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Ed Hollett

About Ed Hollett

Ed Hollett is a public relations and public policy professional with more than 25 years experience in both the public and private sector. From 1989 to 1996, Ed served as special assistant to Premier Clyde Wells. He was a Canadian Army public affairs officer from 1994 to 2000. In the private sector, Ed has represented clients in the aerospace, fishing, agriculture and health sectors. Ed studied political science, history and policy development at Memorial University and as a civilian graduate student at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston. He is an experienced executive public relations coach and a commentator on public relations and public policy in the conventional media both for local and national outlets. From January 2005 to February 2017, Ed wrote The Sir Robert Bond Papers, the longest-running and most widely-read blog on politics and public policy in Newfoundland and Labrador. Readers voted SRBP the best political blog in Canada in 2010 and 2011.

NL budget continues risky strategy

By | April 11th, 2017|Commentary|

By ED HOLLETT (AIMS Senior Fellow) Troy Media, 11 April 2017 The Telegram, 17 April 2017   The budget strategy laid out by Newfoundland and Labrador in 2016 was simple: government would hold down program spending, allow for some increases in total spending from higher debt servicing costs, and let rising oil prices and other income [...]

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Use the budget to restore public confidence

By | April 4th, 2017|Commentary|

By ED HOLLETT (AIMS Senior Fellow) The Telegram, April 4, 2017 Paul Daly/The Canadian Press Based on their experience with tax increases last year, many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are looking to Thursday’s budget with some understandable worry.   This public anxiety is one of the reasons the provincial government should make a course correction. [...]

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Creditors will be chief audience for N.L. budget

By | March 13th, 2017|Commentary|

By ED HOLLETT (AIMS Senior Fellow) The Telegram, March 13, 2017 Troy Media, March 13, 2017 Battlefords News-Optimist, March 18, 2017 In setting its budget for 2017, Newfoundland and Labrador needs to correct a public finance crisis, ushered in by years of high spending and big drops in oil-based revenues. It is a critical time for the province’s [...]

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