to give students the options to get a post-secondary education.
I would create a public college system that gave an opportunity
to every student who was qualified to a post-secondary education.
I would eliminate for-profit post-secondary education as a
— NDP Leader Jack Harris (BA ’71) speaking
about funding the public education. Telegram on
"It’s good that government has gotten some legislation
on the books, but it’s very restrictive in that egg
and sperm donors and surrogates can only be reimbursed for
direct receipted costs."
— Dr. Terry O'Grady (B.Med.Sc.’83, MD
’85) commenting on problems with the new infertility
law. Telegram, March 9
Heather Bambrick (BA ’93) won a National Jazz Award
as vocalist of the year for her debut album It’s About
Time on an independent label. She beat out some highly established
artists in the same category including Molly Johnson and Diana
"If government feels the need to guarantee each processor’s
prosperity, why not have quotas on supermarkets, dry good
stores and taxi cabs, thus eliminating competition in these
sectors as well?"
— David Boyd (BA(ed)’74) writes about quotas
for fish plants in Letters to the Editor, Telegram,
The Newfoundland and Labrador Teacher’s Association
has announced that the honorary chairperson for Education
Week 2004 is Dr. Alice Collins (BA ’71, B.Ed. ’71),
dean of education at Memorial.
"The city should have a more independent planning department
headed by a city planner who should not be a regulator, but
a visionary who leads the planning process. A planning advisory
board of eminent citizens should be established to review
the vision on an ongoing basis."
— Alexander J. (Sandy) Gibbons (B.Ed.’71,
B.Phys.Ed.’71), architect and planner, writing to
recommend changes in the planning process for the City of
St. John’s. Telegram, Mar. 7
"I feel that keeping our youth at arm's-length, casting
them aside when they succumb to temptation, is only contributing
to our problems as a society."
— Winston Taylor (B.Ed.'85, BPE'85) criticizing
the “not-in-my-back-yard” syndrome that is plaguing
efforts to establish a rehabilitation centre for troubled
teens on the NorthEast Avalon. Telegram Feb. 28
Dean MacDonald (B.Comm.’81 (Hons.) has announced his resignation
as executive vice-president and chief operating Officer of Rogers
Cable. He will step down at the end of this month.
Researched and compiled by Debbie Connors.