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Five Furey failures that voters should think of when casting their vote
“The already lengthy list of disasters under his watch continues to grow and will only get longer if the Liberals win this election. The only way to put an end to Liberal incompetency and corruption i s by electing a PC government.”
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

(March 9, 2021) – PC Leader Ches Crosbie says Andrew Furey has already proven he does not need a blank cheque mandate to govern under a majority government.

Here are just some of the ways that Furey went wrong:

1. The Election Disaster: Furey called an election in the middle of winter before mass vaccination of the Newfoundland and Labrador population. He gambled with public health – COVID-19 called his bluff. He did not seek the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health on whether it was safe to hold the election from a public health point of view. He did not seek legislative changes to allow for a safe election and he ignored the legislature’s vote for an election in October. Furey failed to put Newfoundlanders’ and Labradorians’ health first.

2. The Greene Report Secret: Andrew Furey tried to get ahead of Moya Greene’s interim economic recovery report, which holds the roadmap for spending cuts and job losses that make up the Liberal plan. He does not trust the public with the truth, but once again COVID-19 interfered with his plans to conceal the report, which was due on February 28. Instead, Furey had Moya Greene offer hard-to-believe excuses for the report’s delay. Furey failed to tell the truth about his economic plan.

3. The American Healthcare Sellout: The Furey Liberals brought in Change Healthcare on an incentive contract that pays them millions of dollars to cut healthcare. Private American companies have no business deciding the future of your healthcare. Furey failed to consult with frontline workers on healthcare.

4. The Caucus Conundrum: Andrew Furey’s Justice Minister Andrew Parsons is under investigation by the RCMP, yet Furey wouldn’t suspend Parsons from Cabinet. Sherry Gambin-Walsh was removed from Cabinet while under RCMP investigation – Furey showed a double standard. When Perry Trimper repeatedly insulted his own constituents, Furey did not remove him from the Liberal caucus. Trimper had to leave the Liberals himself. Furey failed to lead his Caucus.

5. The Oil and Gas Abandonment: Andrew Furey continues to let the offshore oil and gas industry die on the vine. The $320 million of window dressing offered by the federal government saw money announced one day and layoffs come the very next. Furey failed to get Newfoundlanders and Labradorians back to work.

“Voters must ask themselves a simple question: Does Andrew Furey deserve a majority government? The answer is no,” says Crosbie.

“The already lengthy list of disasters under his watch continues to grow and will only get longer if the Liberals win this election. The only way to put an end to Liberal incompetency and corruption is by electing a PC government.”

 

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David Maher

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