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Liberals may win, but what about their plans?


Editor; With the results of last night's byelections sinking in, I think it's becoming more evident that the Liberal party is about to become the government in this province once again.

Still, before Liberals start proclaiming themselves government, they need to do a few things.

First, they need to tell us what they stand for. What are their plans for this province?

Newfoundland and Labrador has grown a lot over the past decade under the PC party. What do the Liberals have planned to help keep that growth going? How will they help with future resource development? What about job creation? What about helping people with disabilities? What are their plans to help bring our young people home or keep them here as the case may be? What about health care? Roadwork? 

There are so many unanswered questions the electorate should be asking.

Second, and maybe more important, are they change for the sake of change, as we've seen too often in this province, or are they change for the better?

Is life in this province going to magically get better the day after the Liberals take over?

We'll have to wait and see, but as someone who has lived in this province when the Liberals were in from 1989-2003 and since the PCs took over, I know that wanting the Liberals back in charge of this province may be a case of ‘careful what you wish for because you may get it’, and this old PC will take the record of the PC party from 2003-2014 over any other time in this province's history.

I mean, really, what's wrong with being the envy of the country, more people working here than ever before and unemployment rates down at 12 per cent – all of which have happened since the PCs took over.

Tony Ducey

Frenchman’s Cove

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