Monday, December 8, 2014

Russell Crowe loves NL; why don't the Cons and Libs

I gave the following one-minute statement in the House of Commons on Monday, Dec. 8th.

Mr. Speaker,

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe had a short stopover in Gander, Newfoundland this past weekend.

Between the jigs and the reels, the laughs and digs with the likes of the two Allans — Hawco and Doyle — Russell Crowe let it be known to the Twitterverse what he thinks of my province.

Quote, “I love Newfoundland.”

I thought about that quote over the weekend, Mr. Speaker, and I have a question: why doesn’t this Conservative government love Newfoundland and Labrador?

You don’t see love in federal fisheries policy.

In fact, when it comes to northern shrimp, the Cons are punishing our communities.

And where’s the compensation for the EU trade deal?

Where’s that love, Mr. Speaker?

Where’s the love when it comes to search and rescue or Marine Atlantic?

And the Liberals, Mr. Speaker, they show up on our doorstep every now and then when they want something (a vote), all dickied up and promising this and that.

But they’ve never delivered in 65 years of Confederation — we’re tired of being their jilted lover.

We could sue them for breach of promise.

Where’s the love, Mr. Speaker? Where’s the love?

Right here, Mr. Speaker (pats heart), right here.

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