not wasting any time out there in the private sector. Memorial’s
own Wayne Thistle (B.Ed.’68; B.Sc.’68; MA ’71),
former vice-president (administration and finance), is the
newest Counsel at McInnes Cooper’s St. John’s
"For the 2000 tax year, the provincial tax rate was
62 per cent of the federal income tax, plus a six per cent
surtax which cold possibly be zero dollars. For the 2002 tax
year it has soared to 74 per cent of the federal tax."
— Hilda Murray (BA(Ed)’54; BA ’66;
MA ’72) in a letter to the editor praising the column
by Telegram editor Russell Wangersky on apparent increases
in provincial income tax. Telegram, May 14.
"[Russell] Wangersky’s comparison of provincial
tax payable as a percentage of federal tax is no longer valid.
The provincial and personal income tax is lower in 2001 and
2002 than in the two previous tax years. However due to aggressive
reductions in federal tax for 2001, on a proportionate basis,
the federal tax decreased more than the provincial tax. This
does not mean that provincial taxes have increased one penny."
— Joan Marie Aylward (BN ’82) minister
of finance and president of Treasury Board, in a letter
to the editor responding to a column in the Telegram
on apparent increases in provincial income tax. Telegram,
Fred Douglas (BA ’76; B.Ed.’76) was selected
by his peers as president of the Newfoundland and Labrador
Teachers’ Association for the term 2003/05 effective
"I had the agreement of all the provinces
during the patriation process in the early 1980s for shared
jurisdiction [of the fisheries resource offshore] and the
federal government said no. The approach is wrong. Grimes
should know this is not a Terms of Union issue. If this was
a serious proposition the province would have prepared a detailed
proposal and looked for allies."
— A. Brian Peckford, (BA(Ed)’66; LLD ’86),
former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, in a letter
to the editor on what he says is poor timing on the part
of Premier Roger Grimes to call for joint management just
a few months prior to a provincial election. Telegram,
Kathleen Murphy (D.Voc.Ed.’02) has received the 2003
St. John’s Board of Trade – Transportation Club
Transportation Person of the Year – Award of Excellence.
"I think we have one of if not the
strongest management teams in Canada. What we’re trying
to do is focus on a growth market while ensuring at the same
time that our core business is looked after. My main focus
as CEO is to grow the company, not operate the company."
— Brendan Paddick (B.Comm.’86; MBA ’94),
president of Persona Communications, responding to accusations
by shareholders that his proposed sale of Persona’s
Canadian Assets is a mistake. Telegram, June 13.
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