the day. Government is only interested in how much of a return they can generate for investors and how much revenue they can generate for the treasury.
Posted: 10/31/2012 9:47:39 AM
Good for you Tom, I'm sure there's a lot of others thinking the same, where are they? Make us proud.
Posted: 10/31/2012 9:44:09 AM
"Osborne says there is no guarantee the costs won't continue to rise." Now there's a statement of the obvious. It's a mega project over several years. Sometimes I wonder why politicians bother to open their mouth.
Posted: 10/31/2012 9:24:37 AM
Looks like Tommy is looking to get back in the media again. What a joke! No wonder he only had one go in Cabinet...
Posted: 10/31/2012 9:16:15 AM
Party Hacks :
Wow, the PC Party hacks are at it on vocm again today. Don't worry Tom, those that don't work in confederation building are pleased with your decision. Keep up the good work.
Posted: 10/31/2012 9:07:33 AM
I think Mr. Osbourne knows now that he made the wrong decision, he is standing along, of course he has to disagree...but he knows the truth, unfair for him to mislead the people of the province....
Posted: 10/31/2012 9:02:40 AM
Positive Thinker :
Tom: You should have become a Liberal or an N D P in the first place. Then you would have a life time to complain.
Posted: 10/31/2012 8:58:59 AM
Oh!!!! He's Backkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.Sorry Tom you missed it Bud....They announced the amount yesterday.
Posted: 10/31/2012 8:55:02 AM
Now I know why he quit the Torys. The media will now go to him for a negative comment about the party he ran with and got elected. I wonder if he could have won as a Liberal?
Posted: 10/31/2012 8:26:45 AM
Dear Tom ,
It doesn't maater what u think anymore
Posted: 10/31/2012 7:51:18 AM
I did some calculations and Tom I think you should go with $7,528,425,962.89 and that's provided the one cent coin isn't discontinued
Posted: 10/31/2012 7:34:14 AM
At least one of them is asking a question for the people of the province.