Why are Labradorians so ungrateful? - Macleans.ca

Why are Labradorians so ungrateful?

Peter Penashue’s re-election campaign seems to be in trouble

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Despite his boast that he held up funding for elsewhere in the province for the benefit of Labrador and in spite of government assurances that he “delivered” for his riding, Peter Penashue seems to trail badly in Labrador.

Abacus Data gives the Liberal candidate, Yvonne Jones, a 43-point lead and those numbers roughly match Forum’s findings of two weeks ago.

Abacus: Yvonne Jones 63%, Peter Penashue 20%, Harry Borlase 17% Sample: 399
Forum: Yvonne Jones 57%, Harry Borlase 21%, Peter Penashue 20% Sample: 260

The samples are small and the riding is large and the population is remote, but Forum’s numbers held up pretty well in Calgary Centre last fall.

Meanwhile, the former Liberal MP in Labrador is, in his new capacity, is praising the NDP candidate.