The Sir Robert Bond Papers
The real political division in society is between authoritarians and libertarians.
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Churchill Falls and Muskrat Falls - Background
23 January 2021
Find the new Bond Papers
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03 January 2021
Time for a change #nlpoli
We’ve moved. Starting Monday, you’ll find SRBP at edhollett.substack.com . It’s January, the start of a new year. And it’s also the 16...
30 December 2020
Top 15 of Year 15
This is the 15th year of Bond Papers. This Sunday marks the 16th anniversary and there's a big announcement coming. Check back. In the m...
28 December 2020
Mind the Gap #nlpoli
There is no shortage of gaps in politics in Newfoundland and Labrador. Regular readers will be familiar with the Credibility Gap. That’s...
21 December 2020
An evidence-based Alert system #nlpoli
Communication remains the single biggest chronic failure of the province’s COVID-19 response. As regular readers of these e-scribbles kn...
18 December 2020
All around in circles 2 #nlpoli
December 17 is an auspicious day in Muskrat Falls history. That was the date in 2012 when Kathy Dunderdale stood in front of a group of c...
07 December 2020
The Good Old Days #nlpoli
Danny Williams made the news last week. Williams was locked in a battle with St. John’s city hall over whether or not Williams could put a...
30 November 2020
Worry, fear, and the Zero Risk Bias #nlpoli
Accepting that life is all about risk is the first cognitive step. Mark Kingwell, On Risk (2020) T he reporter just wanted to confirm how m...
24 November 2020
Did Breen bungle federal bus cash offer? #nlpoli
The federal government offered the provincial government its share of about $19 billion in COVID aid delivered to provinces in July. There w...
23 November 2020
A pandemic of fear #nlpoli
In Newfoundland and Labrador, politicians and public health bureaucrats are dealing more with a pandemic of fear than of disease. It is one...
16 November 2020
Policy Pixelation #nlpoli
The members of the House of Assembly voted unanimously at the end of October to set up a committee to decide how to give everyone in the pr...
13 November 2020
Sod off, Norm Doyle #nlpoli
Ex-Harper fart catcher Norm Doyle Veteran Connie hack Norm Doyle has finally aged off the public tit, on which he spent too much of his adul...
10 November 2020
Bank of Canada ends provincial short-term debt backstop #nlpoli
The Bank of Canada will stop picking up provincial government debt effective 16 November, 2020, the Bank announced Monday. The move reflec...
09 November 2020
Paging Dr. Freud #nlpoli
Moya Greene, head of the Premier’s Economic Recovery Team, told municipal leaders last week that the provincial government spends almost $2....
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