People are looking back a century to the start of the First World War so, on the political side, it’s interesting to take a trip back and see what things were like then.
The Prime Minister was a guy named Edward Patrick Morris. He was a lawyer, popularly known as Ned. By the time he got to the Prime Minister’s Office, in 1908, he’d been in the House the better part of 30 years and he served in cabinets under different premiers going back to the late 1880s. Morris’ predecessor – Sir Robert – had pretty much the same sort of background.
Compare that to recent Premiers in Newfoundland and Labrador.