25 January 2013

Too amazing to believe #nlpoli

Every day in Newfoundland and Labrador, the news is like some kind of perpetual, live edition of Ripley’s Believe it or Not. 

Here’s a sample of what your humble e-scribbler learned on a sick day:

Why would a member of parliament visit his own riding?  Only in Newfoundland.  Or in this case Labrador.

A mayor wants people with money to come to his city and invest it!  The truth is really stranger than fiction.

Politics in Newfoundland and Labrador involves lots of patronage.  Freaky, man, even if the CBC online story doesn’t actually give any kind of back story to it.