Loder accepts Joyce’s challenge, not his criticism

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Terry Loder, MHA for the district of Bay of Islands, will seek re-election next year.

By Cory Hurley

Star Staff Writer

CORNER BROOK  Terry Loder says the Bay of Islands district is reaping the benefits of “his way.”

The Bay of Islands Conservative member in the House of Assembly was criticized this week by former Liberal member Eddie Joyce for not standing up for issues in the district. Joyce said he will be seeking the Liberal nomination for next year’s election, and is expecting to regain his seat.

Meanwhile, Loder says he also plans to run again, and accepts the challenge of what would be the second straight campaign involving both men. However, what he doesn’t accept is the criticism.

“He has his approach for attacking things, and I got mine,” he said. “I think mine is obviously the better way, because you can see the results of it. We are getting major work done, and working great with the premier and all the department heads and ministers in St. John’s.”

Loder cited the millions of dollars in infrastructure work that has been put into towns up and down the north and south shores of the Bay of Islands. He also said there has been approximately $7.5 million put into the highway system — topping what he said was $2.5 million spent on roads between 2000-2007.

“I think (Joyce’s) is a loud or aggressive approach,” he said. “Looking back now, let’s just take transportation, what was invested in seven years when he was in government and so many years with us as PC government, we tripled the investment.

“Of course, these cuts across the road, they weren’t there in his time of political work. That was there 20 years before that, so nothing was done on the roads for years and years and years.”

His reaction to hearing Joyce would be seeking the nomination to run against him?

It is a democratic process, he said.

“I am looking forward to the next year, and I will keep working hard,” he said.

“We can’t take anything for granted. I will continue to work hard, as I have done for the last three years. We will see when the election comes.”

Loder said the positive working relationship between the four local MHAs — himself, Premier Danny Williams, Tom Marshall and Darryl Kelly — has led to many projects and initiatives throughout Corner Brook and the surrounding area.



Geographic location: Bay of Islands Conservative, Corner Brook

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  • victor hann
    November 01, 2010 - 13:32

    After reading all comments. not one gave a forward looking idea to promote the beauty, our north shore as to offer. it as nothing to do with two politicians. who win's or who lose[ note] Those are people [yes their poliitions holding office] [yes they are getting payed] and[ yes like yourselves they don't have any idea's or forward looking plans to offer in what direction your beautiful north shore should take. As a outsider, a visitor, a touist, you have the future for your north shore communities all around you. Get your heads to geather as one [VOICE] and build on what comes so natural: the most quaint, beautiful, prestine and senic spot on our Island.[note] The next time your leaving home heading east before cross the great humber. think about what they have just up the high-way [it's called the beautiful humber vally,: yes it's beautiful: but to us as visitors it just don't have the beautiful open viewing your communities have to offer.[note] Why don't your political heads: start by setting up a few look-out locations for viewing the beauty along the north shore. not like the one in beautiful[ COXE'S COVE] between two boulders. From[ LETS GET REAL] please do not use my name.

  • citizen
    October 30, 2010 - 10:41

    Politics what a joke! As if anyone in there will change anything...its just a free ride they want. funny the ride is always on a bumpy road...holes and patches... Might as well elect THE INVISABLE MAN . At least give us a young person with fresh new ideas and a little get up and go.. Someone with grit and desire to stand up and work with the people not only the elected government. Give us a break!

  • W McLean
    October 28, 2010 - 21:47

    So that's what Terry Loder looks like.

  • BOI Resident
    October 28, 2010 - 11:48

    Pavement for Votes? Interesting how much of the capital improvements previously approved are now Mr. Loder's "claim to fame". He's been absent from the district, snubbed many people / organizations, have done nothing when asked by his constituents and now says "he's done lots". Many beg to differ. Can Loder ride into office again on Danny's coat tails? I'm sure there will be a battle and it will be interesting this time around.

  • ted
    October 28, 2010 - 09:07

    the people on both sides of the bay thought terry was going to do everthing but they were wrong..eddie should still be there.that man did everthing for the people on both sides of the bay.he terry most be hideing because never seen him since he got in .eddie is the man we need in power.i wonder if the people kno what they are doing when they vote.get eddie back to get everthing back in order /he knows the ropes.

    • BOI Resident
      October 28, 2010 - 22:50

      Ted, as you've said, Eddie Joyce did more for the people than Terry Loder ever has. It's amazing when you still hear of people calling Eddie asking for help because Terry can't or refuses. It's a shame that people are subjected to that sort of behaviour. Does Eddie ever turn these people down? Not at all. He consistently steps up and helps these people. He is a person for the people. People voted Mr. Loder got exactly what they deserve - a politician who hides behind Danny Williams. The Bay of Islands deserves STRONG representation not some sheep that follows. Eddie, you for one have got my vote.

  • Another Bay of Islander
    October 28, 2010 - 01:05

    I have to agree with Bay of Islander, it's time to toss Mr. Loder in favour of the presumptive candidate for the NDP, Tony Adey. I've heard nothing from Mr. Loder during his time in office, either in the media or elsewhere. In truth, as a figure for the government he is vastly (and expectedly) overshadowed by Tom Marshall and the Premier himself in the region, Loder's own voice a whisper -- when his own constituent's concerns should be foremost and made known. As one of his constituents, I am displeased by the lack of visibility he has garnered in the area and furthermore am unimpressed by his record, both compared to all predecessors in the riding and compared to other MHAs within government. Thus, it's time for a fresh face and out of the three candidates mentioned, only one of those qualifies!

    • Time for a change
      October 28, 2010 - 21:48

      I agree with Another Bay of Islander - it is time for a fresh face in this district. Someone a bit younger with a new way of thinking. I hope that Mr. Loder doesn't get re-elected just because he rides on Danny's wave - he has done nothing for BOI area and when I watch the house of assembly (for the limited time that it is open, Mr. Loder looks like he is ready to fall asleep. It is time for someone new, youthful with new ideas on the table. I'm not voting for Mr. Loder or Mr. Joyce, I've never voted for the NDP in my life/ this will be my first. We all elected Joyce in the late 90's only for him to give up his position for Clybe Wells.. oh how wonderful that went - Eddie Abandoned us once and I bet ya he will again.

  • geeze
    October 27, 2010 - 18:58

    1,2,3, DUCK Terry!!! A lot of BS being sent your way but I am sure little Eddies buddies will be throwing lots of it for the next year. All the best!

  • dianne
    October 27, 2010 - 16:23


  • Joe Blow
    October 27, 2010 - 14:38

    Mark - Sorry the MHA for bay of islands didn't draft the charter of rights. Maybe roads without massive pot are important to some constituents. Seemed to be a big issue in the last election in this district, and improvements were made. Joyce had his time in office and was told by the electorate to move on. He clearly hasn't. The liberals should look to someone new, not old.

  • chief iron heart
    October 27, 2010 - 12:13

    when Eddie was in goverment we all knew he was there , this other guy where did he fall from all of a sudden space.

  • NorthShore Resident
    October 27, 2010 - 09:32

    It's good to see Terry taking Credit for the things that were already approved and past in the government before his time. Haven't heard nothing out of him since he's been in there, time to ship out I guess since you are not doing anything that people can see.

  • Mark
    October 27, 2010 - 07:14

    The true measure of any Newfoundland politician is the amount of new pavement he can pretend to have poured. Nothing changes.

    • Another Northshore Resident
      October 27, 2010 - 16:06

      Well said NORTHSHORE RESIDENT . Hopefully the voters won't be silly enough to put him in again. Whatever Eddie Joyce did or didn't do...He was ALWAYS there for the people.

  • Gappin
    October 27, 2010 - 06:47

    This is the first time I have ever seen Terry Loder. Where has he been hiding?

    • Bay of Islander
      October 27, 2010 - 07:52

      Wow. Terry Loder. Where did he come from? This is the absolute first time I have ever seen him... must be election time around the corner. I am saddened that this story does not include the NDP Candidate Tony Adey, who in my books, has been more vocal with issues in the Bay of Islands than Terry or Eddie. Just visit his Facebook Site. Terry Loder did nothing for the Bay of Islands, he can't even respond to inquiries from our town councils, the Liberal's? Yeah right.. they can't get along within their own party let alone govern the province. It's time for significant change.. time to get a fresh face with new ideas.