When consensus government works

In the photo above: swearing in MLAs of the 18th Assembly Most of us have probably had the experience of explaining consensus government to someone who is unfamiliar with it. The person doing the listening is bewildered. “Who chooses the premier? If executive council is a minority, how does anything get done?” And, most important, … Read more

More on Carillion and the Stanton P3 Situation

I’ve continued to question the Minister of Finance on the fall out from the takeover of the Stanton P3 maintenance contract by Fairfax Canada.   I got the briefing note below, which updates with the latest information. Also, I received a response to my written question on the “Impact of the Collapse of Carillion on Stanton … Read more

Update on Stanton Hospital Renewal – January 26, 2018

The GNWT met with BHP (Boreal Health Partnership: Clark, Bird, Carillon) today to get any additional updates.  From the GNWT’s perspective nothing has changed with the new filing by Carillion Canada (CC) for credit protection.  This filing could complicate things for BHP and the lenders but not for the GNWT.  BHP are still bound by … Read more

Update from GNWT Department of Finance on new Stanton hospital

STANTON TERRITORIAL HOSPITAL RENEWAL PROJECT CARILLION PLC LIQUIDATION ISSUE Carillion Plc, the UK-based parent company of Carillion Canada Inc. (or “Carillion Canada”), has entered into liquidation.  Carillion Canada is an equity investor and key partner in the consortium that is developing and operating Stanton Hospital. Key Messages Construction activities are not affected. The design and … Read more

Reflections on the Mid Term Review

According to British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, a week is a long time in politics. That makes the two years since the 18th Legislative Assembly was elected an eternity. During the campaign, accountability and transparency were much-discussed issues, and voters made good their desire for change by electing an unprecedented 11 new MLAs, including me. … Read more

My Response to the Open Letter on Downtown Issues

Here is my response to the open letter received regarding issues in the downtown:   RE: Open Letter on Downtown Issues Dear Mr. Seiler: Thank you for your letter of February 9, addressed to myself, other political leaders and media. As you point out in your letter, there have been repeated requests for action to … Read more