19 June 2012

Shit the Premier says: dems da facts version #nlpoli

“When your first piece of information is wrong,” said Premier Kathy Dunderdale in the House of Assembly on Monday, “you can pretty much assume…that the rest of it is wrong as well.”

Truer words, Mr. Speaker, truer words.

In fact, the words are awfully familiar.

But anyway…

In her first reply to Lorraine Michael’s questions about Bill 29, Dunderdale said:
Newfoundland and Labrador was the first Province in this country to introduce legislation on access to information…
First piece of information out of her mouth.

Newfoundland and Labrador.

The first province to have access to information laws.

Yeah, well, no.

Both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick had freedom of information legislation before Newfoundland and Labrador. You can find a tidy summary of the key dates in access laws in the report of the federal Access to Information Review Task Force.

But you know, Kathy Dunderdale said it so well that it is fitting that we give her the last word on this as well.  She not only hoists herself with her own petard but she does it really, really well:
… all I can say to you…is wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong. …  When your first piece of information is wrong, you can pretty much assume … that the rest of it is wrong as well.
So what are the odds Glenda will retweet this post?

Yeah, didn’t think so.