“ Herb had an excellent knowledge of our province (Newfoundland)… We talked nearly every day, in person or by phone. Herb was very familiar with Ottawa, and had many contacts. He was always on the move all over the capital city region, finding out what people, high and low, were thinking. As a result, he was an unfailing source of information, opinion, and advice, especially on the Atlantic Accord ”
Excerpt from “Danny Williams – The War with Ottawa” (p. 221)
Excerpt from “The Broadcast – The story of CBC Radio’s Fisheries Broadcast” (p. 75-78)
“ The largest independent fish broker in the Atlantic Provinces, Herb Davis, now lives in a leafy suburb of Ottawa and starts his working days at three a.m. making calls to East Germany, Poland, Russia, and Finland....may establish the case that while Canada labours under economic disadvantages - weather; relative distance from major U.S. markets; a heavy load of social spending – those with brains can make it as readily here as anywhere else.”
Excerpt from “The 49th Paradox – Canada in North America” (p. 226)
“ St. John’s had a tradition of putting out brilliant television..... Producer-hosts like Jack Kellam and Herb Davis created regional programming of national quality. Canadians got a look at the real Newfoundland from those broadcasts; and Newfoundlanders were able to look in the mirror of CBC television and catch a genuine reflection, not some hideous stereotype concocted up along.".
Excerpt from “Saving the CBC: The path forward is finding the way back”
IPolitics, Oct. 31st, 2011