Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Some day the sun will shine


"If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must employ methods never before attempted."
— Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), the first quote contained in former NL premier Brian Peckford's new memoir, Some Day the Sun Will Shine and Have Not Will be No more.

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A. Brian Peckford (A is for Alfred) — NL's third premier — was in Ottawa Wednesday (Sept. 19) to release his second book. (The Past and the Present, his first, was published in 1983.)

A small get-together was held in the office of NL Senator Norm Doyle, and New Democrats, Liberals and Conservatives all paid their respects, leaving with a $24 soft-cover copy.

Top 2 Peckford quotes from the book:

1) "As a people or society we have in this century 'sold out' to those who would develop our resources for themselves and others without providing a fair return to the owners of the resources — the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. We are on the threshold of having perhaps our last chance to 'make it' or 'break it.' I think I can help us make it."
— The quote was contained in a 1979 statement by Peckford, then-minister of Mines and Energy, in announcing his decision to run for leadership of the Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative Party.

2) "And while I must deal with today I must worry about tomorrow because I don't want it to be like yesterday."
— Premier Brian Peckford, Oct. 26th, 1982.

Peckford served as NL premier between 1979 and 1989.

The last line of the book is his e-mail address — brianpeckford@gmail.com

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