Reports and Commentaries August 4, 2020. Incoming premier Dr. Andrew Furey says ‘everything’ is on the table to cure N.L.’s disastrous debt – iPolitics September 28, 2020. A new Atlantic Loop faces some old obstacles – iPolitics November 9, 2020. An offshore sale flops and Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy takes a hit – iPolitics December 23, 2020. … More Reports and Commentaries


       In 2008 I enrolled in a PhD in the Department of Anthropology at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  After a 30-year career in journalism I was looking for an opportunity to pursue research interests in depth and without the demands of short-term deadlines.  An academic environment offered me that opportunity. Following the completion of … More Why?

Chapter 4 -Evolution of Cultutal Policy

  In 1967 John Perlin, the 32-year-old son of an upper class St. John’s family, was hired to manage the newly-built Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s.  He would later manage five other Arts and Culture Centres which were eventually built in the province.  As the province’s first Director of Cultural Affairs John Perlin … More Chapter 4 -Evolution of Cultutal Policy

Chapter 5 – Selling and Buying Newfoundland

In January, 2006 the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador launched a new tourism advertising campaign called Find Yourself or sometimes called Find Yourself Here.  During the 2011 Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador tourist industry association annual meeting the delegates gave the Minister of Tourism two standing ovations.  First, they applauded his announcement of a record number … More Chapter 5 – Selling and Buying Newfoundland